Membranas Para el Tratamiento de Aguas

CALAGUA Unidad Mixta UV-UPV trabaja en la aplicación de membranas, con el objetivo de transformar el agua residual en una fuente de recursos, tales como energía, nutrientes y agua susceptible de reutilización.

 

La aplicación de membranas para la recuperación de recursos del agua y para la reutilización de la misma viene condicionada por la necesidad de incluir al sector del tratamiento de aguas residuales en el nuevo modelo de desarrollo basado en la Economía Circular.

Esta área de investigación se desarrolla tanto desde un punto de vista científico como de transferencia tecnológica. Para ello, los estudios experimentales se llevan a cabo en sistemas a escala piloto que incorporan módulos de membrana comerciales.

 

Las diferentes tecnologías de membranas estudiadas en esta área de investigación son:

  • Biorreactores aerobios de membranas (MBR) para el tratamiento del agua residual y la obtención de agua regenerada.
  • Biorreactores anaerobios de membranas (AnMBR) para la valorización de la materia orgánica y la generación de efluentes susceptibles de reutilización con diversos fines, tales como la fertirrigación.
  • Sistemas de membranas para el cosechado y concentración de biomasa algal, la cual puede ser valorizada para la obtención de diferentes productos de valor añadido: metano, fertilizantes, lípidos, etc.
  • Sistemas de filtración directa del agua residual urbana para la recuperación de materia orgánica y su posterior valoración en sistemas de digestión anaerobia.
  • Sistemas de filtración basados en membranas no porosas para la recuperación de metano disuelto en efluentes anaerobios.
  • Sistemas de filtración basados en membranas semipermeables para la recuperación de amoniaco, el cual puede ser utilizado con fines agrícolas. 

 

 

 

Papers 

N. Zamorano-López, L. Borrás, A. Seco, D. Aguado (2020) Unveiling microbial structures during raw microalgae digestion and co-digestion with primary sludge to produce biogas using semi-continuous AnMBR systems. Science of The Total Environment, Volume 699, 134365, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.134365.

Robles A., Latrille E., Ruano M.V., Steyer J.P. (2017) A fuzzy-logic-based controller for methane production in anaerobic fixed-film reactors. Environmental Technology (United Kingdom) 38(1), 42-52. 10.1080/09593330.2016.1184321

Robles A., Capson-Tojo G., Ruano M.V., Latrille E., Steyer J.-P. (2018) Development and pilot-scale validation of a fuzzy-logic control system for optimization of methane production in fixed-bed reactors. Journal of Process Control 68, 96-104, 10.1016/j.jprocont.2018.05.007

San-Valero P., Robles A., Ruano M.V., Martí N., Cháfer A., Badia J.D. (2019) Workshops of innovation in chemical engineering to train communication skills in science and technology. Education for Chemical Engineers 26, 114-121, 10.1016/j.ece.2018.07.001

Jimenez J., Charnier C., Kouas M., Latrille E., Torrijos M., Harmand J., Patureau D., Spérandio M., Morgenroth E., Béline F., Ekama G., Vanrolleghem P.A., Robles A., Seco A., Batstone D.J., Steyer J.-P. (2020) Modelling hydrolysis: Simultaneous versus sequential biodegradation of the hydrolysable fractions. Waste Management 101, 150sec-160. 10.1016/j.wasman.2019.10.004

Brepols C., Comas J., Harmand J., Heran M., Robles Á., Rodriguez-Roda I., Ruano M.V., Smets I., Mannina G. (2020) Position paper - progress towards standards in integrated (aerobic) MBR modelling. Water Science and Technology 81 (1), 1-9. 10.2166/wst.2020.069

Capson-Tojo G., Moscoviz R., Astals S., Robles Á., Steyer J.-P. (2020) Unraveling the literature chaos around free ammonia inhibition in anaerobic digestion. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 117, 109487. 10.1016/j.rser.2019.109487

Robles Á., Aguado D., Barat R., Borrás L., Bouzas A., Giménez J.B., Martí N., Ribes J., Ruano M.V., Serralta J., Ferrer J., Seco A.. (2020) New frontiers from removal to recycling of nitrogen and phosphorus from wastewater in the Circular Economy. Bioresource Technolgy 300, 122673. 10.1016/j.biortech.2019.122673

Robles Á., Capson-Tojo G., Gales A., Viruela A., Sialve B., Seco A., Steyer J.-P., Ferrer J. (2020) Performance of a membrane-coupled high-rate algal pond for urban wastewater treatment at demonstration scale. Bioresource Technology 301, 122672. 10.1016/j.biortech.2019.122672

