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  • Drivers of divergent trends in tropospheric ozone hotspots in Spain, 2008–2019 

    Massagué Obradors, Jordi; Escudero Tellechea, Miguel; Alastuey Urós, Andrés; Monfort Gimeno, Eliseo; Gangoiti Bengoa, Gotzon; Petetin, Hervé; Pérez García-Pando, Carlos; Querol Carceller, Xavier (Springer Netherlands, 2023-11-28)
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    This study aimed to investigate the causes of contrasting ozone (O3) trends in Spanish O3 hotspots between 2008 and 2019, as documented in recent studies. The analysis involved data on key O3 precursors, such as nitrogen ...
  • Construction and Demolition Waste (CDW) recycling 

    Pourmohammad Golloujeh, Mahsa; Oliva Moncunill, Josep; Hoffmann Sampaio, Carlos (2023-10-03)
    Part of book or chapter of book
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    The building industry, even though it contributes significantly to a nation’s socioeconomic development, is directly responsible for negative environmental effects including high-energy use and CO2 emission, among others. ...
  • Constructing transferable and interpretable machine learning models for black carbon concentrations 

    Fung, Pak Lun; Savadkoohi, Marjan; Zaidan, Martha Arbayani; Niemi, Jarkko V.; Timonen, Hilkka; Pandolfi, Marco; Alastuey, Andres; Querol Carceller, Xavier; Hussein, Tareq; Petaja, Tuukka (Elsevier, 2024-02-01)
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    Black carbon (BC) has received increasing attention from researchers due to its adverse health effects. However, in-situ BC measurements are often not included as a regulated variable in air quality monitoring networks. ...
  • A comparative study of quartz and potassium feldspar flotation process using different chemical reagents 

    Mohanty, Kalyani; Oliva Moncunill, Josep; Alfonso Abella, María Pura; Hoffmann Sampaio, Carlos; Anticoi Sudzuki, Hernán Francisco (2024-02-04)
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    An improved method for producing high-purity quartz (Qtz) and potassium feldspar (Kfs) concentrates was developed using various chemical reagents. Froth flotation experiments on a Qtz–Kfs mixture showed that quartz could ...
  • Data mining of accidents in Spanish underground mines in the period 2003–2021 caused by a collision with a moving object 

    Sanmiquel Pera, Lluís; Rossell Garriga, Josep Maria; Bascompta Massanes, Marc; Vintró Sánchez, Carla; Yousefian, Mohammad (Elsevier Ltd, 2024-01-30)
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    Underground mining is currently one of the Spanish economic sectors with the worst accident rates. Besides, the most frequent type of accident, and with the most serious consequences, is the one in which the injured worker ...
  • Microflow injection analysis based on modular 3D platforms and colorimetric detection for Fe(III) monitoring in a wide concentration range 

    Ricart Fort, David; Dorado Castaño, Antonio David; Lao Luque, Concepción; Baeza Labat, Mireia (Springer Nature, 2023-12-02)
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    A modular microflow injection analysis (microFIA) system for the determination of Fe(III) in a bioleaching reactor has been designed, developed and validated. The different modules of the analyzer (mixer, diluter, disperser ...
  • Viability of bauxite deposits from Catalonia (Spain) for ceramic applications 

    Martínez Alcalá, Arnau; Garcia Valles, Maite; Alfonso Abella, María Pura (2023-10-04)
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    This study provides a characterization of materials from wastes and outcrops of two inactive bauxite mines located close to Sant Joan de Mediona and Peramola, Spain. Mineralogy was determined via powder X-ray diffraction ...
  • Mass transfer vectors for nitric oxide removal through biological treatments 

    Cubides Páez, David Fernando; Guimerà Villalba, Xavier; Abasolo Zabalo, Nerea; Torrell Galceran, Helena; Jubany Güell, Irene; Gamisans Noguera, Javier (Springer, 2023-10-02)
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    The reduction of nitric oxide (NO) emissions to atmosphere has been recently addressed using biological technologies. However, NO removal through bioprocesses is quite challenging due to the low solubility of NO in water. ...
  • Implementació a l’aula del projecte BOSC i sostenibilitat: Curs de formació del professorat 

    Mulero Jiménez, Lorena; Cunill Solà, Jordi; Grau Vilalta, Maria Dolors (Congrés Internacional de Docència Universitària i Innovació (CIDUI), 2023)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    S’analitzarà la singularitat del curs de formació per al professorat “Implementació a l’aula del Projecte Bosc i sostenibilitat” (110 inscrits en les tres edicions). El professorat assistent té un paper de co-creació, ...
  • Assessing ozone abatement scenarios in the framework of the Spanish ozone mitigation plan 

    Petetin, Hervé; Guevara Vilardell, Marc; Garatachea Solé, Roger; López Coronado, Franco Rodrigo; Oliveira, Kevin de; Enciso, Santiago; Jorba Casellas, Oriol; Querol Carceller, Xavier; Massagué Obradors, Jordi; Alastuey Urós, Andrés; Pérez García-Pando, Carlos (Elsevier, 2023-12-01)
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    Tropospheric ozone (O3) is a secondary air pollutant that affects human health, vegetation and climate, especially in Mediterranean countries such as Spain. In order to tackle this long-standing issue, the Spanish government ...
  • Ambient air particulate total lung deposited surface area (LDSA) levels in urban Europe 

    Liu, Xiansheng; Hadiatullah, Hadiatullah; Zhang, Xun; Trechera Ruiz, Pedro; Savadkoohi, Marjan; Garcia Marlès, Meritxell; Reche, Cristina; Perez Lozano, Noemi; Beddows, David; Salma, Imre; Thén, Wanda; Kalkavouras, Panayiotis (Elsevier, 2023-11-10)
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    Open Access
    This study aims to picture the phenomenology of urban ambient total lung deposited surface area (LDSA) (including head/throat (HA), tracheobronchial (TB), and alveolar (ALV) regions) based on multiple path particle dosimetry ...
  • Arduino-based low-cost device for the measurement of detonation times in blasting caps 

    Camara Zapata, Eduardo; Arumi Casanovas, Arnau; Bonet Dalmau, Jordi; Bascompta Massanes, Marc; Sanmiquel Pera, Lluís (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2023-07-19)
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    The use of equipment such as oscilloscopes, high-speed cameras or acoustic sensors is quite common to measure detonation times from surface connectors and detonators. However, these solutions are expensive and, sometimes, ...

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