PROJECT Ô – Circular Water Technology Implementation in Croatian Demo Site Omiš – Galeb d.d.
is funded by the European Commission in 2018 to demonstrate how different water treatment technologies can improve regional capacity for sustaining crucial water supplies.
Project Ô shows how local targeted water treatment technologies can help improve global water management allowing current and future generations to benefit from this shared resource.
Project demonstrates how water treatment technologies can improve regional capacity for sustaining crucial water supplies, while lowering costs, reducing energy demands and giving local regions access to alternative water sources. Galeb textile factory is one of the four demonstration sites where Project Ô implements new technologies and solutions for water treatment. With the population of around 15,000 people, this town is settled in Croatian region of Dalmatia, right at the place where the Cetina River enters the Adriatic Sea.Textile production is a water-intensive industry. Water is used to clean raw materials and as part of the dyeing process. Production also relies on many different substances, which can end up in used water streams and are difficult to treat.
The goal was to implement circular water technology based on photocatalysis (PHOTO.CAT) and nano-filtration technology within the production process of the textile company Galeb d.d., whose primary activity is the production of wearing apparel such as underwear, outwear and nightwear. PHOTO.CAT is a water filtration photocatalytic unit that can be used at any textile production factory. By using PHOTO.CAT it will remove dyes from used water and it can help increase the amount of water that can be reused in a textile production factory.
Until the October 2022, the photo-cat technology modules as well as the nano-filtration unit were successfully implemented at the Galeb d.d. company demo site in Omiš. All the technology components were proven to work as planned, and the Galeb company started to reuse it´s waste water. The goal of the Project Ô is achieved. In addition to this, the demo site will be used as a showcase for other potential textiles industry companies, as well as for the academic and civil sector in Croatia and the region.
This project has received from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 776816. Call for proposal: H2020-CIRC-2017TwoStage
For more information about the technologies and overall project please visit https://www.eu-project-o.eu/