Industrial environment R&D











The objective of this line of research at AIJU is to continue to develop a series of activities that can assess different fractions of industrial waste generated in the productive process of industries in the sector and in the industrial fabric of the area, and whose current destination is to end up in security landfills. One of the possible applications has to do with using said residual fractions as part of the materials used to treat pollutants in wastewater generated by companies in the sector and by other related or similar companies. This is a consolidated line of action which is already offering services to technical and legal consultancy companies, regarding the appropriate management of waste (hazardous and non-hazardous), and the optimisation of their wastewater treatment systems, in order to comply with the discharge parameters established in the pertinent legislation (municipal regulations, water laws…) in order to obtain competitive and sustainable productive processes.

Firstly, we have set up testing protocols for the adsorption capacities, both static and dynamic, of a series of commercial materials. We have also processed different industrial waste to obtain materials with high pollutant adsorption capacities in wastewater. We are currently in the process of optimising the method by which adsorbing materials are obtained from industrial waste, and we are going to characterise and then compare them with commercial waste. We also intend to begin the study to increase the dehydration of the sludge obtained during the wastewater treatment processes used by companies in the industrial fabric of the area.


  • Recovery of the generated industrial waste, increasing the efficiency of the productive processes themselves.
  • Reduce waste management costs.
  • Optimise conventional wastewater treatment systems, reducing their operating cost.
  • Ensure legal compliance with the applicable environmental requirements.
  • Transfer to the companies in the sector and other related and similar companies, the potential of its use in their productive processes, with the associated economic, social and environmental advantages.

IVACE PROGRAMME: GVA line to boost the capacity and activity of AIJU in order to develop excellence in R&D, disseminating the results of the research carried out and facilitating and driving the transfer of knowledge to companies in the Community of Valencia.

  • Start date: January 2019
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Status: Work in progress