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PORTABLE SOLUTION FOR THE ELECTROCHEMICAL REGENERATION OF ACTIVATED CARBON

Objective

Activated carbon is manufactured overseas (30% of production occurs in CHINA). As an example, in 2016, 12% of worldwide AC demand (0.23 million of tons) corresponded to Western Europe . A Europe import about 80% of their internal consumption of AC. PORTABLECRAC provides a successful business case to reduce overseas imports with negative competitive and environmental impacts in key industries in Europe. Furthermore, great exploitation and replication opportunities for circular-local economy development, at business and environmental perspectives, will be pursued and exploitation path assessed as key implementation task after feasibility analysis is completed. However, due to continuous use, EXHAUSTION of AC filters is a common issue with the consequent high cost in producing virgin filters again. Indeed, there is a side problem related to the manipulation and management of exhausted AC that has to be considered as highly contaminant waste and can vary at regional-national level. Accordingly, the viability of AC use at industrial level roots in the regeneration and reactivation of exhausted AC.
AC can be regenerated (large facilities i.e. do it at this moment), reducing costs by about 50%. Regeneration of spent AC is mainly done by thermal regeneration (as is the case of EMIVASA). However, it requires off-site service, high energy input and carbon losses with negative environmental impacts against the solution provide by PORTABLECRAC as the key value proposition (Table 1) shows.
PORTABLECRAC brings a sustainable and long term solution creating a direct and indirect employment in the “service-sector” from UE. PORTABLECRAC KEY VALUE PROPOSITION is to provide a solution to water treatment with 86% reduction in cost per kg/AC and 4 times reduction in CO2 emissions. Business model will be assessed and validated during the scope of the project, based on traditional key drivers for industry market penetration as cost reduction and legislation framework

Call for proposal

H2020-SPIRE-2017
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

CONTACTICA S.L.
Address
Calle Canchal 8 Local 3
28021 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 297 150

Participants (6)

ENVIROHEMP SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 570 850
Address
Pol Ind Aloa Calle A Nave 03
31100 Puente La Reina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GRADO ZERO INNOVATION SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 170 406,25
Address
Via Nove 2A
50056 Montelupo Fiorentino Fi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EMPRESA MIXTA VALENCIANA DE AGUAS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 275 800
Address
Avenida Reino De Valencia 28
46005 Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGRI PRO AMBIENTE CONSULTORES SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 263 812,50
Address
Rua Castilho 65/3 Esq
1250 068 Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 438 075
Address
Campus De San Vicente Raspeig
03690 Alicante
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE VIGO
Spain
EU contribution
€ 190 625
Address
Lg Campus Lagoas Marcosende
36310 Vigo Pontevedra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments