ATWARM

Advanced Technologies for Water Resource Management

 Coordinatore QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY BELFAST 

 Organization address address: University Road
city: BELFAST
postcode: BT7 1NN

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Pauline
Cognome: Mccann
Email: send email
Telefono: -90973213
Fax: -90665166

 Nazionalità Coordinatore United Kingdom [UK]
 Totale costo 3˙497˙503 €
 EC contributo 3˙497˙503 €
 Programma FP7-PEOPLE
Specific programme "People" implementing the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2007 to 2013)
 Code Call FP7-PEOPLE-ITN-2008
 Funding Scheme MC-ITN
 Anno di inizio 2009
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2009-12-01   -   2013-11-30

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY BELFAST

 Organization address address: University Road
city: BELFAST
postcode: BT7 1NN

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Pauline
Cognome: Mccann
Email: send email
Telefono: -90973213
Fax: -90665166

UK (BELFAST) coordinator 775˙185.50
2    DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY

 Organization address address: Glasnevin
city: DUBLIN
postcode: 9

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Dermot
Cognome: Diamond
Email: send email
Telefono: -7007585
Fax: -7007643

IE (DUBLIN) participant 1˙099˙442.40
3    CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

 Organization address address: College Road
city: CRANFIELD - BEDFORDSHIRE
postcode: MK43 0AL

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Raffaella
Cognome: Villa
Email: send email
Telefono: 0044-(0)1234-750111 EXT2320

UK (CRANFIELD - BEDFORDSHIRE) participant 421˙405.00
4    UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN

 Organization address address: UNIVERSITAETSSTRASSE 2
city: ESSEN
postcode: 45141

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Michael
Cognome: Eisinger
Email: send email
Telefono: 492012000000

DE (ESSEN) participant 405˙969.12
5    IWW RHEINISCH WESTFALISCHES INSTITUT FUR WASSERFORSCHUNG GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH

 Organization address address: MORITZSTRASSE 26
city: MULHEIM AN DER RUHR
postcode: 45476

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Wolf
Cognome: Merkel
Email: send email
Telefono: +49(208)40303-100
Fax: +49(208)40303-82

DE (MULHEIM AN DER RUHR) participant 399˙914.78
6    T.E. LABORATORIES LIMITED

 Organization address address: TULLOW INDUSTRIAL ESTATE
city: TULLOW

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Mark
Cognome: Bowkett
Email: send email
Telefono: -9152587
Fax: -9152592

IE (TULLOW) participant 200˙617.20
7    NORTHERN IRELAND WATER LTD

 Organization address address: Donegall 70-74
city: BELFAST
postcode: BT1 2GU

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Samuel (Sam)
Cognome: Irwin
Email: send email
Telefono: 7803799104

UK (BELFAST) participant 194˙969.80

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 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'Technology gaps exist within the EU that prohibit compliance with the Water Framework Directive in providing an integrated water resource management strategy that will secure both water quality and quantity. The fundamental objective of the ATWARM ITN is to enhance the career prospects of 16 young researchers by providing them with greatly enhanced multidisciplinary skills and business aptitudes that will enable them to address these technology gaps. The two scientific objectives of the ATWARM proposal are: (i) To develop advanced technologies for enhancing the performance and/or sustainability of water and wastewater treatment plants, and (ii) To develop advanced technologies for enhancing water quality, including advanced technologies for analysis and monitoring. 14 ESR and 2 ER will participate in an integrated research programme. Each will be located within specific host organisations and will be seconded to other sites to improve their multidisciplinary skills and their knowledge of ATWARM as a whole. They will receive specific in-lab training plus general S&T training at 3 Summer Schools and other relevant training events. Complementary training (involving external participants) structured to accommodate the personal career needs of each Fellow will also be provided. The ATWARM network will involve seven host organisations located in UK, Ireland and Germany. These organisations (four academic, one research and two industrial partners) have distinct but complementary research foci and, due to their involvement in an existing network, are already collaborating effectively. Participation in ATWARM will foster relationships between the partners and ensure the long term sustainability of the network. ATWARM will be coordinated by Queen’s University Belfast (which is experienced in the management and administration of large FP research projects) and will be managed by a Supervisory Board to ensure that all Fellows receive the same high standard of training.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

Young EU researchers have developed several technologies to improve the efficiency and sustainability of wastewater treatment.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

Integrated water resource management will be key in securing both water quality and quantity in Europe, hence the Water Framework Directive (WFD). There are however a number of technology gaps that hinder compliance with this Directive.

While attempting to fill some of these gaps, the EU-funded 'Advanced technologies for water resource management' (http://www.atwarm.com/ (ATWARM)) project up-skilled 16 young researchers. Each fellow participated in summer schools and an international conference, and benefited from secondments to academic, research and industrial partners.

Their work contributed to a number of new technologies, including a chemical-free water treatment process that relies on an underwater electrical discharge. Sustainable water purification using sunlight and a titanium oxide nanomaterial was achieved as well.

Researchers also investigated the use of algae to purify water while producing energy, and explored cheap methods to produce chemicals that remove arsenic from groundwater. In addition, they produced a faecal matter sensor to rapidly detect contamination in recreational marine water and freshwater.

These and other advancements of the 16 related research projects will benefit the environment, as well as the water industry and other related sectors. Many of the products and services developed also offer opportunities for companies to partner with the researchers in bringing them to market.

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