PerForm Water 2030 - redesigning water infrastructure for efficiency and circularity

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Gruppo CAP

In the framework of the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020 and the Lombardy Region Call Accordi per la Ricerca e l'Innovazione, CAP HOLDING has been recently awarded this Innovation Call with a project named PerFORM WATER 2030.

The project will cover the following 4 main thematic areas and will focus on different study activities and pilots (TRL 4 to 7) implementation:

  • Water pathway: optimization of waste water treatment processes with innovative process technologies in order to meet the most stringent effluent discharge standards, monitoring of emerging contaminants and emissions in the atmosphere, drinking water quality monitoring and supply network optimization;
  • Biosolids valorization pathway: reduction of extra sludge production, thermal valorization and recovery of energy and material;
  • Material and energy recovery pathway: recovery of water, material and energy resources, biogas upgrade and anaerobic digestion optimization;
  • Economic sustainability and social acceptability of new technologies through stakeholder engagement, advanced costs and tariffs analysis.
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The main purpose of the project and its results will deal with the redesign of the current water infrastructure into a broad natural and engineered system increasing water resource efficiency and circularity.

Furthermore, the experimental activities will be part of real-life living labs within a user-centered and open innovation ecosystem.