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Low energy solution for drinking water production by a REvival of ElectroDialysis systems

Objective

The REvivED water project will establish electrodialysis (ED) as the new standard providing a source of safe, affordable, and cost-competitive drinking water, using less than half the energy required by state-of-the-art Reverse Osmosis (RO) plants.
The innovations of the project constitute a technology platform with a very wide field of potential applications. All components and systems have reached at least TRL4 and will be further developed reaching at least TRL7. The main focus of the project will be on the following applications:
1. A simplified ED system that can be used for brackish water desalination (8 pilots in developing countries) or for tap-water softening (2 pilots in Germany and the Netherlands).
2. A multistage ED system for industrial-scale seawater desalination, which will be demonstrated to reach energy consumption as low as 1.5 kWh/m3 (1 pilot in the Netherlands)
3. Combinations of the multistage ED system with the latest salinity gradient power systems (Reverse ElectroDialysis - RED), which can further reduce energy consumption for seawater desalination to the region of 1 kWh/m3 (1 pilot in the Netherlands)
4. The versatile nature of the developed innovations will be demonstrated by testing their combinations with Reverse Osmosis (RO) systems (1 pilot in Spain). This will allow initial market introduction, without the need to replace the extensive RO infrastructure.
The pilot systems in developing countries will be located in critical areas where the project partner PHAESUN has local offices in Africa (Eritrea, Ivory Coast, Somalia, Djibouti and Ethiopia), Asia (Dubai, and India) and Latin America (Panama).
The consortium brings together leading partners covering the whole value chain and ensuring exploitation of the results. It is clearly industry driven, and it gives European industry the chance to take the lead of the ED revival and face the competition from the US that is also actively pursuing this important growth market.

Call for proposal

H2020-NMP-2015-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

FUJIFILM MANUFACTURING EUROPE BV
Address
Oudenstaart 1
5047 TK Tilburg
Netherlands
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 641 163,88

Participants (10)

ABENGOA RESEARCH SL

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Calle Energia Solar 1 - Campus Palmas Altas Sect Sunp Gu I Parcela Ze 3
41014 Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
REDSTACK BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 980 258,13
Address
Graaf Adolfstraat 35G
8606 BT Sneek
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DEUKUM GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 880 337,50
Address
Maybachstrasse 5
72636 Frickenhausen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PHAESUN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 967 225
Address
Bruhlweg 9
87700 Memmingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN DESALINATION SOCIETY
Italy
EU contribution
€ 275 000
Address
Via Alvaro Del Portillo 21
00128 Roma
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PALERMO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 793 875
Address
Piazza Marina 61
90133 Palermo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 550 312,50
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING WETSUS, EUROPEAN CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR SUSTAINABLE WATER TECHNOLOGY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 560 250
Address
Oostergoweg 9
8911 MA Leeuwarden
Activity type
Research Organisations
AQUA TT UETP COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 441 875
Address
Pleasants Street Olympic House
8 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TRUNZ HOLDING AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 543 375
Address
Ahornstrasse 1
9323 Steinach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)