PORTABLECRAC is a flexible solution tackling different niches (water treatment, chemical industries, etc.), that will allow an in-site regeneration of exhausted activated carbon (AC) by compact/portable prototypes able to adapt to client´s needs with economic and environmental positive impacts.

PORTABLECRAC Key Value Proposition is to provide a solution to water treatment with 86% reduction in cost per kg/activated carbon and 4 times reduction in CO2 Emissions

This project has the purpose of developing an environmentally friendly and economically beneficial technology, to regenerate the activated carbon used in small and large industry for water filtration. Major focus will be in the adaptation of a compact device that will improve the flexibility, operational and investment costs significantly with respect to existing equipment (assuring replicability and up-scaling of the proposed solution).

Flexibility of the technology, which would allow to easily changing regeneration rates at client´s site, is a crucial goal for PORTABLECRAC. Compact and portable nature of the device will allow the demonstration and integration of the technology in currently existing pilot plants and industrial scenarios. Demonstrations will provide evidence of the scalability and replicability in different contexts. Replication assays will be accomplished at lab scale and then scale up to industrial, in order to validate every one of the key innovations found in PORTABLECRAC.

PORTABLECRAC will have a duration of 36 months and it has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. PORTABLECRAC is estimated to have a total eligible cost of 2.883.012,82€ and it will receive funding of about 2.206.719,07€.

The consortium is composed by seven partners organizations from three different countries: CONTACTICA S.L. (project coordinator) (Spain), ENVIROHEMP S.L. (Spain), Universidad de Alicante (Spain) GRADO ZERO INNOVATION S.R.L. (Italy), EMIVASA (Spain) and AGRI-PRO (Portugal); and two partners are RTD (Research and Innovation) and Universidad de Vigo.


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