Robles Á., Capson-Tojo G., Galès A., Ruano M.V., Sialve B., Ferrer J., Steyer J.-P. (2020) Microalgae-bacteria consortia in high-rate ponds for treating urban wastewater: Elucidating the key state indicators under dynamic conditions. Journal of Environmental Management 261, 110244. 10.1016/j.jenvman.2020.110244

Sanchis-Perucho, P., Robles Á., Durán F., Ferrer J., Seco, A. (2020) PDMS membranes for feasible recovery of dissolved methane from AnMBR effluents. Journal of Membrane Science 604, 118070. 10.1016/j.memsci.2020.118070

Robles Á., Durán F., Giménez J.B., Jiménez E., Ribes J., Serralta J., Seco A., Ferrer J., Rogalla F. (2020) Anaerobic membrane bioreactors (AnMBR) treating urban wastewater in mild climates. Bioresource Technology 314, 123763. 10.1016/j.biortech.2020.123763

Gimenez JB, Marti N, Bouzas A, Ferrer J and Seco A (2020) A mathematical approach to predict the solids concentration in anaerobic membrane bioreactos (AnMBR): Evaluation of the volatile solids solubilization. Journal of Environmental Management 271, 110983

J.B. Giménez, A. Robles, L. Carretero, F. Durán, M.V. Ruano, M.N. Gatti, J. Ribes, J. Ferrer, A. Seco (2011) Experimental study of the anaerobic urban wastewater treatment in a submerged hollow-fibre membrane bioreactor at pilot scale. Bioresource Technology 102, 8799-8806

Robles A, Ruano MV, Charfi A, Lesage G, Heran M, Harmand J, Ferrer J (2018)  A review on anaerobic membrane bioreactors (AnMBRs) focused on modelling and control aspects. Bioresource Technology (27) 612 - 626.

Zamorano-Lopez N, Monino P, Borrás L, Aguado D, Barat R, Ferrer J, Seco A (2018). Influence of Food Waste addition over microbial communities in an Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactor plant treating urban wastewater. Journal of Environmental Management (217) 788 - 796

Abargues, M.R., Ferrer, J, Bouzas, A, Seco, A. (2018) Fate of endocrine disruptor compounds in an anaerobic membrane biorreactor (AnMBR) coupled to an activated sludge reactor. Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology 2 (4), 226-233.

Monino, P., Aguado, D., Barat, R., Jimenez, E., Gimenez, J.B., Seco, A., Ferrer, J. . A new strategy to maximize organic matter valorization in municipalities: Combination of urban wastewater with kitchen food waste and its treatment with AnMBR technology. Waste Management. 2017

Monino, P., Jimenez, E., Barat, R., Aguado, D., Seco, A., Ferrer, J.. Potential use of the organic fraction of municipal solid waste in anaerobic co-digestion with wastewater in submerged anaerobic membrane technology. Waste Management . 2016

Viruela, A., Murgui, M., Gómez-Gil, T., Durán, F., Robles, Á , Ruano, M.V., Ferrer, J., Seco, A. Water resource recovery by means of microalgae cultivation in outdoor photobioreactors using the effluent from an anaerobic membrane bioreactor fed with pre-treated sewage. Bioresource Technology. 2016

Pretel, R., Robles, A., Ruano, M.V., Seco, A., Ferrer, J.. A plant-wide energy model for wastewater treatment plants: application to anaerobic membrane bioreactor technology. Environmental Technology. 2016

Pretel, R., Moñino, P., Robles, A., Ruano, M.V., Seco, A., Ferrer, J. Economic and environmental sustainability of an AnMBR treating urban wastewater and organic fraction of municipal solid waste. Journal of Environmental Management. 2016

Pretel, R., Robles, A., Ruano, M.V., Seco, A., Ferrer, J. Economic and environmental sustainability of submerged anaerobic MBR-based (AnMBR-based) technology as compared to aerobic-based technologies for moderate-/high-loaded urban wastewater treatment Journal of Environmental Management. 2016

Pretel, R., Robles, A., Ruano, M.V., Seco, A., Ferrer, J. Filtration process cost in submerged anaerobic membrane bioreactors (AnMBRs) for urban wastewater treatment. Sepration and Science Technology. 2016

M. E. Ersahina, J. B. Gimenez, H. Ozgun, Y. Tao, H. Spanjers, J. B. van Lier. Gas-lift Anaerobic dynamic membrane bioreactors for hight strength syntetic wastewater treatment: effect of biogas sparging velocity and HRT on treatment perfomance. Chemical Enginering Journal. 2016

