Open innovation for sustainable buildings

The lumbrifilter is an innovative system for domestic wastewater treatment based on a process inspired by nature. It is a primary and secondary treatment based on the action of earthworms and micro-organisms that digest the organic matter and avoid the production of sludge. It has a low energy consumption and non-reduction of the process reduce the carbon footprint of water treatment.

This system can be used for the wastewater treatment for remote area without connection to the municipal network but also in urban area, to relieve the municipal wastewater treatment plant.

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The system is based on a biomimetic process, lumbrifiltration, patented by NOBATEK / INEF4. It has been tested in laboratory and in 13 pilot sites around the world under real conditions. A demonstrator is present in our offices in Anglet. To plan a visit, kindly use the above contact box


  • To provide an economically and environmentally sound alternative by avoiding the high costs of connection to the sewer system or the sludge truck transportation;
  • To lower the exploitation costs and to reduce carbon footprint of wastewater treatment thanks to its low energy consumption;
  • To reuse water due to the process high efficiency.

Business opportunities

NOBATEK/INEF4 offers partners to:

  • Agree a way of further development for the local market
  • Agree a way of exploitation ventures
  • Buy a licence

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