|PROJECTE||Demonstration of innovative solutions for Reuse of water, Recovery of valuables and Resource efficiency in urban wastewater treatment (R3-Water)|
European Union FP7-ENV-2013-Water-Inno-Demo (619093)
IVL, SVENSKA MILJOEINTITUTET AB, Sweden
R3Water “Reuse of water, Recovery of valuables and Resource efficiency in urban wastewater treatment”, is a demonstration project funded by the call WATER-INNO-DEMO of the 7th EU Framework Programme which runs from January 2014 until May 2017.
R3Water is coordinated by IVL (Sweden), involves 6 SMEs (Teqma, Perlemax, Aqua-Q AB, Prediktor, Ava-CO2-Forschung Gm, Ekolite Oy), 2 large companies (ADASA, Aquafin), 3 R&D centers (ICRA, IVL, VTT) and 1 association (DECHEMA), and is a demonstration project of 7.2 M€.
The main objective of the project is to demonstrate solutions that support the transition from a treatment plant for urban wastewater to a production unit of different valuables which will decrease the environmental impacts of that activity. Current research and development shows that these plants can be converted and upgraded into production units to provide energy, nutrients, water for re-use and possibly other valuables. This is achieved by improved resource efficiency in the plant as well as new technologies and business models that allow the re-use of resources from the incoming water. Within the field of these topics, new and innovative technologies will be tested and demonstrated in Belgium, Spain and Sweden. Part of this project involves innovative monitoring, state-of-the art modeling tools and advanced control strategies in order to increase resource efficiency in existing wastewater treatment plants.