The main objective of INREMEM 2.0 is the recovery of valuable compounds such as water, nutrients (phosphates or nitrates) and other salts (NaCl), from wastewater with high salinity content, using hybrid systems based on recycled membranes coming from discarded RO membranes.
INREMEM 2.0 proposes the combination of different hybrid systems based on recycled membranes (Membrane Bioreactor, Nanofiltration, Membrane Distillation and Electrodialysis) with the aim of treating wastewaters with high salinity content. In addition, the project will perform the Life Cycle Assessment and the Life Cycle Costing of the proposed hybrid systems.
INREMEM 2.0 will obtain high quality water fit for crop irrigation and valuable compounds from high salinity wastewaters. In this sense, INREMEM 2.0 promotes the movement of membrane technology and wastewater treatments towards the concept of zero liquid discharge (ZLD) and circular economy.