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  • When size matters – textile microfibers into the environment 

    Belzagui Elder, Francisco; Gutiérrez Bouzán, María Carmen; Álvarez Sánchez, Antonio; Vilaseca, Mercè (Springer Nature, 2020-04-24)
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    Microplastics (MP from now on) are synthetic polymers (<5 mm) that have been widely found across the environment, converting these particles in an emerging and fast-growing concern. Any plastic product can contribute to ...
  • Cigarette butts as a source of microfibers to the environment 

    Belzagui Elder, Francisco; Gutiérrez Bouzán, María Carmen; Álvarez Sánchez, Antonio; Vilaseca, Mercè (Springer Nature, 2020-04-24)
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    Several clean-up campaigns have reported that cigarette butts (CB for now on) are the largest item littered worldwide [1]. In 2007, the annual global consumption of cigarettes ascended to 6 trillion, [2, 3, 4] from where ...
  • Lithium-ion battery 2nd life used as a stationary energy storage system: Ageing and economic analysis in two real cases 

    Rallo Tolós, Héctor; Canals Casals, Lluc; De la Torre, David; Reinhardt, Robert; Marchante, Carlos; Amante García, Beatriz (2020-11-01)
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    Electric vehicles (EVs) are considered a viable alternative to internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEVs) and as a result of recent advances in battery technologies, sales are increasing year by year. However, recycling ...
  • Textile microfibers reaching aquatic environments: a new estimation approach 

    Belzagui Elder, Francisco; Gutiérrez Bouzán, María Carmen; Álvarez Sánchez, Antonio; Vilaseca, Mercè (2020-10)
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    Textile microfibers are one of the most important sources within primary microplastics. These have raised environmental concerns since its recent identification as pollutants. However, there are still no accurate models ...
  • Cigarette butts as a microfiber source with a microplastic level of concern 

    Belzagui Elder, Francisco; Buscio Olivera, Valentina; Gutiérrez Bouzán, María Carmen; Vilaseca, Mercè (Elsevier, 2021-03)
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    Microplastic pollution is a growing environmental concern among the scientific community. These small particles (<5 mm) might come from the fragmentation or direct emission of artificial and synthetic polymers. Among them, ...
  • Impact of Stationary and Dynamic Conditions on the U-Value Measurements of Heavy-Multi Leaf Walls by Quantitative IRT 

    Tejedor Herrán, Blanca; Barreira, Eva; Freitas, Vasco Manuel Araújo Peixoto de; Kisilewicz, Tomasz; Nowak-Dzieszko, Katarzyna; Berardi, Umberto (2020-12)
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    Infrared thermography (IRT) has become a commonly applied non-destructive testing method for assessing building envelopes. Like any diagnosis tool, IRT requires an appropriate experience and principle understanding, mainly ...
  • Automated data-processing technique: 2D Map for identifying the distribution of the U-value in building elements by quantitative internal thermography 

    Tejedor Herrán, Blanca; Barreira, Eva; Almeida, Ricardo M. S. F.; Casals Casanova, Miquel (2021-02)
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    Computing a 2D colour map of average U-values pixel-by-pixel could become a challenging task in terms of complexity and time, especially for entire façades under the influence of anomalies. In a quantitative IRT test, a ...
  • Spatio-temporal air pollution modelling using a compositional approach 

    Sánchez Balseca, Joseph; Pérez Foguet, Agustí (Elsevier Ltd, 2020-09)
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    Air pollutant data are compositional in character because they describe quantitatively the parts of a whole (atmospheric composition). However, it is common to use air pollutant concentrations in statistical models without ...
  • Analysis of the Applicability of Non-Destructive Techniques to Determine In Situ Thermal Transmittance in Passive House Façades 

    Tejedor Herrán, Blanca; Gaspar Fàbregas, Kàtia; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2020-12-01)
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    Within the European framework, the passive house has become an essential constructive solution in terms of building efficiency and CO2 reduction. However, the main approaches have been focused on post-occupancy surveys, ...
  • Preprocessing alternatives for compositional data related to water, sanitation and hygiene 

    Quispe Coica, Filimon Alejandro; Pérez Foguet, Agustí (Elsevier, 2020-06)
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    The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 6.1 and 6.2 measure the progress of urban and rural populations in their access to different levels of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services, based on multiple sources of ...
  • Carbon footprint of constructed wetlands for winery wastewater treatment 

    Flores Rosell, Laura; García Serrano, Joan; Pena Rois, Rocío; Garfi, Marianna (2020-09)
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    The aim of this study was to estimate the carbon footprint (CFP) of constructed wetlands for winery wastewater treatment. In particular, a constructed wetland scenario was compared to the previous scenario (third-party ...
  • Behavior of UV filters, uv blockers and pharmaceuticals in high rate algal ponds treating urban wastewater 

    Vassalle de Castro, Lucas; Sunyer Caldú, Adrià; Díaz Cruz, M. Silvia; Arashiro, Larissa Terumi; Ferrer Martí, Ivet; Garfi, Marianna; García Galán, María Jesús (2020-10)
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    The present study evaluated the efficiency of a high rate algal pond (HRAP) at pilot scale to remove pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) from urban wastewater, including UV-filters and parabens (10), ...

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