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Environmental Engineering

Background:

This doctoral programme was first offered in the academic year 1986-1987. At the time, the name of the programme was Water Engineering. The programme, organised by the Department of Engineering Design of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, was offered under this name in the academic years 1986-1987 and 1987-1988. In the 1988-1989 academic year, the degree was renamed the doctoral programme in Environmental Engineering. From the 1989-1990 academic year, the programme was delivered mainly at the Institute of Applied Petrochemistry (IPA) and later at the Institute of Environmental Modelling and Technology (ITEMA), both institutes of the UPC. Since May 1999, the doctoral degree has been an interdepartmental programme. For organisational purposes, it is currently based at the Department of Engineering Design. This degree can be considered the first doctoral programme in environmental engineering offered in Spain.

Based on a call issued in February 1995, the Directorate-General for Higher Education of the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science included the doctoral programme in Environmental Engineering on a list of high-quality doctoral degrees.

Objectives:

The aim of this programme is to enable doctoral students to acquire research skills in the field of environmental engineering, particularly in the following research areas: environmental modelling (atmospheric and water quality), waste management, environmental impact assessment, environmental management systems, noise, industrial wastewater, groundwater, remediation of contaminated soils, and treatment technologies.

Competencies that must be acquired by students (based on the Dublin descriptors). Students must:

• demonstrate systematic understanding of a field of study of the programme and mastery of the skills and methods of research associated with that field;
• demonstrate the ability to conceive, design, implement and adapt a substantial process of research with scholarly integrity;
• have made a contribution through original research that extends the frontier of knowledge by developing a substantial body of work, some of which merits national or international refereed publication;
• be capable of critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas;
• be able to communicate with their peers, the larger scholarly community and society in general about their areas of expertise;
• be able to promote, in academic and professional contexts, technological, social or cultural advancement in a knowledge-based society.

Rationale:

In the contemporary world, the importance of environmental issues, both locally and at the global level, is beyond dispute. The importance of environmental issues was clearly recognised in three key Earth Summits: the UN Conference on the Human Environment, held in Stockholm, Sweden in June 1972; the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in June 1992; and the World Summit on Sustainable Development (informally known as “Rio+10”) held in Johannesburg, South Africa in August–September 2002. The problem of climate change, for which there is conclusive scientific evidence, and the legal framework defined in the Kyoto Protocol also underscore the pressing need to tackle environmental issues. All of these factors clearly justify the need for a doctoral programme that provides students with advanced research training in these areas.

COORDINATOR

Espino Infantes, Manolo

CONTACT

Building C2 (North Campus)
Tel.: 934 011 784
E-mail: doctorat.eamb.camins@upc.edu

Programme website

General information

Access profile

Given the goal of increasing internationalisation, and in line with the Pathway to Excellence quality requirements that apply to the doctoral programme in Environmental Engineering, the most suitable academic background for applicants is a master’s degree in environmental engineering, environmental sciences or a related field (engineering, chemistry, physics, etc.). Applicants should be high academic achievers with the solid training needed to take a rigorous, high-quality approach to their proposed thesis topic. They should also have good oral and written communication skills, particularly in English, and be able to articulate and specify their main research interests in the field of environmental engineering.

Output profile

Doctoral candidates who complete a doctoral degree will have acquired the following competencies, which are needed to carry out quality research (Royal Decree 99/2011, of 28 January, which regulates official doctoral studies):

a) A systematic understanding of the field of study and a mastery of the research skills and methods related to the field.
b) An ability to conceive, design or create, put into practice and adopt a substantial process of research or creation.
c) An ability to contribute to pushing back the frontiers of knowledge through original research.
d) A capacity for critical analysis and an ability to assess and summarise new and complex ideas.
e) An ability to communicate with the academic and scientific community and with society in general as regards their fields of knowledge in the manner and languages that are typical of the international scientific community to which they belong.
f) An ability to foster scientific, technological, social, artistic and cultural progress in academic and professional contexts within a knowledge-based society.

The award of a doctoral degree must equip the graduate for work in a variety of settings, especially those requiring creativity and innovation. Doctoral graduates must have at least acquired the personal skills needed to:

a) Develop in contexts in which there is little specific information.
b) Find the key questions that must be answered to solve a complex problem.
c) Design, create, develop and undertake original, innovative projects in their field.
d) Work as part of a team and independently in an international or multidisciplinary context.
e) Integrate knowledge, deal with complexity and make judgements with limited information.
f) Offer criticism on and intellectually defend solutions.

Finally, with respect to competencies, doctoral students must:
a) have acquired advanced knowledge at the frontier of their discipline and demonstrated, in the context of internationally recognised scientific research, a deep, detailed and well-grounded understanding of theoretical and practical issues and scientific methodology in one or more research fields;
b) have made an original and significant contribution to scientific research in their field of expertise that has been recognised as such by the international scientific community;
c) have demonstrated that they are capable of designing a research project that serves as a framework for carrying out a critical analysis and assessment of imprecise situations, in which they are able to apply their contributions, expertise and working method to synthesise new and complex ideas that yield a deeper knowledge of the research context in which they work;
d) have developed sufficient autonomy to set up, manage and lead innovative research teams and projects and scientific collaborations (both national and international) within their subject area, in multidisciplinary contexts and, where appropriate, with a substantial element of knowledge transfer;
e) have demonstrated that they are able to carry out their research activity in a socially responsible manner and with scientific integrity;
f) have demonstrated, within their specific scientific context, that they are able to make cultural, social or technological advances and promote innovation in all areas within a knowledge-based society;
g) have demonstrated that they are able to participate in scientific discussions at the international level in their field of expertise and disseminate the results of their research activity to audiences of all kinds.

Number of places

10

Duration of studies and dedication regime

Duration
The maximum period of study for full-time doctoral studies is three years, counted from the date of admission to the programme to the date of submission of the doctoral thesis. The academic committee of the doctoral programme may authorise a doctoral candidate to pursue doctoral studies on a part-time basis. In this case, the maximum period of study is five years, counting from the date of admission to the programme to the date of submission of the doctoral thesis. For calculating these periods, the date of admission is considered to be the date of the first enrolment for tutorials, and the date of submission the moment in which the Doctoral School officially deposits the doctoral thesis.

For full-time doctoral candidates, the minimum period of study is two years, counted from the date of an applicant's admission to the programme until the date on which the doctoral thesis is deposited; for part-time doctoral candidates it is four years. When there are justified grounds for doing so, and the thesis supervisor and academic tutor have given their authorisation, doctoral candidates may request that the academic committee of their doctoral programme exempt them from the minimum period of study requirement.

The calculation of periods of study will not include periods of absence due to illness, pregnancy or any other reason provided for in the regulations in force. Students who find themselves in any of these circumstances must notify the academic committee of the doctoral programme, which, where appropriate, must inform the Doctoral School. Doctoral candidates may also temporarily withdraw from the programme for up to one year, and this period may be extended for an additional year. Doctoral candidates who wish to interrupt their studies must submit a justified request to the academic committee of the doctoral programme, which will decide whether or not to approve the request. Each programme will establish conditions for readmission to doctoral studies.

Extension
If full-time doctoral candidates have not applied to deposit their thesis by the end of the three-year period of study, the academic committee of the programme may authorise an extension of up to one year. In exceptional circumstances, a further one-year extension may be granted, subject to the conditions established by the corresponding doctoral programme. In the case of part-time doctoral candidates, an extension of two years may be authorised. In both cases, in exceptional circumstances a further one-year extension may be granted by the Doctoral School's Standing Committee, upon the submission of a reasoned application by the academic committee of the doctoral programme.

Dismissal from the doctoral programme
A doctoral candidate may be dismissed from a doctoral programme for the following reasons:

  • The doctoral candidate submitting a justified application to withdraw from the programme.
  • The maximum period of study and of extensions thereof ending.
  • The doctoral candidate not having enrolled every academic year (unless he or she has been authorised to temporarily withdraw).
  • The doctoral candidate failing two consecutive assessments.
  • The doctoral candidate having disciplinary proceedings filed against him or her that rule that he or she must be dismissed from the UPC.

Dismissal from the programme implies that doctoral candidates cannot continue studying at the UPC and the closing of their academic record. This notwithstanding, they may apply to the academic committee of the programme for readmission and the committee must reevaluate them in accordance with the criteria established in the regulations.

Organization

COORDINATOR:
ACADEMIC COMMISSION OF THE PROGRAM:
STRUCTURAL UNITS:
  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (PROMOTORA)
  • Department of Agri-Food Engineering and Biotechnology
  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Department of Fluid Mechanics
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Department of Project and Construction Engineering
  • Terrassa Institute of Textile Research and Industrial Cooperation
  • University Research Institute for Sustainability Science and Technology
Specific URL of the doctoral program:
https://deca.upc.edu/ca/doctorat-recerca/doctorat/enginyeria-ambiental

CONTACT:
Building C2 (North Campus)
Tel.: 934 011 784
E-mail: doctorat.eamb.camins@upc.edu

Agreements with other institutions

  1. BSC
  2. GIRO
  3. Mediterranean Office for Youth Label: MOY mobility grants
  4. Cooperation agreement with the University of Aveiro (UA, Portugal)
  5. Cooperation agreement with Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH, Greece)

Access, admission and registration

Access profile

Given the goal of increasing internationalisation, and in line with the Pathway to Excellence quality requirements that apply to the doctoral programme in Environmental Engineering, the most suitable academic background for applicants is a master’s degree in environmental engineering, environmental sciences or a related field (engineering, chemistry, physics, etc.). Applicants should be high academic achievers with the solid training needed to take a rigorous, high-quality approach to their proposed thesis topic. They should also have good oral and written communication skills, particularly in English, and be able to articulate and specify their main research interests in the field of environmental engineering.

Access requirements

Applicants must hold a Spanish bachelor’s degree or equivalent and a Spanish master’s degree or equivalent, provided they have completed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits on the two degrees (Royal Decree 43/2015, of 2 February)

In addition, the following may apply:

  • Holders of an official degree awarded by a university in Spain or any other country in the European Higher Education Area, pursuant to the provisions of Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007, of 29 October, which establishes official university course regulations, who have completed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits on official university degrees, of which at least 60 must be at the master's degree level.
  • Holders of an official Spanish bachelor’s degree comprising at least 300 credits, as provided for by EU regulations. Holder of degrees of this kind must complete bridging courses unless the curriculum of the bachelor’s degree in question included research training credits equivalent in value to those which would be earned on a master's degree.
  • Holders of an official university qualification who, having passed the entrance examination for specialised medical training, have completed at least two years of a training course leading to an official degree in a health-sciences specialisation.
  • Holders of a degree issued under a foreign education system. In these cases, homologation is not required, but the UPC must verify that the degree certifies a level of training equivalent to an official Spanish master's degree and qualifies the holder for admission to doctoral studies in the country where it was issued. Admission on this basis does not imply homologation of the foreign degree or its recognition for any purpose other than admission to doctoral studies.
  • Holders of a Spanish doctoral qualification issued under previous university regulations.
  • Note 1: Doctoral studies entrance regulations for holders of an undergraduate degree awarded before the introduction of the EHEA (CG 47/02 2014)

    Note 2: Governing Council Decision 64/2014, which approves the procedure and criteria for assessing the fulfilment of academic admission requirements for doctoral studies by holders of non-homologated foreign degrees (CG 25/03 2014)

Admission criteria and merits assessment

In addition to the general admission requirements, the academic committee also considers the points listed below. Applicants are assigned a score for each criterion. The maximum total score possible is 200 points:

Criterion: A. Entrance qualification

Description: A master's degree in environmental engineering, environmental sciences or a related field (engineering, chemistry, physics, etc.).
It is recommended that applicants hold a degree which ensures that they have the high level of training and specialisation required to successfully work on the specific research topics of the doctoral programme in Environmental Engineering.

Weighting: maximum 10 points

Criterion: B. Academic record:

Description: Applicants should have an average mark of 1.60 or higher on their academic record, based on the following 1–4 scale: 

Pass = 1. 

Good = 2.

Excellent = 3. 

Distinction = 4, in accordance with the provisions of Royal Decree 1497/1987, partially amended by Royal Decree 1044/2003, of 1 August


Weighting: maximum 25 (minimum 7)


Criterion: Assessment of the institution where the entrance qualification was obtained

Description: A score is assigned for the quality of the institution(s) where the applicant completed the bachelor’s and/or master's degree that qualifies them for admission to the doctoral programme (based on the rankings indicated on http://www.webometrics.info)

Weighting: maximum 10 points


Criterion: D. Level of English

Description: Applicants who are not natives of English-speaking countries (listed at https://www.purdue.edu/gradschool/admissions/how-to-apply/apply-toefl.html) must demonstrate proficiency in this language: (e.g. IELTS, min. 6.0; TOEFL, min. 170 CBT, 500 PBT, 60 iBT; Cambridge, min. FCE, ISE mid-intermediate or equivalent).
The doctoral programme is carried out in an international context in which doctoral students are required to have oral and written communication skills in English.

Weighting: maximum 15 points (minimum: 5 points)


Criterion: E. Motivation and topics of interest

Description: Assessment of the applicant's motivation to pursue doctoral studies and the fit between the topics they are interested in and the research areas and projects carried out on the programme.

Weighting: maximum 7 points


Criterion: F. Other aspects of the applicant’s CV

Description: Previous research experience, professional qualifications, other degrees, other languages, etc.

Weighting: maximum 4 points

Criterion: G. Recommendations

Description: Assessment of the applicant, carried out by other professors or researchers who can prove that they have had an academic or professional relationship with the applicant.

Weighting: maximum 4 points


Criterion: H. Availability of grants or other sources of funding for the preparation of the applicant’s thesis

Description: The aim is to prioritise applicants who have financial resources or sources of funding to complete their doctoral studies: grants, scholarships or financial aid provided by national or international bodies or by the applicant’s previous university, funding provided under the terms of cooperation agreements or within the framework of research projects, etc.

Weighting: 25 points (if the applicant has funding)


Criterion: I. Interview

Description: The interview will focus on the applicant’s interests in relation to the development of their thesis, the topics they are interested in, and questions based on the content of their CV. Interviews will be conducted by at least one member of the academic committee, either in person or via remote video connection (if necessary) to assess each applicant’s capabilities and how well their interests and expertise align with the research topics the programme focuses on.

Weighting: maximum 100 points (minimum 75)

Applications must be submitted electronically at https://www.upc.edu/preinscripcio/home_candidat.php?idioma=2, together with the following attached documents:
• A covering letter in which the applicant indicates the research topic or area they are interested in
• Letters of reference (at least 2)
• A photocopy of the applicant's passport or national identity document
• Photocopies of the university degrees that qualify the applicant for admission to the doctoral programme
• A photocopy of the applicant's academic record (official academic transcript with marks obtained)
• Documentation substantiating the applicant’s level of English or in other languages ​​(if available)
• Documentary evidence of any sources of funding for the thesis
All applications received will be assessed before each enrolment period (twice during the academic year). The academic committee will decide which applicants to admit and will communicate its decision via the same intranet used for the application process. Admissions will only be valid for the academic year in which the corresponding application was submitted.

Assessment and selection
The assessment and selection process will be conducted in two stages:
1. Assessment and scoring of points A to H by the academic committee (maximum possible score: 100 points). Applicants who obtain a score of less than 75 points will not progress to the next stage and will not be admitted to the doctoral programme in Environmental Engineering.

2. In the second stage, the remaining applicants will be interviewed (criterion I). The maximum possible score for the interview is 100 points. Applicants who receive a score of less than 75 points will not be admitted to the programme.
At the end of the selection process, applicants with a score of 150 or more out of 200 will be deemed eligible for admission to the doctoral programme in Environmental Engineering. The list of eligible applicants (ordered by score) will be published.
Applicants will be admitted to the doctoral programme in the order in which they appear on this list until all available places are filled. Eligible applicants who are not admitted to the programme will be placed on a reserve list in order of the score obtained. These applicants may be admitted to the programme if any of the admitted applicants give up their places.

Training complements

Applicants who have completed a master's degree in environmental engineering, environmental sciences or a related field (engineering, chemistry, physics, etc.) do not need to take any bridging courses.
In the case of students admitted with other degrees, the academic committee will review each student's curriculum vitae and indicate the bridging courses that they must take from among subjects of the master’s degree in Environmental Engineering. Bridging courses may provide research or cross-disciplinary training, but in no case may doctoral students be required to enrol for 60 or more ECTS credits. In such cases, the committee will keep track of the bridging courses completed and establish appropriate criteria to limit their duration.
Taking into account the doctoral student activity report, the academic committee may propose measures that complement those specified in these regulations and which result in doctoral students who do not meet the specified requirements being excluded from the programme.
As indicated at the start of this section, when students are admitted, the academic committee of the doctoral programme may define requirements for additional methodological or scientific training on a case-by-case basis according to each student’s academic background and experience. The bridging courses students are required to take will be subjects of the master's degree linked to the programme: the UPC’s master’s degree in Environmental Engineering. Thesis supervisors who note gaps in a student’s training or believe they need additional advanced training in one or more subjects related to their doctoral thesis may require that the student concerned complete additional training specific to their needs. This additional training will involve students attending specialised courses, seminars and/or workshops, and/or completing stays at research centres to complete their training in specific areas related to their thesis topic.
Any bridging courses specified by the academic committee of the doctoral programme as a condition for admission must be completed within a year and a half (18 months). Students who have not successfully completed any bridging courses required within their first 18 months in the programme may be excluded by the academic committee.
In the case of additional training required by thesis supervisors or academic tutors, the time limit is 12 months from the time that students are informed of this requirement. Thesis supervisors or academic tutors may request that the academic committee exclude students who do not meet training requirements within this time period.

Enrolment period for new doctoral students

In September and October (dates to be confirmed each academic year). Extraordinary enrolment period in February.

More information at the registration section for new doctoral students

Enrolment period

In September and October (dates to be confirmed each academic year).

More information at the general registration section

Monitoring and evaluation of the doctoral student

Procedure for the preparation and defense of the research plan

Doctoral candidates must submit a research plan, which will be included in their doctoral student activity report, before the end of the first year. The plan may be improved over the course of the doctoral degree. It must be endorsed by the tutor and the supervisor, and it must include the method that is to be followed and the aims of the research.

At least one of these annual assessments will include a public presentation and defence of the research plan and work done before a committee composed of three doctoral degree holders, which will be conducted in the manner determined by each academic committee. The examination committee awards a Pass or Fail mark. A Pass mark is a prerequisite for continuing on the doctoral programme. Doctoral candidates awarded a Fail mark must submit a new research plan for assessment by the academic committee of the doctoral programme within six months.

The committee assesses the research plan every year, in addition to all of the other activities in the doctoral student activity report. Doctoral candidates who are awarded two consecutive Fail marks for the research plan will be obliged to definitely withdraw from the programme.

If they change the subject of their thesis, they must submit a new research plan.

Formation activities

a) Tutorial

• 288 hours.

Type: compulsory.

b) Programme-specific seminars and workshops

• 18 hours.

Type: optional.

c) Publications

• 280 hours.

Type: optional.

d) Periods of mobility

• 480 hours.

Type: optional.

e) Training in information skills

• 1.5 hours.

Type: optional.

f) Research methodology

• 12 hours.

Type: optional.

g) Innovation and creativity

• 8 hours.

Type: optional.

h) Language and communication skills

• 18 hours.

Type: optional.

i) Conferences

• 48 hours.

Type: optional.

j) Assessment based on doctoral student activity report (DAD) and research plan

• 4 hours.

Type: compulsory.

Procedure for assignment of tutor and thesis director

The academic committee of the doctoral programme assigns a thesis supervisor to each doctoral candidate when they are admitted or enrol for the first time, taking account of the thesis supervision commitment referred to in the admission decision.

The thesis supervisor will ensure that training activities carried out by the doctoral candidate are coherent and suitable, and that the topic of the candidate’s doctoral thesis will have an impact and make a novel contribution to knowledge in the relevant field. The thesis supervisor will also guide the doctoral candidate in planning the thesis and, if necessary, tailoring it to any other projects or activities undertaken. The thesis supervisor will generally be a UPC professor or researcher who holds a doctoral degree and has documented research experience. This includes PhD-holding staff at associated schools (as determined by the Governing Council) and UPC-affiliated research institutes (in accordance with corresponding collaboration and affiliation agreements). When thesis supervisors are UPC staff members, they also act as the doctoral candidate’s tutor.

