2nd Progress Meeting

The second progress meeting of the OZONE4WATER project was held on 26th January 2024 between 9:00h and 14:30h at the Lever Water Treatment Plant (WTP), Rua Companhia das Águas 706, 4415-642 Lever, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal. It involved 39 participants.

At the appointed time, the meeting started with a visit of all participants to the ozonation system of Lever WTP, guided by Ana Costa and João Ferreira from Águas do Douro e Paiva (AdDP), Grupo Águas de Portugal. Afterward, all participants visited the pilot prototype of the OZONE4WATER project installed at the Lever WTP’s facilities, guided by Vítor Vilar (project’s PI, FEUP), Paulo Marrocos (PhD student, FEUP), and Mateus Pituco (PhD student, FEUP). The meeting proceeded at the ”Centro de Educação Ambiental” building of Lever WTP with group photos and a coffee break. The presentation and discussion session started with a welcome carried out by Jaime Gabriel Silva, member of the advisor board of AdDP. Subsequently, Vítor Vilar set out the status of the current OZONE4WATER project development. Following, PhD students, research fellows, and MSc students from FEUP enrolled in the project presented the main results obtained so far. Inês Rodrigues (PhD student) presented the work entitled “Development of membranes with customized properties for O2/O3 separation”, related to Task 1. Paulo Marrocos (PhD student) conducted a presentation on “Assessment of ozone dissolution in a micro/meso-structured reactor (NETmix)”, related to Task 2. Mateus Caixeta (PhD student) conducted the presentation “Assessment of ozone dissolution in a tube-in-tube membrane contactor” linked to Task 2. Paulo Marrocos (PhD student) and Laura Cullen (Research fellow) presented the work “Design, construction, and start-up of a low footprint ozone side stream contacting train laboratory prototype”, associated with Task 3. Mateus Pituco (PhD student) presented the work entitled “Assessment of the efficiency of the disruptive ozone technology for water and UWW treatment”, linked to Task 4. Finally, Catarina Velhas (MSc student) presented the work entitled “Environmental, economic and social impacts of the technology developed and future implementation”, related to Task 5. After each presentation, there was a brief discussion of the topic. The meeting continued with a lunch at the “Centro de Educação Ambiental” building. At 14:30h, the meeting was concluded.