Área Ambiental de Ca Na Putxa. Planta de triaje de Residuos Urbanos y Tratamiento de la Materia Orgánica de Ibiza y Formentera

Ca na Putxa Environmental Area. Ibiza and Formentera MSW and Organic Waste Treatment Plant

Proyecto de saneamiento y depuración de la comarca agraria de Hervás (Cáceres)

In Depth: Analysis of the waste sector in 2020 and forecasts for 2021

Empezamos el año con un primer número especial de agua de FuturENVIRO, con nuestra ya instaurada sección especial denominada “A Fondo: Análisis 2020”. Una sección en las que personalidades y asociaciones del sector del agua hacen un repaso de los acontecimientos más importantes en el sector del agua durante el año.

The beginning of the end of a decade

Domingo Zarzo Martínez, President of the AEDyR We find ourselves at a time of crisis and opportunity, a time of great promise but also one of great challenges. On the face of it, weare nearing...

Sanitation and wastewater treatment project in the agricultural district of Hervás (Cáceres)

Sanitation and wastewater treatment project in the agricultural district of Hervás (Cáceres)

Al Khobar I Desalination Plant in Saudi Arabia

Al-Khobar 1, built by ACCIONA and owned by Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC), is one of the biggest desalination plants in Saudi Arabia. It will provide a service to 350,000 people. ACCIONA has completed the...

PREMET25: Área Metropolitana de Barcelona´s major waste initiative

Integrated waste management is one of the greatest challenges facing the metropolis of Barcelona. This includes prevention and taking the steps necessary to move from a linear to a circular economy in which the...

Circular economy wins is Valencia

Evolving towards a circular economy is a very important challenge for any society due to what it involves: more efficient use of resources and reducing the exploitation of raw materials in order to guarantee...

Loeches Environmental Recycling Complex (CMR) (Madrid)

Background The Loeches Environmental Recycling Complex (CMR) is located to the north of the municipality of Loeches, in the east of the Autonomous Community of Madrid. The Complex will serve the 31 municipalities affiliated to...

ScrapAd – Worldwide platform to connect buyers and sellers of all types of waste...

ScrapAd, plataforma mundial para conectar compradores y vendedores de todo tipo de residuos y metales

How VISCA tool is supporting winemakers take on climate change

  VISCA project aims to meet the need of adapting the vineyards to climate change by providing a software application integrating climate, agricultural and end-users’ specifications in order to design medium- and long-term adaptation strategies...

Air foil bearings

    MAGNETIC BEARINGS VS AIR FOIL BEARINGS Bearings based on simple physics As an effective bearing without any mechanical friction at all, AERZEN uses compressed air in the two radial drive shaft bearings and the...

El Salitre Wastewater Treatment Plant Bogota

Due to the concentration of population in the metropolitan area, the Bogota River currently suffers from significant pollution issues due to the reception of waters from the Salitre, Fucha and Tunjuelo tributaries, which turns...

Secondary Shredders: Comparative Table & Technical Guide (2020)

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....

LIFE LANDFILL BIOFUEL project: Production of a renewable fuel, biomethane, from municipal solid waste

The planet is now facing major challenges associated with our current way of life, including demographic growth, waste management and the reduction of global greenhouse gas emissions. In light of these and other problems, the...

We were inspired by microorganisms to improve waste treatment

The microbiota is the set of microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, etc.) that live in a particular environment. Our digestive system benefits from its presence, as these microorganisms produce energy and vitamins and help absorb calcium...

Electronic waste: A growing, valuable but underutilised resource

According to the United Nations, 53.6 million tonnes of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) was generated worldwide in 2019. This is the equivalent of 7.3 kg per capita, 21% higher than in 2014,...

Renewable gases in Spain 2020

Influenced by this technological reality in Europe and the foreseeable influx of funds associated with “green reconstruction”, several renewable gas projects are being undertaken in Spain. Practically all agro-industrial biogas plants, landfills, large WWTPs...

Ecocentral Granada at the forefront of recycling in Europe

  LIFE4FILM and LIFE PLASMIX In this report, we will describe the different stages and processes of two European LIFE projects based in Granada in which FCC is participating as project coordinator. The initial classification stages...

Canal de Isabel II: 169 years of progress

Canal de Isabel II was born almost 170 years ago for the purpose of addressing the technical and social challenge of making the growth of Madrid feasible, thereby preserving its status as capital of...

The LIFE PLASMIX project addresses the mechanical recycling of the most complex plastics

Due to their versatility and the manner in which they inherently lend themselves to innovation, plastics have a crucial role to play in the development of a sustainable economy and efficient use of resources....

2019, another great year for selective glass collection in Spain

We closed 2019 with more good news. An all-time record of 896,450 tonnes of glass jars and bottles was collected in the green containers. With each passing year, we are coming ever closer to...

How to foster the circular economy through citizen participation: pilot project in district of...

