Novel solution to optimize the reverse osmosis desalination process
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 information to be provided by the device will be the basis for a decision-support tool that will allow early identification of RO elements potentially damaged.
Response times can be reduced from weeks to one single day, allowing minimizing the number and duration of the stops, avoiding unnecessary replacement of functioning assets and ensuring that faulty components are replaced before reaching critical condition. Altogether, clients and citizens will receive a better service.
POIROT project (PLEC2021-007876) is funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, through the Spanish Agency for Innovation (MCIN/AEI/10.13039/501100011033), and the European Union through the NextGenerationEU/PRTR Programme. It is being developed at ACCIONA Water Technology Centre in Barcelona (Spain), in cooperation with the Spanish Research ORganisation NAITEC.