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Safeguarding Water resources in INdia with Green and Sustainable technologies

Objective

"At a time with an urgent need to conserve water resources, efficient sanitation systems play a key role in sustainability. They can ensure that the vital resource Water is recovered from waste and can be re-used at the same time as protecting human health and the environment. The SWINGS project consortium will establish an optimal methodology for nutrient and energy recovery from wastewater (WW) at the same time as making the water safe for reuse, all in a manner conducible to rural communities in developing countries, with India as the concrete example. In particular, the SWINGS project will enlist already optimized municipal WW treatment concepts and combine ""green"" and sustainable technologies. The result will be enhances water recycling and re-use, decreased energy consumption, and production of useful by-products from the process as secondary resources. Thus, treated WW will be transformed to soil enrichment resource, to irrigation water, to aquaculture farm feed, via sustainable sanitation that safeguards the local drinking water supply in India.
The starting point of the SWINGS project will be anaerobic digestion (AD) and constructed wetlands (CW) that will be configured with environmentally sustainable disinfection technologies, like water solar disinfection. Pilot plants will be designed and constructed in India that combine the treatment methods mentioned above, after which the new systems will be established in steady-state operation, and then, the AD-CW configurations optimized. Systems for disinfection of the effluent will be implemented and on-line monitoring of pathogen load attempted. Finally, life cycle assessment of several treatment configurations will be used to develop a decision support system for future selection of sustainable and efficient treatment technologies in developing countries like India. The project will publish articles and hold workshops in order to disseminate its results, especially to SMEs and to public authorities."

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2012-one-stage
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ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION METALURGICA DEL NOROESTE
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Calle Relva Torneiros 27a
36410 Porrino
Spain

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gala Pérez Pérez (Ms.)
EU contribution
€ 349 820

Participants (9)

AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 263 408
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Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Helle Eskerod (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 264 231,45
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Valentí Guasch (Mr.)
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 221 230,03
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig

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Administrative Contact
Annette Schmidt (Ms.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES POUR L'ENVIRONNEMENT ET L'AGRICULTURE
France
EU contribution
€ 46 086,54
Address
Rue Pierre Gilles De Gennes 1
92761 Antony Cedex

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Pascal Boistard (Mr.)
AUTARCON GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 209 978,35
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Franz Ulrich Strasse 18 F
34117 Kassel

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sabrina Tesche (Ms.)
KILIAN WATER APS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 142 914,82
Address
Torupvej 4
8654 Bryrup

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rinse Kilian (Mr.)
LIMNOS PODJETJE ZA APLIKATIVNO EKOLOGIJO DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 75 529,11
Address
Pozarnice 41
1351 Brezovica Pri Ljubljani

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Administrative Contact
Marjana Vrhovšek (Ms.)
SOLARSPRING GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 214 027,29
Address
Christaweg 40
79108 Freiburg Im Breisgau

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Administrative Contact
Marcel Wieghaus (Mr.)
DHI
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 117 517,41
Address
Agern Alle 5
2970 Hoersholm

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Administrative Contact
Jǿrn Rasmussen (Mr.)