Hybrid Advanced Oxidation

D32.3 Decision basis for implementation of oxidation technologies

Based on the experience during demonstration of different technologies, a decision tool for measures and processes for energy efficient removal of emerging pollutants will be developed. Thereby one key aspect is the reliable prevention of toxic by-products formation from the source water matrix and the assessment of the potential for toxic transformation products formation from emerging pollutants.


Upcoming Final Dissemination Events for June

In June, the DEMEAU project will hold its series of final dissemination events. To tailor the final events to the diverse stakeholders and interest groups of the project, the events will be held in a two part series. The first part, held in Zurich, Switzerland on June 17th and 18th, will be a Final Consortium Meeting and Utility Event. The second part, held at the annual WSsTP Conference in Brussels, Belgium, on June 24-26th will serve as a Final Policy Event. Agendas are forthcoming.

DEMEAU Animation: Dare to Drink? Emerging Pollutants in Our Water

Is your drinking water clean? Is it safe to drink? The animation illustrates what emerging pollutants are, how they enter water sources and what role individuals can take in improving the quality of their drinking water. The EU funded project DEMEAU demonstrates innovative technologies that address emerging pollutants.

D32.1 Compilation of kinetics and mechanisms for the transformation of organic substances

This  deliverable  aims  at  presenting the  reactivity  of  selected  compounds  towards  the oxidative  treatments   investigated  in  Work  Area  3, i.e. ozonation  and  UV  photolysis. Therefore, mechanisms  of  oxidation  by  molecular  ozone  and  hydroxyl  radicals  on  reactive  moieties  are  first described for a better understanding of oxidants reactivity. Since the reactivity of compounds is finally quantified with kinetic laws and kinetic rate constants, protocols for the determination of reaction rate constants (k-values) are here described and discussed.

Project Steering Board Meeting at KWR premises

The second annual Project Steering Board meeting of the FP7 project DEMEAU took place on May 19th and 20th at the premises of KWR Watercycle Research Institute in Nieuwegein, the Netherlands. Project coordinator Theo van den Hoven welcomed the DEMEAU project members with a brief introduction of KWR, its services and activities and the scope and objectives of DEMEAU. Subsequently, the Work Area (WA) leaders had the opportunity to give a summarising overview of their work progress.

Drivers and Barriers to Implementation of DEMEAU Technologies

Recently the partners of Work Area (WA) 5 have published a report on perceived drivers and barriers for successful implementation of the four groups of technologies investigated in DEMEAU: Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR), Hybrid Ceramic Membrane Filtration (HCMF), Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs) and Bioassays.  Stakeholders in six case studies were questioned about their view in order to highlight which aspects have enabled or constrained market uptake of the innovative technologies.

Immersion Strategy and Applied Innovation

The Catalan Water Partnership aims to enhance the strategical reflexion with all stakeholders in the water sector in Catalunya and wants to foster the further internationalisation and innovation of the sector. DEMEAU will be presented by Ester Vilanova who will talk about the results that have been achieved and that are yet to come.


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