How to PROtect Water, Soil and Plants production all togethER

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Coordinator: Dr.eng. Tanţa-Verona Iordache

Projects  Partner and Institution:
CO-P1-National Research & Development Institute for Chemistry and Petrochemistry-ICECHIM, Bucharest, Romania
P2-National Research & Development Institute for Soil Sciences, Agrochemistry and Environment - ICPA, Bucharest, Romania
P3-University of Toulon-MAPIEM Laboratory, Toulon, France
P4-University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal

Key words:

The need for innovative strategies for water and soil protection that substitute the time-, energy- and resource-consuming remediation processes with other more efficient and environmentally-friendly is becoming urgent. In this respect, the interest of this project is to promote such solutions for public and private practitioners and to up-rise industrial competitiveness through economically sustainable technologies/products, in the Agriculture Field and indirectly in the Water Management aria. Therefore, this project practically develops protective composite layers (as end-products) with high efficiency towards pollution of underground water and soil, but without affecting the plants growth. ProWsper is an experimental and demonstrative research project conducted in partnership with four prestigious Institutions, from three European countries (Romania, France and Portugal) that face these common problems. In order to succeed, the implementation gap from Prototyping to Marketing and thereafter to practitioners will be narrowed by social/industrial awareness campaigns using various channels.

Project structure:

  • Project Management Committee (PMC) consisting of the Principal Investigators of each partner (CO-P1, P2, P3 and P4). The PMC will be the main communication and decision making platform of the project.
  • Project Scientific Committee (PSC) consisting of the Principal Investigator from CO-P1 and Key Persons of each partner (CO-P1, P2, P3 and P4). The PSC will supervise the research and technical inputs, and control over the tasks and results dissemination.
  • Project Financial Assistance (PFA) will involve the Economy Offices/Accounting Departments of each partner (CO-P1, P2, P3 and P4) to oversee and review the economical arrangements for the project.

The Work Plan is composed of 5 overlapping tasks having different WP coordinators package description:
WP1: Preparation of the hydrogel-silicate hybrid fillings for pesticide retention (TRL 1-3; Coordinated by CO-P1). Period: Months 1-20.
WP2: Preparation of the hydrogel-clay hybrid fillings for nutrient retention (TRL 1-3; Coordinated by P3). Period: Months 1-22.
WP3. Designs of the protective composite layers (TRL 3-4; Coordinated by P4). Period: Months 9-24.
WP4. Validation of technologies and demonstration (TRL 5; Coordinated by P2). Period: Months 21-36.
WP5. Management, dissemination and property rights. Coordinated by CO-P1. Period: Months 1-36.


  1. 6 ISI Peer-reviewed OA Papers in prestigious journals, 
  2. 2 international conference or symposia papers per calendar year, (iii) two national Patent applications and one European Patent application;
  3. participation to seminars and innovation salons;
  4. organisation of workshops and construction of the ProWsper website dedicated to rising awareness of the project scope, objective and results.

References coordinator and  leaders of  each WP:
Leader of WP1 and Coordinator of WP 5, Dr.eng.Tanţa-Verona Iordache (from CO-P1);
Leader of WP 2, Prof. Dr. Fraçois Xavier Perrin (from P3);
Leader of WP 3, Prof. Dr. Artur José Monteiro Valente (from P4);
Leader of WP 4, Dr. eng. Carmen-Eugenia Sîrbu (from P2).

Contact Point for  Communication/Dissemination activities:
Dr.eng. Tanţa-Verona Iordache,
Prof. Dr. Fraçois Xavier Perrin,
Prof. Dr. Artur José Monteiro Valente,
Dr.eng. Carmen-Eugenia Sîrbu.

Contact Point for Open Data/Open Access activities:
Dr.eng. Tanţa-Verona Iordache,
Prof. Dr. Fraçois Xavier Perrin,
Prof. Dr. Artur José Monteiro Valente,
Dr.eng. Carmen-Eugenia Sîrbu.

Results of the project: Data and resources

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published on 2017/03/23 10:00:00 GMT+1 last modified 2019-08-05T15:30:17+01:00