Article in Succes Stories H2020 - EU

Thursday, October 04, 2012

We are proud to announce that AquaFit4Use is described by the European Commission (DG Research and Innovation) as one of the 15 success stories as example for the future Horizon 2020 program!

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SPIRE Public Consultation Launch!

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Innovation in resource and energy efficiency: new industry association gets off the ground.

On July 18, the legal entity, A.SPIRE aisbl, that will manage and implement the proposed SPIRE Public-Private Partnership (PPP) was established at a signing ceremony in Brussels.

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AquaFit4News - 15

Friday, July 27, 2012

The 15th AquaFit4Use newsletter is out!

In this issue, you can find the abstracts of the scientific publications that we have done within the AquaFit4Use project.
 

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14,800,000 Euros in the water

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

In the latest summer edition of TNOTIME an article has been published about the AquaFit4Use project.
 

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European Innovation Partnership on Water

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The EU Member States, through Environment Council Conclusions on June 11th 2012, have endorsed the launch of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Water.

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Have a look at our Final Brochure!

Monday, June 18, 2012

As our project is in its final phase, we can now reflect on our achievements. Have a look at our final brochure!

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RiegerBlick

Friday, June 15, 2012

AquaFit4Use partner Hamburger Rieger wrote this article (in German language) for the RiegerBlick.

 

 

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AquaFit4News - 14

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The 14th AquaFit4Use newsletter is out!

This issue is a special edition about the Young (water) Researchers who worked for the AquaFit4Use project.

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Public summary on AquaFit4Use report

Friday, May 11, 2012

Evaluation of water stress of selected cases from water re-use or saving scenario’s tested in SP5 (results summary)

The Aquafit4Use project aims significantly reduce water use by industries, and therefore mitigate environmental impacts. To achieve this sustainability objective, it is essential to check whether new technologies and reuse options allows reducing environmental impacts of industrial water treatment.

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Public report - mathematical integrated model

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

In recent years, the rising costs associated with the water supply and disposal of industrial water wastewater have motivated industries to seek more efficient water management approaches. Thus, the availability of alternative water sources such as reclaimed municipal wastewater or recycled process water can encourage more efficient water use practices that translate into significant cost savings for many industries (Lens, 2002).
 

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New public report on treatment lines for pulp

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

In the Pulp & Paper industry, a number of problems around the removal of substances are not solved yet and further closing of the water cycle causes other problems.

Challenges for water re-use in the Pulp & Paper!

 

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7th CEC conference 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Participate at the 7th Central European Conference on Fibre-Grade Polymers, Chemical Fibres and Special Textiles (CEC) which will be held from 15-17 September 2012 in Portorose Slovenia.

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AquaFit4Use End-Congress

Monday, April 16, 2012

The AquaFit4Use End-Congress will be held on 8 & 9 May 2012

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Alliance for Water Stewardship

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

International Water Stewardship Standard-Released for Public Consultation

AWS (Alliance for Water Stewardship) proudly announced the release of the First Draft International Water Stewardship Standard for Public Consultation.

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AquaFit4Use article in Pan European Networks

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Willy van Tongeren, co-ordinator of AquaFit4Use explains how AquaFit4Use is developing innovative practical solutions to help promote sustainable water use across a number of industrial sectors. 

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13th issue of AquaFit4News

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Out now: The 13th edition of our AquaFit4Use Newsletter!

This issue looks ahead at our Final congress that will be held on 8 & 9 May 2012, in Bruges.

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12th newsletter

Friday, March 02, 2012

Out now!

The 12th AquaFit4Use newsletter: AquaFit4News

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Anque ICCE 2012 Awards

Monday, February 06, 2012

In the framework of the International Congress of Chemical Engineering, young researchers are called to submit their works to apply to the first edition of ANQUE ICCE 2012 Awards for young researchers

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New public deliverable

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

New public deliverable on new biofouling prevention concepts !

