El GEMMA és un grup de recerca del Departament d’Enginyeria Hidràulica, Marítima i Ambiental de la UPC, que realitza la seva activitat docent a l’E.T.S. de Camins, Canals i Ports de Barcelona. L’objectiu principal del GEMMA és desenvolupar i promoure biotecnologies sostenibles i innovadores pel tractament d’aigües i residus orgànics, que eliminin contaminants convencionals i emergents i que puguin produir bioenergia. Els principals temes de recerca són: Bioprocessos de baix cost pel tractament d'aigües residuals i fangs, Sistemes d’algues pel

http://futur.upc.edu/GEMMA

The goal of our research activities is to develop and promote sustainable and innovative water, wastewater and sludge treatment biotechnologies, capable of removing a wide range of contaminants, including emerging pollutants.

The main research topics are:

- Natural low-cost bioprocesses for wastewater and sludge treatment

- Algal based technologies for wastewater treatment and biomass production

- Bioenergy from waste and wastewater

- Biogas production from solid waste and biomass

- Water reuse and efficiency

- Microbial fuel cells

- Phosphorous removal and recovery from wastewater

- Life Cycle Assessment and economic evaluation of products and technologies

- Numerical simulation of bioprocesses

During the last 5 years, our research has covered a wide range of aspects, including: the influence of design parameters on the removal of pollutants from wastewater and sludge, pollutants degradation pathways, micropollutants and emerging pollutants removal in natural wastewater treatment systems, the role of microfauna in decontamination processes, biogas production in low-cost anaerobic digesters, greenhouse gases emissions from wastewater and sludge treatment facilities, economic and environmental assessment of biotechnologies, bioprocess modeling.

http://futur.upc.edu/GEMMA

The goal of our research activities is to develop and promote sustainable and innovative water, wastewater and sludge treatment biotechnologies, capable of removing a wide range of contaminants, including emerging pollutants.

The main research topics are:

- Natural low-cost bioprocesses for wastewater and sludge treatment

- Algal based technologies for wastewater treatment and biomass production

- Bioenergy from waste and wastewater

- Biogas production from solid waste and biomass

- Water reuse and efficiency

- Microbial fuel cells

- Phosphorous removal and recovery from wastewater

- Life Cycle Assessment and economic evaluation of products and technologies

- Numerical simulation of bioprocesses

During the last 5 years, our research has covered a wide range of aspects, including: the influence of design parameters on the removal of pollutants from wastewater and sludge, pollutants degradation pathways, micropollutants and emerging pollutants removal in natural wastewater treatment systems, the role of microfauna in decontamination processes, biogas production in low-cost anaerobic digesters, greenhouse gases emissions from wastewater and sludge treatment facilities, economic and environmental assessment of biotechnologies, bioprocess modeling.

http://futur.upc.edu/GEMMA

The goal of our research activities is to develop and promote sustainable and innovative water, wastewater and sludge treatment biotechnologies, capable of removing a wide range of contaminants, including emerging pollutants.

The main research topics are:

- Natural low-cost bioprocesses for wastewater and sludge treatment

- Algal based technologies for wastewater treatment and biomass production

- Bioenergy from waste and wastewater

- Biogas production from solid waste and biomass

- Water reuse and efficiency

- Microbial fuel cells

- Phosphorous removal and recovery from wastewater

- Life Cycle Assessment and economic evaluation of products and technologies

- Numerical simulation of bioprocesses

During the last 5 years, our research has covered a wide range of aspects, including: the influence of design parameters on the removal of pollutants from wastewater and sludge, pollutants degradation pathways, micropollutants and emerging pollutants removal in natural wastewater treatment systems, the role of microfauna in decontamination processes, biogas production in low-cost anaerobic digesters, greenhouse gases emissions from wastewater and sludge treatment facilities, economic and environmental assessment of biotechnologies, bioprocess modeling.

http://futur.upc.edu/GEMMA

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  • Bioremediation of aquaculture wastewater from Mugil cephalus (Linnaeus, 1758) with different microalgae species 

    Andreotti, Valeria; Chindris, Anuta; Brundu, Gianni; Vallainc, Dario; Francavilla, Matteo; García Serrano, Joan (2017-09)
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    Current aquaculture practices have a detrimental impact on the environment, in particular due to the release of high concentration of nitrogen and phosphorus that can induce eutrophication. This study investigates and ...
  • Changes in bacteria composition and efficiency of constructed wetlands under sustained overloads: a modeling experiment 

    Boano, F.; Rizzo, Antonio; Samsó Campà, Roger; García Serrano, Joan; Revelli, R.; Ridolfi, L. (Elsevier, 2018-01)
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    The average organic and hydraulic loads that Constructed Wetlands (CWs) receive are key parameters for their adequate long-term functioning. However, over their lifespan they will inevitably be subject to either episodic ...
  • Constructed wetlands and solar-driven disinfection technologies for sustainable wastewater treatment and reclamation in rural India: SWINGS project 

