Biowaste in the framework of the circular economy

The best data available, which does not always coincide with the official figures, shows that around 37.5% of municipal waste is biowaste. In simple terms, three principal sources of this waste can be identified:...

PRODUCING HYDROGEN FROM WASTE ALUMINIUM

Society is gradually starting to establish transition strategies towards a hydrogen-based economy and a model in which hydrogen becomes an energy vector that is produced and used alongside electricity. In this model, each region...

By-product – Opportunity or barrier?

The Waste Framework Directive of 2008 represented a turning point in European waste legislation and initiated a change in the concept of waste. From being a problem that required a high level of control...

Robotic sorting will be the next gamechanger in waste recycling

How is this possible? That has been a key question for Eugenio Garnica, founder of Spanish startup Eugenio Garnica and his team during the last 3 years. After an intense “Customer Discovery” process, lot of...

Main barriers identified to the global modernisation of the management of Irrigation Communities

The purpose of this article is to provide a succinct overview of the main barriers to the modernisation of the management of Irrigation Communities, with a view to promoting the consideration of these barriers...

Irrigation, the most sustainable tertiary treatment

Global water availability is illustrated by the fact that of all the water on the planet, only 2.5% is freshwater and this 2.5% is distributed as follows: - 1.7% - ice - 0.7% - groundwater - 0.2%...

LIFE ZELDA: ZERO LIQUID DISCHARGE DESALINATION: BRINE TREATMENT BASED ON ELECTRODIALYSIS METATHESIS AND VALUABLE...

The ZELDA project (“Zero Liquid Discharge Desalination: brine treatment based on electrodialysis metathesis and valuable compounds recovery”) is co-funded by the European Union Life+ programme. The objective of the project is to develop a...

The European WEEE recycling model. The response to one of the greatest environmental challenges...

The latest meeting of the International E-Waste Management Network (IEMN), held in September in Bogotá, provided an opportunity for an overview of the activity throughout the world. The main conclusion is that we still...

Secondary Shredders: Comparative Table & Technical Guide (II)

The production of Solid Recovered Fuels (SRF) and Refuse Derived Fuels (RDF) is a strategic component of integrated waste management policy. It also forms part of energy strategy and the fight against climate change....

Expansion and automation of the Fuenlabrada Industrial Waste Sorting Plant (Madrid)

The Fuenlabrada Industrial Waste Sorting Plant, commissioned in July 2015, receives commercial and industrial waste from public and private clients based in the Autonomous Community of Madrid. The plant recovers materials of value from...

The Waste to Energy Plant of the Principality of Monaco

In the heart of the Fontvieille district, the SMA operates an incineration plant with the capability of processing 80,000 tonnes of waste per annum with energy recovery. Initially, the plant was built with three...

LIFE-BRAINYMEM: Optimisation of membrane bioreactor technology to reduce costs and environmental impact

The LIFE-BRAINYMEM project is supported and funded by the European Commission within the framework of the LIFE programme. The objective of the project is to reduce energy consumption and minimise environmental impact at wastewater...

Event #JornadaEnviro: Technological Applications for Sludge Treatment

The 1st Conference on Technological Applications for Sludge Treatment was held on September 24th. The Conference enjoyed great success and was warmly received by leading experts in the water sector, who discussed the latest...

57 quality incidents in the Ebro River Basin. Achieving environmental sustainability step by step

Every year, the Hydrographic Confederation of the Ebro (CHE) implements an action plan to prevent and reduce pollution of surface and groundwater in the Ebro River Basin and to protect the right of users...

LIFE+13 TRANSFOMEM: Conversion of end-of-life reverse osmosis membranes into recycled ultrafiltration and nanofiltration membranes

The objective of the TRANSFOMEM project is to increase the sustainability of membrane water treatment systems by improving the durability of such systems and reducing the environmental costs associated with this technology. This is...

