The LIFE Libernitrate project faces its final stretch. One of the last actions took place last Friday the 10th with the “visit”, via videoconference, of Federico de Filippi, our EU CINEA Officer assigned to the project. We were able to show you all the progress and achievement of objectives that are happily being achieved in this final stretch. Along with him, there was also the NEEMO monitor who has made the follow-up visits throughout the development of the project. All the project partners, AVSA, DIVAL, LWI, UNIGE, UNIO, UPV, UV and the CRIB coordinator participated in this conference.

The main objective of Life LIBERNITRATE is to reduce the concentration of nitrates in the integral water cycle, implementing an innovative, simple, economical, sustainable and transferable integrated system based on the use of an adsorption bed made with active silica from the ashes produced. by the controlled burning of rice straw.

The achievement of the objectives set within the project and of being able to provide different solutions to the problems addressed in the project, was evident throughout the development of the day, which has been very gratifying for all attendees.

Visit of the UE Officer of the project

As a continuation and culmination of the visit of the UE Officer of the project, on Monday we had the visit, this time in person, of the expert NEEMO monitor, Borja Dominguez. All the partners of the project were able to share with him the good results that, in the final stretch, are being achieved in the project.

The visit began in the laboratory set up in the premises of the Alginet sports center, where José Vicente Alemany, mayor of the municipality who has devoted himself to the project, accompanied us. Here we were able to show the boiler built to obtain silica by burning the pellets obtained from rice straw; and the reactors where the silica obtained is functionalized in order to retain the nitrates from the water.
Later, we went to the water treatment plant, also in the municipality of Alginet, to explain the prototype installed for the elimination of nitrates from the water cycle, the final objective of the project.

The partners of the project AVSA, UPV, UV and the CRIB coordinator were present, and each one was able to convey and explain to the monitor the scope and relevance of the objectives achieved within the project, with a view to its completion. We can say that it has been a success, and that although there is still a long way to go, the technology researched and developed in the project meets the objectives set in the project.