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Sustainable Reactor Engineering for Applications on the Water-Energy Nexus

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 812574

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2019

  • End date

    31 March 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 174 048,28

  • EU contribution

    € 2 174 048,28

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSIDAD REY JUAN CARLOS

Spain

Objective

The EU is currently facing the challenge of recycling materials and water of high quality to become carbon neutral by decreasing its energy consumption and CO2 emissions. The current Water Framework Directive has strict regulations on a wide range of contaminants, and most treatments continuously increase the energy demand of the water cycle. Yet, the EU is committed to ambitious targets to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions, including the legally binding 2015 Paris agreement.
These conflicting interests have motivated REWATERGY, a partnership within the water-energy nexus. This integrated network, led by industry in partnership with world leading academic institutions, envisions the scientific and technological opportunities of such challenges with direct economic and social impacts to the EU. Three research objectives set the foundation of this ambitious programme,
i) enhance the energy recovery from waste water streams inspired by the circular economy concept,
ii) improve the energy efficiency of water disinfection and removal of contaminants of emerging concern, and
iii) increase the resilience of distributed household safe drinking water systems addressing potential health and safety challenges.
The programme is particularly designed to cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit by the collaborative design, development and manufacturing of new prototypes aligned with the three research objectives. This training concept will have a long term impact by providing a stream of highly trained innovative scientists and engineers able to communicate ideas and to develop creative solutions for the adoption of novel technologies in the market.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD REY JUAN CARLOS

Address

Calle Tulipan
28933 Mostoles

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 501 809,76

Participants (5)

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 303 172,56

UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 303 172,56

DELFT IMP BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 265 619,88

PROPHOTONIX IRL LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 549 368,64

FCC AQUALIA SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 250 904,88

Partners (8)

FUNDACIO INSTITUT CATALA DE RECERCA DE L'AIGUA

Spain

UNIVERSIDADE CATOLICA PORTUGUESA

Portugal

Fundacion IMDEA Energia

Spain

UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS

Cyprus

OPEN DATA INSTITUTE LBG

United Kingdom

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND MAYNOOTH

Ireland

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SALERNO

Italy

WATERSCHAP DE DOMMEL

Netherlands

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 812574

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2019

  • End date

    31 March 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 174 048,28

  • EU contribution

    € 2 174 048,28

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSIDAD REY JUAN CARLOS

Spain