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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

Descripción del proyecto

Conceptos innovadores de recuperación de recursos a partir de salmuera

Las industrias de transformación generan cantidades considerables de efluentes salinos, conocidos comúnmente como «salmueras». Según el concepto de economía circular, es esencial tratar esta salmuera con procesos de tratamiento de aguas residuales a fin de recuperar recursos valiosos. En el proyecto ZERO BRINE, financiado con fondos europeos, se pretende desarrollar los conceptos, soluciones tecnológicas y modelos de negocio necesarios para transformar las cadenas de valor y suministro de minerales (incluido el magnesio) y agua, al tiempo que se recuperan valiosos compuestos orgánicos de la salmuera. Para alcanzar estos objetivos, el equipo del proyecto integrará diversas tecnologías existentes e innovadoras, lo que permitirá recuperar productos finales de alta calidad, pureza suficiente y considerable valor de mercado a partir del tratamiento de aguas residuales salobres. En este contexto, se llevará a cabo una demostración en el clúster Energy Port and Petrochemical del puerto de Róterdam.

Objetivo

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.

Convocatoria de propuestas

H2020-IND-CE-2016-17

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Convocatoria de subcontratación

H2020-CIRC-2016TwoStage

Régimen de financiación

IA - Innovation action
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Coordinador

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Aportación neta de la UEn
€ 2 651 651,36
Dirección
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Países Bajos

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Región
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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