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WAstewater Treatment using Efficient Reactors integrated with Advanced Catalytic Technology

Project description

Wastewater treatment with micropollutants' elimination

Wastewater treatment is crucial to ensure public health and environmental protection. While urban wastewater treatment in Europe has improved over the years, current technologies cannot effectively remove micropollutants. The EU-funded WATERACT project will develop novel wastewater treatment reactors capable of destroying over 90 % of a wide variety of toxic micropollutants from wastewater effluents, including the highly persistent compounds that are resistant to existing treatments. The project’s approach is efficient, uses clean energy sources, and imposes a low carbon footprint. It provides modular reactors of varying sizes. The smallest will be used for decentralised cleaning and the larger ones for centralised cleaning at pharmaceutical companies and wastewater treatment plants.

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Tannenstrasse 3 Cla H3
8092 Zurich

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 2 042 000