Save the date: Short-term training at PSA (CIEMAT) on Solar photo-reactors using Compound Parabolic Collectors (CPC)

The Plataforma Solar de Almería (PSA – CIEMAT), will organise a Short-term training for Technical staff and Scientists that will be held from 25 to 27 April 2023, in Almería (Spain).

Entitled “Solar photo-reactors using Compound Parabolic Collectors (CPC) combined or not with other conventional and advanced technologies for wastewater (urban and industrial) treatment/ disinfection and reuse in different applications (crops irrigation, industrial processes, etc.)” and presented by Scientists and Specialists from the Solar Treatment of Water Research Unit at PSA, the course is designed for:

  • technicians,
  • PhD-students,
  • and postdoctoral researchers from European Research Centres/ Universities and companies who want to be trained on technologies for non-conventional wastewater treatment and reuse.

Besides, the overall objective of this training is to focus on the application of solar advanced technologies for wastewater decontamination, disinfection and reuse. The training consists of both theoretical and practical modules.

Hence, the training will include visits, procedures, standards, and best practices theoretical and experimental ‘hands-on’ experience and cover the following topics:

  • A review of the common problems of water (scarcity, contaminants and pathogens)
  • Conventional and advanced technologies for wastewater (urban and industrial) treatment/ disinfection and reuse: overview
  • Wastewater reclamation standards for different applications
  • Physico-chemical and microbiological water quality monitoring review
  • Solar photocatalysis fundamentals
  • Solar reactors for photocatalysis. Theoretical and practical insights
  • Practical sessions to reinforce the theoretical work covered in the course

Agenda of the three days, meeting place, and accommodations details can be downloaded just below.

Last but not least, registration is free but mandatory.

To confirm your participation, please fill-in and send the application form (at the end of the previous document) and a brief curriculum vitae before 5 April 2023 to:


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 823802