REMEB, based on circular economy, at the VII Ibero-American Symposium in Waste Engineering

13th June FACSA, REMEB project lead partner, has participated this week in the VII Simposio Iberoamericano en Ingeniería de Residuos (VII Ibero-American Symposium in Waste Engineering). The meeting, held in Santander, Spain, had as a common thread circular economy and the efficient use of resources to minimize waste generation. It gathers administrations, researchers and private businesses and facilitates the exchange of experiences and good practices and fosters participant cooperation on wastes management activities.
Elena Zuriaga, FACSA R&D technician, talked in Santander about the advances of the REMEB project, which aims to develop a low-cost ceramic membrane bioreactor, one of the most advanced systems of wastewater treatment, which allows its reuse. REMEB ceramic membranes, an example of circular economy, have been made from wastes from the ceramic and marble industries and from the production of olive oil and will be able to filter wastewater for reuse in urban and industrial areas.
Her paper entitled “Desarrollo de un biorreactor de membranas (MBR) de bajo coste a partir de sub-productos de la industria cerámica y residuos agro-industriales” (Development of low-cost MBR based on ceramic industry by-products and agro-industrial wastes). was presented at room 2, with topics on valorisation of solid wastes and energy recovery.
The REMEB project, which has been funded by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme, is made up of 11 partners from seven different countries.
With its participation in this event, REMEB ratifies its commitment to innovation and research in the wastewater sector.