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Scale-up of low-carbon footprint material recovery techniques in existing wastewater treatment plants

Objective

SMART-Plant will scale-up in real environment eco-innovative and energy-efficient solutions to renovate existing wastewater treatment plants and close the circular value chain by applying low-carbon techniques to recover materials that are otherwise lost. 7+2 pilot systems will be optimized fore > 2 years in real environment in 5 municipal water treatment plants, inclunding also 2 post-processing facilities. The systems will be authomatisedwith the aim of optimizing wastewater treatment, resource recovery, energy-efficiency and reduction of greenhouse emissions. A comprehensive SMART portfolio comprising biopolymers, cellulose, fertilizersand intermediates will be recoveredand processed up to the final commercializable end-products. The integration of resource recovery assets to system-wide asset management programs will be evaluated in each site following the resource recovery paradigm for the wastewater treatment plant of the future, enabled through SMART-Plant solutions. The project will prove the feasibility of circular management of urban wastewater and environmental sustainability of the systems, to be demonstrated through Life Cycle Assessment and Life Cycle Costing approaches to prove the global benefit of the scaled-up water solutions. Dynamic modeling and superstructure framework for decision support will be developed and validated to identify the optimum SMART-Plant system integration options for recovered resources and technologies.Global market deployment will be achieved as right fit solution for water utilities and relevant industrial stakeholders, considering the strategic implications of the resource recovery paradigm in case of both public and private water management. New public-private partnership models will be explored connecting the water sector to the chemical industry and its downstream segments such asthe contruction and agricultural sector, thus generating new opportunities for funding, as well as potential public-private competition.

Call for proposal

H2020-WATER-2015-two-stage
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITA POLITECNICA DELLE MARCHE
Address
Piazza Roma 22
60121 Ancona
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 663 245

Participants (28)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 142 500
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 666 066,25
Address
Kingston Lane
UB8 3PH Uxbridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 467 375
Address
College Road
MK43 0AL Cranfield - Bedfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 459 455
Address
Calle Campus Universitario Sn Cerdanyola V
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACIO UNIVERSITARIA BALMES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 331 160
Address
Carrer Perot Rocaguinarda 17
08500 Vic Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 306 875
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KWB KOMPENTENTZZENTRUM WASSER BERLIN GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 291 282,50
Address
Cicerostrasse 24
10709 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
BIOTREND-INOVACAO E ENGENHARIA EM BIOTECNOLOGIA SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 223 475
Address
Biocant Park Nucleo 4 Lote 2
3060-197 Cantanhede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOCAMEX SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 56 000
Address
Cl Cobalto Parcela 213 Poligono Industrial San Cristobal
47012 Valladolid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BYK ADDITIVES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 76 685
Address
Moorfield Road
WA8 3AA Widnes Cheshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
POZZATO PIERPAOLO

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Via Dante 46/8
36031 Dueville
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGROBICS LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 415 296,88
Address
The Galilee Society Building St 79 (Haifa Nazareth St)
20200 Shefa Amr
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SALSNES FILTER AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 291 506,25
Address
Verftsgt 11
7801 Namsos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUTO DE BIOLOGIA EXPERIMENTAL E TECNOLOGICA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 314 790
Address
Avenida Da Republica Quinta Do Marques
2781-901 Oeiras
Activity type
Research Organisations
ETAIREIA YDREYSEOS KAI APOCHETEFSEOS PROTEYOYSIS ANONIMI ETAIREIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 129 500
Address
Oropou - Galatsi 156
11146 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALTO TREVIGIANO SERVIZI SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 315 313,25
Address
Via Schiavonesca Priula 86
31044 Montebelluna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MEKOROT WATER COMPANY LIMITED
Israel
EU contribution
€ 153 125
Address
Lincoln Street 9
61201 Tel Aviv
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Aigues de Manresa, S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 134 443,75
Address
Plana De L'om, 6
08241 Manresa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CIRTEC BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 473 830
Address
Nijverheidsweg 10
1442 LD Purmerend
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EXECON PARTNERS GMBH

Participation ended

Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rathausstrasse 14
6340 Baar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SEVERN TRENT WATER LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 64 050
Address
Severn Trent Centre 2 St Johns Street
CV1 2LZ Coventry
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AKTOR TECHNICAL AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 187 250
Address
Ermou Odos 25
14564 Kifisia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VANNPLASTIC LTD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Abenbury Way Unit 13 Wrexham 3
LL13 9UZ Wrexham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WELLNESS TELECOM SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 170 012,50
Address
Calle Gregor J. Mendel 6 Planta 1 Edificio Da Vinc
41092 Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INNOEXC GMBH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Bellerivestrasse 11
8008 Zurich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SCAE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 287 183,64
Address
Via Mattei 7/B
36031 Dueville Vi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SPECIALIST BUILDING PRODUCTS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 356 125
Address
Unit 1B Stratford Court Cranmore Boulevard
B90 4QT Solihull
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI VERONA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 559 755
Address
Via Dell Artigliere 8
37129 Verona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments