Consorzio Polo Tecnologico Magona join the project “AquaSPICE: Advancing Sustainability of Process Industries through Digital and Circular Water Use Innovations” as a third linked party of Solvay Chimica Italia Spa.
The project started on December and it will last 4 years; it’s granted on the European programme H2020-EU.126.96.36.199. “Sustainable, resource-efficient and low-carbon technologies in energy-intensive process industries”, in the topic CE-SPIRE-07-2020 “Preserving fresh water: recycling industrial waters industry”.
AquaSPICE aims at materializing circular water use in the European Process Industries, fostering awareness in resource-efficiency and delivering compact solutions for industrial applications. That challenging aim necessitates (i) multiple state-of-the-art water treatment and re-use technologies, (ii) diverse closer-loop practices regarding water, energy and substances, (iii) a cyber-physical-system controller in the form of a system for real-time monitoring, assessment and optimization of water (re-)use at different interconnected levels and (iv) an effective methodological, regulatory and business framework. AquaSPICE not only offers these but claims their sufficiency, as also supported by the breadth of European process industries who are here to evaluate (i)-(iv).
AquaSPICE’s innovations emanate from the requirements of 6 Case Studies, involving 8 industrial actors (Dow, BASF, Water-Link, Solvay, ARETUSA, Agricola, JEMS and TUPRAS) in 6 EU countries (Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Slovenia and Romania) and 1 associated country (Turkey).
AquaSPICE follows a systemic approach in water management where optimal efficiency can be achieved through an adaptation of appropriate technologies and practices in different levels, from a single industrial process (unit operation), to an entire factory, to other collaborating industries (industrial symbiosis) or other sectors (e.g. domestic and/or agriculture).
AquaSPICE enables and facilitates the immediate uptake, replication and up-scaling of innovations, by providing comprehensive strategic, business and organizational plans that offer a range of well-defined and pre-packaged solutions, suitable for various cases with quite different characteristics.
CPTM and Solvay will collaborate with Università Politecnica delle Marche and Consorzio Aretusa (ASA spa, Solvay Chimica Italia spa, TM.E. spa Termomeccanica Ecologica) in order to develop, validate in a pilot plant and assess the techno-economic feasibility of an innovative treatment process of particular wastewaters from the Rosignano facility.
Official website: https://aquaspice.eu/
Cordis webpage: https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/958396/