According to Wikipedia

A bio-based material is a material intentionally made from substances derived from living (or once-living) organisms. These materials are sometimes referred to as biomaterials, but this word also has another meaning. Strictly the definition could include many common materials such as wood and leather, but it typically refers to modern materials that have undergone more extensive processing. Unprocessed materials may be called biotic material. Bio-based materials or biomaterials fall under the broader category of bioproducts or bio-based products which includes materials, chemicals and energy derived from renewable biological resources.

Bio-based materials are often biodegradable, but this is not always the case.


The ORGASORB inside™ biosourced material is an adsorbent mat composed of two organic materials, two by-products from the flax sector and forestry.

1. The short fiber of flax as a mechanical substrate allows to increase the contact surface of the adsorbent Media as well as being very resistant to changes in pH, pressure or breaking forces;

2. Bioactivated tree bark is the mesoporous adsorbent medium, which has multiple combined adsorbent properties allowing the capture of almost all cations, metalloids, radionuclides, phytosanitary products and some drugs.

ORGASORB inside™ is 100% ORGANIC, completely inert and has no toxicity to living beings or the environment.

As seen above, we manufacture the ORGASORB inside™ biosourced material mat from two (2) by-products, which others see as waste:

1) The short flax fiber that is discarded when processing long flax fibers for the textile industry;

2) The bark of trees that the mountains manage as solid waste. Forest management comes from the largest artificial forest in Europe, with trees that usually have a life expectancy of 30 years.

According to Wikipedia

A by-product or byproduct is a secondary product derived from a production process, manufacturing process or chemical reaction; it is not the primary product or service being produced.

A by-product can be useful and marketable or it can be considered waste.”



ORGASORB inside™ biomaterial is an adsorbent mat composed of two by-products from the flax industry and forestry.

Many times this by-product is not sought after or desired, and many times in the history of the industry they have been neglected and not used to include them in other production processes, but with creativity it is possible to take good advantage of the by-products that industries generate today.

Above all, observing social insights and the ecological trend and the re-use of materials, we investigate and unite different industries, with apparently nothing in common, so that they share and value by-products of some of them in products for the others.

With ORGASORB water, we always bet on Win-Win Strategies.

Finally, it was designed to comply with the European Circular Economy Directive.

Spain Circular 2030

Circular Andalusian Bioeconomy (PDF)

See its composition of by-products above or its manufacturing here.

The European Union Bioeconomy Strategy was adopted in 2012 with the aim of:

Promote the development and production of renewable biological resources to produce safe and healthy food and feed, as well as materials, energy and other products, given the prospects of a world population close to 9,000 million people by the year 2050 and finite natural resources ”.

The Strategy has research and innovation at its core, formulates a coherent, intersectoral and interdisciplinary approach and pursues a more innovative economy with low emissions that reconciles the demands of sustainable management of the agricultural and fishing sectors, food security and sustainable use. of renewable biological resources for industrial purposes, while ensuring biodiversity and environmental protection.

Through the European Bioeconomy Strategy of 2012, the EU sought an evolution towards a post-oil economy through the transition from a society based on the use of fossil fuels to a renewable biological type.

Plan de Acción de Economía Circular (RETEMA)

↳ Directiva Europea de la Economía Circular. (2012)

Spain Circular 2030

Circular Andalusian Bioeconomy (PDF)

Thanks to physics, chemistry and materials science, there are thousands of ways to combine materials, including those of organic origin, in a plant fiber rug.

ORGASORB inside™ also offers cooperation programs for R&D to develop new techniques using biofilter and/or adsorbent biomaterials in order to offer eco-friendly and circular solutions fostering circular applications for helping  polluting activities to stop or mitigate their environmental pollution.

↳ Read more about our Cooperation Program.



Waste characterization is the activity that consists of determining the composition of a waste in different fractions. Through these, we will be able to know in detail what is being deposited to the borrower in charge of its transformation or final disposal.

Depending on the characterization of the treated effluent, our team can advise you on identifying its type and composition according to local regulations.

Through characterization work (classification, selection, separation and weighing of materials) our local partner – a professional in waste management – obtains information about the composition and improper levels of the collected waste, as the first element that sheds light on possible actions of improvement at the level of awareness, change of collection model or type of management to be carried out.

