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Economically and Ecologically Efficient Water Management in the European Chemical Industry

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.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/natural resource management/water management
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2011-LARGE-5
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

DECHEMA GESELLSCHAFT FUER CHEMISCHE TECHNIK UND BIOTECHNOLOGIE E.V.
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Theodor Heuss Allee 25
60486 Frankfurt
Germany
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Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 877 595
Administrative Contact
Thomas Track (Dr.)

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PROCTER & GAMBLE EUROCOR N.V.

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Belgium
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Christopher Rennison-Rae (Mr.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
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€ 981 079
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Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
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Research Organisations
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Raymond Creusen (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
Spain
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€ 762 680
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Avenida De Seneca 2
28040 Madrid
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Maribel Rodríguez Villa (Ms.)
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
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€ 978 712
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Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
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Inge Genné (Dr.)
CONSEIL EUROPEEN DE L'INDUSTRIE CHIMIQUE AISBL
Belgium
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€ 282 196
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Rue Belliard, 40 Bte 15
1040 Bruxelles
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Other
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Ann Dierckx (Dr.)
INOVYN MANUFACTURING BELGIUM
Belgium
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€ 1 276 008
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Ransbeekstraat 310
1120 Brussel
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Sabine Thabert (Ms.)
INOVYN ESPANA SL
Spain
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€ 491 228
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C Marie Curie 1 3 5
08760 Martorell
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Cayetano Nestares (Mr.)
DOW BENELUX BV
Netherlands
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€ 327 972
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Herbert H Dowweg 5
4542 NM Hoek
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Cornelis Groot (Dr.)
PROCTER & GAMBLE SERVICES COMPANY NV
Belgium
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€ 181 549
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Temselaan 100
1853 Strombeek Bever
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Christopher Rennison-Rae (Mr.)
TOTAL PETROCHEMICALS FRANCE SA
France
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€ 163 360
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Place De La Coupole 2
92400 Courbevoie
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Alexandre Muller (Mr.)
ONDEO INDUSTRIAL SOLUTIONS SA
France
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€ 291 197
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Place De L'iris 16 Tour Cb 21
92040 Paris
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Sandrine Clement (Ms.)
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Denmark
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Holbaekvej 141 B
4400 Kalundborg
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Martin Andersen (Mr.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
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€ 597 760
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Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
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Birte Kastrup Rasmussen (Ms.)
FACHHOCHSCHULE NORDWESTSCHWEIZ
Switzerland
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€ 246 100
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Bahnhofstrasse 6
5210 Windisch
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Arnulf Bohnacker (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
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€ 621 013
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Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
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Simone Ludwig (Ms.)
IVL SVENSKA MILJOEINSTITUTET AB
Sweden
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€ 577 124
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Po Box 21060
100 31 Stockholm
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Uwe Fortkamp (Mr.)
EVIDES INDUSTRIEWATER BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 666 794
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Schaardijk Ingang B 150
3063 NH Rotterdam
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Administrative Contact
Wilbert Van Den Broek (Mr.)
Campden BRI
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 167 661
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Station Road
GL55 6LD Chipping Campden
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Administrative Contact
Anke Fendler (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 340 866
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Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maarten De Groot (Mr.)