The aim of this proposal is the demonstration of environmentally integrated sustainable remediation and monitoring modules for olive mill waste to render process where all by-products are recycled and use of non-renewable energy sources is maintained at a minimum. The modules for implementation will be designed according to the production volume of the olive farmer. Specifically, the project aims to demonstrate remediation of olive mill waste water (OMWW) using solar powered photo catalytic degradation of polyphones with optional additional modules incorporating coronation and/or impregnated membranes. The OMWW will either be recycled for re-use in the production process or used as the energy source for nitrogen fixating bacteria for use as a bio fertiliser. The solid waste will be recycled for use either as fuel or granular activated carbon. A primary aim is the widespread dissemination of the remediation units and possible financial aid available for installation of these.
Funding SchemeEAW - Exploratory awards