REMEB Project


REMEB (Recycled Membrane Bioreactor) is a Research and Development project funded by the European Commission under grant agreement No. 641998, in the framework of the call H2020-WATER-2014. It is a project for first market application developments. With a total budget of 2,361,622.50 Euros, it has a duration of three years, starting in September 2015 and concluding in August 2018.

The main objectives of the REMEB project are the implementation and validation of a low cost recycled ceramic membrane bioreactor (MBR) for water reuse in a Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP).


REMEB project aims to obtain high quality treated water, to develop a new business unite for ceramic tile manufacturing companies, to valorise different agricultural and industrial wastes and to boost eco-innovation through the development of a low-cost innovative system for wastewater treatment.


The REMEB ceramic membranes will be manufactured by using commonly raw materials used in tile manufacturing industry, as well as other wastes coming from agriculture and industry. The membranes manufacture, first at a pilote scale and then at an industrial scale, will be done taking into account the tile manufacturing process.


REMEB was born from the synergies generated between eleven public-private partners from seven different countries. It is coordinated by the Spanish company FACSA, and counts on the participation of ITC-UJI (Spain), IPROMA (Spain), ESAMUR (Spain), the Valencia Region Council of Chambers of Commerce (Spain), Centro Ceramico (Italy), Imeca Process (France), Biowater Technology (Norway), Atlantis Consulting (Cyprus), Seramik Arastirma Merkezi AS (Turkey) and the Universidad Antonio Nariño (Colombia)


The project main objectives are the implementation and validation of a low-cost ceramic MBR in a WWTP, the study of the impact and replication of the technology and the definition of a proper business plan to commercialise it. The work programme of REMEB project to carried out all these activities is composed by 7 Work Packages.