Membrane Technology

The Membrane Technology group addresses the complete life cycle of membranes: from their preparation to their use in water treatment and recycling.

  • Development of new generation antifouling membranes.
  • Evaluation of different types of membranes (reverse osmosis, nanofiltration, ultrafiltration) in water treatment.
  • Modification of recycled membranes and their implementation in the purification of urban wastewater using membrane bioreactors and desalination by electrodialysis.

What do we do?

In 2015, the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This Agenda has 17 Sustainable Development Goals, adopted by all UN Member States, which are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and improve the lives and prospects of everyone, everywhere.

The research carried out by the group contributes to achieving the following Sustainable Development Goals:

Research team


Dr. Eloy García Calvo

Professor. University of Alcala. Madrid. Spain


Laura Rodríguez Sáez

Research Assistant


Anamary Pompa Pernía

Predoctoral researcher


Imane Fellahi

Predoctoral researcher



    2023 - 2027

    Plastisphere in urban wastewaters: Membrane based hybrid systems for water reuse and sludge recycling


    2021 - 2022

    Control and elimination of biological and chemical risks in the water cycle

  • ¬ĶNanoCare

    2020 - 2023

    Quantification of micronanoplastics in reclaimed water and agricultural ecosystems. Environmental risk assessment

  • nanoCLEAN

    2020 - 2023

    Quantification, treatment and environmental impact of micronanoplastics in WWTPs

  • EnviroPlaNet


    2020 - 2022

    Thematic Network of Micro- and Nanoplastics in the Environment

  • INREMEM 2.0

    2019 - 2022

    Hybrid wastewater treatments based on recycled membranes with the objective of zero liquid discharge (ZLD)


    2019 - 2022

    Preparation of H2020 project: Life Cycle Thinking for Membrane Technology

  • LIDA

    2018 -2022

    Immobilized laccases for the Degradation of Aromatic Compounds in Wastewater


    2016 - 2019

    Innovation and recycling of membranes for water treatment


    2014 - 2018

    Transformation of disposed reverse osmosis membranes into recycled ultra and nanofiltration membranes


    2014 - 2018

    Madrid Network of Advanced Wastewater Treatments


    2014 - 2017

    Red Consolider Tragua


    2006 - 2012

    Treatment and Reuse of Waste water for Sustainable Management



    2019 - 2021

    Use of end-of-life reverse osmosis membranes to treat wastewater for industrial and agricultural use