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A delegation from the Government of Tunisia visits the LIFE-ANADRY project at the Alguazas WWTP in Murcia
On July 18, the Sanitation Entity of the Region of Murcia (ESAMUR) organised a visit with a delegation from the Government of Tunisia to different treatment plants in the region of Murcia in order to publicize treatment facilities, processes and projects currently undergoing in the Region.
The delegation was composed of 11 people who represent members of different areas of the cabinet of the government of Tunisia.
LIFE ANADRY Project
One of the projects which were visited was the LIFE-ANADRY project, which is being carried out at the Alguazas water treatment plant (Murcia) of which ESAMUR is a project partner.
During the visit, the members of the Tunisian delegation have shown interest in knowing the operation of the system and the general objectives of the project. ESAMUR explained the importance of this type of projects, which allow to increase the knowledge in new processes and to build increasingly efficient systems.
The LIFE ANADRY project develops a technology on a semi-industrial scale of dry anaerobic digestion, which allows to manage adequately the sludge produced in the medium or small size WWTPs.
The main objective of the project is to maximize the production of biogas and obtain a sludge with a degree of stabilization and sanitation suitable for use in agriculture.
The project is led by the company Depuración de Aguas del Mediterráneo (DAM) and the Wastewater Treatment and Sanitation Authority of the Region of Murcia (ESAMUR), the Ceit-IK4 Technology Center, the company Ingeniería y Desarrollos Renovables (INDEREN) and Euro-Mediterranean information system on Know-how in the Water Sector (SEMIDE).
Javier Eduardo Sánchez from Depuración de Aguas del Mediterráneo (DAM) presented Life-ANADRY project at the regional infoday about "LIFE projects" held on May 30th 2017 in Valencia (Spain).
Full program of the event (in Spanish): (link)
Life-anadry project organized a technical visit and consortium meeting at Alguazas (Murcia), on 23 May 2017. It was the occasion to discuss the progress of the project and discuss the upcoming activities to be carried out. During the meeting NEEMO and life-ANADRY partners visited the prototype and discussed its functionality.
The Life-ANADRY project has completed the action related to the installation the prototype in Alguazas WWTP located in Murcia, Spain. The prototype was tested previously in the laboratory prior to the implementation in order to verify the functions of the all elements. At this moment, the prototype is functioning under the optimum conditions for the anaerobic digestion (AD) process.
For its installation, the prototype was filled with the thermophilic inoculum, then it was be heated until it reached the target temperature (55ºC). The reactor is kept at that temperature during this period. After that, dewatered sludge is loaded in a semi-continuous mode until achieving a hydraulic retention time (HRT) of 20 days.
Implementation of LIFE-ANADRY project at the pre-industrial scale will be placed in a 20 m3 cylindrical reactor with a capacity of treating up to 3 tonnes/day. The system will be run under dry or high-solids conditions, with inflow sludge concentration ranging from 15-20% Total Solids (TS), and it will be operating at mesophilic and thermophilic temperatures. Moreover, the influence of the HRT on process performance will be studied in terms of sludge stabilization, pathogens elimination and biogas production.
The LIFE-ANADRY project has completed the action related to the construction and transport of the prototype to Alguazas WWTP (Murcia, Spain). At this moment, the start-up of the prototype is being carried out. The prototype consists of anaerobic reactor of 20 m3, agitation system composed of a rigid central axis with paddles, a membrane gasometer, gas analyzer online and a boiler for the use of generated biogas.
The final technical workshop of Life Integral Carbon project was held on December 1st, 2016 at the University of Burgos where the consortium presented the results of the project. The general objective of Life Integral Carbon project is to enforce and demonstrate the activities of the capture of GHG produced in agroindustry, their fixation in autochthonous algal biomass and their agronomic application as sources of plant nutrients and C sink in soils.
Ceit-IK4 participated in the networking discussions at the roundtable of Life-funded projects where flyers about Life-ANADRY were distributed among the participants. Furthermore, Ceit-IK4 briefly presented the project and the audience were encouraged to visit this website and to follow up with the news and results of the project. [...]
From 15th to 17th November, Barcelona is hosting the Iwater show, a new international benchmark event a advanced technological, commercial and strategic value activities and presentations targeted at the different stakeholders involved in the complete water cycle.
The conference is featuring over 80 national and international experts who will speak on the three major topics: resilience, governance and financing, generating ideas, practical improvements and a strategic vision of the sector to tackle these future challenges, bearing in mind both the regulatory framework and sustainability requirements. Important and recognized companies and brands in the industry, with a comprehensive view of the entire water cycle, will attend Iwater to present their latest innovations, trends and services relevants to the sector.
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Ceit-IK4 is presenting Life-ANADRY project at this event