Achieving wider uptake of water-smart solutions

WIDER - UPTAKE

Innovative solutions for wastewater reuse, nutrient recycling and energy recovery in symbiosis with agricultural and manufacturing industries will be demonstrated in Ghana, Italy and Norway.

In Italy the WIDER-UPTAKE concept will be materialised by implementing two demonstration sites at full scale nearby Palermo (Sicily - IT): Marineo and Corleone wastewater treatment plants

The two WWTPs are managed by the water utility AMAP S.p.A.

Marineo WWTP

The Marineo WWTP (7,000 IE) is a conventional activated sludge plant (combined basins) followed by a surface filtration unit and UV disinfection. An irrigation network has been scheduled but not yet realized so at present the WWTP effluent is discharged in a nearby river.

WIDER-UPTAKE Project will focus to recover materials by implementing a process line for the PHA production/extraction as well as the installation of final filters filled with Biochar and zeolites for nutrients adsorption.

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Corleone WWTP

The Corleone WWTP (12,000 IE) is a typical conventional activated process having two aerobic biological reactors with surface aeration followed by three final clarifiers. The WWTP also has membrane modules for final effluent filtration and a distribution network for water reuse (irrigation) by local agriculture and green urban areas (i.e. green gardens).

WIDER-UPTAKE Project will focus to water reuse in agriculture, an experimental field trial will be conducted for the assessment of field interactions among water-soil-plants.


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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 869283