The 15M movement brought about a change in the way of doing politics. The philosophy that decisions come unilaterally from government bodies has started to be questioned and it is now felt that account...

The recovery in Spain will be circular

The Spanish Cabinet ratified the Spanish Circular Economy Strategy (EEEC) on June 5. The initiative dates all the way back to September 2017, when the then Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Food and Environmental Affairs,...

The alliance for packaging recyclability: A need that has become a reality

Quantitative environmental indicators Apart from the most common environmental impact categories in lifecycle assessment, such as climate change (measured in terms of carbon footprint), water consumption (measured by water footprint), and others such as...

Reconstruct or create a new more competitive and more sustainable economy

The ambitious environmental legislation passed by the Government in recent weeks includes the long-awaited Spanish Circular Economy Strategy (EEEC) and the Bill on Waste and Contaminated Land. This provides a good platform on which...

Balers, compactors & ballistic separators

In line with its objective to become a benchmark publication in the waste management and recovery market, FuturENVIRO presents a series of specials that are now regarded as invaluable reference and consultation guides for...

Pneumatic actuators designed to withstand acidic and corrosive atmospheres

Valve automation and the use of valves in the chemical and petrochemical industry requires special care in the selection of the materials used in the manufacture of all parts, as well as definition of...

PVC-O pips in the framework of the circular economy

The circular economy is an economy in which the use of available material and energy resources is optimised so that these resources stay within the productive cycle for as long as possible. The circular...

New EU regulations on minimum water reuse requirements: a step towards the circular economy...

Efficient water reuse contributes to the sustainability and protection of water resources. It constitutes an alternative source of water with a lower environmental impact than water transfers or desalination. Water reuse is an eminently...

The genetic fingerprint of wastewater treatment plants as a warning system to combat COVID-19

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organisation declared the global SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, which causes the illness known as COVID-19. This virus, which belongs to the coronavirus family, is transmitted amongst humans mainly through...

Performance-based contract for nrw reduction and control strategy. A Bahamas success story

Specialists from all international organizations, and managers and policymakers will gain an in-depth look into how this project was formulated, and how it was, and still is, being implemented and monitored. They can also...

Ecuador working to generate confidence in PPP model

The Latin American Association of Desalination and Water Reuse (ALADYR) has established contact with different sectors operating in Ecuador in order to obtain an overview of the infrastructure scenario and investment opportunities in the...

Tracking the footsteps of SARS-CoV-2 in the wastewater of A Coruña

  Publicly-owned company EDAR BENS SA, led by Carlos Lamora, provides the wastewater treatment services to A Coruña City Council and to the neighbouring municipalities of Arteixo, Cambre, Culleredo and Oleiros. The company serves approximately...

Recommendations for blower room design

Engineering companies and clients who install Aerzen equipment often consult us on aspects of installation conditions. At Aerzen Ibérica, we are committed to providing our partners and FuturEnviro readers with all the knowledge we...

Desalination in Latin America

Water management in the region is highly vulnerable to the  effects of climate change and variability, with more severe droughts and the intensification of flooding events, which in the last 15 years have increased...

Urban water services in the coronavirus crisis

 Normality If a very concise summary were required, we could say that citizen perception of the urban water scenario remains perfectly normal. Once again, our sector has proved capable of guaranteeing the provision of...

Smart management and “digital” desalination with digital twins

Climate change is a reality supported by the numbers. Desertisation directly affects over 250 million people and threatens the main livlihoods of a billion people in 100 countries. Desalination is now a real alternative in...

Euro 20 New gate valves – long life and unique features

The main features of a gate vale can essentially be found in the seal or gate, the operating stem and the manufacturing materials selected. Our highly innovative Euro 20 New valve was designed in...

Comparative Tables & Technical Guides (2020): Primary shredders; Eddy current & magnetic separators; Optical...

Our ongoing objective is to make FuturENVIRO the leading publication in the waste management and recovery market and, like last year, our Technical Guides provide a consultation reference for experts in the recycling industry. We...

Fundão and Viseu biomass plants

Gestamp Biomass and FPT Energia e Ambiente have developed two biomass power plants located in Fundão and Viseu, in Portugal, each with an installed capacity of 15 MWe. Marguerite Fund, the pan-European fund headquartered...

Canal de Isabel II and Madrid Smart Region: Innovating for citizens

By the end of 2020, Canal de Isabel II will have implemented remote reading for 175,000 water meters and the company’s mass deployment plan envisages extending this to a million and a half meters...

Casaquemada WWTP (San Fernando de Henares, Madrid)

The Spanish National Water Quality Plan (PNCA) features a number of actions that seek to achieve full compliance with Directive 91/271/EEC on urban wastewater treatment, as well as achieving the target of good ecological...

IN DEPTH: ANALYSIS OF THE WATER SECTOR IN 2019

We begin 2020 with FuturENVIRO’s first special issue of the year on water, featuring our by now well established section entitled “In depth: Analysis of 2019”. In this section, leading actors and trade associations from...