L’activitat investigadora del grup ENMA està centrada en el tractament d’aigües residuals industrials, tecnologies netes i reutilització d’efluents i colorants. Les principals línies són:
1. Disseny de processos de depuració físico-químics i biològics combinats amb noves tecnologies.
2. Tractament d’aigües industrials amb bioreactors de membrana (MBR)
3. Nanofiltració i microfiltració amb membranes orgàniques. Reutilització d’efluents i dels colorants concentrats.
4. Tractament electroquímic per a l’eliminació de contaminants orgànics. Reutilització de sals i efluents.
5. Descontaminació d’aigües per irradiació UV
6. Noves tecnologies de depuració: fotoelectroquímica, enzims; fotocatàlisi (nanopartícules de TiO2) combinat amb membranes.
7. Valorització de residus naturals com adsorbents de contaminants orgànics.
8. Determinació de contaminants emergents en aigües residuals i en articles tèxtils
9. Paràmetres ecotoxicològics i biodegradabilitat de productes químics.

La actividad investigadora del grupo ENMA está centrada en el tratamiento de aguas residuales industriales, tecnologías limpias y reutilización de efluentes y colorantes. Las principales líneas son:
1. Diseño de procesos de depuración fisicoquímicos y biológicos combinados con nuevas tecnologías.
2. Tratamiento de aguas industriales con biorreactores de membrana (MBR).
3. Nanofiltración y microfiltración con membranas orgánicas. Reutilización de efluentes y de colorantes concentrados.
4. Tratamiento electroquímico para la eliminación de contaminantes orgánicos. Reutilización de sales y efluentes.
5. Descontaminación de aguas por irradiación UV.
6. Nuevas tecnologías de depuración: fotoelectroquímica, enzimas; fotocatálisis (nanopartículas de TiO2) combinada con membranas.
7. Valorización de residuos naturales como adsorbentes de contaminantes orgánicos.
8. Determinación de contaminantes emergentes en aguas residuales y en artículos textiles.
9. Parámetros ecotoxicológicos y biodegrabilidad de productos químicos.

The group carries out research in the following fields: the determination of macro and micropollutants found in domestic and industrial wastewaters; the study of the treatment processes of industrial effluents by physical, chemical and biological processes (membranes, advanced oxidation, electrochemistry, etc.); the reuse and recycling of effluents; the determination of ecotoxicological parameters and the biodegradability of chemical products, with particular reference to the Eco-label and the REACH proposal; the determination of micropollutants in textiles; and the design of advanced treatment processes for wastewaters.

The group carries out research in the following fields: the determination of macro and micropollutants found in domestic and industrial wastewaters; the study of the treatment processes of industrial effluents by physical, chemical and biological processes (membranes, advanced oxidation, electrochemistry, etc.); the reuse and recycling of effluents; the determination of ecotoxicological parameters and the biodegradability of chemical products, with particular reference to the Eco-label and the REACH proposal; the determination of micropollutants in textiles; and the design of advanced treatment processes for wastewaters.

Recent Submissions

  • Production and evaluation of antimicrobial microcapsules with essential oils using complex coacervation 

    Lopez, Arianne; Lis Arias, Manuel José; Maesta Bezerra, Fabricio; Vilaseca Vallvé, M. Mercedes; Valles, Betina; Prieto, Remedios; Simo, Mercedes (Springer, 2019-08-09)
    Article
    Open Access
    Nowadays, the needs and requirements to avoid infections during surgical operations, require to be more imaginative than ever. The one-use textiles substrates that are used in hospitals can be, also, a way to transport the ...
  • Respirometric study of optical brighteners in textile wastewater 

    Salas Olivares, Héctor Manuel; Gutiérrez Bouzán, María Carmen; López Grimau, Víctor; Vilaseca Vallvé, M. Mercedes (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2019-03)
    Article
    Open Access
    Optical brighteners (OBs) are colorless fluorescent dyes, widely used in industry to improve whiteness in materials. Nearly 80% of all OBs in the market are derivatives of stilbene. They absorb the near-ultraviolet light ...
  • Towards sustainable business models for electric vehicle battery second use: a critical review 