 

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Article in newspaper El Economista

Thursday, October 27, 2011

An article relevant to Aquafit4Use was published in the newspaper El Economista on the 13th of October last

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11th Aquafit4Use Newsletter

Monday, October 10, 2011

The 11th Aquafit4Use newsletter has arrived.

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Water took important attention

Friday, February 18, 2011

Last 27th-28th January, Carlos Negro from UCM participated in the Official Launch Ceremony of the International Year of Chemistry took place at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. This international year is an opportunity for all of us to connect with the power of chemistry to understand better our world and to shape our future. He has summarised the content of the Ceremony in relation to water for us.

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IWA-Water & Industry Conference

Friday, February 18, 2011

We are very happy to officially present you the program of our AquaFit4Use-Session within the IWA-Water & Industry Conference that will take place from 1st to 4th May 2011 in Valladolid (Spain).

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The flagship initiative, sustainable growth

Friday, February 18, 2011

World Short News January 2011

According to the recently published Water Disclosure Global Report 2010, demand for water is projected to outstrip supply by 40 percent by 2030, and an estimated half of the world’s population is likely to live in areas of high water stress by the same year. The message is clear: Water needs sustainable solutions.

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Development system for saline streams

Friday, March 11, 2011

Within the Aquafit4use project, Voltea has developed new materials for use in industrial deionization systems. These materials include high-performance coated electrodes and the use of low-pressure drop spacers...
 

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Interview with Angeles Blanco

Friday, March 18, 2011

Industry has been identified as one of the most important uses of water in terms of total water abstractions. What are the general measures taken by industry to make their water use more sustainable? From your perspective as a researcher, do you think that these measures are appropriate to have a long-term success?
 

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Industrial wastewater

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

VITO wanted to adapt and test the MBR-VFM (VITO Fouling Measurement) monitoring sensor for tests on chemical wastewater, and to use this in the implementation of an advanced control system which supervises the set-points of membrane cleaning actions.

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WORLD SHORT NEWS

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Directive 2010/75/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 November 2010 on industrial emissions (integrated pollution prevention and control). Modification of the IPPC. The member States will have to adopt the new modifications before 7th January 2013...
 

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Advanced Flocculation Control

Friday, April 01, 2011

The study and control of the flocculation or coagulation process can be carried out by monitoring the evolution of the particles chord size distribution on real time, which is obtained by a Focused Beam Reflectance Measurement probe (FBRM). The methodology, developed by the Cellulose and Paper Research Group of UCM, gives information about the size and concentration of the particles in the dispersion...

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7th Aquafit4Use newsletter

Monday, April 11, 2011

The 7th issue of the AquaFit4Use newsletter 'AquaFit4news' has been issued in March.

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AquaFit4Use in Trostberger Tagblatt

Monday, April 11, 2011

Special attention for the AquaFit4Use project in the German newspaper 'Trostberger Tagblatt'.

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THE EUROPEAN BIOECONOMY IN 2030

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

This White Paper is the result of discussions between nine European Technology Platforms , including the Forestry Based Platform, that cover different segments of the European Knowledge-Based-Bio economy and a series of open meetings with their array of stakeholders. The primary focus of this document is to elaborate on common themes and joint priorities across the widely diverse sectors relevant for the European Bio economy. 

 

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Climate Change Pose Risks

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A Simplified Climate Change Impact Assessment Tool (SCIAT) addresses the specific needs of the water industry, translating climate change projections into real-world impacts. A recent study in CIWEM’s Water and Environment Journal demonstrates its application in assessing...

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Innovation Union

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The world is faced with unprecedented challenges requiring innovative solutions. Europe needs to meet the challenge of retaining and reinforcing its competitive position in the face of globalisation. The emerging economies are moving from cost competition and imitation towards strategies based on innovation. On the other hand, rising living standards in these countries open new markets for European products and services and their growing capabilities create new opportunities for collaboration. We need to grasp these opportunities.

