Bioq Adriana C. Sanz

Mg in Environmental Management


Ing. Javier Wahler

Civil Engineer

Operations Coordinator

Tec Carina Relamendez

TS Foreign Trade and Customs

Financial Advisor

Lic Patricia Melillan

Environmental LiPS

Salicornias Project

Julieta Miljkovic

Bachelor of Environmental Sciences


Cynthia Bandurek

Ecologist and Field Naturalist

in charge of the Website and Social Media

Dr Fabian López


Cra Ana Amavet


Est Revuelta y Asociados

Gonzalo Octavio Herrera.

Degree in Biological Sciences.

Birdlife Monitoring

Mauro David Rodriguez

Proj. Salicornias & Maintenance

Our History

The fishing industries of the city of Rawson, Chubut, in compliance with Provincial Decree No. 1540/16 of the Ministry of Environment and Control of Sustainable Development, have resolved the environmental situation with respect to their industrial effluents, through the construction of a system for the collection, pumping and treatment of liquids generated in anaerobic and aerobic ponds with forced aeration.

Grouped together the firms Cabo Vírgenes SRLIberpesca SAPesquera Veraz SA y Food Partners Patagonia SA, created the company RAWSON AMBIENTAL S.A. and acquired a 50-hectare plot of land, where liquids are purified 3.5 km from the city of Rawson and 5 km from the port of the same name and Playa Unión.

The projected solution contemplates the primary adequacy of the effluents in each establishment and the transport of them to pumping stations to drive all the industrial liquids to a single treatment and final disposal system by pumping them through an 8.5 km aqueduct.

As a form of secondary biological treatment, an anaerobic pond is designed followed by two partially mixed aerobic ponds using mechanical surface aerators. These basins, which occupy an area of 2 ha, are waterproofed using a 1500-micron geotextile and geomembrane. In order to carry out the aforementioned treatment, a 4km medium voltage branch was built, with a 100 kVA transformer substation.

Once the organic matter is mineralized, the effluents enter a regulated evaporation and infiltration reservoir, from where the liquid is also used for the experimental cultivation of microalgae and salicornia.

The proposed joint system, in addition to reducing the fixed costs of operation, increases its reliability margin and, above all, does not affect the water resource of the Chubut River, nor the maritime coast of Playa Unión, since the liquids are transported several kilometers from the population centers, preserving the quality of the waters of our river above all else. This generates a safe industrial effluent management system, also betting on the development of circular economies through the creation of the first Biosaline Farm in Argentina.