Over the course of ZERO BRINE, five Brine Excellence Centres (BECs) have been developed. The central BEC facility is in the Netherlands (Technical University DELFT/LENNTECH), while four satellite BECs are hosted in Poland at the Silesian University of Technology (SUT), in Spain at the Technology Centre of Catalonia (EURECAT), in Greece at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and in Italy at the University of Palermo (UNIPA). These facilities altogether comprise a fully-equipped set of bench- and pilot-scale systems covering both innovative and enabling brine treatment technologies where companies will be able to test the equipment with their real wastewater and get customised, validated brine treatment solutions.
The Brine Excellence Centres serve a key role for the bench-scale testing and suggesting a technically and economically feasible solution for different end-users (brine owners). Simulation tools are used for determining key parameters such as CAPEX, OPEX and thus produce an outline business case.