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    Layman’s Report and the final video of LIFE WIRE are already available

    Since the LIFE WIRE project has been completed in March 2017, one of the latest tasks consisted in preparing project summary and presenting it in an attractive and easy to understand way. To meet this goal, it was decided to …

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    The LIFE WIRE presents After LIFE Communication Plan

    The main aim of After LIFE communication Plan is to ensure the continuity of communication and dissemination activities once the project is finished in order to guarantee the impact of the project in the future. In concrete, the LIFE WIRE …

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    Final workshop of the LIFE WIRE project ‚ÄúChallenges of water reuse in industries: from research to implementation”

    Water scarcity is an ever-growing reality and for this reason development of sustainable water strategies is no longer an option, but a necessity. Water reuse is a key strategy of water resources management. The use of regenerated water could reduce …

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Industrial water reuse

The total water use for industry in Europe amounts for 18% of its consumptive uses. Excluding cooling water, the main industrial water users are the chemical, the steel-metallurgy as well as the pulp-paper industries. Despite the large amount of water consumed by industries, they are still reluctant to implement water reuse practices.

The LIFE WIRE project has selected several industrial sectors with high potential growth and significant water consumption in order to define the most convenient reclamation scheme in each case, aiming at encouraging further industries, from the same sector or a different one, implementing water reclamation and reuse practices.

Moreover, the LIFE WIRE project will bridge the gap between research, policy and development results promoting a broad implementation of sustainable solutions (water reuse) not only in water scarce regions affected severely by climate change, but also in other regions which would experience an increase in water management flexibility. In particular, it will:

  • Validate the technical as well as the environmental and economic viability of innovative reclamation technologies for industrial reuse of urban wastewater
  • Boost industrial water reuse not only employing it as an alternative to fresh water source for auxiliary processes (e.g. cooling) but applying it in the process chains
  • Contribute to increase global water reuse acceptance

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