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Ressource recovery from industrial waste water by cutting edge membrane technologies

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 723729

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2016

  • End date

    30 November 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.5.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 781 631,25

  • EU contribution

    € 5 041 866,76

Coordinated by:

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

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.

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

VDEH-BETRIEBSFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 603 168,75

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PALERMO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 420 637,50

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 315 237,50

DEUTSCHE EDELSTAHLWERKE SPECIALTY STEEL GMBH & CO. KG

Germany

SOLARSPRING GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 273 148,75

AT & S AUSTRIA TECHNOLOGIE & SYSTEMTECHNIK AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 234 346,88

ELECTRONIQUEL SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 228 567,50

DEUKUM GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 224 717,50

ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA ZINCATURA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 199 887,50

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 393 117,50

TECNOZINCO SOCIETA A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 217 354,38

PSE AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 80 500

PSE CONFERENCES & CONSULTING GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 88 964,75

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 723729

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2016

  • End date

    30 November 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.5.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 781 631,25

  • EU contribution

    € 5 041 866,76

Coordinated by:

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany