Comparative Tables & Technical Guides (2022): Primary shredders; Eddy current & magnetic separators; Optical Sorters & Double-deck or elastic mesh flip-flop screens
Plant Report; Bahr Al-Baqar WWTP (Egipto). One of the world’s largest WWTPS and the largest in Africa | FuturENVIRO
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. The preparation of SRF/RDF from reject basically involves subjecting this reject to treatment to create...
Wastewater Treatment Plant for the City of Loja (Ecuador)
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Special Issue SMAGUA 2021 FuturENVIRO | WATER
Proyecto de saneamiento y depuración de la comarca agraria de Hervás (Cáceres)
Doraleh Desalination Plant (Djibouti)
Jebel Ali desalination plant in Dubai
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Balers, compactors & ballistic separators. Comparative Table & Technical Guide (2021)
Installation of catalytic system at Sant Adrià de Besòs Waste-to-Energy Plant
Tablas comparativas y guías técnicas (2021): Pre-trituradores estacionarios y móviles; Separadores de corriente de Foucault y magnéticos; Separadores ópticos y Cribas de doble piso o malla elástica
Área Ambiental de Ca Na Putxa. Planta de triaje de Residuos Urbanos y Tratamiento de la Materia Orgánica de Ibiza y Formentera
Proyecto de saneamiento y depuración de la comarca agraria de Hervás (Cáceres)
Proyecto de saneamiento y depuración de la comarca agraria de Hervás (Cáceres)
ACCIONA has completed the commissioning phase for the plant and is now producing water beyond its nominal capacity. ACCIONA has completed the construction of the Al Khobar I desalination plant in Saudi Arabia and the plant has been producing water beyond its nominal capacity since December 26. The highly energy-efficient seawater...
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 the Mancomunidad del Este (Eastern Madrid Association of Municipal Councils). The Complex was built on a...
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 the Bogota River into a dead river in certain sections. To mitigate this problem, the CAR...
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. The preparation of SRF/RDF from reject basically involves subjecting this reject to treatment to create...
  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 of the two LIFE projects will take place at the Ecocentral Granada complex (Alhendín). The...
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 begin this year with our, by now, consolidated and much consulted Guide to Stationary & Mobile...
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 in Luxemburg, acquired a 90% stake in the project in 2017, while the remaining 10%...
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 status set out in the Water Framework Directive. The Casaquemada WWTP, located in the municipal...
  Maynilad Water Services Inc. (MWSI), provider of water and wastewater services to the 17 cities and municipalities that make up the western area of Greater Manila, awarded the contract for the plant to a consortium composed of ACCIONA Agua and local companies Jardine Electric Control Philippines (JECP) and Frey...
This facility is the property of the Consorcio para la Gestión de los RSU del Baix Vinalopó and is operated under a concession contract by the UTE URBAHORMAR consortium made up of URBASER, with a 65% participation, and Constructora Hormigones Martínez, CHM, with a 35% stake. The Baix Vinalopó Municipal...
The Curtis-Teixeiro biomass plant is one the most important renewable energy projects in Europe. Greenalia will invest €135 million in the plant and the construction work is being carried out by a joint venture made up of Acciona Industrial and Imasa Ingeniería y Proyectos. Under the terms of the...
  Canal de Isabel II, S. A., through its Department for the Construction of Wastewater Treatment and Reuse Facilities, is the developer of the Soto Gutiérrez WWTP. The plant was built by FCC Construcción S. A., and technical assistance was provided by a consortium composed of Euroconsul and Getinsa/Payma. The objective...
  Canal de Isabel II, S. A., through its Department for the Construction of Wastewater Treatment and Reuse Facilities, is the developer of the Aranjuez WWTP. The plant was built by a consortium composed of GS Inima and Asteisa, and technical assistance was provided by Técnicas Reunidas, S. A. The Aranjuez...
This special is devoted to ballistic separators, balers & compactors for recycling plants. A simple, comprehensive and useful technical guide to the main features of the ballistic separators, balers & compactors offered by leading national and international manufacturers. This guide is presented in the form of a data table...
The Faro-Olhão Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) is located 2 km east of the city of Faro. It treats some of the wastewater produced in Faro, along with the wastewater from the city of Olhão, which has enabled the decommissioning of the settling pond systems previously used to treat this...
  Introduction The Bello Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) is located in the municipality of Bello, where Empresas Públicas de Medellín (Medellín Publicly Owned Enterprises) have lands with a surface area of 45 hectares. The municipalities of Medellín and Bello are located in the Aburrá Valley in the centre of the Department...
