Digitalization and reuse of water and by-products in the winemaking sector.

Implementation period

January 2022-August 2022

Scope of work

Digital Technology

Adaptive management and governance


ZINNAE (Project coordinator)
Bodegas Aragonesas
VELABER Consulting
ACAI Depuración
Asociación de la Industria Alimentaria de Castilla y León, VITARTIS
Bodegas Grupo YLLERA


Project supported by the October 2021 call for AAEEII support from the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism, funded by the European Union – Next Generation EU (AEI-010500-2021b-64).


This Project is designed to be executed in three successive phases:

In this first phase, BODEGAS 4.0 focuses on optimising water use processes in a winery. To this end, the analysis and improvement of the wineries’ capacity to optimise cycle, improve water reuse levels and reduce operating and maintenance costs will be addressed.


• Analyse the Physico-chemical variables at different points of the wineries to refine the design of the adjacent nano-membrane installation.
• Perform a situation analysis on water use, applying LEAN tools and massive data processing to the information provided by the sensor system to optimise water use and the intelligent control implemented in the project.
• Develop predictive maintenance elements in the equipment related to water use and treatment.
• Digitalization of the processes, collecting information on their flow rates, duration and outputs.
• Design and set up a treatment and reuse installation based on biodiscs -nanomembranes.
• Design and implement reuse intelligence in processes for maximum reuse through massive data analysis from sensors.
• Execute the necessary tests and measurements to improve effluent quality.
• Evaluate the impact of 4.0 technologies on the operation and maintenance costs of both plants and the final economic return for the winery, along with their potential for replicability in other similar facilities.
• Implement a preventive maintenance system embedded in the intelligence and using data and responses.


Three innovative tools will be used for this purpose:

• Application of 4.0 tools (IoT and smart management) for the digitalisation and characterisation of waterflows in wineries.
• Implementation of LEAN WATER Methodology.
• Design of a water treatment facility by combining innovative technologies: biodiscs, nano-membranes and sensor and control systems.