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dc.contributor.authorMauricio Iglesias, Miguel
dc.description.abstractWaste Water Treatment Plants (WWTPs) account for more than 1% of consumption of electricity in Europe, one of the largest shares of energy use among public industries. The aim of ENERWATER is to provide measuring tools to quantify the energy consumption of WWTPs and to elaborate the standards to compare and ultimately optimise the operation of WWTPs. The methodology is demonstrated on 50 WTTPs, whose energy consumption is thoroughly monitored. ENERWATER goals will be reached by i) defining the concept of energy efficiency in WWTP and the performance indicators suitable for its quantification; ii) standardising the methods for measuring energy consumption in order to ensure that comparable figures are obtained; iii) using data treatment tools to not only quantify but also diagnose the reasons for energy inefficiency and iv) proposing a global index that measures the energy efficiency of a WWTP. All these steps will eventually be part of a general methodology that can be the draft of a standard for measuring energy efficiency in WWTP. ENERWATER is a three-year activity that involves 9 partners (universities and companies) from 4 European countries (Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom). To ensure a fast transfer of results to the relevant actors, ENERWATER puts in contact research groups, SMEs, utilities, city councils, policy makers and industry beyond the project consortium. These actions should bring European Water Industry a competitive advantage in new products development and a faster access to markets by facilitating evidence of energy reduction, thereby fostering adoption on new technologies.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis project is carried out with financial support from the H2020 Coordinated Support Action ENERWATER (grant agreement number 649819): Although the project's information is considered accurate, no responsibility will be accepted for any subsequent use thereof. The European Community accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the presented material, and the work hereby presented does not anticipate the Commission's future policy in this area. Authors belong to the Galician Competitive Research Group GRC 2013-032, programme co-funded by FEDER, and to the strategic aggregation CRETUS (Centre for Research in Environmental Technologies), AGRUP2015/02
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dc.subjectEnergy efficiency
dc.subjectWastewater treatment
dc.subject.classificationMaterias::Investigación::33 Ciencias tecnológicas::3308 Ingeniería y tecnología del medio ambiente::330811 Control de la contaminación del agua
dc.titleH2020 Project ENERWATER – Quantification and reduction of energy expenditure in WWTP
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversidade de Santiago de Compostela. Departamento de Enxeñaría Química

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