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Decentralized innovative treatment of ammonium-rich urban wastewater

LIFE16 ENV/IT/000345 01/07/2017 - 31/03/2021

In the last ten years Digital Textile Printing (DTP) technologies have been revolutionizing the way textiles are printed. 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 can sustainably abate the ammonium pollution where it is created.

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