Connecting Waterpeople

Workshop Final del proyecto LIFE+ UFTEC

20/06/2013 - 08:30
Cornellà de Llobregat (Barcelona)


Drinking water treatment plants (DWTPs) need to be accepted according to current and future stringent water regulations (e.g. consumption of chemicals). Ultrafiltration (UF) can be appropriate technology to substitute and/or update conventional pre-treatment mainly for reverse osmosis (RO) in surface water treatment plants. 

However, its long-term efficiency needs to be assessed at demonstration scale (with real surface water) not only in technical terms but also in environmental and economic ones. 

The project has a total duration of three years (01 September 2010 – 31 August 2013), two of which are focused on the demonstration of the efficiency of three UF membrane configurations at prototype scale in parallel with the conventional pre-treatment installed in DWTP at Sant Joan Despí (Barcelona).

The impact of the above mentioned pre-treatments, both conventional and UF, on the subsequent RO step will also be assessed at pilot scale.

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