Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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This is an Organisational Profile

Organisation Contact Details

Contact First Name: Wayne

Contact Surname: Byrne

Contact Address:

Blyry Athlone Westmeath Ireland

Telephone Contact Number: +353 906 465727

Fax Contact Number:

Email Address: wbyrne@oxymem.com

Organisation Details

Organisation Type: SME

Higher Education Organisation Name: Other Institute

Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate: OxyMem Limited

Research Organisation or Company/Corporate Website: www.oxymem.com

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
OxyMem solves OPEX intensive wastewater treatment with the Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor (MABR) Conventional wastewater treatment consumes 2-3% of a nations electricity production. This is due a reliance on oxygen delivery via bubble diffusion which has lasted over 100 years. Most plants loose 65-70% of the energy invested in creating the bubbles because most of the oxygen is lost to the atmosphere. Oxygen delivery is essential to keep the microorganisms consuming the pollutants, and it is responsible for over 60% of the energy costs of a wastewater treatment plant. OxyMem does not have any such limitations because OxyMem does not use bubbles for oxygen delivery. Instead we utilise gas permeable membranes to deliver oxygen directly to the micro-organisms that break down the carbon and nitrogen based pollutants. OxyMem achieves superior performance, on a smaller footprint, with less sludge production, less operator hours, and achieves energy savings in excess of 75%.

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
Wastewater treatment aeration MABR membranes biofilm gas transfer energy saving

National Research Funding

EPA Research Programme

This researcher or research organisation has expressed interest in the following areas:

 EPA Water Research Pillar
 Sustainable Environment Research
 Climate Change Research
 Green Enterprise Research

Involvement in Relevant National Expert Groups


EU Research Partnerships

This researcher or research organisation has expressed interest in the following areas of EU Research Partnerships:

Relevant information in relation to Participation relevant experts groups

No information specified

Details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation were involved in.

No information specified

Water


Interests indicated in the Water Joint Programming Initiative

 Maintaining Ecosystem Sustainability

 Implementing a water-wise bio-based economy

 Promoting competitiveness in the water industry

 Closing the water cycle gap

Details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation were involved in.

Experience of participation in expert groups in this area

Any relevant information in relation to Participation in WssTP or other relevant experts groups

Involvement in EU-funded research projects

Other areas of expertise:


Horizon 2020


Horizon 2020 website

Challenge 5 (Climate Action, Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials)

This researcher or research organisation has outlined their interests in Challenge 5 as follows:

Focus Areas

→ Competitive low-carbon energy

 Energy Efficiency

 Water innovation: boosting its value for Europe

Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas

This researcher/organisation has interest(s) in Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas as outlined as follows

None specified.

Expertise in Societal Challenges 5 Cross-cutting Areas

This researcher has indicated interest(s) and expertise in Societal Challenges 5 Cross-cutting areas as follows:

No cross-cutting areas specified

Details of Participation in European Innovation Partnerships and European Technology Platforms:

The details of any ETPs or EIP this researcher/organisation have participated in or are currently participating in is outlined as follows.

No participation information provided.


Relevant EU Research Experience

Information in relation to Participation in relevant experts groups

Involvement in EU-funded research projects: Please outline details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation was involved in.


LIFE and COST Actions





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Interest in LIFE subprogrammes:

 Environment and Resource Efficiency


COST Actions/LIFE programmes the researcher is currently or has participated in:


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