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SEWAGE MONITORING SYSTEM FOR TRACKING SYNTHETIC DRUG LABORATORIES

Objective

The threat of synthetic drugs is one of the most significant current drug problems worldwide. Amphetamine-Type Stimulants (ATS) are the second most widely used drugs. Since 1990, ATS manufacturing has been reported from more than 70 countries worldwide and the figure keeps rising. In 2008, 80 % of the amphetamine production facilities dismantled worldwide were located in Europe (UNODC, 2010) (EMCCDA, 2011). Organised Crime Groups are involved in ATS large-scale production (Europol, 2007) (EMCDDA, 2009). Since 2011, the wide availability of pre-precursors (like APAAN) significantly lowered the price of the controlled precursor BMK and caused severe environmental problems, taking the problem to a greater dimension.

The aim of this project is to design, develop and test a prototype of a system for legal recording, retrieving and monitoring operations of ATS and ATS precursor laboratories in urban areas. The sensor system will be installed within the sewage system and will track waste associated to ATS production. Criminal investigators and forensic specialists will use the system in case of:
1. initial general suspicion of ATS production in a certain area, for locating laboratories by monitoring the sewage system for long time periods;
2. strong suspicions that in a well confined area ATS is being produced, for collecting material for forensic analysis and potential use in court, and for aiding in the planning of LEA raid operations.


The μMole prototype will contain the following features: a) miniaturized system for 200mm sewage pipes, b) robust housing taking into account sewage system environment, c) minimized power consumption, d) enhanced operation time supported by energy harvesting, e) high-specificity electro-chemical sensors, f) integrated micro-tanks for sample storage, and g) secure GSM and radio communications for remote monitoring. Analysis of privacy law, data protection and social acceptance will be carried on at different stages.

Call for proposal

H2020-FCT-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-FCT-2014

Coordinator

POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA
Net EU contribution
€ 341 875,00
Address
Plac Politechniki 1
00-661 Warszawa
Poland

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Region
Makroregion województwo mazowieckie Warszawski stołeczny Miasto Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 341 875,00

Participants (10)

KOMENDA GLOWNA POLICJI
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 283 511,00
Address
Puławska 148/150
02-624 Warszawa

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Region
Makroregion województwo mazowieckie Warszawski stołeczny Miasto Warszawa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 283 511,00
BUNDESKRIMINALAMT
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 282 250,00
Address
Am Treptower Park 5-8
12435 Berlin

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Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 282 250,00
BLUE TECHNOLOGIES SP ZOO
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 160 125,00
Address
Ul Pulawska 266 Lokal 221
02-684 Warszawa

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Makroregion województwo mazowieckie Warszawski stołeczny Miasto Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 160 125,00
CAPSENZE HANDELSBOLAG
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 230 259,00
Address
Scheelevagen 22
223 63 Lund

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Södra Sverige Sydsverige Skåne län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 230 259,00
JGK TECH EHF
Iceland
Net EU contribution
€ 599 430,83
Address
Alfholti 46b
220 Hafnarfjordur

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Region
Ísland Ísland Höfuðborgarsvæði
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 599 430,83
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 356 630,00
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 1 356 630,00
TILBURG UNIVERSITY- UNIVERSITEIT VAN TILBURG
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 293 248,75
Address
Warandelaan 2
5037 AB Tilburg

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Region
Noord-Brabant Midden-Noord-Brabant
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 293 248,75
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 544 998,75
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Oost-Vlaanderen Arr. Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 544 998,75
UNIVERSITE LYON 1 CLAUDE BERNARD
France
Net EU contribution
€ 520 000,00
Address
Boulevard Du 11 Novembre 1918 Num43
69622 Villeurbanne Cedex

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Region
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Rhône
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 520 000,00
UNIVERSITAET DER BUNDESWEHR MUENCHEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 380 538,00
Address
Werner Heisenberg Weg 39
85579 Neubiberg

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 380 538,00