The Grand Meeting

In two days, Barcelona is welcoming the last Grand Meeting for the Waterplasma team. After two years of joint research in Spain and Germany, and experiments and tests in Portugal, UK, Romania and also Spain, the project reaches its objectives and comes to its end.

During this meeting, the Waterplama team will meet for the last time and results will be presented. Considering the positive outcome, future commercialisation of the technology is the next step. From now on, companies involved will decide the joint exploitation strategy to fullfil market needs.

By 2013, industries that need to process xenobiotic non-biodegradable pollutants in their industrial wastewaters will have the opportunity to treat them with atmospheric plasma and an advanced oxidation process.

The target specifications of the reactor are:

• Continuous flow operation, able to process up to 250 dm3/h
• Able to oxidize different non-biodegradable recalcitrant compounds, reducing their concentration by 90%.
• Power consumption: 1kW
• Targeted treatment cost: 2 €/m3

If you are interested in the Waterplasma technology, please do not hesitate to contact Ventilaqua, our Team Coordinator. For scientific and technological enquiries, please address yourself to CRIC – Centre for Research and Innovation of Catalonia.


Waterplasma to be presented in Romania during its International Conference on Environmental Research and Technology.

Timisoara, Romania, 25-26th October 2012

BIOTEHNOS, the Romanian partner within the Waterplama project, will be presenting the European project and the outcoming technology during the International Conference on Environmental Research. This year ECO-IMPULS will take place in Timisoara on 25-26 October 2012.

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Spanish Chemical Industry interested in Waterplasma

Cornellà de Llobregat, Spain, 2nd October 2012.

The Quarterly Meeting of the Autonomous Commission for Safety and Hygiene in the Spanish Chemical Industry took place in Cornella de Llobregat (EU-Spain), a medium-sized city located in the Barcelona Metropolitan Area.

LEBSA, the Spanish end-user partner of the Waterplasma project, presented the technology to the Spanish pharma sector. The final point of the meeting agenda included also a visit to the Catalonian Research and Innovation Centre in order to see the prototype.

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Joint LEBSA-CRIC promotion in Spain

“Des de Cornellà, invertim en innovació europea”

LEBSA and CRIC to promote the Waterplasma technology in Cornella de Llobregat through the slogan: “Cornella to invest in European innovation“.

The local Council, the main local radio station and some local publications were contacted to be explained the Waterplasma technology and its improvements from an environmental point of view. This campaign was held jointly by LEBSA and CRIC, both companies located in Cornella de Llobregat – a medium-sized city located on the Barcelona Metropolitan Area.

Why Waterplasma?

Assuring the supply of quality water is a major concern nowadays. Legislation is becoming  more stringent in the permissible dumping limits of highly toxic chemicals from industrial effluents.

During the last decades water treatment has become increasingly complex. Conventional techniques based on physico-chemical and biological processes are no longer effective, calling for the development of Advanced Oxidation Techniques to remove recalcitrant xenobiotics in compliance with the new legislation.