VALORBIO - Wastes valorisation through modular constructed wetlands for wastewater treatment
The project aims to meet the need for treating and reusing wastewater and solid wastes from industries in the region, particularly from small and medium-sized industrial and agricultural activities. To this end, developing modular systems based on Constructed Wetlands (CW) technology capable of adapting to the size of the region’s industries, is proposed. CW are a biological, eco-efficient and sustainable wastewater treatment technology. The project goals promote the involvement of industries in the social objective of protecting the environment and improving the quality of life of populations, in this case through a sustainable management of wastes and water resources. The project entails the concept of circular economy and the logic of using "waste to treat waste" because it will explore the possibility of treatment systems being composed of waste and by-products of many important sectors in Central Portugal (forestry, food, livestock, rocks extraction and processing, among others).