Life Zero Waste Water Wastewater treatment plant with positive energy balance, through the combined treatment of wastewater and organic waste in small towns. Life zero waste water Read more Read more Life zero waste water Partners Our partners are Aqualia, University of Valencia, University of Santiago de Compostela, Canal de Isabel II, Vienna Water Monitoring Systems (VWMS) GmbH and Simbiente. Read more Life zero waste water The project It will demonstrate an innovative and efficient solution for the combined treatment of Urban Wastewater (WW) and the Organic Fraction of Urban Solid Waste (OFMSW) in populations of less than 50,000 p. e.
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LIFE ZERO WASTE WATER has received funding from the European Union’s LIFE programme under grant agreement  LIFE19ENV/ES/000631.

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Specific context



LIFE ZERO WASTE WATER (LZWW) is a demonstration project that will implement, test and evaluate the applicability of an innovative, cost-effective and positive energy balance WWTP solution for the integrated management of mixed waste streams in the specific context of small populations, based on the combination of technologies and methodologies validated independently at different scales, but never combined and applied in the specific context of the project.

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Demo Plant


Demo action

A demonstration action will be carried out in a real setting to validate the project approach and demonstrate whether the techniques and methods used work or not in the project context.

Location and extension

The demonstration plant is in the Valdebebas WWTP (Madrid) and it is estimated that it will have an area of ​​about 300 square meters.

Urban solid waste treatment

The Organic Fraction of Urban Solid Waste (OFMSW) will be collected, crushed and treated in the demonstration plant, which will treat up to 50 m3/d of mixed flow (WW + OFMSW).

AnMBR System

PN/AMX Reactor

Nutrient Extraction and Recovery Module

Smart Water Monitoring and Control System (SWMCS)


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