REWAISE Partners Showcase Innovative Solutions at IWA ecoSTP 2023

The REWAISE project is attending the 6th IWA International Conference on eco-Technologies for Wastewater Treatment (ecoSTP-23) held in Girona. During the event, the REWAISE project partners participating are Aqualia, Universidad de Valencia, Severn Trent, and WE&B. This collaborative effort aims to present cutting-edge solutions for sustainable wastewater treatment and resource recovery.

On Tuesday, June 27th, the event will have several technical sessions where REWAISE partners will show their expertise. In Room 1 (10:00-10:05), Patricia Ruiz Barriga from Universidad de Valencia will discuss the application of electrodialysis technology for nutrient concentration in anaerobic membrane reactor effluent. She will shed light on the operational challenges encountered and the potential of this technology for nutrient recovery.

In Room 3 (15:15-15:30), Matthew Palmer from Severn Trent presents a short but impactful talk on the low-temperature anaerobic membrane bioreactor (AnMBR) demonstrator plant. He will highlight the effects of influent characterization and operational conditions on AnMBR performance, which holds immense promise for efficient wastewater treatment.

Following, in Room 3 (15:30-15:35), Valeria Sandoval, from the University of Valencia, will introduce the framework for standardized notation in membrane filtration modelling for resource recovery from municipal wastewater. Her presentation will focus on the importance of consistent modelling practices to advance resource recovery techniques.

On Wednesday, June 28th, in Room 1 (14:15-16:00), Frank Rogalla, the project coordinator of REWAISE and representative of Aqualia, will play a pivotal role as one of the session chairs for T13. Energy Recovery, alongside Francisca Sousa Braga from DTU & Skanderborg Spildevand A/S. During the Energy Recovery session, Rogalla and Braga will facilitate discussions on innovative approaches to harnessing energy from wastewater. This session provided a platform to explore the potential for ammonia and hydrogen production from nitrogen-containing waste streams, as presented by Ruben Asiain-Mira from Aqualia.

The IWA ecoSTP 2023 conference will serve as a platform for knowledge exchange, collaboration, and networking among experts and stakeholders in wastewater treatment. The REWAISE project’s participation will contribute to the conference’s mission of fostering a sustainable transition to wastewater treatment, reuse, and resource recovery.