MBR-Newtwork Membrane Bioreactor Technology Network

Country: EU Projects
Start Date:   1/10/2005         Duration: 36 months         Project Type: 
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Organisation Type:  EC Project
Water and sanitation-->Water and sanitation Overview
Project objectives:
The four projects within the “MBR-Network” cluster will participate in the development and optimisation of the MBR technology, with the aim of rendering this 
high-tech process a common and competitive treatment alternative for future municipal applications. Ultimately, the results of these projects will accelerate
its technological acceptance and broaden its field of application in Europe.
Project Summary:
MBR-Network: the cluster of EU projects dedicated to the MBR technology  
The European Commission has decided to promote the development of the MBR technology while funding four projects entirely dedicated to research, development, 
capacity building and technological transfer in regards to this promising wastewater treatment process. The four projects, namely AMEDEUS, EUROMBRA, MBR-TRAIN
and PURATREAT are supported by three different financial instruments set up by the European Commission within the sixth Framework Program, and will be implemented
in parallel from October 2005 up to December 2009. Around 50 European and international companies and institutions are actively involved in these four projects and will join their efforts and coordinate
their actions within the cluster 'MBR-Network'. The four projects amount to a total budget of ca. 15 Mio€, for which ca. 9 Mio€ will be financed by the European
Commission. They represent the largest coordinated research initiative worldwide dedicated to MBR technology since the first developments of this treatment
process in the early 90's. Important technological breakthroughs, process improvement, knowledge and capacity transfer and building are expected, which will lead to better acceptance,
competitiveness and broader implementation of the technology in both municipal and industrial fields. The cluster 'MBR-Network' is composed of the four following European projects:

AMEDEUS 'Accelerate Membrane Development for Urban Sewage Purification' Specific Targeted Research Project (Priority 'Global Change and Ecosystems')

EUROMBRA 'Membrane bioreactor technology (MBR) with an EU perspective for advanced municipal wastewater treatment strategies for the 21st century' Specific Targeted Research Project (Priority 'Global Change and Ecosystems')

MBR-TRAIN 'Process optimisation and fouling control in membrane bioreactors for wastewater and drinking water treatment' Marie Curie Host Fellowship for Early Stage Research Training (Structuring the European Research Area; 'Marie Curie Actions') Duration: 01/01/2006 - 31/12/2009

PURATREAT 'New Energy Efficient approach to the operation of Membrane Bioreactors for Decentralised Wastewater Treatment' Specific Targeted Research or Innovation Project (International Cooperation Action) Duration: 01/01/2006 - 31/12/2008
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Funding Programme(s): 
EC Framework Programme 6
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Submitted by: EUGRIS Team Professor Paul Bardos  Who does what?  04/06/2007 13:22:00