The project. Background.

The project. Background.

The main goal of this project is the development of a technology for phosphate removal from wastewater using a by-product from the magnesia production industry and the implementation of this technology into a WWTP in order to improve water quality. This methodology will be developed by the consortium with the aim of reducing phosphate concentration by chemical precipitation using by-products from MAGNA (making them profitable). LUREDERRA will coordinate research activities, and SMSA will be in charge of implementing the new demonstration plant on its facilities.

Eutrophication is the process on which water acquires high nutrients concentration (phosphates and nitrates) which involves massive algal growing and can lead several species to disappear from this water bodies, due to the decrease in the oxygen rate.

Nitrogen and phosphorus are the most relevant inorganic compounds to be considered when assessing and monitoring water quality. These compounds present in water bodies may come from diverse sources: synthesized fertilizers, farm wastes applied in agricultural uses, industrial effluents and more specifically, effluents coming from treating systems of waste waters.

One direct consequence of the pollution caused by these nutrients is its capacity to promote algal growing. The presence of nitrogen and phosphorus on water often causes water eutrophication through undesired algae proliferation. Nitrogen and phosphorus removal from waste water, or the transformation of ammonium into nitrates reduces the negative effects of spillage.

Objetives

Objetives

Project has as main aim to improve water quality reducing pollutants concentration and improving environment protection according to “Water European Directive”.

Main scientific goals of the Project are: development of a more efficient and economic technology for phosphates removal of waste water, viability demonstration of technology use in WWTP and phosphate removal efficiency demonstration. Furthermore, the project will work valorisation of a by-product to be used as chemical agent for phosphates removal.

Background

Background

Eutrophication is the process on which water acquires high nutrients concentration (phosphates and nitrates) which involves massive algal growing and can lead several species to disappear from this water bodies, due to the decrease in the oxygen rate.

Nitrogen and phosphorus are the most relevant inorganic compounds to be considered when assessing and monitoring water quality. These compounds present in water bodies may come from diverse sources: synthesized fertilizers, farm wastes applied in agricultural uses, industrial effluents and more specifically, effluents coming from treating systems of waste waters.

One direct consequence of the pollution caused by these nutrients is its capacity to promote algal growing. The presence of nitrogen and phosphorus on water often causes water eutrophication through undesired algae proliferation. Nitrogen and phosphorus removal from waste water, or the transformation of ammonium into nitrates reduces the negative effects of spillage.

Consortium


SECOND FOLLOW-UP MEETING OF THE REMPHOS PROJECT (28th May 2015)

On May 28, 2015 was held at the premises of LUREDERRA Technological Center, the second follow-up meeting of the LIFE-REMPHOS project. The meeting was attended by members of the three project partners (MAGNESITAS NAVARRAS, S.A., SERVICIOS MONTEJURRA S.A. and LUREDERRA Technological Center), as well as by the technical project monitoring member representing the external monitoring team (IDOM-NEEM LIFE TEAM). More info


LIFE-REMPHOS PROJECT MID-TERM (19th January 2016)

LIFE-REMPHOS Project manages the mid-term with the development of the treatment on pilot plant with a reduction of pollution of 80%More info


REMPHOS LIFE ATTENDED ON UK THE WATER PLATFORM MEETING (24-25th May 2016)

On 24th and 25th May 2016, a Water Platform Meeting entitled “Water Works” was held at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. Lurederra attended the meeting and presented LIFE+ projects coordinated by the Centre, project LIFE-REMPHOS among others. Objectives and progresses were explained as well as other life projects related with waste water treatment. More info


LIFE-REMPHOS PROJECT ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL WORLD DAY (Pamplona) (3th June 2016)

Attendance to the event organised due to the World Day of the Environment on Pamplona. Last Friday 3rd June 2016, due to the celebration of the world day of the environment (5th June), The Government of Navarre together with the Council of Pamplona and other organisations, planned a workprogramme of activities with the aim of letting people know different initiatives in order to achieve more eco-friendly economy. In the present event, to which LUREDERRA attended as life project coordinator, different leaflets of the LIFE- REMPHOS project were shown. More info


REUNIÓN DE SEGUIMIENTO PROYECTO REMPHOS (10 de Noviembre 2016)

El día 10 de Noviembre de 2016 tuvo lugar una reunión de seguimiento del proyecto en las instalaciones del Centro Tecnológico L’Urederra. A dicha reunión acudieron representantes de los socios del proyecto (MAGNESITAS NAVARRAS S.A, SERVICIOS MONTEJURRA S.A y el CENTRO TECNOLÓGICO LUREDERRA), así como la técnico de seguimiento del proyecto, representando al equipo de monitorización externa (IDOM-NEEMO LIFE TEAM). Durante la reunión se realizaron varias presentaciones mostrando los avances del proyecto en las diferentes acciones. La reunión finalizó con la visita de los asistentes a la planta piloto instalada en las instalaciones de SMSA. More info


NEWSLETTER (30th May 2015)

The project partner of the project LIFE-REMPHOS, Servicios Montejurra S.A., publish every month a Newsletter, which is diffused between companies and interested public. In its bulletin N° 13 of April, Servicios Montejurra has included information concerning this project.More info


FIRST FOLLOW-UP MEETING OF THE REMPHOS PROJECT (30th October 2014)

On Tuesday March 18, 2014 was held at the premises of LUREDERRA Technological Center, the first follow-up meeting of the REMPHOS project, which was attended by the technical project monitoring member representing the external monitoring team (ASTRALE-IDOM). More info


INCEPTION REPORT (9M) (June 2014)

Last May the first "Inception Report" of the follow-up of the project LIFE-REMPHOS was sent to the European Commission. The project has a total budget of 988.375 € and counts on a European funding 50%.More info


KICK-OFF MEETING: LIFE-REMPHOS PROJECT (30 October 2013)

The kick-off meeting of LIFE project “Implementation of a new phosphate removal tertiary treatment in WWTP” (LIFE-REMPHOS, LIFE+ 2012 Call) was held in Lurederra premises on October 30th, 2013. The project has a final budget of 988.375 € and counts on a European funding 50%.More info