Coordinated by National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), LIFE BRINE-MINING project –«Demonstration of an advanced technique for eliminating coal mine wastewater (brines) combined with resource recovery», promotes the swift from a linear to a circular business model solution. The projects aims to enable the improvement of the saline wastewater management performance of coal mining activities by recovering useful and marketable materials as water and salts. This way, the environmental impact of coal mine activities associated with brine discharge is minimized, while closing the loop of brine effluent.

LIFE BRINE-MINING is a 4-year project funded by EU LIFE Program. The LIFE BRINE-MINING consortium is comprised of 9 partners from universities, research institutes, SMEs and construction companies from 3 EU countries Greece (GR), Netherlands (NL) and Poland (PL).

The main objective of the project is to provide an integrated solution for the management of coal mine effluents, including recovery of water and salts with high purity and quality. A demonstration plant will be installed in Poland in order to treat a saline effluent derived from coal mining activities.