However, the used cartridge is removed from the filter and can have several outlets:

  • Landfill as compostable organic material
  • Landfill as BioChar
  • Cremation at Clunker (cemetery)
  • Carbonization by pyrolysis (anaerobic process) | see more here
  • Cryogenics and micropulverization
    Transformation and Revaluation of mining waste | see more here

The final disposal consists of following the solid waste treatment.

According to the characterization of the ORGASORB inside waste, we offer waste biomass treatment services in;

✓ Composting in landfill

✓ Transformation into Biochar by pyrolysis.

✓ Reuse of BIochar in biodigesters

✓ Use of Biochar in the extraction of metals of interest

✓ Final disposal in landfills

✓ Cryogenics and vitrification

Biochar (de origen inglés, a partir de bio- y charcoal, “carbón vegetal”; también llamado ‘biocarbón’ en español) es el nombre que recibe el carbón vegetal cuando es empleado como enmienda para el suelo. Es decir, es biomasa de origen vegetal procesada por medio de la pirólisis.

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Pyrolysis (from the Greek pyro, ‘fire’ and lysis, ‘break’) is the chemical decomposition of organic matter and all kinds of materials, except metals and glasses, caused by heating to high temperatures in the absence of oxygen (and any halogen). It involves simultaneous changes in chemical composition and physical state, which are irreversible. In this case, it does not produce dioxins or furans.

In vacuum pyrolysis, organic material is heated in a vacuum to lower the boiling point and prevent adverse chemical reactions.

Pyrolysis can also be used as a form of thermal treatment to reduce waste volume and produce fuel as by-products.

Pyrolysis (from the Greek pyro, ‘fire’ and lysis, ‘break’) is the chemical decomposition of organic matter and all kinds of materials, except metals and glasses, caused by heating to high temperatures in the absence of oxygen (and any halogen). It involves simultaneous changes in chemical composition and physical state, which are irreversible. In this case, it does not produce dioxins or furans.

In vacuum pyrolysis, organic material is heated in a vacuum to lower the boiling point and prevent adverse chemical reactions.

Pyrolysis can also be used as a form of thermal treatment to oxyde, reduce waste volume and produce fuel as by-products.

Due to its anaerobic process, and lower temperature than incineration, Pyrolysis prevents the combustion and release of pollutants into the atmosphere.

Furthermore, we can transform ORGASORB inside waste into a new raw material ready to use for other filtration process or any industrial application, always considering its waste characterization.

BioChar is the cleanest way to transform waste biomass into a usable product because we can reintroduce it;

✓ in composting in landfills;

✓ in biodigesters or with activated sludge (primary water treatment);

✓ in chemical processes to extract the metals of interest.

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In any case, we have conceived the 100% vegetable rug so that it is cheaper to eliminate, easier to transform or reuse in a simple way.

The final disposal consists of following the solid waste treatment.

According to the characterization of the ORGASORB inside waste, we offer waste biomass treatment services in;

✓ Raw composting in landfills.

✓ Transformation into Biochar and composting;

✓ Reuse of BIochar in biodigesters (biogas or active sludge from primary wastewater treatment);

✓ Use of Biochar in the extraction of metals of interest;

✓ Final disposal in landfills;

✓ Cryogenics and micropulverization;

✓ Incineration in a clunker or suitable incinerator.

The final layout of the ORGASORB inside mat was the third sustainability goal when the team eco-designed it.

In conclusion, those contaminants are sequestered in an organic material – carbon – facilitating its transformation or its availability for possible recovery according to interest/value.



The ORGASORB inside biofilters are adsorbent and are dedicated to polishing the water.

For this reason, we always place them at the end of the water lines, as a TERTIARY TREATMENT.

By generic adsorption (cation exchange and chelation), the INTENSIVE ORGASORB water biofiltration solution results in optimal efficiency from:

✓ turbidity <30NTU | <10 NTU for reuse

✓ temperature <50°C

✓ 4 < pH < 11

✓ Salinity <12mg/L

✓ a contact time calculated according to the exact efficiency required for the purpose of water use.

Therefore, who can more, can less.

Contact our engineers for the correct dimensioning of your ORGASORB water module.

