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COSMOS - COlloidal Silica Medium to Obtain Safe inert: the case of incinerator fly ash

Role: Partner

Responsible for UniBS: Prof.ssa Elza Bontempi - DIMI

Start date 1/01/2010 - end date 01/01/2013

Total cost: € 2.007.905,00  
EU contribution: € 1.991.504,00

Total cost for UniBS: € 908.400,00
EU contribution for UniBS: € 454.200,00

Call for proposal:  LIFE+ 2008


The overall objective of the COSMOS project was to transfer laboratory know-how on the treatment of fly ash from solid-waste incineration to practical application on an industrial scale. The project aimed to demonstrate a nearly-complete re-use of all stabilised material, and to transfer the COSMOS protocol to industrial partners for the construction of a prototype system capable of generating 100 kg/day of the COSMOS filler from fly ash. Associated partner the University of Brescia aimed to optimise this protocol to ensure that the practical application achieves at least the same performance as the laboratory system. The project team will carry out a lifecycle assessment (LCA) of the process to inform the evaluation of the best applications for the COSMOS filler from both the financial and environmental points of view.

  • CSMT Gestione s.c.a.r.l. (Coordinator), Italy
  • Fundacion Tekniker, Spain
  • Università degli Studi di Brescia, Italy
  • Contento Trade s.r.l., Italy