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EU Horizon 2020 Research for A Sustainable Future: INNOQUA—A Nature-Based Sanitation Solution

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SUEZ Advanced Solutions (UK) Ltd trading as Aqua Enviro, Wakefield WF2 7AR, UK
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National R&D Institute for Industrial Ecology-ECOIND, Bucharest 060652, Romania
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College of Science and Engineering, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway H91 TK33, Ireland
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Nobatek/Inef4, Anglet 64600, France
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Ryan Institute, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway H91 TK33, Ireland
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Department of Chemistry, University of Girona, Girona 17003, Spain
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BORDA (Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association), Bengaluru 560091, India
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Water 2019, 11(12), 2461; https://doi.org/10.3390/w11122461
Received: 15 October 2019 / Revised: 10 November 2019 / Accepted: 19 November 2019 / Published: 23 November 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Selected Papers from 2019 World Water Week)
This paper explores the experiences of partners in the multi-national, EU-funded INNOQUA project, who have developed and are currently demonstrating the potential for novel nature-based, decentralised wastewater treatment solutions in ten different countries. Four solutions are under investigation, each at different Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs): Lumbrifilter; Daphniafilter; Bio-Solar Purification unit; UV disinfection unit. An overview of the solutions is provided, along within data from pilot sites. The project is currently entering an intensive demonstration phase, during which sites will be open for visits and act as the focus for training and dissemination activities on sustainable wastewater treatment. Barriers to market for nature-based solutions are also explored. View Full-Text
Keywords: nature-based; decentralised; sustainable; earthworm; daphnia; micro-algae; UV disinfection; solar purification nature-based; decentralised; sustainable; earthworm; daphnia; micro-algae; UV disinfection; solar purification
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Tompkins, D.; Bumbac, C.; Clifford, E.; Dussaussois, J.-B.; Hannon, L.; Salvadó, V.; Schellenberg, T. EU Horizon 2020 Research for A Sustainable Future: INNOQUA—A Nature-Based Sanitation Solution. Water 2019, 11, 2461.

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