The DIRELMIVID research project aims to develop and validate various systems for the regeneration of treated wastewater through the application of innovative technologies capable of producing high quality water suitable for agricultural use.
The project aims to develop efficient techniques that provide substantial gains in the removal of Pollutants of Emerging Concern (PECs) from secondary effluents from urban wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs).
PECs are pollutants originating from commonly used substances which, to a large extent, reach natural watercourses through discharges from WWTPs. These pollutants encompass a broad list of substances of a diverse nature and their main risk lies in their high transformation and bioaccumulation potentials in the environment. Throughout the DIRELMIVID project, the elimination of contaminants resulting from the increased consumption of drugs related to the COVID-19 pandemic will be monitored.
In addition, the systems under study will be included in a digital platform through the sensorisation and development of associated models to enable optimal water resource management through remote operation and decision support tools.
Together with AZUD, they participate in the DIRELMIVID project: