We are glad to announce that the Bilbao-Bizkaia Water Consortium (Consorcio de Aguas de Bilbao-Bizkaia) has decided to contribute in the promotion of this conference with a Sponsorship. They have also been very kind to present a paper and to promote the event with a guided tour through their Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) located in Galindo. Thank you guys!
The Consorcio de Aguas de Bilbao - Bizkaia (in short, Consorcio) is a publicly owned utility company. It was founded in 1967, to guarantee water supplies to the area known as Greater Bilbao. This district was formed by 19 municipalities and was, at that time, undergoing substantial growth.
The Consorcio has been working hard to abate odours in their WWTP located close to Bilbao. They have a massive array of scrubbers abating 212.000 m3/h of odorous air in the pretreatment building and a three-storey biofilter with inert packaging treating 140.000 m3/h of air from the sludge treatment building. They have also made a bunch of olfactometric studies and have succesfully applied Computational Fluid Dynamics to study the distribution of the foul air around the plant and to confine it inside buildings.