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Prof. Dr. Thomas Wintgens
Faculty / Institution:
Civil Engineering
Industrial Leadership
Project duration:
01.12.2020 to 31.05.2024
EU contribution:
11.055.247,94 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 958396.  


Advancing Sustainability of Process Industries through Digital and Circular Water Use Innovations


Either we rethink how we use water or we threaten the availability. Even though there is overall enough water to meet the world’s growing needs, it is necessary to make changes in how water is used, managed and shared. The EU-funded AquaSPICE project will increase awareness in resource efficiency. It will also deliver compact solutions for industrial applications, including water treatment and reuse technologies, and closed-loop recycling practices. The project will also develop a cyber-physical-system controller including a system for real-time monitoring, assessment and optimisation of water use and reuse at different interconnected levels. The overall approach is based on the adaptation of technologies and practices – from a single industrial process to an entire industry.


  • Dow Olefinverbund GmbH, Germany
  • BASF Antwerpen N.V., Belgium
  • Solvay Chimica Italia S.p.A., Italy
  • Turkiye Petrol Rafinerileri Anonim Sirketi, Turkey
  • Jems, Energetska Druzba, D.o.o., Slovenia
  • Agricola International SA, Romania
  • Belgisch Laboratorium van de Elektriciteitsindustrie Laborelec CVBA, Belgium
  • Water-Link Ov, Belgium
  • Water Europe, Belgium
  • Maggioli S.p.A., Italy
  • Universiteit Gent, Belgium
  • Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
  • Polytechneio Kritis, Greece
  • Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, Greece
  • Athens University of Economics and Business – Research Center, Greece
  • University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
  • Business Development Group Srl, Romania
  • Strane Innovation, France
  • Audencia, France
  • Qlector, Razvoj Celovitih Resitev Za Pametne Tovarne Doo, Slovenia
  • Acceligence Ltd, Cyprus
  • Evdes Industriewater B.V., Netherlands
  • Stichting Hz University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
  • Dow Benelux B.V., Netherlands