The aim of the SmartFertiReuse project is to develop a complete and innovative service to support both the agricultural world and local authorities in the recovery of treated wastewater and the optimal management of fertilisers. The service will range from the design of an operational system to its deployment and management at the plot scale, i.e. from the production and distribution of water, the adjustment of irrigation to the needs of the plants, to monitoring and quality control of the irrigation water).
The other objective of the project is to develop and implement an industrial scale steering tool for the irrigation of agricultural plots. This will be an intelligent tool dedicated to sprinkler irrigation of field crops to deliver water of controlled quality that meets the nutrient requirements (mainly nitrogen) of the target crop, depending on the quality of the water leaving the wastewater treatment plant. The sectors developed and run by this intelligent fertilization management system will make it possible to supplement irrigation water with missing mineral nutrients, depending on the composition of the treated wastewater and the needs of the particular. The system will be automated and will include innovative interconnected sensors and will be driven by calibrated algorithms sold with the system.