Run4Life makes use of different combinations of proven and innovative technologies for wastewater treatment and resource recovery. For improved resource recovery and reuse, the following innovative technologies will be further developed within the project:

  • Ultra low flush vacuum system for toilets
  • Separate treatment of black water and organic kitchen waste
  • Hyper-thermophilic anaerobic digestion (HTAD) aimed at obtaining safe fertilisers in a one-step treatment
  • Ground-breaking nutrient recovery strategies, e.g. bio-electrochemical systems

The innovative technological solutions will be demonstrated at four large scale demonstration sites, two of which are to be built during the course of the project. The scheme below gives an overview of the Run4Life technological concept. Different symbols show which technologies are part of which demosite.