The event took place in Poland, in the premises of GIG, with representatives from the political, scientific and industrial sector. The aim of the event was to identify possible enablers and barriers for the market exploitation of the system. Furthermore, new opportunities arising from the new EU strategies about water and environment and the funding of systems solving the problem of the environmental pollution, caused from coal mining, were also discussed.
In September 28, 2021 the Brine-Mining partners visited the Dębieńsko Coal Mine, in Poland, which constitutes an important case study for the project, due to the fact that the Dębieńsko desalination plant is the 1st plant at a global level that applies a Zero Liquid Discharge system to treat coal mine effluents, able also to recover salt of edible quality. The partners were toured in the premises of the Dębieńsko Coal Mine and collected valuable information on the experience of the plant’s operators. The project partners in the premises of the Dębieńsko coal mine
The kick-off meeting of the LIFE BRINE-MINING project which was organized by the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), was held in 11th of October 2019, at NTUA facilities in Athens (Greece) with the participation of representatives from the partners: SEALEAU, LENNTECH, Silesian University of Technology (SUT), Glowny Instytut Gornictwa (GIG), THERMOSSOL, Titan Salt and NEVIS.