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British Water Industry Ward to Bioscience-project

Senior researcher Carlos A. Arias and his international partners of wastewater-project INCOVER have been rewarded a British 2018 Water Industry Award.

2018.07.02 | Lea Laursen Pasgaard

[Translate to English:] Carlos A. Arias, Department of Bioscience

Senior researcher Carlos A. Arias from the Department of Bioscience at Aarhus University and the project consortium of INCOVER have been rewarded a 2018 Water Industry Award. Private photo

Along with his partners of the international wastewater-project INCOVER (Innovative Eco-Technologies for Resource Recovery from Wastewater) Carlos A. Arias, senior researcher at the Department of Bioscience and WATEC (Aarhus University Centre for Water Technology), has been selected as winners of “The Sludge & Resource Recovery Initiative of the Year award” at the UK Water Industry Awards 2018.

“This project reveals innovative thinking in a field in which there is a lot of focus at the moment. It provides a glimpse of how circular economy solutions can be applied to eliminate waste in a process.”
-The judges about INCOVER

Carlos A. Arias participated as a part of the INCOVER, which is a three-year collaborative project, funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme. The aim of the project is to develop innovative and sustainable added-value technologies for a resource recovery-based treatment of wastewater, using smart operation monitoring and control methodologies.

Wastewater reuse 

The project consortium is made up of 18 partner organisations from seven countries in Europe and involves the developments of several technological innovations that are being tested and demonstrated in sites in Germany, Spain and Denmark.

The project is due to be completed in May 2019, and has already demonstrated some impressive results, including a 70% nutrient recovery rate from wastewater using functionalised hybrid polymeric materials as sorbents.


About the award

The Water Industry Awards is a British initiative organized by WET News and Water & Wastewater Treatment, which selects and recognizes the work carried out by engineers, companies or innovating projects that develop technology or are advancing with new exploitation approaches within the water sector.

Isle Utilities and Aimen received the award on behalf of the entire INCOVER project consortium on 21 May 2018, when hundreds of professionals participated in the ceremony at The VOX Birmingham in England.

Read more about the INCOVER project here

Read more about The Water Industry Award here 

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