Chelation is a type of bonding of ions and molecules to metal ions. It involves the formation or presence of two or more separate coordinate bonds between a polydentate (multiple bonded) ligand and a single central metal atom.[1][2] These ligands are called chelants, chelators, chelating agents, or sequestering agents.

This Chemisorption is achieved usually by organic compounds,. ORGASORB inside mat is also a chelating agent (pesticids, drugs etc).

We can also combine o mix it to make relevants and personnalized multimedia intensive biofilters.

Read further on the other solutions that can be combined with our ORGASORB water solution.

Ion exchange is a physical process where basically ions (cations + or anions -) remain attached to functional groups on the surface of a solid.

This physisorption is achieved through the use of adsorbent materials such as resins, zeolites, or the ORGASORB inside mat.

We can also combine o mix it to make relevants and personnalized multimedia intensive biofilters.

Read further on the other solutions that can be combined with our ORGASORB water solution.

  1. Las resinas de intercambio iónico cuentan con la capacidad de eliminar iones selectivamente, por medio del fenómeno explicado anteriormente, y posteriormente cederlos a una solución fuerte de regenerante. Estos cationes indeseables – metales pesados, nobles o metaloides – presentes en las aguas normalmente son intercambiados por sodio, hidrogeno y otro tipo de iones que se encuentran presentes en estas resinas.Las nuevas resinas de intercambio iónico, con fin de sustituir a las originales (zeolitas), surgiendo así resinas sintéticas como el estireno y divinil-benceno (DVB).
    Estas nuevas resinas son básicamente polímeros insolubles a los cuales se añaden grupos básicos o ácidos mediante reacciones químicas. La adición de estos grupos permite al polímero o le da la característica de poder realizar un intercambio reversible con los iones que se encuentren presentes en una disolución.
    La figura 1 muestra los dos tipos de resinas utilizadas, sintéticas (polímeros) y naturales (zeolita).
    Estas resinas son reutilizables, lavándolas con una solución de sal común para eliminar calcio y magnesio, restaurando la condición original de la resina.
    Debido a la eficiencia en la fijación de cierto tipo de iones contaminantes, este procedimiento se ha implementado en los últimos años como una alternativa importante en el campo del tratamiento de aguas residuales.
  2. Las Zeolitas: Inicialmente utilizadas en los procesos de intercambio iónico, las zeolitas – minerales naturales adsorbentes -, las cuales siguen poniendo limites en cuanto a las aplicaciones que se pudieran dar a este tipo de procesos por su capacidad de adsorción baja.
  1. Ion exchange resins have the ability to selectively remove ions, by means of the phenomenon explained above, and subsequently transfer them to a strong regenerant solution.
    The new ion exchange resins, in order to replace the original ones (zeolites), thus giving rise to synthetic resins such as styrene and divinyl-benzene (DVB).
    These new resins are basically insoluble polymers to which basic or acid groups are added through chemical reactions.
    These resins are reusable, washing them with a common salt solution to remove calcium and magnesium, restoring the original condition of the resin but generating a highly charged and polluting effluent.
  2. Zeolites: Initially used in ion exchange processes, zeolites – adsorbent natural minerals -, which continue to limit the applications that could be given to this type of process due to their low adsorption capacity.
  3. Reverse Osmosis filtration is a process in which a balance is generated between the molecules present in a solvent, which are capable of passing through a permeable membrane – with pores of a size of 0.0001µ – in order to dilute a solution. more concentrated. In wastewater treatment, the contaminated effluent is brought into contact with a membrane at a pressure higher than the osmotic pressure of the solution. Under these conditions, water with a very small amount of contaminants passes through a membrane. Dissolved contaminants concentrate in the wastewater compartment, the reject water or concentrate which can reach 50% of the supply water. This concentrate, which is possibly a fraction of the total volume of wastewater to be treated, is discharged and generates some pollution if it is not decontaminated for recycling. In return. purified water is obtained in the other compartment. Figure 3 represents three types of osmosis system, the first refers to direct osmosis, the second represents the equilibrium condition and the third represents when a pressure higher than the osmotic pressure is applied.In practice, the wastewater flows at high pressure through internal tubes, which belong to the tubular configuration systems used in this process, made up of semi-permeable materials that withstand high pressures; The purified water is separated in the outer tube which is made of common materials and is at atmospheric pressure.