PhD holders who do not meet these criteria (as a result of their contractual relationship or the nature of the institution to which they are attached) must be approved by the UPC Doctoral School's Standing Committee in order to participate in a doctoral programme as researchers with documented research experience.

The academic committee of the doctoral programme may approve the appointment of a PhD-holding expert who is not a UPC staff member as a candidate’s thesis supervisor. In such cases, the prior authorisation of the UPC Doctoral School's Standing Committee is required. A UPC staff member who holds a doctoral degree and has documented research experience must also be proposed to act as a co-supervisor, or as the doctoral candidate’s tutor if one has not been assigned.

A thesis supervisor may step down from this role if there are justified reasons (recognised as valid by the committee) for doing so. If this occurs, the academic committee of the doctoral programme will assign the doctoral candidate a new thesis supervisor.

Provided there are justified reasons for doing so, and after hearing any relevant input from the doctoral candidate, the academic committee of the doctoral programme may assign a new thesis supervisor at any time during the period of doctoral study.

If there are academic reasons for doing so (an interdisciplinary topic, joint or international programmes, etc.) and the academic committee of the programme gives its approval, an additional thesis supervisor may be assigned. Supervisors and co-supervisors have the same responsibilities and academic recognition.

The maximum number of supervisors of a doctoral thesis is two: a supervisor and a co-supervisor.

For theses carried out under a cotutelle agreement or as part of an Industrial Doctorate, if necessary and if the agreement foresees it this maximum number of supervisors may not apply. This notwithstanding, the maximum number of supervisors belonging to the UPC is two.

More information at the PhD theses section

Permanence

The academic committee of the programme may authorise an extension of up to one year for full-time doctoral candidates who have not applied to deposit their thesis by the end of the three-year period of study, in the terms outlined in the Academic Regulations for Doctoral Studies of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. In the case of part-time candidates, an extension of two years may be authorised. In both cases, in exceptional circumstances a further one-year extension may be granted by the Doctoral School's Standing Committee, upon the submission of a reasoned application by the academic committee of the doctoral programme.

A doctoral candidate may be dismissed from a doctoral programme for the following reasons:

  • The doctoral candidate submitting a justified application to withdraw from the programme.
  • The maximum period of study and of extensions thereof ending.
  • The doctoral candidate not having enrolled every academic year (unless he or she has been authorised to temporarily withdraw).
  • The doctoral candidate failing two consecutive assessments.
  • The doctoral candidate having disciplinary proceedings filed against him or her that rule that he or she must be dismissed from the UPC.

Dismissal from the programme implies that doctoral candidates cannot continue studying at the UPC and the closing of their academic record. This notwithstanding, they may apply to the academic committee of the programme for readmission and the committee must reevaluate them in accordance with the criteria established in the regulations.

International Mention

The doctoral degree certificate may include International Doctorate mention. In this case, the doctoral candidate must meet the following requirements:

a) During the period of study leading to the award of the doctoral degree, the doctoral candidate must have spent at least three months at a respected higher education institution or research centre outside Spain to complete courses or do research work. The stays and activities carried out must be endorsed by the thesis supervisor and authorised by the academic committee of the programme. The candidate must provide a certifying document issued by the person responsible for the research group of the body or bodies where the stay or activity was completed. This information will be added to the doctoral student’s activity report.
b) Part of the thesis (at least the summary and conclusions) must be written and presented in one of the languages commonly used for science communication in the relevant field of knowledge, which must not be an official language of Spain. This rule does not apply to stays and reports in Spanish or to experts from Spanish-speaking countries.
c) At least two PhD-holding experts belonging to a higher education institution or research centre outside Spain must have issued officially certified reports on the thesis.
d) The thesis examination committee must have included at least one PhD-holding expert from a higher education or research institution outside Spain who was not responsible for the candidate’s stay abroad (point a) above).
e) The thesis defence must have taken place on UPC premises or, in the case of joint programmes, at the location specified in the collaboration agreement.

Learning resources

The research groups associated with the doctoral programme in Environmental Engineering have infrastructure and services that doctoral students can use to carry out their research work: work rooms for doctoral students, computer equipment, study rooms, rooms for receiving visiting professors and researchers, meeting rooms; and for research that requires experimental work, laboratory spaces that offer highly versatile facilities for setting up pilot plants. The following laboratories of departments linked to the doctoral programme are available for conducting research work:
Resources of the Department of Chemical Engineering
• Laboratory for the Treatment of Waste and Contaminated Soils
• Laboratory for the Separation of Contaminants from Water
• Laboratory for the Management of Natural Resources and Waste
These facilities offer the following testing capabilities:
Analysis of inorganic contaminants:
• HPLC chromatography
• Atomic absorption analysis
• UV-V spectrophotometer
Analysis of heavy metals in soil and water
• ICP-MS
• HPLC
• Laser spectroscopy
Determination of organic contaminants
• TOC analysis
• GC-MS
• FT-IR
• CE
Transport studies in aquifers
• Pilot scale equipment for analysis of transport in porous media
• Various chemical analysers
Resources of the Department of Hydraulic, Maritime and Environmental Engineering
Sanitary and Environmental Engineering Laboratory
The laboratory offers equipment and facilities for the analysis of water and organic matter:
• Water: gravimetric, volumetric and spectrometric analysis
• Organic matter (BOD, COD) and nutrients (nitrogenous and phosphate)
• Prototypes and pilot plants for research on water supply treatment processes (coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, filtration and disinfection) and wastewater (activated sludge systems under continuous or discontinuous flow and high-performance lagoon systems)
• Facilities for pumping, piping, storing and distributing wastewater from the Barcelona sewage network to the laboratory
Resources of the Department of Textile and Paper Engineering (DITP)


DITP Research Laboratory
The following equipment is available:

• Activated sludge pilot plant (Bio Kontrol Mark 2)
• Ozone treatment pilot plant
• Reverse osmosis equipment
• Jar Test flocculators
• Scanning electron microscope (Jeol JSM 5610)
• Optical microscopes
• Atomic absorption spectrophotometer
• UV-Vis spectrophotometers
• COD digesters
• BOD refrigerated thermostats
• Oximeters
• Conductometers
• Turbidimeter
• Ovens (microbiological incubators, drying ovens, etc.)
• Muffle furnaces
• Analytical balances
• Treatment columns (sand, activated carbon, ion exchange resins)
INTEXTER resources
Environmental Pollution Control Laboratory
Equipped to conduct a wide range of chemical and microbiological analyses in water and wastewater. The laboratory also has several pilot plants that can be used to conduct research on purification processes involving biological, physico-chemical and advanced oxidation processes:
General analysis
Determination of cations by atomic absorption. Determination of anions. Fats and oil. Organic and total carbon. Acids/alkalinity. Ammonia and total nitrogen. Phosphorous, nitrites and nitrates, sulphides, etc.
Industrial water.
Colour. Conductivity. Dry residue and suspended solids, turbidity. Hardness. Dissolved oxygen.
Pathogenic microorganisms. Presence of most common pollutants, AT and CAT, chlorides and sulphates.
Wastewater.
BOD and COD. Sludge settling volume. Inhibitory substances, suspended matter, conductivity. Metals in organic components. Total microorganisms: fungi, streptococci, clostridia, coliforms
Resources of the Department of Mechanical Engineering

Acoustic and Mechanical Engineering Laboratory (LEAM)
LEAM is a laboratory that forms part of the Network of Technological Innovation Support Centres (TECNIO) of the Government of Catalonia. The TECNIO brand was created to bring together the main actors with expertise in applied research and technology transfer in Catalonia. LEAM’s facilities, located on the UPC’s Terrassa Campus, occupy a total of 350 m². They include offices for professors and researchers and work rooms for doctoral students, as well as visitor rooms, meeting rooms and laboratory spaces that offer highly versatile facilities for setting up pilot plants.

The LEAM laboratory is equipped with:
• Measurement equipment: LMS Pimento 16-channel analyser
• ADLINK 12-channel acquisition system
• 01 dB Symphonie 2-channel signal analyser
• Brüel & Kjaer sound level calibrator, model 4230
• Spectrum analyser, Rion model NA 27
• Vibration analyser, Brüel & Kjaer model 2513
• Narrow band spectrum analyser, Brüel & Kjaer model 2515
• Seismic accelerometers (4), PCB
• Accelerometers (10), various models
• Type I integrating sound level meters (8), various models
• Charge amplifier for accelerometers, various models
• Charging amplifier for Brüel & Kjaer accelerometers, model 2635
• Conditioning amplifier, Nexus Brüel & Kjaer model 2692
• Accelerometer calibrator, Brüel & Kjaer model 4294
• Vibration exciter (“shaker”), Brüel & Kjaer model 4809
• Amplifiers, various models
• Microphones (10), various models
• Brüel & Kjaer sound intensity probe
• National Instruments AT-MIO-16E-1 data acquisition board
• DSP card for active noise control, EZ-ANC (Causal Systems)
Software:
• LMS Virtual Lab: finite element simulation
• Raynoise: simulation with ray-tracing of acoustic conditions in true 3D
• MITHRA: calculation of acoustic impact of infrastructure
• INM: calculation of acoustic impact of airports.
LEAM also has access to the resources of the Integrated Organic Waste Management Technology Centre (GIRO CT), where the Bioprocesses Research Group for integrated management of organic waste materials carries out its activity. GIRO also belongs to the Government of Catalonia’s TECNIO network.
• The following analytical techniques are available at GIRO to support research work in this field:
• Long-chain fatty acids (FAME)
• Volatile fatty acids (VFA)
• Alkalinity
• Elemental analysis
• CHN
• CHNS
• Anion determination by ion chromatography
• Chlorides (Cl-)
• Phosphates (PO₄³-)
• Nitrates (NO₃-)
• Nitrites (NO₂-)
• Sulphates (SO₄²-)
• Cation determination by ion chromatography
• Ammonium (NH₄ +)
• Sodium (Na+)
• Potassium (K+)
• Calcium (Ca₂+)
• Magnesium (Mg₂+)
• Conductivity
• Biological oxygen demand (BOD 5)

Biological oxygen demand (BOD 20)
• Soluble chemical oxygen demand (sCOD)
• Total chemical oxygen demand (TCOD)
• Total phosphorus
• Gas composition (CH₄, CO₂, N₂, H₂)
• Ammonia nitrogen (NH₄)
• Total Kjeldahl nitrogen (TKN)
• Oils and fats
• pH
• Total solids (TS)
• Total + volatile solids (TS/VS)
• Total suspended solids (TSS)
• Total suspended solids + volatile suspended solids (TSS/VSS)
• Siloxanes + VOC
• Permanent gases
• This group also has facilities and laboratories with equipment and prototypes (pilot plants) for conducting bioprocess studies and assays:
• Anaerobic digestion
• Reduction of nutrients
• Composting
• Biofiltration of polluting gases

The research work of the Earth Sciences Group (GCT)—which focuses on modelling of air quality, transport of mineral dust and climate change—is carried out in the Department of Earth Sciences of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC-CNS) under framework agreements between the UPC and the BSC-CNS. The UPC is a partner in the BSC-CNS consortium.
• The University therefore has access to the following BSC-CNS facilities for use in research:
• MareNostrum supercomputer, recognised as an outstanding scientific-technical infrastructure by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. MareNostrum is one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe and is ranked 299th on the TOP500 list (TOP500.org). It has 10240 IBM PowerPC 970MP processors at 2.3 GHz (2560 JS21 blades), which allow it to achieve peak performance of 94.21 teraflops (94.21 trillion operations per second), 20 TB of main memory, and 390 + 90 TB of disk storage.
• NVIDIA GPU Cluster with 128 Bull B505 blades: 2 PowerPC 970 CPUs at 2.2 GHz, 4 GB RAM per blade, peak performance of 1.72 teraflops, Gigabit interconnection network, SLES 10 SP1 operating system
• SGI Altix 4700 is a shared memory machine with a CC-NUMA (coherent non-uniform memory access) architecture: 128 Montecito dual-core CPUs (IA-64). Each of the 256 cores runs at 1.6 GHz; 8 MB L3 cache and bus speed of 533 MHz. 2.5 TB RAM. Peak performance: 819.2 gigaflops, 2 internal SAS disks of 146 GB at 15,000 RPM, 12 external SAS disks of 300 GB at 10,000 RPM.
The Department of Earth Sciences of the BSC-CNS also has the following equipment:
• 14 workstations
• SUN storage system: 13 TB + 25 TB.


