The CALAGUA research group, formed by personnel from the Research Institute of Water and Environmental Engineering the Polytechnic University of Valencia and the Department of Chemical Engineering of the University of Valencia, has twenty years’ experience in studying the whole range of biological, physical and chemical processes involved in WWTPs.


CALAGUA projects are financed by national and regional entities. CALAGUA also participates in programs such as LIFE and CLIMATE KIC. The CALAGUA group also coordinates the Action Group Water Circle within the EIP Water initiative and the Innovation Deal "Sustainable Waste Water Treatment Combining Anaerobic Membrane Technology (AnMBR) and Water Reuse"
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CALAGUA has laboratories at both the University of Valencia (Burjassot Campus) and the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Vera Campus). Within the Conca del Carraixet WWTP in Alboraya (Valencia), CALAGUA operates a series of pilot plants treating urban wastewater under actual operating conditions.

Áreas de investigación


Discover the ten research areas our activities are divided into. You will find the traditional wastewater treatments as well as study fields in the more novel systems or those designed to conform to the latest EU and international directives.

lodif BioControl


LoDif BioControl is a digital platform for the implementation of WWTP control systems in simple steps. The platform has been successfully used in more than 30 Spanish WWTPs, giving satisfactory operating results and significant power savings.

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We have wide experience in teaching specific training courses in our different research fields, software and hardware. We give successful training in these specialised skills and tools to wastewater treatment professionals.

CALAGUA software, devices and the services offered by its team of professionals are available to respond to all your needs.

>Software and devices: Desass 7.1 WWTP Simulator, BioCalibra and LodifBioControl.

>Consulting: WWTP Design & Optimisation, Control, Monitoring and Technical Assistance.

>WW Characterisation: Physico-chemical characterisation and parameter calibration, microcontaminant detection and microbiological analyses.

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