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Closing waste water cycles for nutrient recovery

Objective

WalNUT aims to develop the necessary concepts and technological solutions to re-design the value and supply chains of nutrients from waste water and brine, while staying in line with the objectives of the EIP on Agrifood and Raw Materials. A wide range of technological processes (physico-chemical, electro-chemical, biological) will be validated in labscale. 5 pilot plants for the nutrient recovery from waste water and brine will be tailored by combining multiple process units selected from the pool of technologies studied at lab scale and from partners previous relevant projects. The pilot plants will target not only high nutrient recovery efficiencies but also minimisation of environmental impacts. Thorough quality assessment of the resulting products shall be made in order to establish a concrete view of their market positioning. The multicriteria evaluation of pilot plants performance as well as the use of LCA, LCC, sLCA, will lead to the efficient validation of the technologies reaching TRL 4-6. Also, the project aims to create and disseminate a new paradigm shift from waste water and brine treatment to resource recovery which is essential for EU to sustain industries and societies for the long-term. Public and scientific awareness of the project will be raised and all relevant stakeholders will be informed about the possible pathways for waste water and brine valorisation. The project will be implemented by a consortium composed of partners with varied and complimentary experience, qualifications, skills and perspectives including research institutes, technology providers and industrial partners involved in waste water management. The involvement of representatives covering the whole supply chain of waste water, brine and nutrient recovery will provide an excellent opportunity to showcase the full potential of waste water and brine as a raw material for biofertilisers production.

Call for proposal

H2020-RUR-2020-2
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Coordinator

FUNDACION CARTIF
Address
Pq Tecnologico Boecillo 205
47151 Boecillo
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 947 250

Participants (13)

ASSEMBLEE PERMANENTE DES CHAMBRES D'AGRICULTURE
France
EU contribution
€ 323 187,50
Address
Avenue George V 9
75008 Paris 8
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
AQUAFIN NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 382 415
Address
Dijkstraat 8
2630 Aartselaar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION CENTRO GALLEGO DE INVESTIGACIONES DEL AGUA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 519 531,25
Address
Rua Campus Vida Edif Emprendia Sn
15706 Santiago De Compostela
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 633 568,75
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FONDAZIONE ICONS
Italy
EU contribution
€ 469 125
Address
Piazza Della Vittoria 1
26900 Lodi
Activity type
Other
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 635 625
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 273 400
Address
Campusvej 55
5230 Odense M
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
3R-BioPhosphate Ltd.
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 472 312,50
Address
Biofarm Road 58/3
2472 Kajaszo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 211 800
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 291 250
Address
Via Giuseppe Verdi 8
10124 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VEOLIA SERVICIOS LECAM SOCIEDAD ANONIMA UNIPERSONAL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 410 468,75
Address
Calle Torrelaguna 60
28043 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 288 855
Address
Paco Das Escolas
3004-531 Coimbra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO AGRARIO DE CASTILLA Y LEON
Spain
EU contribution
€ 90 840
Address
Carretera De Burgos Km 119
47071 Valladolid
Activity type
Research Organisations