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Barcelona University and CETIM organize the LIFE Green Sewer Seminar

It will be held on May 29 in Barcelona.


Companies and research organizations such as Aqualia, Acciona Agua or the universities of Barcelona and Politécnica de Catalunya will give lectures on direct osmosis and AnMBR applied to urban wastewater and waste recovery.


CETIM, project leader, will present the project and the new secondary wastewater treatment system it proposes, based on an integration of direct-indirect osmosis with AnMBR.


For asistance Free registration; limited capacity.



Culleredo, May 21, 2019. Next Wednesday, May 29, the University of Barcelona will host the LIFE Green Sewer Seminar, which will feature speakers, in addition to the UB and CETIM, renowned professionals in the water sector of the ICRA , Aqualia, Cetaqua, Acciona Agua, PENTAIR and the UPC.


During the seminar, which will last all morning, these entities will present projects, success stories, and different aspects of anaerobic membrane and direct osmosis bioreactor technologies. The day will conclude with the round table “Does the anaerobic digestion of urban AR and direct osmosis have to have a relevant role in the treatment plants of the future?”.



Assistance is free of charge, with limited capacity. To reserve a place, it is necessary to fill out the form available in the link

Venue: Graus Room Eduard Fontseré. Faculty of Physics. Universitat de Barcelona. Avenida Diagonal, 645, Barcelona.

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LIFE Green Sewer

LIFE GREENSEWER is one of the five European projects achieved by CETIM in 2018, in which it leads a consortium of five partners (CETIM, UB, Magtel, COPASA, SOCAMEX). The project, which began to be implemented in 2018, proposes a new system that will not only treat wastewater, but also simultaneously allow the recovery of resources in line with the Strategic Plan for Circular Economy of the European Commission, obtaining biogas, nutrients and water for reuse. In addition, monitoring and reduction of discharges of emerging pollutants and pathogens will also be carried out, as well as the reduction of energy consumption and water losses, and the decrease in operating costs of secondary treatment of wastewater.



Seminar Program

8:30 – Accreditation

8:55 – Presentation of the Conference. J. Mata, University of Barcelona.

9:00 – Presentation of LIFE GREEN SEWER project. C. Martínez García, CETIM.

9:25 – Session 1: Aspects covered by the GREEN SEWER project. Moderator: J. Dosta, University of Barcelona.

9:30 – Bases for direct osmosis. J. Llorens, University of Barcelona.

10:00 – Application of direct osmosis for the recovery of resources. J.Labanda, University of Barcelona

10:30 – Current status of anaerobic digestion of urban wastewater. S. Vinardell, University of Barcelona

11:00 – Pause.

11:25 – Session 2: Companies with other related projects. Moderator: H. Monclús, University of Girona-ICRA

11.30 – LIFE MEMORY and BESTF2 BIOWAMET Projects: Three AnMBR applications in urban wastewater under Atlantic, Mediterranean and continental climates. A. Gimenez Lorang, Aqualia.

12:00 – Lace of the AnMBR in the industrial sector (LIFE SIAMEC and LIFE WOGANMBR). N. Basset, Cetaqua

12:30 Life CELSIUS Project Wastewater treatment for hot climates, with low energy consumption. M.M. Micó, Acciona Water.

13:00 – Projects with AnMBR. S. Lluch, PENTAIR

13:30 – Round Table: Will the anaerobic digestion of urban AR and direct osmosis have a relevant role in the treatment plants of the future? Moderator: J.L. Cortina, Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya. Participants: Speakers from Cetaqua, Acciona, CETIM, Aqualia and PENTAIR.

14.20 – End of the Seminary.