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A Novel and combined domestic grey water treatment and heat recovery system suitable for cost effective installation in 90% of European households

Objective

AquaConserver concept addresses the twin problems of energy and water conservation faced by all citizens of the EU27 and offer us, as Europe’s leading SME Plumber, equipment suppliers and consulting Associations, at this specific time, an opportunity to bring a new demand-led, offering to our customers, requiring high levels of expertise and training to install correctly and efficiently. Our concept involves the development of a low cost, retro-fittable to 90% of domestic dwellings, water recycling system that is capable of the re-use of showering and bathing water thereby saving up to 50% of personal washing water usage and >50% of the associated heating energy usage AND that is capable of re-using filtered grey water from bathing/showering for toilet flushing thereby saving up to 35% of overall household water usage’. The key issue and barriers to large scale uptake of these systems is their high installed cost, decades pay-back periods and their ongoing maintenance issues and that they are so large and require internal locations or are fitted in outside pits that they are not suitable for most consumers houses/flats. We believe that we as the Associations that represent the majority of installers can develop a low cost, low maintenance AquaConserver grey water recycling and heat recovery system that can be affordably installed in 90% of all domestic households and therefore become the market leader.
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Coordinator

THE UK HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Address

Pera Business Park Nottingham Road
Le13 0pb Melton Mowbray

United Kingdom

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 80 038

Administrative Contact

Simon Fawcett (Mr.)

Participants (11)

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Polska Korporacja Techniki Sanitarnej, Grzewczej, Gazowej i Klimatyzacji

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 125 406

TECNIBERIA, ASOCIACION ESPANOLA DE EMPRESAS DE INGENIERIA, CONSULTORIA Y SERVICIOS TECNOLOGICOS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 144 937,35

TURKISH SOCIETY OF HVAC AND SANITARY ENGINEERS

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 169 782

CONVEX ELECTRICAL LTD

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 270 679

LOGROTEX SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 164 879,75

HASWELL MOULDING TECHNOLOGIES LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 170 309,75

IGP S.R.L.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 173 984,25

NOVAMINA CENTAR INOVATIVNIH TEHNOLOGIJA DOO

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 3 780

INSTITUTO DE BIOLOGIA EXPERIMENTAL E TECNOLOGICA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 2 360

AQUALISA PRODUCTS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 40 404,50

The Environmental and Sustainable Construction Association

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 68 363

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 286900

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2011

  • End date

    31 May 2014

Funded under:

FP7-SME

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 886 001,20

  • EU contribution

    € 1 414 923,60

Coordinated by:

THE UK HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH INSTITUTE

United Kingdom