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Re-designing the value and supply chain of water and minerals: a circular economy approach for the recovery of resources from saline impaired effluent (brine) generated by process industries

Re-designing the value and supply chain of water and minerals: a circular economy approach for the recovery of resources from saline impaired effluent (brine) generated by process industries

Objective

This project aims to facilitate the implementation of the Circular Economy package and the SPIRE Roadmap in various process industries by developing the necessary concepts, technological solutions and business models to re-design the value and supply chains of minerals (including magnesium) and water, while dealing with present organic compounds in a way that allows their subsequent recovery.

This is achieved by demonstrating new configurations to recover these resources from saline impaired effluents (brines) generated by process industry, while eliminating wastewater discharge and minimising environmental impact of industrial operations through brines (ZERO BRINE). The project will bring together and integrate several existing and innovative technologies aiming to recover end-products of high quality and sufficient purity with good market value. It will be carried out by large Process Industries, SMEs with disruptive technologies and a Brine Consortium of technology suppliers across EU, while world-class research centres ensure strong scientific capacity and inter-disciplinary coordination to account for social, economic and environmental considerations, including LCA.

A large scale demonstration will be developed in the Energy Port and Petrochemical cluster of Rotterdam Port, involving local large industries. Two demo plants will be able to treat part of the brine effluents generated by one process industry (EVIDES), while the waste heat will be sourced by neighbouring factories. The quality of the recovered end-products will be aimed to meet local market specifications. The involvement of representatives covering the whole supply chain will provide an excellent opportunity to showcase Circular Economy in Rotterdam Port, at large scale. Finally, three large-scale pilot plants will be developed in other process industries, providing the potential for immediate replication and uptake of the project results after its successful completion.
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Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Address

Stevinweg 1
2628 Cn Delft

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 2 432 963,75

Participants (22)

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NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 1 271 875

FUNDACIO EURECAT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 689 750

FUNDACIO CTM CENTRE TECNOLOGIC

Spain

WITTEVEEN+BOS RAADGEVENDE INGENIEURS BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 63 743,75

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PALERMO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 493 750

POLITECHNIKA SLASKA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 563 250

SOCIEDAD DE FOMENTO AGRICOLA CASTELLONENSE, S.A.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 111 212,50

SEALEAU BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 527 625

EUROPEAN WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 118 906,25

REVOLVE MEDIA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 401 625

THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 85 705

LENNTECH BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 328 100,50

IVL SVENSKA MILJOEINSTITUTET AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 376 715

TECNICA Y PROYECTOS SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 351 110,14

INDUSTRIAS QUIMICAS DEL EBRO SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 255 937,50

EVIDES INDUSTRIEWATER BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 323 063,97

TURKIYE BILIMSEL VE TEKNOLOJIK ARASTIRMA KURUMU

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 599 900

HUNTSMAN (EUROPE) BVBA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 17 500

DLR

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 509 737,19

EUROPIREN BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 24 412,50

ARVIA TECHNOLOGY LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 138 451,06

STICHTING S-ISPT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 306 875

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 730390

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2017

  • End date

    31 May 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 11 081 972,78

  • EU contribution

    € 9 992 209,11

Coordinated by:

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands