Name Description


New tertiary waste water treatment for organic micro-pollutants PPCPs (Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products).

LIFE11 ENV/ES/000503.

The main goal of Project WATOP is the development of a demonstrative pilot plant for the removal of micro-pollutants proceeding from pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) from waste water by using a new technology based on the formulation of PAA/CD nanoresins (polyamidoamine cross-linked with cyclodextrine), aiming at improving water quality and management of water resources. The main result of the project will be an active and self-regenerating purification filter composed of PAA/CDs capable of absorbing organic micro-pollutants from waste water, allowing thus achieving a new tertiary treatment both technically and economically feasible for European WWTPs. After implementation of this tertiary treatment in the treatment plant of Estella and a testing and optimizing phase, removal yields between 82 and 94% of PPCPs from waste water are expected to be achieved. WATOP project will contribute to European environmental policy for the maintenance and improvement of the aquatic environment (European Directive 2000/60/EC).


New demonstrative pilot plant for the purification
waste water with oils, fats and hydrocarbons.

LIFE12 ENV/ES/000684

The main objective of the Project is the design and development of a demonstrative pilot plant with a treatment capacity of 5.000 dm3 per hour which will be capable to remove from waste water between the 97% and 99% of hydrocarbons, oil and fats. This pilot plant is based on a filter manufactured with a specific elastomeric material, and counts on a biodegradation system made of microorganism which will allow degrading or, even, removing the contaminant charge of the wastes and so it could be then reused for secondary uses or eliminate.


Planificación urbana y gestión sostenible de infraestructura de saneamiento municipales.

LIFE12 ENV/ES/000687

The general objective of the LIFE SANePLAN project is to improve sanitation management through the development and demonstration of an information system that integrates sanitation and urban planning. The Project foresees the integration of all elements of sanitation (water networks and water treatment facilities) with urban planning, taking account of the involvement of multiple actors and territories, as well as current needs and future economic and environmental conditions. Specific objectives are to: 1) Contribute to a reduction in the pressure on water bodies, in line with the European Water Framework Directive (2000/60/CE); 2) Improve the effectiveness of sanitation systems in areas covered by the Council Directive 91/271/EEC, concerning urban wastewater treatment; 3) Contribute to the development of transparent governance systems in relation to environmental information, in line with the Directive 2003/4/EC (Aarhus) on public access to environmental information; 4) Contribute to the development of the white paper, ‘Adapting to climate change: Towards a European framework for action (COM 2009/147)’; 5) Contribute to a better use of budgets for sanitation by promoting joint management and operation. The project will provide information for the assessment of the status of seawater bodies in line with the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (2008/56/EC), and also on risk events generation through sanitation systems (Directive 2008/114/EC on the identification and designation of European critical infrastructures).