The problem of non-revenue water now has a solution

The volume of non-revenue water is undoubtedly amongst the major problems affecting and concerning water utilities throughout the world. Quantities of non-revenue water can be high or very high, which concerns utilities in that...

Ecodigestion, a tool to increase biogas production

The treatment of agro-food waste at WWTPs with anaerobic digestion facilities has given rise to increased economic and environmental benefits in recent years. The correct dosing of the different wastes with the sludge is...

Optimisation of energy efficiency at a WWTP. The Exelys™ continuous thermal hydrolysis process

Traditional batch thermal hydrolysis systems require high investment in terms of both energy and capital. Exelys, a continuous thermal hydrolysis system that maintains a high level of efficiency was developed to overcome these weaknesses....

Bioenergy: key to sustainable growth

In recent years, the fields of energy and biofuels have undergone changes in terms of policy, consumer expectations and the environment. These changes have transformed the industry and obliged companies to adapt. In line...

The Waste Collection System of the Principality of Monaco

This article analyses the efficient, sustainable waste collection and management system of the Principality of Monaco, the second smallest and most densely populated country in the world, with a correspondingly high production of waste. The...

Making the most of the pig

The pig is no longer simply a source of food. It has now become an alternative source of energy, as well as a source of products that can be recovered and used in agriculture....

World’s first wood-based renewable diesel

At the beginning of the year, Finnish company UPM began producing wood-based biodiesel on an industrial scale in the city of Lappeenranta, Finland. With an annual capacity of 120 million litres of UPM BioVerno...

Recycle more and better, the cornerstone of the circular economy

The European Union is firmly committed to the circular economy. The circular economy implies less exploitation of natural resources and a profound transformation of production chains and human habits. The role of recycling is...

New State Waste Framework Plan (PEMAR)

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Affairs organised a meeting in Madrid at the beginning of July between the Sub-directorate General of Waste and the main state associations for the purpose of debating...

The CB2G and the ButaNexT project: paving the way for a new generation of...

The main goal of the European ButaNexT (Next Generation Bio-butanol) project is to test, validate and optimise, at laboratory and pilot scale, each of the individual stages that form part of the production process...

Aquadvanced at the forefront of efficient water network management

Aquadvanced is a Suez Environnement tool developed by water operators for water operators. It facilitates efficient management of supply networks by means of an intuitive modular interface that controls and enhances network operation in...

More sustainable stormwater management for improved energy efficiency

 Ignacio Escuder Bueno. Coordinator of E²STORMED project. Professor at the Institute of Water and Environmental Engineering of the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia Ignacio Andrés Doménech. Professor at the Institute of Water and Environmental Engineering of...

Implementation of AFP System® at Can Sans de Sant Celoni DWTP

Filtration processes are a vital stage of water treatment in terms of achieving the quality required of the end product. For this reason, filtration represents a vital point of control. This article describes the...

Technological solutions at Darsait WWTP (Oman)

Cadagua is currently building a WWTP in Muscat (Oman) with a capacity of 50,000 m3/d. This plant will be the third largest in the world to implement advanced MBR technology. The disinfected and ultra-filtered...

LIFE+ AQUATIK project: new technologies for the detection of priority pollutants in treated wastewater...

The AQUATIK, project, whose full title is “Development and validation of advanced monitoring system for control of organic priority pollutants in treated wastewater effluents”, is cofounded by the European Union through the LIFE+ programme....

VisionTech4Life, Internet of things at the service of the Environment

VisionTech4Life Is a project based on the Internet of Things, sensors and drone technology for the real time detection and control of environmental impacts during the execution of civil engineering works. Jose Pablo Ormaechea Epalza ...

ENERWATER: Método estándar y herramienta online para evaluar y mejorar la eficiencia energética de...

Nueve socios europeos colaboran para evaluar y reducir el consumo energético de las estaciones de tratamiento de aguas residuales en el proyecto financiado por la Comisión Europea ENERWATER. Con las actividades del proyecto se...

