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ABSTRACT

COVER STORY: 
Toro Equipment: W-TANK®. NO BOUNDARIES
WOMEN & ENVIRONMENT
Women and the environment. Theresa Zabell Lucas, Executive president of the Fundación ECOMAR.
The women of yesterday, today and tomorrow: “The other perspective”. Mónica Pérez Martínez, CEO INTERLAB and Director of Water Quality at Suez Water Spain
And I am not talking about parity of numbers, but parity of influence and, above all, joining forces and perspectives. Beatriz García San Gabino, Director General of Water and Green Area Management at the Madrid City Council Department of Environment and Mobility.
Awareness to empower future generations in environmental protection. María Monzó Llopis, Director of Innovation and Knowledge at Aigües de Barcelona.
DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF TWO DESALINATION PLANTS IN QATAR BY ACCIONA AGUA
TERTIARY TREATMENT AT THE PRAT DE LLOBREGAT WWTP
FILTRATION TECHNOLOGIES
REMEB project develops ceramic membranes for water reuse based on agro-industrial waste
Feed spacer: Essential component of spiral wound membrane elements
WATER MANAGEMENT
Butterfly valve for irrigation and water supply market
Calviá at the forefront of smart water network management
How to generate energy through water supply networks
Blower and compressor rental in Spain and Portugal
SLUDGE MANAGEMENT AND TREATMENT. BIOGAS
WWTP, Infinite biomethane deposits

JUNE 2018

Cover Story

W-TANK®. NO BOUNDARIES

Toro Equipment supplies machinery to more than 55 countries all over the world. For this reason all the equipment that it manufactures have to satisfy an essential requirement: They have to fit into a container. And if they do not fit into one, they are dismantled to be easily transported and assembled in destination. These are the doors of the world.

How did the idea arise?

The idea to develop W-Tank® arose a few years ago from a conversation with a customer who decided to build a WWTP in the Azores. The tank had to store corrosive water, which is why it was made of fiberglass. But shipping the unit to the Azores cost three times the price of the storage tank. It was then that Toro Equipment started to go further to help their customers to develop their projects more rapidly and more competitively.

All the creative and R&D&i resources of Toro Equipment were put at the disposal of the W-Tank® to design and draw the first sketches. The experience of working with fiberglass –which began in 1992 with the creation of the Anaconda® Dissolved Air Flotation systemwas a strength when it came to developing W-Tank® Digesters, Storage & Settling Tanks.

Advantages
W-Tank® had to satisfy some demanding requirements: It had to fit into a container and be light for easy transportation. It also had to be easy to assemble. In addition, it had to be corrosion resistant -to gain an advantage over steel tanks-, it had to be durable -to compete with concrete tanks- and it had to be easy to mechanize to facilitate the installation of auxiliary elements such as agitators, covers, diffusers, manholes, flanges …
The manufacturing process began with Flex Molding, an impregnation process in which isophtalic resins are injected into a closed mold to generate a plastic reinforced with glass fiber.
Toro Equipment now manufactures the biggest plastic tank in the world -with capacity for ten million liters- and W-Tank® has been installed in countries of high seismic risk like Mexico and Chile, in regions with wide temperature ranges, such as the Arabian Desert in the United Arab Emirates, and in places with extreme climates, such as the Russian Plain.

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