- The Spanish Association of Water Supply and Sanitation (AEAS) is the leading professional association in the urban water sector in Spain.
- The 36th AEAS Conference in Córdoba had about 600 delegates and leading experts in the water sector.
- Cadagua has presented some of the most innovative projects we’re currently working on at this conference.
The Spanish Association of Water Supply and Sanitation (AEAS) is the leading professional association in the urban water sector in Spain. Currently, AEAS has about 300 associates and includes the management entities that provide supply and sanitation services to 80% of the Spanish population. One of its main missions is to communicate and share knowledge, as demonstrated by the success of attendees at the 36th AEAS Conference. This conference has met in Córdoba, with about 600 delegates and leading experts in the water sector. It is undoubtedly the foremost national forum for professionals, companies, and institutions to meet.
Treating emerging pollutants, circular economy, and the valorization of by-products, along with digitalization, technology, and energy efficiency, are basic pillars of our Strategic R&D&I Plan. Keeping in line with these pillars, Cadagua has made an oral presentation and presented three informative videos about some of the most innovative projects we’re currently working on at this conference.
Alicia Gomez from the R+D+i department presented the results of the Co-Digestion Project at a Pilot Plant at the Montornés WWTP; this project was carried out in collaboration with the Besós Tordera Consortium. A rigorous testing methodology has been established for it to determine the viability of the co-digestion of various forms of industrial waste.
The results of the ambitious emerGEN project were presented in an informative video format. The project focused on the detection and treatment of emerging contaminants and antibiotic resistance in Bizkaia’s waters. It was carried out in collaboration with the Bilbao Bizkaia Water Consortium (CABB), the University of the Basque Country, and the Gaiker Technology Center. The WWTP Sludge Recovery project using Hydrothermal Carbonization, which was developed in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Bens WWTP, was also presented. Finally, a video on Cadagua’s detailed characterization methodology of the Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) of the wastewater was presented; this is essential for developing reliable mathematical models to simulate biological processes in purification.