Ecorkwaste participates in WETPOL 2017
The preliminary results of Ecorkwaste project pilot treatment wetlands have been presented at the VII International Symposium on Wetland Pollutant Dynamics and Control, held in Montana (USA).
One of the goals of the congress was promoting the transfer of technological knowledge. Under this framework, there was a presentation of Ecorkwaste pilot wetland for wastewater treatment from the wine industry and the preliminary results of removal of water contaminants by means of cork as a filtering medium in experimental wetlands, highlighting that the material used in both systems is a by-product of other industrial activities.
Jordi Morató, Technical Coordinator of Ecorkwaste project and Coordinator of UNESCO Chair of Sustainability of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-BarcelonaTech, shows the results of removals of the pilot project's experimental wetlands. Preliminary results have allowed adjustments to be made in the operation of Ecorkwaste pilot wetland, which will be monitored until September next year.
On the other hand, Professor Jordi Morató made a second presentation at the congress to expose the main characteristics of the wetwall vegetated wall, which will be implemented to cover the outside of the Ecorkwaste treatment plant at Codorníu facilities.
WETPOL 2017 is the most important global meeting on wetlands treatment, bringing together scientists, engineers and professionals working with this technology to improve water quality. The 7th edition was attended by more than 100 international speakers, from 26 countries, and with 43 different thematic sessions. It took place from August 21st to 25th, 2017, in Montana (USA).