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Technologies for removal of heavy metal and organic pollutants from wastewater and groundwater
Topic 1.1.1 RIA Sustainable groundwater management in water-stressed Mediterranean areas (Section 1). Topic 2.1.2 RIA Management of low quality waters under water scarcity and climate change conditions (Section 2)
Lurederra has a deep background in waste water treatment from different sources. The centre counts with expertise in synthesis, modification and testing of new advanced materials for specific pollutants removal:
- Removal of heavy metals, organic pollutants and disinfection/Metal and metal oxide nanoparticles: Different typologies of nanoparticles can be synthesized at lab and pilot scale in the Centre. This includes nanomaterials with adsorption capacity, photocatalytic performance or antibacterial/disinfection properties to remove different contaminants such as heavy metals like Cr, Pb, Cd, etc., organic contaminants such as dyes or microbials. Some examples of nanoparticles are ferric oxides, aluminum oxides, manganese oxides, titanium oxides, magnesium oxides and cerium oxides. In addition, nanocomposites can be synthesized including active nanoparticles in other adsorbents such as nanoclays as well as introduction of magnetic compositions in active adsorbent nanomaterials for fast recovery of the decontamination material. High rates of pollutants removal (96-98%) even in lower concentrations of pollutants in different waste water streams had been tested with the functionalized materials synthesized.
- PPCPs (Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products) removal/ Development of multifunctional nanoresins for combined removal of heavy metals and organic pollutants. Some examples are polyamidoamine crosslinked with ciclodextrins (PAA/CD) for removing of PPCP (some emerging environmental pollutants have been tested) from wastewater or functionalized PAA to extract valuable metals from aqueous media.
DESCRIPTION OF YOUR ORGANISATION:
Lurederra Technological Centre is a Spanish non-profit, private foundation which performs activities of Research & Technological Development on behalf of the industries and SMEs, followed by implementation of the innovations developed at their production sites. The main R&TD fields where Lurederra develops its activities are nanoparticles, functional composites and advanced-environment technologies. In addition, Lurederra has a vast expertise in coordination and participation (7/22) in European project proposals from FP7 to Horizon 2020.
The Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area will devise new R&I approaches to improve water availability and sustainable agriculture production in a region heavily distressed by climate change, urbanisation and population growth