  4. Chemical Oxidation by chlorination and/or ozonation: Chemical oxidation is a process in which the oxidation state of an atom is increased. The atom being oxidized can be in the elemental form or in a substance as a molecule or as an ion. Within the chemical oxidation processes are chlorination and ozonation, which are the best known for their efficiency in this field of water treatment. The chlorination process is widely used in the treatment of both industrial and urban effluents. Among the applications at the industrial level are the treatment of discharges from petrochemical industries, textile pharmaceuticals, sugar cane plants, among others. Among the objectives of the chlorination process are the oxidation of certain metallic ions (for example, from ferrous to ferric), the oxidation of cyanides to innocuous products, the elimination of colors and odors, the reduction of biological oxygen demand (BOD) and the Last and most important due to its properties (speaking of chlorine) is the disinfection caused thanks to the strong oxidation capacity that inhibits the growth of algae and bacteria in the water. As we have seen, chlorine is or was the most widely used reagent for oxidation purposes, but due to organoleptic drawbacks and the growing complexity of its use due to interferences caused by other substances in the water, the ozonization process has taken more strength. Ozone, unlike other types of oxidizing reagents, has the advantage of destroying micro-pollutants, improving flavors and odors and removing color. Among the factors that have made ozone very popular as an oxidizing compound is that it easily facilitates unsaturated organic products found in water, tends to eliminate the formation of foam in wastewater, breaks and oxidizes rings aromatic and last and most important is that after its oxidation reactions, ozone becomes oxygen in the water, unlike other oxidants such as chlorine that only remain as a contaminant in them.
  5. Adsorption on activated carbon: Activated carbon is a term that covers a very wide range of amorphous carbonaceous materials which have high levels of porosity and an extended surface area. These activated carbons can be obtained by either rapid or partial pyrolysis of a large number of carbonaceous materials or substances. As mentioned above, carbonaceous raw materials such as wood, lignin, coal and walnut shells are among the preparation materials for carbons. Activated carbon also, thanks to the aforementioned properties, is a unique material in terms of adsorption of liquids and gases, which gives it a privileged place in terms of producing clean environments that involves water purification processes and separation and purification in the chemical industries. Regarding the treatment of wastewater, adsorption by activated carbon is used when the effluent contains toxic organic compounds that can prevent biological purification (biodegradation), in addition, activated carbon, as mentioned above, has a high internal surface (between 500 and 1500 m2/ g) and presents a great variety of functional groups in its organization that help and make it ideal for the adsorption process. Activated carbon also, thanks to its graphite structure, can store elements such as oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen in its vertices and edges. Within the range of adsorbents that exist (silica gel, alumina, activated carbon, etc.), activated carbon is usually the most used thanks to its high adsorption capacity for low molecular weight polluting organic compounds such as phenol. Some of the contaminating compounds of water effectively eliminated by activated carbons are presented in table 2 described by the author Oscar Martínez.
    Recently, the activated carbons that have been used more deeply in the water treatment industry have been granular and powdered, this in order to eliminate odors and taste is that they can produce certain contaminants. One of the advantages of activated carbons over other treatment methods is the power they present for reuse, this, as John Happel mentions, is achieved by strongly heating the carbon in the presence of steam in ovens designed for this purpose. After this, the carbon can be returned to its work either in adsorption columns or other means. Going into detail about the coal reactivation process, it is achieved by means of temperatures of up to 930ºC in multiple hearth furnaces or rotary kilns, allowing the reactivation of the coal up to 30 times. The phenomenon that explains the capacity of “cleaning”, desorption or reactivation of carbons is explained by Walter J. Weber where in the type of physical adsorption, the adsorbed molecule is not fixed in a specific place on the surface, which allows it to be free and move within the interface, since the adsorption of most organic substances in the water with activated carbon is considered to be of a physical nature. When the adsorbate undergoes a chemical interaction with the adsorbent, the phenomenon is known as chemical adsorption, active adsorption, or simply chemisorption. In the case of chemisorption, the adsorption energies are high, on the order of those of a chemical bond, because the adsorbate breaks and forms strong bonds located in the active centers of the adsorbent. In most adsorption phenomena these two phenomena usually occur, where in fact there is a level of difficulty in distinguishing between chemical and physical adsorption. In the case of carbon, the force used by the atoms on its surface to capture other atoms is known as the London force and is one of the types of van der Waals forces capable of retaining one more atom but not so strong as to form irreversible bonds. In the adsorption process, the elimination percentages depend fundamentally on the contact time between the residual water and the activated carbon. In physical adsorption studies, the most relevant experimental information is presented in the form of the adsorption isotherm, which is a graph of the equilibrium quantities adsorbed against the relative pressure or more precisely the equilibrium ratio between adsorbent and adsorbate. It is necessary not to focus on the adsorption results thrown by the computer equipment, instead it is preferable to use the manual points and the knowledge of the adsorption processes to carry out the isotherm.

