Emerging contaminants

Emerging contaminats

Bullet Development of new elimination technologies

Understanding the behavior of emerging pollutants or micro-pollutants in water and developing and applying new technologies to eliminate them is crucial for properly managing our increasingly scarce water resources and satisfying an increasing demand for water, whose quality is seriously affected by urban, agricultural and industrial pressures.

One of the main problems associated with these types of pollutants is that current wastewater treatment plants, which are designed to eliminate organic matter and nutrients in higher concentrations, are not able to eliminate them.

Bullet Advanced solutions for the elimination of emerging pollutants

Combining advanced biological processes and physical-chemical processes for the elimination of emerging compounds in urban and industrial wastewater. Deveoping new materials, e.g., new filter material or catalysts, to improve advanced technologies that eliminate these contaminants.

Bullet Knowledge and capabilities

  • Experimental laboratory, pilot and pre-industrial studies of single and combined technologies for the elimination of micro-contaminants.

  • Mathematical modeling and simulation tools for the development, operation and control of microcontaminant elimination processes.

  • Integration of advanced processes in urban and industrial WWTPs.

  • Development of new catalytic materials for application in heterogeneous catalytic processes.

  • Extensive experience in ultrafiltration, microfiltration and nanofiltration processes for wastewater treatment.