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Intelligent control of swimming pool disinfection with reduction and treatment of harmful by- products

Objective

The 4 SME Participants in the INTELLIPOOL project – ULTRAAQUA, VES, Electrocell and Swan aim to develop technology solutions to eliminate the severe adverse health effects caused by chlorinated disinfection by-products (DBP) in recreational bathing water facilities and simultaneously save energy, chemicals and water associated with pool water sanitation. We will create a toolbox of analytical/design methods and novel treatment systems including an innovative intelligence driven sanitation control system based on a dynamic model tailorable to each installation. To achieve our objective we will develop knowledge with of the kinetics of, disinfection microbiology, DBP formation chemistry, and construct a flexible hydrodynamics modeling method of pools with these kinetics embedded. This knowledge will be translated into a radically improved treatment concept responding dynamically via optimized real-time control systems and treatment process interfaces. It will use a novel photocatalytic reactor integrated into energy recovery air conditioning to destroy airborne DBP’s and a combination of on-site chlorine electrolysis, energy-efficient filtration, UV technology, air stripping, smart sensors and control technology to reduce water borne DBP’s. This represents a paradigm shift compared to current chemical and energy intensive practices and targets markets worth in excess of €100 million (2010) in the EU, €4.3Bn in US and €12.6 Bn in Middle East
Whilst the SMEs form a complete supply chain for the manufacturing and commercialization of the INTELLIPOOL concept we have neither the facilities nor the resources to undertake the R&D. The R4SMEs funding provides a vehicle for outsourcing the complex R&D to 4 RTO’s – DHI, University of Heidelberg, Leitat and BHRVP. The foreground intellectual property generated will be owned and exploited by the SMEs who will benefit from sales and licensing of IPR, generating >€40 million in revenue over a 5-years.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2013
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Coordinator

ULTRAAQUA AS
Address
Niels Jernes Vej 2-4
9220 Aalborg
Denmark
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 621 484,30
Administrative Contact
Ole Gronborg (Mr.)

Participants (9)

ELECTROCELL EUROPE AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 369 760,25
Address
Vennelystvej 1
6880 Tarm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carl Henrik Christiansen (Mr.)
VES ANDOVER LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 468 053,55
Address
Eagle Close Chandlers Fond
SO53 4NF Southampton Hampshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kevin Feeney (Mr.)
DHI
Denmark
Address
Agern Alle 5
2970 Hoersholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gert Holm Kristensen (Mr.)
SWAN ANALYTISCHE INSTRUMENTE AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 303 158,50
Address
Studbachstrasse 13
8340 Hinwil
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eric Chan (Mr.)
UNIVERSITATSKLINIKUM HEIDELBERG
Germany
Address
Im Neuenheimer Feld 672
69120 Heidelberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thorsten Brietz (Mr.)
VIRTUALPIE LTD
United Kingdom
Address
The Fluid Engineering Centre
MK43 0AJ Cranfield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Butcher (Mr.)
STADT MANNHEIM

Participation ended

Germany
Address
Rathaus E 5
68159 Mannheim
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andre Leneke (Mr.)
ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION
Spain
Address
Carrer De La Innovacio 2
08225 Terrassa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dirk Saseta (Mr.)
DEUTSCHE GESELLSCHAFT FUR DAS BADEWESEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 13 025
Address
Haumannplatz 4
45130 Essen
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Michael Weilandt (Mr.)