    Reinhardt, Robert; Christodoulou, Ioannis; Gassó Domingo, Santiago; Amante García, Beatriz (2019-09)
    Article
    Restricted access - publisher's policy
    A global mass market adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) is still hindered by the high costs of lithium-ion batteries (LIBs). Repurposing degraded EV batteries in second use applications holds the potential to reduce ...
  • Microplastics' emissions: microfibers’ detachment from textile garments 

    Belzagui Elder, Francisco; Crespi Rosell, Martin; Álvarez Sánchez, Antonio; Gutiérrez Bouzán, María Carmen; Vilaseca Vallvé, M. Mercedes (2019-05-01)
    Article
    Restricted access - publisher's policy
    Microplastics (synthetic polymers <5¿mm) have been recently recognized as a big environmental concern, as their ubiquity is an undeniable fact. Their wide variety regarding shapes, sizes, and materials turn them into an ...
  • Special issue on the I International Congress on Water and Sustainability 26–27 June 2017, Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain : editorial 

    Amante García, Beatriz; Canals Casals, Lluc; Olmedo Torre, Noelia (Taylor & Francis, 2018-01-01)
    Article
    Open Access
  • Reducing the environmental impact of textile industry by reusing residual salts and water: ECUVal system 

    Buscio Olivera, Valentina; López Grimau, Víctor; Álvarez del Castillo, María Dolores; Gutiérrez Bouzán, María Carmen (2019-04-25)
    Article
    Restricted access - publisher's policy
    The textile industry is one of the largest consumers of water in the world and its wastewater constitutes a serious problem when it is discharged without the proper treatment. Different techniques are being applied for ...
  • Workshop on educational innovation in architecture : JIDA'17 fifth edition 

    Bardí Milà, Berta; García Escudero, Daniel; Amante García, Beatriz; Martínez Martínez, María del Rosario (OmniaScience, 2018-01-01)
    Article
    Open Access
  • Kinetic models for the electrochemical decolouration of two reactive azo dyes 

    López Grimau, Víctor; Pepió Viñals, Montserrat; Gutiérrez Bouzán, María Carmen; Buscio Olivera, Valentina (Desalination publications, 2018-12-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    In this work, the indirect oxidation of two azo dyes (Colour Index Reactive Orange 4 and 13) was performed in an electrochemical batch cell in the presence of chloride as an electrolyte. The effect of different operational ...
  • Experiencias con herramientas de gamificación en la docencia de proyectos en la enseñanza universitaria 

    Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Gassó Domingo, Santiago; Domènech Mas, Josep Maria; López Grimau, Víctor (Asociación Española de Ingeniería de Proyectos (AEIPRO), 2018)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    Este artículo presenta una serie de experiencias con la herramienta de gamificación kahoot en sesiones de teoría de asignaturas del área de proyectos de ingeniería y analiza los resultados de su implementación. La primera ...
  • Second life batteries lifespan: Rest of useful life and environmental analysis 

    Canals Casals, Lluc; Amante García, Beatriz; Canal, Camille (2019-02-15)
    Article
    Open Access
    Road transportation is heading towards electri fi cation using Li-ion batteries to power electric vehicles o ff ering eight or ten years' warrant. After that, batteries are considered inappropriate for traction services ...
  • Macro environmental analysis of the electric vehicle battery second use market 

    Reinhardt, Robert; Gassó Domingo, Santiago; Amante García, Beatriz; Christodoulou, Ioannis (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017)
    Conference report
    Restricted access - publisher's policy
    The end-of-life (EOL) strategy of repurposing degraded electric vehicle (EV) batteries in second use applications holds the potential to reduce first-cost obstacles of ...
  • A critical evaluation of cathode materials for lithium-ion electric vehicle batteries 

    Reinhardt, Robert; Amante García, Beatriz; Canals Casals, Lluc; Gassó Domingo, Santiago (2018)
    Conference lecture
    Restricted access - publisher's policy
    There has been an intensive research and development focus on lithium-ion batteries, which have revolutionized the electric vehicle market due to the batteries’ high energy and power density, longer lifespan, and increased ...

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