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  • How reliable are decadal climate predictions of near-surface air temperature? 

    Verfaillie, Deborah; Doblas Reyes, Francisco; Donat, Markus; Pérez Zanón, Núria; Solaraju Murali, Balakrishnan; Torralba, Verónica; Wild, Simon (2021-01-01)
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    Decadal climate predictions are being increasingly used by stakeholders interested in the evolution of climate over the coming decade. However, investigating the added value of those initialized decadal predictions over ...
  • Multi-annual prediction of drought and heat stress to support decision making in the wheat sector 

    Solaraju Murali, Balakrishnan; Gonzalez-Reviriego, Nube; Caron, Louis-Philippe; Ceglar, Andrej; Toreti, Andrea; Zampieri, Matteo; Bretonnière, Pierre-Antoine; Samso Cabre, Margarida; Doblas Reyes, Francisco (Springer Nature, 2021-06-01)
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    Drought and heat stress affect global wheat production and food security. Since these climate hazards are expected to increase in frequency and intensity due to anthropogenic climate change, there is a growing need for ...
  • Influence of atmospheric parameters on human mortality data at different geographical levels 

    Sánchez Balseca, Joseph; Pérez Foguet, Agustí (Elsevier, 2021-03)
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    Human mortality data are often modeled using a demographic approach as a function of time. This approach does not present an adequate fit model for the number of deaths with great variability. For this reason, additional ...
  • Field study on thermal comfort in nursing homes in heated environments 

    Forcada Matheu, Núria; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Tejedor Herrán, Blanca; Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Gaspar Fàbregas, Kàtia (2021-08)
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    Considering the progressive population aging, the fact that old people spend around 90% of their time indoors and the high energy expenditure of heating systems, thermal comfort in nursing homes should be analysed. The aim ...
  • Eco-efficiency evaluation in wastewater treatment plants considering greenhouse gas emissions through the data envelopment analysis-tolerance model 

    Ramírez Melgarejo, Monserrat Guadalupe; Güereca Hernández, Leonor Patricia; Gassó Domingo, Santiago; Salgado, C.D; Reyes Figueroa, A.D. (2021-05)
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    The eco-efficiency evaluation in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) is used to know and improve the environmental and economic efficiency of these processes, systems, products, and services. The eco-efficiency evaluations ...
  • Building-integrated agriculture: are we shifting environmental impacts? An environmental assessment and structural improvement of urban greenhouses 

    Muñoz Liesa, Joan; Toboso, Susana; Mendoza Beltran, Angélica; Cuerva Contreras, Eva; Gallo, Esteban; Gassó Domingo, Santiago; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro (2021-06)
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    Urban and building systems are awash with materials. The incorporation of green infrastructure such as integrated rooftop greenhouses (iRTGs) has the potential to contribute to buildings’ and cities’ circularity. However, ...
  • Understanding the local and remote source contributions to ambient O3 during a pollution episode using a combination of experimental approaches in the Guadalquivir valley, southern Spain 

    In 't Veld, Marten; Carnerero Quintero, Cristina; Massagué Obradors, Jordi; Alastuey Urós, Andrés; de la Rosa, Jesús D.; Sánchez de la Campa Verdona, Ana M.; Escudero Tellechea, Miguel; Mantilla Iglesias, Enrique; Gangoiti Bengoa, Gotzon; Pérez García-Pando, Carlos; Olid García, Miriam; Moreta González, Juan Ramón; Hernández Pérez, José Luis; Santamaría Sancho, Julián J.; Millan Muñoz, Millán; Querol Carceller, Xavier (Elsevier, 2021-07-10)
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    The Guadalquivir Valley is one of three major O3 hotspots in Spain. An airborne and surface measurement campaign was carried out from July 9th to 11th, 2019 to quantify the local/regional O3 contributions using experimental ...
  • Generación de microfibras en lavadoras domésticas 

    Belzagui Elder, Francisco; Gutiérrez Bouzán, María Carmen; Álvarez, Antonio; Coloma, Luis; Vilaseca, Mercè (Asociación Española de Químicos y Coloristas Textiles, 2020-10-01)
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    Cada ciclo de lavado de toda prenda textil genera el desprendimiento de miles a millones de microfibras. Estas microfibras, cuando cuentan con una longitud comprendida entre 3nm y 15 mm (radio longitud diámetro >3), y ...
  • Promotion of full-scale constructed wetlands in the wine sector: comparison of greenhouse gas emissions with activated sludge systems 

    Flores Rosell, Laura; Garfi, Marianna; Pena Rois, Rocío; García Serrano, Joan (Elsevier, 2021-05)
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    The aim of this study was to quantify and compare greenhouse gas (GHG) (i.e. carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrousoxide (N2O) and methane (CH4)) emissions from two full-scale winery wastewater and sludge treatment sys-tems (i.e. ...
  • An ensemble learning solution for predicitive manintenance of wind turbines main bearing 

    Beretta, Mattia; Julian, Anatole Alexandre; Sepúlveda, José; Cusidó Roura, Jordi; Porro Martorell, Olga (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2021-02)
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    A novel and innovative solution addressing wind turbines’ main bearing failure predictions using SCADA data is presented. This methodology enables to cut setup times and has more flexible requirements when compared to the ...
  • Optimization and operation of a demonstrative full scale microalgae harvesting unit based on coagulation, flocculation and sedimentation 

    Ortiz Ruiz, Antonio; García Galán, María Jesús; García Serrano, Joan; Díez Montero, Rubén (2021-03)
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    Biomass harvesting is a bottleneck in microalgae culture and microalgae-based wastewater treatment systems. Sedimentation coupled to coagulation and flocculation has been experimentally studied for a long time, however, ...
  • A coupled macroscopic traffic and pollutant emission modelling system for Barcelona 

    Rodríguez Rey, Daniel; Guevara Vilardell, Marc; Linares Herreros, María Paz; Casanovas Garcia, Josep; Salmeron Moya, Juan; Soret Miravet, Albert; Jorba Casellas, Oriol; Tena Medina, Carles; Pérez García-Pando, Carlos (2021-03)
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    We present a coupled macroscopic traffic and emission modelling system tailored to the Barcelona metropolitan area that allows estimating hourly road transport emissions at road link level. We use the developed system to ...

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