Suez Environnement is inaugurating its new organic reuse centre in Faulquemont (France)

Jean-Marc Boursier, Executive Vice-President of SUEZ environnement in charge of recycling and reuse in Europe, and François Lavergne, President of the Faulquemont district authority and Vice-President of the Departmental Council of Moselle, will inaugurate...
CIUDADES INTELIGENTES Y RESIDUOS EN AMERICA LATINA

SMART CITIES AND WASTE IN LATIN AMERICA

Although there is no official definition of “Smart City”, many cities in Latin America have been acknowledged for the implementation of technological solutions to tackle common big-city problems. We first take a look at...
LA BIOENERGÍA YA EMPLEA A 489.000 PROFESIONALES EN EUROPA

BIOENERGY EMPLOYS 489,000 PROFESSIONALS IN EUROPE TODAY

The importance of bioenergy in the EU’s energy mix The consumption of bioenergy in 2012 amounted to 102 Mtoe (million tonnes oil equivalent), almost double the figure for 2000. AEBIOM, the European Biomass Association, that...
PROYECTO DE APROVECHAMIENTO ENERGÉTICO DE BIOMASA EN EL SUR DE FRANCIA

BIOMASS ENERGY RECOVERY PROJECT IN SOUTHERN FRANCE EMSA

Forestcorte has over 12 years of experience in this sector in Portugal, Spain and France. EMSA, which has exclusive importation rights for the Irish Edge brand, has supplied Forestcorte with two machines: a Slayer...

METHODOLOGY TO RECYCLE UP TO 70% OF VEGETABLE, MEAT AND DAIRY WASTE

Every day in Europe thousands of tonnes of food subproducts end up as waste because they are not put to use. The agrifood sector of the Basque Autonomous Community generates annually 4 million tonnes...
Guadaira Servicios Ambientales SL

TECHNOLOGICAL ENHANCEMENT FOR OPTIMISATION, PARAMETRIZATION AND CONTROL IN GLASS COLLECTION SERVICES

Guadaira Servicios Ambientales SL is a company that wishes to open the doors to tomorrow. Having won a number of the selective collection contracts tendered out by Ecovidrio at the beginning of this year,...
El reciclaje de colchones usados llega a Madrid

Used mattress recycling arrives in Madrid

Recicolchón has been set up in Griñón for the purpose of providing a solution to the treatment of this waste, through the separation of valorisable elements. Used mattresses have always been a waste type that...

L’ ARCA DEL MARESME PURCHASES TWO HYBRID REFUSE COLLECTION VEHICLES

On 14th July 2014, l’ Arca del Maresme won the waste collection and street cleansing contract for the municipality of Argentona in the Comarca del Maresme region of Catalonia. The contract is initially for...

German Deposit Refund System (DRS)

Victoria Ferrer Maymó, Institutional Development at the Gremi de Recuperació de Catalunya (Catalan Recovery Guild) In Germany, segregated collection in containers, known as selective collection (brown container for organic waste, green container for glass, yellow...

Competitiveness over time requires good strategy and in-depth technical know-how

The Water Treatment and Control Sector is vital to the functioning and development of society and industry. Hence, the demand for its wide range of products and services. However, the current global economy (especially...
Abengoa, premiada por Global Water Awards como compañía de agua del año

Abengoa recognized as Water Company of the Year at the Global Water Awards

Abengoa, the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, has been named Water Company of the Year at the Global Water Awards ceremony held in Athens,...
Contaminación en China: Índice de Calidad del Aire de la Salud puede alcanzar el nivel "grave"

China. Air Quality Health Index may reach “Serious” level

The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) has recorded higher than normal pollution levels. At 5pm today (April 13) the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) at most general stations and all roadside stations reached 8 or...
La industria siderúrgica requiere un enfoque holístico de las políticas del agua

The steel industry calls for a holistic approach to water policies

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has published its position paper on water management in the steel industry highlighting that local authorities are the most competent regulatory body for the management of water as policies...
Brasil. GE en sólo un segundo trata 360 litros de aguas residuales

Brazil. GE treats 360 litres of wastewater in just one second

Where others see refuse, we see energy. Where others see wastewater from the sewers, we see treated water ready for reuse. Through alliances such as that established by GE with Sanasa (Sociedad de Abastecimiento...

