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2019

AQUACYCLE - Towards Sustainable Treatment and Reuse of Wastewater in the Mediterranean Region

Méditerranée (Espagne-Liban-Tunisie)

Titre : AQUACYCLE - Towards Sustainable Treatment and Reuse of Wastewater in the Mediterranean Region

Région/Pays : Méditerranée (Espagne-Liban-Tunisie)

Date/ Durée : 2019-2022

Description
Reclaimed municipal wastewater is considered as a valuable non-conventional water resource (NCWR). Unfortunately, a substantial number of wastewater treatment plants installed in the Mediterranean region have proven unsuccessful copies of western-based treatment system concepts. Besides their high operational and maintenance costs, these systems are often unsuited to address the local challenges of wastewater treatment. As a result, treated municipal water is commonly underexploited throughout the region. To address these challenges, AQUACYCLE is set to bring an eco-innovative wastewater treatment technology that will consist of anaerobic digestion, constructed wetlands and solar treatment for the cost-effective treatment of urban wastewater with minimal costs of operation and maximum environmental benefits.

Résultats attendus
1 Participatory GIS (PGIS) to collect inputs from stakeholders on the reuse potential of treated effluent. 3 demonstration units for municipal wastewater treatment and reuse with a capacity of 5 m3/day - combining anaerobic digestion, constructed wetland and solar treatment - established in Charguia (Tunisia), Al-Fayhaa (Lebanon) and Blanca (Spain) municipalities. 3 local action and investment plans established in Tunisia, Lebanon and Spain targeting a combined reuse potential of 900,000 m³ of treated effluent. 3 contractual agreements for the continued operation of the pilot units beyond the project duration. 10 showcase and knowledge transfer measures of the new wastewater treatment technology developed. 180 trained persons in the use of the eco-innovative system of wastewater treatment for non-conventional water supply and reuse. 1 Mediterranean Wastewater Reuse Community gathering representatives from public authorities, research/educational institutions, international organizations, NGOs and private entities.

Partenaires
Lead Partner : ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Entidad de Saneamiento y Depuración de la Región de Murcia
INTEGRATED RESOURCES MANAGEMENT (IRM) COMPANY LIMITED
Centre International des Technologies de l’ Environnement de Tunis
Université libanaise
CENTRE DES RECHERCHES ET DES TECHNOLOGIES DES EAUX
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS

Financement
Budget total : EUR 2 838 665.88
Financement EU : EUR 2 554 799.29

Présentation (keep.eu)

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