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SBRI funding competition: Point of use water treatment for organic rich surface water

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Funding details
Registration opens
12 Feb 2018, 00:00
Registration closes
18 Apr 2018, 00:00
Closes
18 Apr 2018, 12:00
Award
Up to £450,000 total funding
Organisation
Small Business Research Initiative: Scottish Water
Summary

Scottish Water is being supported in this competition by the Can Do Innovation Challenge Fund.

The aim of this competition is to fund up to 5 feasibility studies to explore the development of a point-of-use (POU) water treatment system. It must consistently deliver water from high organic surface waters with no risk to human health. It must also be cost effective and low maintenance.

Scotland has more than 10,000 water supplies that serve only one household. It has another 20,000 supplies that serve a population of fewer than 50 people. The performance and capabilities of household drinking water treatment technology vary depending on the quality of the incoming raw water.

Most of these supplies are served by surface waters high in organic matter. There is no reliable household solution on the market for treating this sort of water. Current technology is either too expensive or requires a lot of maintenance.

There is a briefing event for potential applicants to find out more information, on 6 March 2018 in Edinburgh. Register to attend here.

For more details on the competition, click here.

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