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Water Quality

RESEARCH

DEPARTMENTS
Lifescience
NANOENVIRON
RESEARCH GROUPS
Nano4Enviroment_WaterQuality
Nanotechnology for a Safe and Sustainable use of Water Resources 

We work on overcoming some of the most challenging issues in water environment making responsible use of the great opportunities that nanotechnology offers. The Water Quality research group focuses in three main activities:

  •  Nanotech-based sensors for water quality monitoring; we fully develop portable and/or remote biosensors for water biological and chemical contaminants.
  • Nanomaterials for water contaminants capture; we design, fabricate and test nanomaterials for the selective capture of water chemical contaminants.
  • (Eco) nanotoxicology; we develop and carry out methods for evaluating nanomaterials’ fate, bioaccumulation and toxicity. Special emphasis in implementing the safety-by-design concept to the in house produced nanomaterials.

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RESEARCH PROJECTS

Industrial application of protocols for the mussel and pectinides detoxification using processing or depuration by microencapsulated agents. Nanotechnology enabled systems for aquacultured seafood contamination forecast.

Research on nanotechnologies applied to the environmental control in the water cycle.

Advanced web tools for enhancing the implementation of nanotechnology and the safe use of nanomaterials in the plastic industrial sector

New systems for water contaminants capture are being explored by means of novel tailored nanomaterials. On the other hand, biosensing devices are developed and/or tailored to detect and quantify the presence of water contaminants such as biotoxins, pathogens and invasive species.

Nanoporous COFs as modulable platforms for monitoring and analysis of pollutants in marine environment. The main objective of the COFsMEM project is the immobilization of highly accessible porous COFs onto solid substrates that can be implemented in Solid Phase Extraction modules for the selective adsorption of pollutants in the marine environment, such as biotoxins.

GROUP LEADER

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THE TEAM

Raquel Queirós
Staff Researcher

Marisa P. Sárria
Research Fellow

Vasimalai Nagamalai
Research Fellow

Marilia Santos
Research Fellow

Soraia Fernandes
Research Laboratory Assistant

Ivone Pinheiro
Research Laboratory Assistant

Vanesa Romero
Scientific Associate (UVigo, Spain)

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RESEARCH PROJECTS

Industrial application of protocols for the mussel and pectinides detoxification using processing or depuration by microencapsulated agents. Nanotechnology enabled systems for aquacultured seafood contamination forecast.

: Research on nanotechnologies applied to the environmental control in the water cycle.

: Advanced web tools for enhancing the implementation of nanotechnology and the safe use of nanomaterials in the plastic industrial sector

New systems for water contaminants capture are being explored by means of novel tailored nanomaterials. On the other hand, biosensing devices are developed and/or tailored to detect and quantify the presence of water contaminants such as biotoxins, pathogens and invasive species.

Nanoporous COFs as modulable platforms for monitoring and analysis of pollutants in marine environment. The main objective of the COFsMEM project is the immobilization of highly accessible porous COFs onto solid substrates that can be implemented in Solid Phase Extraction modules for the selective adsorption of pollutants in the marine environment, such as biotoxins.

GROUP LEADER

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THE TEAM

Raquel Queirós
Staff Researcher

Marisa P. Sárria
Research Fellow

Vasimalai Nagamalai
Research Fellow

Marilia Santos
Research Fellow

Soraia Fernandes
Research Laboratory Assistant

Ivone Pinheiro
Research Laboratory Assistant

Vânia Vilas-Boas
Research associate

Vanesa Romero
Research fellow

Noelia Negreira
Research associate (UVigo, Spain)

Karim Mellah
PhD student (CRSTRA, Algeria)

Cindy Dias
MSc student (Uminho, Portugal)

RESEARCH

DEPARTMENTS
Lifescience
NANOENVIRON
RESEARCH GROUPS
Nano4Enviroment_WaterQuality