Water Reuse in the Agri-Food Industry

Water Reuse in the Agri-Food Industry

In the agri-food sector, water is an essential resource for the development of its productive activity. Water consumption in this industry represents approximately 1.8% of total water use in Europe. Therefore, saving and reusing water is becoming increasingly important. Companies generate large economic savings by giving a second life to their wastewater. On the one…

Nitrate contamination of water

How is water contaminated with nitrates?

Nitrates are inorganic chemical compounds that occur naturally in the environment. In fact, nitrogen is a vital nutrient that helps plants and crops grow by producing plant tissue and chlorophyll for photosynthesis among other functions. However, these natural cycles are affected by certain human activities (such as the use of fertilisers or manures) which lead…