    Álvarez, J. A.; Ávila, C.; Otter, P.; Kilian, R.; Istenic, D.; Rolletschek, M.; Molle, Pascal; Khalil, N.; Ameršek, I.; Mishra, V. K.; Jorgensen, C.; Garfi, Marianna; Carvalho, P.; Brix, Hans; Arias Isaza, Carlos Alberto de Jesús (2017-10)
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    The largest wastewater treatment plant consists of a high-rate anaerobic system, followed by vertical and horizontal subsurface flow constructed wetlands (HFCW) with a treatment area of nearly 1900 sq m and a final step ...
  • Treatment of piggery wastewater in experimental high rate algal ponds 

    Ferrer Martí, Ivet; García Serrano, Joan; Álvarez San Millán, Eduardo; Aguirre, Paula (2011)
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    The objective of this work was to evaluate the efficiency of high rate algal ponds (HRAP) for the treatment of piggery wastewater pretreated with an electroflocculation system. Experiments were conducted in two experimental ...
  • Codigestión de microalgas y fango primario: producción de energía y reutilización del digestato 

    Solé Bundó, Maria; Cucina, Mirko; Matamoros Mercadal, Víctor; Folch, Montserrat; Tapias, Josefina; Garfi, Marianna; Ferrer Martí, Ivet (2015)
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    Los sistemas de tratamiento de aguas residuales con microalgas combinan el tratamiento de aguas residuales y la producción de bioenergía. Para este fin, una de las tecnologías más apropiadas es la digestión anaerobia, ...
  • Enhancement of anaerobic digestion performance: which pretreatment for which waste? 

    Carrère, Helene; Passos, Fabiana Lopes del Rei; Antonopoulou, Georgia; Affes, Rim; Battimelli, Audrey; Ferrer Martí, Ivet; Steyer, Jean Phillipe (Mines Albi, 2014)
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    When properly designed, pretreatment may enhance the methane potential and/or anaerobic digestion rate, allowing better digester performance. The purpose of this paper is to give guidelines and present a rationale on ...
  • Producción de biogás a partir de microalgas cultivadas en aguas residuales 

    Ferrer Martí, Ivet; Passos, Fabiana Lopes del Rei; Gutiérrez Martínez, Raquel; García Serrano, Joan (2013)
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    El Grupo de Ingeniería y Microbiología del Medio Ambiente de la UPC (http://gemma.upc.edu/) está desarrollando el proyecto BIOALGAS, que tiene por objetivo estudiar la producción de biogás a partir de microalgas procedentes ...
  • Biocombustibles a partir de microalgas cultivadas en aguas residuales 

    García Serrano, Joan; Ferrer Martí, Ivet; Mena, Jacinto (Grupo Tecnipublicaciones, 2012)
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  • Huella de carbono y demanda energética del consumo de alimentos: un caso de estudio 

    Cadena, Erasmo; Ferrer Martí, Ivet; Mas, Antoni; Torras, Albert (2012)
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    ¿Podemos los consumidores reducir el impacto ambiental que causa el consumo de alimentos? Con el fin de responder a esta pregunta, se eligió como caso de estudio el consumo de tomates en Barcelona (España). Se seleccionaron ...
  • Evaluación energética de la digestión anaerobia termofílica con pre-tratamiento térmico de los fangos a 70 ºC 

    Ferrer Martí, Ivet; Serrano, E.; Ponsá, S.; Vázquez, Felícitas; Font Segura, Xavier (2008)
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    La digestión anaerobia termofílica (50-55 ºC) es más eficiente que la mesofílica (35-40 ºC) en términos de destrucción de sólidos, producción de biogás y eliminación de patógenos [1]. El proceso se puede acelerar mediante ...
  • Tratamiento de lodos de depuradora con lechos de macrófitos acuáticos 

    Uggetti, Enrica; Llorens Ribes, Esther; Pedescoll Albacar, Anna; Ferrer Martí, Ivet; Castellnou, Roger; García Serrano, Joan (2008)
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    En el contexto del tratamiento de lodos de depuradora, los sistemas con lechos de macrófitos resultan particularmente adecuados, sobretodo en depuradoras pequeñas (<2000 hab.-eq.) que no disponen de tratamientos convencionales, ...
  • Sludge dewatering and mineralization in two full-scale drying reed beds in Catalonia, Spain 

    Uggetti, Enrica; Llorens Ribes, Esther; Pedescoll Albacar, Anna; Ferrer Martí, Ivet; Castellnou, R; García Serrano, Joan (2008)
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    Optimization of sludge management should help reducing sludge handling costs in wastewater treatment plants. Sludge drying reed beds appear as a new and alternative technology. The study have been carried out in two systems ...

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