Improving quality of BSR waters by advanced treatment processes
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PROGRAMME 2021-2027
priority
2 Water-smart societies
objective
2.1 Sustainable waters
Project type
Small Project
Implementation
October 2022 - September 2024

AdvIQwater

The project AdvIQwater tests photocatalysis, fungal treatment and biofilms methods to efficiently clean wastewaters from pharmaceuticals.
Project summary

Worldwide, the number of people living along the coast is rapidly increasing, resulting in increased wastewater discharges, which is a major source of pharmaceuticals entering aquatic environments.

Environmental pollution by active pharmaceutical ingredients has become a serious problem in the Baltic Sea Region. Pharmaceutical residues pertain mostly to marine waters and originate from discharges from municipal wastewater treatment plants and vessels. Despite the increasing presence of pharmaceuticals in marine environments and their potential negative impacts, little research has been reported on the occurrence and removal of these contaminants in the marine ecosystem. Moreover, widely distributed and bioaccumulative contaminants could adversely affect aquatic organisms.

In this regard, complex mixtures of pharmaceuticals need to be considered regarding the impact on the environment and water treatment technology, focusing on the analysis of pollutant properties and potential.

In the project, combination methods of the solar-driven photocatalysis, fungal treatment, and biofilms will be developed to pilot in order to introduce practical and durable outputs and solutions for sustainable waters.

Through the cooperation of research institutions and non-governmental organisation from Poland, Denmark and Estonia, we are sharing our experience among us for the significant improvement of advanced wastewater treatment processes.

Thanks to the Interreg BSR support, the proposed solutions will ensure first outlines for wider use of advanced treatment processes for a better chemical state of released effluents from wastewater treatment plants in the Baltic Sea Region.

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Budgets

AdvIQwater
in numbers.
  • 0.50
    Million
    Total
  • 0.40
    Million
    Erdf
  • 0.00
    Million
    Norway
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20 Benefitting organisations 1 Solution(s) in preparation 1 Solution(s) plannedfor use / upscale 1 Pilotactivities 12 Organisationsin the project

AdvIQwater
in numbers.

  • 54.371681518.6181992
  • 58.380120726.72245
  • 55.643347812.0819247
  • 54.371681518.6181992
Lead partnerGdańsk University of Technology
  • Town
    Gdańsk
  • Region
  • Country
    Poland
  • Region
    Trójmiejski
Total partner budget
203,000.00
University of Tartu
  • Town
    Tartu
  • Region
  • Country
    Estonia
  • Region
    Lõuna-Eesti
Total partner budget
124,999.00
Aarhus University
  • Town
    Roskilde
  • Region
  • Country
    Denmark
  • Region
    Østsjælland
Total partner budget
161,000.00
Polish Ecological Club Pomeranian Branch
  • Town
    Gdańsk
  • Region
  • Country
    Poland
  • Region
    Trójmiejski
Total partner budget
10,990.00

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    08
    February
    AdvIQwater kick-off meeting
    Project: AdvIQwater
    Virtual Meeting
    08. February 2023
    09:00 - 11:15 (CET)
    06
    December
    AdvIQwater Project Partners Meeting
    Project: AdvIQwater
    Virtual Meeting
    06. December 2022
    09:00 - 11:00 (CET)

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