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The Project

“Decentralized innovative treatment of ammonium-rich urban wastewater”

In the last ten years Digital Textile Printing (DTP) technologies have been revolutionizing the way textiles are printed, moving from large batches of standardized drawings to one square meter large’ lots, where every piece of the textile substrate may have different patterns and colours than the next one. Nowadays, in some European textile districts, DTP acquired more than 50% of the market.

Unfortunately, DTP requires the fabric to be fully pre-treated using urea in order to let the ink properly penetrate. Urea is then completely washed-out and the resulting wastewater is extremely rich in nitrogen. Current wastewater treatment plants suffer this nitrogen overload and the LIFE DeNTreat project comes with an actual answer: decentralised pre-treatment modules based on the ANAMMOX (ANaerobic AMMonium Oxidation) microbial process are expected to sustainably abate the ammonium pollution where it is created, reduce at least by 40% the investment and operational costs of nitrogen-rich wastewater treatment, minimize by 80% the N2O emissions during wastewater treatment, and produce sludge for less than 25% of the currently adopted technologies.

The project at a glance:

Locations:

Como, Italy (Demonstrator installation site)
Braga, Portugal
Brussels, Belgium

Partners:

Lariana Depur S.r.l. (IT, Coordinating Beneficiary)
Politecnico di Milano (IT, Partner)
Stamperia di Cassina Rizzardi S.p.a. (IT, Partner)
CITEVE – Centro Tecnológico Industrias Têxtil Vestuário Portugal (P, Partner)
EURATEX – European Apparel and Textile Confederation (BE, Partner)

Project Reference LIFE16 ENV/IT/000345
Duration 01-JUL-2017 to 30-JUN -2020

Life DeNTreat

The LIFE programme is the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action.

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28November, 17

INPUT ON NITROGEN RELEASE FROM DIGITAL PRINTING FOR EU PROJECT

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EURATEX researches on nitrogen release in waste water from digital textile printing as partner in a new EU co-funded project “LifeDeNTreat”. Members kindly asked to s

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23December, 17

LIFE DENTREAT DEMONSTRATOR PRELIMINARY DESIGN

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The preliminary design and plant layout definition have been completed for the LIFE DeNTreat demonstrator. The released documentation includes lists of equipment, utiliti

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