Performance of a Miniaturized, Lightweight, and Cost-effective Parallel-Plate Differential Mobility Analyzer
(Corresponding) Lekaki N., Agapiou A., Costi M., Biskos G., Maisser A.
Size resolved measurements of aerosol particles are essential for understanding key processes in the atmosphere, and assessing their potential impacts on human health and climate. This has led to an increasing demand for compact and portable, yet cost-effective, instruments for characterizing the...Read more
cost-effective and lightweight instruments, size distribution, new particle formation
Modelling the Evaporation Flux from Shallow Sandy Aquifers
(Corresponding) Al-Suwaiyan M.
Soil and groundwater contamination and remediation
A mathematical model based on Richard’s equation and the soil hydraulic properties was developed in order to understand the influence of the soil depth to the water table on the maximum potential evaporative flux through the unsaturated zone. The model was applied on shallow aquifers using...Read more
Calculating Carbon Footprint in ports through a new Standard Tool: case study applications
Azarkamand S., Ferré G., (Corresponding) Darbra R.
Environmental impact of maritime transport
One of the main environmental problems in ports is Climate Change and its consequences. Since 1979, many international organizations have been working to control Climate Change. A literature review and a practical research were carried out to set up the basis to create a tool. These studies showed...Read more
Climate Change, Carbon Footprint, Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, Ports, Case studies
Evaluation of atmospheric pollutants dispersion using CFD numerical models
Fernández Pacheco V., (Corresponding) Antuña Yudego E., Suárez López M., Carús Candás J., Álvarez Álvarez E.
This paper describes the approach of studying air pollution by using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) models. It also includes a report of a series of investigations performed in order to illustrate the potential of such models with the aim to give a solution to the dispersion to resolve the...Read more
Air Quality, CFD, Pollution, Pollutant dispersion.
Air pollution assessment for regulatory purposes: a CFD approach design
(Corresponding) Antuña Yudego E., Fernández Pacheco V., Suárez López M., Álvarez Álvarez E., Carús Candás J.
In a context of atmospheric pollution levels on the rise, there is a growing interest in the use of pollutant dispersion tools, especially for regulatory purposes involving industrial activities. Environmental organizations from different countries legislate and encourage the use of different types...Read more
AliCy as Extractant to Remove Iron from Copper-Free Extreme AMD for Further Extraction of Zinc
Nobahar A., Melka A., Neves L., Carlier J., (Corresponding) Costa M.
A previous work showed that copper can be specifically extracted from acid mine drainage (AMD) classified as high-acid and extreme-metals (pH 1.19, ~63 g/L Fe, ~6.5 g/L Al, ~5.3 g/L Cu, ~1.9 g/L Zn and ~0.1 g/L Mn), using 30% (v/v) Acorga M5640 in Shell GTL (a kerosene like solvent) as extractant...Read more
Almost all developed nations have agreed to report their annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, under the UN Framework Climate Change Convention of 1997. But only a few directly measure their landfill gas emissions. Most use the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) landfill gas model...Read more
Real-scale Analysis of Riparian Vegetation Deformations and Flow Resistance of Vegetated Streams
(Corresponding) Lama G.
Ecology, environmental change and management
The objective of this study is the comparative analysis of the main hydrodynamic traits of vegetated streams and riparian vegetation 3D bending through the processing of real-scale measurements retrieved during field hydraulic experiments in a vegetated water body colonized by young flexible...Read more
Riparian vegetation bending; vegetated flows; real-scale measurements; field experiments.
Comparison of Analytical and Modeling solutions of the hydrodynamic behavior of drainage channels covered by reed beds
(Corresponding) Lama G.
Hydrology and water resources
The purpose of this work is the validation of modeled turbulent features induced by hydrodynamic interaction between water flow motion and rigid emergent reed beds obtained by employing both analytical and Shallow-waters approaches. The experimental dataset employed for the validation was collected...Read more
Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor: A Correlation between Biofilm Thickness and Removal of Pharmaceuticals and Endocrinal Disruptor Compounds
(Corresponding) Sanchez-Huerta C., Fortunato L., Leiknes T., Hong P.
Removal of thirteen pharmaceuticals and endocrinal disruptor compounds via membrane aerated biofilm reactor was tested. MABR system demonstrated good management of nitrogenous nutrients. An increase in biofilm thickness enhanced the removal of analgesics, hormones, and disinfectants.