Water closed loop in industrial processes

Recycling industrial waters in combination with heat and/or substances in energy and resource intensive industries by developing innovative Heat Pipe Condensing Economisers and other integrated water-smart strategies.

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iWAYS will find ways to reduce, recover and reutilize gaseous, liquid and solid waste. Our ambition is to contribute to a future where industry is sustainable and green. This will require advances in several fields. Each one of these innovations will benefit not only European industry but also society.

Water recovery and recycle from gaseous emissions

Between 30% to 60% less freshwater consumed. Up to 90% of discarded water will be recovered from condensate stream.

Unrecoverable heat recovery

Between 10% to 80% reduction in waste heat and energy consumption by recovering thermal energy and sensible heat via Heat Pipe Condensing Economiser systems.

Material Recovery

Recovery of material by valorising challenging exhaust streams. The iWAYS systems will allow the removal of elements in the exhaust gases, like Boron, VOCs, and acid gases (HF, SOx, NOx, HCl).

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Last week, the efforts of iWAYS towards wastewater recovery and reuse were highlighted in an opinion piece by ...@KiraTaylor15 in @Smartwatermag

In the face of growing uncertainty, Europe needs to approach water more circularly, says Kira.

#waterreuse #sustainablefuture

"Water & energy reuse: from waste to resource" article now available in 6 languages: ...🇪🇸🇮🇹🇫🇷🇩🇪🇬🇧🇳🇱
Reutilización de #agua y #energía: de residuo a recurso
Riutilizzo di #acqua ed energia: da rifiuto a risorsa
Réutilisation de #'eau et de l'énergie: des déchets aux ressources

"#CEM2023 has made it possible to present the cutting-edge #technologies used in iWAYS project for the recovery of ...valuable resources present in #emissions", says Dr Salvador Gomar Peiró from @ITC_ceramica.

What are the challenges faced during #emissions #monitoring?
Today at #CEM2023 #Barcelona ⏰ 16:15 Dr Salvador Gomar ...Peiró from @ITC_ceramica presents the experiences made so far within the #ceramics, #chemical and #steel industry during the #H2020 #iWAYS research project.

📣 #Process4Planet visitors, watch out!
Don’t miss the chance to talk with our partners from @H20EU at the poster ...session & networking cocktail 🍸 at 17h in the Willow Room, ground floor of the @DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in #Brussels

💡Cari visitatori di @RemTechExpo, sapevate che #iWAYS ha sviluppato una tecnologia per recuperare #calore, ...#materiali e #acqua nell’#industria? Non perdetevi la presentazione di @MariaGraziaAsci (@Simam_Spa):

👉Oggi 14:30-18:30, pav. 2 (Water Room)

#WorldWaterMonitoringDay yesterday was an important reminder to properly sustain and conserve #water.

The iWAYS ...technology applies an integrated water management approach to achieve its water recycling goals.

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iWAYS new #heatexchanger designs are known as "#HeatPipe Condensing Economisers". They feature novel materials and ...special designs capable of operating in peak conditions and recover not only heat but also water and materials.
More at: https://t.co/3Kpw3JsVtD

Our project coordinator @MontorsiLuca from @UNIMORE_univ presented this afternoon his work on numerical simulations in ...the ceramic industry of an entire ceramic kiln, that can be as long as 150 meters. The models help to improve the #EnergyEfficiency. #SEEP2023

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