- Start dateJune 1, 2015
- Runtime48 months
- ContactAgata van Oosten
The ECWRTI project sets a leading industrial example by demonstrating the scale-up of the EColoRO concept that allows to close the water cycle in the textile industry, achieving an unprecedented sustainability performance.
The EColoRO technology has two major advantages: it enables textile mills to reduce fresh water consumption by up to 90 percent, and it lowers their wastewater treatment costs. Other advantages include relatively low energy consumption, no additional chemicals, and no required changes to existing processes. EColoRO’s innovative approach integrates electrocoagulation with systems that are already being used in industrial applications, accelerating the step to commercial market implementation when the project completes.
The ECWRTI consortium consists of seven partners from SMEs, end-users, research institutes, textile confederation from four EU countries with the Institute for Sustainabale Process Technology as project coordinator.