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Joint PhD Laboratory for New Materials and Inventive Water Treatment Technologies. Harnessing resources effectively through innovation

Objective

Future challenges, including climate change and the resulting unpredictability of precipitation patterns and temporal or permanent water scarcity, generate a high diversity of demands on water treatment technologies obliging them to be able to cater towards a variety of source and target water qualities across multiple scales, depending on application. It is evident that this will generate a market pull towards the development of new water treatment technologies, employing new materials or improving the integration of existing technologies. However, the integration of research and innovation within the water sector needs to be supported by education of a new generation of interdisciplinary trained wastewater professionals able to face future challenges and implement wastewater-related directives in practice. The primary objective of NOWELTIES is to organize a platform (European Joint Doctorate) that will provide cutting edge training opportunities for the education of tomorrow`s water treatment experts. The core activity is the research programme (composed of 14 individual research projects) aimed at development of inventive water treatment technologies (advanced biological treatments, inovative oxidation processes, hybrid systems) that allow catering for the varied treatment demands for a plethora of interconnected streams arising from recycling loops. These technologies will be able to control contamination by organic micropollutants (OMPs) and improve recovery of water across a diversity of scales enabling a smart combination of decentralized and centralised approaches. Besides a holistic training in the field of wastewater treatment dealing with state-of-the-art technologies, experimental techniques and knowledge management methodologies, NOWELTIES will provide a unique training approach to learning complex complementary skills leading to independent and critical thinking which seeks for originality and innovation.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-EJD - European Joint Doctorates

Coordinator

FUNDACIO INSTITUT CATALA DE RECERCA DE L'AIGUA
Address
Calle Emili Grahit Edifici H20 101
17003 Girona
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 752 714,64

Participants (8)

UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 501 809,76
Address
Colexio De San Xerome Praza Do Obradoiro S/n
15782 Santiago De Compostela
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 505 576,80
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU FAKULTET KEMIJSKOG INZENJERSTVA I TEHNOLOGIJE
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 474 734,16
Address
Marulicev Trg 19
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU, FAKULTET STROJARSTVA I BRODOGRADNJE
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 237 367,08
Address
Ivana Lucica 5
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FACULTY OF TECHNOLOGY AND METALLURGY UNIVERSITY OF BELGRADE
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 217 825,56
Address
Karnegijeva 4
11120 Belgrade
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT ZA FIZIKU
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 217 825,56
Address
Pregrevica 118
11080 Beograd
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FERRARA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 261 499,68
Address
Via Ariosto 35
44121 Ferrara
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (6)

COMPREHENSIVE WATER TECHNOLOGY DOOZA USLUGE
Croatia
Address
Marulicev Trg 19
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FCC AQUALIA SA
Spain
Address
Calle Federico Salmon 13
28016 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION CENTRO GALLEGO DE INVESTIGACIONES DEL AGUA
Spain
Address
Rua Campus Vida Edif Emprendia Sn
15706 Santiago De Compostela
Activity type
Research Organisations
HERA SPA
Italy
Address
Viale Berti Pichat 2/4
40127 Bologna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FACHHOCHSCHULE NORDWESTSCHWEIZ
Switzerland
Address
Bahnhofstrasse 6
5210 Windisch
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT DE GIRONA
Spain
Address
Placa Sant Domenec 3
17004 Girona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments