Creation of an Associated Partner Laboratory (LPA) called INNOWET

EcoBird and INRAE ​​have been collaborating for many years in the field of water and sludge treatment through extensive systems, in particular in the context of numerous research programs and through patent licensing agreements. These collaborations have extended in recent years to related sectors such as irrigation techniques for the reuse (INRAE ​​Montpellier, UR G-Eau) of soil treatment (INRAE ​​Antony, UR PROSE).

The objectives of this Associated Partner Laboratory are:

– Study of filtering processes implanted with plants to increase and make their performance and resilience more reliable and to develop new fields of application (reuse of treated wastewater, urban environment, agro-food industry, etc.). These are various developments related to the intensification of processes, the use of reactive materials or the control of operations. Similarly, it will be a question of studying the evolution necessary for applications in new contexts linked to climatic conditions (tropical, arid, cold climate), climatic forecasts (global change) or insertions in various urban development (rural / urban, developed / in developing countries).
– The study of the coupling of natural processes with gray or soil technologies to adapt to particular contexts.
– The development of models to make sizing (predictive models) or decision support (simplified models, multi-criteria models) more reliable.

Starting in 2022, the LPA will strive to conduct research on rainwater and storm flood treatment, particularly as part of the European Life Adsorb projects.1 is cute2. It will be a question of studying new plant filtration processes to improve the performance of works against some pollutants (nitrogen, pathogens, micropollutants) through an intensification of the sector (forced aeration, use of reactive materials), as well as developing or adapting models simplified help for sizing.

1 Project Life Adsorb: a research project to clean up rainwater using filters planted with reeds
2 NICE: a project to improve nature-based solutions [NBS] to provide circular solutions for urban water.

Ecobird, supports local authorities, industrialists and institutions in their effluent treatment issues. They develop transversal skills, through a multidisciplinary team of technicians, engineers and researchers for the management and treatment of water, through biological processes, ecological sanitation, plant purification.
The intense Research and Development activity leads them to design, validate and regularly offer innovative solutions suitable for each site, for companies, countries and countries, administrations and public institutions. EcoBIRD has developed an automation and programming service capable of developing customized solutions for metrology, remote control and monitoring of water treatment plants on dedicated plants or on existing monitoring devices.
25 years of experience and a detailed knowledge of our systems combined with references in France and abroad allow us to offer

Carnot Institute for Water and the Environment – Labeled in 2020 by the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, the Institut Carnot Eau & Environnement brings together 470 researchers from 11 public research units of the CNRS, INRAE, IRD, INSA Lyon, University of Aix-Marseille , University of Montpellier, Savoy – Montblanc University and IFTS[1]. Its mission is to develop research in partnership with companies and socio-economic partners to improve their competitiveness through innovation, while responding to current and future water challenges in France and internationally, in the areas of water quality monitoring and aquatic environments, management and optimization of infrastructures and hydraulic works, creation of new water resources, management and prevention of natural risks.

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