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Project of the Month: A new ceramic-based solution for reusing wastewater

Following this year’s hot European summer, water scarcity has been at the top of the news agenda over the past few months. New methods to not only conserve but also reuse water (including wastewater) will need to be developed to avoid shortages that could be potentially devastating for Europe’s agricultural sector and natural environment.
Project of the Month: A new ceramic-based solution for reusing wastewater
This is why we have chosen the REMEB project as our inaugural ‘Project of the Month’, due to its innovative use of ceramic membranes to help facilitate the cost-effective recycling of treated wastewater. The project undertook its tests of the technology in Spain, where water scarcity is already a critical issue. The project also hopes that its breakthrough in successfully treating wastewater will help to ease a lingering hesitation among authorities in some European countries to put treated wastewater back into general circulation.

Keep a look out for an upcoming CORDIS Results Pack on Water Innovation, which will feature a more comprehensive article on REMEB’s successes.

“Nowadays the reuse of reclaimed water is a necessity and also a responsibility towards the global environment and society. It is essential to be innovative and open-minded to face challenges and provide viable solutions for water stress issues.”

“I am very proud that we have been able to manufacture membranes from agricultural and industrial wastes, which will contribute positively to the circular economy.”

- Project coordinator Elena Zuriaga

If you are interested in having your project featured in ‘Project of the Month’ in an upcoming issue, please send us an email to editorial@cordis.europa.eu and tell us why!

Source: Featured in Research*eu magazine n. 76

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