Materials and publications
The final seminar of KEHÄ project 31.10.2018 in Hämeenlinna (in Finnish)
The main objective of the CIRCLE project is to enhance the recycling and reuse of energy and/or nutrients in municipal and agricultural water service processes and businesses in an economically and environmentally sensible way.
The project considers both networked approaches and site or process-related approaches to develop networked procedures that support technical, economical and sustainable development in municipal and agricultural water supply. The objective is to reduce the use of imported nutrients and energy in relation to the volume of production.
The project aims to identify and develop the water treatment process control, environment issues, appropriate spatial data management and sophisticated digital information on water solutions, instrument clusters and networked operating models. The project also improves the abilities of Finnish players in the sector to grow their export activities.
The CIRCLE project will be implemented in the following five working packages:
WP1 : Recycling Energy in water supply and business
WP2: Recycling Nutrients in water supply and business
WP3: Indicators and the use of water information
WP4: Collaborative networks, the creation of added value products and technologies
WP5: Administration and Dissemination
The project utilizes the potential for added value of water supply. The project will accelerate and support the transition into blue energy and bio-economy, enhance the implementation of resource wise solutions in water supply, improve the cost efficiency of using nutrients and energy in water supply, improve the waste water treatment ratio and provide comparable data for the process, environmental effects and spatial data of water supply.
The immediate results of the project include e.g. pilots of nutrients and energy recycling with partner organizations, practical modeling of processes, outling the future operating models, monitoring and optimization of water supply processes, development proposals for legislation, mapping the export potential of the sector, actors in the field construction of international co-operation network of the actors in the industry as well as a project publication containing articles by experts.
The project partners are Aalto University, HAMK UAS (coordinator), Laurea UAS, The Association for Water and Environment of Western Uusimaa – LUVY and Environmental School of Finland – SYKLI. The project budget totals approximately EUR 487.000 and duration of the project is 24 months.
CIRCLE PROJECT PILOTS
NP Harvest – Pilot reactor
Utilization of Dynamic Process Modeling to improve energy and resource efficiency of waste water treatment plants
Anna Mikola, Maija Sihvonen
Reduction of Greenhouse gas emission in waste water treatment processes
Anna Mikola, HSY
Production of Struvite from waste water
Watersupply development plan (Export of Training to Brazil)
Electronic data collection in waste water treatment systems and waste water management
Electronic data collection of wastewater treatment systems in sparsely populated areas
European Water Association
International Water Association
Finnish Water Utilities Association (Vesilaitosyhdistys ry)
- Eija Raimovaara
- Project Manager
- Tel. +358 46922 6388
- Anna Mikola
- Tel. +358 40717 6552
- Aalto University
- Maija Venäläinen
- Tel. +358 44528 5019
- The Association for Water and Environment of Western Uusimaa (LUVY)
- Mia O`Neill
- Tel. +358 50568 60284
- Environmental School of Finland (SYKLI)
- Jukka Laitinen
- Tel. +358 40593 5059
- Laurea University of Applied Sciences
New Opportunities for Energy and Nutrient Recycling in Water Supply
CIRCLE project aims to enhance the recycling and reuse of energy and nutrients in municipal and agricultural water service processes and businesses in an economically and environmentally sensible way.