  6. Generic adsorption by ORGASORB inside mat. 100% vegetable mat, its implementation is very similar to activated carbon filtration but the fluid mechanics responds more to membrane purification work than to granular media (resin or activated carbon). Regarding its adsorption, it combines physisorption by cation exchange (radionuclides, metals and metalloids) and chemisorption by chelation [H+] (complex organic molecules such as pesticides, herbicides and some drugs). That is why we decided to speak of generic adsorption for capturing in an inert and irreversible way a wide spectrum of dissolved contaminants. Its plant composition allows for an eco-responsible transformation or final disposal as well as being an adsorbent medium from a CO2 sink, the largest artificial forest in Europe. In short, it works with a higher efficiency, spectrum and adsorption capacity than activated carbon while it did not receive any treatment with a contaminant footprint:



It is an analysis method whose objective is to study the relationships between physical properties and composition of the water sample to establish interactions between chemical components. .

Manual de análisis FQ

You will need:

✓ Deliver some initial analyzes with project preliminary informations.

✓ A LABTEST ORGASORB BXX Kit | You can buy here
✓ An accredited laboratory – see here.
✓ Your water samples. | in a suitable sealed container of 500ml mini.

The ORGASORB water LABTEST Kit is a set of filters, tools with an adsorption column ready for physical-chemical analyzes with our accredited laboratory.

With your LABTEST Kit, transfer your water samples to a standard format so that all teams can understand the results obtained by mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) with good ORGASORB water practices.

The ORGASORB water LABTEST Kit offers tests with a BXX set of the 6 types of ORGASORB inside.

Analytics provide timely information.

They only indicate the quality of the water at the time of sampling, a snapshot of its quality.

To detect a possible degradation of the same, the analyzes must be repeated regularly.

– This work only provides information on the state of the water; it is still necessary to be able to treat it.
– The study of faecal indicators associated with the count of viable bacteria is a sensitive but slow method. It requires a laboratory equipped to carry out bacteriological cultures and trained personnel. The minimum period for obtaining results is 3 days.
Sampling conditions can play an important role in the results, and can be falsified if the sampling and analysis are not carried out correctly.
– The quality of the water can deteriorate in the network or between the source and the point of use by the consumer.

Therefore, a single measurement at the source may be insufficient if the water is not kept in good condition.


The shortest time should elapse between extraction and arrival at the laboratory, and during that time it should be kept between 4 and 10 ºC.

Otherwise, qualitative and quantitative modifications of the bacterial flora or metabolization of dissolved metals and salts take place.


All the laboratories that you can see here have a mass spectrum or ICP MS and are accredited by the National Authority and by our Quality Department for having received training on the good practices of the LABTEST kit of ORGASORB inside assays.

They can analyze at the beginning for the LABTEST kit-tests and then for the quality control of the waters treated by the ORGASORB water solutions.

Mass spectrometry allows the concentration of each element or molecule to be measured by parts per billion (ppb).

Mass spectra are obtained by converting the components of a sample into gaseous ions, which move rapidly in the presence of a magnetic field and separate based on their mass/charge ratio.

A mass spectrometer is a device used to separate ions within a sample that have different charge/mass ratios. The mixture can be made up of different isotopes of the same substance or of different chemical elements.

A mass spectrum (Figure 1) represents the relative abundance of the different ions as a function of their mass/charge ratio (m/z). Mass spectrometry is a very powerful and widely applicable analytical tool. Mass spectra provide information on the structure of complex molecular species, the isotopic ratios of atoms in samples, and the qualitative and quantitative composition of organic and inorganic analytes in the sample.

