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Re-designing the value and supply chain of water and minerals: a circular economy approach for the recovery of resources from saline impaired effluent (brine) generated by process industries

Objective

This project aims to facilitate the implementation of the Circular Economy package and the SPIRE Roadmap in various process industries by developing the necessary concepts, technological solutions and business models to re-design the value and supply chains of minerals (including magnesium) and water, while dealing with present organic compounds in a way that allows their subsequent recovery.

This is achieved by demonstrating new configurations to recover these resources from saline impaired effluents (brines) generated by process industry, while eliminating wastewater discharge and minimising environmental impact of industrial operations through brines (ZERO BRINE). The project will bring together and integrate several existing and innovative technologies aiming to recover end-products of high quality and sufficient purity with good market value. It will be carried out by large Process Industries, SMEs with disruptive technologies and a Brine Consortium of technology suppliers across EU, while world-class research centres ensure strong scientific capacity and inter-disciplinary coordination to account for social, economic and environmental considerations, including LCA.

A large scale demonstration will be developed in the Energy Port and Petrochemical cluster of Rotterdam Port, involving local large industries. Two demo plants will be able to treat part of the brine effluents generated by one process industry (EVIDES), while the waste heat will be sourced by neighbouring factories. The quality of the recovered end-products will be aimed to meet local market specifications. The involvement of representatives covering the whole supply chain will provide an excellent opportunity to showcase Circular Economy in Rotterdam Port, at large scale. Finally, three large-scale pilot plants will be developed in other process industries, providing the potential for immediate replication and uptake of the project results after its successful completion.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/organic chemistry

Call for proposal

H2020-CIRC-2016TwoStage
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 547 651,55

Participants (21)

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 1 161 562,50
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACIO EURECAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 689 750
Address
Avenida Universitat Autonoma 23
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles (Barcelona)
Activity type
Research Organisations
WITTEVEEN+BOS RAADGEVENDE INGENIEURS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 63 743,75
Address
Leeuwenbrug 8
7411 TJ Deventer
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PALERMO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 493 750
Address
Piazza Marina 61
90133 Palermo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POLITECHNIKA SLASKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 563 250
Address
Ul. Akademicka 2A
44-100 Gliwice
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SOCIEDAD DE FOMENTO AGRICOLA CASTELLONENSE, S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 111 212,50
Address
Cl Mayor 82-84 Complejo San Agustin
12001 Castellon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SEALEAU BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 601 999,83
Address
Rotterdamseweg 183 C
2629 HD Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WATER EUROPE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 118 906,25
Address
Boulevard A. Reyers 80
1030 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
REVOLVE MEDIA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 336 000
Address
Rue D Arlon 63-67
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 85 705
Address
King's College Regent Walk
AB24 3FX Aberdeen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LENNTECH BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 328 100,50
Address
Distributieweg 3
2645 EG Delfgauw
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IVL SVENSKA MILJOEINSTITUTET AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 376 715
Address
Po Box 21060
100 31 Stockholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECNICA Y PROYECTOS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 351 110,14
Address
Calle Gomera 9
28703 San Sebastian De Los Reyes Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INDUSTRIAS QUIMICAS DEL EBRO SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 255 937,50
Address
Poligono Malpica Calle D 97
50016 Zaragoza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EVIDES INDUSTRIEWATER BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 323 063,93
Address
Schaardijk Ingang B 150
3063 NH Rotterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TURKIYE BILIMSEL VE TEKNOLOJIK ARASTIRMA KURUMU
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 599 900
Address
Ataturk Bulvari 221
06100 Ankara
Activity type
Research Organisations
HUNTSMAN (EUROPE) BVBA

Participation ended

Belgium
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Everslaan 45
3078 Everberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 514 112,10
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROPIREN BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 24 412,50
Address
Marconistraat 16 - 18E Verdieping
3029 AK Rotterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARVIA TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 138 451,06
Address
The Heath Business And Technical Park
WA7 4EB Runcorn Cheshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STICHTING S-ISPT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 306 875
Address
Groen Van Prinstererlaan 37
3818 JN Amersfoort
Activity type
Other