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Advanced filtration technologies for the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc

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Cultura del agua - AZUD

The project

Barcelona City Council, always committed to sustainability and innovation, has taken on the challenge of transforming the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc into a symbol of efficiency and environmental responsibility. This fountain, known for its spectacle of music, light and colour, is an iconic Barcelona attraction, projecting 2,600 litres of water per second every day.

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Year: 2009
Application: Process water reuse

The challenge

To turn the Magic Fountain into a model of sustainability, maintaining its attractiveness and functionality, despite the challenges presented by the use of groundwater. It was vital to ensure water quality and protect the fountain’s hydraulic installation without compromising its performance.

The solution

AZUD came up with an innovative solution: the self-cleaning disc filtration system AZUD HELIX AUTOMATIC.

The AZUD HELIX AUTOMATIC 4DCL is a self-cleaning disc filtration system for the removal of organic and inorganic particles in suspension, with uninterrupted supply of filtered water thanks to the sequential backwashing of each filtering element.

This system guarantees the quality of the water used, which is crucial for the optimal functioning of the fountain and the protection of its hydraulic infrastructure. Despite the aggressive characteristics of groundwater, the AZUD system has proven to be robust and efficient.

Benefits of the solution

The implementation of this technology has generated significant benefits, including:

  • Reduction in Water Consumption: A 15% saving in water consumption during system cleaning was achieved.
  • Certified Water Quality: The system ensures consistent water quality, vital to the operation of the fountain.
  • Reduced Maintenance Shutdowns: Reduced maintenance shutdowns of the filtration system by 80%.
  • Resistance to Aggressive Water: The system has demonstrated high efficiency and durability against the challenging characteristics of groundwater.

The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc is now an outstanding example of how AZUD’s advanced filtration technology can improve sustainability and efficiency in municipal applications, contributing to the maintenance of a cultural and environmental heritage of the city of Barcelona.

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