Aquaculture is the fastest growing food-producing sector, which induces environmental concerns and a need for optimisation of water and wastewater management for economic viability. This is driving interest in novel technologies more compact and cost efficient for intensive aquaculture to counteract water resources depletion.
AquaVal aims to develop multitrophic technological solutions (bacteria, microalgae, bivalves) for the treatment of water used in freshwater aquaculture facilities. The technological solutions will be combined to comprise a full treatment system, to remove pollutants and valorise effluents following the circular economy precepts. Treated water will be obtained with quality for recycling/reuse to the producing facility or discharge into natural water sources. This system will include the application of biological treatment technologies where biomass is grown in the form of granules and enriched in microbial populations able to remove nutrients and micropollutants.
The objectives of AquaVal are the:
*At the time of the proposal. Please consider this data as an accurate estimate; it may vary during the project’s lifespan.
Total costs include in kind contribution by grant holders and can therefore be higher than the total requested funding.