José Fiscal to take first-hand cognizance of the LIFE ETAD project evolution

The Consejería de Medio Ambiente y Ordenación del Territorio de la Junta de Andalucía - Council of Environment and Territory of the Regional Government of Andalucía - participates, together with the University of Huelva and the company Sacyr Construcción, in the LIFE ETAD Project, which will allow the construction and implementation of a new water treatment plant for water deriving from acid mine drainage. (Read more).

 

European project to implement new purifying method of waters deriving from mines in Huelva

The European Commission approved the Life Etad Project (Ecological Treatment of Acid Drainage) LIFE12 ENV/ES/000250, whose goal is the development and implementation of a new method of water purification derived from mines. In this project, which counts on a 2.650.738 million Euros budget and an completion time till December 2017, participate the Consejería de Medio Ambiente y Ordenación del Territorio through Agencia de Medio Ambiente y Agua, Sacyr Construcción and the University of Huelva. (Read more).

 

European project commands new mine water purifying method in Andalucía

The European Commission approved the LIFE ETAD project (Ecological Treatment of Acid Drainage), which will allow the development of a new purifying method of water derived from mines in Andalucía, namely in the Iberian Pyrite Belt and the Odiel basin, that will also be implemented in other areas of Europe. (Read more).

 

Andalucía to participate in European project to purify waters derived from mines

The European Commission approved the LIFE ETAD project (Ecological Treatment of Acid Drainage), which will allow the development and implementation of a new purifying method of water derived from mines. (Read more).

 

Acid water as irrigation resource for citrus production

The result of that mining industry – there is presently an estimated 100 abandoned mines – is a countless number of slag heaps and pits, which are a serious environmental problem that reaches even Atlantic waters. The phenomenon, which took place for centuries, consists of acid mine drainage – AMD – which have never stopped being produced in those areas. This drainage consists of water that undergoes an alteration of its PH to acid levels which nullifies its potability. (Read more).

 

A UHU project to purify mine acid water for agricultural use

The University of Huelva (UHU) is committed to fulfil an optimisation project of those which are known as acid waters of the mining operations to convert them in an irrigation resource for vineyards and citrus production. Although the purification of mining discharges is not a new topic, the method that is to be applied through the Life-Etad project ensures environmental and economical sustainability. (Read more).

 

Ecology at the service of mining decontamination of rivers

The contamination of rivers, consequence of the mining activity that took place for years in the past in the surrounding areas, might have run its course, thanks to a new ecologic water treatment, that will be implemented for the first time in the basin of the Odiel river in Huelva. (Read more).

 

Cleaning mining contaminated rivers

A new system that can prove to be a weapon in the recovery of rivers with severe contamination levels caused by mining activity. The pioneering proposal is being tested in the Odiel basin. The work has been evolving thanks to the LIFE ETAD project, co-financed by the European Union, with the participation of the company Sacyr Construcción, in the quality of engagement partner, the Consejería de Medio Ambiente, through Agencia de Medio Ambiente y Agua and the University of Huelva. (Read more).

 

A new technique to purify river waters contaminated by the mining activity

The pioneering proposal is being tested in the Odiel basin and is evolving thanks to the LIFE ETAD project, co-financed by the European Union, with the participation of the company Sacyr Construcción, in the quality of engagement partner, the Consejería de Medio Ambiente, through Agencia de Medio Ambiente y Agua and the University of Huelva. (Read more).

 

Researchers of the University of Huelva to fight against waters contaminated by mining activity

Researchers of the University of Huelva and members of the Campus de Excelencia Internacional del Mar (cei·mar) – A teaching and research project in marine issues that gathers a number of Universities in Spain and in Portugal - are working in a pioneering project with the support of the LIFE ETAD project, co-financed by the European Union and partners as Sacyr Consrtucción, the Consejería de Medio Ambiente, through Agencia de Medio Ambiente y Agua. (Read more).

 

A new treatment technique for acid drainage water to be developed

The province of Huelva is the trial basis of an idea that can put an end to acid waters both natural and as contamination originated by mining activity. (Read more).

 

The Junta to participate in European project to purify mining waters

The Sacyr Construcción company and the University of Huelva are also promoting the LIFE ETAD project, with an investment of around 2.6 million Euros. (Read more).

 

Life Etad: European project for purifying waters deriving from mines

The European Commission approved the Life Etad Project (Ecological Treatment of Acid Drainage) LIFE12 ENV/ES/000250, whose goal is the development and implementation of a new method of water purification derived from mines. (Read more).

 

Project goal

Implement an optimized design of a passive treatment system for acid mine drainage process, in a kind of IPF mining location.

Demonstrate by building and launching a full-scale plant of passive treatment technology...(+) 

Project progress

 First works of the experimental treatment plant LIFE ETAD have already executed; they have consisted in transplanting of the protected species plants (Erica andevalensis) present in the plot and that could be affected by the execution of the works.

 


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