Doctoral Theses

List of authorized thesis for defense

  • BELOHLAV, VOJTECH: lntensification of mixing and homogenisation of culture medium in photobioreactors for microalgae production
    Author: BELOHLAV, VOJTECH
    Thesis file: (contact the Doctoral School to confirm you have a valid doctoral degree and to get the link to the thesis)
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
    Department: (DECA)
    Mode: Change of supervisor
    Deposit date: 07/09/2021
    Reading date: pending
    Reading time: pending
    Reading place: pending
    Thesis director: UGGETTI, ENRICA | JIROUT, TOMAS | KRATKY, LUKAS
    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: SKOCILAS, JAN
         SECRETARI: BLANCO AGUILERA, RICARDO
         VOCAL: PETERA, KAREL
         VOCAL: FEKETE, ROMAN
         VOCAL: ¿ULC, RADEK
    Thesis abstract: Due to the large volume of the processed medium in pilot or industrial cultivation systems, it is difficult to illuminate the entire layer of the culture medium, which results in the formation of dark zones. Due to insufficient mixing, also an unbalanced utilization of nutrients contained in the culture medium or formation of temperature gradients can occur. Microalgal biofilm formation attached to the transparent walls of closed photobioreactors (PBRs) is also a significan! limitation associated with scaling-up, since it can significantly reduce the intensity of incident light. According to those factors, the hydrodynamic conditions of the culture medium are an importan! parameter in the scaling-up of cultivation systems, since it affects the mixing and the homogeneity of the culture medium. Efficient mixing can: 1) allow all microalgal cells to reach the irradiated area (light zone) of the culture medium; 2) prevent the formation of temperature gradients or sedimentation of microalgal cells; 3) intensify mass transfer resulting in more efficient utilization of nutrients. Moreover, the intensification of flow in the a rea clase to the transparent walls of the cultivation system can also result in an in crease of wall shear stress and a reduction of biofilm formation. The aim of this thesis was to study the influence of hydrodynamic conditions on parameters affecting the production of microalgae in two cultivation systems: a hybrid horizontal tubular photobioreactor (HHT PBR) and a closed flat panel photobioreactor (FP PBR). To this end, a multi-physical model was created to study the effect of hydrodynamic conditions on microalgae cultivation. Based on the experimental measurements, a numerical model simulating the hydrodynamic conditions in transparent HHT PBR tubes was validated. Through the model, the influence of different operating conditions on the mixing of the culture medium were investigated. The developed multi-physical model allowed to investigate the influence of operating conditions on the distribution of light in the culture medium and the production of microalgae, The model showed that, in systems working with a large !ayer of culture medium or a high concentration of microalgae, the intensification of mixing increases the production of microalgae. To do this, the hydrodynamic conditions in the cultivation system should be brought as clase as possible to the state where the entire volume of the culture medium is ideally mixed. This state can be achieved by increasing the flow rate in the tubes or by using static mixers installed in the tubes of the PBR. Hydrodynamics in FP PBR were more complex than in HHT PBR. By comparing the created ydrodynamic model with experimental measurements, the influence of hydrodynamics on the prevention of biofilm formation was specified as well. The created hydrodynamic model allowed to optimize the operating and design parameters of the FP PBR. In arder to intensify the mixing and homogenize the flow of the culture medium in the FP PBR, a static mixer was designed. Compared to the empty FP PBR chamber, the homogenization time was reduced and the homogenous flow in the chamber was ensured by the installed static mixer The multi-physical model developed in this thesis has preved to be an efficient tool to understand the influence of hydrodynamic conditions on microalgae production. Based on experimental measurements and numerical models, the operating conditions of HHT PBR and FP PBR were optimized. To further intensify the mixing and homogenize the flow of the culture medium, a static mixer was designed, which demonstrated a positive effect on the hydrodynamic conditions of the culture system. Overall, the created numerical model is a useful tool to improve existing cultivation systems, to acquire knowledge during the scale-up of cultivation systems or for designing novel PBRs.
  • CARNERERO QUINTERO, CRISTINA: Dynamics of ultrafine particles and tropospheric ozone episodes
    Author: CARNERERO QUINTERO, CRISTINA
    Thesis file: (contact the Doctoral School to confirm you have a valid doctoral degree and to get the link to the thesis)
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
    Department: (DECA)
    Mode: Article-based thesis
    Deposit date: 21/07/2021
    Reading date: 30/09/2021
    Reading time: 11:00
    Reading place: ETSECCPB- Defensa per videoconferència per COVID-19 Enllaç: https://meet.google.com/tcw-cdir-yrf
    Thesis director: QUEROL CARCELLER, XAVIER | ALASTUEY UROS, JOSE ANDRES
    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: ARTIÑANO RODRÍGUEZ DE TORRES, BEGOÑA
         SECRETARI: PEY BETRÁN, JORGE
         VOCAL: PIÑEIRO IGLESIAS, MARIA
    Thesis abstract: Atmospheric aerosol particles, particularly ultrafine particles (UFPs; particles with less than 100 nm in diameter), and tropospheric ozone (O3) are atmospheric pollutants highly influenced by photochemical reactions, i.e., processes initiated by the absorption of solar radiation. High concentrations of ambient UFPs and O3 have important adverse effects on human health and impact on climate.Areas with high insolation and atmospheric dynamics favoring the accumulation of pollutants by vertical recirculation of air masses, such as the Western Mediterranean and other regions of Southern Europe, often register episodes with high concentrations of UFPs and O3, especially in spring and summer. UFPs episodes might be caused by the emission and accumulation of particles or by the photochemical formation of particles from gaseous precursors (new particle formation; NPF).The objective of this thesis is to characterize the relationship between UFPs and O3 in areas and periods with important photochemical activity. More specifically, this thesis aims at (i) identifying the atmospheric patterns causing the episodes, (ii) establishing whether these pollutants are driven by the same processes or occurring in parallel and (iii) describing how UFP concentrations have evolved over the last years.Based on these objectives, we analyzed data gathered during intensive field campaigns of simultaneous surface-level and vertical measurements, as well as long-term series of continuous measurements. Combining these, we focus on evaluating the seasonality and simultaneity of UFPs and O3 episodes, identifying the key contributing atmospheric factors and providing insights on the influence of NPF on the concentration of UFPs.We found that two distinct scenarios govern the formation and transport of UFPs and O3: recirculation of air masses and venting. The occurrence of either scenario is determined by large-scale meteorology, whereas the magnitude of concentrations is modulated by the availability of precursors and local atmospheric and orographic conditions. Our results indicate that acute UFPs episodes are undoubtedly linked with O3 episodes. Yet, the episodes may or may not be simultaneous on the same day. The occurrence of an O3 episode seems to be always concurrent with an UFPs episode caused by accumulation of primary and secondary particles during recirculation periods. However, high UFPs concentrations caused by NPF are mainly occurring with lower (but relatively high in absolute values) O3 concentrations during venting periods.When considering the average annual UFPs concentrations in urban locations, primary traffic emissions have a greater contribution to the total number of particles than NPF. Yet, on days with NPF events, the contribution from NPF to UFPs might be higher than that from primary emissions.Although NPF events do not occur in most of the days, the number of days with NPF events is increasing, probably due to a decreasing trend in the anthropogenic atmospheric emissions in recent years, which caused a decline in the particle sinks. Thus, the contribution of NPF to the number concentration of UFPs is also increasing. The total concentration of UFPs may either increase or decrease, depending on the local conditions and precursor emissions. In urban environments, the decline in anthropogenic emissions causes a direct decrease in the concentration of UFPs. In rural environments, NPF becomes more favorable and the concentration of UFPs increases. This might be related to increasing local biogenic emission of precursors, as well as a reduction of sinks due to a decline in transported anthropogenic emissions.Abatement policies implemented in recent years aiming at decreasing anthropogenic emissions of atmospheric pollutants have had a major impact in the concentration of UFPs at urban environments. However, these policies have not had a significant impact in the regional background, where UFPs have increased.
  • FLORES ROSELL, LAURA: Constructed wetlands for winery wastewater treatment: Sustainability and circular economy in the wine sector
    Author: FLORES ROSELL, LAURA
    Thesis file: (contact the Doctoral School to confirm you have a valid doctoral degree and to get the link to the thesis)
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
    Department: (DECA)
    Mode: Normal
    Deposit date: 12/07/2021
    Reading date: 01/10/2021
    Reading time: 11:00
    Reading place: ETSECCPB- Defensa per videoconferència per COVID-19 Enllaç: https://meet.google.com/mvj-ixdf-swc
    Thesis director: GARFI, MARIANNA | GARCIA SERRANO, JOAN
    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: VYMAZAL, JAN
         SECRETARI: CORBELLA VIDAL, CLARA
         VOCAL: GRAS MOREU, ANNA
    Thesis abstract: The wine industry generates large volumes of wastewater originating from various processes and operations carried out during wine production. Winery wastewater (WWW) is characterized by highly variable flows and loadings. Indeed, more than half of the annual wastewater flow and load is produced during the vintage season, when grape is harvested and grape juice is handled and managed. Spain is one of the world's largest wine-producing countries. Nevertheless, in most of the Spanish wineries wastewater is still not properly treated or managed. In this context, constructed wetlands (CWs) constitute a suitable alternative to conventional systems (e.g. activated sludge systems, membrane bioreactors) for WWW treatment due to their low cost, low energy requirement, easy operation and maintenance and their integration into the landscape. From a technical point of view, full-scale applications of CWs have demonstrated to reduce more than 90% of the organic pollutants and solids from WWW producing suitable water for multiple reuse purposes such as irrigation. Moreover, primary treatments of CWs can produce sludge which can be stabilised in sludge treatment wetlands (STWs) producing biofertilizers and soil conditioners. The production of reclaimed water and biofertilizers from WWW can promote the circular economy in the wine sector increasing their sustainability. Although CWs application in the wine sector has been widely proved from a technical point of view, there are still no studies which assess and quantify their environmental benefits in the context of circular economy.This PhD Thesis aims to assess and quantify the environmental benefits of CWs for WWW treatment compared with existing and conventional solutions. To address this objective, a life cycle assessment (LCA), greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions measurements and a carbon footprint (CFP) evaluation were carried out comparing CW systems with conventional technologies and other existing alternatives (i.e. activated sludge system and third-party management). This research has been carried out in the frame of the WETWINE project (http://wetwine.eu/) which aimed to promote environmentally friendly and innovative solutions to treat effluents produced by wine industries in the South-West of Europe. Thus, this research was based on the study of different full-scale systems implemented in wineries located in Galicia (Spain), Portugal and Southern France. In particular, a CW system has been designed and implemented in a winery located in Galicia, in which experimental activities have been carried out. The results of the LCA showed that the environmental impacts of CWs were between 1.5 and 180 times lower than the third-party management alternative and between 1 and 10 times lower than the activated sludge system. GHG emissions (carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrous oxide (N2O) and methane (CH4)) were monitored in a CW and an activated sludge systems using an on-site Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) gas analyser. Results highlighted that surface emission rates from the CW system were lower than those released by the activated sludge system. Furthermore, seasonally, daily and instantaneous variability in emissions as well as spatial variability were recorded and reported. The CFP of the CW system was up to 42 times lower in comparison with the third-party management and up to 4 times lower than the activated sludge system. Finally, an economic assessment was conducted. CWs can reduce winery costs associated with WWW treatment up to 50% for the construction and up to 98% for the operation and maintenance. Finally, this PhD Thesis assessed and quantified, for the first time, the environmental benefits of CWs for WWW treatment. CWs were proven to be a sustainable solution for WWW and sludge treatment, since they are an environmentally friendly and cost-effective alternative which can promote the circular economy in wineries enabling sludge and water treatment and reuse on-site.
  • GASPARINI, ANDREA: Experimental and numerical modelling of CO2 behaviour in the soil-atmosphere interface. lmplications far risk assessment of carbon capture storage projects.
    Author: GASPARINI, ANDREA
    Thesis file: (contact the Doctoral School to confirm you have a valid doctoral degree and to get the link to the thesis)
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
    Department: (DECA)
    Mode: Article-based thesis
    Deposit date: 07/02/2020
    Reading date: pending
    Reading time: pending
    Reading place: pending
    Thesis director: GRANDIA I BORRÀS, FIDEL | BRUNO I SALGOT, JORGE
    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: VOLTATTORNI, NUNZIA
         SECRETARI: FOLCH DURAN, ARNAU
         VOCAL: MAZADIEGO MARTINEZ, LUIS FELIPE
    Thesis abstract: CO2 geological storage is considered one of the options technologically viable in order to decrease the industrial emissions of this gas species that strongly contribute to the greenhouse effect in the atmosphere (IPCC, 2005). As naturally, oil and gas are stored in porous rocks that have the same key geological features required for CO2 storage, so CCS aim to recreate a natural process to trap carbon dioxide for millions of years into deep saline aquifer or depleted oil and gas fields. Episodic release of CO2 from underground can occur from either natural processes (i.e., mantle degassing, thermal decarbonation, volcanic areas) or industrial (geological storage of CO2, CCS). Because of leakage can occur at every step of a CCS project, monitoring assumes an important role not only during and after injection but also before in order to know the state of the entire site from deep underground (reservoir level) to surface. In this respect, the use of atmospheric dispersion numerical models helps predicting the dispersion of the CO2-enriched gas plume once emitted from underground and allows an accurate map of risk level through time under particular meteorological conditions. The aim of this PhD. project is to give a better understanding of CO2 behaviour in the unsaturated zone and its atmospheric dispersion. The results are obtained from experimental and numerical modelling of CO2 leakage from an artificial leakage site and from natural analogues applied to risk assessment for CCS sites. To reach the above-mentioned targets and to prove results, this research plan combines experimental activity on site and numerical modelling. The first part of the research plan consisted of a contribution in the PISCO2 project at the ES.CO2 facilities placed in Ponferrada (Spain). The objective of this project was to predict how the injected CO2 will move laterally and vertically in the unsaturated zone and to determine the critical parameters that will affect the ecosystems. This part has been published in a peer review journal and presented in an international congress.The second part of the PhD. project has focused on the study of two natural analogues in volcanic areas. Natural analogues provide evidences of the impact of CO2 leakage, for both sites two approaches have been followed: a) direct measurement of air concentration and b) numerical atmospheric modelling with the TWODEE2 code. The study of CO2 emissions in natural systems provides a valuable information on the assessment and quantification of potential risks related to underground carbon storage leakage. Emissions of CO2 are studied in a large variety of geological environments, i.e., sedimentary basins, active andnon-active volcanic areas, seismically-active regions, and geothermal fields. Because of the physics of carbon dioxide gas, e.g., colourless, odourless, higher density compared to air, its accumulation may result hazardous and even lethal for life. The objective of atmospheric dispersion modelling is to predict how will move the plume, generated by a leakage in natural degassing systems and CCS sites.Results obtained from this doctorate provide:¿Coupling experimental and numerical data in order to test new methods and/or numerical codes;¿New elements to the knowledge of CO2 behaviours in the unsaturated zone as seen at PISCO2;¿New clues on non-invasive monitoring techniques for CCS sites and natural analogues;¿The usefulness of studying natural analogues;¿The usefulness of the SAP system, as a good method to evaluate high gas emissions from underground;¿The efficiency of atmospheric modelling as a valuable methodology in the risk assessment;¿The importance of risk assessment maps in active degassing areas;¿The need of production of forecasting maps to evaluate dangerous scenarios.¿Numerical models (multiphase transport and atmospheric gas dispersion) are proved to be useful tools to predict gas behaviour inthe vadose zone and in the near-grou
  • MEDINA MIJANGOS, RUBI ALEJANDRA: Sistemas de Gestión de Residuos Sólidos Urbanos (RSU). Metodología para el análisis técnico-económico con valoración de las externalidades y Casos de Estudio
    Author: MEDINA MIJANGOS, RUBI ALEJANDRA
    Thesis file: (contact the Doctoral School to confirm you have a valid doctoral degree and to get the link to the thesis)
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
    Department: (DECA)
    Mode: Article-based thesis
    Deposit date: 05/07/2021
    Reading date: 05/10/2021
    Reading time: 18:00
    Reading place: ETSECCPB- Defensa per videoconferència per COVID-19 Enllaç:https://meet.google.com/tcq-pdvu-map
    Thesis director: SEGUI AMORTEGUI, LUIS ALBERTO
    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: JUÁREZ RUBIO, FRANCISCO
         SECRETARI: ALFRANCA BURRIEL, OSCAR
         VOCAL NO PRESENCIAL: MOELLER CHAVEZ, GABRIELA ELEONORA
    Thesis abstract: Currently, there is a serious problem due to the large generation of municipal solid waste (MSW) due to the high consumption rates of the population and the short time of use of the products. Moreover, there is poor waste management,because, in various countries and cities, the deposit of waste in landfills is still used to a great extent, a system that can cause various damages to the environment and society. Worldwide, pproximately 69.7% of the MSW generated is deposited in some type of landfill. Generally, when a MSW management system is implemented, it causes impacts that can be reflected as costs or revenues,depending on whether these impacts have a negative or positive effect, respectively. The economic aspects are of great relevance because most of the decisions related to MSW management systems are made based on economic results.Through the analysis of state of the art, it was determined that various authors only consider the private impacts, which are related to the costs and revenues of Investment, Operation and aintenance. Furthermore, authors who have analyzedexternalities (costs and revenues related to environmental and social aspects) generally focus on specific cases or only consider a few external impacts. This doctoral thesis aims to develop a methodology based on sustainable cost-benefit analysis, since it considers the private and external impacts caused by MSW management systems. In addition, under the principles of sustainability, it isconsidered that the best project will be the one that balances its three dimensions: economic, environmental and social. A fundamental part of the methodology developed is determining and discussing the most relevant impacts related to MSW management systems. It constituted a reference guide for future researchers and decision-makers who economically analyze any MSW management system. These impacts are classified into different groups such as infrastructure, reuse, recycling and recovery of waste, use of materials, environment, public health, education and quality of life. The methodology's main objective is to determine the Private Benefit (BP) and the Total Benefit (BT) to conclude if the evaluated system or projectis economically profitable or viable from the private and/or external point of view. A project will be viable from a private point of view if BP is greater than 0, and if BT is greater than 0, the project is viable from an economic, environmental, and socialperspective. Finally, some case studies were analyzed where the methodology developed was applied to an energy recovery facility (ERF)and a sorting and treatment facility of light packaging waste and bulky waste (STF) in Barcelona, Spain. The results show thatboth facilities are profitable from a private and external perspective, that is, they are economically, socially and environmentally profitable. In addition, it is observed that the STF is a facility with greater social and environmental benefits compared to the ERF, which coincides with the current waste hierarchy established by the European Commission.
  • PIZARRO LOAIZA, CARLOS ALEXANDER: Biogás para cocción a partir de la digestión anaerobia de pastos en zonas rurales de clima tropical.
    Author: PIZARRO LOAIZA, CARLOS ALEXANDER
    Thesis file: (contact the Doctoral School to confirm you have a valid doctoral degree and to get the link to the thesis)
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
    Department: (DECA)
    Mode: Normal
    Deposit date: 20/07/2021
    Reading date: 30/09/2021
    Reading time: 16:00
    Reading place: Sala d'Actes IRTA Torre Marimon 08140 Caldes de Montbui, Barcelona.
    Thesis director: BONMATÍ BLASI, AUGUST | PALATSI CIVIT, JORDI
    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: FLOTATS RIPOLL, XAVIER
         SECRETARI: FONT SEGURA, XAVIER
         VOCAL: ANTÓN VALLEJO, MARÍA ASUNCIÓN
    Thesis abstract: Energy for cooking is the most essential energy service for peasants in countries with tropical climates such as Colombia where a large number of families can only access to firewood as energy source. An alternative energy source is the production of biogas, with an estimated consumption of 0.68 m3·d-1 per dwelling unit. The lowest cost and most universal biomass that exists is grass, natural or cultivated, while Anaerobic Digestion (AD) can be a very attractive technology to generate renewable energy due to the versatility and potential uses of the generated biogas, to the continuous optimization of the process and to the possibilities of its application at a domestic level with low-cost reactors. The use of grass or forage as substrate for AD is especially interesting in areas with high agricultural productivity, where the main challenges consist of producing grass in a sustainable way at the lowest cost and having the appropriate technology to produce biogas from grass at an acceptable investment and operation cost. The objective of this research was to study an alternative proposal for the production of cooking energy for rural areas with a tropical climate, from the biogas resulting from AD from pastures. In a first evaluation stage, assays of specific methane yield (mLCH4·g-1SV), methane yield per hectare (m3CH4·ha-1) and agronomic yield (tMS·ha-1·ha-1·y-1), were conducted with three types of grass widely distributed in the equatorial zone of the American continent (King Grass, Elephant Grass and Star Grass), cultivated in the Andean zone of Valle del Cauca This screening showed that, among the grasses with the highest yield under these conditions, Pennisetum purpureum species are the most suitable in Valle del Cauca (Colombia) due to its dry tropical climate conditions. Furthermore, King Grass was the one with the highest methane yield per hectare and mostfeasible for harvesting and chopping due to its morphology. The next stage at pilot scale evaluation, allowed to conclude that AD of pastures in domestic digesters type Discontinuous Dry Bio-digestion System (SDBS) of a single phase, without heating or temperature control, is viable with and without recirculation of leachate at a mean digestion temperature of 24°C, using King Grass as substrate, being the option without recirculation of leachate the most sustainable. Complementary tests of Bio Methane Potential (BMP) allowed to detect a s ignificant increas e in AD yield with harves ting ages lower than 60 days and to conclude that the ¿m achine chopped¿ methodof size reduction (1-10 cm) was the most efficient pretreatment. Two options for the production of cooking energy were designed and evaluated economically and environmentally from the biogas resulting from the AD of grasses: one of themwith organic cultivation (BOFG) and the other with complementary mineral fertilization (BMFG). Although the investment cost of the biogas cooking alternative was high for the target population, its annual operating costs was lower than those of current sources: firewood and LPG, which indicates that it is an economically viable alternative provided there is external support for initial investment. The evaluation of the environmental benefits / impacts of the technological proposal using the Life CycleAnalysis (LCA) technique, showed good environmental sustainability in the emissions of polluting substances, compared to firewood and LPG. Among the type of fertilization, the BOFG presented lower impacts than the BMFG in most categories. As a general conclusion, it can be said that the viability of producing biogas from AD of pastures cultivated in situ using domestic SDBS has been demonstrated, optimizing the cultivation and digestion processes. Therefore, this technological

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List of lodged theses

  • LÓPEZ RUIZ, LUIS ALBERTO: Implementation and evaluation of the circular economy model in the construction and demolition waste sector
    Author: LÓPEZ RUIZ, LUIS ALBERTO
    Thesis file: (contact the Doctoral School to confirm you have a valid doctoral degree and to get the link to the thesis)
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
    Department: (DECA)
    Mode: Normal
    Deposit date: 22/09/2021
    Reading date: pending
    Reading time: pending
    Reading place: pending
    Thesis director: ROCA RAMON, XAVIER | GASSO DOMINGO, SANTIAGO
    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: BOVEA EDO, MARÍA DOLORES
         SECRETARI: ÁLVAREZ DEL CASTILLO, MARÍA DOLORES
         VOCAL: PUIG VIDAL, RITA
    Thesis abstract: Construction and demolition waste (CDW) is a major environmental concern that requires immediate attention. The large volumes of CDW produced and its associated environmental effects have led to explore new alternatives addressing this problem in more sustainable ways. In this context, the Circular Economy (CE) paradigm emerged as an innovative solution for creating more sustainable production and consumption patterns, fostering economic growth, and providing environmental protection and social welfare. At the global level, the concept of CE has gained increasing interest from government bodies, business organizations and academics. This has resulted in multiple political agendas including CE as a core driver, as well as an emerging trend of research exploring its concept and applications. However, because of the novelty and dynamism of the concept, research developments on practical applications and quantitative assessments are at an early stage. The main aim of this study was to propose an approach to integrate the CE concept in the construction and demolition sector, as well as providing the basis for evaluating the environmental and economic effects of circularity strategies and to monitor their implementation. For this purpose, an integrative framework of strategies for CE adoption in the CDW sector is proposed. This together with a methodological proposal to evaluate and compare the environmental and economic performance of different circularity alternatives incorporating multi-criteria decision analysis. In addition, this work proposes a system of indicators for measuring CE features for CDW products. The proposed framework identifies 14 influential strategies for the circularity of the CDW sector and describes their interaction throughout its lifecycle stages. The methodological proposal incorporates the Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) methodology to assess the environmental dimension., while the economic criteria adopt a complex cost method. The multicriteria VIKOR method was used to perform the multi-criteria analysis. The methodology is applied to evaluate the use of concrete waste in high-grade applications, specifically the production of structural and non-structural concrete mixes in the region of Catalonia, Spain. The indicators framework incorporates a systematic approach considering the most relevant factors and parameters for successful measurement of CE interventions. It consists of 22 measures within the three dimensions of environment, economic and innovation/materials. Preconstruction strategies are highlighted as the most influential in the circularity of the sector. CE strategies presented better environmental and economic performance; however, results are conditioned by the particular context of the study. Transportation and landfilling are identified as the most conditioning parameters affecting both environmental and economic performance.

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List of defended theses by year

  • BENVENISTE PÉREZ, GABRIELA: Análisis de ciclo de vida de sistemas innovadores de almacenamiento eléctrico en litio-azufre (Li-S) para vehículos
    Author: BENVENISTE PÉREZ, GABRIELA
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/671924
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
    Department: (DECA)
    Mode: Normal
    Reading date: 05/03/2021
    Thesis director: AMANTE GARCIA, BEATRIZ | CORCHERO GARCIA, CRISTINA

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: RUIZ AMADOR, DIEGO
         SECRETARI: ÁLVAREZ DEL CASTILLO, MARÍA DOLORES
         VOCAL NO PRESENCIAL: FERREIRA FERREIRA, VICTOR JOSE
    Thesis abstract: The continuous and expected increase of electrification in the transport sector, the so-called "electromobility" revolution, is one of the main drivers of progress in energy storage for vehicle propulsion.Today's electric vehicles (EVs) use lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries due to their high energy density compared to other types of batteries. Current rechargeable lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries for EVs are capable of storing around 180 Wh/kg of energy density at cell level and 120 Wh/kg at battery level, while the typical consumption of one kg of petrol produces 3350 Wh of useful work. There is still a factor of 19 between the energy delivered by a kilo of petrol and 1 kg of battery (for example, the autonomy of a car with a similar weight that is powered by batteries is 5-10 times less than with petrol). Therefore, if we want to reach, or even approach, the goal of a 500 km autonomy with battery powered vehicles in the short term, it is necessary to research new materials and battery configurations. In this respect, lithium-Sulphur (Li-S) batteries are the closest battery technology capable of meeting these expectations.Despite the fact that solutions exist at a technical level, or are in the process of being implemented, to overcome the technological barriers which electric energy storage presents for EVs, their implementation on our roads remains a challenge and is below the expectations setout. One of the reasons why this implementation is not satisfactory is the high cost of electric vehicles, mainly due to the high cost of batteries.New electric storage technologies such as Li-S batteries must therefore take into account not only the technical factor for their design, but also strategies to be able to reuse them in a second life in order to reduce their potential cost and thus help reduce the price of the EV paid by the end user. Furthermore, in addition to offering a suitable technological solution and presenting itself as an economically viable alternative, it is necessary to study the impact on the environment produced throughout the life cycle of Li-S batteries.For this reason, this doctoral thesis focuses on the environmental analysis of all the stages of the life cycle of these batteries, from the scaling of Li-S button cells produced in the laboratory to a 50 kWh battery. The methodology used to calculate the environmental impacts of the batteries is the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) according to ISO 14040 and 14044:2006, which allows a quantitative evaluation of the environmental profile of the batteries for all the stages of their life cycle, emphasizing the most critical aspects that can be improved. In addition, the thesis has also dealt with issues related to the suitability of the batteries for use in second life, based on current experience with Li-ion batteries. To this end, on the one hand, ageing tests have been carried out on the cells to determine their behaviour and longevity. On the other hand, an economic evaluation has been made of the actions taken to dismantle a battery once its first life in the vehicle has ended, this being the first stage to prepare the battery for its second life in a secondary energy storage system.The results obtained from these analyses have served as a basis for establishing a framework for adding more information on the environmental performance of these batteries in Li-S. In addition, information has been provided in order to determine the feasibility of using this type of battery, not only in a first life in the electric vehicle, but also in its second life in a stationary application, and in this way to be able to follow the principles of the Circular Economy.

