Workpackages & deliverables
WP1 / Workpackage 1
Investigation of commercially available mechanical separators and development of linkage with the prototype photocatalysis reactor
Characterization of the digestate depending on the feed used, investigation of commercially available digestate separators and development of linkage with the prototype photocatalysis reactor
Report of physicochemical and microbiological characterization of the digestate depending on the feed.
Separation system selection report.
Technical characteristics of the connection arrangement of the separation system with the photocatalytic membrane reactor.
Publication: Separation of digestate and its characterization, technology perspectives.
WP2 / Workpackage 2
Study, design and development of photocatalytic membranes
Preparation of photocatalytic ultrafiltration membranes and their evaluation in terms of their antimicrobial photocatalytic activity
Report on investigation of new compounds and evaluation of their photocatalytic activity.
Report on the characteristics and development protocols of photocatalytic ultrafiltration membranes.
Technical report of photocatalysis in laboratory solutions of pathogens.
WP3 / Workpackage 3
Design, optimization and construction of an integrated system
Application of photocatalysis combined with ultrafiltration for the continuous supply of purified liquid fraction of digested material of anaerobic digestion. Development of integrated full-scale process model and examination of operating scenarios. Detailed design, construction, installation and operation control. Evaluation of results and control/corrective actions.
Technical report of expansion on a 50 L/h water fraction purification volume scale.
Technical report on purification of real aqueous fractions of anaerobic digestion.
Publication of results of ultrafiltration-photocatalysis effect on pathogenic microorganisms of real samples.
Pilot construction: Ultrafiltration-photocatalysis reactor.
Submission of industrial plans to the Industrial Property Organisation.
WP4 / Workpackage 4
Evaluation of the proposed technology in full-scale conditions
Evaluation of the industrial applications of the developed methodologies and information feedback in previous work packages.
Detailed description of pilot construction and evaluation protocol.
Design and selection of integrated system operation scenario under size scaling.
Publication – Reporting and evaluation of operation of the pilot construction in full-scale conditions.
Economic and environmental analysis of the operation of the pilot construction.
Demonstration of the pilot construction of an ultrafiltration – photocatalysis reactor at the Lagadas Biogas facilities.