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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.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/waste treatment processes/recycling

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2011
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME-AG - Research for SME associations/groupings

Coordinator

THE UK HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH INSTITUTE LIMITED
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)

Polska Korporacja Techniki Sanitarnej, Grzewczej, Gazowej i Klimatyzacji
Poland
EU contribution
€ 125 406
Address
Al. Komisji Edukacji Narodowej 95
02-777 Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tomasz Malowany (Mr.)
TECNIBERIA, ASOCIACION ESPANOLA DE EMPRESAS DE INGENIERIA, CONSULTORIA Y SERVICIOS TECNOLOGICOS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 144 937,35
Address
Calle Montalban 3, 5Dr
28014 Madrid
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Angel Zarabozo Galan (Mr.)
TURKISH SOCIETY OF HVAC AND SANITARY ENGINEERS
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 169 782
Address
Bestekar Sokak 15/2
06680 Kavaklidere Ankara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bulent Hakki Buyruk (Mr.)
CONVEX ELECTRICAL LTD
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 270 679
Address
North City Business Park, North Road Unit E7
11 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Emmett Mcauley (Mr.)
LOGROTEX SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 164 879,75
Address
Camino Viejo De Alberite 11-17
26006 Logrono
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carlota Espuelas (Ms.)
HASWELL MOULDING TECHNOLOGIES LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 170 309,75
Address
Rice Bridge Industrial Estate Unit 3 Thorpe Le Soken
CO16 0HH Essex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Geoff Haswell (Mr.)
IGP S.R.L.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 173 984,25
Address
Via Errera 4
34147 Trieste
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mauro Zoglia (Mr.)
NOVAMINA CENTAR INOVATIVNIH TEHNOLOGIJA DOO
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 3 780
Address
Jackovinsli Klanec 17
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jasmina Petrinovic (Ms.)
INSTITUTO DE BIOLOGIA EXPERIMENTAL E TECNOLOGICA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 2 360
Address
Avenida Da Republica Quinta Do Marques
2781-901 Oeiras
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nuno Santos (Dr.)
AQUALISA PRODUCTS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 40 404,50
Address
The Flyer's Way
TN16 1DE Westerham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Chris Gee (Mr.)
The Environmental and Sustainable Construction Association
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 68 363
Address
St Andrew St 17 The Green House
Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alice Ryan (Ms.)