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Demonstration of innovative solutions for
Reuse of water, Recovery of valuables and Resource efficiency in urban wastewater treatment

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 619093

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2014

  • End date

    30 June 2017

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 737 542,30

  • EU contribution

    € 5 282 867

Coordinated by:

IVL SVENSKA MILJOEINSTITUTET AB

Sweden

Objective

Reuse of water, Recovery of valuables and Resource efficiency in urban wastewater treatment
The main objective of the project is to demonstrate solutions that support the transition from a treatment plant for urban wastewater to a production unit of different valuables.
So far waste water treatment plants are usually regarded as facilities to avoid emissions from wastewater. Current research and development shows that these plants can be converted and upgraded into production units to provide energy, nutrients, water for re-use and possibly other valuables. This is achieved by improved resource efficiency in the plant as well as new technologies and business models that allow the re-use of resources from the incoming water.
The 3 main objectives for the project are:
• Demonstrate new technologies and solutions for increased resource efficiency in existing UWWTP performance thanks to innovative monitoring, advanced control strategies and management measures
• Demonstrate innovative wastewater technologies that enable reuse of water, recovery of valuables such as nutrients
• Facilitate market uptake for the demonstrated solutions for the European and global market by demonstrating solutions in different geographical context and reaching relevant stakeholders.

The project will develop the following concepts for a number of important aspects to facilitate the transition to a production unit:
• Resource and climate efficient treatment, thanks to:
• Facilitating water re-use (e.g. monitoring)
• Recycling of nutrients (and other valuables)
Within the field of these topics, new and innovative technologies will be tested and demonstrated. For demonstration, 3 sites are involved in Belgium, Spain, and Sweden
Results are disseminated to different stakeholder groups including Water treatment works, water authorities including international outreach e.g. to China.
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Coordinator

IVL SVENSKA MILJOEINSTITUTET AB

Address

Po Box 21060
100 31 Stockholm

Sweden

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 1 355 739,15

Administrative Contact

Uwe Fortkamp (Mr.)

Participants (13)

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Finland

ADASA SISTEMAS, S.A.U.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 364 420

DECHEMA GESELLSCHAFT FUER CHEMISCHE TECHNIK UND BIOTECHNOLOGIE E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 425 387

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 419 168

AQUAFIN N.V.

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 226 245

AQUA-Q AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 539 059

FUNDACIO INSTITUT CATALA DE RECERCA DE L'AIGUA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 272 800

Tecnologias y equipos para el medio ambiente S.L.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 267 830

PERLEMAX LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 411 919

HTCYCLE AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 558 499,85

PREDIKTOR AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 328 400

EKOLITE OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 93 172,28

RENOTECH OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 20 227,72

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 619093

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2014

  • End date

    30 June 2017

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 737 542,30

  • EU contribution

    € 5 282 867

Coordinated by:

IVL SVENSKA MILJOEINSTITUTET AB

Sweden

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