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Demonstrating synergies in combined natural and engineered processes for water treatment systems

Demonstrating synergies in combined natural and engineered processes for water treatment systems

Objective

The AquaNES project will catalyse innovations in water and wastewater treatment processes and management through improved combinations of natural and engineered components. Among the demonstrated solutions are natural treatment processes such as bank filtration (BF), managed aquifer recharge (MAR) and constructed wetlands (CW) plus engineered pre- and post-treatment options.
The project focuses on 13 demonstration sites in Europe, India and Israel covering a repre-sentative range of regional, climatic, and hydrogeological conditions in which different combined natural-engineered treatment systems (cNES) will be demonstrated through active collaboration of knowledge and technology providers, water utilities and end-users. Our specific objectives are

• to demonstrate the benefits of post-treatment options such as membranes, activated carbon and ozonation after bank filtration for the production of safe drinking water
• to validate the treatment and storage capacity of soil-aquifer systems in combination with oxidative pre-treatments
• to demonstrate the combination of constructed wetlands with different technical post- or pre-treatment options (ozone or bioreactor systems) as a wastewater treatment option
• to evidence reductions in operating costs and energy consumption
• to test a robust risk assessment framework for cNES
• to deliver design guidance for cNES informed by industrial or near-industrial scale expe-riences
• to identify and profile new market opportunities in Europe and overseas for cNES

The AquaNES project will demonstrate combined natural-engineered treatment systems as sus-tainable adaptations to issues such as water scarcity, excess water in cities and micro-pollutants in the water cycle. It will thus have impact across the EIP Water’s thematic priorities and cross-cutting issues, particularly on ‘Water reuse & recycling’, ‘Water and wastewater treatment’, ‘Water-energy nexus’, ‘Ecosystem services’, ‘Water governance’, and ‘DSS & monitoring’.
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Coordinator

FACHHOCHSCHULE NORDWESTSCHWEIZ

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Bahnhofstrasse 6
5210 Windisch

Switzerland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Participants (30)

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AKUT UMWELTSCHUTZ INGENIEURE BURKARD UND PARTNER

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 144 164,92

AUTARCON GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 192 587,50

BioDetection Systems B.V.

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 161 787,50

HYDROBUSINESS BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 106 050

IMAGEAU SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 102 154,50

GEO-HYD

France

EU Contribution

€ 238 660,63

MicroLAN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 150 937,50

X-FLOW BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 368 408,25

VERTECH GROUP

France

EU Contribution

€ 462 699,48

WADIS LTD

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 164 598,88

WATSTECH LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 159 862,50

XYLEM SERVICES GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 305 521,13

FOVAROSI VIZMUVEK ZARTKORUEN MUKODORESZVENYTARSASAG

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 207 200

BERLINER WASSERBETRIEBE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 534 625

DIMOTIKI EPICHIRISI YDREVSIS APOCHETEFSIS DIMOY THIRAS NOMOU KYKLADON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 45 018,75

DIMOS ANTIPAROU

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 45 018,75

DREWAG NETZ GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 199 999,63

ERFTVERBAND

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 493 900

IWB INDUSTRIELLE WERKE BASEL

Switzerland

MEKOROT WATER COMPANY LIMITED

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 486 894,80

UNIWERSYTET IM. ADAMA MICKIEWICZA W POZNANIU

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 207 250

BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES

France

EU Contribution

€ 517 937,50

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 456 425

Hochschule fuer Technik und Wirtschaft Dresden

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 478 833,75

EOTVOS JOZSEF FOISKOLA

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 13 912

KWB KOMPENTENTZZENTRUM WASSER BERLIN GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 550 768,75

KWR WATER B.V.

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 452 112,50

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 476 750

Uttarakhand Jal Sansthan

India

NEMZETI KOZSZOLGALATI EGYETEM

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 113 213

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 689450

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2016

  • End date

    31 May 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 720 718,13

  • EU contribution

    € 7 837 292,22

Coordinated by:

FACHHOCHSCHULE NORDWESTSCHWEIZ

Switzerland