06 Jul WATER-MINING to gain valuable resources from wastewater and brine
Posted at 15:25h in In the press
A consortium led by the Dutch University TU Delft will start on the 1st of September with a water mining project. One of the objectives is to recover nutrients, minerals, energy and water from brine and industrial and urban wastewater. The EU funded project WATER MINING will work with new combinations of water technology solutions that are already used in different Member States.
How can we transform wastewater treatment plants (WWTP’s) into integrated factories that simultaneously extract clean water, biogas and valuable raw materials from wastewater? This is the main challenge of the international WATER MINING project. In April the public-private consortium led by TU Delft received a 17 million euro grant from the European Commission. The brand new consortium consists of 38 public and private partners and another 4 third parties in twelve countries.(…)