Water regeneration study through vegetation filters: removal of nutrients and emerging contaminants


Duration: 2018 - 2019



Design a vegetation filter irrigated with treated wastewater characterized by high salinity to abate loads of nutrients and contaminants of emerging concern.

General activities

Investigate soil properties and select appropriate soil amendments to avoid salinity problems, determine best configuration of amendments, select plant species tolerant to high salinity levels, monitoring soil physico-chemical properties and quality of infiltrating water.

Expected results

Demonstrate that vegetations filters, when properly adapted, are able to guarantee contaminant attenuation even in the presence high salinity levels.


Funded by: Laboratorios Tecnológicos del Levante (LTL)