Financed by


File number: LIFE15 ENV / ES / 000373

Program: LIFE


  • Consorcio de aguas de Bilbao-Bizkaia

  • Azti-Tecnalia

  • Ceit-IK4

  • Conservas Aguirreoa

  • Conservas Guenaga

  • Conservas Marmar

  • Conservas HEISA


The European initiative LIFE VERTALIM aims to alleviate the problem caused by the impact caused by the discharge to the collector from the fish canning companies through the controlled integration of its wastewater in the urban sanitation system.

The main objective of the LIFE VERTALIM project is to jointly solve, with all the actors involved, the problems generated by the discharges of small food companies located in the same area, for the controlled integration of said discharges into the urban sanitation system according with all interested parties. The project aims to develop a useful and transferable management tool for water management entities and SMEs in the food sector, not only for the project's study area, but also at a European level.

Ceit's role in the project

Ceit develops and calibrates a simulation tool, based on commercial programs that integrates industrial discharges, a network of collectors and a treatment plant that allows optimizing the operation of this entire system through the analysis of various simulation scenarios and establishing control patterns for the global system.



Luis Sancho

Luis Sancho