Saturday, 2 November 2013

Latest E4Water Newsletter out now!

With just over one-third of the project now past, the SusChem supported FP7 project E4Water has just published its second newsletter. The publication describes progress in the project’s quest to improve water management in the European chemical industry by making it economically and ecologically more efficient.

The newsletter focuses on a number of the project's participant organisations that are working hard on testing, optimisation and selection of the technologies needed for the next steps forward. The partners are bringing technologies towards pilot demonstration in new applications and new technology trains for a more sustainable industrial water management.

E4Water is a very applied project that gets strong input from both industry and research organisations to provide solutions for a more “eco-efficient” approach to industrial water management.

New facilities, new ideas
The newsletter's main feature is on the new facility for wastewater
 treatment at Kalundborg in Denmark, which was opened in early October, using microalgae in ten photobioreators to clean industrial residual waste streams that are rich in nutrients.

The publication profiles the Chemical Engineering Department at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) and its contribution to E4Water. Similar articles for the Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO), the Technical University of Delft and the Institute of Ecopreneurship (IEC) in the School of Life Science at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) follow.

The newsletter also covers E4Water's participation in a number of international events and lists significant upcoming events.

What is E4Water?
The E4Water project is a European Commission-funded FP7 project jointly developed by SusChem and the European Water Platform (WssTP). E4Water was launched in May 2012 and will continue for four years. The project is coordinated by Dechema

The E4Water project aims to develop, test and validate new integrated approaches, methodologies and process technologies for a more efficient and sustainable management of water in the chemical industry (see schematic below). The results of the project will also be applicable to other industrial sectors.

E4Water unites in its consortium large chemical industries, leading European water sector companies and innovative RTD centres and universities active in the area of water management. E4Water aims to reduce water use by 20-40%, decrease waste water production by 30-70%, and cut energy use by 15-40% in the sector.

You can find out more about the E4Water project on their website. where you can also download the newsletter.

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