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ECO-FRIENDLY CERAMIC MEMBRANE BIOREACTOR (MBR) BASED ON RECYCLED AGRICULTURAL AND INDUSTRIAL WASTES FOR WASTE WATER REUSE

Objective

The main objectives of the REMEB project are the implementation and validation of a low-cost ceramic membrane bioreactor (MBR) in a Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP), the study of the impact and replication of the technology for the reuse of the water in regions with water scarcity and the industrial sector, and finally, the definition of a proper business plan to start the commercialization of the technology, once the project will be finished.
The low cost recycled ceramic membranes of the project are based on residues obtained in agricultural and industrial processes (sub-products), such as olive oil solid wastes, marble working wastes and chamotte from fired scrap, in addition to the typical raw materials used in the ceramic tile industry. The project aims to achieve several specific objectives: valorization of wastes from different agricultural or industrial processes, manufacturing of an innovative product using recycled materials, validation of a new MBR with a lower initial and running costs by using low cost ceramic membranes and comparison between REMEB MBR and the MBR in operation in the WWTP selected for the validation.
Replication of both, manufacturing and validation tasks, is assured by repeating the processes in the facilities of some participants. Manufacturing membrane replicability will be performed in Turkey and Italy. The replication study of the MBR implementation in the urban and industrial wastewater sector will be performed in Colombia and nearby countries, Cyprus and nearby countries and Europe. Furthermore, evaluation of the environmental impact of product and process will be carried out by the method of LCA. Finally, a marketing and dissemination plan of the technology will be done by the entire consortium.
It is expected that this technology would be implemented massively, principally due to the low cost of REMEB MBR (3.5 times lower than a MBR of organic membranes and 2.5 times lower than a ceramic MBR).

Call for proposal

H2020-WATER-2014-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

SOCIEDAD DE FOMENTO AGRICOLA CASTELLONENSE, S.A.
Address
Cl Mayor 82-84 Complejo San Agustin
12001 Castellon
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 349 731,38

Participants (11)

ATLANTIS PERIVALLON KAI KAINOTOMIA LIMITED
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 85 548,75
Address
Ioanni Grypari 2 Trust House 1St Floor Office 104
1090 Nicosia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAT JAUME I DE CASTELLON
Spain
EU contribution
€ 280 420
Address
Avenida Vicent Sos Baynat S/n
12006 Castellon De La Plana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SERAMIK ARASTIRMA MERKEZI AS
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 92 023,75
Address
Anadolu Universitesi Yunusemre Kampusu Etgb Anadolu Technoloji Parki 107-103
26480 Tepebasi Eskisehir
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INVESTIGACION Y PROYECTOS MEDIO AMBIENTE SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 56 831,25
Address
Cmno La Ralla 46 Castello Pl
12005 Castello De La Plana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BIOWATER TECHNOLOGY AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 299 950
Address
Rambergveien 5
3119 Tonsberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CAMARA OFICIAL DE COMERCIO, INDUSTRIA Y NAVEGACION DE CASTELLON

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Avenida Hermanos Bou 79
12003 Castellón
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD ANTONIO NARINO
Colombia
EU contribution
€ 81 768,75
Address
Calle 58 A 37 94
Bogota
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ENTIDAD REGIONAL DE SANEAMIENTO Y DEPURACION DE AGUAS RESIDUALES DE LA REGION DE MURCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 73 775
Address
Plaza Juan Xxiii Edificio C 1A Planta Consejeria De Agricultura Y Agua
30008 Murcia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
CONSORZIO UNIVERSITARIO PER LA GESTIONE DEL CENTRO DI RICERCA E SPERIMENTAZIONE PER L'INDUSTRIA CERAMICA - CENTRO CERAMICO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 153 100
Address
Via Martelli 26
40138 Bologna
Activity type
Research Organisations
IMECA PROCESS
France
EU contribution
€ 263 375
Address
12 Rue Du Sauvignon Zae Les Tanes Basses
34800 Clermont-l'herault
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSEJO DE CAMARAS OFICIALES DE COMERCIO, INDUSTRIA Y NAVIGACION DE LA COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 133 330
Address
Plaza Alfonso El Magnanimo 12
46003 Valencia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)