Design of wastewater treatment systems in the wine industry

The WETWINE software

Simplicity and speed in evaluating the technical, economic and environmental impact of the WETWINE system

This tool simulates an approach to the optimal configuration of the WETWINE system, based on the specific characteristics of each winery, specifying their design and characteristics on the basis of the specific operating parameters of each user.

WETWINE System

Advantages of the WETWINE system compared to conventional technologies

WETWINE Technologies

(natural systems)

Conventional technologies

Energy Consumption

Low or zero

High

Chemical consumption

No required

High

Implementation and operation costs

Low

High

Operation and maintenance

Simple

Complex

Sludge management

Biosolids as a fertilizer in the same system

By authorized companies

Destination of treated effluents

Irrigation

Discharge

Environmental impact

Reduced, favouring the circular economy

Increased

Treatment times

Longer

Short

Area required

Large

Small

Suitable for discharge volumes

Low or medium

Large or very large

The WETWINE Project

WETWINE, a commitment to a waste recovery system based on natural technology

WETWINE, is an Interreg Sudoe Programme project co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund that operates in 12 wine regions and in which 8 partners from Spain, Portugal and France participate.

The WETWINE project is committed to a treatment and recovery system for wine production waste based on low-cost natural technology. WETWINE has validated a model for the management of wine effluents through constructed wetlands that allow both the treatment of wastewater for reuse as irrigation and the recovery of the resulting biosolids as a fertilizer.

 

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The WETWINE Project consists of organizations representing 3 countries in South-West Europe: France, Portugal and Spain