Analysis of water management in Latin America

Governance, efficiency, territorial planning, river basin management, desalination, and the drawing up of regional water strategies and plans were amongst the issues analysed at the second edition of Water Week Latinoamérica held recently in...
Ecuador busca alcanzar una cobertura de agua potable y saneamiento del 95% para 2017

Ecuador seeks to achieve 95% drinking water and sanitation coverage by 2017

Ecuador has the objective of achieving 95% drinking water and sanitation coverage by 2017, in accordance with the targets set out in the National Development Plan. The Promadec I and Promadec II programs have...
Aquarating: un sistema para mejorar servicios de agua y saneamiento

Aquarating: a system for the improvement of water and sanitation services

Jointly developed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the International Water Association (IWA), AquaRating fills a gap in the market by establishing the international standard for assessing water and sanitation services provision. AquaRating...
Gestión integrada de recursos hídricos en la cuenca del río ‘middle olifants’, Sudáfrica

Integrated water resources management in the ‘middle olifants’ river basin, South Africa

Obviously wastewater treatment is a crucial aspect of sustainable resources management. As part of an integrative approach MOSA developed sustainable solutions for better water quality in the Olifants River. The overall IWRM concept will...
Tuberías de PVC orientado: optimización del binomio agua y energía

Oriented PVC pipes: optimisation of the water-energy nexus

The TOM® PVC-O pipe is increasingly becoming the material of choice for water networks all over the world, thanks to the wide range of benefits it offers to all actors in the sector, from...
Eficiencia operativa en redes de abastecimiento de agua

Efficiency in the operation of supply networks

Water utilities are acquiring tools to increase efficiency in the management of this resource. Schneider Electric contributes to this objective, not just through the provision of electricity distribution products and services but also through...
Importantes obras de abastecimiento. Calidad y mejora continua

Important water supply projects. Quality and constant improvement

Saint-Gobain PAM España participated in the project to connect the villages of Peroamigo and las Cortecillas to the general water supply system of Castillo de las Guardas in Seville. The company also participated in...
Proceso MBR (Bioreactor de membranas) para ampliación de edar

MBR (membrane bioreactor) process for wwtp expansion

Xylem Water Solutions España (previously ITT/TFB Flygt) has been involved in MBR design in Spain for ten years with the GE Water (previously Zenon) membrane brand. The company has been involved in over 20...
Sostenibilidad del agua mediante el uso de la recuperación avanzada de nutrientes biológicos

Water sustainability through the use of an advanced biological nutrient recovery

There is a multitude of different approaches to reduce the nutrient contamination of water bodies. A lot of these approaches are actually very efficient but also very costly. Hence the goal should be to...
Amplia experiencia en el sector del agua y numerosos proyectos internacionales

Extensive experience in the water sector and a long list of international projects

In this article, we take a look at the extensive experience of Abengoa in the water sector. The company has a long track record and references for facilities with a real treatment capacity of...
Proyecto de la desaladora Al Zawrah en el Emirato de Ajman

Proyecto de la desaladora Al Zawrah en el Emirato de Ajman

Al Zawrah desalination plant in Emirate of Ajman The Al-Zawrah desalination plant in the Emirate of Ajman is operated by Cadagua and has already produced the first 3 million m3. The contract for the...
Dos importantes desaladoras a punto de inaugurar en oriente medio

