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Advanced data management and informatics for the optimum operation and control of wastewater treatment plants

Objective

"Nowadays most of the EU countries treat practically the totality of the volume of urban waste water (WW) generated. However, a deep look at the performance of most of the existing wastewater treatment facilities (WWTP) evidences that significant steps forward can still be given in terms of effluent quality, process robustness and operational costs.
One of the main technical limitations for optimizing plant operation some years ago was the lack of reliable measuring devices. At present, new and more reliable on-line sensors are available and the main limitation for the optimal operation of WWTPs is, clearly, the great difficulty to properly manage all the heterogeneous, incomplete and, sometimes inconsistent data of the WWTPs. WWTPs daily manage thousands of data from all points of the plant. The likelihood that data errors and/or faults occur has consequently highly increased. Also, unexpected situations occurring in the plants make sensors not fully reliable yet sending incorrect data to the data management systems. Using these data for real-time operation and control activities could lead to a drastic deterioration of the wastewater treatment efficiency.
The appropriate processing and management of the data available in a WWTP nowadays exceed the capacity of the staff of the WWTP, limiting the use of the information available for diagnosis and operation tasks. Advanced on-line data fault detection and monitoring tools could alert operators from sensors showing unrealistic or incorrect data whereas, real-time data processing and adequation tools could make data more reliable.
Project DIAMOND aims to achieve a model of excellence in the management of wastewater treatment systems by addressing the design, development, implementation and validation of new advanced data management, monitoring and control algorithms and tools for supporting the optimum operation of WWTPs. This objective is of great interest for the scientific and industrial communities related to WWTPs."

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2012
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Coordinator

MONDRAGON SISTEMAS DE INFORMACION SOCIEDAD COOPERATIVA
Address
Calle Ama Kandida 21
20140 Andoain
Spain

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gorka Urchegui (Mr.)
EU contribution
€ 446 580,10

Participants (8)

Aguas de Gipuzkoa S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 39 064,13
Address
Edificio Blanca Vinuesa. Camino Portuetxe 16
20018 Donostia

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Oscar Fernández (Mr.)
CERLIC CONTROLS AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 282 034,38
Address
Po Box 5084
141 05 Huddinge

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pär-Håkan Bergström (Ms.)
STOCKHOLM VATTEN VA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 59 421,13
Address
Torsgatan 26
10636 Stockholm

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lars-Gunnar Reinius (Mr.)
MIPRO OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 260 197,12
Address
Kunnanmaki 9
50600 Mikkeli

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Seppo Hyvönen (Mr.)
ASOCIACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO CEIT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 6 233,38
Address
Paseo Manuel De Lardizabal 15
20018 San Sebastian

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mikel Maiza (Dr.)
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 10 901,14
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bengt Carlsson (Prof.)
IVL SVENSKA MILJOEINSTITUTET AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 10 347,38
Address
Po Box 21060
100 31 Stockholm

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Persson Fredrik (Mr.)
AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
EU contribution
€ 13 221,26
Address
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Riku Vahala (Prof.)