Danube WATER integrated management

MIS-ETC code 161

The strategic project “Danube Water Integrated Management” was implemented in the period 2012-2015 and was financed under the Romania-Bulgaria Cross Border Cooperation Programme 2007-2013. The Lead Partner, Ministry of Environment and Climate Changes, Department for Waters, Forests and Fisheries, coordinated the activities of twelve partners from Romania and Bulgaria.

Project goal

The aim of the project was to create a common management and monitoring system for water quality in extreme environmental conditions (floods, droughts, accidental pollution) in the border area counties, as well as wastewater processing and conditioning of radioactively contaminated liquid organic wastes from nuclear power plants Cernavodǎ and Kozloduy.

Implementation period: 2012-2015

Partners:

“Romanian Waters” National Administration

Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy, Bulgaria

Technical University of Civil Engineering of Bucharest

Executive Environment Agency, Bulgaria

National Institute for Research & Development in Chemistry and Petrochemistry - ICECHIM

National Institute of Hydrology and Water Management

University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest

National Environment Protection Agency

Institute for Nuclear Research Pitești

Ministry of Environment and Water, Bulgaria

Executive Agency for Exploration and Maintenance of the Danube River, Bulgaria

National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

  • General objective
  • Specific objectives
  • Involved partners
  • Results
General objective

Activity 12 Elaboration of a new technology for wastewater processing and conditioning the liquid organic wastes radioactively contaminated from the nuclear power plants

General objective: Development of new technologies for wastewater processing and conditioning the liquid organic wastes radioactively contaminated from the Nuclear Power Plants Cernavodǎ –Romania and Kozloduy –Bulgaria, in order to ensure a higher factor of environment protection.

Specific objectives
  • To optimize the management of radioactive liquid wastes from the nuclear plants N.P.P. Cernavodǎ –Romania and Kozloduy –Bulgaria.
  • To ensure the environmental compliance of the new technologies with the specific legislation in force.
  • To improve availability and dissemination of information on joint opportunities in the border area.
Involved partners

P6 - National Institute for Research & Development in Chemistry and Petrochemistry - ICECHIM, Romania

P7 - Romanian Authority for Nuclear Energy Technology - Institute for Nuclear Research Pitesti – Mioveni, Romania

P8 - University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest

P13 - Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy- INRNE Sofia, Bulgaria

Results
  • Technology for processing the wastewaters from the nuclear plants Cernavodǎ and Kozloduy were carried on in simulated nonradioactive conditions or with the real spent decontamination solution using the ion exchange technique;
  • Technology for decontamination of liquid organic wastes (waste oils contaminated with tritium resulted during normal operation and during maintenance operations at Nuclear Power Station) The technology for conditioning the liquid organic wastes radioactively contaminated is based on the use of decontamination agents such as demineralized water, sulfuric acid solution, linear alkyl benzene sulfonate sodium salt.