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Veolia Environnement S.A. is a French transnational company with activities in four main service and utility areas traditionally managed by public authorities – water supply and management, waste management, energy and transport services. In 2012, Veolia employed 318,376 employees in 48 countries. Its revenue in that year was recorded at €29.4 billion. It is quoted on Euronext Paris and the New York Stock Exchange. It is headquartered in the 16th arrondissement of Paris.Between 2000 and 2003 the company was known as Vivendi Environnement, having been spun off from the Vivendi conglomerate, most of the rest of which became Vivendi. Prior to 1998 Vivendi was known as Compagnie Générale des Eaux. Wikipedia.


An industrial scale batch or semi-continuous batch PHA extraction process wherein the process operating conditions and control may be quantitatively tuned to batch-to-batch variations based on a practical bench scale assessment but more preferably by means of a calibrated chemometric assessment of the biomass quality. Tuning involves the selection of biomass loading conditions that are commensurate with process solvent and PHA type. Batch operating times and temperatures are matched to modelled and monitored extraction kinetics. PHA-rich solvent gelation is exploited by controlling PHA-rich solvent gel formation. In combination a process Is disclosed that permits for robust and consistent recovered product quality control while at the same time enabling to improve overall process economics.


Patent
Veolia | Date: 2015-02-23

A rotary disc filter device includes a rotary drum and one or more disc-shaped filter members secured about the drum. Each disc-shaped filter member includes a filter and a filter support comprising a series of modules. The modules each include a base that is secured to the rotary drum and a support arm projecting outwardly from the base. The modules are interconnected and disposed around the rotary drum.


The present invention relates to a method for treating industrial water containing organic matter, said method comprising:


An integrated fixed film activated sludge sequencing batch reactor is provided where both suspended biomass and biomass supported on biofilm carriers are utilized to biologically treat wastewater received by the sequencing batch reactor. The sequencing batch reactor includes two hydraulically connected tanks with suspended biomass being contained in at least one tank and biomass supported on biofilm carriers in the other tank.


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Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: SPIRE-06-2015 | Award Amount: 5.19M | Year: 2015

Out of the community created by SPIRE covering industrial and research actors throughout Europe, the EPOS project brings together 6 global process industries from 6 key relevant sectors: steel, cement, minerals, chemicals, bio-based/life science products and engineering. Together they represent 166 bn in sales with 75% of their production located in Europe. The 6 industries joined forces with 2 excellent science institutes and 4 highly R&I minded SMEs, building the EPOS consortium with Ghent University as coordinator. With the aim of reinforcing competitiveness of the EU industry, it is the ambition of the EPOS partners to gain cross-sectorial knowledge and investigate cluster opportunities using an innovative Industrial Symbiosis (IS) platform to be developed and validated during the project. The main objective is to enable cross-sectorial IS and provide a wide range of technological and organisational options for making business and operations more efficient, more cost-effective, more competitive and more sustainable across process sectors. The expected impact is clearly in line with the SPIRE roadmap - and sector associations, city councils (in the districts where EPOS is deployed), the SPIRE PPP as well as standardisation bodies are committed to participate in the EPOS transdisciplinary advisory board. The EPOS project spans 48 months and its structure builds on activities that ensure the project challenge is addressed in an optimal way, including cross-sectorial key performance indicators, sector profiles and cross-sector markets, IS toolbox development, training and validation of the (simple and single) IS management tool in 5 clusters strategically located throughout EU (i.e. France, Poland, Switzerland and UK). Entire work packages are dedicated to dissemination and to define realistic business scenarios for the exploitation of the EPOS tool and the proven, overall cost-reducing IS cluster activities, in view of a wide uptake and a broad EPOS outreach.

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