  • GASPARINI, ANDREA: Experimental and numerical modelling of C02 behaviour in the soil-atmosphere interface. lmplications for risk assessment of carbon capture storage projects
    Author: GASPARINI, ANDREA
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/672088
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
    Department: (DECA)
    Mode: Article-based thesis
    Reading date: 04/03/2021
    Thesis director: GRANDIA I BORRÀS, FIDEL | BRUNO I SALGOT, JORGE

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: VOLTATTORNI, NUNZIA
         SECRETARI: FOLCH DURAN, ARNAU
         VOCAL: SAALTINK, MAARTEN WILLEM
    Thesis abstract: CO2 geological storage is considered ane af the aptions technolagically viable in arder to decrease the industrial emissians of this gas species that strongly contribute to the greenhause effect in the atmosphere (IPCC, 2005). As naturally, oíl and gas am stored in poraus rocks that have the same key geological features required far CO2 starage, so CCS aim to recreate a naturnl · process to trap carban diaxide far millians of years into deep saline aquifer ar depleted oil c..nd gas fields. Episodic release of CO2 fram undergraund can occur from either natural processes (i.e., mantle degassing, thermal decarbonation, volcanic areas) o·r industrial (geological storagé of CO2, CCS). Because of leakage can occur at every step of a ces project, monitoring assumes an importan! role not only during and after injection but also befare in arder to know the state of the entire site from deep underground (reservoir level) to surface. In this respect, the use of atmospheric dispersion numerical models helps predicting the dispersion of the CO2-enriched gas plume once emitted from underground and allows an accurate map of risk leve! through time under particular meteorological conditions. The aim of this PhD. project is to give a better understanding of eo2 behaviour in the unsaturated zone and its atmospheric dispersion. The results are obtained from experimental and numerical modelling of CO2 leakage from an artificial leakage site and from natural analogues applied to risk assessment for CCS sites. To reach the above-mentioned targets and to prove results, this research plan combines experimental activity on site and numerical modelling. The first part ofthe research plan consisted of a contribution in the PISCO2 project at the ES.CO2 facilities placed in Ponferrada (Spain) . The objective of this project was to predict how the injected CO2 will move laterally and vertically in the unsaturated zone and to determine the critica! parameters that will affect the ecosystems. This part has been published in a peer review journal and presentad in an international congress.The second part of the PhD. project has focused on the study of two natural analogues in volcanic areas. Natural analogues provide evidences of the impact of CO2 leakage, for both sites two approaches have been followed: a) direct measurement of air concentration and b) numerical atmospheric modelling with the 1WODEE2 code. The study of eo2 emissions in natural systems provides a valuable information on the assessment and quantification of potential risks related to underground carbon storage leakage. Emissions of eo2 are studied in a iarge variety of geological environments, i.e., sedimentary basins, active andnon-active volcanic areas, seismically-active regions, and geothermal fields. Because of the physics of carbon dioxide gas, e.g., colourless, odourless, higher density compared to air, its accumulation may re:oult hazardous and even lethal for life The objective of atmospheric dispersion modelling is to predict how will move the plume, generated by a leakage in natural degassing systems and ces sitesResults obtained from this doctorate provide:¿Caupling experimental and numerical data in arder to test new methods and!or nume,ical codes;¿New elements to the knowledge of CO2 behaviours in the unsaturated zone as seen at PISCO2;¿Nev,¡ clues on nan-invasive monitoring techniques far ces sites and na ural ana!ogues;¿The usefulness of studying natural analogues;¿The usefuiness of the SAP system, as a good method to evaluate high gas emissions from underground;¿The efficiency of atmospheric modelling as a valuable methodology in the risk assessment;¿The importance of risk assessment maps in active degassing areas;¿ The need of production of forecasting maps to evaluate dangerous scenarios. Numerical models (multiphase transport and atmospheric gas dispersion) are proved to be usefull tools to predict gas behaviour in the vadose zone and in

  • LI, JUN: Selenium and zinc enriched bioproducts generated from wastewater as micronutrient feed supplements and biofertilizers
    Author: LI, JUN
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/672229
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
    Department: (DECA)
    Mode: Change of supervisor
    Reading date: 31/05/2021
    Thesis director: FERRER MARTI, IVET | DU LAING, GIJS

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: DE SMET, STEFAAN
         SECRETARI: ROUSSEAU, DIEDERIK
         VOCAL NO PRESENCIAL: LIANG, DONGLI
    Thesis abstract: This thesis aimed to explore the potential of Se/Zn-enriched bioproducts produced from wastewater treatment processes by eco-technologies (phytoextraction, bioreduction and microalgae-based systems) as Se/Zn feed supplements and biofertilizers.In the first part, two aquatic plants (Lemna and Azolla) with substantial protein content were applied to evaluate the possibility of Se and Zn bioaccumulation/removal from wastewater while producing micronutrient-enriched dietary proteins (for feed/food supplements) and biofertilizers. High transformation to organic Se forms and accumulation in plants after taking up Se(IV), together with the high protein content and fast growth rate, makes Lemna (also named duckweed later on) and Azolla good candidates for the production of Se- and Zn-enriched biomass, which can be used as crop fertilizers or protein-rich food/feed supplements or ingredients. The second and third parts, respectively, evaluated the valorization potential of the produced micronutrient-enriched duckweed as well as sludge generated in wastewater treatment processes containing single Se or Se combined with Zn as micronutrient biofertilizers. Micronutrient-enriched sludge dominated by the presence of Se in zero oxidation state (Se(0)) was found to be the preferred slow-release Se biofertilizer and an effective Se source to produce Se-enriched beans for Se-deficient populations, as compared to micronutrient-enriched duckweed. On the contrary, the Zn content in the seeds of beans was not successfully improved through the application of micronutrient-enriched biofertilizers in comparison with the control. This could be attributed to the lower Zn amount applied into soils as Se/Zn-enriched biomaterials. The following experiment explored the potential of Se removal in high rate algae ponds (HRAPs) treating domestic wastewater, while producing high-value Se-enriched biomass. Results indicated that the wastewater treatment performance of the HRAPs was effective. The produced Se-enriched microalgae in HRAPs fed with domestic wastewater contained a high content of crude protein (48% of volatile suspended solids), the selenoamino acid selenomethionine (SeMet) (91% of total Se), and the essential amino acid. The production of Se-enriched microalgae in HRAPs may offer a promising alternative for upgrading low-value recovered resources into high-value feed supplements. The last experiment aimed to evaluate the Se-enriched microalgae generated in the previous experiment as a potential biostimulant to enhance plant growth and as a Se biofertilizer to improve the Se content of plants. This study demonstrated that the application of raw Se-enriched microalgae biomass to soil (1-10%, soil application) and its extracts to leaves (1%, foliar spray) enhanced plant growth, which confirmed that Se-enriched microalgae acts as a biostimulant. Besides, a higher Se content in the plant was achieved after the application of Se-enriched microalgae or extracts thereof. This indicated that Se-enriched microalgae can be valorized as a biostimulant and biofertilizer to improve both the seed yields and Se content of beans, leading to a higher market value of the beans.This thesis contributes to offering an environmentally friendly and sustainable way for micronutrient biofortification/ supplementation in Se/Zn-deficient areas, while recovering nutrients from wastewater.

  • RAMÍREZ MELGAREJO, MONSERRAT GUADALUPE: Propuesta metodológica para estimar N2O en inventarios de emision y evaluaciones de eco-eficiencia en plantas de tratamiento de aguas residuales
    Author: RAMÍREZ MELGAREJO, MONSERRAT GUADALUPE
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/671795
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
    Department: (DECA)
    Mode: Normal
    Reading date: 26/02/2021
    Thesis director: GASSO DOMINGO, SANTIAGO | GUERECA HERNÁNDEZ, LEONOR PATRICIA

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: PUIG VIDAL, RITA
         SECRETARI: LOPEZ GRIMAU, VICTOR
         VOCAL NO PRESENCIAL: PAREDES FIGUEROA, MARIA GUADALUPE
    Thesis abstract: A wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) is a system that aims to reduce the negative impact to bodies of water where the effluent is discharged. reducing the pollutants discharged. Treatment plants have an impact on the environment. which depends on the management of each plant. An eco-efficiency evaluation consists of assessing the changes in the efficiency of a WWTP over time. using inputs. desirable outputs and undesirable outputs. To carry out an eco-efficiency assessment, it is necessary to have the operating costs, the operating data and the greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) generated (CO2, CH4, N2O).The GHG that generales the most environmental concern is N2O, due to its high GWP (Global Warming Potential), and the implications that it entails. There is a great variety of methods to quantify the emission of N2O in a treatment plant: empirical, integral and dynamic, which present variants among them, such as predetermined values and different parameters to know the amount of nitrogen contained in the wastewater. When there are no on-site measurements of the emissions produced at each plant, GHG emissions are estimated from methodologies reported in the literature.The main objective of this work is to propose improvements to the existing methods to estimate the emission of N2O in WWTP, and also to apply an eco-efficiency evaluation that integrales the uncertainty of the data through a DEA tolerance model, which for the first time instead, consider desired outputs and unwanted outputs of N2O and CH4 emissions. This study focused on estimating the emission of N2O in the WWTP of two areas with high population density: the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona (MAB) and Mexico City (MXC).The international reference method to estímate the N2O emission in WWTP, is the method proposed by the IPCC in 2006, based on predetermined data and considering per capita protein consumption as a constant value of nitrogen, it underestimates the N2O emission. The methods that use operation data from each WWTP provide emission results closer to those reported in the literature.The total nitrogen value should be the parameter to be considered for a correct estimation of the N2O emission in WWTP. The modification to the IPCC methodology in 2019 makes important changes in relation to the proposals of this study. The emission factors currently used are very low, with a low confidence level of up to 1.3%, therefore the emission of N2O is underestimated. The improvement proposal to estímate the emission of N2O in treatment plants, development in this PhD thesis, was used to integrate it into the eco-efficiency evaluation. CH4 emission was estimated using the method suggested by the IPCC in 20006, with a modification in the correction factors suggested and verified in the literature. The eco-efficiency evaluation was carried out for the MAB WWTP, 729 seores were estimated for each WWTP, analyzing optimistic and pessimistic scenarios. lt was not possible to carry out the eco-efficiency evaluation of the MXC WWTPs, since there are no records of the 2015 operation data, relevant to the series of historical observations in the eco-efficiency evaluation. Accounting for the uncertainty in each scenario, showed the changes in the performance of the WWTP. The WWTPs varied their performance in each of the tour scenarios considered, only two WWTPs were eco-efficient in all the scenarios.The proposal developed in this thesis, allows exploring future applications and continuing the study area of N2O emission in WWTP, also contributes to applying more integrated eco-efficiency evaluations, which can be used atan industrial level, and consider the GHG emissions that is generated and avoided during the treatment process.

  • REQUEJO CASTRO, DAVID: Data¿driven Bayesian Networks modelling to support decision¿making: Application to the context of Sustainable Development Goal 6 on water and sanitation
    Author: REQUEJO CASTRO, DAVID
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/672336
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
    Department: (DECA)
    Mode: Normal
    Reading date: 13/07/2021
    Thesis director: PÉREZ FOGUET, AGUSTÍ | GINÉ GARRIGA, RICARD

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: ESPINO INFANTES, MANUEL
         SECRETARI: VALVENY LLOBET, ERNEST
         VOCAL NO PRESENCIAL: GARCÍA VALIÑAS, MARIA DE LOS ANGELES
    Thesis abstract: We live in a complexand interconnected world which permeates ditterent scales. sectors or decision problems. This fact isacknowledged by the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which underscores current globalchallenges, recognizes their interconnectivity and calls for international action. lt is recognized that the connected nature of theissues we currently face have been tackled by "silo" approaches, separating the complexities ofthe real-world intospecialized disciplines. fields of research, institutions and ministries, each one focused on a fraction of the overall truth.Similarly, it is widely recognized the need of a major shift in decision-making processes towards more holistic andintegrated approaches. Evidence-based decrsion-making involves complexprocesses ofconsidering a wide range ofinformation of different nature. Nowadays, available data can support these processes, but methodologies to effectivelyintegrate these data are lacking.With the aim to contribute in this direction, this thesis focuses on the increasing use of Bayesian Networks (BNs) modellingas an approach to accom m odate com plex problem s and to support decis ion-making. Com mon practica em ploys separatelyexpert knowledge and empirical data to build and apply associated models. Des pite of the demonstrated utility of thispractica, in an era where the data are bigger, faster and more detailed than even before, there is still room for furtherexploration. Thus, this dissertation proposes a data-driven Bayesian Networks approach to combine expert opinion andquantitative data to support informad decision-making.We propose two systematic methods to this end. First. we use our approach to replicate composite indicators (Cl)-basedconceptual frameworks, which represent expert knowledge. through the use of structure learning algorithms, whichcharacterizes this data-driven Bayesian Networks approach. Second, we use our approach to identify interlinkagesassociated with a complex context, coupled with a statistical technique (i.e. bootstrapping) to reduce results uncertainty andwith a comprehensive result robustness analysis (i.e. expert knowledge).For testing and validating the proposed approach, this thesis takes the Sustainable Development Goal 6 embedded on the2030 Agenda as a reference point, with particular attention to the water, sanitation and hygier:ie sector.Our results emphasize the likely utility of the data-driven Bayesian Networks approach adopted. First. it allows the integrationof both expert knowledge and data availability when dealing with BNs modelling, and it accurately replicates (Cl)-basedconceptual frameworks. As added values, this combination improves model inference capacity, it reduces and quantifies thekey variables that explµin a pre-defined objective variable (implying important advantages in data updating), and it identifiesthe interlinkages among the variables considerad (which might enhance more integrated actions). Second, the approachadopted is useful to accommodate a thorough analysis and interpretation of the complexities and interdependencias of anycontext at hand. As added values, interlinkages identification is spurred on by the available data and this identification makesthe approach more suitable than the use of composite indicators. Third, the systematic nature of the methodologicalcontributions associated with the proposed approach can be adapted to different complexproblems. Thus, it might expandand deepen the knowledge about the validity, reliability and accuracy of using BNs modelling.

  • SALAS OLIVARES, HÉCTOR MANUEL: Eliminación de Blanqueadores Ópticos de aguas textiles residuales y reutilización de efluentes
    Author: SALAS OLIVARES, HÉCTOR MANUEL
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    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
    Department: (DECA)
    Mode: Temporary seizure
    Reading date: 14/09/2021
    Thesis director: GUTIERREZ BOUZAN, M. DEL CARMEN | LOPEZ GRIMAU, VICTOR

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: AVELAR GONZALEZ, FRANCISCO JAVIER
         SECRETARI: AMANTE GARCIA, BEATRIZ
         VOCAL NO PRESENCIAL: GARCIA FAYOS, BEATRIZ
    Thesis abstract: he textile industry consumes a large volume of water in various activities and is an importan! wastewater generator. Colorless dyes that emit fluorescence when exposed to UV light are used in the optical whitening process. They are known as optical brighteners (OB). The most common OB, currently used, has a stilbene-based structure. These emerging pollutants, with poor biodegradability, are not considered in the curren! legislation. Therefore, OB can go unnoticed in textile wastewater and reach the environment. In this research it was possible to quantify OB derived from stilbene with the UV-VIS spectrophotometric technique, which is a fast and inexpensive method. To evaluate how OBs affect biological treatment systems, a respirometry and toxicity study was carried out. The OBs evaluated did not present acule toxicity, at the concentrations that can be found in textile wastewater, but they can reduce bacteria! activity. The possibility of using a Moringa Oleifera coagulan! to eliminate these OBs was studied. This can be considered a zero cost coagulan! because it is a residue obtained from the extraction of moringa oil. In these synthetic water samples, the moringa coagulan! was able to eliminate up to 83% of OB ata settling time of 24 hours. Furthermore, alkaline effluents did not affect the efficiency of this coagulan! in removing BO. The efficiency of this coagulan! was compared against a traditional coagulan! and a commercial synthetic coagulan!. In the synthetic water samples with OB, the traditional aluminum sulfate coagulan! and the commercial coagulan! TIDEC removed 67% and 89% of the OB respectively ata settling time of 24h. On the other hand, the use of membrane technology for the removal of OB was studied. NF and UF membranes were used to treat synthetic waters with OB. In particular, one of the NF membranes used, H50, retained 85% of OB. However, this membrane requires an inlet effluent free of particulate matter. This can be achieved with a UF membrane, which can also remove a fraction of the OB. The combination of coagulation-flocculation and membrane technologies was tested by treating real whitening wastewater. This water contained residual elements of the textile fiber that affected the coagulan! performance. ¿espite this, it was possible to remove 85% of OB from these waters. ¿The water treated with the moringa coagulan! was recovered to evaluate the posibility of reusing it for new whitening processes. The whitened fibers reached an acceptable quality (DEcmc (2: 1) <1.5) for the textil e industry. On the other hand, when the treated water was reused combining coagulation-flocculation and membranes, an optimal quality was obtained (DEcmc (2: 1) <1) in the whitened fibers. Finally, it was studied whether these treatment techniques could be applicable to other textile effluents. Tests were carried out on textile wastewater with reactive dyes. The moringa coagulan!, removed 60% of the color from the residual dyeing bath and 80% of the color from the post-dyeing washing wastewater. The treated washing wastewater was reused for new textile . processes. lt was possible to obtain an optimal color quality (DEcmc (2: 1) < 1) these new dyed fibers. The reuse of water in textile whitening or dyeing processes saves 70% of the water, increasing the useful life of it. This would allow the conservation of fresh water sources, the reduction of the water footprint of the textile industry and promotes the circular economy. In addition, it can reduce the impact of residual salts from textile processes on biological treatment systems and the environment.

