Reuse of water, Recovery of valuables and Resource efficiency in urban wastewater treatment (R3Water)

The R3Water project is funded by the European Commission under the Framework Programme 7. It has started in January 2014 and will run 42 months with a budget of 7.8 M€ co-funded by the European Commission. The consortium, coordinated by IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, unites 12 technological partners from seven European countries with involvement of SME’s and RTD centers amongst others.

So far waste water treatment plants are usually regarded as facilities to avoid emissions from wastewater. 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.

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.

The project aims to:

– Demonstrate new technologies and solutions for increased resource efficiency in existing UWWTP performance thanks to innovative monitoring, advanced control strategies and management measures.

– Demonstrate innovative wastewater technologies that enable reuse of water, recovery of valuables such as nutrients.

– Facilitate market uptake for the demonstrated solutions for the European and global market by demonstrating solutions in different geographical context and reaching relevant stakeholders.

Within the field of these topics, new and innovative technologies will be tested and demonstrated. For demonstration, 3 sites are involved in Belgium, Spain, and Sweden.


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    • 28 JUN 16
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    Aqua-Q wins WssTP Water Innovation SMEs Awards (22nd June 2016)

    During the conference Water Innovation Europe 2016: Water-smart! on 22nd June 2016 the R3Water partner Aqua-Q together with 3 other SME won the WssTP Water Innovation SMEs Awards for AQUATRACK®, a novel online monitoring and sampling system. ©WssTP The innovations of the 4 winners were identified, as the best practices in their field of application

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    • 27 JUN 16
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    IVL’s work on partial nitrification/anammox (anaerobic ammonium oxidation) process

    In order to find the optimum values of redox, pH and nitrogen load on the partial nitrification/anammox (anaerobic ammonium oxidation) process treating reject water, the pilot scale demo reactor was run in Hammarby Sjöstadsverk, wastewater research and demonstration facility in Stockholm. The partial nitrification/anammox moving bed biofilm reactor (MBBR) has a working volume of 200L,

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    • 22 MAY 16
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    2nd R3Water newsletter

    Dear Reader, We would like to welcome you to the 2nd issue of our R3Water newsletter. The R3Water newsletter will provide you with actual information on the project progress, especially at its demo sites and its technologies and it gives an overview on the activities within R3Water. Now, enjoy the newsletter. Your R3Water Team

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