MEMORY is a project co-funded by the European Community under the LIFE+ financial instrument with the Grant Agreement n. LIFE13 ENV/ES/001353.
Partners: FCC AQUALIA, UPV, UV, Koch Systems.
Total budget: 2.102.327,00 €
Total EU financing:
Start date: 01/07/2014
Previous research carried out by Calagua (UPV & UV) and FCC Aqualia in the framework of the Innpronta project IISIS showed promising results operating a pilot-scale SAnMBR (working volume: 2,2 m3) in terms of overall energy consumption, performance and final effluent quality. In this sense, the LIFE MEMORY project is taking a further step on the development of this technology, scaling-up the installation size in order to reach industrial scale. Based on operational parameters and control strategies developed with the pilot SAnMBR, it is fully expected that the enhanced Neo-SAnMBR (provisional name) will produce a substantially higher amount of bioenergy and ready-to-REuse effluent.
Therefore, the demonstration site has to fulfill a number of criteria based on space availability, wastewater characteristics (crucial for the energy efficiency of the process) and climatology with one main objective: to challengue Neo-SAnMBR flexibility in terms of performance under a wide number of different conditions. To accomplish with this task, the conventional design of the pilot SAnMBR (shown in Project) will be modified in order to maximize bioenergy recovery and optimize membrane performance.