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The pilot plant of InSiTrate project is running to remove nitrate from groundwater

The first week of May was started up the pilot plant in Sant Andreu de Llavaneres

The insitu bioremediation pilot plant, which was started up on the first week of May, is located in Sant Andreu de Llavaneres (Maresme), in the final stretch of the stream, where nitrate contamination in groundwater is existing. This experimental system will demonstrate the feasibility of in situ bioremediation for nitrate removal to produce drinking water. The pilot plant consists of two organic matter injection wells, an extraction well and three wells to control the process. On the other hand, the system has an on-line nitrate sensor to monitor the quality of the water produced. The system will operate for one year in order to optimize the process and to evaluate it form the technical, economic and environmental point of view. This test will validate the technology at pilot scale and will determine the success of the project. InSiTrate project is co-financed by the European Union under the LIFE + program. Project partners are the Fundació CTM Centre Tecnològic (CTM), Amphos 21 Consulting SL and Catalana de Perforacions SA.