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Recycling chemicals, energy and water from aggressive waste streams with novel modified nanofiltration (NF) membranes


Project timeline
March 2001
36 months
February 2004
General Information
The RENOMEM project aims to find a way of dealing with the problem of large quantities of waste water formed during industrial processes, which is often loaded with environmentally unfriendly salts. This is a common problem for many industries as diverse as food production and the preparation of aluminium to manufacture aircraft. The RENOMEM consortium brings together partners from Israel, Finland, Germany, and Italy who are investigating how to separate caustic molecules from water through a special new membrane for nanofiltration by reverse osmosis. The technology is unique because the membranes properties shall easily be adjusted to required applications. The project includes a number of end-users including a major water supplier in Israel, the Israeli aircraft industry and Agfa Europe.
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaFP5-EESD-2000, KA1: Sustainable Management and Quality of Water; Waste water treatement and use (1.1.4.-1.3.2.)
Project TypeRTD
Contract NumberEVK1-CT-2000-00067
Co-ordinatorBio Pure Technology Ltd. (IL)
Total Eligible Costs (€) Hereon Eligible Costs (€) EC Funding for Hereon (€)
Contact Person at Hereon Prof. Dr. Volker Abetz, Institute of Polymer Research, PM Phone: +49 4152 87 2461, (initial contact: Dr. Klaus-Viktor Peinemann, Institute of Polymer Research)
E-mail contact
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AGFA-Gevaert AG Graphic Systems (DE), Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (IL), B.P.T. - Bio Pure Technology Ltd. (IL), FUMA-TECH GmbH (DE), Israel Aircraft Industries Ltd. (IL), Lappeenranta University of Technology (FI), Mekorot Water Company Ltd. (IL), Università degli Studi di Genova (IT), University of Genoa (IT)

(completed February 2004)

Last Update: 16. April 2021