IMT Atlantique is an engineering higher education and research institute in France focusing on digital technology, energy and environment.

Within the NINFA project, IMT is WP1 (“Case studies: specifications, requirements and knowledge gathering”) leader.  The objectives of WPI include:

  • Collection and compilation of data of case studies to form a knowledge base;
  • Definition of the KPIs to evaluate the monitoring strategy (WP2), modeling (WP2) and water treatment technologies (WP3) and proposition of strategy to validate the KPIs;
  • developing a mapping of facilitators and barriers to NINFA solutions at case study level;
  • conducting an ongoing study of legislative developments to ensure that NINFA’s approaches are in line with national and European legislation;
  • conducting surveys to investigate the conditions for ensuring the acceptability of wastewater reuse to citizens. The results of which will serve as inputs for the development of a social game mobile app (WP5).

IMT is also involved in WP3, task 3.2 (Removal of CEC, MP and ARGs from WWTPs effluents: laboratory-scale optimization) as task leader. The objective of this task is to investigate the use of technologies such as advanced oxidation process (AOP) combined or not with adsorption on activated carbon + biofiltration and/or sand filtration for the removal of contaminants of emerging concern (CEC) and microplastic (MP) present in urban wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) effluent whilst also assessing the fate of antibiotic resistant genes (ARGs). The optimized train of technologies will then be tested in a pilot scale at a WWTP at Butry-sur-Oise (France).