A group of researchers from the University of Granada (Universidad de Granada) have come up with a wastewater treatment system which has three clear advantages with respect to systems currently used: it is possible to obtain cheaper water of a higher quality, it considerably reduces the size of treatment plants (by more than half) and it minimizes the resulting mud production.

José Manuel Poyatos Capilla, researcher from the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Granada, is the main responsible for this work, which has been directed by professor Ernesto ...
What happens if a big earthquake hits Spain? It is probable that a lot of buildings built before 1974 (the year in which the seismic regulation PDS-74 was passed, obligating all architects to prepare buildings against earthquakes) and even some buildings built after this year, will collapse. That is, they would not survive the earthquake or they would suffer such damage that they would have to be completely demolished. A study by Professor Amadeo Benavent Climent, of the Department of Structural Mechanics and Hydraulic Engineering of the University of Granada, has designed a new “...