  • VASSALLE DE CASTRO, LUCAS: High rate algal ponds for post-treating sewage from UASB reactors: treatment efficiency, anaerobic co-digestion and sustainability
    Author: VASSALLE DE CASTRO, LUCAS
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/672351
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
    Department: (DECA)
    Mode: Change of supervisor
    Reading date: 05/07/2021
    Thesis director: FERRER MARTI, IVET | LOPES DEL REI PASSOS, FABIANA | MOTA FILHO, CESAR ROSSAS

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: MUÑOZ TORRE, RAUL
         SECRETARI: UGGETTI, ENRICA
         VOCAL NO PRESENCIAL: VON SPERLING, MARCOS
         VOCAL NO PRESENCIAL: SANTOS BEZERRA, ANDRE
         VOCAL NO PRESENCIAL: GONZALEZ FERNANDEZ, CRISTINA
    Thesis abstract: This PhD thesis aimed at evaluating the performance of high rate algal ponds (HRAP) to post-treat the anaerobic effluent from an upflow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) reactor fed with sewage. The work analysed the system complishment in terms of treatment efficiency, micropollutants removal and biogas production, through the anaerobic co-digestion of rawsewage and microalgal biomass (with and without solar thermal pre-treatment), in a demonstration-scale system. In addition, the research intended at assessing the sustainability of the UASB+HRAP system using life cycle assessment (LCA), in terms of its environmental impact in comparison with other UASB post-treatment technologies.Sewage treatment efficiency was analysed through BIO_ALGAE 2 mathematical model, which enabled the understanding and optimisation of the symbiotic relation between microalgae and bacteria. To this, experimental data from demonstrationscale systems in tropical climate conditions were used for model calibration. In addition, different scenarios were considered by varying HRAP hydraulic retention time (HRT) (4, 6 and 8 days). Results obtained showed an efficient removal of COD (70%), TSS (42%), N-NH4 (57%) and P-PO4 (30%) in the UASB+HRAP system. From the valuated scenarios, the operation of HRAP at 4 days of HRT showed to be optimal in terms of sewage treatment and energy production, with lower area requirement. Regarding the removal of micropollutants (pharmaceuticals and endocrine disruptors), amples were collected periodically from raw sewage, UASB reactor and HRAP effluents. All monitored compounds were found in raw sewage, with occurrence rates ranging from 70 to 100%. Micropollutant removal in the UASB reactor ranged from none (-25.12% for the hormone EE2-ethinylestradiol) to 85% removal (E2-estradiol), due to the incapacity of anaerobic processes. However, the overall UASB+HRAP system was highly efficient for removing most compounds, with removal rates ranging between 65% (ibuprofen) to 95% (estrone).To evaluate the co-digestion of raw sewage and microalgal biomass in UASB reactors two phases were considered: without and after thermal pre-treatment using solar heating. In both cases, an UASB reactor fed with only raw sewage was used as control. During the first phase, the results showed a methane yield increase of 35% after anaerobic co-digestion with microalgae, from 156 to 211 NL CH4 kg-1 VS. An energy assessment showed a positive energy balance, with an annualaverage net ratio of 2.11 in the UASB+HRAP system. Regarding the results after microalgal biomass pre-treatment, organic matter solubilization reached 32% increase in terms of total COD. Furthermore, methane yield was increased by 45% compared to mono-digestion with raw sewage, from 81 to 117 NL CH4 kg-1 COD. The energy assessment showed apositive energy balance, with an annual average net ratio of 2.52 in the sewage treatment system.Finally, the environmental impact of HRAP as post-treatment technology following UASB reactors was carried out using LCA for comparison with other post-treatments: trickling filters, polishing ponds and constructed wetlands. The results showedthat among the 8 categories evaluated, HRAP showed better performance in 4 of them. The study concluded that HRAP may be considered a potential technology following UASB reactors and its environmental impacts can be further improved by using appropriate materials and construction techniques.

  • YANG, XUEFEI: Study of a hybrid system: Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor -Membrane Bioreactor (MBBR-MBR) in the treatment and reuse of textile industrial effluents
    Author: YANG, XUEFEI
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/672347
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
    Department: (DECA)
    Mode: Normal
    Reading date: 06/07/2021
    Thesis director: LOPEZ GRIMAU, VICTOR | CRESPI ROSELL, MARTIN

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: BACARDIT DALMASES, ANNA
         SECRETARI: GUTIERREZ BOUZAN, M. DEL CARMEN
         VOCAL: BOSCH SUADES, CARME
    Thesis abstract: Textile wastewater often shows high color concentration, containing a large range of organic chemicals, with high chemical oxygen demand as well as hard-degradation materials. Therefore, understanding and developing effective textile industrial wastewater treatment technologies is environmentally important. Different treatments such as biological or physico-chemical processes have been studied to treat textile wastewater.Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) technology has been widely applied in textile wastewater treatment and Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR) is a relatively novel technology to treat this type of wastewater. Both of them have some deficiencies and limitations during application. Thus, a MBBR-MBR hybrid system could be an attractive solution to the shortcomings of each treatment process.In this thesis, a hybrid MBBR-MBR system has been designed and applied for the treatment of textile wastewater. Additionally, the feasibility of reusing the treated water in new dyeing processes has been studied.The first step of the thesis work has been the comparative study of the treatment of textile wastewater by three treatment processes, conventional activated sludge (CAS), MBR and MBBR, working under the same operating conditions. The results showed that technically, MBR was the most efficient technology, of which the chemical oxygen demand (COD), total suspended solids (TSS), and color removal efficiency were 91%, 99.4%, and 80%, respectively, with a hydraulic retention time (HRT) of 1.3 days. MBBR, on the other hand, had a similar COD removal performance compared with CAS (82% vs. 83%) with halved HRT (1 day vs. 2 days) and 73% of TSS removed, while CAS had 66%. Economically, MBBR was a more attractive option for an industrial-scale plant since it saved 68.4% of the Capital Expenditures (CAPEX) and had the same Operational Expenditures (OPEX) as MBR. The MBBR system also had lower environmental impacts compared with CAS and MBR processes, since it reduced the consumption of electricity and decolorizing agent with respect to CAS. According to the results, the water treated by the MBBR system was reused to make new dyeings and the quality of new dyed fabrics was within the acceptable limits of the textile industry.Combined with the theory and experimental results, a hybrid MBBR-MBR reactor was designed and applied in textile wastewater treatment. The MBBR-MBR system achieved reducing the HRT to 1 day, which is very promising in textile industry comparing with conventional biological treatment. The removal efficiency of COD reached 93%, which is almost the maximum for a biological process treating this type of wastewater, as well as the color removal performance, which achieved 85%. Additionally, 99% of the TSS were removed due to the filtration. Furthermore, new dyeing processes reusing the treated water were performed. Color differences between new dyed fabrics and reference fabrics were found within the general requirement of textile industry (DECMC(2:1) < 1).Additionally, based on the experimental results in the pilot plant, an economic study and LCA analysis were carried out to evaluate the economic and environmental feasibility of the implementation of the hybrid MBBR-MBR on an industrial scale. Economically, MBBR-MBR had lower CAPEX and OPEX than CAS process due to lower effluent discharge tax and the decolorizing agent saved. The result of Net Present Value (NPV) and the Internal Rate of Return (IRR) of 18% suggested that MBBR-MBR is financially applicable for the implantation into industrial scale. The MBBR-MBR system also had lower environmental impacts compared with CAS process in the LCA study, especially in some categories, such as the Climate change, Human Health, Marine eutrophication, and ecotoxicity categories, thanks to the high quality of the effluent treated by MBBR-MBR and the avoiding of using extra decolorizing agent, a compound based on a quaternary amine.

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Title:Formation and Evolution of Carbonate Phases upon Accelerated Carbonation of Mg-Oxides and Silicates
Reading date:03/11/2020
Director:CASANOVA HORMAECHEA, IGNACIO
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Rodriguez, K. (2018). Kinetics of CO2 sequestration by Mg/Ca-bearing silicates in gas-solid reactions..

Cwik, A.; Casanova, I.; Rodriguez, K.; Koukouzas, N.; Zarebska , K. (2018). Carbonation of high-calcium fly ashes and its potential for carbon dioxide removal in coal fired power plants. - Journal of cleaner production, ISSN: 0959-6526 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 6.395; Quartil: Q1)

Cwik, A.; Casanova, I.; Rodriguez, K.; Zarebska , K. (2019). Utilization of high-calcium fly ashes through mineral carbonation: the cases for Greece, Poland and Spain. - Journal of CO2 utilization, ISSN: 2212-9820 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 5.993; Quartil: Q1)

Rodriguez, K.; Cwik, A.; Casanova, I. (2020). Phase evolution during accelerated CO2 mineralization of brucite under concentrated CO2 and simulated flue gas conditions. - Journal of CO2 utilization, ISSN: 2212-9820 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 5.189; Quartil: Q1)

Rodriguez, K.; Cwik, A.; Casanova, I. (2020). Insights into the direct carbonation of activated lizardite: the identification a poorly reactive amorphous Mg-rich silicate phase. - International journal of greenhouse gas control, ISSN: 1750-5836 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 3.231; Quartil: Q2)

Rodriguez, K.; Casanova, I. (2019). Experimental Evidence for Direct Gas-Solid Carbonation of Enstatite: Implications for CO2 Sequestration in Early Mars.

AUTHOR:QUINTERO PEREZ, GUILLERMO
Title:Approach to acoustic mapping through continuous mobile monitoring
Reading date:08/07/2019
Director:BALASTEGUI MANSO, ANDREU
Director:ROMEU GARBI, JORDI
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
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Quintero, G.; Balastegui, A.; Romeu, J. (2019). A low-cost noise measurement device for noise mapping based on mobile sampling. - Measurement, ISSN: 0263-2241 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 3.364; Quartil: Q1)

Quintero, G.; Aumond, Pierre; Can, A.; Balastegui, A.; Romeu, J. (2019). Statistical requirements for noise mapping based on mobile measurements using bikes. - Applied acoustics, ISSN: 1872-910X (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 0.763; Quartil: Q1)

Quintero, G.; Balastegui, A.; Romeu, J. (2019). Mobile sampling to enhance data acquisition for noise mapping.

AUTHOR:TEJEDOR HERRÁN, BLANCA
Title:Contributions to the determination of thermal behaviour of façades using quantitative internal IRT(Infrared Thermography)
Reading date:24/01/2019
Director:CASALS CASANOVA, MIQUEL
Co-director:ROCA RAMON, XAVIER
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
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Tejedor, B. (2015). Contributions to the determination of thermal behaviour of façades in new buildings by means of quantitative IRT (Infrared Thermography).

Escriba Murciano, Jorge (2016). Diseño de sistema para evaluación y gestión de recursos para el desarrollo de proyectos de I+D..

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Lozano, F. (2016). ESTUDI DE LA PREVENCIÓ D'INCENDIS D'UN EDIFICI SINGULAR.

Mingorance Cortés, Francisco (2016). Projecte d'instal·lacions d'un edifici destinat a fabricació de sabates.

Figueras Pelijero, Albert (2016). Estudi per la millora del servei d'inspecció del clavegueram de Barcelona.

Folch Roy, Adria (2017). An investigation study of the thermal conductivity of epoxy resin systems filled with boron nitride particles.

Alemany Juvanteny, Ignasi (2017). Estudi del comportament dinàmic d'un actuador lineal per minicargadoras.

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Ortega Olivares, Jordi (2017). Estudi i caracterització de la resposta elèctrica d'elements piezoelèctrics davant diferents excitacions.

Orús Parra, Oriol (2017). Estudi d'implantació de la normativa IATF 16949:2016 a l'empresa Industrias Galfer, S.A..

Almirall Toribio, Oriol (2017). Estimació numérica de les prestacions d'un rotor tripala d'un autogir.

Ramón Centelles, Marta (2019). Estudi sobre la implantació del Facility Management a Espanya..

Calvó Martí, Roger (2019). Estudi de les condicions de confort en aules d'edificis docents..

Montaner Sanchis, Miquel (2019). Estudi de la substitució de les lluminàries de l'edifici TR8 de la Facultat d'Òptica i Optometria del campus de la UPC a Terrassa.

Serra Soteras, Pol (2019). Projecte de desenvolupament d?un sistema de monitorització per a un molí de micro eòlica d?eix vertical.

Joana Filipa Rodrigues Teixeira (2019). A importância da ventilação na manutenção de niveís aceitáveis de poluentes em edifícios de habitação.

Tejedor, B.; Casals, M.; Gangolells, M.; Roca, X. (2017). Quantitative internal infrared thermography for determining in-situ thermal behaviour of façades. - Energy and buildings , ISSN: 0378-7788 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 4.457; Quartil: Q1)

Tejedor, B.; Casals, M.; Gangolells, M. (2018). Assessing the influence of operating conditions and thermophysical properties on the accuracy of in-situ measured U-values using quantitative internal infrared thermography. - Energy and buildings , ISSN: 0378-7788 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 4.495; Quartil: Q1)

Tejedor, B.; Casals, M.; Macarulla, M.; Giretti, A. (2019). U-value time series analyses: Evaluating the feasibility of in-situ short-lasting IRT tests for heavy multi-leaf walls. - Building and environment , ISSN: 0360-1323 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 4.971; Quartil: Q1)

Gangolells, M.; Casals, M.; Ferré-Bigorra, J.; Forcada, N.; Macarulla, M.; Gaspar, K.; Tejedor, B. (2019). Energy benchmarking of existing office stock in Spain: trends and drivers. - Sustainability, ISSN: 2071-1050 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 2.576; Quartil: Q2)

Gangolells, M.; Casals, M.; Ferré-Bigorra, J.; Forcada, N.; Macarulla, M.; Gaspar, K.; Tejedor, B. (2020). Office representatives for cost-optimal energy retrofitting analysis: a novel approach using cluster analysis of energy performance certificate databases. - Energy and buildings , ISSN: 0378-7788 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 4.495; Quartil: Q1)

Macarulla, M.; Casals, M.; Gangolells, M.; Tejedor, B. (2016). Energy savings and maintenance optimization through the implementation of GESTENSIS energy management system.

AUTHOR:RUIZ SÁNCHEZ, JOSEP
Title:Syntrophic acetate oxidation in the anaerobic digestion of nitrogen-rich wastes: from microbial interactions to process optimization
Reading date:09/11/2018
Director:FERNÁNDEZ GARCÍA, BELÉN
Director:PRENAFETA I BOLDÚ, FRANCESC
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Ruiz, J. (2015). Anaerobic digestion of substrates with a high content of fats and nitrogen: from microbial interactions to process optimization.

López, A.; Ruiz, J.; Flotats, X.; Fernández, B. (2016). Membrane assisted anaerobic digestion for N-rich wastes.

Ruiz, J.; Fernández, B.; Viñas , M.; Guivernau, M.; Tey, L.; Riau, V.; Flotats, X.; Prenafeta, F. (2016). How much of microbial genetic expression profile, depending on ammonia stress, the anaerobic digesters change?..

Ruiz, J.; Fernández, B.; Viñas , M.; Guivernau, M.; Tey, L.; Riau, V.; Flotats, X.; Prenafeta, F. (2016). Influence of support materials on methanogenic biofilm formation in ammonia rich environments.

Ruiz, J.; López, A.; Riau, V.; Prenafeta, F.; Fernández, B.; Flotats, X. (2017). Biogas production from N-rich wastes: SAOB-HM enriched digester versus hydrophobic membrane assisted digester.

AUTHOR:ARIAS LIZÁRRAGA, DULCE MARÍA
Title:Production of carbohydrates and polyhydrohybutyrate by cyanobacteria grown in wastewater
Reading date:28/09/2018
Director:GARCIA SERRANO, JOAN
Director:UGGETTI, ENRICA
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Arias , D.M.; Uggetti, E.; Garcia, M.; Garcia, J. (2017). Cultivation and selection of cyanobacteria in a closed photobioreactor used for secondary effluent and digestate treatment. - Science of the total environment, ISSN: 0048-9697 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 4.61; Quartil: Q1)

Arias , D.M.; Sole, M.; Marianna Garfi'; Ferrer, I.; Garcia, J.; Uggetti, E. (2018). Integrating microalgae tertiary treatment into activated sludge systems for energy and nutrients recovery from wastewater. - Bioresource technology, ISSN: 0960-8524 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 6.669; Quartil: Q1)

Arias , D.M.; Uggetti, E.; Garcia, M.; Garcia, J. (2018). Production of polyhydroxybutyrates and carbohydrates in a mixed cyanobacterial culture: effect of nutrients limitation and photoperiods. - New biotechnology, ISSN: 1871-6784 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 3.739; Quartil: Q1)

Arias , D.M.; Fradinho, J. C.; Uggetti, E.; Garcia, J. (2018). Polymer accumulation in mixed cyanobacterial cultures selected under the feast and famine strategy. - Algal research: biomass, biofuels and bioproducts, ISSN: 2211-9264 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 3.723; Quartil: Q1)

Arias , D.M.; Uggetti, E.; Garcia, M.; Garcia, J. (2018). Nutrients and biomass dynamics in photo-sequencing batch reactors treating wastewater with high nutrients loadings. - Ecological engineering, ISSN: 0925-8574 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 3.406; Quartil: Q2)

Arias , D.M.; Rueda, E.; Garcia, M.; Uggetti, E.; Garcia, J. (2019). Selection of cyanobacteria over green algae in a photo-sequencing batch bioreactor fed with wastewater. - Science of the total environment, ISSN: 0048-9697 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 6.551; Quartil: Q1)

Ferrer, I.; Garcia, J.; Sole, M.; Uggetti, E.; Arias , D.M.; Marianna Garfi' (2015). Towards energy neutral microalgae-based wastewater treatment systems.

Ferrer, I.; Garcia, J.; Uggetti, E.; Sole, M.; Arias , D.M. (2015). Towards the production of biofuels and non-food bioproducts from microalgae grown in wastewater.

AUTHOR:SOLÉ BUNDÓ, MARIA
Title:STRATEGIES TO ENHANCE MICROALGAE ANAEROBIC DIGESTION IN WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS: PRETREATMENTS AND CO-DIGESTION
Reading date:20/09/2018
Director:FERRER MARTI, IVET
Director:GARFI, MARIANNA
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
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Uggetti, E.; Passos, F.; Sole, M.; Garcia, J.; Ferrer, I. (2016). Biogas from algae via anaerobic digestion.

Sole, M. (2016). Strategies to improve microalgae anaerobic digestion from algal-based wastewater treatment systems.

Uggetti, E.; Passos, F.; Sole, M.; Marianna Garfi'; Ferrer, I. (2017). Recent achievements in the production of biogas from microalgae. - Waste and biomass valorization, ISSN: 1877-2641 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 1.874; Quartil: Q3)

Sole, M.; Cucina, M.; Folch, M.; Tapias, J.; Gigliotti, G.; Marianna Garfi'; Ferrer, I. (2017). Assessing the agricultural reuse of the digestate from microalgae anaerobic digestion and co-digestion with sewage sludge. - Science of the total environment, ISSN: 0048-9697 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 4.61; Quartil: Q1)

Sole, M.; Carrère, H.; Marianna Garfi'; Ferrer, I. (2017). Enhancement of microalgae anaerobic digestion by thermo-alkaline pretreatment with lime (CaO). - Algal research: biomass, biofuels and bioproducts, ISSN: 2211-9264 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 3.745; Quartil: Q1)

Sole, M.; Eskicioglua, C.; Marianna Garfi'; Carrère, H.; Ferrer, I. (2017). Anaerobic co-digestion of microalgal biomass and wheat straw with and without thermo-alkaline pretreatment. - Bioresource technology, ISSN: 0960-8524 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 5.807; Quartil: Q1)

Sole, M.; Marianna Garfi'; Ferrer, I. (2018). Mejora de la digestión anaerobia de microalgas mediante codigestión y pretratamientos. - Aguasresiduales.info, ISSN:

Sole, M.; Salvadó Cabré, Humbert; Passos, F.; Marianna Garfi'; Ferrer, I. (2018). Strategies to optimize microalgae conversion to biogas: co-digestion, pretreatment and hydraulic retention time. - Molecules, ISSN: 1420-3049 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 3.06; Quartil: Q2)

Sole, M.; Marianna Garfi'; Matamoros Mercadal, Víctor; Ferrer, I. (2019). Co-digestion of microalgae and primary sludge: effect on biogas production and microcontaminants removal. - Science of the total environment, ISSN: 0048-9697 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 6.551; Quartil: Q1)

Sole, M.; Passos, F.; Romero, M.; Ferrer, I.; Astals, S. (2019). Co-digestion strategies to enhance microalgae anaerobic digestion: a review. - Renewable and sustainable energy reviews, ISSN: 1364-0321 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 12.11; Quartil: Q1)

Ferrer, I.; Garcia, J.; Passos, F.; Sole, M.; Uggetti, E. (2014). Producción de microalgas y biogás en sistemas de tratamiento de aguas residuales.

Ferrer, I.; Sole, M.; Passos, F. (2014). Codigestion of (pretreated) microalgae and primary sludge: closing the loop in wastewater treatment algal systems.

Ferrer, I.; Sole, M.; Passos, F.; Garcia, J. (2014). Co-digestion of microalgae and primary sludge as by-products from algal-based wastewater treatment systems.

Ferrer, I.; Passos, F.; Sole, M.; Garcia, J. (2014). Optimising biogas production from microalgae grown in wastewater: effect of several pretreatments.

Ferrer, I.; Garcia, J.; Uggetti, E.; Marianna Garfi'; Sole, M. (2015). Towards energy neutral microalgae-based wastewater treatment systems for water reuse and resource recovery.

