Home|We offer our expertise in water treatment, disinfection and decontamination of effluents, as well as novel solar-based technologies
We offer our expertise in water treatment, disinfection and decontamination of effluents, as well as novel solar-based technologies
Topic 1.2.1 (IA) Increasing environmental and socio-economic performance of small-scale farming systems through improvements in organisational aspects and new value chain governance models
Topic 1.4.1 (IA) Leveraging knowledge on the Nexus management of Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems resources in the Mediterranean region: from concepts to practical solutions
Advanced Oxidation Processes, Chemical contamination, Management of Water Integrated and sustainable management of water for arid and semi-arid Mediterranean areas, Photobiology, Photochemistry, Sustainable Chemistry, Water Treatment, Water quality Assessment, Water-Energy-Food Nexus, antibiotic resistance, disinfection, microbiology, photocatalysis, solar photocatalysis, wastewater treatment,, wastewater; wastewater treatment; water reuse; irrigation by reused water, water use and reuse
NAME OF ORGANISATION:
Polytechnic University of Madrid (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)
We are looking forward to join consortia, and offer the ample expertise of the Laboratory of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering in the following topics:
1) Regeneration and reuse of wastewater within the framework of the circular economy of water
2) Removal of aquatic pollutants of emerging concern: priority substances, micro-plastics, antibiotic resistant bacteria (ARB) and their genes (ARG)
3) Environmental fate of wastewater contaminants in natural waters: photochemical processes
4) Water purification in developing countries: physicochemical processes and the solar disinfection process (SODIS)
5) Fundamentals of water disinfection: elimination mechanisms of bacteria, viruses, yeasts and algae
DESCRIPTION OF YOUR ORGANISATION:
The Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) is one of the oldest Technical Universities in Spain, with its Schools originating back in 18th and 19th century. The Laboratory of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering belongs to the School of Civil Engineering, currently ranked No6 worldwide (Shanghai Rankings).
Our research Group, "Environment, Coast and Ocean Research" is currently formed by 5 Professors, 2 Associate Professors, 1 Research Professor (Ramon y Cajal Fellow), 4 Assistant Professors, 3 Associated Professors, 5 PhD students, 2 laboratory technicians and a considerable number of undergraduate students who are active initiated in research.
The Laboratory of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering is fully equipped with a wide array of physicochemical equipment, reactors and measurement apparatus:
• UV-Vis spectrophotometers, turbidity meters, oxygen meters, radiometer and pyranometer, pH and conductivity meters, liquid chromatographer (HPLC), Total Organic Carbon (TOC) analyzer, digestor and analyzers of Kjeldahl N, kits for determination of physicochemical characteristics of natural waters and wastewaters (nitrate, nitrite, metals, sulfates…), ultrasound baths and sonication probes, BOD and COD measurement apparatus, calcination ovens and centrifuges (1-50 mL).
• Furthermore, the laboratory possesses the experimental set-up for biodegradability and toxicity tests (Zahn-Wallens, Microtox, HACH toxicity tests), as well as a complete photo-chemistry laboratory with UVC, UVB, UVA, visible light lamps and solar simulators. Also, a series of lab-scale/small pilot reactors, such as ozonation, membrane filtration and electrocoagulation are also available.
• The laboratory maintains a collection of environmentally relevant pathogens, such as bacteria (E. coli, Enterococcus, Klebsiella, Bacillus), viruses (MS2 and other bacteriophages), yeasts (Candida, Saccharomyces) and Antibiotic Resistant Bacterial strains, as well as an array of special E. coli genetic mutants for mechanistic interpretation of their response to advanced water treatment.
If your consortium needs water treatment expertise and the requirement is not listed, do not hesitate to get in contact with us
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
The PRIMA programme is an Art.185 initiative supported and funded under Horizon 2020, the European Union’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.
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