The Municipal Water Supply and Sewerage Company of Heraklion (DEYAH), following a tender conducted for the supply and installation of a pilot hospital wastewater treatment plant, on June 29, 2022, signed a contract with the company WWTP ENV IKE. The design of the pilot unit and the technical specifications were defined in detail by the project partners, HMU, Nireas – International Water Research Center (University of Cyprus), and the University of the Aegean.

The subject of the contract concerns the detailed design, supply, and installation of a pilot unit in PAGNI Hospital within the framework of the T4H Project. The project’s full title is “On-Site Hospital Wastewater Management Aimed at Improving the Efficiency of Wastewater Treatment Plants and the Utilization of effluents.” It is funded under the INTERREG V-A GREECE – CYPRUS 2014-2020 cooperation program.

The object of the project is the application of appropriate on-site treatment technology for liquid hospital waste to remove emerging pollutants and pathogenic load before they end up in the central Wastewater Treatment Facility (WTF). The aim is to determine how to remove selected contaminants of emerging interest through the combination of innovative processing ecological technologies.

The proposed treatment plant consists of a variety of technologies: an MBR (AnMBR Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactor), an aerobic MBBR (Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor) unit, a small Lemna plant after treatment unit, an electrical panel and automation system, an automatic Sampler, and as a final stage a disinfection unit with photo-oxidation technology.

The pilot unit will be installed at the University General Hospital of Heraklion within the fenced area of the biological purification unit.

The contractor WWTP ENV IKE is responsible for supplying, installing, and putting the unit into operation within six months.

The contract’s total value is set at the amount of one hundred and seventy-eight thousand two hundred euros (€178,200.00) plus tax. The contract’s entire duration is six (6) months from the date of signature of the agreement.