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ADVANCED CONTROL SOLUTIONS FOR WASTE WATER TREATMENT

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 232302

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2009

  • End date

    31 May 2011

Funded under:

FP7-SME

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 792 856,73

  • EU contribution

    € 1 277 058,10

Coordinated by:

MONDRAGON SISTEMAS DE INFORMACION SOCIEDAD COOPERATIVA

Spain

Objective

Current procedures for the design of WWTP controllers are usually based on long and very expensive experimental studies. In this respect, the availability of WWTP simulation tools specific for control design would allow automation companies to establish and complement experimental procedures with enhanced procedures based on mathematical modeling and simulation. In addition, WWTP simulation software companies will find in automation companies a further potential market for selling their software products. Accordingly, the objective of this proposal is to design, implement and validate new simulation tools for practical control. Based on this WWTP virtualization, it will be feasible to manufacture enhanced and cost-effective control products, tested by simulation previous to their full-scale implementation. To achieve these objectives, 3 software layers will be developed: “Mass”, “Instrumentation and actuation” & “Automation and control” layers. These developments will then be tested both at industrial and urban WWT scenarios. This work will be driven by 3 SME developers (M4W, software simulator, MSI, automation company, and NASKEO, environmental engineering) and 2 end user (SCAD, SME as industrial WWTP, and AGIPUZKOA as urban WWTP). They trust in the know-how of 3 key RTDs in this sector (CEIT, mathematic modeling and conventional control expert, UGENT, computer science expert, and INRA, advanced control and anaerobic digestion expert). Due to this project, 3 exploitable results will be developed: (1) WWTP Software simulator, (2) Advanced controllers and (3) Enhanced treatment technologies. IPR has been divided among partners in order to maximize impact at European level. If this project is successful, the gathered knowledge will put Europe in pole position with respect to tackling optimisation of wastewater treatment processes in a sustainable way. In this sense, exploitable results can be commercialized together in a joined offer or as separate results.

Coordinator

MONDRAGON SISTEMAS DE INFORMACION SOCIEDAD COOPERATIVA

Address

Calle Ama Kandida 21
20140 Andoain

Spain

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 373 495,57

Administrative Contact

Jose Maria Sagarna (Mr.)

Participants (8)

MOSTFORWATER NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 343 893,43

NASKEO ENVIRONNEMENT

France

EU Contribution

€ 134 845,50

AQUA-CONTACT Praha v.o.s.

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 143 105,50

SOCIETE COOPERATIVE AGRICOLE DE DISTILLATION DES VIGNERONS DE LA REGION D'ORNAISONS

France

EU Contribution

€ 112 808,90

Aguas de Gipuzkoa S.A.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 101 823

ASOCIACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO CEIT-IK4

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 19 805

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 23 281,20

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT

France

EU Contribution

€ 24 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 232302

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2009

  • End date

    31 May 2011

Funded under:

FP7-SME

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 792 856,73

  • EU contribution

    € 1 277 058,10

Coordinated by:

MONDRAGON SISTEMAS DE INFORMACION SOCIEDAD COOPERATIVA

Spain