Water Smart industrial Symbiosis

Circular solutions

ULTIMATE aims to become a catalyst of a special type of industrial symbiosis, which is termed “Water Smart Industrial Symbiosis” (WSIS). Water and wastewater both play a key role as a reusable resource.

Three key areas of action are planned.

Reuse water

Recover, refine & reuse wastewater from industries & municipalities

Exploit energy

Extract & exploit energy, combined water-energy management, water-enabled heat transfer, storage & recovery

Recover materials

Nutrient mining & reuse, extraction & reuse of high-added value exploitable compounds

ULTIMATE solutions

ULTIMATE demonstration activities are built around the 9 Water-Smart Industrial Symbiosis case studies where we show solutions for the reuse of water, energy and-materials, including technologies, systems, governance arrangements and business models.

The ULTIMATE concept in a nutshell: much more than “just” technologies

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