Chemical and Environmental Engineering Group

  • Integrated processes for monitoring and treatment of emerging contaminants for water reuse (MOTREM, Water JPI Pilot Call)

    Funding : WATER JPI - Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad - Acciones de Programación Conjunta Internacional - (Water JPI JPIW2013-121)
    Start / End Years : 2014 - 2017
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    Principal Investigator : Marugán Aguado, Javier
    Research Team : - Casado Merino, Cintia - López Muñoz, Mª José - Martín Sómer, Miguel - Martínez Castillejo, Fernando - Marugán Aguado, Javier - Molina Gil, Raúl - Pablos Carro, Cristina - Pariente Castilla, Isabel - Segura Urraca, Yolanda 
    Summary : The MOTREM project is a Water JPI project that focuses on the development of integrated processes for monitoring and treatment of emerging contaminants (ECs), improving the efficiency of the removal of these pollutants in urban wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs), especially for water reuse. The project aims to provide new technologies for water treatment and/or improving the existing ones through the development of integrated processes for monitoring and treatment of ECs in the current waterline of municipal wastewater treatment plants, especially focusing on the aspect of water reuse. For this goal, the project combines cross- and multi-disciplinary expertise on water treatment processes design and engineering, analytical chemistry and ecotoxicology applied to ECs that guarantee the generation not only on new scientific knowledge but also of innovative commercial solutions to the market.

Synergistic and antagonistic effects in the photoelectrocatalytic disinfection of water with TiO2 supported on activated carbon as a bipolar electrode in a novel 3D photoelectrochemical reactor

Mesones, S.; Mena, E.; López Muñoz, M. J.; Adán, C.; Marugán, J.

Assessment of different iron species as activators of (S2O8) 2- and (HSO5)- for inactivation of wild bacteria strains

Rodríguez-Chueca, J.; Guerra-Rodríguez, S.; Raez, J. M.; López-Muñoz, M. J.; Rodríguez, E.

Life cycle assessment and techno-economic evaluation of alternatives for the treatment of wastewater in a chrome-plating industry

Rodríguez, R.; Espada, J. J.; Gallardo, M.; Molina, R.; López-Muñoz, M. J.

ß-galactosidase covalent immobilization over large-pore mesoporous silica supports for the production of high galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS)

González-Delgado, I.; Segura, Y.; Martín, A.; López-Muñoz, M. J.; Morales, G.

Characterization and inmobilization of engineered sialidases from Trypanosoma rangeli for transsiallylation

Zeuner, B.; González-Delgado, I.; Holck, J.; Morales, G.; López-Muñoz, M. J.; Segura, Y.; Meyer, A. S.; Mikkelsen, J. D.

Optimisation of the synthesis of high galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) from lactose with b-galactosidase from Kluyveromyces lactis

González-Delgado, I.; López-Muñoz, M. J.; Morales, G.; Segura, Y.

Brookite TiO2-based materials: Synthesis and photocatalytic performance in oxidation of methyl orange and As(III) in aqueous suspensions

López-Muñoz, M. J.; Revilla, A.; Alcalde, G.

Heterogeneous photocatalytic degradation of isoproturon in aqueous solution: Experimental design and intermediate products analysis

López-Muñoz, M. J.; Revilla, A.; Aguado, J.

Coupling membrane separation and photocatalytic oxidation processes for the degradation of pharmaceutical pollutants

Martínez, F.; López-Muñoz, M. J.; Aguado, J.; Melero, J. A.; Arsuaga, J.; Sotto, A.; Molina, R.; Segura, Y.; Pariente, M. I.; Revilla, A.; Cerro, L.; Carenas, G.

Nanofiltration removal of pharmaceutically active compounds

López-Muñoz, M. J.; Sotto, A.; Arsuaga, J. M.

Photocatalytic removal of s-triazines: Evaluation of operational parameters

López-Muñoz, M. J.; Aguado, J.; Revilla, A.

Influence of type and position of functional groups of phenolic compounds on NF/RO performance

Arsuaga, J. M.; Sotto, A.; López-Muñoz, M. J.; Braeken, L.

Mercury removal from aqueous solutions of HgCl2 by heterogeneous photocatalysis with TiO2

López-Muñoz, M. J.; Aguado J.; Arencibia A.; Pascual R.

Membrane treatment applied to aqueous solutions containing atrazine photocatalytic oxidation products

Sotto, A.; López-Muñoz, J.M.; Arsuaga, J.M.; Aguado, J.; Revilla, A.

Sol-gel titania and titania-silica mixed oxides photocatalysis

van Grieken, R.; Aguado, J.; López-Muñoz, M. J.; Marugán, J.

Correlation between retention and adsorption of phenolic compounds in nanofiltration membranes

Arsuaga, J. M.; López-Muñoz, M. J.; Sotto, A.

Separation of phenols and their advanced oxidation intermediate products in aqueous solution by NF/RO membranes

López-Muñoz, M.J.; Arsuaga, J.M.; Sotto, A.

Influence of membrane, solute and solution properties on the retention of phenolic compounds in aqueous solution by nanofiltration membranes

López-Muñoz, M. J.; Sotto, A.; Arsuaga, J. M.; Van der Bruggen, B.

Simultaneous photocatalytic reduction of silver and cyanide oxidation from dicyanoargentate solutions

López-Muñoz, M. J.; Aguado, J.; van Grieken, R.; Marugán, J.

Temperature, pH and concentration effects on retention and transport of organic pollutants across thin-film composite nanofiltration membranes

Arsuaga, J.M.; López-Muñoz, M.J.; Aguado, J.; Sotto, A.

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