Provide a water treatment solution that can favor water reuse in industrial environments
CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION
Ensure access to water and sanitation for all
Over 844 million people in the world live without access to a basic drinking water service, and 2.3 billionhave no access to a basic sanitation service, resulting in avoidable deaths, chronic disease, fewer hours of education and low productivity.
ACCIONA has positioned itself as a key player in the water treatment sector. Its innovative management seeks to resolve the challenges with respect to the shortage of water resources.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
The generation and use of energy accounts for 74 % of total greenhouse gas emissions in the world. This activity is the largest contributor to global warming. Investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency and other low-carbon technologies will continue to be essential to meet the emerging needs of humanity and to minimize their negative impact on the environment.
ACCIONA considers the fight against climate change and its effects to be a strategic priority. The company works to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in order to contribute to the progress of society and respond to the main challenges of sustainable development in the areas of infrastructure, water and energy, leading the transition to a low-carbon economy.
The solution integrates technologies of flotation by dissolved air, filtration with polymeric and ceramic membranes, advanced oxidation processes and the addition of products and chemical formulations of low environmental impact. These technologies are controlled by a decision support system (DSS) capable of dynamically suggesting the most appropriate treatment train (among the possible options) to obtain water with an appropriate quality to be reused.
Within the project, a pilot plant has been designed , built and operated (Izmit Refinery, Turkey), that has allowed to demonstrate the operation of INTEGROIL technology in two different and representative scenarios of the activities of the oil sector. On one hand, the operation of the INTEGROIL solution for the treatment of produced water has been demonstrated, water that is obtained during the oil extraction process (upstream scenario). On the other hand, the INTEGROIL solution has proven to be able to obtain water for reuse from the wastewater that is generated during the oil refining processes (downstream scenario).
In the project, coordinated by the water business of ACCIONA, have participated other nine European entities, including technology companies (LIKUID, APLICAT, Innotec21, BWA, REP), universities (URV), consultanty firms specialized in environment (2.-0 LCA Consultants), professional platforms (EDS - European Desalination Society) and companies from the oil sector (TUPRAS). The consortium covers the entire value chain of the project, which makes easier for the developed technology to reach the market. In addition, the project has been supported by an Advisory Board composed of experts from the oil sector and other industrial sectors where the developed technology can be commercialized.