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International projects source: SICRIS
Researchers (10)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  32327  Janko Čretnik  Civil engineering  Researcher  2019 - 2024  95 
2.  54949  Anja Ilenič  Civil engineering  Researcher  2019 - 2024  27 
3.  34442  PhD Mateja Košir  Materials science and technology  Researcher  2019 - 2024  72 
4.  53043  PhD Davor Kvočka  Civil engineering  Researcher  2019 - 2024  33 
5.  25599  PhD Alenka Mauko Pranjić  Geology  Researcher  2019 - 2024  321 
6.  36451  PhD Primož Oprčkal  Geology  Head  2019 - 2024  127 
7.  53691  Mihael Ravnjak  Civil engineering  Researcher  2019 - 2024 
8.  34345  PhD Sara Seršen  Chemistry  Researcher  2019 - 2024  41 
9.  27508  PhD Janez Turk  Civil engineering  Researcher  2019 - 2024  216 
10.  31991  PhD Petra Vrhovnik  Geology  Researcher  2019 - 2024  153 
Organisations (3)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  1502  Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute  Ljubljana  5866324000  10,214 
2.  0106  Jožef Stefan Institute  Ljubljana  5051606000  91,836 
3.  0119  HIDRIA, razvoj in proizvodnja avtomobilskih in industrijskih sistemov, d.o.o. (Slovene)  Spodnja Idrija  5045398000  296 
Abstract
The LIFE HIDAQUA addresses water management in industrialized EU areas by tackling the following environmental problems: i) the depletion of natural drinking water sources, especially in areas facing water scarcity, ii) the low ecological and chemical status of natural water bodies due to the emissions of pollutants in industrial wastewater discharge, iii) burdening of the environment, especially natural water bodies, with the discharging of liquids and the landfilling of wastes from water treatment processes. According to the EU Commission, the frequency and extent of droughts has increased in recent years (about 11 % of the EU population and 17 % of its territory has been affected by water scarcity) causing costs amounting to at least 100 billion EUR over the last 30 years. By recycling/reclaiming treated industrial wastewater, the project will contribute to the EU's goal of increasing the recycling of water from the current 1 Billion m3 to more than 6 Billion m3 by 2025; this will alleviate the problem of water scarcity. Industrial wastewater, such as that from the automotive industry, is often burdened by difficult-to-biodegrade organic pollutants, e.g. phenols and mineral oils. These pollutants are not efficiently removed at conventional municipal wastewater treatment facilities, from which they are released into natural water bodies, thus representing a persistent threat to natural water environments. Emissions of contaminants in industrial wastewater are addressed by the Industrial Emissions Directive, which proposes the use of the best available technologies (BAT) for the elimination of the emissions of pollutants at their source, i.e. at the factory. This is well-aligned with the proposed project, which will make use of the latest state-of-the-art solutions in order to demonstrate the on-site treatment of industrial wastewater.
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