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    LIFE NECOVERY presents “Wastewater doesn’t exist anymore” video series

    Why is it necessary to change the concept of wastewater treatment? How would experts describe the Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) of the future? When will WWTP be self-sufficient facilities or even resources production sites? Who should promote this change? The …

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    LIFE NECOVERY presents its After-LIFE Communication Plan

    The main aim of After LIFE communication Plan is to ensure the continuity of communication and dissemination activities once the project is finished in order to guarantee the impact of the project in the future. In concrete, the LIFE NECOVERY …

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    LIFE NECOVERY Layman’s report now available

    The LIFE NECOVERY Layman’s Report is now available online. This document presents the project objectives, activities and main results in a visual and informative way. You can download the LIFE NECOVERY Layman’s Report here.

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Cetaqua integrates, manages and executes research projects aimed at proposing innovative solutions to companies, society and the administrations to solve environmental and technological problems linked to management of the complete water cycle. The founding partners of CETaqua are: Aigüesde Barcelona (AGBAR), UniversitatPolitècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).

The main objective of CETaqua is to contribute to research and development of technologies related to the complete water cycle, promoting synergies between companies, research centres and universities.

Additional efforts are directed to provide research and development support and experience to the public and private sector; to strengthening cooperation to improve the development activity in RTD in time, cost and quality, by cooperation with other partners; and increasing the collaboration with third organizations related to the water businesses, including the private and the public sector. The main areas of activities of the centre are the alternative water resources, as desalination and reuse; crisis management (floods and droughts) and global change; advanced water treatments; sludge management and odour control; operational cost management; and implementation efforts on the compliance of the water framework directive development.


Avecom NV is an SME specialized in steering and optimizing environmental and microbial processes. Avecom started in 1995 as a spin-off of the Laboratory for Microbial Ecology and Technology (LabMET) at the University of Ghent (Belgium). Avecom mainly focuses on R&D of novel products and processes, based upon its broad experience in biotech. Avecom has a portfolio of several products as for example methods for improving the performance of biological wastewater treatment plants (aerobic and anaerobic) and sludge digesters. Moreover, Avecom works in close collaboration with industrial companies for the research and development of new products and new processes. Avecomalso takes care of the laboratory testing and supports the industrial companies in the up-scaling. Last but not least, Avecom supports its customers by lab-scale and pilot-scale feasibility tests for wastewater treatment, digestion processes and soil remediation. Avecom has about 10 employees of which most are engineers. Avecom has two extended laboratories and a production facility which allows it to perform R&D starting from preliminary lab testing to proven pilot scale applicability