MOWOM

Development of a new mobile waste water treatment process for sme olive mills

General Project Information

FP5 Programme Acronym: EESD
Project Reference: EVK1-CT-2002-30018

Contract Type: Cooperative research contracts
Start Date: 2002-11-01

End Date: 2005-12-31
Duration: 38 months

Project Status: Completed
Project Acronym: MOWOM

Budget: 436 483 €

Person responsible:
Prof. Ewa BOJAR (LUT)

Project Description
Scientific objectives and approach: The R&D programme for MOWOM project has got 8 Work Packages (A - H) each resulting in key deliverables: The "Determination of functional requirements" workpackage (A) provides the users' demands and requirements. In the workpackage B ("Laboratory testing") a characterisation of the wastewaters is performed, and the best methods for its treatment are determined. Based on the information acquired in workpackages A and B, the "Technical specifications" workpackage (C) will allow to determine how will the technical objectives be reached. The "Development of the pilot plant" workpackage (D) will include its design and construction, based on the specifications determined in workpackage C. In the "Testing of the pilot plant" workpackage (E) the prototype will installed and operated in the user SMEs' production lines, trying to optimise it according to the established technical requirements. In parallel to workpackage E, an analysis of the obtained residue will be performed in order to find out the best ways of disposal or reutilisation. Finally, two more Workpackages will deal with the "Exploitation and Dissemination" (G) activities and with the "Management" of the entire project (H).
Expected Impacts
The proposed MOWOM system units will allow small olive mills to treat their stored OMW by mechanical/chemical means reaching an elimination of 95% of its organic matter content, whit simultaneous removal of toxic phenols and polyphenolic compounds, and at an affordable cost. This will contribute to a better air and groundwater quality. From the economical point of view, the MOWOM system will lead to reduction of wastewater treatment costs at least by 30 % in comparison to state of the art anaerobic treatment plants when new regulations come into force, and will create employment for its construction, operation and maintenance.

Coordinator:

STAB AMBIENTE, CONCEPCAO, CONSTRUCAO E EXPLORACAO DE SISTEMAS AMBIENTAIS
Centro Empresarial Sintra-Estoril V. E29, Capa Rot
2710-090 SINTRA, PORTUGAL

Participants:

1. UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE
5 Drienerlolaan 5
P.B. 217
7522 NB ENSCHEDE
NETHERLANDS

2. ARGUS UMWELTBIOTECHNOLOGIE GMBH
10-11 Kitzingstrasse 11-13
12277 BERLIN
GERMANY

3. TECHNOPROCESS SNC
via Slomone Morpurgo 22
00135 ROMA
ITALY

4. F. PIBER UMWELT UND WASSER
Ebersstrasse 35
10827 BERLIN
GERMANY

5. UNION OF AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVES OF PEZA
Kalloni
70 100 HERAKLION-CRETE
GREECE

6. TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF LUBLIN
(Lublin University of Technology)
ul. Nadbystrzycka 38A
20 618 LUBLIN
POLAND

7. SOCIEDADE DE PRODUCAO DE AZEITES DE FICALHO
Rua dos Moionhos, 44
7830-650 VILA VERDE DE FICALHO
PORTUGAL

8. AQUAETUDES
Place de la Poste, Residence Saint Marc
30131 PUJAUT
FRANCE

9. PORTALIMPEX, S.A.
Herdade da Parreira
PORTUGAL

10. ELEOTRIVIA EXPRESS LTD
Parthenos 10
CYPRUS

11. VEREIN ZUR FOERDERUNG DES TECHNOLOGIETRANSFERS AN DER HOCHSCHULE BREMERHAVEN E.V.
An der Karlstadt 6
27568 BREMERHAVEN
GERMANY

12. POLYMEM S.A.
Route de Revel
31450 FOURQUEVAUX
FRANCE