The PORTABLECRAC project develops environmentally friendly and economically beneficial technology to regenerate the activated carbon used in industry for water filtration.
Its major focus will be on the adaptation of a compact device that will improve flexibility, and operational and investment costs with respect to existing equipment, assuring replicability and up-scaling the proposed solution.
The chemical and water sector requires large amounts of activated carbon to remove contaminants from water, which is a valuable and limited resource.
PORTABLECRAC proposes a sustainable and long-term solution whilst creating employment in the EU’s service sector.
It also proposes a solution to water treatment with an 86% reduction in cost per kg/AC, and a fourfold reduction in CO₂ emissions.
The consortium is composed of partner organisations from three different countries: CONTACTICA SL (project co-ordinator), ENVIROHEMP SL, Universidad de Alicante, and EMIVASA, Spain; GRADO ZERO INNOVATION SRL, Italy; and AGRI-PRO, Portugal; as well as RTD Research and Innovation and Universidad de Vigo.