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The LIFE LEACHLESS project (LIFE15 ENV/ES/000530) will promote water resources management actions in accordance with the Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC by enabling managers of landfills and waste treatment centres to achieve good qualitative and quantitative status of their effluents.

Large amounts of leachates are generated in Europe and, because of their composition, having a high pollution load. The LEACHLESS project proposes a treatment model that will be carried out “in-situ” using a cost-effective novel technology that combines solar evaporation/condensation plus forward osmosis. The prototype will be powered by renewable energies (solar energy, biomass and residual heat), which will minimise the carbon footprint of the process.

The final effluent quality will be very high, allowing reuse (preferred) or discharge into watercourses. In the particular case of this project, the final effluents will be reused for cleaning and gardening purposes. A minority semi-solid residual stream will be also generated in the process. Due to its special composition (rich in metals and inorganic elements), this stream will be valorised in ceramic industries to improve the final products characteristics.

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If you represent a facility where leachates are generated or a ceramic company, LIFE LEACHLESS invites you to participate as an observer in the different stages of the project. To do this, please complete the corresponding questionnaire (it will not take you more than 2 minutes).

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LIFE LEACHLESS participates in THESSALONIKI 2021 Conference

The 8th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management THESSALONIKI 2021 was held from June 23-26. The conference, which was originally scheduled for summer 2020, had to be postponed to 2021, due to the global pandemic caused by COVID-19. However, this...

LIFE LEACHLESS project receives visit from monitoring expert

Last May 19th, on the occasion of the 5th monitoring meeting of the LIFE LEACHLESS project, the consortium received the visit of Neemo's monitoring expert (Ms. Cristina Vicente). During the visit, the monitoring expert was able to observe first-hand the operation of...

The demonstration plant of the LIFE LEACHLESS project starts operation

The assembly and installation of the of the LIFE LECHALESS project demonstration plant at the Zonzamas Environmental Complex (Lanzarote) was completed at the beginning of 2021. The plant consists of 3 containers, on the roof of which the solar collectors are...

LIFE LEACHLESS project welcomes the main actors of the demonstration in Lanzarote

On 22 October 2020 a meeting was held at the Zonzamas Environmental Complex (Lanzarote) between members of the regional government (Área de Residuos del Excmo. Cabildo de Lanzarote), managers of Environmental Complex and representatives of LIFE LECHALESS project...

LIFE LEACHLESS in the final event of LIFE METHAMORPHOSIS

The final event of the LIFE METHAMORPHOSIS project was held on 29 September. This project, led by Aqualia, has implemented a series of innovative technologies in the field of the environment and climate change to provide a solution for the treatment of waste water and...

Barcelona hosts the “LIFE Waste-Water Treatment Platform Meeting”

The LIFE LEACHLESS project has participated in the “LIFE Waste-Water Treatment Platform Meeting”, in Barcelona (Spain), on 29 and 30 January 2020. The Urban Waste Water Treatment (UWWT) Directive is one of the oldest pieces of EU legislation. Many Member States are...