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Assessment of technologies for the removal of pharmaceuticals and personal care products in sewage and drinking water facilities to improve the indirect potable water reuse (POSEIDON)

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK1-CT-2000-00047

  • Start date

    1 January 2001

  • End date

    30 June 2004

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 290 274

  • EU contribution

    € 1 372 963

Coordinated by:

FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF HYDROLOGY

Germany

Objective

POSEIDON is focused on the assessment and improvement of technologies for the removal of pharmaceuticals and ingredients of personal care products (PPCPs) in wastewater and drinking water facilities to prevent the contamination of receiving waters, groundwater and drinking water by planned and unplanned indirect potable water reuse of treated urban wastewater.
POSEIDON comprises
a) the removal efficiency and fate of PPCPs in conventional and advanced wastewater and drinking water treatment under laboratory, pilot and full-scale conditions including modern sustainability such as source control,
b) performance of environmental risk assessments (ERAs),
c) completion of a strategy for indirect potable water reuse of treated urban wastewater taking into consideration the distinct PPCP contamination in the wastewater. A strategy will be delivered for an optimum coination of wastewater and drinking water treatment to remove PPCPs considering varying qualities of the water resources.

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Coordinator

FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF HYDROLOGY

Address

Kaiserin-Augusta-Anlagen 15-17
56002 Koblenz

Germany

Participants (9)

ECT OEKOTOCXIKOLOGIE GMBH

Germany

FEDERAL ENVIRONMENT AGENCY REPRESENTING THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF AUSTRIA

Austria

JOHANNES GUTENBERG UNIVERSITAET MAINZ

Germany

SILESIAN TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

Poland

SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT SA

France

SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Switzerland

TAMPERE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Finland

UNIVERSIDADE DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Spain

VIENNA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Austria

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK1-CT-2000-00047

  • Start date

    1 January 2001

  • End date

    30 June 2004

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 290 274

  • EU contribution

    € 1 372 963

Coordinated by:

FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF HYDROLOGY

Germany