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TAp WAter RAdioactivity Real Time Monitor

Objective

The TAWARA_RTM project aims at developing a complete platform to control the quality of the tap water with respect to the radioactivity content. The platform will provide a real time measurement of the activity in the water (measuring the gross alpha and beta activity) to verify whether the distributed water is far from the limits set by the EU legislation (see Directive 98/83/CE of the European Council) reaching thresholds that require rapid actions. In case of an alarm due to an activity in the water lager than the defined thresholds, a warning message is sent to the water plant management to verify the need of stopping the water distribution. At the same time, a second part of the system is activated, to determine the nature of the contamination by gamma ray spectroscopy, defining the nature of the contamination and the corresponding counter-measures. Moreover, the determination of the contaminants is needed to establish the effects on the population and produce a full information report to the Civil Security Authorities. The prototypes of a real time monitoring system and spectroscopy analyzer will be designed, built, tested under laboratory condition and finally installed at the water plant in the North Waterworks Plant [Zakład Wodociągu Północnego] of Warsaw managed by the Warsaw Waterwork Company (Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Wodociągów i Kanalizacji w m.st. Warszawie S.A. – MPWIK), for the demonstration campaign. The site selected for the demonstration is particularly problematic for possible radioactivity contamination being communicating through the network of rivers and canals with the Chernobyl region and being close to a Polish National Nuclear Waste storage site.The TAWARA_RTM project will include the development of the complete platform including the fast Real-Time Monitor system (RTM), the Spectroscopic system (SPEC) as well as the Information and Communication System that will be designed to include in future also chemical and biological sensors.

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2012-1
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 639 478
Administrative Contact
Marcello Lunardon (Dr.)

Participants (7)

COSTRUZIONI APPARECCHIATURE ELETTRONICHE NUCLEARI CAEN SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 479 620
Address
Via Vetraia 11
55049 Viareggio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alessandro Iovene (Mr.)
SCIONIX HOLLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 478 600
Address
Regulierenring 3
3981 LA Bunnik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paul Schotanus (Dr.)
NARODOWE CENTRUM BADAN JADROWYCH
Poland
EU contribution
€ 288 200
Address
Ulica Andrzeja Soltana 7
05 400 Otwock
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dominika Rozmej-Stępień (Mrs.)
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 219 576
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
00196 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pierino De Felice (Dr.)
MIEJSKIE PRZEDSIEBIORSTWO WODOCIAGOW I KANALIZACJI W M. ST. WARSZAWIE SPOLKA AKCYJNA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 105 000
Address
Ul Plac Sokratesa Starynkiewicza 5
02015 Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anna Olejnik (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 296 480
Address
Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56126 Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Luca Fanucci (Prof.)
WARDYNSKI I WSPOLNICY SPK
Poland
EU contribution
€ 57 600
Address
Aleje Ujazdowskie 10
00-478 Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mirella Lechna (Ms.)