R&D Department of EYDAP
The Athens Water Supply and Sewerage Company (EYDAP S.A.) is the largest company of its kind in Greece and serves approximately 4,400,000 customers (2,160,000 water meters) while the length of water pipelines is 14,000 km. The sewerage sector serves 3,500,000 residents with sewers spreading at almost 9,500 km.
The Research and Development Department (R&D) of EYDAP employs highly competent scientists who focus on the development and dissemination of knowhow and innovation as well as the adoption of an extrovert orientation. The R&D activities include:
- Implementation of EU and National research projects that cover the existing and future scientific needs of EYDAP.
- Development and demonstration of innovative plans and state-of-the-art technologies in the research center’s premises.
- Improvement of the quality of services provided to citizens and businesses through the use of new technologies and the provision of specialized services.
- Linking research to entrepreneurship, in collaboration with research staff from Greek and international universities, Research Centers and private companies.
• EYDAP’s R&D Department brochure
Current EU projects:
|NextGen - Towards a next generation of water systems and services for the circular economy|
NextGen challenges embedded thinking and practices in the water sector by embracing circular economy principles and technological innovation.
NextGen aims to boost sustainability and bring new market dynamics throughout the water cycle at 10 demo cases and beyond. Three key areas of action are foreseen: Water - Energy - Materials.
Fiware4Water - FIWARE for the Next Generation Internet Services for the WATER sector
FIWARE is a smart solution platform, funded by the EC (2011-16) as a major flagship PPP, to support SMEs and developers in creating the next generation of internet services. Fiware4Water intends to link the water sector to FIWARE by enabling the combination and process various data streams, into a standardised output, leading to a better and more sustainable use of resources. Fiware4Water solution will be demonstrated in four demo cases covering a wide range of challenges, as exemplary paradigms of its potential.
PVadapt - Prefabrication, Recyclability and Modularity for cost reductions in Smart BIPV systems
PVadapt leads to the creation of an adaptable and multifunctional BIPV system of substantially lower cost than conventional solutions, by combining innovations in modular construction and modular photovoltaics. A flexible and low-cost production of photovoltaics in automated processes will be employed to produce PV modules as well as elements with integrated heat pipe-based heat recovery. These active energy components will be combined with passive and sustainable components with structural, mechanical, thermal and other functions to produce prefabricated BIPV modules.
Completed EU projects:
SMART-Plant - Scale-up of low-carbon footprint material recovery techniques in existing wastewater treatment plants
SMART-Plant focused on scaling-up in real environment eco-innovative and energy-efficient solutions to renovate existing wastewater treatment plants and close the circular value chain by applying low-carbon techniques to recover materials that are otherwise lost. A comprehensive SMART portfolio comprising biopolymers, cellulose, fertilizers and intermediates was recovered and processed up to the final end-products.
Project duration: 2016 – 2020.
INTCATCH Development and application of Novel, Integrated Tools for monitoring and managing Catchments
INTCATCH focused on better water management with innovative and efficient systems, technologies and techniques for water monitoring. Within the project EYDAP R&D establish a Greek Stakeholder Network and demonstrate INTCATCH autonomous boats into Greek catchments. It achieved a more thorough monitoring strategy both in space and time and optimized solutions for monitoring of Lake Yliki and other Water bodies where transferability has been tested. The Vision is that EYDAP R&D will operate a service for people interested in assessing water quality in relation to catchment management and the traditional spot sampling protocols. Project duration: 2016 – 2020.
*EYDAP R&D continues the “deployments on demand” of the robotic boats that were developed during INTCATCH to Lakes and Rivers all over Greece.
DESSIN - Demonstrate Ecosystem Services Enabling Innovation in the Water Sector
“DESSIN”, focused on the demonstration of new technologies for the implementation of the Water Framework Directive (60/2000). The Athens pilot plant was one of the five pilot applications implemented in Greece, Germany, Norway, the Netherlands and Spain where innovative technologies for water reuse aimed mainly to irrigation of green urban areas were demonstrated. Project duration: 2014 – 2017.
* The Athens pilot plant continues to operate at EYDAP’s R&D facilities abstracting raw wastewater from the sewer mains, treating it on site and providing recycled water for irrigation purposes.
MARSOL - Demonstrating Managed Aquifer Recharge as a Solution to Water Scarcity and Drought
MARSOL focused on the demonstration of the enrichment of aquifers with treated wastewater and halting of sea water inflow. Four universities, four research institutes, six SMEs, three local authorities and four water-sewerage companies from various European countries were involved in MARSOL. Project duration: 2013 – 2016.
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Head of R&D Department at R&D EYDAP AE
Dpt. Director of Environmental Affairs and R&D at R&D Department of EYDAP AE