Last week the Run4Life website was announced within the consortium, and now it is officially live!
Important website updates will be announced through LinkedIn and Twitter, but feel free to regularly visit the website to learn more about the project and to stay updated on its progress, latest publications, and upcoming events.
Welcome to the new website of the Run4Life project!
For the moment some basic information is shared here, this will be expanded in the coming weeks. In the meantime, please visit our LinkedIn page and link to Run4Life to keep track of the project.
The goal of the Run4Life project is to recover nutrients from domestic waste streams for application in agriculture.
Domestic wastewater is an important carrier of resources, among which are water and nutrients. In the current centralised wastewater management systems nutrients are hardly recovered. Run4Life proposes an alternative strategy for improving nutrient recovery rates, based on a decentralised treatment of segregated black water (toilet wastewater), grey water (other domestic wastewaters) and organic kitchen waste. Different innovative technologies are combined, such as new ultra-low water flushing vacuum toilets yielding highly concentrated black water, hyper-thermophilic anaerobic digestion as one-step process for fertilisers production and bio-electrochemical systems for nitrogen recovery.
The technologies and will be demonstrated at 4 large sites in Europe, the first time nutrients will be recovered from domestic waste streams at this scale. The resulting fertiliser products will be characterised and their possibilities for agricultural application will be determined. End users and other stakeholders are afundamental part of this evaluation.
The project started in June 2017 and will continue until June 2021.
The 15 partners and 5 demonstration sites of the H2020 Run4Life project are working together on the entire value chain for resource recovery from source separated wastewaters.