Emerging pollutants, wastewater treatment, water quality, water sustainability, water treatment
Theme 3 - Taking Actions
As an organic chemistry group, we have developed different insoluble polymeric materials with the ability of trapping a wide range of organic molecules, among them pollutants and biomolecules. Part of this research has been published (doi:10.3390/molecules20033565 and doi:10.3390/molecules20033716) and part is patented (ES 2334756 A1 and ES 2579487 A1). The production of the polymers is eco-friendly: the starting materials are carbohydrates, the synthesis does not involve organic solvents and the resulting polymers are prone to biodegradation.
Currently we are interested in applying our knowledge to the removal of emerging pollutants in surface and treated waters. We expect to translate our results from the bench to real life. We seek group/companies interested in testing the polymers of first generation already synthesized and contribute to the improvement of the second generation ones. Without discarding other collaborations, we are specially interested in those with knowledge/facilities for the practical implementation of our materials in filters for tap water and the management of wastewater
We are an organic chemistry group (https://glycochembio.ugr.es/?lang=en) from Universidad de Granada (https://www.ugr.es/en/research/impact). Universidad de Granada is ranked 5th in Spain and 267 in the world (https://www.ugr.es/en/about/university-rankings)