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Funds for Proof of Concepts

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

New ERC initiative gives researchers extra incentive and support.
The ERC, Europe's funding body designed to support investigator-driven frontier research, is fuelling scientific excellence by encouraging researchers to think outside the box and take their projects to levels they would not have considered before...
 

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WORLD SHORT NEWS April 2011

Thursday, May 12, 2011

WssTP has released its Position Paper on FP8 to create a Water Fund to the European Commission and to its members. WssTP advocates launching a “Water Programme” under the future research programmes of the European Commission. A successful programme will ensure that there is commonality and alignment of strategic goals between the different funding mechanisms promoted by the Commission...
 

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Decolouration and mineralization

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Evaluation of the efficacy of in-situ electro-synthesised H2O2 for the decolouration and mineralization of different commercially-important textile reactive dyes, in the presence of UV irradiation confirms that H2O2/UV treatment using an in-situ formation of H2O2 results in much higher decolouration rates than photolysis alone. The optimal working conditions were those that enabled maximum decolouration rates for textile dye RR 238 at the lowest electrical current (1 A) and a maximum flow-rate (150 mg/L). The best decolouration and TOC reduction was obtained with two reactive azo dyes having vinylsulphone reactive group...

 

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Treatment of membrane retentates

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Reverse osmosis and nanofiltration systems are being assessed as final step of effluent treatment trains aiming to recover the final effluent form paper mills and reuse it as process water. But one of the most important drawbacks of these treatments is the production of a retentate, as this effluent is usually high loaded of bio-recalcitrant organic matter and inorganics, and it must be disposed according with the legislation. Therefore, in this project different processes have been tested for dealing with these concentrates...

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Evaluation of additives for fouling reduction

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Traditional methods to limit fouling in membrane bioreactors (MBRs) are low flux operation and both, physical and chemical cleanings. An alternative strategy is the addition of fouling reducers. These are additives which modify the mixed liquor through mechanisms like adsorption, coagulation and flocculation...

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New Tool To Monitor Biofilm Growth

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A new online methodology based on a continuous process video microscopy and image analysis has been developed by UCM to study the effects of enzymes on the formation of biofilm

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9th AquaFit4Use Newsletter

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A new edition of the (9th) AquaFit4Use newsletter is now available!

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World short news, May 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011

World short news, May 2011

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Nestlé Stockholm Industry Water Award

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Nestlé has been named the winner of the Stockholm Industry Water Award for its leadership and performance in improving water management in its internal operations and throughout its supply chain...

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Workshop at paper mill Hamburger Rieger

Thursday, August 18, 2011

On 17 May 2011 a workshop with 28 attendees was organised at the paper mill Hamburger Rieger GmbH & Co. KG in Trostberg/Germany. 17 of the participants were representatives of paper mills from the working group “water circuits” within “VPWP”, a German association for board and corrugated paper producers. Presented were the project aim of AquaFit4Use in the paper sector and especially...

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Publication International Innovation

Friday, August 26, 2011

The magazine International Innovation published an article on AquaFit4Use in their issue of August 2011

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10th AquaFit4Use Newsletter

Monday, September 12, 2011

The 10th Aquafit4News has arrived!

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AquaFit4Use Workshop 14 Sept 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

In the framework of the AquaFit4Use project, extensive water treatment trains have been performed on the pilot scale at the Hamburger Rieger paper mill in Trostberg from March to September 2011.

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Application of developed specific gene probes

Thursday, February 17, 2011

By cultivation-independent specific gene probes screening two bacteria groups were analysed as dominant bacteria in paper mill samples. Detected bacteria groups were related to Tepidimonas arfidensis (member of the Betaproteobacteria) and Cloacibacterium (member of the Cytophaga-Flexibacter subphylum), respectively.

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AquaFit4Use with Most for Water at Pollutec

Monday, February 14, 2011

in December 2010 AquaFit4Use was presented by partner MostForWater at the Pollutec fair.