R. Pretel, F. Durán, A. Robles, M.V. Ruano,J. Ribes, J. Serralta, J. Ferrer. Designing an AnMBR-based WWTP for energy recovery from urban wastewater: The role of primary settling and anaerobic digestion. Separation and Purification Technology. 2015

R. Pretel, B.D. Shoener, J. Ferrer, J.S. Guest,. Navigating environmental, economic, and technological trade-offs in the design and operation of submerged anaerobic membrane bioreactors (AnMBRs). Water Research. 2015

H. Ozgun, Y. Tao, M. E. Ersahina, Z. Zhou, J. B. Gimenez, H. Spanjers, J. B. van Lier. Impact of temperature on feed-flow characteristics and filtration performance of an upflow anaerobic sludge blanket coupled ultrafiltration membrane treating municipal. Water Research. 2015

R. Petrel Jolis, Á. Robles Martínez, M.V. Ruano García, A. Seco Torrecillas, J. Ferrer Polo. Economic and environmental sustainability of submerged anaerobic MBR based (AnMBR-based) technology compared to aerobic-based technologies for moderate-/high-loaded urban wastewater treatment. Journal of Environmental Management. 2015. ISSN:0960-8524

H. Ozgun, J. B. Gimenez, M. E. Ersahina, Y. Tao, H. Spanjers, J. B. van Lier. Impact of Membrane Addition for Effluent Extraction on the Performance and Sludge Characteristics of Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket Reactors Treating Municipal Wastewater. Journal of Membrane Science. 2015. ISSN:0376-7388

J.E. Sánchez-Ramírez, A. Seco, J. Ferrer, A. Bouzas, F. García-Usach. Treatment of a submerged anaerobic membrane bioreactor (SAnMBR) effluent by an activated sludge system: The role of sulphide and thiosulphate in the process. Journal of Environmental Management. 2015. ISSN:0301-4797

A. Robles, F. Durán, M.V. Ruano, J. Ribes, A. Rosado, A. Seco, J. Ferrer. Instrumentation, control, and automation (ICA) for submerged anaerobic membrane bioreactors (AnMBR). Environmental Technology. 2015. ISSN:0959-3330

J. Ferrer, R. Pretel, F. Durán, J.B. Giménez, A. Robles, M.V. Ruano, J. Serralta, J. Ribes, A. Seco. Design methodology for submerged anaerobic membrane bioreactors (AnMBR): A case study. Separation and Purification Technology. 2015. ISSN:1383-5866

J.E. Sánchez-Ramírez; A. Bouzas; F. García-Usach; L. Borrás; A. Seco. Identificación de bacterias filamentosas Thiothrix en el tratamiento del efluente de un reactor anaerobio de membranas sumergidas (SAnMBR). Ingeniería y región. 2014. ISSN:1657-6985

Ángel Robles; María Victoria Ruano; Josep Ribes; Aurora Seco; José Ferrer; Simon Judd. Immersed anaerobic MBRs: are they viable?. The MBR Site. 2014

A. Robles, M.V. Ruano, J. Ribes, A. Seco, J. Ferrer. Model-based automatic tuning of a filtration control system for submerged anaerobic membrane bioreactors (AnMBR). Journal of Membrane Science. 2014. ISSN:0376-7388

A. Robles, M.V. Ruano, J. Ribes, A. Seco, J. Ferrer. Global sensitivity analysis of a filtration model for submerged anaerobic membrane bioreactors (AnMBR). Bioresource Technology. 2014. ISSN:0960-8524

R. Pretel, A. Robles, M.V. Ruano, A. Seco, J. Ferrer. The operating cost of an anaerobic membrane bioreactor (AnMBR) treating sulphate-rich urban wastewater. Separation and Purification Technology. 2014. ISSN:1383-5866

J.B. Giménez; N. Martí; A. Robles; J. Ferrer; A. Seco. Anaerobic treatment of urban wastewater in membrane bioreactors (MBRs): Evaluation of seasonal temperature variations Water. Science and Technology. 2014. ISSN:0273-1223

R. Pretel, A. Robles, M.V. Ruano, A. Seco, J. Ferrer. Environmental impact of submerged anaerobic MBR (SAnMBR) technology used to treat urban wastewater at different temperatures. Bioresource Technology. 2013. ISSN:0960-8524