Two important desalination plants to go into operation in the middle east

Within a couple of months, Acciona will commission two important desalination plants in the Middle East: the Al Jubail desalination plant in Saudi Arabia with a capacity of 100,000 m3/day and the Fujairah desalination...
El valor de la reutilización del agua

The value of water reuse

Reclaimed water must have an economic value. Reclaimed water must be the economic alternative with the lowest opportunity cost for the end user. It must be converted from a cost, in terms of waste...
Retos y perspectivas en la gestión de residuos industriales y peligrosos

Challenges and prospects in industrial and hazardous waste management

Although years have passed since the European Union first advocated a circular environment, the impact of the economic crisis in Spain has prevented this conceptual framework from materializing into anything concrete, such as green...

Analysis of the recovery sector in 2014

This FuturEnviro platform invites us to analyse the year 2014 in the recovery sector and offer a forecast for 2015. A difficult task and one I feel that nobody is truly capable of undertaking,...
Balance de 2014 en el sector del reciclado y previsión para 2015

Review of 2014 in the recycling sector and prospects for 2015

2014 was undoubtedly an important year for the waste recovery and recycling sector in Spain and it also set the scene for much of the development of the sector in the coming years. However,...
El reciclaje de RAEE, sinónimo de bienestar y crecimiento

WEEE recycling synonymous with wellbeing and growth

An analysis of the electronic recycling sector in our country in 2014 obliges us to examine three fundamentally important factors: the transposition of the the 2012 Directive into Spanish law, the economic recession and...
Crónica de un “ biogás icidio”

Chronicle of a “biogascide”

We are now two months into the new year, a good time to review 2014 in terms of the agro-industrial biogas sector. As expected, there was not the slightest hint of improvement in a...

Challenges and prospects in waste management

In 2011, Spain produced 22.9 million tonnes of domestic waste and landfilled 14.8 million tonnes, representing 67% of the total produced. Part of this waste was reject from recovery processes and another part (58%)...
Gestión del textil usado: De la reutilización al CDR

Used textile management: From reuse to RDF

The textile industry is amongst the sectors with the greatest influence on the environment: the complexity of the production and distribution cycle means high consumption of raw material and resources, which results in great...

Production of a biofertilizer using agroindustrial effluents and soil microalgae in photobioreactors

The project “LIFE + Integral Carbon: Development and global enforcement of GHG capture photobioreactors in agroindustrial activities” was financed In the last call of the LIFE+2013 Programme for Spain and Portugal; the project aims...
La planta de valorización de biogás de vertedero en el centro de tratamiento de residuos sólidos urbanos de Montemarta Cónica

Landfill gas-to-energy plant at the Montemarta Cónica MSW treatment centre

The Landfill Biogas Management Project at the Montemarta Cónica Integrated MSW Treatment Centre, which belongs to Abonos Orgánicos Sevilla S.A., comprises a 10-MW power plant and all the installations needed for the capture, piping,...
Evaluación del comportamiento de los nuevos vertederos de rechazos urbanos: Proyecto HD-VERTERE

Evaluating the behaviour of the new msw reject fraction landfills: HD-VERTERE Project

HD-Vertere (Hydrology and Degradation in rejections landfills) Project aims to determine the hydrological and bio-chemical degradation processes that take place in the new European landfills as a basis for optimizing their management. It is...
Módulo de cogeneración de baja potencia vía gasificación de biomasa

Low output biomass gasification based congeneration module

Thermal treatment processes, such as pyrolysis, combustion and gasification are energy recovery technologies carried out on different types of waste, including biomass, to supply the needs of different organisations and industries. Cogeneration modules based...
Integración de la digestión anaerobia seca en plantas de tratamiento de residuos

Integration of dry anaerobic digestion in waste treatment plants

Anaerobic digestion (AD) finds itself in a paradoxical situation. It is essentially one of the most simple and oldest biological processes on the planet but, at the same time, the biochemical processes and the...
Valorización energética de residuos por gasificación

