As every year, on May 17, World Recycling Day is celebrated, established by UNESCO. This is a key day to make the population aware of the importance of correctly classifying waste when depositing it in the collection system. This separation at source makes it possible to facilitate a more convenient treatment and thus be able to take advantage of the resources present, in order to mitigate the effects of climate change and protect the environment.
In the LIFE INFUSION project we seek to demonstrate the feasibility of implementing new processes for the treatment of effluents generated by the treatment of organic matter from municipal waste or those generated in landfill, so that we can take advantage of the nutrients contained in these flows.
In the influent to be treated, through a process of technical feasibility demonstrated individually for each of its stages -stripping, thermophilic anaerobic digestion, membrane contactors and upgrading- the aim is to obtain a series of products and by-products that allow its use: biogas for energy recovery through generators or biomethane for injection into the natural gas network or use as fuel in vehicles, biofertilizers with application in agriculture, as well as reclaimed water for irrigation.
More progress is expected in the coming weeks. Don’t forget to visit the project website, social networks and subscribe to the project newsletter to keep up to date with the latest updates.
The LIFE INFUSION project is co-funded by the LIFE Programme of the European Union under contract number LIFE19 ENV/ES/000283.
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