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FentO3 –Simultaneous Foto-Fenton & ozone technology development to treat different kind of wastewaters

The aim of the current project is to develop an innovative technology (FentO3) that could bring a positive social and economic impact into medium term period. This technology is focused on an efficient, versatile and sustainable treatment for real effluents coming from several sources, developed at laboratory scale, combining simultaneously both solar photo-Fenton and ozonation processes.

The aim of the current project is to develop an innovative technology (FentO3) that could bring a positive social and economic impact into medium term period. This technology is focused on an efficient, versatile and sustainable treatment for real effluents coming from several sources, developed at laboratory scale, combining simultaneously both solar photo-Fenton and ozonation processes.

It is noteworthy that this is the first time that the simultaneous combination of H2O2 – Fe2+ – O3 – UV/Visible will be applied for a real effluent treatment using solar light as a renewable source for effluent irradiation.

The project envisages the dissemination of activities in order to bring the technology closer to the market.

This project is funded by the Industrial Technology Development Centre (CDTI) and EEA Grants.

www.fento3.com

 

ITACA – Investigation of treatment technologies, reuse and control, for the future sustainability to water treatment

The main objective of the ITACA project is the research of new technological concepts for municipal and industrial wastewater treatments, which permit, in an efficient and sustainable way, to convert the current treatment processes in a strategy for the use and reuse of substances, sub-products and waste and energy recovery whilst minimizing impacts on the natural environment.               

Within the scope it is also included a parallel research about advanced measurement systems, automation and control of treatments and recovery processes that will enable the achievement of a centralized management system deciding, automatically and independently, the sequence and control of the new effluent treatments under study.

The ITACA consortium includes 10 companies (7 large companies, 1 SME and 2 microSME: ADASA, DEISA, Aqualia, Cespa, Cyclus, DAM, Dow, Idener, JAP Energías Medioambientales, Técnicas Reunidas) of 4 regional governments and 11 research institutions.

The project, developed between 2011 and 2014, has a total budget of €15 M, and is funded by the Centre for Industrial Technological Development (CDTI). 

www.itaca.adasasistemas.com

 

OptimEDAR – Efficient Management of Small and Medium Wastewater Treatment Plants

Whilst large parts of Europe still have an abundant water supply throughout most of the year, water scarcity, droughts, floods, ageing infrastructure, increasing energy demand and pollution are growing concerns in countries all over the continent. Technologies are being developed to address these challenges, but they face difficulties reaching the market given that the support in innovation for the water sector is relatively underdeveloped in most of the countries.

The main objective of the project is to promote the use and encourage the market penetration of OptimEDAR, a new control and management product for small and medium waste water treatment plants (WWTP) based on an eco-innovative on-line monitoring of the aeration process in the biological reactor. It results from a research project funded by the Spanish Agency for Technology Development (CDTI). OptimEDAR allows small and medium WWTPs to run an affordable on-line management of the aeration process, deriving in treated water with a higher quality (involving the use and production of less reagents and chemical by-products) and lower energy consumption, resulting in an increased productivity of the whole system and a faster water quality control loop.

The product will mainly target the European market of small and medium size WWTPs which account for the majority of the overall WWTPs market in Europe and thus contribute mostly in terms of environmental impact in the sector.

The OptimEDAR consortium comprises 3 Spanish participants (ADASA, AMMI and Agencia Catalana de l’Aigua) and a Romanian company (ECOTRUST).

The project, being developped between 2012 and 2014, has a total budget of € 1.2M, and is partially funded by the EACI (Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation).

 

HIDROPTIM, Simulation and optimization computer-based tool for a global management of hydraulic systems

The decrease in water and energy consumption is one of the priority objectives both at national and European policy framework of environmental and sustainability policies. This is the reason why the aim of the project is the experimental development of a software tool for simulation and optimization of the overall management of hydraulic systems and applicable to any kind (channel management, distribution of drinking water, urban sanitation systems, dams, irrigation systems, etc.).

The main objectives of this tool are the following:

• Facilitates scenario simulations for the decision-making process during infrastructure planning or operating aid if degraded operation (due to works or by a lack of water resources).

• Defining the optimum strategy to minimize the power consumption or the overall cost of exploitation.

The project, developed between the years 2010 and 2011, was funded by the CDTI (IDI 20100722 ) .

 

BIOIDENTIFIER, detection and recognition of microorganisms in activated sludge of waste water treatment plants

The objective of the project is to develop a prototype capable of, automatically, perform the identification and quantification of colonies of microorganisms present in the activated sludge treatment plants by:

• Determining the composition of the species

• Detecting changes that can upset the balance or modify the potential activity of nitrification and denitrification of the sludge in the biological reactor

This system will help the operators of treatment plants during the decision-making process concerning the operation of the facilities.

The development of the project, developed during the years 2009-2011, was funded by the CDTI (IDI 20091125).

 

GEEDAR, efficient management of wastewater treatment plants

The objective of the project includes the development of an efficient tool to control the operation of small wastewater plants by the implementation of an automatic control system, simple and robust to ensure the balance of plant operations. This system automatically performs any action needed to correct any deviation taking the process back to the desired equilibrium point.

This project, developed during the years 2008 and 2010 by Adasa and the University of Extremadura, was funded by the CDTI and the ERDF (IDI 20,080,686).

 

DBOMETER, automatic measurer of Biological Demand of Oxygen

The purpose of the project is the development of equipments for the automatic and continuous measurement of biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) applicable to the monitoring of surface water and wastewater, with a special interest in the control of discharges and effluents in treatment plants.

The project was developed during the years 2008 and 2010 by Adasa and was funded by the CDTI and the ERDF (IDI 20,080,688).

More information:

 adasaproducts.com/en/portfolio/dbo/