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Integrated systems for effective environmental remediation
“GREENER project proposes the development of green, sustainable, efficient, and low-cost solutions for soil/sediment and water bioremediation, by integrating several remediation strategies with innovative bio-electrochemical technologies”

Greener - European research program for the environment

GREENER proposes the development of green, sustainable, efficient, and low-cost solutions for soil/sediment and water bioremediation, by integrating several remediation strategies with innovative bio-electrochemical technologies. The project will effectively accelerate the remediation time of a range of organic and inorganic pollutants of high concern, while producing useful end-products, such as bioelectricity and/or harmless metabolites of industrial interest.

To achieve such an ambitious goal, organisms with high bioremediation ability will be identified and isolated. The influence of physico-chemical factors on the treatment effectiveness will be evaluated and proof-of-concept experiments will be performed to define optimal integrated solutions at the lab-scale. A combination of the most promising technologies will be up-scaled and tested on the field. Finally, life cycle analyses will demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of the solutions suggested.

GREENER innovations as new biotechnologies
for environmental remediation
Objectives
GREENER aims to develop innovative, low-cost, efficient and sustainable solutions for effective environmental remediation. Several bioremediation technologies will be developed and their effectiveness, low-cost, energy efficient, environmental and socio-economic performance will be analysed in different environmental scenarios. A combination of the most promising technologies will be up-scaled and tested.
Workplan
GREENER is a 48-month project and its goals will be achieved through the implementation of eight (8) WPs, including: ethics (WP1), coordination and management (WP2), 3 technical WPs (WP3-5), and a WP dedicated to upscaling (WP6). Finally, WP 7 concerns technical, economic, environmental and social benefits and WP8 guarantee the proper communication, dissemination & exploitation of GREENER results.
Impact
GREENER will focus on the removal of different groups of contaminants demonstrating the feasibility of the remediation biotechnologies in relevant environments, including the combination of technologies and hybrid systems. All technologies are based on the use of microorganisms and no external chemical agents or heat sources will be used during the bioremediation processes.

GREENER Technologies

Surface Water & Groundwater Technologies
Phycoremediation Technology
Phytoremediation Technology
Bio-electrochemical systems (BES)
Modelling for Design Optimisation of BES
Development of Novel Technology for metal removal and revovery of nanoparticles from the biological systems
Integration of BES in hybrid technologies for contaminated water technologies
Pilot Scale Experiments for Water Technologies
Soil/sediment technologies
Phycoremediation Technology
Phytoremediation Technology
Bio-electrochemical systems (BES)
Modelling for Design Optimisation of BES
Pilot Scale Experiments for Water Technologies