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Electricity driven Low Energy and Chemical input Technology foR Accelerated bioremediation

Descripción del proyecto

Tecnologías de biorremediación innovadoras

La biorremediación desempeña un papel fundamental en la eliminación de diferentes polutantes y mezclas en aguas residuales, aguas subterráneas, suelos y sedimentos contaminados. El equipo del proyecto ELECTRA, financiado con fondos europeos, desarrollará dos conjuntos innovadores de tecnologías pioneras de electromicrobiología para acelerar la eliminación de polutantes en aguas, sedimentos y suelos contaminados. El proyecto se basa en tecnologías ambientales que facilitan y mejorar la transferencia de electrones durante procesos de degradación microbiana. El primer conjunto emplea sistemas bioelectroquímicos que requieren poca energía y no necesitan adición química. El segundo conjunto emplea tecnologías electromicrobianas que no requieren energía y necesitan una adición química mínima. El proyecto es una iniciativa conjunta de investigación y desarrollo tecnológico entre la Unión Europea y China que se beneficia de las innovaciones recientes en biotecnología para el desarrollo de aplicaciones de biorremediación ambiental.

Objetivo

The ELECTRA project is a EU-China RTD joint initiative that will deliver 2 innovative sets of novel electromicrobiology based environmental biotechnologies, facilitating/improving electron transfer during microbial degradation processes. Our approach will accelerate the elimination of several classes of pollutants and mixtures thereof in contaminated wastewater, groundwater, sediment and soil. The first set of biotechnologies employs bioelectrochemical systems requiring low energy input and no chemical addition. The second set comprises biotechnologies, which necessitate no energy input and minimal chemical amendment using electromicrobial concepts. ELECTRA biotechnologies will build on recent groundbreaking advances in biotechnology to develop them for environmental bioremediation applications and test the 4 most advanced technologies during field trials under various environmentally relevant conditions in both Europe (4 sites with contaminated wastewater, groundwater, soil, and sediment) and China (4 sites: mirroring tests concept) to prove their efficiency and robustness. The ELECTRA project deliberately addresses the accelerated elimination of compounds representative of hydrocarbons and derivatives, emerging pollutants, metals and nutrients and mixtures thereof in environmentally relevant concentration as a wise and careful approach taking into account the real problem of contaminations by organic and inorganic pollutants as well as nutrients. ELECTRA is a consortium of European and Chinese partners for a 4-year project. The EC-funded consortium gathers 17 partners from 6 EU countries,1 Associated Country. 1 large Chinese company is part of the EC consortium without claiming any funding from the EC since NSFC finances only fundamental research and does not allow for the inclusion of companies as partners in NSFC projects. This company has a key/essential role in replicating field test experiments from European sites to Chinese sites. The NSFC-funded consortium is constituted by five research institutions acting as international partners.

Convocatoria de propuestas

H2020-NMBP-TR-IND-2018-2020

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Convocatoria de subcontratación

H2020-NMBP-BIO-CN-2018

Régimen de financiación

RIA - Research and Innovation action
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Coordinador

FACHHOCHSCHULE NORDWESTSCHWEIZ FHNW
Aportación neta de la UEn
€ 634 375,00
Dirección
Bahnhofstrasse 6
5210 Windisch
Suiza

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Región
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Nordwestschweiz Aargau
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Otras fuentes de financiación
€ 141 250,00

Participantes (22)