Technical Seminar of the LIFE ALCHEMIA Project

On 17th June 2021, an online seminar will be held to present the main results achieved in the LIFE ALCHEMIA project. The aim of this project is the removal of natural radioactivity in water for human consumption.

The coordinator of the LIFE ECOGRANULARWATER project and Head of the Integrated Water Cycle Service at the Provincial Council of Granada, Fco. Javier García Martínez, will also present the results of this project, which has the objective to eliminate nitrates and other pollutants from groundwater supplying human consumption.

The programme of the seminar is as follows:


09:00 – 09:30 | Openning ceremony

09:30 – 10:00 | The problem of natural radioactivity in Spain

Mr. Antonio Baeza Espasa. Technical Director of the Environmental Radioactivity Laboratory of the University of Extremadura.

10:00 – 10:30 | Legal requirements for groundwater treatment facilities

Ms Beatriz Robles Atienza. Technician of the Natural Radiation Area of the Nuclear Safety Council.

10:30 – 11:00 | Waste management NORM: water treatment plants.

Mr. Juan Carlos Mora Cañadas. CIEMAT Environment Department.

11:00 – 11:30 | Lessons learned in the elimination of natural radioactivity in small villages: the LIFE ALCHEMIA project

Mr. Francisco Javier Martínez Rodríguez. Hydraulic Infrastructure Service of the Public Works, Environment and Water Area of the Provincial Council of Almeria.

11:30 – 12:00 | Break

12:00 – 12:30 | Results of the LIFE ALCHEMIA project (ESTONIA). Simultaneous translation.

Ms Siiri Salupere. Researcher at the Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Tartu, Estonia.
Mr. Juri Bolobajev. Researcher at the Department of Materials and Environmental Technology, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia.

12:30 – 13:00 | Results of the LIFE ALCHEMIA project (SPAIN).

D. José Luis Casas López. Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Researcher at the Solar Energy Research Centre of the University of Almeria.


D. Francisco Javier García Martínez. Head of the Integrated Water Cycle Service at the Provincial Council of Granada.

13:30 – 14:00 | Roundtable discussion / Closing ceremony

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