Main Topic

Economically and Ecologically Efficient Water Management in the European Chemical Industry (E4Water)

The chemical industry provides the highest potential for increasing eco-efficiency in industrial water management. E4Water addresses crucial process industry needs, to overcome bottlenecks and barriers for an integrated and energy efficient water management.

The main objective is to develop, test and validate new integrated approaches, methodologies and process technologies for a more efficient and sustainable management of water in chemical industry with cross-fertilization possibilities to other industrial sectors.

E4water unites in its consortium large chemical industries, leading European water sector companies and innovative RTD centers and universities, active in the area of water management and also involved in WssTP and SusChem European Technology Platforms and collaborating with water authorities.

E4Water aims to achieve an expected reduction of 20-40% in water use, 30-70% in wastewater production, 15-40% in energy use and up to 60% direct economic benefits at its industrial case study sites.

E4Water builds on state-of-the-art and new basic R&D concepts. Their realization, improvement, utilization and validation, with the compromise of early industrial adaptors, are clearly innovative.


This project has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° 280756.


September 2016: Flyer E4Water Success Story - more ...


June 2016: E4Water Special Issue - Water Resources & Industry Vol. 14 (Elsevier) - more ...

May 2016: The CEN WORKSHOP "SustainWATER" is publishedmore ...

May 2016: Learn more about E4Water here

April 2016: Final Brochure "E4Water - Solutions for practice" is now available here

April 19 - 20, 2016: E4Water FINAL Conference "Integrated Industrial Water Management: Solutions for Practice" - more ...

May 11 - 17, 2015: E4Water in Euronews TV FUTURIS: Saving water from waste in chemical plants is going on air

May 2015: Kalundborg E4Water: Using microalgae to convert industrial wastewater into high value byproducts

Further Information:

Introductory film on E4Water and its symbiosis activities in Kalundborg /Denmark





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