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BIOCHAR: A sustainable material for AOPs

 We are always looking for cheaper and sustainable materials irrespective of the industry or sector we work for, to develop new processes which are as cost-effective as possible. I am Rebecca Dhawle, a chemical engineer and ESR 06 based in University of Patras, Greece. And while digging through loads of research material, I found that biochar was being investigated as ...

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Why the development of advanced waste water treatment technologies is indispensable

I am Pham Quynh Khoa, being one of the early stage researchers of the InnovEOX project. The InnovEOX project, funded by the European Union, gathers researchers with a background in chemical engineering and analytical chemistry in academia and industry. The aim of this project is to develop advanced waste water treatment techniques that can protect our water sources from toxic ...

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Renewables for Sustainable Growth & Wastewater Treatment

Energy transition, CO2 emission, sustainable development, circular economy, renewables are some of the main buzz words which we have heard very often during the last decade. Ever wondered why these words are important and how they are related to our daily life chores? Let’s try to dissect this broader topic of role of renewables in the sustainable growth. Importance of ...

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COVID-19 in Wastewater: A new frontier for research

Despite the few days remaining until the long-awaited end of this unprecedented year, we unfortunately know that there is no magic spell that will make the COVID-19 pandemic disappear when the clock strikes midnight. We are now busy waiting for an effective worldwide vaccination campaign that will allow us to go back to our daily routines – what we used ...

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WHY IS MICROPLASTIC POLLUTION A HOT TOPIC?

Since 1950, till 2015, humans have produced approximately 8.3 billion metric tons (MT) of plastic and half of it was produced in recent years. This weight is equivalent to 1 billion elephants. If this sentence does not concern you, let me break it down a bit more. From the whole production waste (~6.3 billion MT), only 9% goes to recycling, ...

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Life Cycle Assessment and Sustainability

The amount of demand placed by our ever-increasing population, together with the increase of affluence and affordability make necessary an increase in industrial activities. As expected, the increase in demand for various products placed heavy demand on the raw materials to be extracted and manufactured with its pertinent demand in natural resources (water, land, mining activities and energy). Consequently, this ...

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Pharmaceuticals in the waters

Hello dear Readers, My name is Rafael, I am the ESR13 (that lucky number) of the InnovEOX project. I am the first ESR to start my project and the first to start the blog. My first topic will be about the presence of pharmaceutical compounds on the water streams and their impact on the ecosystems. Pharmaceuticals in the waters Pharmaceuticals ...

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