Membranes for water treatment and reuse

Thursday 15th June 2017

UdG Scientifical and Technological Park, Auditori Jaume Casademont

This workshop will disseminate several R&D&I projects focused on the application of membrane technologies to drinking water treatment, wastewater treatment and water reuse. Particularly, the results of LEQUIA projects SSAMBRA and OMBReuse funded under TECNIOSPRING programme will be presented.



  • Present innovative research projects on water and wastewater treatment and reuse.
  • Disseminate real case studies and new improvements on membrane manufacturing.
  • Explore the motivation and the constraints of companies for developing business plans for membranes’ water and wastewater systems.
  • Promote exchange and networking between all stakeholders: membrane manufacturers, membrane users and scientific researchers.


TECNIOspring is an international mobility fellowship programme that offers experienced researchers the possibility to develop an applied research project in any R&D entity around the world. Host institutions can be entities recognised with the TECNIO accreditation or, in the new TECNIOspring+ programme, companies based in Catalonia.


SSAMBRA project seeks to strengthen Smart Air MBR® applications and to achieve both energy and fouling reduction in membrane bioreactors. Smart Air MBR® is an automatic control system that regulates the air scour flow required to physically clean the membranes and monitors its effect on the process. Host entities: LEQUIA-UdG and Polymem.


OMBReuse project aims at optimizing osmotic membrane bioreactor (OMBR) to render it economically attractive while assuring a water quality satisfying drinking standards to support water reuse scheme. Host entity: LEQUIA-UdG.


Elevator pitch session. For those interested, a time slot will be reserved for elevator presentations (5 minutes), where membrane technology providers and users will have the opportunity to present new developments or case studies. If you would like to give a presentation, please, let us know.


Registration. Registration is free (and includes conference material, coffee breaks and lunch) but the number of attendants is limited. “First come, first serve” rule applies; registration will take place on the order of enrolment. Deadline for registration: 14th June. You can register by sending an E-Mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or register directly on this website.


Venue. Parc Científic i Tecnològic de la UdG, Auditori Jaume Casademont, Pic de Peguera, 15, 17003 Girona.


Workshop on MBR at University of Barcelona, 14th June

On June 14th the Environmental Biotechnology Group of University of Barcelona (UB) organises the "VI Jornada BRM" devoted to membrane bioreactors (MBR). This edition will have a special focus on anaerobic membrane bioreactors. The programme and all associated information can be found on


8.30h - 9.15h


9.15h - 9.30h 

Welcome session. Dr Ignasi Rodriguez-Roda, coordinator of Campus UdG Aigua and scientific supervisor of OMBReuse project and Dr Joaquim Comas, scientific supervisor of SSAMBRA project.

9.30h - 10.20h 

9:30h - 9:50h


9:50h - 10:20h 



Application of Electrodialysis Reversal Membrane Technology in Drinking Water Treatment Plant to supply the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona. P. Emiliano and F. Valero (ATLL)

Membrane manufacturing: applications and R&D experiences. I. Duchemin and O. Lorain (Polymem)


10.20h – 10.50h

Coffee break 

10.50h - 12.10h

10:50h - 11:10h


11:10h - 11:30h


11:30h - 11:50h

11:50h - 12:10h


SSAMBRA project. Reducing biofouling and air-scouring optimisation in MBRs. H. Monclús (LEQUIA/Polymem) 

Advantages and drawbacks of leachate treatment by membranes. J. Gabarró (TELWESA)

LIFE-TRANSFOMEM: Reuse of recycled membranes (NF-UF) in water treatment. R. García Pacheco (IMDEA Agua)

Wastewater treatment and reuse by membrane processes in confined environment. F. Zaviska (Université de Montpellier)


12:10h - 13:10h

12:10h - 12:30h

12:30h - 12:50h


12:50h - 13:10h



OMBReuse project: osmotic processes for water recycling. G. Blandin (LEQUIA)

Optimized MBR for greywater reuse systems in hotel facilities. N. Atanasova (LEQUIA)

Water reuse in the industrial sector. Experiences on chemical industry of Tarragona. A. Castell (AITASA)

13:10h - 13:40h


Elevator presentations (5 minutes): Membrane technology providers and users will have the opportunity to present new developments and/or case studies. 

13:40h - 15:00h



Additional Info

  • Date: 2017-06-15
  • Adress: Parc Científic i Tecnològic de la UdG, auditori Jaume Casademont

Laboratory of Chemical and Enviromental Engineering

Institut de Medi Ambient
Universitat de Girona
Campus Montilivi
17003 Girona

Parc Científic i Tecnològic de la UdG
Edifici Jaume Casademont, Porta B
Pic de Peguera, 15
17003 Girona
Tel. +34 972 41 98 59




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