Waste-to-energy through gasification

Gasification is a process which, through partial oxidation of material, enables us to use the chemical energy contained in waste to generate thermal and electrical energy. GreenE has developed and patented a new high-performance...
La economía circular, mucho más que una estrategia de residuos

The circular economy, much more than just a waste strategy

The time has come for a new industrial model of sustainable consumption and production with more efficient use of resources. The “throwaway” culture must be left behind and we must work towards a circular...
El sector de la recuperación de papel y cartón cierra 2014 con una ligera mejora

Paper & board sector shows slight upturn in 2014

2014 saw a slight improvement in waste paper and board recovery, though the sector has yet to take off as a direct result of weak consumption in these years of economic recession. Whilst awaiting...
La valorización de los residuos municipales contribuye en la creación de puestos de trabajo en toda España

Recovery of helps in municipal waste creating jobs work in all Spain

At the Spanish Association of Municipal Waste Packaging Recovery and Sorting Plants (ASPLARSEM), we have followed a line of sharing experiences and know-how to help improve the operation of packaging recovery plants. The association...
UdalSareak mejora la eficiencia de operación de red a través de soluciones de smart water

UdalSareakimproves network operating efficiency through smart water solutions

UdalSareak (USSA) is a water utility in the Basque region of Spain that serves more than 130,000 customers with over 38,500 connections. The utility is fully owned by Consorcio de Aguasdel Gran Bilbao, a...

Removing gases from water with membranes. An increasingly applied technology

Producing water with low dissolved gas content is of vital importance in many industries. Removing gases from water can increase the lifespan of process water equipment, improve process water quality, minimize yield loss and...
CaribDA: Análisis del mercado de desalación en 2014

CaribDA: Desalinationanalysis 2014

For over 80 years, the desalination of water has touched every life and industry throughout the Caribbean, becoming one of the most important resources available to the islands as they strive to overcome water...
Nueva etapa, nuevos retos en el sector de la desalación

New stage, new challenges in the area of desalination

There are around 16,000 desalination plants worldwide and they produce approximately 90 million m3/day. 60% of desalinated water is seawater and 65% of desalination is carried out using reverse osmosis technology. Spain is the...
Una visión a vuela pluma de la i + d + i del agua

A brief overview of r&d&i in the water sector

Antolín Aldonza Moreno. President PTEA (Spanish Water Technology Platform) Though it may seem unnecessary, I would like to begin by emphasising the close relationship between these three areas and underline the need for progress based...

Waterinfrastructures

The Spanish Association of Water Technology Companies, ASAGUA, represents a number of companies whose activities are wholly or partly devoted to the construction, maintenance and operation of water infrastructures, meaning that their workis directly...
Aguas de las Cuencas de España: 38 actuaciones de Saneamiento y depuración de aguas residuales

In the coming months we will invite tenders for contracts worth €200 Million

Exactly one year ago, I said that 2014 would be the year of the consolidation of state-owned enterprise Aguas de lasCuencas de España. And this has turned out to be the case… The intervening...
Caracterización de basuras marinas - Proyecto MARNOBA

Characterisation of marine LITTER – Marnoba Project

The Technical Conference entitled “Marine Litter on Spanish Beaches – MARNOBA II Project” was held in the assembly room of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Affairs (MAGRAMA) on November 17 last. The...
Ayuntamiento de Valladolid. 12 años de experiencia en recogida selectiva de bio residuos

Valladolid city council. 12 years of experience in selective collection of biowaste

Due to the requirements associated with European Union recovery schedules, more and more local bodies are implementing the container with the brown lid. Although this has multiple benefits, it is not without its problems. 12...
Valoriza pone en marcha la primera fase de la planta de valorización de residuos plásticos en Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz

Valoriza launches the first phase of the plastic waste recovery plant in Jerez de...

