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Project „Salsnes Water to Algae Harvesting Technology (SWAT)” was solved under financial support from the 7th Framework Programme of the European Union for small and medium enterprises in 2011 – 2013.
The main objective of the project was a comprehensive treatment of cultured algal cultures. They need to be thickened before their utilization due to a better economy of the process. The aim of the project was an algae harvesting technology with a high algae yield, with lower operating costs compared to other known technologies and with lower energy consumption. The SWAT technology resulted in 95% algae recovery, 40% lower costs than the recent best technologies and energy consumption < 0.08 kWh/m3 of algae.
Consortium consisted of Salsnes Filter AS from Norway, ASIO Ltd., Inwatec Sp z o.o from Poland, Aquateam AS from Norway and Health and Environmental Research Institute from Great Britain. End-users were IGV from Germany and Aqualia SA from Spain.