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Demonstration of innovative solutions for
Reuse of water, Recovery of valuables and Resource efficiency in urban wastewater treatment

Objective

Reuse of water, Recovery of valuables and Resource efficiency in urban wastewater treatment
The main objective of the project is to demonstrate solutions that support the transition from a treatment plant for urban wastewater to a production unit of different valuables.
So far waste water treatment plants are usually regarded as facilities to avoid emissions from wastewater. Current research and development shows that these plants can be converted and upgraded into production units to provide energy, nutrients, water for re-use and possibly other valuables. This is achieved by improved resource efficiency in the plant as well as new technologies and business models that allow the re-use of resources from the incoming water.
The 3 main objectives for the project are:
• Demonstrate new technologies and solutions for increased resource efficiency in existing UWWTP performance thanks to innovative monitoring, advanced control strategies and management measures
• Demonstrate innovative wastewater technologies that enable reuse of water, recovery of valuables such as nutrients
• Facilitate market uptake for the demonstrated solutions for the European and global market by demonstrating solutions in different geographical context and reaching relevant stakeholders.

The project will develop the following concepts for a number of important aspects to facilitate the transition to a production unit:
• Resource and climate efficient treatment, thanks to:
• Facilitating water re-use (e.g. monitoring)
• Recycling of nutrients (and other valuables)
Within the field of these topics, new and innovative technologies will be tested and demonstrated. For demonstration, 3 sites are involved in Belgium, Spain, and Sweden
Results are disseminated to different stakeholder groups including Water treatment works, water authorities including international outreach e.g. to China.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2013-WATER-INNO-DEMO
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

IVL SVENSKA MILJOEINSTITUTET AB
Address
Po Box 21060
100 31 Stockholm
Sweden
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 355 739,15
Administrative Contact
Uwe Fortkamp (Mr.)

Participants (13)

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Participation ended

Finland
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anne Hätelä (Mrs.)
ADASA SISTEMAS, S.A.U.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 364 420
Address
Calle Ignasi Iglesias 217
08820 El Prat De Llobregat
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sergio De Campos (Mr.)
DECHEMA GESELLSCHAFT FUER CHEMISCHE TECHNIK UND BIOTECHNOLOGIE E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 425 387
Address
Theodor Heuss Allee 25
60486 Frankfurt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Thomas Track (Dr.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 419 168
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anne Hätelä (Mrs.)
AQUAFIN NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 226 245
Address
Dijkstraat 8
2630 Aartselaar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marjoleine Weemaes (Dr.)
AQUA-Q AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 539 059
Address
Vidjavagen 53
123 52 Farsta
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sudhir Chowdhury (Mr.)
FUNDACIO INSTITUT CATALA DE RECERCA DE L'AIGUA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 272 800
Address
Calle Emili Grahit Edifici H20 101
17003 Girona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jaume Alemany (Dr.)
Tecnologias y equipos para el medio ambiente S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 267 830
Address
Plaza Cataluña, 4
08810 Sant Pere De Ribes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carmelo Llorente (Mr.)
PERLEMAX LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 411 919
Address
Leavygreave Road, The Sheffield Bioincubator 40
S3 7RD Sheffield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Graeme Hitchen (Mr.)
HTCYCLE AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 558 499,85
Address
Libnower Landstr. 1
17390 Murchin Ot Relzow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gilbert Anderer (Dr.)
PREDIKTOR AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 328 400
Address
Habornveien 48 B
1630 Gamle Fredrikstad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Steinar Sælid (Mr.)
EKOLITE OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 93 172,28
Address
Sampsankatu 4B
20520 Turku
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bob Talling (Mr.)
RENOTECH OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 20 227,72
Address
Sampsankatu 4 B
20520 Turku
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bob Talling (Mr.)