01/09/2014 - OFFICIAL START
Official start date of the project.
07/10/14 - KICK-OFF MEETING AT AEMA PREMISES, ALFARO, SPAIN
It took placed in Aema offices (Alfaro, Spain). Main treated matters were an introduction to the European 7th framework program, a project overview, the technical work to be done in the first 6 month and the dissemination and management actions foreseen forthcoming months.
27/01/15 – 1st TECHNICAL MEETING AT INSPIRALIA PREMISES, MADRID, SPAIN
It took placed in Inspiralia offices (Madrid, Spain). Meeting devoted to the follow up all aspects needed for the preliminary integration of the different areas of the technology.
16/04/15 – 1st CONSORTIUM MEETING AT INDUSTRIAL MOREYPI PREMISES, GIJÓN, SPAIN.
Hold at Industrial Moreypi (Gijón, Spain) and with the attendance of a majority of the partners, the 1st Consortium meeting dealt with many aspects of the project life including technical discussion, management issues and dissemination actions done and foreseen.
16/06/2015 - Dissemination at ``MED´15 23 rd Meditarranean Conference on Control and Automation” , TORREMOLINOS, Spain, http://med2015.uma.es/INDEX.PHP/.
Disseminating at CSCS20: The 20th International Conference on Control Systems and Computer Science ( http://cscs20.acs.pub.ro/)
19/05/2015 – AEMA: dissemination event about the water waste treatment in wine industry en Almendralejo (Badajoz, Spain)
9/07/2015- 2nd Technical meeting at IBET PREMISES
Hold in Lisbon (Portugal), the meeting was devoted to the follow up and coordination of all technical aspects needed for integration of the different areas of the technology. Proof of concept of application of the two-phases to the residues of the food and drink industry was presented as well a preliminary approach to the type of reactor needed for the purpose.
3/11/2015- 2nd Consortium Meeting at SYS premises
It took place in Bucharest (Romania). With the attendance of a majority of the partners, the meeting dealt with a review of the main aspects of the project, including managerial, technical and dissemination and exploitation. A special attention was put on the design of the pilot plant and the needed requirement from the process point of view.
15/11/2015 – IBET a poster presentation 14th world congress on anaerobic digestion in Viña del Mar, Chile
26/01/2016- 3rd Technical meeting
New technical meeting specially devoted to the development of technology for the Phaseplit process. The construction of the pilot plant, equipment and time line was the matter that absorb many of the discussion. The preliminary integration of the plant will be done at IBET facilities with the objective of testing jointly the process and the equipment designed before sent it to the end-user facilities.
26-27/04/2016- 3rd Consortium meeting and Training session
Hold at IBET facilities in Lisbon, and with the attendance of the whole Consortium Partners, the meeting was divided in two parts. In the first one, the attention was directed to Consortium matters with administrative and financial things. In the second part, a technical meeting specially devoted to the development of technology for the Phaseplit process took place. The construction of the pilot plant, equipment and time line was the matter that absorb many of the discussion, with special interest in the preliminary integration of the plant to be done at IBET facilities with the objective of testing jointly the process and the equipment designed before sent it to the end-user facilities.
Following the meeting, a Training session took place at Ibet´s premises, where Inspiralia and IBet explained the most important aspects related to the Phaseplit technology in the field of process, equipment, control and operation. Representatives of the partners attend to the field training, having the opportunity to be in contact with the reactors and equipment and also receive first-hand information from the operators about the most frequent cares and operations.
30/ 11 /2016 PHASEPLIT provides an innovative solution to industrial wastewater treatment
The European Phaseplit Project is successfully completed after validating in real conditions the new two-stage anaerobic digestion process (acidogenesis / methanogenesis) for the treatment of industrial waste water from Food & Drink SMEs.
In the last two years, the international consortium formed by 5 companies: Agua, Energía y Medio Ambiente, Servicios Integrales SLU. AEMA (SP), Societatea de Inginerie Sisteme, SIS, SA (RO), Industrial Moreypi, SA (SP), Prodeval SAS (FR) and SUMOL + COMPAL Marcas SA (PT) in collaboration with two reserach centers: Advanced Technologies Inspiralia, S.L. (SP) and the Institute of Experimental and Technological Biology (PT) have been working on the development and construction of a novel two-phases anaerobic process for the treatment of discharge from Food & Drink industries
The project, which was born with the aim of improving purification processes and achieving great energy savings in industry, has been coordinated by AEMA and it has received funding from the Research for SMEs (FP7-SME-2013) of the European Union´s 7th Framework Programme under REA grant agreement nº 602007, which has successfully completed in the month of November 2016.
Among the objectives achieved, it is worth mentioning the innovative design of an anaerobic reactor adapted to the methanogenic phase (zone of organic matter reduction and biogas generation) of the treatment processes and a novel advanced control system based on fuzzy logic, which will allow to SMEs comply with the strict EU environmental regulations.
The prototype has been tested with wastewater from a winery at AEMA´s facilities and the liquid waste generated during the production of fruit juices in the company SUMOL + COMPAL. The results show a robust and efficient process with a reduction capacity of organic matter in more than 95% and the high quality biogas generation with more than 80% of methane. The biogas produced can be revalued in the form of electricity and heat, sufficient to cover the needs of the treatment itself and also to obtain an extra so that SMEs can compensate for future increases in energy prices.
Due to the results obtained, the possibility of patenting the developed anaerobic digestion process is being evaluated.