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ECO-FRIENDLY CERAMIC MEMBRANE BIOREACTOR (MBR) BASED ON RECYCLED AGRICULTURAL AND INDUSTRIAL WASTES FOR WASTE WATER REUSE

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 641998

  • Start date

    1 September 2015

  • End date

    31 August 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 361 622,50

  • EU contribution

    € 1 869 853,88

Coordinated by:

SOCIEDAD DE FOMENTO AGRICOLA CASTELLONENSE, S.A.

Spain

Objective

The main objectives of the REMEB project are the implementation and validation of a low-cost ceramic membrane bioreactor (MBR) in a Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP), the study of the impact and replication of the technology for the reuse of the water in regions with water scarcity and the industrial sector, and finally, the definition of a proper business plan to start the commercialization of the technology, once the project will be finished.
The low cost recycled ceramic membranes of the project are based on residues obtained in agricultural and industrial processes (sub-products), such as olive oil solid wastes, marble working wastes and chamotte from fired scrap, in addition to the typical raw materials used in the ceramic tile industry. The project aims to achieve several specific objectives: valorization of wastes from different agricultural or industrial processes, manufacturing of an innovative product using recycled materials, validation of a new MBR with a lower initial and running costs by using low cost ceramic membranes and comparison between REMEB MBR and the MBR in operation in the WWTP selected for the validation.
Replication of both, manufacturing and validation tasks, is assured by repeating the processes in the facilities of some participants. Manufacturing membrane replicability will be performed in Turkey and Italy. The replication study of the MBR implementation in the urban and industrial wastewater sector will be performed in Colombia and nearby countries, Cyprus and nearby countries and Europe. Furthermore, evaluation of the environmental impact of product and process will be carried out by the method of LCA. Finally, a marketing and dissemination plan of the technology will be done by the entire consortium.
It is expected that this technology would be implemented massively, principally due to the low cost of REMEB MBR (3.5 times lower than a MBR of organic membranes and 2.5 times lower than a ceramic MBR).
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Coordinator

SOCIEDAD DE FOMENTO AGRICOLA CASTELLONENSE, S.A.

Address

Cl Mayor 82-84 Complejo San Agustin
12001 Castellon

Spain

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 349 731,38

Participants (11)

ATLANTIS PERIVALLON KAI KAINOTOMIA LIMITED

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 85 548,75

UNIVERSITAT JAUME I DE CASTELLON

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 280 420

SERAMIK ARASTIRMA MERKEZI AS

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 92 023,75

INVESTIGACION Y PROYECTOS MEDIO AMBIENTE SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 56 831,25

BIOWATER TECHNOLOGY AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 299 950

CAMARA OFICIAL DE COMERCIO, INDUSTRIA Y NAVEGACION DE CASTELLON

Spain

UNIVERSIDAD ANTONIO NARINO

Colombia

EU Contribution

€ 81 768,75

ENTIDAD REGIONAL DE SANEAMIENTO Y DEPURACION DE AGUAS RESIDUALES DE LA REGION DE MURCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 73 775

CONSORZIO UNIVERSITARIO PER LA GESTIONE DEL CENTRO DI RICERCA E SPERIMENTAZIONE PER L'INDUSTRIA CERAMICA - CENTRO CERAMICO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 153 100

IMECA PROCESS

France

EU Contribution

€ 263 375

CONSEJO DE CAMARAS OFICIALES DE COMERCIO, INDUSTRIA Y NAVIGACION DE LA COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 133 330

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 641998

  • Start date

    1 September 2015

  • End date

    31 August 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 361 622,50

  • EU contribution

    € 1 869 853,88

Coordinated by:

SOCIEDAD DE FOMENTO AGRICOLA CASTELLONENSE, S.A.

Spain

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