Dry anaerobic digestion as an alternative management & treatment solution for sewage sludge.
The main objective of LIFE-ANADRY is to assess Dry Anaerobic Digestion (AD) technology under thermophilic (55°C) and mesophilic (35°C) conditions as a more effective treatment method for the sewage sludge produced in WWTPs.
The abovementioned process offers a vast improvement in terms of effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and sustainability over other methods for sludge treatment in small to medium-size WWTPs. The process will offer:
- Enhancement of biogas production with a concomitant reduction in energy use
- Reduction of the operating costs in the WWTPs
- Sludge stabilisation and hygienisation
- Reduction of carbon emissions due to the minimisation of the use of inorganic fertilisers (recycling sludge as fertiliser)
- Comprehensive data that supports the attractiveness of the technique for full-scale application
Modelling, Measurement and Improvement of the water management environmental impact in the food Industry.
The main objective of the MCUBO Project is to minimize the environmental impact related to water management in the subsectors with the highest water consumption (meat, juices and canned vegetables) through an effective demonstration, at 3 industrial plants, of an integral management system based on:
- The implementation of a new low-cost wireless monitoring technology, Plug&Lean system.
- Detailed modeling of the sub-sectors´ processes, that will serve to propose improvement actions and demonstrate its effectiveness before being implemented (easing the decision making and minimizing risks).
- Specific water management implementation on continuous improvement process in the three demonstrators companies.
Adding sustainability to the fruit and vegetable processing industry through solar-powered algal wastewater treatment.
The LIFE ALGAECAN project proposes a sustainable treatment model of fruit and vegetable processing effluents that combines cost-effective heterotrophic microalgae cultivation with spray drying of the collected microalgae to obtain a product of commercial interest as raw material for the production of biofertilisers and animal feed. This system is placed in two containers for easy transportation and the energy used in the process is 100% from renewable energy (solar and biomass).
Lemna cultivation technology to improve nutrient management in pig production systems
pig production systems.
The main objective of LIFE LEMNA Project is to demostrate the technical feasibility and sustainability of a system for nutrient recovery from the anaerobic digested swine manure based on the production of duckweed.
Duckweed, also called water lentil or lemna,
is a fast-growing aquatic plant with a great capacity for nitrogen and phosphorus absorption. The result of this treatment is a protein-rich vegetable biomass used as raw material for the production of bio-fertilisers/bio-stimulants and as a substitute for other vegetable proteins in pig feed.
Synergy with life multi-ad:
The technology proposed by LIFE LEMNA could be applied as a sustainable system for the recovery of nutrients from anaerobic digestate in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the agri-food sector.
Pilot operation of innovative Photo-catalytic Nanofiltration technology for pollutant removal and water re-use of Agro-industrial effluents.
The key objectives of the LIFE17 ENV/GR/000387 LIFE PureAgroH2O project is to develop and demonstrate, at industrial scale, a novel purification system for the sustainable management of the end-of-the-pipe wastewater effluents generated in fruit & vegetable industry, the prevention of losses of various inorganic and organic contaminants to the environment and the recycle/reuse of the purified water. To achieve the objectives, a close-to- market, patented water purification system with the ability to effectively recycle 15 m3/day of agro-wastewater will be developed, demonstrated and commercialized in Greece. In addition, a second PNFR will be tested in Spain. The PNFR technology/reactor, integrates synergistically effective micropollutant abatement technologies such as photocatalysis (P) and nanofiltration (NF), in one smartly designed membrane reactor (R) module-PNFR that will retrofit a Fruit & Vegetable Processing Industry for mainly pesticides removal.
Synergy with life multi-ad:
Proposals for holistic approaches to wastewater treatment for the Food Industry.
Dr Emilia Markellou (Coordinator)
Tel: 0030 2108180329
Eleni Ioannou (Scientific Secretary)
Tel: 0030 2108180329
Synergic TPAD and O3 process in WWTPs for Resource Efficient waste management.
The main objective of the STO3RE Project is to implement an innovative and cost-efficient technology, which are capable to conversion of manure and sludge from waste water treatment plants (WWTPs) into a high environmental quality biofertiliser.
The technology is called CavO3+DAG-TPAD (dual acid-gas temperature phased anaerobic digestion configuration coupled with ozone oxidation and hydrothermal cavitation). STO3RE tests this technology in a newly-developed demonstration plant that will centralise the treatment of secondary sludge from small WWTPs and cattle manure from surrounding farms. The facility will be located in Totana (Murcia, Spain) and be able to deal with sewage sludge from five surrounding WWTPs and several farms, covering an area of about 2,700 square kilometres. The total amount of sewage sludge treated in the demonstration plant is expected to reach 5-10 cubic metres of mixed substrate per day.