Valoriza Servicios Medioambientales, subsidiary of Sacyr, in association with Cassandra Oil AB and in collaboration with other companies, has today launched the first phase of the “Dehesa Bolaños” plastic waste recovery plant in Jerez...
Proyecto Europeo LIFE CLAYGLASS, residuo de vidrio para ahorro energético en cerámica

European LIFE CLAYGLASS Project, waste glass for energy saving in the ceramics sector

Life ClayGlass is the title of a project that has the primary goal of reducing the environmental impact of the structural ceramics sector, through the inclusion of waste glass in the ceramic mass as...
La gestión de los residuos sanitarios y el proyecto europeo EU-HCWM

Healthcare waste management and the European EU-HCWM Project

Healthcare waste is composed of substances and objects generated in health and veterinary centres and services. In Spain, the health sector produces around 465,000 tonnes of healthcare waste per annum (2010 figures). This may...
Proyecto SOLRECYCLE: Reciclaje de módulos fotovoltaicos

SOLRECYCLE Project: Recycling of photovoltaic modules

Solucciona Energía and Ciemat (Centre for Energy, Environmental and Technological Research) have cooperated in the Solrecycle project for the development of technology to recycle photovoltaic modules by means of repowering and disassembly. In 2014,...
Primera planta de reciclaje de lámparas y bombillas en Sudáfrica

South Africa’s first lamp and bulb recycling plant

Balcan Engineering, the global provider of bulb and lamp recycling systems, is celebrating the completion of its first South African contract with E-Waste Africa – the company that has just opened the country’s first...
Problemática y retos de la gestión de los RAEE en América Latina

Problems and challenges facing WEEE management in Latin America

The exponential development of technology in recent decades has resulted in the accumulation of electronic waste. This type of waste is growing faster than any other worldwide. When Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)...
La ineficiencia en la gestión de los residuos actuales, despilfarro ambiental y económico

To bury and burn or to reuse and recycle? the recovery companies know where...

Every day in Spain, we consume 51 million drinks containers, 28 million of which are landfilled, incinerated or abandoned. Current waste management inefficiency not only represents environmental waste but also economic waste, particularly for...

Circular economy, recycling and new model

Despite its extreme youth, the circular economy package presented on July 2nd of this year is threatened by the presidency of the European Commission itself, which considers that it goes too far. In any...
El agua en la ciudad inteligente -smart cities -una apuesta de futuro

Water in smart cities, a commitment to the future

In a scenario in which the day-to-day reality of the urban environment requires efficiency, sustainable development and resource management, there must inevitably be evolution of metropolitan management models. If we understand the term Smart...
Proyecto RENEWAT: Optimización para el ahorro de energía en el tratamiento del agua

RENEWAT Project: Optimisation for energy saving in water treatment

Acciona’s RENEWAT “Optimised Renewable Mix for Energy Saving in Waste Water Treatment Plants” project was selected for grant aid as part of the LIFE+ 2013 Programme. The project seeks to optimise energy consumption at...

Smart cities and remote reading: How remote meter reading guides and accelerates progress towards...

While AENOR’s Technical Standardisation Committee 178 is working on the definition of a smart city, the Endesa Educa service has proposed one that I believe to be particularly appropriate. The Endesa definition says that...
Sistemas uv para el tratamiento de piscinas cubiertas y agua de lluvia

UV Systems to treat indoor pools and rainwater

The Victoria Park Swimming Pool Complex (VPSPC) in Hong Kong has recently installed 21 Hanovia UV disinfection systems to treat the water in three of its indoor pools and to disinfect harvested rainwater. The...
Bombas de dosificación para tratamiento de agua potable y aguas residuales

Dosing pumps for drinking water and wastewater treatment

Peristaltic pumps are proven performers in drinking and wastewater treatment applications, chemicals and reagent dosing processes, in filter presses and sludge transfer operations. Peristaltic pumps are an excellent solution for the pumping of abrasive, corrosive...
Papel de la gestión integral de agua en comunidades de regantes en la modernización de regadíos

