VicInAqua follows an integrated approach in order to develop a sustainable combined sanitation and recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) for wastewater treatment and reuse in agriculture in the Victoria Lake Basin area.
The core of the project concept is to develop and test a novel self-cleaning water filters which consist of a highly efficient particle filter as well as a membrane bioreactor (MBR) as principal treatment unit within a combined treatment system where the nutrient rich effluent water will be used for agricultural irrigation. The surplus sludge from both filter systems will be co-digested with agricultural waste to produce biogas. It will be semi-autonomously powered by renewable energies (PV, biogas).
The RAS will produce high quality fingerlings of the local fish species to supply the pond aquaculture of the area with stocking material. The project is coordinated by the University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe. In total eleven partners from 7 countries (Germany, Italy, Denmark, Malta, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda) join their forces to achieve VicInAqua’s objectives.