Bioelectrochemical wetlands for treating wastewater (METland®) for small populations are being tested and validated in the facilities of the Spanish OWL2 in CENTA.
The METland® (a registered product) is a concept developed by the start up METfilter S.L., a technology-based company established by IMDEA Water and CENTA Foundation which objective is to design, construct and market water purification systems based on the principle of microbial electrogenesis. METfilter has solutions and applications for municipal and industrial wastewater treatments.
How does a METland work?
In this video, researchers from the Bioe group at IMDEA Agua explain the fundamentals of the iMETland project, in which this concept that combines the principles of treatment wetlands and microbial electrochemistry has been developed.
Several units are already operating at different locations and can be integrated into small communities or isolated households, with a plant-based solution that increases their visual appeal.
To know more about the iMETland technology you can also see the interview to Dr. Abraham Esteve HERE.
CENTA has been involved since its inception in the development of bioelectrogenic technologies using bioelectrochemical treatment wetlands.
Among other initiatives, CENTA has participated in the H2020 iMETland project, which has been chosen among the top three in Europe by experts from KETBIO, a community initiative for the transfer of biotechnological research results. The proposal, classified in second position, has been coordinated by the Bioe Group of IMDEA Agua.