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Joint PhD Laboratory for New Materials and Inventive Water Treatment Technologies. Harnessing resources effectively through innovation

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 812880

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 February 2019

  • End date

    31 January 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 422 141,64

  • EU contribution

    € 3 422 141,64

Coordinated by:

FUNDACIO INSTITUT CATALA DE RECERCA DE L'AIGUA

Spain

Objective

Future challenges, including climate change and the resulting unpredictability of precipitation patterns and temporal or permanent water scarcity, generate a high diversity of demands on water treatment technologies obliging them to be able to cater towards a variety of source and target water qualities across multiple scales, depending on application. It is evident that this will generate a market pull towards the development of new water treatment technologies, employing new materials or improving the integration of existing technologies. However, the integration of research and innovation within the water sector needs to be supported by education of a new generation of interdisciplinary trained wastewater professionals able to face future challenges and implement wastewater-related directives in practice. The primary objective of NOWELTIES is to organize a platform (European Joint Doctorate) that will provide cutting edge training opportunities for the education of tomorrow`s water treatment experts. The core activity is the research programme (composed of 14 individual research projects) aimed at development of inventive water treatment technologies (advanced biological treatments, inovative oxidation processes, hybrid systems) that allow catering for the varied treatment demands for a plethora of interconnected streams arising from recycling loops. These technologies will be able to control contamination by organic micropollutants (OMPs) and improve recovery of water across a diversity of scales enabling a smart combination of decentralized and centralised approaches. Besides a holistic training in the field of wastewater treatment dealing with state-of-the-art technologies, experimental techniques and knowledge management methodologies, NOWELTIES will provide a unique training approach to learning complex complementary skills leading to independent and critical thinking which seeks for originality and innovation.
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Coordinator

FUNDACIO INSTITUT CATALA DE RECERCA DE L'AIGUA

Address

Calle Emili Grahit Edifici H20 101
17003 Girona

Spain

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 752 714,64

Participants (8)

UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 501 809,76

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 252 788,40

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 505 576,80

SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU FAKULTET KEMIJSKOG INZENJERSTVA I TEHNOLOGIJE

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 474 734,16

SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU, FAKULTET STROJARSTVA I BRODOGRADNJE

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 237 367,08

FACULTY OF TECHNOLOGY AND METALLURGY UNIVERSITY OF BELGRADE

Serbia

EU Contribution

€ 217 825,56

INSTITUT ZA FIZIKU

Serbia

EU Contribution

€ 217 825,56

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FERRARA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 261 499,68

Partners (6)

COMPREHENSIVE WATER TECHNOLOGY DOOZA USLUGE

Croatia

FCC AQUALIA SA

Spain

FUNDACION CENTRO GALLEGO DE INVESTIGACIONES DEL AGUA

Spain

HERA SPA

Italy

FACHHOCHSCHULE NORDWESTSCHWEIZ

Switzerland

UNIVERSITAT DE GIRONA

Spain

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 812880

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 February 2019

  • End date

    31 January 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 422 141,64

  • EU contribution

    € 3 422 141,64

Coordinated by:

FUNDACIO INSTITUT CATALA DE RECERCA DE L'AIGUA

Spain