Development and validation of a novel strategy of nitrogen removal
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.
In this way it is achieved the elimination of nitrogen in a more sustainable way, since the new control system is characterized by lower energy consumption as well as a lower consumption of additional substrates.
The STARNIT project, that has funding from the Center for Industrial Technological Development (CDTI), from the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, is being developed in Madrid and specifically in Arroyo Culebro Cuenca Baja WWTP, operated by the water business of ACCIONA. The project began in October 2017 and will end in September 2020.