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NIREAS International Water Research Center (NIREAS-IWRC)
Hosting Legal Entity
Self-standing RI
Legal Status
University or higher education institution
Keryneias Avenue 96, Nireas-IWRC, Aglantzia, PO: 2113, Nicosia (Cyprus)
Type Of RI
Coordinating Country
Current Status:
Operational since 2011
Scientific Description
Nireas - International Water Research Center is located in Cyprus. Its mission is two-fold: the development of cutting-edge water technologies, and the dissemination of water-related technologies to the public, accessible to citizens and practitioners alike. In today’s environment, society, individuals and organizations are confronted with ever-increasing demands for water quantity and quality, with the demands raising profound questions regarding the society’s ability to synthesize efficient solutions to these rapidly proliferating problems. Nireas-IWRC intends to help counter this trend through the creation of a “home” for water-related research, and take bold steps for the creation and hosting of an internationally recognized research institute for the advancement of water-related research. Consequently, Nireas-IWRC offers a platform not just for more effective technologies, but also for an entirely new generation of functionality for sustainable management of water resources, harnessing the synergies of integrated interdisciplinary research on water quality, quantity, and management through a single knowledge repository. Nireas-IWRC generates a responsive environment for technology-enhanced research to motivate, engage and inspire citizens, and one that will be embedded directly in the social web.Nireas-IWRC focuses on 3 research pillars, (1) Water quality, monitoring and treatment, (2) Water supply and urban water management, (3) Socioeconomic analysis for water-related issues. Additionally, one pillar (4) is devoted to Human Resource Development and, last but not least, one pillar (5) relates to Dissemination activities. Furthermore Nireas-IWRC’s major research areas are:• Advanced chemical water treatment• Advanced wastewater treatment through hybrid processes• Development and use of porous materials in water treatment applications• Characterization of properties of particles in waters and identification of organics adsorbed on solid surface• Environmental chemical analysis for water quality• Water pollutants impact assessment• Water resource evaluation• Groundwater resources• Protection of groundwater resources• Groundwater recharge• Development of mitigation techniques for evaporative loss from fresh water reservoirs• Reservoir sedimentation monitoring and management• Surface reservoir integrity• Water supply and urban water management• Automatic meter reading and ad-hoc wireless sensor networks for leak detection• Numerical modeling, prediction and monitoring of salt-water intrusion on coastal aquifers• Socioeconomic analysis for water-related issues

RI Keywords
Wastewater, Advanced oxidation processes, Water management
RI Category
Chemical Libraries and Screening Facilities
Earth, Ocean, Marine, Freshwater, and Atmosphere Data Centres
Environmental Health Research Facilities
Civil Engineering Research Infrastructures
Scientific Domain
Biological and Medical Sciences
Engineering and Energy
Chemistry and Material Sciences
Information Science and Technology
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Wastewater treatment

Wastewater treatment.

TOC Analyzer

TOC Analyzer Aurora Model 1030

Rotary Evaporator System

Rotary Evaporator System Stuart RE 301

TOC Analyzer

TOC Analyzer Aurora Model 1030

Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor

Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR) Capacity: 60 L

Ozonation System

Ozonation System Triogen Lab2B

Accelerated Extraction System

Accelerated Extraction System ASE350

Ion Chromatography

Ion Chromatography Metrohm 881, Compact ICpro

Solid Phase Extraction System

Solid Phase Extraction System Waters

Atomic Absorption Spectrometer

Atomic Absorption Spectrometer Perkin Elmer - AAnalyst 200


Ultra-Performance Liquid Chromatography - tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS) Acquity UPLC System, MASSLynx mass spectrometry software


High Performance Liquid Chromatography with UV-Vis detector (HPLC) HPLC system, Waters e2695, 2489 Alliance

Membrane Bioreactor

Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) Capacity: 10 m3/day

Microfiltration (MF) Pilot Unit

Microfiltration (MF) Pilot Unit (0.2 μm) Capacity: 160 L

Coagulation/Flocculation System

Coagulation/Flocculation System Capacity: 90 L

Prototype Photocatalytic Reactor

Solar Pilot Plant (Compound Parabolic Collectors) Capacity: 250 L Solar Photocatalytic Prototype Reactor (Compound Parabolic Collectors) Capacity: 100 L

Evaporator System with Nitrogen

Evaporator System with Nitrogen (N2) Reacti-VAP III, Therm Scientific

Ultrafiltration (UF) Pilot Unit

Ultrafiltration (UF) Pilot Unit (0.03 μm) Capacity: 200 L

Date of last update: 29/05/2018
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