Innovative Circular Businesses on Energy, Water, Fertilizer & Construction Industries towards a Greener Regional Economy.
The main objective of LIFE iCirBus-4Industries project is to demonstrate the use of fly ash from forest biomass power plants as an adsorbent agent for heavy metals and other organic materials in sewage sludge. This will make the sludge suitable for the production of low-impact fertiliser. In a second stage, the project demonstrates the viability of a further use in recyclable construction materials of the used biomass that contains heavy metals and organic pollutants from sewage sludge.
The project characterizes the sewage sludge and the forest biomass fly ash. Then, the two-phase sludge treatment to reduce the presence of heavy metals and other contaminants will be validated at laboratory scale. The project scales up the process in a prototype sewage treatment plant with a capacity of 100 kg/hour of clean sludge. Overall, the project expects to produce:
- 500 kg of low impact fertiliser; and
- 17 000 kg of recyclable construction materials.
Innovative combination of WWT Technologies for water reuse: anaerobic-aerobic, microalgae and AOP processes.
An innovative demonstration European project that aims to reuse
wastewater for agricultural practices and aquifer recharge.
This project will protect the aquatic environment against the pollution associated with pathogens and micropollutants that are not removed in conventional wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) and will implement a technology with low energetic demands.
LIFE AMIA will develop an innovative and sustainable WWTP concept combining compact anaerobic-aerobic treatment, a microalgae bioreactor and advanced adsorption-oxidation process (AOP). The novel WWTP layout will allow nutrient recovery through microalgae cultivation and will reduce the net energy consumption, mitigating the greenhouse gas emissions.
Synergy with life multi-ad
Both projects seek innovation through the integration of anaerobic technologies for wastewater treatment, allowing production of renewable energy sources such as biogas and thereby contributing to a better conservation of natural resources and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
Elena Zuriaga Agustí
Tel: 0034 647 451 670
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Sociedad Fomento Agrícola Castellonense.
Av. Del Mar 53
12003 Castellón – ESPAÑA
T. +34 964 255 063
Enhanced Nitrogen and phosphorus Recovery from wastewater and Integration in the value Chain
ENRICH project will contribute to circular economy through the recovery of nutrients from WasteWater Treatment Plants (WWTPs) and its valorization in agriculture (either direct use on crops or through the fertilizer industry). ENRICH will tackle this value chain by developing a new treatment train that will be designed, built and operated in an urban WWTP. The products obtained will be mixed in order to find optimal mixtures and the agronomic properties of these products will be validated at full-scale through field tests in order to ensure the viability of the products obtained. Moreover, a business model of the whole value chain will be defined, involving several partners from different sectors, in order to ensure the replicability in other case studies or other EU regions.
Adriana L. Romero Lestido
Project Manager at CETAQUA, Water Technology Center
Biofactory & Resource Recovery Area
Mobile: +34 669758428
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REcovery and REcycling of nutrients TURNing wasteWATER into added-value products for a circular economy in agriculture
Water2REturn is an Innovation Action co-funded by the European Commission under its Horizon 2020 (H2020) programme. It is coordinated by BIOAZUL company (Malaga, Spain) and is focused on the recovery and recycling of nutrients from slaughterhouses wastewater in the framework of a Circular Economy model. Nutrients recovered are turned into value added products for the agro-chemical industry and, consequently, for the agricultural sector.
Water2REturn constitutes an integrated solution for slaughterhouse wastewater treatment, as well as for the recovery of nutrients with high market value in the agricultural sector. This Circular Economy approach turns wastewater treatment facilities into „bio-refineries”.
The demonstration site is a real working slaughterhouse called “Matadero del Sur”, located in Salteras, near Seville (Spain). The treatment capacity of the system is 50 m3 per day (out of the 150 m3 of the slaughterhouse’s daily flow).
The project outputs are:
- Wastewater treatment: 1 integrated treatment + nutrients & energy recovery system divided into 3 separated process units (water line, sludge line, algae line) + energy recovery module.
- Secondary raw materials: Nutrients concentrate, hydrolysed sludge and algal biomass.
- Agronomic products: 1 fertiliser and 2 biostimulants, that will enhance nutrition efficiency, abiotic stress tolerance and/or crop quality traits.
Project Coordinator: Pilar Zapata Aranda
Senior Project Manager at BIOAZUL S.L. company (Malaga, Spain)