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Instrument Européen de Voisinage et de Partenariat – IEVP (2011)

Mediterranean Cooperation in the Treatment and Valorisation of Olive Mill Wastewater

Olive Mill Wastewater

Instrument Européen de Voisinage et de Partenariat – IEVP

La Coopération Transfrontalière en Méditerranée

Titre : Mediterranean Cooperation in the Treatment and Valorisation of Olive Mill Wastewater

Région / Pays : Méditerranée

Durée : Project Duration : 16/11/2011 - 15/11/2014 Extension : 16/11/2014-15/08/2015

Présentation
"MEDOLICO" project is a joint Mediterranean initiative bringing together countries from the East-end (Cyprus, Israel, Jordan), the West-end (Portugal) and from the North (Italy) of the Mediterranean. The project seeks to prevent and reduce the environmental risk presented by Olive Mill Wastewater (OMW) by collaborating on the evaluation of the performance of various promising OMW treatment technologies and developing uniform treatment procedures according to the sought purpose (water for irrigation, recycling into the olive mill manufacturing process, etc.), which will then be pilot tested. There will be a further evaluation of the potential for valorization of the collected by-products so that a solution can be provided that sustainably protect the environment heritage of the Mediterranean regions while remaining cost-efficient for the olive mills.

Objectifs
• Medolico will produce a report on the existing status related to the OMW management in the Mediterranean basin.
• Through cross-border exchange of OMW samples and laboratory-scale tests, the project will evaluate the performance of several promising technologies and develop uniform treatment procedures for each of the chosen methods either autonomously or combined with other technologies.
• The project will identify the commercial opportunities offered by some of the OMW components (phenols especially) as by-products for other industries (i.e. cosmetics, food, bio fuel).
• A report on the valorization of byproducts will be produced.
• The project will develop optimized processes on coagulation/flocculation, solar-Fenton oxidation, membrane filtration and JACTO process on bench scale.
• Through the project reactors on pilot scale for the mentioned technologies will be designed, manufactured and operated in Cyprus, Israel and Jordan.
• The project will evaluate the work on an economic and financial level, trying to identify solutions that are as environmentally-friendly as possible and realistic enough for the olive mills to implement.

Partenaires
1. Matimop, Israeli Industry Center for R&D (Israel) 2. Liguria Chamber of Commerce (Italy, Liguria) 3. National Laboratory of Energy and Geology, Bio-energy Unit (Portugal) 4. Jordan University of Science and Technology (Jordan, Irbid) 5. Ben Gurion University of the Negev (Israel) 6. University of Genova (Italy, Liguria)

Financement : 1.964.499,25 euro

Présentation (IEVP)

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