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BIOBOX Nitratos Torrent

Work begins on the new BIOBOX® Nitrate denitrification plant for the Calicanto water supply in Torrent.

Work has begun on the BIOBOX® Nitrates project for the construction of a new biological denitrification plant for the drinking water supply that provides drinking water to Calicanto de Torrent.

Last August, Torrent council awarded the project “Drafting and execution of the works for a DWTP to eliminate nitrates by biological treatment in the Horteta reservoir in the TM of Torrent” to the company Ingeniería de Obras Zaragoza S.L. / BIOBOX. The aim is to offer a service with guaranteed quality and continuity to the residents of the area.

Features of the compact plant for the removal of nitrates from drinking water: BIOBOX® Nitrates

This plant has been designed for a treatment capacity of 600,000 m3 /year. It has the option of being able to adapt to the variable water requirements of the residential area of Calicanto and Montelevante. BIOBOX® guarantees a quality supply of treated drinking water, which in this case is obtained through groundwater abstraction.

The only sources of supply in this area of the municipality are groundwater extraction, specifically from the Horteta I and Horteta II wells.

This project is proposed as a viable solution, both technically and economically, which will solve the problem of nitrate contamination of the water supply.

Guaranteed quality supply

The construction of a BIOBOX® Nitrates plant to treat a flow of 120 m3/hour by means of heterotrophic biological denitrification has begun. The expected nitrate input is 60-80 mg/l and the output after treatment is below 35 mg/l, lower than the limits established by Royal Decree 140/2003. In this case, in order to reduce the space occupied by the installation, the plant will be designed in skid format.

This action is part of the plan for the Promotion of Urban and Sustainable Civic Infrastructures (FICUS) of Torrent City Council.

Work is currently underway on the foundations of the building, together with the necessary water and electricity pipes.

Planta desnitrificación Calicanto , Torrent
1. Start of work on the BIOBOX® Nitrates plant in Torrent (Source: BIOBOX®)
Planta desnitrificación Calicanto , Torrent
2. Start of work on the BIOBOX® Nitrates plant in Torrent (Source: BIOBOX®)
Planta desnitrificación Calicanto , Torrent
3. Start of work on the BIOBOX® Nitrates plant in Torrent (Source: BIOBOX®)
Planta desnitrificación Calicanto , Torrent
4. Start of work on the BIOBOX® Nitrates plant in Torrent (Source: BIOBOX®)

If you want to know more about what the project consists of and the designed renders check out this article: https://biobox-water.com/en/2022/11/15/new-biobox-nitrate-project-in-torrent-valencia/

Also, media outside BIOBOX have published interesting news about this project. For example, the newspaper “El Levante-El Mercantil Valenciano”or the digital newspaper “Las Provincias”