A. Robles, M.V. Ruano, J. Ribes, A. Seco, J. Ferrer. Mathematical modelling of filtration in submerged anaerobic MBRs (SAnMBRs): long-term validation. Journal of Membrane Science. 2013. ISSN:0376-7388

A. Robles, M.V. Ruano, J. Ribes, A. Seco, J. Ferrer. A filtration model applied to submerged anaerobic MBRs (SAnMBRs). Journal of Membrane Science. 2013. ISSN:0376-7388

Ribes J., Robles A., Giménez J.B., Durán F., Carretero L., Ruano M.V., Martí N., Serralta J., Borrás L., García-Usach F., Ferrer J. y Seco A. The submerged anaerobic membrane reactor: a new technology for urban wastewater treatment and availing of resources to the full Infoenviro. 2013

A. Gallego-Molina, J.A. Mendoza-Roca, D. Aguado, M.V. Galiana-Aleixandre. Reducing pollution from the deliming#bating operation in a tannery. Wastewater reuse by microfiltration membranes . 2013

A. Robles; M.V. Ruano; J. Ribes; J. Ferrer. Advanced control system for optimal filtration in submerged anaerobic MBRs (SAnMBRs). Journal of Membrane Science. 2013. ISSN:0376-7388

A. Robles; M.V. Ruano; J. Ribes; J. Ferrer. Factors that affect the permeability of commercial hollow-fibre membranes in a submerged anaerobic MBR (HF-SAnMBR) system. Water Research. 2013. ISSN:0043-1354

A. Robles; M.V. Ruano; J. Ribes; J. Ferrer. Performance of industrial scale hollow-fibre membranes in a submerged anaerobic MBR (HF-SAnMBR) system at mesophilic and psychrophilic conditions Separation and Purification Technology. 2013. ISSN:1383-5866

A. Robles; M.V. Ruano; J. Ribes; J. Ferrer. Sub-critical long-term operation of industrial scale hollow-fibre membranes in a submerged anaerobic MBR (HF-SAnMBR) system Separation and Purification Technology. 2012. ISSN:1383-5866

A. Robles; M. V. Ruano; F. Garcia-Usach; J. Ferrer. Sub-critical filtration conditions of commercial hollow-fibre membranes in a submerged anaerobic MBR (HF-SAnMBR) system: The effect of gas sparging intensity Bioresource Technology. 2012. ISSN:0960-8524

A. Robles; F. Durán; M. V. Ruano; J. Ribes; J. Ferrer. Influence of total solids concentration on membrane permeability in a submerged hollow-fibre anaerobic membrane bioreactor. Water Science and Technology. 2012. ISSN:0273-1223

J.B. Giménez; L. Carretero; M.N. Gatti; N. Martí; L. Borrás; J. Ribes; A. Seco. Reliable method for assessing the COD mass balance of a submerged anaerobic membrane bioreactor (SAMBR) treating sulphate-rich municipal wastewater. Water Science and Technology. 2012. ISSN:0273-1223

J.B. Giménez; N. Martí; J. Ferrer; A. Seco. Methane recovery efficiency in a submerged anaerobic membrane bioreactor (SAnMBR) treating sulphate-rich urban wastewater: Evaluation of methane losses with the effluent Bioresource Technology. 2012. ISSN:0960-8524

M. R. Abargues; A. Robles; A. Bouzas; A. Seco. Micropollutants removal in an anaerobic membrane bioreactor and in an aerobic conventional treatment plant. Water Science and Technology. 2012. ISSN:0273-1223

Ersahin ME, Tao Y, Ozgun H, Giménez JB, Spanjers H, van Lier J (2017) Impact of anaerobic dynamic membrane bioreactor configuration on treatment and filterability performance. Journal of Membrane Science 526, 387-394.

L. Cabrera, F. García-Usach, J. Ribes, A. Seco, J.J. Morenilla, F. Llavador, J. Ferrer. Estudio de la producción de fangos en bioreactores de membranas aerobios con elevados valores de tiempo de retención celular. Infoenviro. 2009. ISSN:1699-2520

Tesis 

Luis Borrás Falomir. Técnicas microbiológicas aplicadas a la identificación y cuantificación de organismos presentes en sistemas EBPR. Directores: José Ferrer Polo y José Luis Alonso Molina. Universitat Politècnica de València. Año: 2008. Calificación: Sobresaliente Cum Laude

