NAWADES

Nanotechnological Application in WAter DESalination

 Coordinatore FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V 

 Organization address address: Hansastrasse 27C
city: MUENCHEN
postcode: 80686

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Christoph
Cognome: Schulte
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 89 1205 2728
Fax: +49 89 1205 7534

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Germany [DE]
 Totale costo 4˙538˙519 €
 EC contributo 3˙274˙701 €
 Programma FP7-ENVIRONMENT
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Environment (including Climate Change)
 Code Call FP7-ENV-2012-two-stage
 Funding Scheme CP
 Anno di inizio 2012
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2012-10-01   -   2016-09-30

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V

 Organization address address: Hansastrasse 27C
city: MUENCHEN
postcode: 80686

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Christoph
Cognome: Schulte
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 89 1205 2728
Fax: +49 89 1205 7534

DE (MUENCHEN) coordinator 755˙793.00
2    MANN + HUMMEL GMBH

 Organization address address: HINDENBURGSTRASSE 45
city: LUDWIGSBURG
postcode: 71638

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Michael
Cognome: Distl
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 7141 98 2694

DE (LUDWIGSBURG) participant 373˙800.00
3    ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION

 Organization address address: CARRER DE LA INNOVACIO 2
city: TERRASSA
postcode: 8225

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Dirk
Cognome: Saseta
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 93 788 23 00
Fax: +34 93 789 19 06

ES (TERRASSA) participant 372˙160.00
4    SICO Technology GmbH

 Organization address city: Bleiberg-Kreuth
postcode: 9531

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Walter
Cognome: Nadrag
Email: send email
Telefono: +43 424 451510

AT (Bleiberg-Kreuth) participant 298˙952.00
5    HIDROQUIMIA TRACTAMENTS I QUIMICA INDUSTRIAL SLU

 Organization address address: "CARRETERA BV 1274, KM1, EDIFICIO NORTE, PLANTA 2, PARQUE CIENTIFICO Y TECNOLOGICO DE TERRASSA ORBITAL 40"
city: TERRASSA
postcode: 8225

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Gemma
Cognome: Vilar
Email: send email
Telefono: 34937001481

ES (TERRASSA) participant 287˙400.00
6    CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

 Organization address address: Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
city: ROMA
postcode: 185

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Enrico
Cognome: Drioli
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 0984 492039
Fax: +39 0984 402103

IT (ROMA) participant 281˙600.00
7    VIRTUALPIE LTD

 Organization address address: THE FLUID ENGINEERING CENTRE
city: CRANFIELD
postcode: MK43 0AJ

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Gerry
Cognome: Mcnulty
Email: send email
Telefono: 447833000000
Fax: 441235000000

UK (CRANFIELD) participant 246˙736.00
8    EXERGY LTD

 Organization address address: PUMA WAY THE TECHNOCENTRE COVENTRY
city: Coventry
postcode: CV1 2TT

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Alberto
Cognome: Gomez
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 2476992598

UK (Coventry) participant 204˙260.00
9    Eilenburger Elektrolyse- und Umwelttechnik GmbH

 Organization address address: Friedrich-Engelhorn-Str. 7
city: Eilenburg
postcode: 4838

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Hans-Jürgen
Cognome: Förster
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 3423 7063900

DE (Eilenburg) participant 184˙800.00
10    IVL SVENSKA MILJOEINSTITUTET AB

 Organization address address: Valhallavaegen 81
city: STOCKHOLM
postcode: 100 31

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Mats
Cognome: Ridner
Email: send email
Telefono: +46 8 59856320

SE (STOCKHOLM) participant 179˙600.00
11    KNOWLEDGE INNOVATION MARKET S.L.

 Organization address address: CALLE VENEZUELA 103 PLANTA 1 PUERTA
city: BARCELONA
postcode: 8019

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Janira
Cognome: Mcleod
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 932667138
Fax: +34 932667143

ES (BARCELONA) participant 89˙600.00

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complete    fouling    materials    plant    treatments    maintenance    water    filter    scaling    ro    seawater    lower    osmosis    promising    efficient    reverse    life    desalination    technologies    nawades    structure    filtration    membranes    membrane    fibers    energy   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'The main objective of the NAWADES project is to study, design, produce, and test new water desalination filter technology from four points of view: 1. the structure of multi-layer membrane filter, including UV light distributed by glass fibers inside the membrane stack 2. the materials used to build the filter, including fouling and scaling monitoring 3. the coating treatments applied to the surface of the filter using plasma and nano-TiO2 fibers 4. the filtration process with integrated removal of bio-fouling. The new filter technology shall provide long-life and antifouling filters to be used in Reverse Osmosis (RO) water desalinisation processes with a higher efficiency and life-time, less energy consumption (lower pressure), and less maintenance (lower cost).'

Introduzione (Teaser)

A consortium of EU companies is building a more efficient membrane system to remove the salts from seawater and make it drinkable.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

Desalination of seawater holds the potential to alleviate worldwide water stress. Reverse osmosis (RO) is the most promising desalination process, but it generates a lot of waste and uses large amounts of energy.

RO could be much more efficient if membrane fouling and scaling could be reduced. The EU-funded 'Nanotechnological application in water desalination' (http://nawades.eu (NAWADES)) project aims to design and build membranes that avoid these problems.

The project is focusing on four aspects of RO membrane design: structure, materials, coatings and treatments, and the filtration process itself. NAWADES will produce membranes that are more efficient, consume less energy and require less maintenance.

Research and development, which consisted of advancing and testing various technologies at laboratory scale, is now complete. The most promising developments are currently being up-scaled for testing at industrial level. A pilot plant will be built at the El Prat de Llobregat desalination plant in Catalonia for this purpose.

Other technologies that were being developed during NAWADES have been put on hold, but will be picked up again as part of other research projects.

When complete, the NAWADES project will provide a more efficient and cost-effective membrane for the desalination industry. This will contribute to improved water security and sustainable use of our limited water resources.

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