Project Actions


Action A.1 Request of authorizations M1-M12

The documentation request by the local authorities for the construction plants and their operation will be filled with the info provided by action B1.

Responsible: Eco Recycling

Others partners: Technosind, UEVORA and Talete

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Action B.1 Design and construction of the prototypes M1-M19

B1.1 Prototype for bio-adsorbents production

It will include the draw up of a detailed process flowsheet, equipment design, tendering, plant construction and commissioning.

B1.2 Prototype for water treatment

It will include the draw up of a detailed process flowsheet, equipment design, tendering, plant construction and commissioning.

Responsible: Technosind

Others partners: Eco Recycling, UEVORA, HTR, Talete and ALFO

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Action B.2 Demonstration activity: bio-adsorbent production and efficiency tests M14-M27

B2.1 Olive Pomace pre-treatment

The olive pomace produced will be collected and pre-treated producing 6700 kg for action B2.

B2.2 HTC reactor set-up

Some preliminary tests for the setting of the reactor for hydrothermal carbonization will be carry out.

B2.3 Bio-adsorbents (Fe-hydrochar) production

The pre-treated olive pomace will be used in the prototype plant constructed in B1.1 to produce bio-adsorbent. 1500 kg will be used for water treatment in action B3, 20 kg will be used for the replicability (B4) and 10 kg for the transferability (B4).

Responsible: Eco Recycling

Others partners: Technosind, UEVORA, HTR and ALFO

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Action B.3 Demonstration activity: water treatment M20-M35

B3.1 Initial setting of the water treatment prototype

In this sub-task, only one column of the prototype will be packed with bio-adsorbents in order to set up the operative parameters to be maintained during water treatment.

B3.2 Operative phase: treatment of the contaminated water

After the set-up, the prototype will treat arsenic-contaminated water from one of the sources in the area of Viterbo (Lazio, Italy). The outlet water will be analyzed to check the efficiency of the treatment.

B3.3 Management of the exhausted adsorbent

The exhausted bio-adsorbent will be fed in a gasifier in order to recover energy.

Responsible: Talete

Others partners: Eco Recycling, Technosind and HTR

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Action B.4 Transferability and replicability actions M13-M35

For replicability, an outdoor portable water purification prototype, working with the bio-adsorbent produced in B2 action will be constructed and operated in Portugal. Such unit will treat 100 L/d of water from different collection points in Portugal. Transferability will be assessed by demonstrating the removal of emerging organic pollutants and the applicability to different feedstock biomasses by means of a 6 L pilot plant.

Responsible: UEVORA

Others partners: Eco Recycling, Technosind and HTR

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Action B.5 Economic feasibility assessment M6-M35

B5.1 Analysis of product marketability

It will be to evaluate the cost of the raw materials used in the two processes (validated in the project), identify the possible applications for the products obtained and evaluate the relative revenue derived from their sale.

B5.2 Analyses of economic feasibility

The analyses will entail quantifying the costs associated to plant construction, reagents, energy consumption, wastes disposal and personnel costs. Economic feasibility of the process for the production of bio-adsorbents and the process for the water treatment will be carried out.

B5.3 Elaboration of business plan

The outcomes of the activities performed under sub-actions will be exploited to elaborate three separate business plans targeting the industrial-scale application of the proposed technologies.

Responsible: Technosind

Others partners: Talete, Eco Recycling, UEVORA and ALFO

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Action C.1 Monitoring and environmental and socio-economic impact M19-M36

C1.1 Monitoring the project impacts (Key Project Indicators)

Key Project Indicators identified for the proposal will be updated during project running in order to assess the project impacts.

C1.2 Monitoring the project activities

Monitoring of main project activities will be performed identifying key achievements for each one.

C1.3 Evaluation of the impact assessment by LCA

The global environmental impact will be evaluated by means of a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). The production and application of the commercial product, namely granular ferric hydroxide will be the baseline to perform the LCA.

Responsible: Eco Recycling

Others partners: HTR, Technosind

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Action D.1 Dissemination Planning and Development of the Dissemination Pack M1-M36

D1.1 Networking with other projects

Networking with other EU projects.

D1.2 Dissemination planning and Development of the Dissemination Pack

Communicating project results to the identified target groups across EU. Creation and management of project website, Layman’s report and notice boards.

Responsible: Eco Recycling

Others partners: All partners

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Action E.1 Project management M1-M36

Implementation of project management ensuring high quality of project implementation, results and dissemination:

E1.1 Project management

E1.2 Management of Monitoring Indicators

E1.3 After LIFE plan

E1.4 Monitoring the application of green procurement principles

E1.5 Preparation of certification and implementation policies

Responsible: Eco Recycling

Other partners: Each partner will be responsible for the internal administration and will delegate a representative (Project Manager) to participate in the project Steering committee.

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