Water Treatment & Recovery

Water Treatment and Recovery

  • Technologies

Conventional and innovative technologies are applied both for urban and industrial water treatment, in centralized and decentralized systems, for the removal of regulated (organic matter and nutrients) and unregulated (emerging contaminants) compounds. The aim is not only to treat water, but also to reuse it, recover value-added compounds and reduce the impact of treatment systems (surface area, energy consumption, etc)

Examples of applications

  1. Treatment of sewage from an office building using the anammox process. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.118733).
  2. Treatment of different types of industrial wastewater using aerobic granular biomass technology (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2011.03.019).
  • Microbiología
    • –  Identification of microorganisms active in biological processes.

      –  Microbial pathogens present.

      – Antimicrobial resistances.

      – Nano-toxicology.Patógenos microbianos presentes.

      • Impact Assessment

      – Life Cycle Assessment (ACV)

      Examples of applications

      1. Comparison of types of urban wastewater treatment plants. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2011.08.053)
      2. Evaluation of new technologies and their integration into the treatment line in urban wastewater plants (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2017.09.006)

      – Energy efficiency

      ENERWATER Project (www.enerwater.eu) for the development of a methodology for the definition, measurement and diagnosis of the energy efficiency of a WWTP. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.03.130, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.136642

      – Techno-economic evaluation

      –  Modelling


      Actividade financiada polo Convenio de Colaboración entre a Consellería de Cultura, Educación e a USC para o desenvolvemento de accións estratéxicas de I+D+i.