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1ª technical visit “wetwall” prototype

New 07/03/2018
Summary
The first technical visit to the prototype WETWALL Barcelona was held on January 16, 2018 and was attended by representants of the UPC, UPF, ICSURO and doctoral students.
 

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In the face of future threats due the reduction of land availability and the exponential growth of the population, nature-based solutions (NBS), such as green walls, which can occupy vertical spaces for the treatment of greywater, can represent a sustainable strategy to climate change mitigation.

 

In this sense, WETWALL is a design concept of green façade for the treatment of greywaters. The concept integrates the circular economy principles, through the reuse of sub-products from different production chains, as filter substrates. The concept is being developed by the PhD student Joana América Castellar da Cunha in association with the UNESCO Chair of Sustainability – Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), Aarhus University (AU), University and the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPQ-Brazil).

The development of the prototype had the collaboration of companies and institutions such as Aldrufeu and associats, YTONG, EIXVERD and Catalan Institute of Cork (ICSURO) that, respectively, donated the plants and substrates.

The first technical visit to the prototype WETWALL Barcelona was held on January 16, 2018 and was attended by representants of the UPC, UPF, ICSURO and doctoral students. The main objective of the technical visit was to present the innovations proposed by the doctoral thesis which regards the design of WETWALL prototype for grey water treatment.

The validation of Barcelona`s prototype is currently being followed up. In addition, plans are being prepared for the construction of a second prototype in Cordoniu in association with the ECORKWASTE project.

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