Ferrer, I.; Sole, M.; Marianna Garfi'; Cucina, M.; Matamoros Mercadal, Víctor; Tapias, J. (2015). Characterization of the digestate from microalgae anaerobic digestion and co-digestion with sewage sludge for agricultural reuse.

Sole, M.; Cucina, M.; Matamoros Mercadal, Víctor; Folch, M.; Tapias, J.; Marianna Garfi'; Ferrer, I. (2015). Codigestión de microalgas y fango primario: producción de energía y reutilización del digestato.

Ferrer, I.; Sole, M.; Marianna Garfi'; Carrère, H.; Eskicioglua, C. (2016). Improving microalgae anaerobic digestion in algal-based wastewater treatment systems: co-digestion and pretreatment strategies.

Ferrer, I.; Sole, M.; Marianna Garfi' (2016). Digestión anaerobia de microalgas mediante codigestión y pretratamientos.

Ferrer, I.; Sole, M.; Marianna Garfi'; Carrère, H.; Eskicioglua, C. (2016). Biogas production from microalgae: effect of pretreatments and co-digestion.

Ferrer, I.; Sole, M.; Marianna Garfi'; Carrère, H.; Eskicioglua, C.; Solimeno, A. (2016). Microalgae bioconversion to biogas: co-digestion and pretreatment strategies.

Ferrer, I.; Sole, M.; Marianna Garfi' (2018). Grease trap waste codigestion with microalgal biomass and sludge: towards zero waste facilities for resource recovery from wastewater.

AUTHOR:PERUJO BUXEDA, NÚRIA
Title:Subsurface as a bioreactor: Interaction between physical heterogeneity and microbial processes
Reading date:12/07/2018
Director:ROMANÍ CORNET, ANNA M.
Director:SANCHEZ VILA, FRANCISCO JAVIER
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Perujo, N. (2016). Subsurface as a bioreactor: Interaction between physical heterogeneity and microbial processes.

Perujo, N.; Sanchez-Vila, X.; Proia, L.; Romani, A. (2017). Interaction between physical heterogeneity and microbial processes in subsurface sediments: a laboratory-scale column experiment. - Environmental science and technology, ISSN: 0013-936X (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 6.653; Quartil: Q1)

Perujo, N.; Romani, A.; Sanchez-Vila, X. (2018). Bilayer infiltration system combines benefits from both coarse and fine sands promoting nutrient accumulation in sediments and increasing removal rates. - Environmental science and technology, ISSN: 0013-936X (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 7.149; Quartil: Q1)

Perujo, N.; Romani, A.; Sanchez-Vila, X. (2019). A bilayer coarse-fine infiltration system minimizes bioclogging: the relevance of depth-dynamics. - Science of the total environment, ISSN: 0048-9697 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 6.551; Quartil: Q1)

Perujo, N.; Romani, A.M.; Sanchez-Vila, X. (2017). Hyporheic zone as a bioreactor: sediment heterogeneity influencing biogeochemical processes.

AUTHOR:SOLIMENO, ALESSANDRO
Title:Numerical Modelling of Microalgae Systems for Wastewater Treatment
Reading date:04/05/2017
Director:GARCIA SERRANO, JOAN
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
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Solimeno, A. (2014). Numerical modelling of microalgae systems for wastewater treatment.

Lahuerta Piñeiro, Guillermo (2015). Modelització 2-D d'un fotobioreactor tubular.

Carbonell Vila, Francisco José (2016). EVOLUCIÓN DE LA CALIDAD DEL HORMIGÓN EN CATALUÑA EN LAS ÚLTIMAS DÉCADAS.

Mas Pares, Antoni (2016). Anàlisi del cicle de vida del consum d'aliments.

Mestre Bellido, Hector (2016). Damage initiation and propagation in non-local gradient models based on displacement smoothing.

Martínez Colorado, Rubén (2016). UTILIZACIÓN DE LAS TABLAS INPUT/OUTPUT PARA PREVER EL IMPACTO DE LAS INFRAESTRUCTURAS SOBRE LA ECONOMIA LOCAL.

Yañez De ugarte, Josep (2016). INFLUENCIA DE LES PLANTES EN LA PRODUCCIO ELECTRICA DE PILES MICROBIANES IMPLEMENTADES EN AIGUAMOLLS CONSTRUITS.

Campa San jose, Genis (2016). MODEL DE CALCUL DE RENDIBILITAT D¿INVERSIONS PER A TERM.

Cases Guijarro, Francesc (2016). Analysis of integration models for Car-Sharing companies. Case study of the city of Munich..

Aragones Muste, Oriol (2016). EL INTERÉS DE LA ALTA VELOCIDAD EN EL TRIÁNGULO DALLAS-HOUSTON-SAN ANTONIO.

Merino Gordo, Mercedes Victoria (2016). Análisis temporal y de frecuencias de las señales hidrometeorológicas en el mar Cantábrico.

Nadal Canals, Ferran (2016). Modelado numérico del vertido de petroleo en en mar. Aplicaciones en la Ría de Vigo..

Merlos Giner, Sergio (2016). Uso de la observaciones de satélites oceanográficos para el diseño y la gestión de obras marítimas.

Lazaro Ramon, Guillermo (2016). Influencia de la ciudad de Viena sobre Bratislava: análisis de las infraestructuras de transporte y movilidad en Eslovaquia.

Solimeno, A.; Samsó, R.; Uggetti, E.; Sialve, B.; Steyer, J.; Gabarró, A.; Garcia, J. (2015). New mechanistic model to simulate microalgae growth. - Algal research: biomass, biofuels and bioproducts, ISSN: 2211-9264 (JCR Impact Factor-2015: 4.694; Quartil: Q1)

Solimeno, A.; Samsó, R.; Garcia, J. (2016). Parameter sensitivity analysis of a mechanistic model to simulate microalgae growth. - Algal research: biomass, biofuels and bioproducts, ISSN: 2211-9264 (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 3.994; Quartil: Q1)

Solimeno, A.; Acién Fernández, Francisco Gabriel; Garcia, J. (2017). Mechanistic model for design, analysis, operation and control of microalgae cultures: calibration and application to tubular photobioreactors. - Algal research: biomass, biofuels and bioproducts, ISSN: 2211-9264 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 3.745; Quartil: Q1)

Solimeno, A.; Parker, L.; Lundquist, T.; Garcia, J. (2017). Integral microalgae-bacteria model (BIO_ALGAE): application to wastewater high rate algal ponds. - Science of the total environment, ISSN: 0048-9697 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 4.61; Quartil: Q1)

Solimeno, A.; Garcia, J. (2017). Microalgae-bacteria models evolution: from microalgae steady-state to integrated microalgae-bacteria wastewater treatment models. A comparative review. - Science of the total environment, ISSN: 0048-9697 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 4.61; Quartil: Q1)

Gargallo, S.; Solimeno, A.; Martín, M. (2018). Which are the most sensitive parameters for suspended solids modelling in free water surface constructed wetlands?. - Environmental modelling & software, ISSN: 1364-8152 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 4.552; Quartil: Q1)

AUTHOR:CERRILLO MORENO, MÍRIAM
Title:Anaerobic digestion and Bioeletrochemical systems combination for energy and nitrogen recovery optimisation
Reading date:27/10/2016
Tutor/a:FLOTATS RIPOLL, XAVIER
Director:BONMATÍ BLASI, AUGUST
Co-director:VIÑAS I CANALS, MARC
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Bonmatí, A.; Cerrillo, M.; Riau, V. (2017). Systems based on physical-chemical processes: Nutrient recovery for cycle closure.

Cerrillo, M.; Palatsi, J.; Comas, J.; Bonmatí, A. (2015). Struvite precipitation as a technology to be integrated in a manure anaerobic digestion treatment plant - removal efficiency, crystal characterization and agricultural assessment. - Journal of chemical technology & biotechnology, ISSN: 0268-2575 (JCR Impact Factor-2015: 2.738; Quartil: Q1)

Sotres, A.; Cerrillo, M.; Viñas , M.; Bonmatí, A. (2015). Nitrogen recovery from pig slurry in a two-chambered bioelectrochemical system. - Bioresource technology, ISSN: 0960-8524 (JCR Impact Factor-2015: 4.917; Quartil: Q1)

Sotres, A.; Cerrillo, M.; Viñas , M.; Bonmatí, A. (2016). Nitrogen removal in a two-chambered microbial fuel cell: Establishment of a nitrifying-denitrifying microbial community on an intermittent aerated cathode. - Chemical engineering journal, ISSN: 1385-8947 (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 6.216; Quartil: Q1)

Sotres, A.; Cerrillo, M.; Viñas , M.; Bonmatí, A. (2016). Nitrogen removal in a two-chambered microbial fuel cell : establishment of a nitrifying-denitrifying microbial community on an intermittent aerated cathode. - Chemical engineering journal, ISSN: 0300-9467 (JCR Impact Factor-2009: 2.816; Quartil: Q1)

Cerrillo, M.; Viñas , M.; Bonmatí, A.; Oliveras, J. (2016). Comparative assessment of raw and digested pig slurry treatment in bioelectrochemical systems. - Bioelectrochemistry, ISSN: 1567-5394 (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 3.346; Quartil: Q1)

Cerrillo, M.; Viñas , M.; Bonmatí, A. (2016). Overcoming organic and nitrogen overload in thermophilic anaerobic digestion of pig slurry by coupling a microbial electrolysis cell. - Bioresource technology, ISSN: 0960-8524 (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 5.651; Quartil: Q1)

Cerrillo, M.; Viñas , M.; Bonmatí, A. (2016). Removal of volatile fatty acids and ammonia recovery from unstable anaerobic digesters with a microbial electrolysis cell. - Bioresource technology, ISSN: 0960-8524 (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 5.651; Quartil: Q1)

Cerrillo, M.; Morey, L.; Viñas , M.; Bonmatí, A. (2016). Assessment of active methanogenic archaea in a methanol-fed upflow anaerobic sludge blanket reactor. - Applied microbiology and biotechnology, ISSN: 0175-7598 (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 3.42; Quartil: Q2)

Cerrillo, M.; Viñas , M.; Bonmatí, A. (2017). Unravelling the active microbial community in a thermophilic anaerobic digester-microbial electrolysis cell coupled system under different conditions. - Water research (Oxford), ISSN: 0043-1354 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 7.051; Quartil: Q1)

Cerrillo, M.; Viñas , M.; Bonmatí, A. (2017). Startup of electromethanogenic microbial electrolysis cells with two different biomass inocula for biogas upgrading. - ACS sustainable chemistry & engineering, ISSN: 2168-0485 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 6.14; Quartil: Q1)

Sotres, A.; Cerrillo, M.; Guivernau, M.; Prenafeta, F.; Magrí, A.; Illa, J.; Bonmatí, A.; Viñas , M. (2012). Electroactive biofilm adapted to a high nitrogen loads and electricity generation in a microbial fuel cell fed with pig slurries.

Sotres, A.; Cerrillo, M.; Viñas , M.; Bonmatí, A. (2013). Dynamics in a continuous feed to chamber microbial fuel cell (MFC).

Sotres, A.; Cerrillo, M.; Viñas , M.; Bonmatí, A. (2013). Establishment of nitrifying-denitrifying microbial community on MFC cathode and its feasibility for wastewater treatment (BES).

Cerrillo, M.; Viñas , M.; Bonmatí, A. (2013). Improved energy and ammonia recovery from anaerobic digestion and microbial fuel cell integrated system.

Cerrillo, M.; Oliveras, J.; Viñas , M.; Bonmatí, A. (2014). Improved COD removal and ammonia recovery from anaerobic digestion and bioelectrochemical integrated system (BES).

Sotres, A.; Cerrillo, M.; Viñas , M.; Bonmatí, A. (2014). Nitrogen recovery from pig slurry in two-chamber bioelectrochemical system (BES).

Cerrillo, M.; Viñas , M.; Bonmatí, A. (2014). Sistemes bioelectroquímics aplicats al tractament de les dejeccions.

Cerrillo, M.; Viñas , M.; Bonmatí, A. (2015). Biogas upgrading by electromethanogenesis using a microbial electrolysis cell.

Cerrillo, M.; Viñas , M.; Bonmatí, A. (2015). Bioelectrochemical systems as a stable and robust recovering strategy for anaerobic digestion effluent processing.

Cerrillo, M.; Viñas , M.; Bonmatí, A. (2015). Electromethanogenic microbial electrolysis cells as a technology for biogas upgrading.

Cerrillo, M.; Viñas , M.; Bonmatí, A. (2015). Improving anaerobic digestion stability, effluent quality and ammonia recovering with a microbial electrolysis cell integrated system.

Cerrillo, M.; Viñas , M.; Bonmatí, A. (2016). Identifying active microbial populations in a microbial electrolysis cell coupled to a thermophilic anaerobic digester under inhibited and stable stages.

Cerrillo, M.; Viñas , M.; Bonmatí, A. (2016). Microbial biofilm assessment of two different methanoenic biocatodes: Identifying the microbial active key players.

Cerrillo, M.; Viñas , M.; Bonmatí, A. (2017). Metabolically active microbial populations in an anaerobic digestion-electromethanogenic microbial electrolysis cell integrated system.

Cerrillo, M.; Riau, V.; Viñas , M.; Bonmatí, A. (2017). Coupling a microbial electrolysis cell to an anaerobic reactor to recover ammonia, upgrade biogas and stabilize the process.

AUTHOR:GONZÁLEZ JUNCÀ, ARNAU
Title:Combined Heat and Power Generation Systems for Optimum Environmental and Economic Performance: a case study in Catalonia
Reading date:21/06/2016
Director:RIUS CARRASCO, ANTONI
Co-director:RIBA RUIZ, JORDI ROGER
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Gonzalez, A. (2014). Combined Heat and Power Generation systems combined for optimum technical, environmental and economic performance: A case study in Catalonia.

Gonzalez, A.; Riba, J.; Puig, R.; Navarro, P. (2014). Review of micro- and small-scale technologies to produce electricity and heat from Mediterranean forests' woodchips. - Renewable and sustainable energy reviews, ISSN: 1364-0321 (JCR Impact Factor-2014: 5.901; Quartil: Q1)

Gonzalez, A.; Riba, J.; Rius, A.; Puig, R. (2015). Optimal sizing of a hybrid grid-connected photovoltaic and wind power system. - Applied energy, ISSN: 0306-2619 (JCR Impact Factor-2015: 5.746; Quartil: Q1)

Gonzalez, A.; Riba, J.; Rius, A. (2015). Optimal sizing of a hybrid grid-connected photovoltaic–wind–biomass power system. - Sustainability, ISSN: 2071-1050 (JCR Impact Factor-2015: 1.343; Quartil: Q3)

Gonzalez, A.; Esteban, B.; Baquero, G.; Gibert, M. (2014). Water in vegetable/diesel oil emulsions to be used as biofuels..

Gonzalez, A.; Rius, A.; Puig, R.; Esteban, B. (2014). Cost-effective design for electricity generation from a Hybrid wind – solar system in a rural township in Catalonia.

