Sustainable and efficient water management


Given the current situation of deficit of water, it is essential to use all possible resources available. The LIFE RAMSES project will search to improve the quality of reclaimed water by applying new anaerobic purification techniques with plastic supports on the principal line of a Water Waste Treatment Plant (WWTP), reducing treatment costs and increasing the volume of irrigation water in agriculture.


Parameterization of WWTP feed water characteristics and its annual variability.
(July 2015-July 2016)

Testing of different plastic supports for biomass growth.
(October 2016- February 2018)

Analysis of possible co-substrates in the anaerobic co-digestion process.
(July 2015-June 2018)


Prototype design, construction and commissioning.
(Abril 2016- February 2017)


Demonstrator and implementation actions in the facilities of Blanca WWTP.
(Enero 2017- Julio de 2018)

Monitoring the environmental impact of the Project.
(July 2015-July 2018)

Analysis of socioeconomic effects.
(July 2015-July 2018)

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The expected results are:

To improve the quality of treated water, thus increasing of reclaimed water available for reuse.

To increase the value of organic waste coming from nearby industries so they can reuse as co-substrate for co-digestion.

To reduce external energy consumption of WWTP and CO2 emission since the biogas produced.

To reduce in 30%the current volume of sludge produced in the biological treatment, and to increase the value of this sludge enabling its reuse as fertilizer.

To improve the stability of the process by means of using supported biomass growth.

To decrease in 25% the volume of reactor in newly built facilities. Likewise, the capacity of existing WWTP.