Caring about the future

Study of Degraded Areas Recovery with Nanostructured Particles
Coordinator - Carlos Perez Bergmann
CESAM Responsible researcher - Luís Tarelho
Programme - Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior - Programa CAPES-FCT (Edital nº 28/2017)
Execution dates - 2018-05-01 - 2021-04-30 (36 Months)
Funding Entity - FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Funding for CESAM - 13500 €
Total Funding - 13500 €
Proponent Institution - Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil
Participating Institutions
Universidade de Aveiro
Universidade de Santa Cruz do Sul (UNISC), Brasil

Project Description
Industrial development provides benefits to society, but also leads to significant environmental changes often traduced in reducing the quality of soil, air, and water. In this scope, industrial activities, mining and agricultural sectors can be cited. Nanostructured materials have been receiving significant attention for remediation of degraded areas and treatment of liquid effluents. Materials like zero-valent iron nanostructured have been demonstrating significant potential for pollutant degradation. The use of zero-valent iron nanoparticles represents a promising technology for environmental remediation. However, their properties and reactivity are not yet fully understood, in particular its use in distinct applications. The aim of this work is to synthesize zero-valent iron nanomaterials and evaluate their use in recovering degraded areas, immobilization of Arsenic in contaminated soils, and removal of AOX in industrial effluent treatment systems.

CESAM members on this project
Ana Paula Gomes
Luís Tarelho


CESAM Funding: UIDP/50017/2020 + UIDB/50017/2020 + LA/P/0094/2020


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