New EU project AFTERLIFE: Bioplastics from wastewater
AFTERLIFE, a 4 million € EU project focused on finding an integrated solution for the recovery and conversion of relevant fractions from wastewater, was officially launched on 11 September 2017.
The first step of the process consists of a cascade of membrane filtration units for the separation of solids in wastewater. Then, the concentrates, recovered in each unit, will be further treated to obtain pure extracts and metabolites. Alternatively, the recovered molecules can be converted into value-added biopolymers, using specialized microorganisms. Moreover, the process also provides an ultra-pure water stream that can be reused directly (Press Release nova, 30 November 2017).
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