Outcomes

Tangible and measurable social, economic and environmental benefits

From the idea to the final product

During the lifetime of the Conquer project, a broad range of significant outputs and quantified achievements will be delivered in search of the most effective and efficient way to reach the main goal: the demonstration of an innovative water reclamation process based on the use of Smart Nanofiltration (NF) that will divide salinity and nitrates, obtaining a produced reclaimed water rich in nutrients to re-use it for irrigation, and remove dissolved salts by concentrating them in brines.

Main outputs and achievements

Demonstration of the technical feasibility of LIFE CONQUER treatment train which will enable:

Reduction of over 25%

of the total water footprint of Murcia city urban irrigation system

Reduction of over 35%

of total energy consumption in Murcia city urban irrigation system through the substitution of 500.000 m3/year of potable water for regenerated water

Reduction of 19%

of the total NaOCl consumption thanks to brine valorization and consequent on-site (139 tn NaOCl/year) in EMUASA facilities (15 plants)

Up to 30%

of the total water demand for non-potable municipal uses of the city will be through regenerated water

Reduction of eutrophication potential

by avoiding the discharge to natural water bodies of 1.3 tn of equivalent Nitrogen/year through its recycling in Murcia parks irrigation