For a fixed value of the speed and the magnetic field module, the lower the ratio m/q, the smaller the radius of curvature ρ of the path described by the ions, and therefore their path will be more deflected.

If the sample is made up of isotopes of the same element, they will all have the same charge, but the heavier ones will deflect less.

Therefore, ion beams with different charge/mass ratios will reach different points on a detector, and the relative abundance of each type is determined based on the intensity of the signals they leave behind.

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ORGASORB water solve water quality  concerns removing dissolved pollutants solidifying them into a 100% biodegradable/transformable mat implemented into an INTENSIVE adsorbent filtration media.


ORGASORB water solutions enables your waterline to:

Water Footprint: 1) Capture dissolved pollutants without any secondary effluents. 2) CAPEX+OPEX Costs downsizing for water reuse/recycle/reclaim puprposes.

✓ Capture dissolved pollutants into a biodegradable or transformable waste.

Remove trace elements (ppm).

Capture pollutants (10%/kg mass) into a biodegradable/transformable adsorbent filtration media.

✓ CARBON FOOTPRINT | 1) Do not require energy into its genuine adsorption process. 2) Lower footprint than carbon activated (it has not been carbonized). 3) Made of flax and bark of trees byproduct. 4) Eligible to carbon bonds.

✓ Eligible to carbon bonds.

✓ Generic Adsorbent. Remove a large spectrum of dissolved pollutants (cations, radionucleids, pesticids, drugs and more to discover).

✓ Recover the captured dissolved metals.

✓ VERSATILE, JUST combine various selected adsorbent media to implement a personnalized multi media INTENSIVE adsorbent filter.

✓ Easy to implement, just upgrade your waterline with OSB biosorbent modules.

ORGASORB water offers a UNIQUE solution:

  • Intensive tertiary water treatment based on Nature with adsorbent biomaterials.
  • modular
  • turnkey & manufactured locally
  • with real-time water quality measurement (MONIWATER)
  • compatible with the circular economy to improve its water and carbon footprint
  • facilitating the reuse of water due to its simplicity
  • Generating productive savings.

We upgrade any waterline with our engineered biosorbent filtering modules saving costs reaching higher quality in an easier manner.

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You will need to make a full physicochemical analyses (at ppb):

✓ Deliver some initial analyzes with project preliminary informations.

✓ An ORGASORB BXX LABTEST Kit | You can buy here
✓ PC Analyse Service of an accredited laboratory – see here.
✓ Your recent water samples. | in a suitable sealed container of 500ml mini.

ORGASORB water solutions engineered adsoprtion modules made of biosorbent biobased materials on top of conventional techniques to reach the required quality of water by standards or by the final use (reused, reclaim, recycled).

And we equip this add-on tertiary water treatment with ther REAL TIME MONIWATER to anticipate and plan maintenance operations and control in accurate way the quality of the produced water responsibly. #GoDigital

ORGASORB inside biofilters are the products that ORGASORB water engineering enables to optimize the performance and consumption of the former.

The volume of ORGASORB inside biosorbent is key in the solution by sequestering a wide range of dissolved contaminants.

We dimension the volume of the module according to the results obtained by analysis in the Laboratory.

We design bed volumes with the adsorbent mass – the ORGASORB inside biofilters – according to the flow and quality requirements of the Client.

ORGASORB water solutions are UNIQUE for:

A Nature based Solution than enable your waterline to reach a better produced water in an easier way at a lower cost.

Delivering high level of performance capturing dissolved pollutants into an INTENSIVE adsorbent module (COMPACT).

Full biobased adsorbent module. It wastes byproduct ressources to capture and store pollutants, for some, ready to transform.

Wasted biobased material can be transformed reducing its final disposal costs.

✓ Our biosorbent media can have a second life as activated carbon filtration media.

✓ For metals adsorbed, we can recover them easier for being trapped into a 100% carbon media.

✓ being a rare engineered solution that enable water reclaim eco-friendly and safe impacting >10 ODS.

Solving an ecotoxicity problem at lower costs in a lasting, sustainable way to enhance water quality ready to recycle or to be reclaimed.

We managed to impact up to 12 Sustainable Development Goals by facilitating the recycling, reuse or increase in the quality of available water.

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