Ecocentral Granada is a mechanical-biological treatment facility where municipal solid waste from the province of Granada is processed. It is located in the municipality of Alhendín, around 15 km south of the city of Granada. For the purpose of reducing diffuse emissions, the Provincial Council of Granada and the...
  The automation of the two lines gives each line a capacity of 7.2 t/h for the treatment of part of the packaging fraction. The design objectives of the two automated lines that form part of the Las Dehesas plant are as follows: • Maximum operating flexibility • High degree of automation...
The plant features a reception pit of 5,000 cubic metres and five treatment lines, each with the capacity to process 40 tonnes per hour. These lines are equipped with over 30 optical sensors to separate paper, board, glass and different types of plastic. The facility is also fitted with...
  The Gabal El Asfar wastewater treatment plant (WTTP) on the outskirts of Cairo (Egypt) has successfully completed its Proving Period Test. The Proving Period Test involves a series of operational trials in the plant to ensure that it performs according to established criteria and that it complies with all...
The new Lagares Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) forms part of the “Vigo Sanitation Plan”. It is the result of the response to the serious pollution problems of the Vigo Ria (estuary) on the part of the three public authorities involved: the Spanish Ministry of Ecological Transition (MITECO), through state...
Resurja is currently responsible for treating all the waste produced in the province’s 97 municipalities. The “Jaén-Sierra Sur” Plant receives the waste collected in 32 municipalities located in the west of the province, including the capital city; a total of around 125,000 tonnes from approximately 325,000 users. The waste...
    This scenario makes it necessary to have the Llobregat WRP operating at 100% capacity. The facility was originally built to increase the flows circulating in the river, to contribute to recharging the aquifers (which are strategic reserves), to provide ecological flows to the lagoons of the lower valley and the...
Ras Abu Fontas 3 has a capacity of 164,000 m3 per day. The final client for the water produced at the plant is the Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA). ACCIONA Agua is responsible for operation and maintenance of the plant for a period of 10 years. The construction...
The project entrusted to Bianna Recycling encompassed engineering, manufacture, assembly, commissioning, staff training in operating and maintenance, and plant maintenance. The facility will serve the population of Santiago de Querétaro and will manage around 400,000 tonnes of waste per annum. “It is the first facility in Mexico to implement...
This special is devoted to ballistic separators, balers & compactors for recycling plants. A simple, comprehensive and useful technical guide to the main features of the ballistic separators, balers & compactors offered by leading national and international manufacturers. This guide is presented in the form of a data table...
We begin this year with our, by now, consolidated and much consulted Guide to Stationary & Mobile Primary Shredders for recycling plants. This is complemented by comparative tables and technical guides on sorting technologies, something that engineers and developers of turnkey waste treatment & management plants, and material recovery...
Technical process On arrival at the plant, the materials undergo an initial pretreatment stage, in which recyclable elements that have been deposited erroneously in the brown container (metals, plastics, glass, etc.) are mechanically separated. For this purpose, the facility is equipped with a bag opener supplied by Industrias LEBLAN. This...
The contract, worth €22 million, includes design and construction of the desalination plant as well as operation and maintenance for six years, with a possible three-year extension. The plant has a daily production capacity of 12,000 m3 of demineralised water through such processes as ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis and electrodeionisation (a...
Water line Inlet structure The raw water is sent to the WWTP from the Casetas-Aliviadero and Utebo pumping stations through two pipelines with diameters of 600 and 800 mm respectively. The inlet structure is equipped with a safety spillway to relieve excess flow or to send the water to the general plant...
Introduction Until April 2017, the Ferrol estuary, where the cities of Ferrol and Narón are located, was going through a delicate environmental situation marked by the great degradation of its marine environment. This was mainly due to the poor state and shortcomings of the sanitation infrastructures on the right bank...
  Background This treatment plant was built within the framework of a project to enhance the drinking water supply system to the coastal corridor that runs from Rabat to Casablanca, using water from the Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah reservoir. The system owner and operator is ONEE (Morocco’s National Water and Electricity...
INTRODUCTION The city of San Miguel de Ibarra, the largest city in the canton and capital of the province of Imbabura, is located in the north of Ecuador, 115 km northeast of Quito and 125 km south of Tulcán. It forms part of the Tulcán-Riobamba corridor. According to the census carried...
