AFTERLIFE.

Project Description

AFTERLIFE (Advanced Filtration TEchnologies for the Recovery and Later conversIon of relevant Fractions from wastewater) proposes a flexible, cost- and resource-efficient process framed in the zero-waste and circular economy approach for the recovery and valorisation of the relevant fractions from wastewater. The first step of such process is an initial step consisting of a cascade of membrane filtration units for the separation of the totally of solids in wastewater. Then, the concentrates recovered in each unit will be treated to obtain high-pure extracts and metabolites or, alternatively, to be converted into value-added biopolymers (polyhydroxyalkanoates).

IDENER contributions

  •  MDO development:  MDO development using mathematical models from different disciplines in order to tackle different objective functions at the same time (low cost or low return on investment, high process performance, low environmental impact, low resources consumption, etc.)
  •  Process Optimisation: Process optimised design through the use of outputs from MDO strategies in order to carry out conceptual design and basic engineering of the proposed solution  
  •  Virtual plant development: Development of a virtual plant as tool for market replication of AFTERLIFE concept
  • Project Details

    • Date 18 July, 2017
    • Tags Biotechnology, Energy, Environment, Expertise area, Funding type, ICTs, Industrial technologies, Modeling and Simulation, Multidisciplinary Design Optimization, Public - EU FP7 / H2020, Public - H2020, Research area
    • Programme H2020
    • Partners EGGPLANT, AUSTEP, CELABOR, L'UREDERRA, MI-PLAST, NOVA, VTT, CSIC, CTNC, NOVA-ID, JAKE, HERITAGE, CITROMIL
    • Project cost 4180166,38
    • Start date 2017-09-01
    • End date 2021-08-31
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