Biopolymers (PHA) will be recovered both in the wastewater and in the sludge treatment line. In the main wastewater treatment line, the Mainstream SCEPPHAR process (SMARTech2b) will be applied to produce PHA and struvite, while ensuring an adequate treated effluent quality. Furthermore, PHA will be produced in the sludge treatment line by the side stream SCEPPHAR process. Both processes are described in the demonstration sites link. The produced PHA will be used together with the recovered cellulosic sludge to develop Sludge Plastic Composites (SPC) which can be used in the construction sector.
SMART-Plant technology platform: approach for integration in existing conventional wastewater treatment plants