LIFE11 ENV/ES/000552 

Funding Program: LIFE+. Call 2011

Overview

 

The principal aim of the project is to validate and demonstrate a new technology that allows:

  1. A real time monitoring and quantifying of aerobic microorganisms present in the water of a hydraulic system
  2. A correct dosage
  3. Constant optimization of an adequate biocide to minimize these microorganisms.

Industrial-scale prototype of the plant will be constructed and put into operation to demonstrate the technique in two representative Spanish textile companies with very different hydraulic systems, both of whom require disinfection systems:

 

  • A cooling towers of a finishing company (Pascual y Bernabeu SA)
  • An air-conditioning system of a weaving company (Ramón Espí S.L)

 

Actions


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A.1

Study and optimization of biocides in specific matrix corresponding to the cooling tower being monitored

B.1

Design and construction of the prototype

B.2

Design and elaboration the communication software between control unit and dosing unit

B.3

Industrial validation and demonstration phase

C.1

Monitoring of the impact of the project actions

D.1

Communication and dissemination action

D.2

Project website

D.3

Notice Boards

D.4

Layman's Report

E.1

Project management and monitoring of the project progress

E.2

Creation of information exchange networks with other projects

E.3

AfterLIFE communication Plan

E.4

Project audit


Expected Results:

Existing aerobic microorganism counts must be carried out in a laboratory. Results from this type of testing take between 24-48 hrs.

The control equipment that will be developed during this project will permit an analysis of aerobic microorganisms within 15 min

 The system being validated in the project will allow:

  1. The correct dosing of a biocide
  2. Automatically monitoring microbiological contamination in real-time

  

REDUCTION IN THE USE OF CHEMICALS

REDUCTION IN MAINTENANCE COSTS OF BETWEEN 10% AND 20%.

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