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Bioprocessing of sewage sludge for safe recycling on agricultural land

Objective

Modern society is producing large amounts of sewage sludge from wastewater treatment plants. Disposal routes are primary incineration, land filling and recycling on agricultural land. The last option is very appealing environmentally and socio-economically. However, minor concentrations of potential toxic organic compounds (xenobiotics) are found in sewage sludge. This is a special public concern as these toxic compounds may have a potential for toxicity or carcinogen sis. We will develop sustainable methods for bioprocessing sewage sludge for reducing the content of xenophobic compounds and make eco- and plant-toxicological and socio-economic evaluation of sewage sludge recycling. BIOWASTE is expected to suggest economically feasible and technological reliable bio processing solutions for constituting safe sewage sludge recycling on agricultural soil.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK
Address
Building 115 Bygningstorvet
2800 Lyngby
Denmark

Participants (4)

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE
France
Address
Place Pierre Viala 2
34060 Montpellier
RANDA GROUP SA
Spain
Address
Calle Cardenal Vives I Tutó 41
08034 Barcelona
RECHERCHE INNOVATION ET TRANSFERT DE TECHNOLOGIES POUR LES MATIÈRES FERTILISANTES ORGANIQUES
France
Address
Rue De La Station 30
38700 Aspach Le Bas
University of Patras
Greece
Address
Caratheodory St. 1
26500 Patras