An innovative proposal for wastewater management
The increasing quantity of sludge and the costs related to its disposal, as well as the strict regulations associated with this, represent an important issue in wastewater process management. The use of organic wastewater solids in agriculture is a low-cost option. Anaerobic digestion is normally used for the stabilisation of sludge before reusing the biosolids. Nevertheless, the presence of pharmaceutical and self-care products in sludge poses a threat to public health. The EU-funded RADIOFREPOLIS project aims to study an innovative radio frequency sludge pre-treatment before anaerobic digestion occurs. This will reduce toxicity by limiting the presence of pharmaceutical and self-care products to improve sludge quality.
Fields of science
- engineering and technologyelectrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineeringinformation engineeringtelecommunicationsradio technologyradio frequency
- engineering and technologyenvironmental engineeringwater treatment processeswastewater treatment processes
- engineering and technologyenvironmental biotechnologybioremediationbioreactors
- engineering and technologyenvironmental engineeringenergy and fuelsrenewable energy
- medical and health sciencesbasic medicinepharmacology and pharmacypharmaceutical drugs
Funding SchemeMSCA-IF-GF - Global Fellowships
Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.
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