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Ressource recovery from industrial waste water by cutting edge membrane technologies

Objective

The ReWaCEM project aims at reducing water use, wastewater production, energy use, valuable metal resource recovery and water footprint by between 30-90% in the metal plating, galvanizing and printed circuit board industry. In order to achieve these goals, ReWaCem will adopt two cutting edge membrane technologies suitable for the requirements of closed material cycles approaches and recovery concepts in metal processing industry: Diffusion Dialysis (DD) and Membrane Distillation (MD) as an integrated hybrid process. This combination of existing technologies will be adapted to fit the requirements of 4 pilot demonstration sites in representative industrial applications of the metallurgical industry in order to evaluate the accomplishment of the ReWaCEM goals. Through the evaluation of the demonstration a highly attractive technological solution for low energy wastewater treatment will be available to be entered into the large and growing market of metal processing. This market will profit significantly from the technological outcome of the innovation action, with cost savings and environmental benefits as relevant rewards. In order to maximise impact, the project consortium was selected carefully to represent all relevant stakeholders in the quadrant of end users, scientific partners, associations and decision makers and SMEs. The consortium will establish a dissemination & exploitation board that will create a substantial network of interest groups from agencies, industry, research SMEs and research centres as well as universities. The successful exploitation of the results will lead to a post project up-scaling of the technology and a step by step market introduction. Part of ReWaCEM will be to mobilise all relevant stakeholders into promoting innovative membrane solutions for industrial water and resources management, leading to the effective implementation of European directives and policies while creating market opportunities for European industry and SMEs.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/waste water

Call for proposal

H2020-SPIRE-2016
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 921 605

Participants (14)

AEE - INSTITUT FUR NACHHALTIGE TECHNOLOGIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 490 387,50
Address
Feldgasse 19
8200 Gleisdorf
Activity type
Research Organisations
VDEH-BETRIEBSFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 603 168,75
Address
Sohnstrasse 65
40237 Dusseldorf
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PALERMO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 420 637,50
Address
Piazza Marina 61
90133 Palermo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 315 237,50
Address
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
DEUTSCHE EDELSTAHLWERKE SPECIALTY STEEL GMBH & CO. KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 350 225,75
Address
Auestrasse 4
58452 Witten
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOLARSPRING GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 273 148,75
Address
Christaweg 40
79108 Freiburg Im Breisgau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AT & S AUSTRIA TECHNOLOGIE & SYSTEMTECHNIK AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Austria
EU contribution
€ 234 346,88
Address
Fabriksgasse 13
8700 Leoben
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ELECTRONIQUEL SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 228 567,50
Address
Polig Bankunion 2
33211 Gijon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DEUKUM GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 224 717,50
Address
Maybachstrasse 5
72636 Frickenhausen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA ZINCATURA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 199 887,50
Address
Via Luigi Lilio 62
00142 Roma
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 393 117,50
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECNOZINCO SOCIETA A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 217 354,38
Address
Via Don Milani 72
90040 Carini
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PSE AG

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 80 500
Address
Emmy Noether Strasse 2
79110 Freiburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PSE CONFERENCES & CONSULTING GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 88 964,75
Address
Emmy-noether Strasse 2
79110 Freiburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)