Research projects

START DATEEND DATEACTIVITYFINANCING ENTITY
01/07/202030/06/2023CONTRATO para EL PROYECTO “INVESTIGACIO´N EN SOLUCIONES CEMENTANTES SOLUCIONES CEMENTANTES GEOPOLIME´RICAS DESOSTENIBILIDAD INTEGRAL Y ALTO VALOR AN~ADIDO A PARTIR DE RESIDUOS DE CONSTRUCCIO´N” - CONADEC GLOBAL, S.L.
01/07/202031/12/2023Caracterización y estudio de análogos químicos del combustible nuclear irradiado (SNF) en las condiciones esperadas en un almacenamiento definitivo, en condiciones reductoras y parcialmente oxidantesENRESA
01/06/202031/05/2024Circular Processing of Seawater Brines from Saltworks for Recovery of Valuable Raw MaterialsCommission of European Communities
01/06/202031/05/2024Development of radical innovations to recover minerals and metals from seawater desalination brinesCommission of European Communities
01/06/202031/05/2023Implicaciones del confort térmico de los ancianos en el interior al consumo energéticoAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
20/03/202020/05/2021Desarrollo de la investigación en lo referente a la ampliación de los usos de las escorias negras y blancas en la obra civil de forma segura y eficienteADEC GLOBAL, S.L.
11/03/202012/06/2020Estudio sobre la calidad del aire en las inmediaciones de la instalación industrial de Silvalac en Els Pallaresos y elaboración de un análisis cuantitativo de riesgos para la salud humanaSILVALAC, S.A.
01/02/202030/01/2024Removal and Mitigation of Pollution from the Use of Pesticides: Prevention, Recycling and Resource ManagementCommission of European Communities
01/02/202030/04/2022Desenvolupament d’eines per al suport en l’implementació i en la gestió de la reutilitació (SUGGEREIX).AGÈNCIA CATALANA DE L'AIGUA
01/01/202001/01/2023Ús eficient de recursos de rentat industrial.AGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
28/11/201931/12/2019Desenvolupament de l'Atles de radiació solar a Catalunya de l'any 2019INST. CATALA ENERGIA (ICAEN)
01/10/201930/09/2023Constrained aerosol forcing for improved climate projectionsEuropean Commission
30/09/201930/09/2021Realització assaigs vibratoris dels productes de l'empresaMONOCROM, S.L.
01/09/201930/09/2019Optimización de la etapa de extracción de polifenoles presentes en los residuos agroalimentarios.FUNDACIÓN CENTRO GALLEGO DE
13/06/201913/12/2019Anàlisis de formaldehid, amines aromàtiues i 4-aminoazobenzè sobre mostres de textils.FUNDACIÓ UNIVERSITAT ROVIRA VIRGILI
17/05/201916/05/2022Recarga gestionada de acuíferos: abordando los riesgos asociados a la recarga de aguas regeneradasAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/04/201931/03/2022Hydraulic Collector for Polymetallic Nodules from the DeepseaEUROPEAN INST OF INNOV.& TECHNOL.
01/04/201901/04/2022KIC RM BLUE HARVESTING-PA 18138 - Hydraulic Collector for Polymetallic Nodules from the DeepseaEuropean Commission
28/03/201930/09/2019Energy consumption and C02 emissions associated with the production, use and final disposal of PVC cablesPlasticsEurope AISBL
01/03/201928/02/2020Realización de los trabajos de asesoramiento y asistencia técnica en el marco del estudio, análisis y evaluación en proyectos I+D+i en la línea de investigación Calidad del Agua.CETAQUA
01/03/201931/12/2019CONTRATO DE I+D+i ENTRE LA UNIVERSITAT POLITÈCNICA DE CATALUNYA Y LA ASOCIACIÓN DE INVESTIGACIÓN DE LA INDUSTRIA TEXTIL, EN EL MARCO DEL PROYECTO “CIRCLE - 2019. INVESTIGACIÓN Y DESARROLLO DE UN MODELAITEX
01/03/201928/02/2020CCD 2019-A008 Diseño de plan de mantenimiento del sistema de energización solar fotovoltaica para 2000 viviendas en Ghana y capacitación de los encargados de la difusión del mismoCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
01/02/201931/01/2023Potential and Validation of Sustainable Natural & Advance Technologies for Water & Wastewater Treatment, Monitoring and Safe Water Reuse in IndiaCommission of European Communities
14/01/201913/01/2024Construcción y evaluación de capacidades innovadoras del sector académicoAgencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AECID) / Programa Iberoamericano de Ciencia y Tecnología para el Desarrollo (CYTED)
01/01/201931/12/2022OPEN INNOVATION-RESEARCH TRANSLATION AND APPLIED KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE IN PRACTICE THROUGH UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY-COOPERATIONCommission of European Communities
01/01/201901/12/2019Study and anyalisis of the phenomena relatid tot materiasl involved in high voltage/hig current electrical power transportSBI CONNECTORS ESPAÑA, S.A.
01/01/201931/12/2021Joint Framework for Ocean Noise in the Atlantic SeasCommission of European Communities
01/01/201931/12/2021Producción sostenible de bioproductos a partir de microalgas y agua regeneradaAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2021Teledetección atmosférica mediante sensores cooperativos lidar, radar y pasivos: aplicaciones sobre tierra y mar para la observación atmosférica y energía eólica off-shoreAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2021Gestión de una arquitectura jerárquica Fog-to-cloud para escenarios IoT: Compartición de recursosAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2022Integración de los objetivos para el desarrollo sostenible en la formación en sostenibilidad de las titulaciones universitarias españolasAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2021Atenuación natural de patógenos y contaminantes orgánicos en medio poroso durante operaciones de recarga gestionada de acuíferosAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2021Modelo computacional rápido de cálculo de vibraciones y ruido reradiado inducidas por el ferrocarrilAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2021Preparación mecanoquímica de catalizadores para aplicaciones energéticas: activación de metano y producción de hidrógenoAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2021TRANSferencia y desarrollo METodológico de técnicas COmposicionales para las ciencias aplicadas y la ingenieríaAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2021Mecánica Celeste: métodos analíticos y numéricos y aplicacionesAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2021001-P-001646_BASE 3DGENCAT - DEPT. D'EMPRESA I OCUPACIO
01/01/201931/12/2021001-P-001643 Agrupació emergent Looming FactoryGENCAT - DEPT. D'EMPRESA I OCUPACIO
01/01/201901/01/2022INTERREG-EAPA_52/2018-JONAS - Joint Framework for Ocean Noise in the Atlantic SeasEuropean Commission
01/01/201901/01/2022H2020-688975-Blue Nodules - Breakthrough solutions for the sustainable harvesting and processing of deep sea polymetallic nodulesEuropean Commission
20/11/201831/12/2018Análisis de resistencias mecánicas a flexotracción y compresión y determinación de lixiviados en muestras de yeso.AITEX
08/11/201831/12/2019Co-creació d'un recurs educatiu en canvi climàtic (Compromís Barcelona pel Clima 2018)Ajuntament de Barcelona
01/11/201831/10/2019Estudi de l’expansivitat de l’escòria negra, ús de l'escòria negra en mescles asfàltiques i la possibilitat d'ús de l'escòria blanca en obra civilADEC GLOBAL, S.L.
08/10/201831/12/2021Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source InvestigationNASA
01/10/201830/09/2023FRontiers in dust minerAloGical coMposition and its Effects upoN climaTeEuropean Research Council. Unión Europea.
24/09/201824/09/2021Metodologia d'optimització de motors elèctrics per millorar l'eficiència per aplicacions hidràuliquesAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
03/09/201831/05/2019Estudi d'alguns processos químics que faciliten la remoció de rajoles sense el dany que genera la seva remoció de manera convencionalPREPERSA, A.I.E.
01/09/201830/09/2021Achieve Good Environmental Status for Coastal Infrastructures Construction - AGESCICEURCOM-D.G.FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
01/09/201801/09/2021LIFE17 ENV/FR/000233 - Achieve Good Environmental Status for Coastal Infrastructures Construction - AGESCICEuropean Commission
25/07/201825/07/2018Procedimiento y sistema de medida en línea de la resistencia de contacto para conectores de subestación
01/07/201830/06/2019Asesoría Plan Estratégico – Grupo Corto PlazoSQM Salar S.A.
01/07/201831/12/2021 Desarrollo de la futura generación de conectores de subestación incorporando electrónica, sensores y comunicaciones inalámbricas para su aplicación en el mantenimiento predictivo.AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
26/06/201826/06/2018Procedimiento de ensayo de efecto corona visual a tensión reducida
12/06/201811/06/2019Convenio entre el DECA de la UPC y la Asociación Española de Abastecimientos de Agua y Saneamiento sobre el estudio de las necesidades de inversión en el ciclo urbano del agua en EspañaASOC ESPAÑOLA DE ABASTECIMIENTOS DE
01/05/201830/04/2019Improving sustainable sanitation and energy access in rural areas of Peru and Colombia: constructed wetlands and small-scale digestersCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament
01/05/201830/09/2018Anàlisi de les dades de dioxines i furans i Anàlisi Quantitatiu de Risc (AQR) per la salut humana realitzats al voltant de la planta de valorització de residus situada a Sant Adrià del Besós.TERSA, TRACTAMENT SELECC.RESIDUS SA
04/04/201804/10/2021Ammonium recovery in wastewater treatment plants for agricultural valorization.AGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
15/03/201814/03/2019Contracte per al desenvolupament de la investigació per a la implantació de piles microbianes a l'EDAR de Cervià de Ter i el posterior seguiment de l'evolució dels rendiments de l'EDAR de referènciaAQUAGEST MEDIO AMBIENTE, S.A.
01/03/201831/12/2020Donació per a despeses de personal, viatges i compres de material del projecte SEA LICE.SONSETC, MAKING SENSE OF SOUNDS
01/03/201828/02/2019CCD 2018-O002 Apoyo en la implementación de sistemas de información en el sector de agua y saneamiento en el contexto rural del estado de Oaxaca, México.Centre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
01/03/201828/02/2019CCD 2018-O024 Connecting St. John of God - Sierra LeoneCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament de la UPC
01/03/201828/02/2019CCD 2018-O036 Implementació d'una xarxa de telecomunicacions local al camp de refugiats sahrauí de Tinduf, AlgèriaCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
01/03/201828/02/2019CCD 2018-U003 Improving sustainable sanitation and energy access in rural areas of Peru and Colombia: constructed wetlands and small-scale digesters.Centre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
05/02/201831/07/2019Estudio de la viabilidad del uso de harvesters de energía de vibración en redes de transporte de agua para su sensorización remotaSOCIEDAD GRAL. AGUAS DE BCN,S.A
12/01/201811/01/2022Ajut per a contractació RYC-2016-20059AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201831/12/2020Enhancing Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Sustainability in Higher Education in Africa (EEIS-HEA)Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, EACEA (Comissió Europea)
01/01/201831/12/2020CuaNtificación de la aportación presente y fUTuRa de hIErro biodispoNible de la aTmósfera al océano (NUTRIENT)Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad. Gobierno de España
01/01/201831/12/2020Profundització en el coneixement dels nivells radiactius d'aigües d'abastamentAIGÜES DE BARCELONA EMP M GEST CI
01/01/201831/12/2020Recuperación de recursos mediante integración de procesos por membranasAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201831/12/2021Estudio simultáneo de los procesos de movilidad y reactividad de nanopartículas en medios porosos para la eliminación y recuperación de contaminantes en aguasAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201831/12/2020Estudios de corrosión y disolución de análogos químicos del combustible nuclear gastado en las condiciones esperadas durante su almacenamientoAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201831/12/2020 Soluciones basadas en la naturaleza para la gestión costeraAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201831/12/2018Realització d'analítiques de radioactiviat en aigües (SA1402)GENERALITAT DE CATALUNYA
01/01/201831/12/2018Assaigs de radioactivitat de mostres ambientals. Anàlisis de les activitats degudes a isòtops radiactius presents en mostres d'aigua.LABORATORI DR. OLIVER RODÉS, S.A.
01/01/201830/06/2021Prétraitement des déchets pour la production d’hydrogèneMontpellier Université d’Excellence
01/01/201831/12/2020Actualización y ampliación del ordenador paralelo del campus de Terrassa de la UPCAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201831/12/2020Electro-depuració d'aigües residuals industrials: Viabilitat tècnica, ambiental i econòmicaACCIÓ - Agència per la Competitivitat de l'Empresa
01/01/201831/12/2020Analyse the programmes and give advises that can ensure appropriate implementation of CDE coursesEuropean Institute for Innovation and Technology
18/12/201717/12/2019Estudis previs ECUValICOMATEX
01/12/201731/12/2019Control de la exposición a fuentes naturales de radiaciónAGUAS DANONE
01/09/201730/06/2018Conveni AGBAR - Estudi de una EDARSOCIEDAD GRAL. AGUAS DE BCN,S.A
01/09/201728/02/2021ENHANCED NITROGEN AND PHOSPHORUS RECOVERY FROM WASTEWATER AND INTEGRATION IN THE VALUE CHAINEURCOM-D.G.FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
01/09/201730/06/2018Conveni AGBAR - Estudi d'una EDARAGBAR
28/08/201727/02/2021Desenvolupament de la futura generació de connectors intel·ligents d’alta tensió per a subestacions, amb autonomia energètica i amb capacitat de transmissió de dadesAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
07/07/201731/12/2017Redacció de la memòria d'un sistema d'aiguamolls construïts per al tractament de les aigües residuals al refugi de l'Estany LlongPARC NACIONAL AIGÜESTORTES I ESTANY
01/07/201730/06/2020Aircraft Electrical Model Simulation Identification and Fitting ToolboxCommission of European Communities
01/07/201731/12/2020PECT LITORAL BESÒS TERRITORI SOSTENIBLEGENCAT-DEP.GOVERN.I ADMIN.PÚBLIQUES
01/07/201731/12/2020Electro-depuració d'aigües residuals industrials: viabilitat tècnica, ambiental i econòmicaACC10
01/07/201731/12/2020Regireu: recerca en tecnologies de regeneració d'aigua i gestió del risc per la reutilitzacióACC10
01/07/201731/12/2020Recuperació i valorització de recursos de digestats urbans en el marc de l'economia circular.ACC10
01/07/201731/12/2020Regireu: Recerca en tecnologies de regeneració d'aigua i gestió del risc per la reutilitzacióACC10, Generalitat de Catalunya
26/06/201725/12/2020Uso de reactores bioelectroquímicos para optimizar la recuperación de energía y nutrientes de aguas residuales de alta cargaMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
19/06/201718/06/2018Estudio expansividad escorias negras, uso de la escoria negra en mezclas asfálticas y la posibilidad de uso de la escoria blanca en obra civilADEC GLOBAL, S.L.
16/06/201716/06/2017Circuito sensor de temperatura diferencial con selecciónde gran margen dinámico o alta sensibilidad
15/06/201714/09/2017Revisió dels Informes s/ l'estat qualitatiu dels aqüifers en diversos punts de CatalunyaIGC BCN, S.L.
07/06/201706/11/2017Análisis de ciclo de vida y estudio multicriterio utilizando el método MIVES para la caracterización de residuos de la planta de Vic.URBASER SA
01/06/201731/05/2021New market niches for the Pulp and Paper Industry waste based on circular economy approachesCommission of European Communities
01/06/201730/05/2021Circular Process for Eco-Designed Bulky Products and internal Car Parts.Commission of European Communities
01/06/201731/05/2021Modern spent fuel dissolution and chemistry in failed container conditionsCommission of European Communities
31/05/201731/05/2017Procedimiento por lotes para tratamiento en continuo de efluentes líquidos por técnicas electroquímicas para su depuración
29/05/201701/01/2018Suport TiC a Camoapa i Bilwi i implementació de plataformes web per a la gestió de projectesCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
26/05/201701/03/2018Equipament TIC a la nova maternitat de Woldia i l'escola de Tigle FrieCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
25/05/201701/01/2018Kill the Silent Killer. Lluita contra la hipertensió a l’Àfrica ruralCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
19/05/201701/03/2018Implantació, millora i manteniment dels recursos TIC educatius a Sawla i TunaCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
19/05/201701/01/2018Instal·lació d'equipament de suport TIC a la pediatria de Meki (CMAM) i identificació de necessitats a l'hospital de GamboCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
10/05/201731/12/2017Curso modelos geoambientalesSADIM - SDAD.ASTURIANA DE
01/05/201731/12/2017Proyecto de prubea nuevo modelo de gestión: 4 contenedores: p/c-v-b-seco - continuaciónUrbaser S.A.
01/05/201730/04/2018Low cost digesters for waste and wastewater treatment in small-scale farming at the Peruvian AndesCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament
03/04/201703/04/2019Grant CAF AmericaCHARITIES AID FOUNDATION AMERICA CA
15/03/201714/09/2017Asesoramiento y revisión de informes de diagnóstico en el marco del/'Programa de transformación tecnológica energética y ambiental para el segmento PYME de la industria porcina de Chile/'ASOCIACIÓN GREMIAL DE PRODUCTORES
01/03/201731/12/2017Efecto de las microfibras en el marINDITEX, S.A.
17/02/201716/08/2017Estudi de la difusivitat del molidbè en matrius de cimentAMPHOS XX I CONSULTING, S.L.
09/01/201708/06/2020Anàlisi de models d'ús i gestió per a bateries de segona vida de vehicles elèctricsAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
02/01/201731/12/2018Asesoramiento y gestión técnica de proyecto ROADZCOMSA
01/01/201731/12/2017IRES: Life Cycle Management and Ecosystem Services Applied to Urban AgricultureNational Science Foundation
01/01/201731/03/2021H2020-737183-DISCOVERERCommission of European Communities
01/01/201731/12/2019Towards an Open, Secure, Decentralized and Coordinated Fog-to-Cloud Management EcosystemCommission of European Communities
01/01/201731/12/2019FertileCity IIMinisterio de Economia y Competitividad
30/12/201631/12/2020Soluciones individualizadas ambientalmente y economicamente sostenibles para la rehabilitación energética del parque de edificios de oficinasMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
30/12/201629/12/2019Sistema de propulsión tolerante a fallos basado en un motor PMA-SYNRM multifase y convertidor SIC para operación fiable del vehiculo eléctricoMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
30/12/201629/12/2019Invernaderos integrados en azoteas: simbiosis de energía, agua y emisiones de CO2 con el edificio - Hacia la seguridad alimentaria urbana en una economía circularMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
30/12/201631/12/2020Materiales proyectados ligeros para refuerzo y la rehabilitación del patrimonio urbano.MIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
22/12/201630/01/2017Desenvolupament de l'Atlas de radicació solar de Catalunya corresponent a l'any 2016 (Exp.66/2016)INST. CATALA ENERGIA (ICAEN)
01/12/201630/11/2021RYC-2015-17367MIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/12/201630/05/2020Entropía de los purines (biomasa animal y vegetal) destinados a la fabricación de Bio-Urea y Sal de Carbonato Amónico para ser utilizado como fertilizante y/o agente reductor orgánico de NoxAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/12/201631/01/2020Monitorització de la biodiversitat, mitjançant la creació i la instal·lació d’una xarxa sense fils de sensors distribuïts per tot l’AmazonesTHE SENSE OF SILENCE FOUNDATION
03/11/201602/11/2017Pilot wetland wastewater system treatment of Brompuri and Green ValleySTB HOLDINGS, LTD
03/11/201631/07/2018Elaboração de estudos para a identificação de alternativas capazes de eliminar ou amenizar os impactos decorrentes da redução da disponibilidade hídricaMZ ESTUDIOS E PROJETOS
02/11/201630/04/2018Estudio de alternativas al proceso habitual de curtición basándose en procesos enzimáticosCentro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial (CDTI)
01/11/201631/10/2019Copernicus Evolution and Aplications with Sentinel Enhancements and Land Effluents for Shores and Seas (CEASELESS)Commission of European Communities
01/11/201631/10/2019Learning for Innovative Design for SustainabilityEuropean Commission
15/10/201615/06/2017Col·laboració en el Projecte VALOWASTEINNOV. RECERCA IND.SOSTEN SL(IRIS)
01/10/201630/09/2031AXA Chair on Sand and Dust StormsFUNDACIÓN AXA
01/10/201631/12/2018Evaluación de las ventanas de PVC respecto al ahorro de energía y la emisión de CO2ASOVEN PVC
01/10/201630/09/2017Caracterització mecànica d'elements estructurals de les edificacionsCOMPOSITE STRUCT.ENGIN.SOLUT.S.L.
15/09/201614/09/2019eHealth EurocampusCommission of European Communities
01/09/201628/02/2020Resines acríliques modificades com a nous productes readobats i/o adobats sense formol ni fenolAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
02/08/201602/08/2016Sistema no mecanizado de tratamiento físico-químico a escala doméstica de aguas brutas
12/07/201612/07/2018Utilización durable y ambientalmente segura de las cenizas blancas y grises procedentes de la valoración energética de residuos papeleros de la empresa SAICA como materia prima en obra civilBENITO ARNO E HIJOS, S.A.
06/07/201605/01/2017Nuevo modelo de análisis y evaluación del riesgo en oficinas bancariasFUND.EMPRESA-UNIV.GALLEGA FEUGA
01/07/201630/06/2019Proyecto de cooperación transnacional para promover la conservación y la protección del patrimonio natural del sector vitivinícola en la zona SUDOECommission of European Communities
27/06/201627/06/2017Assessorament referent al disseny d'una instal·lació de tractament de dejeccions ramaderes d'origen porcí i altres residus i/o subproductes orgànicsPESA MEDIOAMBIENTE, S.A.U.
09/06/201631/03/2017Curs formació tèxtil videoconferènciaHANESBRANDS DOS RIOS TEXTILES INC
09/06/201615/07/2016Asistencia Técnica en la redacción del proyecto de un sistema de humedales construidos de tratamiento de aguas para la mejora de la calidad de la laguna de la Manga del Mar MenorEDINART CONSULTING SLP
06/06/201606/08/2016Model hidrogeologic i intrusió marina en la zona del Port de BadalonaMARINA DE BADALONA, S.A.
01/06/201631/07/2019Innovative Eco-Technologies for Resource Recovery from WastewaterCommission of European Communities
01/06/201631/03/2020EnhANcing emergencY management and response to extreme WeatHER and climate EventsCommission of European Communities
01/06/201631/05/2019Reducció energètica i flexibilitat en edificis en rehabilitacióACC10
28/05/201601/03/2017Desplegament d’una xarxa comunitària sense fils i muntatge d’un servidor Viquipèdia offline al Meki Catholic SchoolCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
28/05/201601/03/2017Suport i assessorament acadèmic i de recerca a la universitat Addis Ababa Science & Technology University (AASTU).Centre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
23/05/201601/01/2017Capacitacions a Northern RegionCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
23/05/201601/01/2017Instal·lació d'un programari per millorar el seguiment mèdic dels pacients i digitalitzar els historials, així com una formació del seu ús.Centre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
06/05/201631/12/2020Arzantiiga - CargillCARGILL, S.L.U.
05/05/201630/09/2016Evaluación de la purificación de ácidos débiles generados en el procesamiento metalúrgico de minerales de cobre en base a procesos de precipitación química con tiosulfatoATLANTIC COPPER, S.A.
02/05/201602/09/2016Análisis de la alternativa óptima para rebajar el nivel freático muy cercano al marNEINOR NORTE SLU
01/05/201630/04/2019Enhancing critical infraestructure protection with innovative security frameworkCommission of European Communities
01/05/201630/04/2017Low cost digesters for biogas production in rural Andean communitiesCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament
21/04/201601/03/2017DISC - Dinamització i difusió de les activitats de cooperació, sostenibilitat i compromís social a l’ETSETBCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
18/03/201618/03/2016Sistema de caracterización dinámica in situ de los elementos de infraestructura ferroviaria
14/03/201613/03/2018Red para la gestión de la innovación y tecnología en nuevos emprendimientos (GESIT)Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AECID) / Programa Iberoamericano de Ciencia y Tecnología para el Desarrollo (CYTED)
01/03/201628/02/2020Sustainable Product, Energy and Resource Recovery from Wastewater — SuPER-WCommission of European Communities
22/02/201608/07/2016Evaluación de reservas de litio y potasio en el Salar de Atacama Fase IISQM Salar S.A.
01/02/201631/07/2020Breakthrough solutions for the sustainable harvesting and processing of deep sea polymetallic nodulesCommission of European Communities
01/02/201601/02/2020Blue nodulesUnión Europea
27/01/201631/01/2017Elaboració mapa capacitat acústicaAJUNTAMENT GAVA
01/01/201631/12/2018Fostering water agriculture reuse in MaltaCommission of European Communities
01/01/201631/12/2018Purificación acelerada de agua mediante recarga artificial de acuíferos - Una herramienta para restaurar los recursos hídricos.MIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201630/06/2019Síntesis verde de nanopartículas metálicas a partir de aguas ácidas de mina y extractos de residuos agroalimentariosMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201630/06/2019Microreactores con tecnología de impresión 3D par la generación catalítica y fotocatalítica de hidrogenoMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201630/06/2019INcremento en la Degradación de compuestos Emergentes Mediante flujo caótico eN sistemas de recarga artificial y Evaluación del riesgo asociadoMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201631/12/2019Análisis del ciclo de vida, de negocios y de la entropia en bateriasMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201631/12/2018Gestión de una arquitectura cloud jerárquica para escenarios IoT: Fogging cloudMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201631/12/2019Dinàmica asociada a conexiones entre objetos invariantes con aplicaciones a neurociencia y astrodinámicaMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201630/06/2019Educación e innovación social para la sostenibilidad. Formación en las Universidades españolas de profesionales como agentes de cambio para afrontar los retos de la sociedad.MIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201631/12/2018CTM2015-68859-C2-2-R - Síntesis verde de nanopartículas metálicas a partir de aguas ácidas de mina y extractos de residuos agroalimentariosMINECO. Secretaria de Estado de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación.
30/12/201530/06/2017RURAL WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION INFORMATION SYSTEMTHE WORLD BANK
03/12/201520/06/2017Desenvolupament d'eines de tractament i procés acústic per el control de la contaminació marina.SONSETC, MAKING SENSE OF SOUNDS
30/11/201531/12/2016Estudio sobre la sensibilidad acústica de la plaga del Salmon NorwayNORWEGIAN QUALITY SEFFOD AS
04/11/201504/11/2017Estudios sobre la estabilidad del combustible irradiado como forma de residuo de alta actividadENRESA
01/11/201529/02/2016Modeling aerosol-radiation interaction and its impact on the Mediterranean climate. Red Española de SupercomputaciónRES - Red Española de Supercomputacion
20/10/201530/09/2016Establiments de protocols d'inspecció i control d'obres.Diputació de Barcelona
14/10/201513/04/2016Estudio sensibilidad acústica del cargol de poma como medida para la lucha de la plaga en el Delta del Ebro.FORESTAL CATALANA, S,A,
01/10/201531/12/2016Programa Pilot d’Aprenentatge-Servei de la UPC, suport TIC Entitats SocialsAjuntament de Barcelona
29/09/201531/12/2015Donació SONSETC al Grup de Recerca LABSONSETC, MAKING SENSE OF SOUNDS
14/09/201513/09/2018Plataforma SIG de gestio i analisi de dades geològiques i hidrogeològiques a la ciutat de BarcelonaBARCELONA CICLE DE L’AIGUA S.A.
14/09/201531/12/20192015 DI 006AGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/09/201531/08/2019HYDRALAB+ Adapting to climate changeCommission of European Communities
01/09/201531/12/2020Groundwater risk management for growth and development in AfricaOXFORD UNIVERSITY-C.ENVIRON.OUCE
01/09/201531/12/2018Integrated and sustainable management of cork waste generated in the cork industryEURCOM-D.G.FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
01/09/201531/12/2018LIFE14 ENV/ES/000460 - Integrated and sustainable management of cork waste generated in the cork industryEuropean Commission
11/06/201531/12/2015Implementació d'una xarxa entre les escoles de Sawla, GhanaCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
11/06/201531/12/2015Ampliació de la xarxa Wifi a l'escola i formació dels professors en eines educatives TIC i manteniment del recursos, Pikine-Dakar, SenegalCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
11/06/201531/12/2015Seminari i desplegament d’una xarxa mesh comunitaria sense fil per educació i recerca al Mekele Institute of Technology, EtiòpiaCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
11/06/201531/12/2015Implementació sistemes d'informació per l'anàlisi, tractament dades sanitàries del Ministeri Salut de Moçambic i desenbolupament de l'Escola Superior d'Enginyeria civil de la Universitat Pedagògica de MoçambicCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
01/06/201512/06/2015Tha WASH Poverty IndexCARDNO EMERGING MARKETS UK
10/05/201509/05/2016Curs formació i assessorment AlcatexELCATEX
01/05/201530/04/2019Conversion of Low Grade Heat to Power through closed loop Reverse Electro-DialysisCommission of European Communities
01/05/201531/12/2015Proyecto de prueba nuevo modelo de gestión: 4 contenedores: p/c-v-b-secoUrbaser S.A.
20/04/201519/10/2018Optimització de la reologia de morters per aplicacions avançades en elements de façanaAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
15/04/201530/06/2016Actuacions Locals Emblemàtiques en la Reutilització d'AiguaAJUNTAMENT GRANOLLERS
07/04/201507/07/2015Radiative effect due to aerosol-radiation interactions on the Mediterranean climateEuropean Economic Area
01/04/201531/07/2018Securing future-proof environmentally compatible bioenergy chainsCommission of European Communities
01/04/201531/12/2016Projecte ARZAN-TIIGAAJUNTAMENT TERRASSA
01/04/201531/03/2018H2020-646457-SECURECHAIN - SECURING FUTURE-PROOF ENVIRONMENTALLY COMPATIBLE BIOENERGY CHAINSEuropean Commission
17/03/201517/03/2015Procedimiento para la medición de la frecuencia central y el ancho de banda 3dB en amplificadores sintonizados o de banda estrecha mediante mediciones de temperatura en continua
16/03/201530/10/2015Establimenti aplicació de metodologies per al tractament de dades de geoquímica ambientalInstitut Cartogràfic i Geològic de Catalunya
09/03/201510/04/2015Tecnologías de tratamiento de la industria textil. Comparativo de alternativas técnicasEptisa Servicios de Ingeniería, S.L.
05/03/201505/03/2018Innovative vibration abatement solutions for undergroundAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/02/201530/04/2018Energy Game for Awareness of energy efficiency in social housing communitiesCommission of European Communities
19/01/201530/06/2015Reutilització efluents Edar Kao OlesaKAO CORPORATION, S.A.
19/01/201531/05/2015Evaluació del desencolat de nou producte d'encolatIGCAR CHEMICALS, S.L.
15/01/201514/01/2018ElectroChemical technique (EC) combined with UV irradiation for the treatment and reuse of dyeing textile wastewaters: Industrial marketingCommission of European Communities
01/01/201531/12/2015Desenvolupament de l'Atlas de radicació solar de Catalunya corresponent a l'any 2015INST. CATALA ENERGIA (ICAEN)
01/01/201531/12/2017Producción de biogás a partir del tratamiento de aguas residuales empleando consorcios de microalgas y bacterias en fotobioreactores cerradosMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201530/06/2018Study of metals and inorganic compounds attenuation processes in groundwater by using of mineral nanoparticlesMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201531/12/2018Valorización de sub-productos de efluentes industriales: integración de tecnologías de membranas en las etapas de separación, concentración y purificaciónMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201531/12/2017Separación/recuperación de tierras raras mediante procesos de sorción en biopolímeros, composites y membranasMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201531/12/2018Soluciones innovadoras para el aislamiento de edificios a las vibraciones.MIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201531/12/2017Behavior of actinides and fission products in cement pore waterMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201531/12/2015Strategies to improve the anaerobic digestion of biomass from microalgae-based wastewater treatment systemsAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/01/201531/12/2015Desarrollo de un sistema de seguimiento e información para asegurar la disponibilidad y la gestión sostenible del agua para todosMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201531/12/2016Sostenibilidad agrourbana mediante invernaderos en cubierta. Ecoinnovación en flujos residuales de energía, agua y CO2 para la producción de alimentosMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201531/12/201610th International Society of Environmental Biotechnology ConferenceMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD

Teaching staff and research groups

Teachers

Doctoral Programme teachers:External teachers:

ALONSO PÉREZ, SILVIA

BARCELÓ CULLERES, DAMIÀ

BASART ALPUENTE, SARA

BONMATI BLASI, AUGUST

BRUNO SALGOT, JORGE

CABEZA FABRA, LLUÏSA F.

CUEVAS AGULLÓ, EMILIO

DARAKAS, EFTHYMIOS

DIAZ CRUZ, SILVIA

FARRÉ URGELL, MARINEL·LA

FOLCH DURAN, ARNAU

GINEBREDA MARTÍ, ANTONI

GRIVÈ SOLÉ, MIREIA

JIMÉNEZ GUERRERO, PEDRO

JORBA CASELLAS, ORIOL

LATRON, JÉRÔME

LLORENS GARCÍA, PILAR

PALATSI CIVIT, JORDI

PAY PÉREZ, MARÍA TERESA

PÉREZ GARCÍA-PANDO, CARLOS

RIUS CARRASCO, ANTONI

ROMANÍ CORNET, ANNA M.

ROVIRA BOIXADERAS, MIQUEL

VIÑAS I CANALS, MARC

Research projects

START DATEEND DATEACTIVITYFINANCING ENTITY
01/07/202030/06/2023CONTRATO para EL PROYECTO “INVESTIGACIO´N EN SOLUCIONES CEMENTANTES SOLUCIONES CEMENTANTES GEOPOLIME´RICAS DESOSTENIBILIDAD INTEGRAL Y ALTO VALOR AN~ADIDO A PARTIR DE RESIDUOS DE CONSTRUCCIO´N” - CONADEC GLOBAL, S.L.
01/07/202031/12/2023Caracterización y estudio de análogos químicos del combustible nuclear irradiado (SNF) en las condiciones esperadas en un almacenamiento definitivo, en condiciones reductoras y parcialmente oxidantesENRESA
01/06/202031/05/2024Circular Processing of Seawater Brines from Saltworks for Recovery of Valuable Raw MaterialsCommission of European Communities
01/06/202031/05/2024Development of radical innovations to recover minerals and metals from seawater desalination brinesCommission of European Communities
01/06/202031/05/2023Implicaciones del confort térmico de los ancianos en el interior al consumo energéticoAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
20/03/202020/05/2021Desarrollo de la investigación en lo referente a la ampliación de los usos de las escorias negras y blancas en la obra civil de forma segura y eficienteADEC GLOBAL, S.L.
11/03/202012/06/2020Estudio sobre la calidad del aire en las inmediaciones de la instalación industrial de Silvalac en Els Pallaresos y elaboración de un análisis cuantitativo de riesgos para la salud humanaSILVALAC, S.A.
01/02/202030/01/2024Removal and Mitigation of Pollution from the Use of Pesticides: Prevention, Recycling and Resource ManagementCommission of European Communities
01/02/202030/04/2022Desenvolupament d’eines per al suport en l’implementació i en la gestió de la reutilitació (SUGGEREIX).AGÈNCIA CATALANA DE L'AIGUA
01/01/202001/01/2023Ús eficient de recursos de rentat industrial.AGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
28/11/201931/12/2019Desenvolupament de l'Atles de radiació solar a Catalunya de l'any 2019INST. CATALA ENERGIA (ICAEN)
01/10/201930/09/2023Constrained aerosol forcing for improved climate projectionsEuropean Commission
30/09/201930/09/2021Realització assaigs vibratoris dels productes de l'empresaMONOCROM, S.L.
01/09/201930/09/2019Optimización de la etapa de extracción de polifenoles presentes en los residuos agroalimentarios.FUNDACIÓN CENTRO GALLEGO DE
13/06/201913/12/2019Anàlisis de formaldehid, amines aromàtiues i 4-aminoazobenzè sobre mostres de textils.FUNDACIÓ UNIVERSITAT ROVIRA VIRGILI
17/05/201916/05/2022Recarga gestionada de acuíferos: abordando los riesgos asociados a la recarga de aguas regeneradasAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/04/201931/03/2022Hydraulic Collector for Polymetallic Nodules from the DeepseaEUROPEAN INST OF INNOV.& TECHNOL.
01/04/201901/04/2022KIC RM BLUE HARVESTING-PA 18138 - Hydraulic Collector for Polymetallic Nodules from the DeepseaEuropean Commission
28/03/201930/09/2019Energy consumption and C02 emissions associated with the production, use and final disposal of PVC cablesPlasticsEurope AISBL
01/03/201928/02/2020Realización de los trabajos de asesoramiento y asistencia técnica en el marco del estudio, análisis y evaluación en proyectos I+D+i en la línea de investigación Calidad del Agua.CETAQUA
01/03/201931/12/2019CONTRATO DE I+D+i ENTRE LA UNIVERSITAT POLITÈCNICA DE CATALUNYA Y LA ASOCIACIÓN DE INVESTIGACIÓN DE LA INDUSTRIA TEXTIL, EN EL MARCO DEL PROYECTO “CIRCLE - 2019. INVESTIGACIÓN Y DESARROLLO DE UN MODELAITEX
01/03/201928/02/2020CCD 2019-A008 Diseño de plan de mantenimiento del sistema de energización solar fotovoltaica para 2000 viviendas en Ghana y capacitación de los encargados de la difusión del mismoCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
01/02/201931/01/2023Potential and Validation of Sustainable Natural & Advance Technologies for Water & Wastewater Treatment, Monitoring and Safe Water Reuse in IndiaCommission of European Communities
14/01/201913/01/2024Construcción y evaluación de capacidades innovadoras del sector académicoAgencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AECID) / Programa Iberoamericano de Ciencia y Tecnología para el Desarrollo (CYTED)
01/01/201931/12/2022OPEN INNOVATION-RESEARCH TRANSLATION AND APPLIED KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE IN PRACTICE THROUGH UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY-COOPERATIONCommission of European Communities
01/01/201901/12/2019Study and anyalisis of the phenomena relatid tot materiasl involved in high voltage/hig current electrical power transportSBI CONNECTORS ESPAÑA, S.A.
01/01/201931/12/2021Joint Framework for Ocean Noise in the Atlantic SeasCommission of European Communities
01/01/201931/12/2021Producción sostenible de bioproductos a partir de microalgas y agua regeneradaAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2021Teledetección atmosférica mediante sensores cooperativos lidar, radar y pasivos: aplicaciones sobre tierra y mar para la observación atmosférica y energía eólica off-shoreAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2021Gestión de una arquitectura jerárquica Fog-to-cloud para escenarios IoT: Compartición de recursosAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2022Integración de los objetivos para el desarrollo sostenible en la formación en sostenibilidad de las titulaciones universitarias españolasAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2021Atenuación natural de patógenos y contaminantes orgánicos en medio poroso durante operaciones de recarga gestionada de acuíferosAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2021Modelo computacional rápido de cálculo de vibraciones y ruido reradiado inducidas por el ferrocarrilAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2021Preparación mecanoquímica de catalizadores para aplicaciones energéticas: activación de metano y producción de hidrógenoAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2021TRANSferencia y desarrollo METodológico de técnicas COmposicionales para las ciencias aplicadas y la ingenieríaAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2021Mecánica Celeste: métodos analíticos y numéricos y aplicacionesAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2021001-P-001646_BASE 3DGENCAT - DEPT. D'EMPRESA I OCUPACIO
01/01/201931/12/2021001-P-001643 Agrupació emergent Looming FactoryGENCAT - DEPT. D'EMPRESA I OCUPACIO
01/01/201901/01/2022INTERREG-EAPA_52/2018-JONAS - Joint Framework for Ocean Noise in the Atlantic SeasEuropean Commission
01/01/201901/01/2022H2020-688975-Blue Nodules - Breakthrough solutions for the sustainable harvesting and processing of deep sea polymetallic nodulesEuropean Commission
20/11/201831/12/2018Análisis de resistencias mecánicas a flexotracción y compresión y determinación de lixiviados en muestras de yeso.AITEX
08/11/201831/12/2019Co-creació d'un recurs educatiu en canvi climàtic (Compromís Barcelona pel Clima 2018)Ajuntament de Barcelona
01/11/201831/10/2019Estudi de l’expansivitat de l’escòria negra, ús de l'escòria negra en mescles asfàltiques i la possibilitat d'ús de l'escòria blanca en obra civilADEC GLOBAL, S.L.
08/10/201831/12/2021Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source InvestigationNASA
01/10/201830/09/2023FRontiers in dust minerAloGical coMposition and its Effects upoN climaTeEuropean Research Council. Unión Europea.
24/09/201824/09/2021Metodologia d'optimització de motors elèctrics per millorar l'eficiència per aplicacions hidràuliquesAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
03/09/201831/05/2019Estudi d'alguns processos químics que faciliten la remoció de rajoles sense el dany que genera la seva remoció de manera convencionalPREPERSA, A.I.E.
01/09/201830/09/2021Achieve Good Environmental Status for Coastal Infrastructures Construction - AGESCICEURCOM-D.G.FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
01/09/201801/09/2021LIFE17 ENV/FR/000233 - Achieve Good Environmental Status for Coastal Infrastructures Construction - AGESCICEuropean Commission
25/07/201825/07/2018Procedimiento y sistema de medida en línea de la resistencia de contacto para conectores de subestación
01/07/201830/06/2019Asesoría Plan Estratégico – Grupo Corto PlazoSQM Salar S.A.
01/07/201831/12/2021 Desarrollo de la futura generación de conectores de subestación incorporando electrónica, sensores y comunicaciones inalámbricas para su aplicación en el mantenimiento predictivo.AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
26/06/201826/06/2018Procedimiento de ensayo de efecto corona visual a tensión reducida
12/06/201811/06/2019Convenio entre el DECA de la UPC y la Asociación Española de Abastecimientos de Agua y Saneamiento sobre el estudio de las necesidades de inversión en el ciclo urbano del agua en EspañaASOC ESPAÑOLA DE ABASTECIMIENTOS DE
01/05/201830/04/2019Improving sustainable sanitation and energy access in rural areas of Peru and Colombia: constructed wetlands and small-scale digestersCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament
01/05/201830/09/2018Anàlisi de les dades de dioxines i furans i Anàlisi Quantitatiu de Risc (AQR) per la salut humana realitzats al voltant de la planta de valorització de residus situada a Sant Adrià del Besós.TERSA, TRACTAMENT SELECC.RESIDUS SA
04/04/201804/10/2021Ammonium recovery in wastewater treatment plants for agricultural valorization.AGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
15/03/201814/03/2019Contracte per al desenvolupament de la investigació per a la implantació de piles microbianes a l'EDAR de Cervià de Ter i el posterior seguiment de l'evolució dels rendiments de l'EDAR de referènciaAQUAGEST MEDIO AMBIENTE, S.A.
01/03/201831/12/2020Donació per a despeses de personal, viatges i compres de material del projecte SEA LICE.SONSETC, MAKING SENSE OF SOUNDS
01/03/201828/02/2019CCD 2018-O002 Apoyo en la implementación de sistemas de información en el sector de agua y saneamiento en el contexto rural del estado de Oaxaca, México.Centre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
01/03/201828/02/2019CCD 2018-O024 Connecting St. John of God - Sierra LeoneCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament de la UPC
01/03/201828/02/2019CCD 2018-O036 Implementació d'una xarxa de telecomunicacions local al camp de refugiats sahrauí de Tinduf, AlgèriaCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
01/03/201828/02/2019CCD 2018-U003 Improving sustainable sanitation and energy access in rural areas of Peru and Colombia: constructed wetlands and small-scale digesters.Centre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
05/02/201831/07/2019Estudio de la viabilidad del uso de harvesters de energía de vibración en redes de transporte de agua para su sensorización remotaSOCIEDAD GRAL. AGUAS DE BCN,S.A
12/01/201811/01/2022Ajut per a contractació RYC-2016-20059AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201831/12/2020Enhancing Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Sustainability in Higher Education in Africa (EEIS-HEA)Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, EACEA (Comissió Europea)
01/01/201831/12/2020CuaNtificación de la aportación presente y fUTuRa de hIErro biodispoNible de la aTmósfera al océano (NUTRIENT)Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad. Gobierno de España
01/01/201831/12/2020Profundització en el coneixement dels nivells radiactius d'aigües d'abastamentAIGÜES DE BARCELONA EMP M GEST CI
01/01/201831/12/2020Recuperación de recursos mediante integración de procesos por membranasAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201831/12/2021Estudio simultáneo de los procesos de movilidad y reactividad de nanopartículas en medios porosos para la eliminación y recuperación de contaminantes en aguasAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201831/12/2020Estudios de corrosión y disolución de análogos químicos del combustible nuclear gastado en las condiciones esperadas durante su almacenamientoAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201831/12/2020 Soluciones basadas en la naturaleza para la gestión costeraAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201831/12/2018Realització d'analítiques de radioactiviat en aigües (SA1402)GENERALITAT DE CATALUNYA
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18/03/201618/03/2016Sistema de caracterización dinámica in situ de los elementos de infraestructura ferroviaria
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19/01/201530/06/2015Reutilització efluents Edar Kao OlesaKAO CORPORATION, S.A.
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