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The ever-increasing environmental input of toxic chemicals is rapidly deteriorating the health of our ecosystems and, above all, jeopardizing human health. Overcoming the challenge of water pollution requires novel water treatment technologies that are sustainable, robust and energy efficient. ELECTRON4WATER proposes a pioneering, chemical-free water purification technology: a three-dimensional (3 ...
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Environmental perturbations to lakes and reservoirs occur largely as episodic climatic events. These range from relatively short mixing events to storms and heat waves. While the driving events occur along a continuum of frequency and magnitude, however, their effect is generally longer lasting than the events themselves. In addition, the more extreme weather events are now becoming increasingly ...
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Water and water-related services are major components of the human wellbeing, and as such are major factors of socio-economic development in Europe; yet freshwater systems are under threat by a variety of stressors (organic and inorganic pollution, geomorphological alterations, land cover change, water abstraction, invasive species and pathogens. Some stressors, such as water scarcity, can be a st ...
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Wastewater treatment and management in Europe has a large potential for growth; however needs to be supported by education of a new generation of interdisciplinarily trained wastewater professionals able to face future challenges and implement wastewater-related directives in practice. TreatRec, with the participationof two academic partners (ICRA-Catalan Institute for Water Research and Universit ...
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Reuse of water, Recovery of valuables and Resource efficiency in urban wastewater treatmentThe main objective of the project is to demonstrate solutions that support the transition from a treatment plant for urban wastewater to a production unit of different valuables.So far waste water treatment plants are usually regarded as facilities to avoid emissions from wastewater. Current research and dev ...
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The aim of demEAUmed project is the involvement of industry representatives, stakeholders, policy-makers and diverse technical and scientific experts in demonstrating and promoting innovative technologies, for an optimal and safe closed water cycle in Euro-Mediterranean tourist facilities, leading to their eventual market uptake. A representative resort placed in Catalonia, Spain, is considered as ...
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Early warning systems that can provide extreme sensitivity with exquisite selectivity are required to assess chemical contamination of estuarine and coastal areas. SEA-on-a-CHIP aims to develop a miniaturized, autonomous, remote and flexible immuno-sensor platform based on a fully integrated array of micro/nano-electrodes and a microfluidic system in a lab-on-a-chip configuration combined with ele ...
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Disinfection of drinking water is a successful measure to reduce water-borne diseases and protect health. However, epidemiological evidence links bladder cancer to disinfection by-products (DBPs) formed during drinking water treatment. Disinfection with chlorine is relevant in many European countries and previous research has highlighted the need to improve water quality and decrease concentration ...
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Seafood has been recognized as a high quality, healthy and safe food item. Yet, some seafood can accumulate environmental contaminants with potential impact on human health. Limited information is available for those without maximum limits set by authorities for seafood, like priority contaminants, biotoxins from harmful algal blooms and marine litter. In order to increase seafood safety to consum ...
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Hospital wastewater effluents have been identified as the primary sources of DNA-damaging compounds, and are considered as the major source of antibiotic resistance in the environment. They exhibit significantly higher pollution, up to 3,500 mg/L of chemical oxygen demand, compared to municipal sewage (i.e., 100-500 mg/L).There is no established technology for the treatment of hospital wastewater. ...
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Pharmaceutically active compounds (PhACs) are a special class of contaminants because they can undergo transformations through metabolism before their entrance into aquatic and terrestrial environments. Once they reach the environment they are further transformed by abiotic and/or biotic transformation processes and understanding of transformation pathways and identification of transformation prod ...
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Global warming is one of the major challenges for our society and all industry sectors must take responsibility for their emissions and implement new strategies to minimize them. Wastewater systems are recognised to contribute to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions not just through their energy consumption but also through their direct fugitive GHG. Recent studies have shown that direct emissions of fu ...
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Sustainable and integrated urban water system management (SANITAS)

Start date: Nov 1, 2011, End date: Oct 31, 2015,

SANITAS will create the next generation of integrated Urban Water System (UWS) management professionals by providing a unique Europe–wide training platform in the technical and complementary skills they will require. This is needed since in the near future climate change will bring dramatic regional variations in excessive surplus and deficiency in water supply and unpredictable variations in wate ...
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Ecosystem-based management strategies for the urban wastewater system (UWWS) are needed for the successful implementation of Water Framework Directive. UWWS discharges should be dynamically regulated to not exceed the river waste treatment capacity. The overall aim of this project is to increase the knowledge about the interactions between UWWS and rivers in order to propose strategies to maximize ...
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The computational calculations nowadays do not act as a support element for supporting experimental results. Now we have taken more ambitious roles, going forward and saving time and money to the experimental sector. Thus we will tackle existing unexplained effects in olefin metathesis, including no stability, no or low activity, deactivation of the catalysts. By means of DFT, the design of more a ...
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SULFIDE AND GREENHOUSE GAS EMISIONS FROM MEDITERRANEAN SEWERS (SGHGEMS)

Start date: Mar 1, 2011, End date: Feb 28, 2015,

"Production and build-up of sulfide and methane in wastewater collections systems causes several detrimental effects. Sulfide accumulation in sewers causes: i) odour nuisance in sewer surrounding areas, ii) health hazards due to its toxicity, and iii) corrosion of pipes and inlet structures of sewage treatment plants. On the other hand methane is a greenhouse gas with significantly contributing to ...
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ENzymatic DEcontamination TECHnology (ENDETECH)

Start date: Feb 1, 2012, End date: Jan 31, 2015,

Human activities are associated with increasing amounts of waste that ultimately find their ways into European waters and have negative consequences on the environment. With the background of an aging population and increasing urbanization, wastewater treatment must specifically target pharmaceutical products (PPs) and endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) so that these highly biologically-active ...
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Global warming effects on the stream carbon balance (GWESCB)

Start date: Jan 1, 2011, End date: Dec 31, 2013,

"Global warming has altered and will further alter the temporal patterns of the water temperature in stream ecosystems. These changes in the temperature patterns include an increasing frequency and magnitude of heat waves, as well as an alteration of the diel temperature patterns, with warmer night-time temperatures. A growing number of studies are assessing the effect of a mean temperature increa ...
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