The loss of ecosystem biodiversity is causing more than economic impacts affecting human welfare. Today as never before, pollution climate change and biological invasions are major threats to our marine environment.
Galicia is home to one of the greatest marine ecosystems in the word as well as it is the European region with highest production of transformed sea products. This procedure requires high water consumption and therefore generates a large quantity of wastewater. In this sense and within the frame of the Life Seacan project, two biofilm-based technologies were developed (AGS and MBBR) in order to match the overall objective of the investigation: to reduce the environmental pressure exerted by fish canneries’ effluents in the marine ecosystem. Matching the goals stablished, the wastewater treatments developed, compared to conventional ones, demonstrated to be less space requiring in its implementation and more effective under unfavorable conditions, allowing, at the end, to meet the discharge limits imposed by legislation.
As a closure to this four-year investigation, two technical reports (Layman’s Report and Layman’s Report for Policy Makers) and a short video were elaborated and are now published and shared. Check them out for further information!