Proposals should elaborate new solutions and innovative strategies to reach near-zero discharge using closed-loop systems in combination with recovery of energy and/or substances.
Strategies should take into account:
Proposals should develop new technologies and approaches at a large scale. It is anticipated to combine:
Reprograming of water resources and optimisation of water management in industrial processes should apply the principles of waste - water - energy design in a circular context.
In order to allow the re-use of water, the recycling process and the entire loop chain should include quality control parameters linked to the process.
Clustering and cooperation with other selected projects under this cross-cutting call, and with other relevant projects, in particular those selected under SC5-04-2019.
The inclusion of a business plan and of an exploitation strategy is encouraged.
Activities should start at TRL 5 and achieve TRL 7 at the end of the project.