The project disinfects the effluent of a WWTP to irrigate horticultural crops, along with citrus trees, fruit trees… One of the disinfection techniques that is being investigated is solar UV disinfection. On a yearly basis, the fully implemented system reclaims 13.5 hm³ of water.
IRRI ALT’EAU seeks to investigate the long term effects of using drip irrigation with reclaimed water from a WWTP (municipal) in vineyards. The final stage of the project is to implement the system in existing vineyards.
Effluent from a WWTP is reclaimed using lagooning techniques and chlorination. The reclaimed water has been used for over 20 years to irrigate all kinds of crops in the region, from potatoes to olive trees.
First application and market introduction of combined wastewater treatment and reuse technology for agricultural purposes
Municipal wastewater that recieve tertiary treatment with a membrane bioreactor along with disinfection techniques to make it suitable for the irrigation of vegetables and fruit trees.