TELEMonitoring and Advanced teleControl of high yield wastewater treatment plants

Anaerobic digestion, remote supervision, advanced control, wastewater treatment, smart sensors.

The TELEMAC project will design a modular and reliable system supporting a remote telemonitoring and telecontrol of small depollution units with no local expertise. By using a network of smart sensors, robust advanced control procedures, fault detection and isolation techniques, a remote expert will manage the complex non-linear anaerobic digestion process via internet and assist the local technician. The history of the supervised plants will feed a learning data base in order to improve the process management. The TELEMAC project focuses on bringing new methodologies issued from the IST field to the conservative world of water treatment. It will enhance new services for SMEs generating concentrated pollutants. This will enhance the creation of new companies to improve the management of wastewater treatment and cogeneration through the Web.

Agralco, ltda. (Spain), Allied Domecq Brasil Industria e Comercio Limitada (Brazil), Allied Domecq Spirits and Wine (UK), Applitek nv (Belgium), Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils (UK), Ente Per le Nuove Tecnologie, l'Energia e l'Ambiente (Italy), Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (France), Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (France), Pierre Lemaire (France), Societa di Progettazione Electronica e Software s.c.r.l. (Italy), Tequila Sauza s.a. de c.v. (Mexico), Universidad de Guadalajara (Mexico), Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (Spain), Universiteit Gent (Belgium), Universite Catholique de Louvain (Belgium), ERCIM.

1 September 2001 – 31 August 2004

ERCIM's role:
Project co-ordinator

Total budget:
4,596,651 Euro

Funding Agencies:
European CommIssion, IST Programme (IST-2000-28156): 2,070,998 Euro