Resource recovery through physical-chemical processes
The transition to a circular economy presents great opportunities to accelerate scientific and technological advances to achieve greater efficiency in the water and waste sector. The recovery of resources present in these streams represents a potential economic and environmental benefit by reducing costs through the recovery of materials; reduce energy use in order to become carbon neutral processes; decrease the water footprint; and mitigate the risks of the appearance of precipitates, the emission of odors and greenhouse gases, and the discharge of metals into the environment.
Physical-chemical processes for the recovery of compounds
Development of unit and / or combined treatments including precipitation processes for recovery of inorganic compounds (for example, struvite), adsorption-desorption processes for recovery of nutrients and advanced filtration processes for recovery of high-value compounds contained in water streams residual.
Knowledge and capabilities
Experimental laboratory, pilot and pre-industrial studies of individual and combined technologies for compound recovery.
Mathematical modeling and simulation tools for the development, operation and control of physical-chemical processes for the recovery of compounds.
Water and waste monitoring systems.
Urban and industrial symbiosis: exploration of opportunities and synergies through the symbiosis of streams and waste from urban and industrial sources.
Sample characterization: evaluation of the chemical, physical and biological characteristics of the waste to be treated and the resources obtained