Aim of the FlexTreat project is the investigation of novel process combinations for enhanced wastewater treatment for agricultural wate reuse. Both, risk management with a focus on enhanced treatment goals, as well as digital solutions for process control are included.
Development and application of scientific and technical guidelines for the safe use of treated wastewater and surface water heavily affected by wastewater for agricultural irrigation, domestically and internationally.
Investigation and optimization of the purification performance of innovative advanced wastewater treatment processes with respect to a wide range of physical, chemical and microbiological water quality parameters, including antibiotic resistance and trace organic contaminants.
Demonstrate the benefits of Digital Green Tech, such as digital twins, online simulation, machine learning or the use of mobile applications, for process monitoring and optimization.
Demonstrate safe water reuse application in agriculture via a combination of risk assessment and risk management across the complete system of wastewater treatment basin, wastewater treatment, advanced treatment, storage, distribution, and irrigation to agricultural product.
Demonstrating the feasibility and supported dissemination of the developed concepts and technologies for water reuse in agriculture domestically and internationally, including the development of stakeholder oriented communication.
Develop inputs for implementation guidelines, including an integrated approach to risk management and a guidance document on "Technologies for Safe Water Reuse in Agriculture" that takes into account the new European requirements.