INTRODUCTION On July 26 2017, the Spanish minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Food and Environment, Isabel García Tejerina, inaugurated the new Ourense Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). At the ceremony, the minister emphasised that the new facility responded to the stringent demands of good urban water cycle management, which is “an essential...
  Cattle manure poses a problem in northern Spain, where there are a large number of livestock farms. The quantity of this manure, also called slurry, is such that slurry tanks on farms are overflowing and manure is applied without control to fertilise crops. Apart from the ill effects of this...
Background The Sur de Madrid Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) is located on the left bank of the River Manzanares and receives wastewater from the Sur sewer (left bank interceptor sewer). This interceptor sewer receives the water from the sewers of La Gavia, Valdebernardo, Pavones, Palomeras, Yeseros, Tomateros, etc., which collect...
The new Algete II WWTP provides a solution to growing demand arising from the urban development of the area. The new sewer network is over 6 km in length and features diameters of 1000 and 1200 mm. It collects the wastewater from new industrial estates and residential areas and sends...
Extension to the Guadalquivir WWTP in the municipality of Palomares del Río (Seville) The Guadalquivir WWTP, located in the municipality of Palomares del Río (Seville) was originally designed for the removal of carbonaceous matter only. A resolution of July 10 2006 of the Secretariat General for Territorial Affairs and Diversity...
  This special is devoted to ballistic separators, balers & compactors for recycling plants. A simple, comprehensive and useful technical guide to the main features of the ballistic separators, balers & compactors offered by leading national and international manufacturers. This guide is presented in the form of a data table...
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 begin this year with our, by now, consolidated and much-consulted Guide to Stationary & Mobile...
  Datos generales y externos El Complejo Ambiental de Juan Grande, hoy denominado Ecoparque Gran Canaria Sur, surge de la necesidad de adecuar las instalaciones que reciben los residuos de todo el Sur y Sureste de la isla de Gran Canaria, a las normativas y tecnologías vigentes en la actualidad. El...
This facility, which will enable 40% of domestic waste to be recycled, is managed by the Consorcio Provincial de Residuos Sólidos Urbanos de Málaga (Malaga Provincial Municipal Solid Waste Consortium). The plant serves 91 municipalities in the Malaga districts of Serranía de Ronda, Antequera, Guadalorce and Vélez-Málaga. It will...
Administrative background and project contextualisation In November 2016, Reciclados Ribera del Xúquer commissioned the 2E Facility of the Consorcio Ribera i Valldigna (Ribera i Valldigna Consortium) Municipal Solid Waste Management Plan, which corresponds to Zonal Plan 5V4 of the Autonomous Community of Valencia. Zonal Plan 5V4 serves the Ribera Alta, Ribera...
The new Burgos and Alfoz Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) was opened on October 24th last by the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Affairs. The Minister underlined the fact that this new plant responded to the demand for good Urban Water Cycle Management, which is “essential for stable, sustainable development”. The...
Valoriza, through its Valoriza Agua and Sadyt subsidiaries, along with Sacyr Construcción, was awarded the design and Construction contract for the new Pelayos de la Presa Drinking Water Treatment Plant (DWTP), built for Canal de Isabel II in the Autonomous Community of Madrid. The facility implements membrane technology. The contract...
The Drinking Water Treatment Plant (DWTP) is situated at the head of the Supply Network and is amongst the initiatives that make up the Llanura Manchega Supply Project. The DWTP is located in the municipality of Saelices (Cuenca) on a site situated alongside the A-3 Motorway and adjacent to the...
El Centro de Tratamiento de Residuos, se ubica en la localidad de Urraca Miguel dentro del término municipal de Ávila, colindante al CTR se encuentra el depósito de residuos en el cual se depositan los rechazos de la planta de clasificación. En Ávila capital (Urraca-Miguel) se encuentra un Centro de...
The Segovia Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) went into operation in 1996. The flows treated at the facility have increased progressively due to population growth and also as a result of greater industrial activity with corresponding increases in the effluents requiring treatment. Moreover, it would have been difficult to comply with...
According to the most recent Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Affairs (MAGRAMA) annual report (for the year 2013) on waste generation and management at municipal level, the Ecocentral Granada is the leading Spanish waste treatment facility in terms of materials recovery. The Ecocentral Granada is a mechanical-biological treatment facility....
This special is devoted to ballistic separators, balers & compactors for recycling plants. A simple, comprehensive and useful technical guide to the main features of the ballistic separators, balers & compactors offered by leading national and international manufacturers. This guide is presented in the form of a data table...
