AQUAFIT4USE is a large-scale project funded under the 7th Framework Programme (FP7), a grant funding programme of the European Commission. It aims to make industries more independent of the supply of water for their production processes. The initiative aims to develop new technologies, tools and methods for sustainable water supply, use and discharge in the main water consuming industries: in other words “water fit-for-(re)use”. These new techniques encompass innovative technologies or applied technologies dealing with water looping in the four following industries: paper, food, chemistry and textile.


The SATURN project (Sensor-sorting Automated Technology for Advanced recovery of non-ferrous metals) puts forward an innovative and automatic sensing process that enables the purification of non-ferrous metals, which have been extracted from municipal solid waste. Moreover, the on-line sensing and sorting device is able to differentiate between various metals and alloys.