Role of global irrigation community management in the modernisation of irrigation systems

Irrigation systems in Spain consume 68% of the water resource. For this reason, it is essential to improve the efficiency of water use in irrigation, through technological and management solutions that enable progress towards...
7 Retos en la gestión del agua en Perú

7 Water management challenges in Peru

This article analyses the major challenges related to efficient water management in Peru and potential opportunities for the private sector. Increasing the role of aquifers in integrated management, designing and introducing technologies that enable...
Unidades móviles para el tratamiento de aguas

Mobile units for water treatment solutions

For the last 15 years a ready-to-use water treatment service has been a key benefit for the economic and environmental performance of worldwide industrial companies. This has been developed by Degremont Industry, a part...

LIFE+REMEMBRANE: End-of-life recovery of reverse osmosis membranes

The main objective of the LIFE+REMEMBRANE project is the recovery of reverse osmosis membranes, used in desalination plants, at the end of their service lives, after between 5 and 10 years in operation. What...
Nuevos mercados potenciales para el mercado del desarrollo de agua: desalación y reuso

New potential markets for the water development sector – desalination and reuse

In recent years, there has been incredible growth and development in desalination and reuse thanks to new technologies. The countries of the Middle East have led research and development projects into the possibilities of...
#JornadaENVIRO: Tratamiento, regulación y abastecimiento de agua potable

#JornadaENVIRO: Drinking water treatment, regulation and supply

At Enviro Networking and FuturENVIRO, we continue to be fully committed to the water sector, organising high added value Technical Conferences that showcase innovation for the enhancement of drinking water treatment, regulation and supply....
En el año 2000 los municipios de Tiana, Tona y Riudecanyes fueron los primeros municipios catalanes en implantar la recogida selectiva puerta a puerta de los residuos municipales

Door-to-door selective waste collection in Cataluña

In the year 2000, Tiana, Tona and Riudecanyes became the first Catalan municipalities to implement door-to-door (DtD) selective collection of municipal waste. Since that time, owing to the excellent results in terms of both...
Monitorización en línea de AGV para optimizar la operación de plantas de biogás

On-line monitoring of vfa to optimise the operation of biogas plants

The European AD-WISE project team has developed the first system for continuous 24-hour-a-day control of the stability of agro-industrial biogas plants. This will prevent costly production downtime and result in savings of over €20,000...
Proyecto POLYMIX: Obtención de mezclas asfálticas a partir de residuos

POLYMIX Project: Obtaining asphalt mixes from waste

The Institute of Plastics Technology (AIMPLAS), in cooperation with Acciona Infraestructuras, the Directorate General of Roads of the Autonomous Community of Madrid, and project coordinator, the University of Cantabria, has obtained an innovative asphalt...
Cerrando el ciclo de tratamiento de los residuos urbanos

Closing the MSW treatment cycle

The Spanish Association of Energy Recovery from Municipal Solid Waste (AEVERSU) is a non-profit organisation representing waste-to-energy plants. Its mission is to inform society of the work carried out by these plants, promote the...
España tendrá que poner más energía para cumplir los objetivos de valorización de residuos

Spain will have to put more energy into meeting waste recovery targets

The waste management and treatment sector in Spain, and specifically the waste-to-energy sector, closes the year with no option but to “swallow” (there is no choice in the matter) a reform in the electricity...
Plantas de tratamiento de residuos altamente rentables

Highly profitable waste treatment plants

Masias Recycling is currently focusing on the treatment of the wet fraction of waste, which creates most problems and represents the largest waste fraction. Other systems tend to treat only the dry fraction, the...
Mejor rendimiento de decantación en una nueva ETAP de Marruecos

Enhanced settling performance at new Moroccan DWTP

Thanks to the company’s commitment to new technologies and providing the best technical service, the end of last year saw TecnoConverting securing the contract to supply the lamellar settling tanks for the new Ait...