Since 2005, the La Gavia Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP)in Madrid has had the capacity to treat an average flow of 2 m3/s (172,800 m3/day), representing a 950,000 population equivalent. The current facilities include a water reuse system with a total capacity of 1,800 m3/h (43,200 m3/day). This tertiary treatment stage...
Localizada al sureste de España, en la Región de Murcia, ElPozo Alimentación es una empresa española que cuenta con una trayectoria de más de 60 años en el mercado. En la actualidad, los productos cárnicos de ElPozo llegan a más de mil millones de clientes potenciales en más de...
The San Claudio and Villaperez Wastewater Treatment Plants form part of the Nora River Basin Sanitation System in the Central Area of Asturias and receive wastewater from los Concejos de Oviedo, Siero, Noreña and Llanera. In recent years, it has been observed that the two plants have received flows and...
The Atotonilco WWTP is the world’s largest facility built in a single phase and the third largest in terms of treatment capacity. It is located in the municipality of Atotonilco de Tula, between the districts of San José Acoculco and Melchor Ocampo (El Salto), a municipality of Tepeji del...
With a treatment capacity of 97,200 m3 per day, the Campo Dalías seawater desalination plant in the province of Almeria is amongst the largest desalination facilities in Europe. The project was promoted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Affairs, through Acuamed, and required investment of €130 million....
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. The preparation of SRF/RDF from reject basically involves subjecting this reject to treatment to create...
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 waste which, owing to its diversity or lack of homogeneity, would otherwise be landfilled. The...
On September 10, Acciona Agua, together with the Costa Rican Institute of Aqueducts and Sewer Systems (AyA), inaugurated the Los Tajos wastewater treatment plant, which will alleviate the pollution load of the rivers María Aguilar, Tiribí and Torres. The facility will be the biggest in the country and is...
The Lanzarote V desalination plant was built with a budget of €7.9 million, including both the design and construction work. The plant joins the existing desalination facilities on the Inalsa complex in Punta de Los Vientos (Lanzarote III and Lanzarote IV plants) and in Yaiza (Inalsa Sur-Janubio) The demand for...
  At the end of March, the Regional Government of Galicia inaugurated and put into operation the new O Grove wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) and general main sewer lines. This infrastructure required investment of €6.8 million and has the capacity to serve a population of 40,000. The construction work was...
Planta de tratamiento mecánico biologico
CEAMSE was founded in 1978 and is a company belonging in equal share to the Government of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires and the Government of the Province of Buenos Aires. It is a leader in environmental management, and MSW and industrial waste management. The company serves the...
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With a view to providing a solution to the problem of waste management in general, Medio Ambiente, Agua, Residuos y Energía de Cantabria, S.A., (MARE, S.A.) undertook this new project at the El Mazo facilities. The objective was to achieve centralised treatment of different waste streams, optimisation of resources...
This second special is devoted to ballistic separators, balers & compactors for recycling plants. A simple, comprehensive and useful technical guide to the main features of the ballistic separators, balers & compactors offered by leading national and international manufacturers. This guide is presented in the form of a data...
The Sant Adrià de Besòs waste-to-energy (WtE) plant was built and commissioned in 1975, when it was the first facility of its kind in Spain. The plant has been in operation with excellent uptime for 40 years, thanks to the different upgrading work carried out over that period. The...
Mejora de las instalaciones actuales y eliminación de nutrientes de las depuradoras de Salamanca, Palencia y Valladolid
Compliance with the Directive, enhanced water quality and lower energy consumption. The project for the upgrading of the current facilities and nutrient removal at the Salamanca, Palencia and Valladolid WWTPs encompassed removal of nutrients from the return streams from sludge dewatering by means of treatment with anammox bacteria, as well...
The Consorcio de Residuos Sólidos Urbanos de Ciudad Real (Ciudad Real Consortium of Municipal Solid Waste) has automated the light packaging sorting plant located in the municipality of Almagro. The objective is to enhance materials recovery from the 3 t/h treatment line that was installed at the facility. STADLER...
The rapid social and economic growth of the city of Lima has coincided with a significant increase in population and the consolidation of urban areas, which has had a direct influence on the quantity of wastewater generated and its treatment. The Peruvian State, through Sedapal (Servicio de Agua Potable y...
Ecohispánica has taken out an international patent on an innovative technology for waste treatment, sanitation and recovery. This new system is attracting great interest in Spain and abroad. FuturEnviro visited the facility, which following three years of testing, has now become a fully-fledged plant. It is located in Rivas-Vaciamadrid, a...
