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Economically and Ecologically Efficient Water Management in the European Chemical Industry

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 280756

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 May 2012

  • End date

    30 April 2016

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 17 031 405,40

  • EU contribution

    € 10 999 444

Coordinated by:

DECHEMA GESELLSCHAFT FUER CHEMISCHE TECHNIK UND BIOTECHNOLOGIE E.V.

Germany

Objective

Chemical Industry provides the highest potential for increasing eco-efficiency in industrial water management. E4Water addresses crucial process industry needs, to overcome bottle necks and barriers for an integrated and energy efficient water management. The main objective is to develop, test and validate new integrated approaches, methodologies and process technologies for a more efficient and sustainable management of water in chemical industry with cross-fertilization possibilities to other industrial sectors. E4water unites in its consortium large chemical industries, leading European water sector companies and innovative RTD centers and universities, active in the area of water management and also involved in WssTP and SusChem and collaborating with water authorities.
E4Water builds on state-of-the-art and new basic R&D concepts. Their realization, improvement, utilization and validation, with the compromise of early industrial adaptors, are clearly innovative.
E4water realizes this by (1) developing and testing innovative materials, process technologies, tools and methodologies for an integrated water management, (2) providing an open innovation approach for testing E4Water developments with respect to other industries (3) implementing and validating the developments in 6 industrial case studies, representing critical problems for the chemical industry and other process industries, (4) implementing improved tools for process efficiency optimization, linking water processes with production processes, and eco-efficiency assessment.
E4Water aims to exceed the expected impacts defined in the call text; an expected reduction of 20-40% in water use, 30-70% in wastewater production, 15-40% in energy use and up to 60% direct economic benefits at the case study sites ensures a wide acceptance of the solutions developed during the project. The complementarity of the sites guarantees the transfer of solutions from the project to Chemical Industry and related sectors.
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Coordinator

DECHEMA GESELLSCHAFT FUER CHEMISCHE TECHNIK UND BIOTECHNOLOGIE E.V.

Address

Theodor Heuss Allee 25
60486 Frankfurt

Germany

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 877 595

Administrative Contact

Thomas Track (Dr.)

Participants (19)

PROCTER & GAMBLE EUROCOR N.V.

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 173 552

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 981 079

UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 762 680

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 978 712

CONSEIL EUROPEEN DE L'INDUSTRIE CHIMIQUE AISBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 282 196

INOVYN MANUFACTURING BELGIUM

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 1 276 008

INOVYN ESPANA SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 491 228

DOW BENELUX BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 327 972

PROCTER & GAMBLE SERVICES COMPANY NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 181 549

TOTAL PETROCHEMICALS FRANCE SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 163 360

ONDEO INDUSTRIAL SOLUTIONS SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 291 197

KALUNDBORG KOMMUNE

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 994 998

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 597 760

FACHHOCHSCHULE NORDWESTSCHWEIZ

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 246 100

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 621 013

IVL SVENSKA MILJOEINSTITUTET AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 577 124

EVIDES INDUSTRIEWATER BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 666 794

Campden BRI

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 167 661

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 340 866

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 280756

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 May 2012

  • End date

    30 April 2016

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 17 031 405,40

  • EU contribution

    € 10 999 444

Coordinated by:

DECHEMA GESELLSCHAFT FUER CHEMISCHE TECHNIK UND BIOTECHNOLOGIE E.V.

Germany

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