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After two consecutive years of intense drought in Spain, expectations regarding the grape harvest have been reduced significantly. In the current year, rainfall levels have been much lower than those we were used to during the past decade, and there are no expectations of improvement for the following months. Due to the lack of rainfall, […]

What do superbugs represent in industrial wastewater treatment?

Enlarged photo of a Campylobacter, used to illustrate the publication on superbugs in wastewater treatment.

There has been a debate about superbugs for some time. More recently, a published scientific article has appeared on how biological wastewater treatments can promote the development of superpathogens (a broader group that includes viruses among others). It is necessary to clarify some questions and at Amapex we want to analyze the potential repercussions that […]

What can we learn from the latest IPCC report on climate change?

Cover of the IPCC 2021 Report on Climate Change presented by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change presented in August 2021.

Strong are the conclusions of the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that urges Spanish administrations and economic sectors to tackle, in the coming years, a profound economic, social and political transformation to avoid the worst effects of global warming. In this latest special report entitled “Global Warming of 1.5”, highlights […]

Audit and analysis of industrial wastewater with Biotechnology

Picture of an industrial wastewater treatment plant where water samples will be taken for analysis to apply AMAPEX solution.

The demands and limits of discharges in terms of industrial wastewater are increasingly strict, forcing companies to undertake water analysis, to be able to decide the best water treatments that help eliminate – in the best of cases – or reduce the presence of polluting chemicals used in their activities. Until now, conventional wastewater treatments […]

Bioremediation of soils contaminated by hydrocarbons

Reference image on the bioremediation of hydrocarbon contaminated soil. Soil in which a plant is starting to grow.

Since the beginning of the agrarian revolution and later the industrial revolution, continental soils have been the most damaged. Industrial activity, being an activity of transformation of raw materials into manufactured materials, generates waste that can potentially harm nature. Although industrial activity is not the only one responsible for soil degradation, it is the most […]

Sludge disposal from water treatment plant applying AMAPEX solution

Microscopio utilizado para analizar las aguas residuales en el tratamiento de fanog

Reduction and compaction of sludge in a wastewater treatment plant using biotechnology. In the treatment of industrial wastewater, large amounts of sludge are generated as a result, requiring its extraction to be treated or that can be used as composting. In most industrial wastewater treatment plants (WWTP), the formation and treatment of this sludge is […]

Enzymatic wastewater treatment

Enzymatic wastewater treatment

The huge amount of pollutants from industrial activities represents a threat to the ecological and environmental balance. Chlorinated organic compounds, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, pesticides, dioxins, industrial dyes, and other xenobiotics are among the most significant industrial pollutants. A great variety of these xenobiotics are substrates for different types of enzymes, consequently, susceptible to enzymatic transformation. […]