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Circular Processing of Seawater Brines from Saltworks for Recovery of Valuable Raw Materials

Project description

Innovative recovery of minerals from seawater brines

The ancient process of saltworks involves the natural evaporation and fractionated crystallisation of seawater. This process also produces a by-product of brine that is free of calcium and includes some crucial elements at 20 to 40 times more concentrated levels than seawater does. The EU-funded SEArcularMINE project will take the brine to develop and integrate three innovative technologies within a circular procedure that will target magnesium, lithium and other trace elements belonging to the alkaline/alkaline Earth metals or transition/post-transition metals group. These innovative technologies will be based on three different processes: reactive crystallisation, selective membrane separation, and selective sorption/desorption. By adopting a multidisciplinary method, the project will improve knowledge of the processes needed to recover minerals from brines and seawater.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2018-2019-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SC5-2019-2

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PALERMO
Net EU contribution
€ 1 217 500,00
Address
Piazza Marina 61
90133 Palermo
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (12)

INSTITUTO DE BIOLOGIA EXPERIMENTAL E TECNOLOGICA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 636 750,00
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Avenida Da Republica Quinta Do Marques
2781-901 Oeiras
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 797 761,25
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ECOLE NATIONALE D'INGENIEURS DE GABES
Tunisia
Net EU contribution
€ 236 750,00
Address
Omar Ibn El Khattab
6029 Zrig Gabes
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SUEZ GROUPE

Participation ended

France
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
16 Place De L'iris Tour Cb21
92040 Paris La Defense Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
RESOURSEAS S.R.L.
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 661 000,00
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Edificio 16, Viale Delle Scienze (Arca)
90128 Palermo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EKODENGE MUHENDISLIK MIMARLIK DANISMANLIK TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI
Turkey
Net EU contribution
€ 193 250,00
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Hacettepe Universitesi Teknokenti 1Nolu Ar Ge Binasi Oda 18 Beytepe
06800 Cankaya Ankara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ERINN INNOVATION LIMITED
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 465 875,00
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Olympic House Pleasants Street
D08H67X Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
 
SOSALT SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 232 875,00
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Zona Industriale Ronciglio Snc
91100 Trapani
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 802 505,00
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 180 500,00
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 67 500,00
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
SUEZ INTERNATIONAL
France
Net EU contribution
€ 341 750,00
Address
Tour Cb 21 16 Place De L'iris
92040 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine