Chemical and Environmental Engineering Group

  • Integrated processes for monitoring and treatment of emerging contaminants for water reuse (MOTREM, Water JPI Pilot Call)

    Funding : WATER JPI - Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad - Acciones de Programación Conjunta Internacional - (Water JPI JPIW2013-121)
    Start / End Years : 2014 - 2017
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    Principal Investigator : Marugán Aguado, Javier
    Research Team : - Casado Merino, Cintia - López Muñoz, Mª José - Martín Sómer, Miguel - Martínez Castillejo, Fernando - Marugán Aguado, Javier - Molina Gil, Raúl - Pablos Carro, Cristina - Pariente Castilla, Isabel - Segura Urraca, Yolanda 

      Show summary: The MOTREM project is a Water JPI project that focuses on the development of integrated processes for monitoring and treatment of emerging contaminants (ECs), improving the efficiency of the removal of these pollutants in urban wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs), especially for water reuse. The project aims to provide new technologies for water treatment and/or improving the existing ones through the development of integrated processes for monitoring and treatment of ECs in the current waterline of municipal wastewater treatment plants, especially focusing on the aspect of water reuse. For this goal, the project combines cross- and multi-disciplinary expertise on water treatment processes design and engineering, analytical chemistry and ecotoxicology applied to ECs that guarantee the generation not only on new scientific knowledge but also of innovative commercial solutions to the market.

Synergistic and antagonistic effects in the photoelectrocatalytic disinfection of water with TiO2 supported on activated carbon as a bipolar electrode in a novel 3D photoelectrochemical reactor

Mesones, S.; Mena, E.; López Muñoz, M. J.; Adán, C.; Marugán, J.

Assessment of different iron species as activators of (S2O8) 2- and (HSO5)- for inactivation of wild bacteria strains

Rodríguez-Chueca, J.; Guerra-Rodríguez, S.; Raez, J. M.; López-Muñoz, M. J.; Rodríguez, E.

Life cycle assessment and techno-economic evaluation of alternatives for the treatment of wastewater in a chrome-plating industry

Rodríguez, R.; Espada, J. J.; Gallardo, M.; Molina, R.; López-Muñoz, M. J.

ß-galactosidase covalent immobilization over large-pore mesoporous silica supports for the production of high galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS)

González-Delgado, I.; Segura, Y.; Martín, A.; López-Muñoz, M. J.; Morales, G.

Characterization and inmobilization of engineered sialidases from Trypanosoma rangeli for transsiallylation

Zeuner, B.; González-Delgado, I.; Holck, J.; Morales, G.; López-Muñoz, M. J.; Segura, Y.; Meyer, A. S.; Mikkelsen, J. D.

Optimisation of the synthesis of high galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) from lactose with b-galactosidase from Kluyveromyces lactis

González-Delgado, I.; López-Muñoz, M. J.; Morales, G.; Segura, Y.

Brookite TiO2-based materials: Synthesis and photocatalytic performance in oxidation of methyl orange and As(III) in aqueous suspensions

López-Muñoz, M. J.; Revilla, A.; Alcalde, G.

Heterogeneous photocatalytic degradation of isoproturon in aqueous solution: Experimental design and intermediate products analysis

López-Muñoz, M. J.; Revilla, A.; Aguado, J.

Coupling membrane separation and photocatalytic oxidation processes for the degradation of pharmaceutical pollutants

Martínez, F.; López-Muñoz, M. J.; Aguado, J.; Melero, J. A.; Arsuaga, J.; Sotto, A.; Molina, R.; Segura, Y.; Pariente, M. I.; Revilla, A.; Cerro, L.; Carenas, G.

Nanofiltration removal of pharmaceutically active compounds

López-Muñoz, M. J.; Sotto, A.; Arsuaga, J. M.

Photocatalytic removal of s-triazines: Evaluation of operational parameters

López-Muñoz, M. J.; Aguado, J.; Revilla, A.

Influence of type and position of functional groups of phenolic compounds on NF/RO performance

Arsuaga, J. M.; Sotto, A.; López-Muñoz, M. J.; Braeken, L.

Mercury removal from aqueous solutions of HgCl2 by heterogeneous photocatalysis with TiO2

López-Muñoz, M. J.; Aguado J.; Arencibia A.; Pascual R.

Membrane treatment applied to aqueous solutions containing atrazine photocatalytic oxidation products

Sotto, A.; López-Muñoz, J.M.; Arsuaga, J.M.; Aguado, J.; Revilla, A.

Sol-gel titania and titania-silica mixed oxides photocatalysis

van Grieken, R.; Aguado, J.; López-Muñoz, M. J.; Marugán, J.

Correlation between retention and adsorption of phenolic compounds in nanofiltration membranes

Arsuaga, J. M.; López-Muñoz, M. J.; Sotto, A.

Separation of phenols and their advanced oxidation intermediate products in aqueous solution by NF/RO membranes

López-Muñoz, M.J.; Arsuaga, J.M.; Sotto, A.

Influence of membrane, solute and solution properties on the retention of phenolic compounds in aqueous solution by nanofiltration membranes

López-Muñoz, M. J.; Sotto, A.; Arsuaga, J. M.; Van der Bruggen, B.

Simultaneous photocatalytic reduction of silver and cyanide oxidation from dicyanoargentate solutions

López-Muñoz, M. J.; Aguado, J.; van Grieken, R.; Marugán, J.

Temperature, pH and concentration effects on retention and transport of organic pollutants across thin-film composite nanofiltration membranes

Arsuaga, J.M.; López-Muñoz, M.J.; Aguado, J.; Sotto, A.

