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    Final workshop of the LIFE WIRE project “Challenges of water reuse in industries: from research to implementation”

    Water scarcity is an ever-growing reality and for this reason development of sustainable water strategies is no longer an option, but a necessity. Water reuse is a key strategy of water resources management. The use of regenerated water could reduce …

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    European Commission monitoring meeting

    Last week Cetaqua received in its headquarters the visit of the monitor of the LIFE WIRE project, Rosana Asensio. The objective of the meeting was to bring together all the project partners in order to review the progress of the …

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    New visit to the LIFE WIRE’s prototype

    The LIFE WIRE’s prototype, which is located in the WWTP of El Baix Llobregat (El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona), has received another visit on 18th January 2017. In total, 16 people from different entities such as AMAEM, Hidraqua Valencia and Aguas …

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Technologies

The LIFE WIRE project aims at demonstrating that a hybrid system based on UF/RO membranes and CNM filters can, if conveniently operated, provide different water qualities to fulfill the requirements of different industrial sectors.

The hybridization of these technologies and the various configurations available represent the innovative aspects of this project.

CNM thus provides complementary treatment for RO in point-of-use water reclamation when production of high quality water is required. The use of CNM and UF can be combined to provide high degree of disinfection and removal of organic carbon because the latter can remove high molecular weight compounds whilst the former presents high removal capacity towards smaller compounds. High removal of both organics and pathogens is an essential requirement for microbiological stabilization of reclaimed water to be reused.  The integration of CNM as pre-treatment for UF or RO has the potential of improving membrane performance by the reduction of fouling formation.

Owing to the abovementioned potential benefits resulting from the combinations based on UF, CNM and RO, it is of utmost importance to demonstrate at prototype scale, as it will be carried out under the LIFE WIRE project, their viability for upgrading reclaimed municipal wastewater for its reuse in industries that require different water qualities.

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