Patricia Moñino Amorós. Estudio de viabilidad de la incorporación de la fracción orgánica de los residuos sólidos urbanos (FORSU) al tratamiento de aguas residuales mediante la tecnología de bioreactor de membranas anaerobias (AnMBR). Directores: Ramón Barat Baviera y Daniel Aguado García. Universitat Politècnica de València. Año: 2017. Calificación: Excellent Cum Laude

Javier Eduardo Sanchez Ramirez. Estudio del tratamiento biológico del efluente de un Reactor Anaeróbico de Membranas Sumergidas (SanMBR) meiante un Sistema de fangos activado. Directores: Alberto Buozas Blanco and Mª Francisca García Usach. Universidad de Valencia. Año: 2016. Calificación: Excellent Cum Laude

Ruth Pretel Jolis. Environmental and economic sustainability of submerged anaerobic membrane bioreactors treating urban wastewater. Directores: J. Ferrer Polo, Á. Robles Martínez and M.V. Ruano García. Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. Año: 2015. Calificación: Excellent and International doctorate

Juan Bautista Giménez García. Estudio del tratamiento anaerobio de aguas residuales urbanas en biorreactores de membranas. Aplicación a un biorreactor anaerobio de membranas . Directores: Aurora Seco y Nuria Martí. Universitat de València. Año: 2014. Calificación: Excellent Cum Laude

Freddy Durán Pinzón. Modelación matemática del tratamiento anaerobio de aguas residuales urbanas incluyendo las bacterias sulfatorreductoras. Aplicación a un biorreactor anaerobio de membranas . Directores: Joaquín Serralta y Josep Ribes. Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. Año: 2013. Calificación: Excellent Cum Laude.

Ángel Robles Martínez. Modelling, simulation and control of the filtration process in a submerged anaerobic membrane bioreactor treating urban wastewater . Directores: José Ferrer, Josep Ribes y María Victoria Ruano. Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. Año: 2013. Calificación: Excellent and International doctorate

Libros 

J Ferrer, A Robles. Procesos de Membrana. Fundamentos. En: Ecuaciones y cálculos para el tratamiento de aguas. pp. 374-380. Ediciones Paraninfo. 2018. ISBN 978-84-283-4152-3

A Seco, A Robles. Otras tecnologías. Soportes y Membranas. En: Ecuaciones y cálculos para el tratamiento de aguas. pp. 179 - 185. Ediciones Paraninfo. 2018. ISBN 978-84-283-4152-3

J Ferrer, A Seco, A Robles. Tratamientos biológicos de aguas residuales, 3ª edición. Universitat Politècnica de València. (España) 2017. ISBN 9788490486405

P Krzeminski; E Katsou; CG Dosoretz; AL Esteban-García; L Leverette; S Malamis; V Nenov; A Robles; A Seco; E Syron. Membranes in wastewater treatment. In: Innovative Wastewater Treatment & Resource Recovery Technologies: Impacts on Energy, Economy and Environment. pp. 127-152. IWA Publishing, 2017. ISBN 9781780407869

O Ince; Z Cetecioglu; EG Ozbayram; MM Iglesias; B Ince; N Massalha; A Robles; I Sabbah; A Seco. Anaerobic treatment of municipal wastewater. In: Innovative Wastewater Treatment & Resource Recovery Technologies: Impacts on Energy, Economy and Environment. pp. 40 - 60. IWA Publishing, 2017. ISBN 9781780407869

A. Robles; J.B. Giménez; M.V. Ruano; J. Ferrer; A. Seco. MBR anaerobio: alternativa tecnológica para transformar las estaciones depuradoras de agua residual urbana en instalaciones de recuperación de recursos. En: Depuración de aguas residuales: digestión anaerobia. pp. 95 - 119. (España): BIBLIOTECA DE LA UNIVERSITAT JAUME I., 2018. ISBN 978-84-16546-65-7

van Lier JB, Seco A, Jefferson B, Ersahin M, Robles A (2019). Upgrading anaerobic sewage treatment applying membranes: AnMBR and UF post filtration. In: Anaerobic Reactors for Sewage Treatment: Design, Construction and Operation. pp. 349 - 377. (Reino Unido): IWA Publishing, 2019

Jiménez Benítez AL, Ferrer J, Rogalla F, Vazquez-Padín J, Seco A, Robles A (2020). Energy and environmental impact of an anaerobic membrane bioreactor (AnMBR) demonstration plant treating urban wastewater. In: Current Developments in Biotechnology and Bioengineering: Advanced Membrane Separation Processes for Sustainable Water and Wastewater Management - Case Studies and Sustainability Analysis (289 - 310). Elsevier. 9780444636638