UNIQUE AND SUSTAINABLE SYSTEM FOR PRODUCING GARMENTS WITHOUT WATER DISCHARGES

Reference: LIFE21-ENV-ES-LIFE ANHIDRA/101074372 | Acronym: LIFE21-ENV-ES-LIFE ANHIDRA

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

BACKGROUND

LIFE ANHIDRA proposes an innovative, efficient, and effective solution to water regeneration and reuse of water in situ in textile finishing process. The new concept will allow water reuse in industrial washing machines during 60 operation days, saving up to 21.000 m3 during this period. Reaching savings of 123.408m3/year in one industrial facility. This new alternative concept of water reuse at close loop system integrated with the production process, will reduce water consumption in 92% and wastewater generation at 98% from the conventional textile finishing processes, simultaneously avoiding discharges of emerging pollutants, microfibres and pathogens to the environment. Electric energy consumption will be also reduced in 15 % The technology has been previously developed under several R&D actions and tested at smaller scale. This system will be patented internationally with a high replicability potential all over the world. The success of the technology will be supported with a detailed replication and business plans, to reach European textile industries in short-term with an expected implementation of 36 facilities 3 years after the project and at least 100 systems in the following 5 years after the project at international locations. This fact will derive to potential savings of up to 12.34 million m3/year of water. The use of ANHIDRA will allow to install finishing textile industries in locations with shortage of water resources or with high restrictions for dumping large volumes of wastewater. Therefore, LIFE ANHIDRA contributes to reduce the negative impact of damaging compounds on the equilibrium of the fauna and flora of several water bodies and reduce the use of primary resources. In addition, ANHIDRA technology will recover textile fibres that normally arrive to WWTPs with wastewater. New routes for valorisation of these fibres will be defined during the project based on a circular economy approach, in order to be used in new added-value applications.


ADMINISTRATIVE DATA


Reference: LIFE21-ENV-ES-LIFE ANHIDRA/101074372
Acronym: LIFE21-ENV-ES-LIFE ANHIDRA
Start Date: 01/09/2022
End Date: 28/02/2025
Total Eligible Budget: 2,103,250 €
EU Contribution: 1,256,812 €
Project Location:

CONTACT DETAILS


Coordinating Beneficiary: JEANOLOGIA SL
Legal Status: PRIVATE
Address: RONDA GUILLERMO MARCONI 12-14, 46980, PATERNA, España
Contact Person: Enrique SILLA VIDAL
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BENEFICIARIES

Name Type
ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE LA INDUSTRIA TEXTIL Participant
JEANOLOGIA SL Coordinator
PIZARRO SA Participant