Activities

DRIP gathers Danish strongholds in a focused partnership with eight work packages.

SAFETY – WP1

We will document that food safety and food quality will not be compromised when applying the developed solutions. Danish and international regulation and legislation may contain barriers to improved water efficiency and water reuse in the food industry. Work package 1 (WP1) documents where and how water can be reused in the food industry, hereby creating future foundation for development of national guidelines for reuse of water.

OPPORTUNITIES
AND SCENARIOS – WP2

New opportunities and scenarios for water savings and recycling will be identified, developed, evaluated and prioritized. Tools for identifying the potential for increased water efficiency and possible solutions will be developed as well.

TECHNOLOGIES –          WP3, WP4, WP5

Work packages 3, 4 and 5 develop, test, document and evaluate water-saving technologies and concepts.

WP3 focuses on water-saving production lines and closed loops. WP4 focuses on cleaning technologies and concepts – processes that today often involves large amounts of water. WP5 works on solutions for sewage treatment, water reuse for technical purposes and in other industries (industrial symbiosis).

MONITORING
AND CONTROL – WP6

WP6 provides the tools to document and enable safe reuse of water in the food industry, including risk analysis and monitoring.

LIGHTHOUSES
AND BEST PRACTICES – WP7

WP7 will implement a number of best practice solutions with attractive payback times in a number of food companies. At the same time new processes and equipment will be demonstrated in a number of lighthouse projects in pilot or full-scale. The goal is a reduction in water consumption by 15-30 %.

BUSINESS – WP8

WP8 focuses on commercialization and development of new business models and scenarios
that back up investments in water efficient production.