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Sixth AquaFit4Use Newsletter

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

The sixth version of AquaFit4News is now available. This issue is devoted to the new software tool developed in AquaFit4Use: the Water Quality Management tool.

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Mid-Term Congres Industrieel Waterbeheer

Monday, February 07, 2011

In november 2010 is in H2Ohet artikel AquaFit4Use: Duurzaam Industrieel Waterbeheer verschenen. In dit artikel wordt verslag gedaan van het Mid-term congres van het EU project AquaFit4Use over Duurzaam Industrieel waterbeheer

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Provide your view to the EC on an ETV scheme

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Before 4th February! Provide your views to the European Commission on the potential benefits of an EU Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) scheme for monitoring and remediation technologies

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Potential for water reuse in textile industry

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

A “manual for the characterisation of textile SMEs” was issued to be used in companies characterisation. The document allows to obtain a detailed analysis, containing all the relevant process data for further elaboration of a comprehensive mapping of all processes related to water use.

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Methodology Water Quality Control available

Friday, January 14, 2011

This report deals with the possible tools to establish a quality control system targeting the water use  creating the needed confidence. It uses the HACCP-principles and deals with the risk assessment and possible control options including for example  application of safety margins. The report is available through this link.

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Evaluation of sensors & data processing tools

Friday, January 14, 2011

In this report is described a test protocol developed to define criteria of comparison to evaluate different sensors for water quality measurement. This test protocol allows calculating comparison criteria to benchmark these instruments. At the same time new software to manage effectively on-line and off-line measurements in order to get high-content information has been established.

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Silica removal from paper mill

Monday, November 29, 2010

Silica is present in paper mill effluents in a significant concentration. Silica mainly comes from the sodium silicate (Na2SiO3) added during the deinking process...

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Fifth AquaFit4Use newsletter

Friday, November 19, 2010

The fifth issue of the AquaFit4Use newsletter is now available.

 

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Fourth issue of the AquaFit4Use newsletter

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The fourth issue of the AquaFit4Use newsletter is now available. This edition is contains a summary of our successful Mid-term Conference which was held from 13-16 June 2010 in Oviedo (Spain).

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Successful Tools for biofilm detection

Thursday, August 12, 2010

In industrial water processes, the presence of biofilm can promote several problems such as loss of process efficiency, scale formation and particulate deposition...

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First successful application

Thursday, July 29, 2010

The first process relevant tools developed in the AquaFIT4Use project are successfully applied and will be validated in the next months.

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Article in Hamburger Rieger

Thursday, July 29, 2010

In February 2010 an article on Aquafit4Use was placed in the Hamburger Rieger. This is an employees magazine also available for suppliers and customers.

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Aquafit4Use Mid Term event

Thursday, July 29, 2010

During the 7th Anque International congress (13-16 June 2010) the Aquafit4Use Mid Term event was held in Oviedo, Spain.

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Water quality demands

Thursday, July 29, 2010

AquaFit4use will publish several public reports, of which "Water quality demands in paper, chemical, food and textile companies"  is the first one.

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Third issue of the AquaFit4Use newsletter

Thursday, July 29, 2010

The third issue of the AquaFit4Use newsletter is now available. This special edition is fully devoted to our Mid-term Conference which will be held from 13-16 June 2010 in Oviedo (Spain).

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When water is a critical issue

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Holmen Paper Madrid S.L. is a 100% recycled newsprint and magazine paper mill located in the South of Madrid, Spain. Due to the water scarcity situation in Spain, water consumption has always been of high concern for the mill.

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Biofouling reduction in water systems

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Denutritor is a biofilter, which reduces the biofouling potential of water. In Denutritor, microbial populations are grown in biofilms on a filler of polyurethane foams.

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Second issue of the AquaFit4Use newsletter

Thursday, July 29, 2010

The second issue of the AquaFit4Use newsletter "AquaFit4News" is now available.

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