demonstrate innovative solutions
CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION
Ensure access to water and sanitation for all
Over 2,000 million people in the world live without access to a basic drinking water service, and 3,6 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 35 % 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.
This project proposes the implementation of the innovative technology ViviMag, based on the iron phosphate precipitation from wastewater to mineral vivianite from the sludge of the anaerobic digesters. Vivianite is recovered by magnetic separation taking advantage of its paramagnetic qualities. It is expected to recover almost 80% of the potentially generated vivianite, which represents between 60% and 65% of the phosphorus content in the influent of a WWTP.
ACCIONA will implement this technology in a pilot plant located at a WWTP in Castilla y León (Spain). This pilot plant will demonstrate the viability of vivianite production and its use as a fertilizer in the agricultural sector.
LIFE PHOS4EU Project, co-funded by the European Commission’s LIFE programme, will be coordinated by the Brabant Delta Water Authority, Netherlands, and count on the participation of companies dedicated to water treatment, such as Aquaminerals and, of course, ACCIONA through its Water business. On the other hand, the Foundation for Applied Water Research (STOWA) and Waterschapsbedrijf Lindburg (WBL), both Dutch leaders in the Innovation Sector, also participate in.
LIFE PHOS4EU (LIFE22-ENV-NL-LIFE Phos4EU, project nº 101113877) is co-funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or The European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA). Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.