The plant enables the management of 30,000 tonnes per year of source-segregated bio-waste The new Cogersa (Consorcio para la Gestión de Residuos en Asturias) biomethanisation plant increases the recycling capacity of the Asturias-based consortium by enabling the management of 30,000 tonnes per year of source-segregated bio-waste, a capacity that may...
On May 29, Cadagua inaugurated the Hogenakkal drinking water treatment plant, located in Tamil Nadu, India, marking the beginning of the 5-year operation and maintenance period for which the company will be responsible. The plant has a capacity of 170,000 m3. The project was financed by the Japanese Bank for...
The Reocin biomass plant (Cantabria), which went into operation in the fourth quarter of 2012, was inaugurated at a ceremony held on May 31st of this year. The plant developer is Biomasa de Cantabria (a company wholly owned by the Armando Álvarez Group). This is the first plant of its...
This Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) plant was the result of a CEAMSE proposal to the Government of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires for the use of New Technologies for the treatment of municipal solid waste (MSW) in order to reduce the quantity of domestic waste sent to landfill. The...
Through the extension and upgrading of existing infrastructures, Aguas de Huelva has guaranteed and improved water supply to the population of Huelva and its area of influence for a minimum horizon period of 25 years. The projects undertaken and described below are as follows: extension to the El Conquero...
New DWTP with comprehensive, versatile and fully automated treatment The poor performance and advanced state of deterioration of the old Ribasaltas DWTP, which lacked a sludge treatment line and operated almost entirely in manual mode (even filter cleaning was manual) made it necessary to renovate, expand and improve drinking water supply...
Wastewater treatment for a population equivalent of 125,000 using MBR technology The Ávila WWTP went into operation in 1991 with a design treatment flow of 33,000 m3/d to treat the wastewater of a population equivalent of around 190,000. Renovation work was subsequently carried out in 2002. The original WWTP had a...
One of Spain’s most advanced and innovative WWTPs with a capacity of 12,000 m3 per day. The Arroyo Valenoso wastewater treatment plant in Boadilla del Monte is one of the most advanced water treatment facilities in the Autonomous Community of Madrid and amongst the most innovative in Spain, thanks...
The main activity carried out at the CAMPIÑA 2000 Environmental Complex is the sorting of recoverable by-products and the production of compost from municipal solid waste (MSW) and light packaging. This waste comes from the municipalities of Marchena, Arahal, Morón de la Frontera, Paradas, Lantejuela, Osuna, and Puebla de...
There are around seven million hectares of land with great potential for agricultural development In the Eastern Plains (Llanos Orientales) of Colombia. However, this potential depends on the availability of water and efficient means of transport in the region, both of which are precarious at this point in time....
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. The preparation of SRF/RDF from reject basically involves subjecting this reject to treatment to create...
The Cabornio DWTP required a total investment of €20 million and guarantees the supply of water fit for human consumption to the muncipalities of Oviedo and Ribera Arriba. The DWTP was inaugurated on July 9th of this year by the president of FCC, Esther AlcocerKoplowitz, and the Mayor of...
An investment of €55.3 M to benefit 120,000 people Urban growth forecasts for the municipalities in the coastal region of La Plana Baixa in Castellon made it necessary to seek water resources to satisfy the expected increase in future demand. The growing need for water resources for both residential and agricultural...
With a production capacity of 17.5 Hm3/year, the La Marina Baja Desalination Plant meets the water needs of a population of 200,000 in a sustainable way The La Marina Baja (Mutxamel, Alicante) Desalination Plant, constructed under the provisions of Act 11/2005, forms part of a set of urgent initiatives outlined...
The Caudete de las Fuentes MSW treatment plant (Valencia) is one of two facilities belonging to the Consorcio Valencia Interior, which is responsible for the waste treatment of 50% of the province of Valencia. The plant serves a population of over 250,000. The complex manages waste from the areas of...
On March 18th 2008, the Guipúzcoa Provincial Government awarded the contract for the Design, Construction and Commissioning of the Oria Medio Waste Water Treatment Plant in Aduna to the EDAR Aduna consortium (Construcciones Amenabar S.A., Acciona Agua S.A.U.). The work was successfully completed in July 2012. The plant was inaugurated...
Ence commissions Its biggest biomass plant Ence’s new facilities in Huelva for biomass reception and processing and a power plant using biomass have been operating since the beginning of the year. The electricity generating plant, the biggest in its category in Spain, has installed capacity of 50 MW and is...