CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION

Goal 6: Ensure access to water and sanitation for all

ODS Y LOMEDA

(http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/water-and-sanitation/)

By 2050, at least one in four people is likely to live in a country affected by chronic or recurring shortages of fresh water.

LOMEDA works to improve sanitation through its LADI device.

LOMEDA applies the techniques of photobiodepuration to obtain clean water, taking advantage of the capacities of the plants or photosynthetic organisms for the construction of Floating emergent macrophyte Treatment Wetlands (FTWs), which have considerably lower construction and operating costs than the of ‘traditional’ systems.

Wetlands are ecosystems of high ecological value where water purification is a fundamental process.

The creation of constructed wetlands provides a tool for the purification of wastewater generated by corporate buildings or tourist complexes, allowing its in situ reuse for different purposes and / or reducing its impact on the environment where it is located

For example: Swimming-pools’ water can be treated by an artificial wetland built in a closed loop, with lower energy requirements than systems with sand filters and chlorine, avoiding the need of eliminating water from sand filters washing process and the managemente of the chlorine.

The amortization of the investment in the FTW occurs in a very short period of time.