Periodic Reporting for period 1 - AQUA PUR TM (Development and market penetration of an innovative water purification technology for industrial applications)
Reporting period: 2018-06-01 to 2018-11-30
A broad market penetration of AQUA-PUR™ can save Europe more than 120 million m3 water per year in consumption by the fact of the high wastewater reused rate. The environmental and social benefits can be summarized as follows: 1) High water and energy efficiency lead to a water efficiency surpassing 97% as well as 45% in energy savings and 60% of CO2-emissions reduction during water purification processes; 2) Boost of the competitiveness of the European industrial clients, fulfilling already upcoming changes in legislation. It will make them more sustainable in terms of corporate environmental responsibility; 3) Elimination of chemical softener in targeted industrial applications, thereby actively preventing the development of alkali soil; and 4) Substantial reduction of fresh water consumption of targeted industries and therefore the pressure of water resources.
Main objectives, linked to the AQUA-PURTM selling points are: (1) Evidenced higher water and energy savings rates, resulting in a high cost-effectiveness; (2) Reduced fresh water input and wastewater discharge costs, which will lead to a fast pay-back period of 12-18 month; (3) Easy handling and low maintenance costs (no pre-treatment required & long membrane life time); (4) Compact (small footprint) and totally automated (all the operation parameters are online-monitored and automatically or manually adjusted in a programmable logic controller); (5) Quick, easy and inexpensive installation. The commissioning of the plant is a “plug and play” process; (6) Environment and climate protection