The activities planned throughout the complex project “Integrated and sustainable processes for environmental clean-up, wastewater reuse and waste valorization(SUSTENVPRO) are correlated in time and are assigned to each component project as follows:

PHASE 2018
Activities :

Component

Project

A.1.1. Sampling from various matrices (water-biota-sediment) in the places of wastewater discharge of large cities. 1
A.1.2. Biological, water and sediment sampling from Prut River for assessing some priority pollutants. 1
A.1.3. Study of neurotoxic behavioral effects and biochemical changes in the zebrafish model organism by acute and chronic exposure to priority pollutants from wastewaters. Training/Specialization of project team members. Dissemination of project results. 1
A.1.4. Synthesis & structural and morphological characterization of synthetic/natural polymers-based innovative materials. Training/ Specialization of project team members. 2
A.1.5. Adsorption experiments using materials based on natural and synthetic polymers in order to assess the operating parameters for the removal of priority pollutants from synthetic aqueous solutions. Dissemination of project results. 2
A.1.6. Studies regarding valorization and optimization of biomass pretreatment for increasing process and economic effectiveness for removing priority pollutants from various wastewater matrices. Training/ Specialization of project team members. 3
A.1.7. Assessment of biomass structure, morphology, texture, composition etc. by specific analysis methods (e.g., SEM/EDX, AFM, XRD, BET, FTIR, XPS, particle size, pHPZC, etc.). Dissemination of project results. 3
A.1.8. Literature survey regarding existing research on nanostructured materials of type Fe3O4@SiO2@TiO2 having adsorbent properties for simultaneous removal of toxic pollutants from wastewaters. 4
A.1.9. Processing of metal waste and obtaining the innovative nanostructured magnetic composite material (Fe3O4@SiO2@TiO2) for removal of priority pollutants. Training/ Specialization of project team members. 4
A.1.10. Assessment of structure, morfology, texture, composition of the waste and of the functionalized nanostructured material of type Fe3O4@SiO2@TiO2, by specific analysis methods (for ex., SEM/EDS, SAXS/WAXS, AFM, XRD, BET, IR). Dissemination of project results. 4
A.1.11. Stability and compatibility tests of the obtained material in different aqueous solutions containing priority pollutants. 4
A.1.12. Collecting information and developing a unitary methodology of relevant data and preliminary information collection for life cycle assessment of the processes and materials under study. 5
A.1.13. Workshop and training session on Life Cycle Assessment. Training/Specialization of project team members. 5
PHASE 2019  
Activities:

Component

Project

A.2.1. Samples laboratory analysis and evaluation of water quality. 1
A.2.2. Complex analysis of water sample types and investigation of possible degradation risks on the ecosystems, water resource and human health. Training/ Specialization of project team members. 1
A.2.3. Study of neurotoxic behavioral effects and biochemical changes in cyprinid juveniles by acute and chronic exposure to priority pollutants from water. Dissemination of project results. 1
A.2.4. Validation at laboratory scale of the efficiency of the new materials based on natural and synthetic polymers by application of adsorption process on different surface water  matrices. 2
A.2.5. Preparation and characterization of innovative composites of inorganic microparticles and polyelectrolyte multilayers. Training/ Specialization of project team members. 2
A.2.6. Adsorption experiments using composites of inorganic microparticles and polyelectrolyte multilayers for priority pollutants removal from synthetic aqueous solution and various surface water matrices. Dissemination of project results. 2
A.2.7. Evaluation of electro- oxidation and/or activated carbon filtration process for priority pollutants removal from synthetic aqueous solutions. 2
A.2.8. Preliminary testing for establishing biomass affinity for the priority pollutants considered. Training/ Specialization of project team members. Dissemination of project results. 3
A.2.9. Biosorbent technical performances assessment for sequential removal of priority pollutant from wastewater at laboratory scale. 3
A.2.10. Evaluation of technical performances and regeneration capacity of the nanostructured hybrid magnetic material (Fe3O4@SiO2@TiO2) for the simultaneous removal of priority pollutants in laboratory conditions. Training/ Specialization of project team members. Dissemination of project results. 4
A.2.11. Establishing a laboratory model to obtain the nanostructured materials of type Fe3O4@SiO2@TiO2 based on the results that prove the functionality of the proposed concept, with the purpose of process parameters optimization for priority pollutants removal from wastewaters by using the ferrous waste. Dissemination of project results. 4
A.2.12. Assessment and update of algorithms for calculation of priority pollutants characterization factors (specific impacts). 5
A.2.13. Study of life cycle assessment of the innovative materials based on natural and synthetic polymers and the composites of inorganic microparticles and polyelectrolyte multilayers. 5
A.2.14. Study of life cycle assessment of the biomass materials used in wastewater treatment. 5
A.2.15. Study of life cycle assessment of the materials obtained by metal waste recycling. Dissemination of project results. 5
 

PHASE 2020

Activities :

Component

Project

A.3.1. Sample laboratory analysis and evaluation of water quality. Training/ Specialization of project team members. 1
A.3.2. Validation of a transfer method from a model organism to an indigenous species, evaluation of the bioindicator potential and patenting of the tranfer methodology. Dissemination of project results. 1
A.3.3. Validation at laboratory and pilot scale of the technological solutions proposed for real surface water treatment. Training/ Specialization of project team members. Dissemination of project results. 2
A.3.4. Investigation of biosorbent technical performances for simultaneous removal of priority pollutants from wastewater in laboratory conditions. Assessment of the regeneration capacity of the used biosorbent. 3
A.3.5. Testing of technological solutions of sequential and simultaneous removal by using real wastewater matrices. Study of ecotoxicity of model pollutants and final effluents for the innovative wastewater treatment process. Training/ Specialization of project team members. Dissemination of project results. 3
A.3.6. Validation of a laboratory model with regard to the real system by pilot-scale testing in order to establish a prototype. Dissemination of project results. 4
A.3.7. Study of life cycle assessment and scenarios of water treatment processes by using innovative materials based on natural and synthetic polymers / composite materials. 5
A.3.8. Study of life cycle assessment and scenarios of advanced wastewater treatment processes by using biomass and biomass recovery. 5
A.3.9. Study of life cycle assessment and scenarios of wastewater treatment processes by using materials from recovered metal waste. Dissemination of project results. 5