Category: research focus

Launch of the EU Green Deal Project, PROMISCES, for a zero pollution circular economy

  Water Reuse Europe is proud to support the recently launched EU Green Deal project “PROMISCES – Preventing Recalcitrant Organic Mobile Industrial chemicalS for Circular Economy in the Soil-sediment-water system” led by the Bureau de Recherche Géologique et Minières -BRGM (France) and featuring three members of Water Reuse Europe, KWB (Germany), Eurecat (Spain) and Università…
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10th November 2021 0

Scale-up of low-carbon footprint MAterial Recovery Techniques in existing wastewater treatment PLANTs

Project in focus Scale-up of low-carbon footprint MAterial Recovery Techniques in existing wastewater treatment PLANTs   The effort to upgrade urban wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) into bio-refineries capable to recover and to produce valuable resources is hindered by the fact that technical, economic and environmental impact analyses are complex and time expensive. Since June 2016,…
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21st July 2020 0

MeProWaRe – Novel methodology for the promotion of treated wastewater reuse for Mediterranean crops improvement

ERANET-Water JPI call “Waterworks 2014”  Introduction More than 60% of the global population will undergo water scarcity by the year 2025, and agriculture is the largest water consumer with 70% of the world consumption (AQUASTAT-FAO 2015). Therefore, under the current pressure on freshwater resources, water allocation for agriculture is a great scientific, economic, and political…
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24th January 2020 0
open access journal articles

Our selection of open access publications on water reuse – September 2019

  Our selection of open-access articles published recently in Science of the Total Environment, Environment International, Membranes and Water: Technologies for water reuse Title: Characteristics and influencing factors of organic fouling in forward osmosis operation for wastewater applications: A comprehensive review. Authors: Ly, Q.V., Hu, Y., Li, J., Cho, J. and Hur, J. In: Environment…
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17th September 2019 0

LIFE PureAgroH2O – Pilot operation of innovative photocatalytic nanofiltration technology for pollutant removal and water reuse of agro-industrial effluents.

  The agro-food industry is the main manufacturing industry in Europe, representing 14% of the total turnover, more than 836,000 million euros. Most processing operations steps in agro-industry are water-based with the food and drink industry accounting for approximately 1.8% of Europe’s total water use and ranked third in water consumption rates between industries. The…
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17th September 2019 0

LIFE REWATCH: a demonstration project for water reuse in the petrochemical industry

The petrochemical industry is, in many countries, the major consumer of water resources and a significant hazardous waste producer, and is therefore subject to increasingly stringent environmental standards. The DOW North petrochemical complex in Tarragona, Spain has an annual water demand of 5.3 hm3/year and generates an annual wastewater of 1.9 hm3/year. Currently, the sources…
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20th November 2018 0