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iMETland: A new generation of Microbial Electrochemical Wetland for effective decentralized wastewater treatment

From 2015-09-01 to 2018-08-31, ongoing project | iMETland Website

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 3 461 622,50

EU contribution:

EUR 2 924 810,25

Coordinated in:

Spain

Call for proposal:

H2020-WATER-2014-two-stageSee other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

IA - Innovation action

Objective

Deliverables

  • Project Video

    At the beginning of the project, a teaser or a basic graphic whiteboard animation will be produced to present the objectives and highlights of the iMETland approach. This video will be used to promote the technology in a simple and attractive way already during the design and implementation phase. After the construction of the full-scale units and the achievement of preliminary results, a short video (around 3 minutes) will be produced to present the new iMETland technology and its potential benefits such as zero-energy operation cost, less land need, remote control etc with images of the units. It will address the industry, SMEs, researchers and policy makers in general, as well as users. The videos will be shown and distributed via the online tools (social media, website, platforms) and can be shown in water related conferences, trade events and project events oriented towards stakeholders and potential users. The video will have a simple and accessible language and use graphic elements to attract the attention of the audience. Video could also be shaped as animations with the project icon. This will be defined in the communication plan. The video will be in English. Local versions in Danish and Spanish can be made available as required with subtitling or voice over. The translation of the texts will be provided by the local partners. The video material will be made available to journalists on request and it will be available on project website.

  • Web app.

    Data collected during this project will be archived by A-CING. The data will be stored in a specific virtual archive and will be made publicly available through A-CING

  • Project website on line

    A project website will be set up as the main source of information for the project activities and results. It will be regularly updated with documents, pictures, links and videos. It will include both a public (open to the general public) and a private area, reserved to consortium members to exchange information. The website will present the iMETland approach in a simple and accessible manner to different target groups and will also have a dedicated newsroom for the media.

  • Geo-portal and GIS analysis to identify suitable environments where MET could be installed

    A complete Geographic Information System (GIS) analysis (IMDEA AGUA) will we performed in order to predict suitable environments where our product could be installed. The Geoportal provided by the INSPIRE Directive will be key for accessing spatial data sets and spatial data services. This activity will be certainly benefited by the existence of a Geomatic lab at IMDEA AGUA facilities. - Create a European geo-referenced database of wastewater treatment in small communities. The database will be focus on discharges less than 2.000 P.E and/ or isolate or disconnected populations. The database will be developed based in the information of the Waterbase-UWWTD: Urban Watswater Treatment Directive, the information of wastewater discharge points provided by the different River Basin Authorities and other local/regional studies. The participant members of the project collaborate in the collection of the data available in their own countries. - Create a European geo-referenced database of conventional constructed wetlands in small communities, with deepler information about the specific systems. This database will be used in order to identify conventional wetland that could be transformed into MET with little and inexpensive modifications. - Develop a geographical analysis in order to identify suitable environments where METs could be installed. This analysis will be based on the information provided by the Databases created ex professo and other environmental and socioeconomical aspects. Previously, the main variables related with the design and proper operation of MET technologies will be defined. All the analysis will be carried out with free software as far as possible (GVSIG inter alia). The geographical information will be included in a Geoportal, which will be developed under the INSPIRE rules.

Publications

Coordinator

FUNDACION IMDEA AGUA
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 702 500


AVENIDA PUNTO COM N2
28805 ALCALA DE HENARES MADRID
Spain
Activity type: Research Organisations

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Participants

AQUA-CONSULT INGENIEROS, S.L.
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 181 737,50


CALLE MARQUES DE AHUMADA 11
28028 MADRID
Spain
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

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FUNDACION CENTRO DE LAS NUEVAS TECNOLOGIAS DEL AGUA
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 413 250


CALLE AMERICO VESPUCIO 5-A pl 2
41092 Sevilla
Spain
Activity type: Research Organisations

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ASTON UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 295 315


ASTON TRIANGLE
B4 7ET BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

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KILIAN WATER APS
Denmark

EU contribution: EUR 173 570,25


Torupvej 4
8654 Bryrup
Denmark
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

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PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS ASESORES DENEGOCIOS SL
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 195 387,50


PASEO DE LA CASTELLANA 259 B
28046 MADRID
Spain
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

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INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES EN CIENCIA Y TECNOLOGIA DE MATERIALES
Argentina

EU contribution: EUR 272 175


JUAN B JUSTO 4302
7600 MAR DEL PLATA
Argentina
Activity type: Research Organisations

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YOURIS.COM
Belgium

EU contribution: EUR 174 375


DREVE DU PRESSOIR 38
1190 BRUSSELS
Belgium
Activity type: Other

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INSTITUTO MEXICANO DE TECNOLOGIA DEL AGUA
Mexico

EU contribution: EUR 0


CUAUHNAHUAC PROGRESO 8532
62550 JIUTEPEC
Mexico
Activity type: Research Organisations

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AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark

EU contribution: EUR 331 875


NORDRE RINGGADE 1
8000 AARHUS C
Denmark
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

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PIROECO BIOENERGY SL
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 184 625


C/ ESCRITOR ANTONIO RAMOS 20
29013 MALAGA
Spain
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

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