AQUACYCLE shares video clips of Training of trainers on project’s eco-innovative wastewater treatment system


The first clip was produced by Khoder Khalil from the Lebanese University team in the AQUACYCLE Partnership, and can be accessed through this link. The second clip, produced by Pedro Simon Andreu, Team Leader of ESAMUR in the AQUACYCLE Partnership, can be accessed through this link.


The Training of Trainers event paves the way to train a target of 180 wastewater treatment plant operators and technicians as well as researchers and university students from around the Mediterranean on AQUACYCLE's eco-innovative wastewater treatment system, abbreviated to the APOC system.

The first day of the training event, hosted by ESAMUR, covered presentations on the design, operation, and maintenance of the 3 components of the APOC system. These include an anaerobic digester, one or more constructed wetlands and a solar raceway pond reactor for the disinfection of the treated effluent. The training materials employed are publicly accessible on the e-training platform of the project.










The second day was devoted to a field visit

to the APOC pilot demonstration unit installed

at the Blanca wastewater treatment facility

in the Murcia Region of Spain.






A constructed wetland (below, left) and a solar raceway pond (below, right) were added to the existing anaerobic digester.











On the third day, the participants visited the solar research facilities at PSA-CIEMAT in the neighbouring province of Almeria.

Results of the analysis of the treated effluent from the APOC pilot demonstration unit were shared during the 8th project progress meeting which concluded the 3-day event.