ULTIMATE:TIME TO MAKE RECYCLED WATER A NEXT LEVEL RESOURCE
The ULTIMATE project will develop technologies to reuse industrial wastewater, creating economic value and increasing the sustainable use of resources.
37 NOVEL TECHNOLOGIES TO MAKE THE INDUSTRIAL WATER CYCLE MORE SUSTAINABLE FOR EFFICIENT AND SUSTAINABLE WATER REUSE, ULTIMATE WILL:
The 37 novel technologies that ULTIMATE develops will:
- recover, refine & reuse water
- extract & exploit energy
- extract & exploit materials
These will enable businesses to forge environmentally-friendly collaborations that save resources and money.
Petrochemical Industry Reducing liquid waste to almost zero# 1 Tarragona, Spain
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CS 2 New Prinsenland
HorticultureEfficient heating and watering in greenhouses# 2 Nieuw-Prinsenland, The Netherlands
Additionally, the project will demonstrate that wastewater from glasshouses can be recycled and reused in horticulture. Greenhouse operators hesitate to reuse their wastewater as it can contain plant pathogens. To remove these, a customised treatment plant will combine 3 different technologies. The system will also remove pesticides, which are used to protect crops like tomato from pests.
Public Private PartnershipManaging high salinity# 3 Rosignano, Italy
Juice ProductionAntioxidants from wastewater# 4 Nafplio, Greece
A new water purification plant is being developed, tailored to the sectors specific needs. It will recycle the wastewater generated during juice production and stimulate its reuse in the industry. Beyond that, the system will extract valuable compounds such as polyphenols, which can be added to fruit juices as antioxidants.
Go to the next slide to watch how the ULTIMATE engineers set up the plant!
BreweryRecovering sludge for biogas generation# 5 Lleida, Spain
These bioreactors are furthermore part of a treatment train which produces fit-for-purpose water. This will enhance the industrial symbiosis between the Mahou brewery and the water management company Aqualia.
CS 6 Israel
Olive MillsDealing with seasonal wastewater shock loads# 6 Karmiel & Shafdan, Israel
In addition, a new anaerobic system for pretreatment of wastewater is installed at Israel’s largest wastewater treatment plant in Shafdan. It will make the plant more flexible to treating wastewater when its composition changes; i.e. effluents from olive mills, dairy farms and domestic wastewater.
Check out how new technologies will recycle wastewater and recover energy and materials in the following animations.
Wiskey DistilleryUtilising the potential of distillery wastewater# 7 Tain, Scotland, UK
The existing wastewater treatment system (anaerobic membrane bioreactor) is equipped with so-called ammonia stripping and reverse osmosis units. This will recycle water to meet the quality requirements for internal cleaning and recover nutrients for fertilisation of barley, one of whiskey`s ingredients.
Learn more in the following video.
CS 8 St. Maurice L´Exil
Chemical IncineratorUsing flue gas washing water as a resource# 8 St. Maurice I´Exil, France
The ULTIMATE partners determine the potential to recover heat and sulphur from water which was used to wash flue gases. This will reduce the energy consumption of the water treatment plant on site. It will also decrease the formation of waste gypsum and sodium sulphate.
Wastewater Treatment PlantPushing from good to better# 9 Kalundborg, Denmark
In addition, a joint control system for two wastewater treatment plants, an industrial and a municipal one, is being established to save chemicals and energy.
A concept study investigates promising technologies for the recovery and internal use of sulphur and acetic acid.