Project Description

The overall aim of ECO-India is to design and develop innovative cost-effective solutions for community- based water- and wastewater- treatment systems. These systems will be deployed at pilot sites in arsenic-affected water-stressed regions in India.

Abstract

The two consortia, Indian (DST) and European (FP7), will establish pilot schemes for:

  • Catchment area and reservoir management
  • Surface water supply schemes
  • Arsenic removal (including monitoring using UFZ’s field-tested Arsolux arsenic sensor)
  • Disinfection treatment for potable water based on Trustwater’s CE-certified mixed-oxidant generation systems.
  • Online monitoring of water quality
  • Water distribution network, together with online/offline water quality monitoring programmes
  • Sewerage and wastewater treatment.

In addition, prototype energy-efficient modules for water deionisation and heavy metal removal will be developed. A feasibility study will be performed to assess the potential for energy harvesting from sludge.

Project Details

Coordinator: 
Dr Mary Manning and Dr Aidan Quinn
Partners: 
Trustwater Ltd, IE
Adelphi GmbH, DE
Helmholtz Centre for Enviorenmental Research, DE
Technical University of Denmark, DK
Dryden Aqua Ltd, UK
AGM Communication & Control Ltd, IL
Contact: 
University College Cork, National University of Ireland, Cork, Tyndall National Institute
Duration: 
01.09.2012 - 31.08.2015
Budget: 
3.2 million Euro
Our Services: 
Proposal Writing
Funding Programme: 
  • FP7-Environment/Eco-Innovation
Area: 
Environment