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Scale-up of low-carbon footprint material recovery techniques in existing wastewater treatment plants

Scale-up of low-carbon footprint material recovery techniques in existing wastewater treatment plants

Objective

SMART-Plant will scale-up in real environment eco-innovative and energy-efficient solutions to renovate existing wastewater treatment plants and close the circular value chain by applying low-carbon techniques to recover materials that are otherwise lost. 7+2 pilot systems will be optimized fore > 2 years in real environment in 5 municipal water treatment plants, inclunding also 2 post-processing facilities. The systems will be authomatisedwith the aim of optimizing wastewater treatment, resource recovery, energy-efficiency and reduction of greenhouse emissions. A comprehensive SMART portfolio comprising biopolymers, cellulose, fertilizersand intermediates will be recoveredand processed up to the final commercializable end-products. The integration of resource recovery assets to system-wide asset management programs will be evaluated in each site following the resource recovery paradigm for the wastewater treatment plant of the future, enabled through SMART-Plant solutions. The project will prove the feasibility of circular management of urban wastewater and environmental sustainability of the systems, to be demonstrated through Life Cycle Assessment and Life Cycle Costing approaches to prove the global benefit of the scaled-up water solutions. Dynamic modeling and superstructure framework for decision support will be developed and validated to identify the optimum SMART-Plant system integration options for recovered resources and technologies.Global market deployment will be achieved as right fit solution for water utilities and relevant industrial stakeholders, considering the strategic implications of the resource recovery paradigm in case of both public and private water management. New public-private partnership models will be explored connecting the water sector to the chemical industry and its downstream segments such asthe contruction and agricultural sector, thus generating new opportunities for funding, as well as potential public-private competition.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA POLITECNICA DELLE MARCHE

Address

Piazza Roma 22
60121 Ancona

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 663 245

Participants (28)

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UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 142 500

BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 666 066,25

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 467 375

UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 459 455

FUNDACIO UNIVERSITARIA BALMES

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 331 160

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 306 875

KWB KOMPENTENTZZENTRUM WASSER BERLIN GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 291 282,50

BIOTREND - INOVACAO E ENGENHARIA EM BIOTECNOLOGIA SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 223 475

SOCAMEX SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 56 000

BYK ADDITIVES LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 76 685

POZZATO PIERPAOLO

Italy

AGROBICS LTD

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 415 296,88

SALSNES FILTER AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 291 506,25

INSTITUTO DE BIOLOGIA EXPERIMENTAL E TECNOLOGICA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 314 790

ETAIREIA YDREYSEOS KAI APOCHETEFSEOS PROTEYOYSIS ANONIMI ETAIREIA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 129 500

ALTO TREVIGIANO SERVIZI SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 315 313,25

MEKOROT WATER COMPANY LIMITED

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 153 125

Aigues de Manresa, S.A.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 134 443,75

CIRTEC BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 473 830

EXECON PARTNERS GMBH

Switzerland

SEVERN TRENT WATER LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 64 050

AKTOR TECHNICAL AE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 187 250

VANNPLASTIC LTD

United Kingdom

WELLNESS SMART CITIES SLU

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 170 012,50

INNOEXC GMBH

Switzerland

SCAE SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 287 183,64

SPECIALIST BUILDING PRODUCTS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 356 125

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI VERONA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 559 755

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 690323

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2016

  • End date

    31 May 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 768 806,09

  • EU contribution

    € 7 536 300,02

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITA POLITECNICA DELLE MARCHE

Italy