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Development of the next generation bioreactor system

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 246039

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2010

  • End date

    28 February 2014

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 385 883,24

  • EU contribution

    € 3 419 571

Coordinated by:

HOCHSCHULE KARLSRUHE-TECHNIK UND WIRTSCHAFT

Germany

Objective

Membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology is regarded as key element of advanced wastewater reclamation and reuse schemes and can considerably contribute to sustainable water management. MBR technology is used for wastewater treatment and reuse in municipal, agricultural and a variety of industrial sectors in Europe and MENA. The market pull, in the context of this NMP call, is the increasing demand for clean water complying with the strict European and MENA regulations. The European growing MBR market is dominated by two suppliers from Canada and Japan. Although, the European scientific community is strong in R&D, its expertise remains fragmented and lacks organization and communication within Europe. Despite the fact that the technical feasibility of this technology has been demonstrated through a large number of small and large scale applications, membrane fouling is regarded as an important bottleneck for further development. It is the main limitation to faster development of this process, particularly when it leads to flux losses that cleaning cannot restore. The objective of the BioNexGen project is therefore to develop a new class of functional low fouling membranes for membrane bioreactor technology with high and constant water flux (25 l/m2/h) and high rejection of organic pollutants with low molecular weight (down to 300 Da). The consortium consisting of European and MENA partners will develop a novel single step NF MBR operated with low energy consumption due to less aeration needed (0.2 Nm3/m2/h). Small footprint, flexible design, and automated operation make it ideal for localized, decentralized wastewater treatment and recycling in the European and MENA countries. Successful delivery will have a major impact on the competitiveness of the SME partners in the project and the European and MENA MBR market. Furthermore it will significantly contribute to scientific and technological cooperation between European and MENA countries in the provision of safe water.
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Coordinator

HOCHSCHULE KARLSRUHE-TECHNIK UND WIRTSCHAFT

Address

Moltkestrasse 30
76133 Karlsruhe

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 721 692,15

Administrative Contact

Jan Hoinkis (Prof.)

Participants (10)

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 512 218,25

SWANSEA UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 291 724,80

IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 555 752,75

STEINBEIS INNOVATION GGMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 537 963,05

Microdyn-NadiR GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 141 121,65

IZMIR INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 308 900

Al BAATH UNIVERSITY

Syria

EU Contribution

€ 20 412

Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute

Egypt

EU Contribution

€ 48 513,75

CENTRE DE BIOTECHNOLOGIE DE SFAX - CBS

Tunisia

EU Contribution

€ 161 719

Research and Development of Carbon Nanotubes S.A.

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 119 553,60

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 246039

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2010

  • End date

    28 February 2014

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 385 883,24

  • EU contribution

    € 3 419 571

Coordinated by:

HOCHSCHULE KARLSRUHE-TECHNIK UND WIRTSCHAFT

Germany

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