Accelerating Water Circularity in Food and Beverage Industrial Areas around Europe
AccelWater’s project main objective is to optimize freshwater water consumption in the food and beverage industry under a water-waste-energy nexus by introducing beyond state-of-the-art water reclaiming, reusing and Artificial Intelligence enabled monitoring and control technologies that will permit the use of reclaimed water in the manufacturing processes of food and beverages. On the same time, it will allow waste and energy reclamation, optimization and management, and consequently will result to environmental sustainability, cost savings and the development of added value products and value chains through material recovery.
The Icelandic team participating in Accelwater is working on experiments in fish processing and aquaculture. Their goal is to teach tributary flows and valuable materials in processing water as well as find suitable methods for their utilization for value added. Also to assess the need for the use of resources (water and energy) in production and fire with a view to reducing use and increasing recycling as appropriate.
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