7 WORK PACKAGES

Work Package 1

In the project, two rivers will be monitored:the Yamuna in the north (in the most polluted stretch, contributing to 70% of Delhi's water supply needs) & the Cauvery in the south (the most abstracted river in India).

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Work Package 2

Investigations will also be made on the fate of ECs during wastewater and sludge treatment line at 10 WTPs in India and compared with selected plants in the UK.

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Work Package 3

Investigations will also include, the fate of ECs during the treatment and use of bio-solids.The work will help to develop evidence based wastewater discharge standards and guidance for safe use of contaminated sludge.

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Work Package 4

We will also look to develop novel, cost effective and fit for purpose solutions for the treatment of ECs in urban and rural communities.

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Work Package 5

Several approaches will be investigated including zero/limited energy consuming natural treatment systems configurations; and space saving systems based on the development and novel application of a new generation of adsorbents; energy efficient membranes and chemicals free treatment.

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Work Package 6

The work will help the development of design and operation guidance for optimal treatment systems requiring limited input from O&M staff.

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Work Package 7

Finally, we intend to develop a novel decision support system to automatically generate and identify sustainable treatment strategies as a function of user defined constraints and contexts. This will serve as a negotiation tool to visualise the impact of different stakeholders objectives and preferences. The tool will be trialled with a range of end users in India and UK.

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Outcome

1

Economic

FAME will support anticipated industrial growth without compromising environmental/water quality regulations.

2

Environmental and societal

Through monitoring the Yamuna River and the Cauvery River and wastewater treatment plants, FAME's evidence base will directly influence the development and updating of regulators' standards, thus contributing to the protection of the aquatic environment and improved human wellbeing.

3

People

The junior members of the FAME team (i.e. 5 PhD students and 6 PDRAs) will develop important research skills for advanced water quality analysis techniques, multi-objective optimization, new materials synthesis, technology miniaturization and community engagement, building research capability and the workforce within the UK and India.