The project, in which participate IMDEA Water Institute and the industry SADYT, began in June 2014.
TRANSFOMEM 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.
The main environmental motivation of TRANSFOMEM, is the recycling of polymeric membranes that have been left out of the applied processes of reverse osmosis, and it subsequent reuse in treating seawater, brackish water and wastewater, which will extend its life and reduce waste.
Currently, the following activities are being developed by the partners:
- End-of-life membrane characterization in order to know the main fouling on the surface, and the initial membrane performances (permeability and rejection) prior to the transformation process.
- Recycling pilot plant design.
- Dissemination activities