Verification of the possibility of using bed and fly ash from fluidised bed coal combustion and steel manufacturing in agriculture, landscape creation, highway construction and for the production of slag cements.
Development of wastewater treatment system, including equipment with biologically treated sorbent and in-line monitoring device for tertiary treatment of petrochemical wastewater. Optimisation of treatment technology on toxic compounds.
The intermittent aeration activated sludge process, where aerobic and anoxic phases are created in the same reactor, will be modified for nitrogen control to ensure compliance with stringent nutrient limits in sensitive coastal areas.
Research and development of a cost-effective way to re-use the process water of malting plants, in order to reduce the overall water consumption as well as the volume of pollutants, by overcoming the problem of inhibitors.
Homogeneous economic-environmental monitoring methodlogy for the study of complementarities and similarities between alternative processes (bio-methanisation and composting) by means of physical-chemical and agronomic full-scale analyses.
Application of a safe and reliable technology to destroy dioxins and furans contained in off-gas from municipal solid waste incinerators, based on catalytic filtration and design optimisation of the off-gas cleaning system and operation parameters.
Using organic and slaughterhouse waste to produce electrical and thermal energy, and to create a high quality bio-fertiliser that can replace meat-bone-meal on the world market.
Solving the problem of utilising waste materials, such as slag and fly-ash mixtures, stable sewage sludge and other wastes, in the production of artificial soil suitable for land reclamation and remediation of ash deposit sites.
The long-term stability of s/s waste forms is unknown. Recovered s/s material from europe and the u.S.A. Of different ages will be used to assess stability and to predict long-term behaviour. A risk-management toolbox for improved stakeholder confidence in s/s will be constructed.
Technology will be developed for the production of concrete building materials using polymer waste and inert fillers. In composite concrete a melted polymer will be used as a binding substance instead of cement and will be implemented in waste recycling companies.