  • Desalination, 221, 253-258 (2008)

Photocatalytic promoted oxidation of phenolic mixtures: An insight into the operating and mechanistic aspects

Gimeno, O.; Carbajo, M.; López, M. J.; Melero, J. A.; Beltrán, R.; Rivas, F. J.

  • Water Research, 41, 4672-4684 (2007)

Photocatalytic decoloration and mineralization of dyes with nanocrystalline TiO2/SiO2 materials

Marugán, J.; López-Muñoz, M. J.; Aguado, J.; van Grieken, R.

The influence of dissolved transition metals on the photocalatytic degradation of phenol with TiO2

López Muñoz, M. J.; Aguado, J.; Rupérez, B.

  • Research Chemistry International, 33 (3-5), 377-392 (2007)

On the comparison of photocatalysts activity: A novel procedure for the measurement of titania surface in TiO2/SiO2 materials

Marugán, J.; López-Muñoz, M. J.; Aguado, J.; van Grieken, R.

A comprehensive study of the synthesis, characterization and activity of TiO2 and TiO2/SiO2 mixed photocatalysts

Aguado, J.; van Grieken, R.; López-Muñoz, M. J.; Marugán, J.

Fe-TiO2-pH interactions in solar degradation of imidacloprid with TiO2/SiO2 photocatalysts at pilot-plant scale.

Marugán, J.; López-Muñoz, M. J.; Gernjak, W.; Malato, S.

Retention of phenols and carboxylic acids by nanofiltration/reverse osmosis membranes: sieving and membrane-solute interaction effects

Arsuaga, J.M.; López-Muñoz, M.J.; Sotto, A.; Rosario, G.

  • Desalination, 200, 731-733 (2006)

Photonic efficiency for methanol photooxidation and hydroxyl radical generation on silica-supported TiO2 photocatalysts

Marugán, J.; Hufschmidt, D.; López-Muñoz, M. J.; Selzer, V.; Bahnemann D.

Role of the support on the activity of silica-supported TiO2 photocatalysts: structure of the TiO2/SBA-15 photocatalysts

López-Muñoz, M.J.; van Grieken, R.; Aguado, J.; Marugán, J.

Photocatalytic gold recovery from spent cyanide plating bath solutions

van Grieken, R.; Aguado, J.; López-Muñoz, M. J.; Marugán, J.

Photocatalytic degradation of iron–cyanocomplexes by TiO2 based catalysts

van Grieken, R.; Aguado, J.; López-Muñoz, M. J.; Marugán, J.

Synthesis of size-controlled silica supported TiO2 photocatalysts

van Grieken, R.; Aguado, J.; López-Muñoz, M. J.; Marugán, J.

Removal of cyanides in wastewater by supported TiO2-based photocatalysts

Aguado, J.; van Grieken, R.; López-Muñoz, M.J.; Marugán, J.

Formation of peroxynitrite in vascular endothelial cells exposed to cyclosporine A

Navarro Antolín, J.; López-Muñoz, M.J.; Klatt, P.; Soria, J.; Michel, T.; Lamas, S.

  • FASEB 15, 1291-1293 (2001)

Preparation, Characterisation and Photocatalytic Activity of Polycrystalline ZnO/TiO2 Systems. 1 Surface and Bulk Characterisation

Marcì, G.; Augugliaro, V.; López-Muñoz, M.J.; Martín, C.; Palmisano, L.; Rives, V.; Schiavello, M.; Tilley, R.J.D.; Venezia, A.M.

  • Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 105, 1026-1032 (2001)

Study on the TS-1 deactivation during the styrene oxidation with H2O2

Uguina, M.A.; Serrano, D.P.; Sanz, R.; Fierro, J.L.G.; López Granados, M.; Mariscal, R.

  • Catal. Today, 61:1-4: 263-270 (2000)

Morphology and surface properties of titania-silica hydrophobic xerogels

Fierro, J. L. G.; López Granados, M.; Mariscal, R.; Sotelo, J. L.; van Grieken, R.; Martos, C.

  • Langmuir, 24, 9460-9467 (2000)

Quantum yield of heterogeneous photocatalytic systems. Further applications of an experimental method for determining the adsorbed photon flow

Schiavello, M.; Augugliaro, V.; Loddo, V.; López Muñoz, M.J.; Palmisano, L.

  • Res. Chem. Intermed., 25, 213-227 (1999)

Photocatalytic Oxidation of Cyanides in Aqueous Titanium Dioxide Suspensions

Augugliaro, V.; Loddo, V.; Marcì, G.; Palmisano, L.; López Muñoz, M.J.

  • Journal of Catalysis, 166, 272-283 (1997)

Reduction of NOx in C3H6/air mixtures over Cu/Al2O3 catalysts

Anderson, J.A.; Márquez-Alvarez, C.; López-Muñoz, M.J.; Rodríguez-Ramos, I.; Guerrero-Ruiz, A.

  • Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 14, 189-202 (1997)

ESR Study of photo-oxidation of phenol at low temperature on polycrystalline titanium dioxide

López-Muñoz, M.J.; Soria, J.; Conesa, J.C.; Augugliaro, V.

  • Studies in Surfaces Science and Catalysis, 82, 693-701 (1994)

Preparation of Co-doped TiO2 for Photocatalytic Degradation of NOx in Air under Visible Light

Bengtsson, N., Castellote, M., López-Muñoz, M. J., Cerro, L.

  • Journal of Advanced Oxidation Technologies, 12 (1), 55-64 ()