Students of the Master in Hydrology and Water Resources Management were trained on recycling reverse osmosis membranes

Published On: February 16, 2016

With the collaboration of LIFE TRANSFOMEM project

The Master in Hydrology and Water Resources Management from the University of Alcalá and the University Rey Juan Carlos supplement the education of their students, in relation to the area of ​​"Water Technologies", with a visit to two desalination plants, a large-scale plant, localized Aguilas, and other small-scale plant, located in Cuevas de Almanzora.

This practice is being developed every year, however, this time, and within the framework of the LIFE TRANSFOMEM project, students also attended a training session on recycling reverse osmosis membranes, given by researchers of the project. Students had the opportunity to see damaged reverse osmosis membranes, open membranes, transformed membranes. They could see how the plant for characterization and membrane cleaning operates and they could also see the transformation pilots (passive and active) installed in Cuevas del Almanzora desalination plant.

LIFE TRANSFOMEMTRANSFOMEM is a project funded under the LIFE + financial instrument  (contract n. LIFE13 ENV/ES/000751). The project is related to “Transformation of disposed reverse osmosis membranes into recycled ultrafiltration and nanofiltration membranes”. The project, in which participate IMDEA Water Institute and the industry SADYT, began in June 2014 and will take 48 months.

All information related to the project and the results that are obtained is available through the website ( and in social networks: Facebook and Twitter.

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