GER Research Group

Congress

  • Rodriguez-Romero, A., Blasco, J., Michan, C., Alhama, J., Hampel, M., Viguri, J.R., NEW TOOLS FOR ASSESSING AND PREDICTING EMERGING CONTAMINANTS EFFECTS IN THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT, 2017

    Conference:

    DNAqua-Net Kick-Off Conference. EU COST Action CA15219. Essen, Germany, 2017

    Contribution: Poster
    Proceedings: Digital Abstract Book
    Abstract: The multidisciplinary research group shows the future research project, where i) will create and apply massive analytical methodologies, including meta-omics (metagenomics, metatranscriptomics and metaproteomics), which will allow the development of new tools and the identification of unbiased biomarkers, ii) the study of physiological, biochemical and functional responses in the selected organisms will be performed, and iii) a modeling approach will be applied to predict the biological effects of these contaminants and determine links across the food web in order to improve marine environmental risk assessment.
  • Martín-Torre, M. C., Borrero-Santiago, A.R., Ardelan, M.V., Riba, I., DelValls, Ángel Tomás, Viguri, J.R., Pollutant behaviour using DGTs under ocean acidification conditions, 2015

    Conference:

    DGT Conference 2015, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain, 28th September-1st October, 2015

    Contribution: Poster Presentantion
    Proceedings: DGT Abstracts Book. pp.61
    Abstract: Diffusive Gradients in Thin Films (DGT) are used to analyse Al, Cd, Cr, Cu, Pb, Sn, Zn and As in seawater due to their toxic effects to animal and human health. Obtained results would be useful for a better understanding of metal mobilisation depending on the treatment of the seawater when using DGTs and also to better understand the behaviour of different metals under acidification conditions.
  • Martín-Torre, M. C., Ruiz, G., Galán, B., Coz, A., Viguri, J.R., Pollutant release from contaminated marine sediment under extreme acidification conditions due to CCS leakages and chemical spills, 2015

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    EVAN 2015, 2nd International Congress in Advances in Extreme Value Analysis and Application to Natural Hazards, Santander, Spain, 16-18th September, 2015. 

    Contribution: Poster
    Proceedings: EVAN 2015 Abstracts Book. pp. 59
    Abstract: Potential CO2 leakages from CCS storage sites and accidental chemical spills change the pH of the seawater decreasing it to extreme pH values in specific sea areas for a limited period of time. These acidic pH values cause the release of pollutants from sediment and provoke toxic effects to receptor organisms.
  • Martín-Torre, M. C., Muñoz, I., Galán, B., Coz, A., Viguri, J.R., Metal release from sediment in a potential Spanish sub-seabed geological CO2 storage site under pH dependence leaching tests, 2014

    Conference:

    ICEECE 2014. International Conference on Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering.Oslo, Norway, July 18-19, 2014.www.waset.org

    Contribution: Oral presentation
    Proceedings: International Science Index Vol:8 Part VII. pp. 1017
    Abstract: The evolution of the studied metal release with time from the CEN/TS 14997 standard is addressed at various pH values in the range of 4-7. The obtained kinetic results are a useful tool for the assessment of metal release from sediment under potential pH changes and for the performance of a pre-incidental planning before the implantation of CCS technologies in the North of Spain.
  • Borrero-Santiago, A.R., Martín-Torre, M. C., Riba, I., DelValls, Ángel Tomás, Viguri, J.R., Risk assessment of CO2 storage in stable sub-seabed geological formations, 2014

    Conference:

    ICEECE 2014. International Conference on Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering.Oslo, Norway, July 18-19, 2014.www.waset.org

    Contribution: Oral presentation
    Proceedings: International Science Index Vol:8 Part VII. pp. 1016
    Abstract: The aim of the present study is to establish and integrate a model between chemical and biological areas in this field of science. In order to achieve this, some leaching tests under different conditions have been performed by CO2 injection system.
  • Muñoz, I., Martín-Torre, M. C., Coz, A., Galán, B., Viguri, J.R., Risk assessment tools to evaluate CO2 leakages impacts in CCS technology, 2014

    Conference:

    International Conference on Green Chemistry and Sustainable Engineering. Barcelona, July 28-31 2014  www.greenchemse.com

    Contribution: Poster
    Proceedings:  we.tl/hvxSyRaU5i
    Abstract: The present study performs an assessment of existing risk assessment tools literature to evaluate storage phase of CCS taking into account the mobilisation of metals from contaminated marine sediment as consequence of seawater acidification due to the CO2 leakages. The use of SOM allows the integration of variables in order to classify leaching tests conditions according to their similar leaching behaviour.
  • Martín-Torre, M. C., Galán, B., Coz, A., Viguri, J.R., Characterization of waste materials from dredging of contaminated sediment through leaching tests, 2013

    Conference:

    WASTES 2013, 2nd Edition of the International Conference and exhibition WASTES: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities. Braga, Portugal, September 11-13th, 2013  www.wastes2013.org

    Contribution: Oral presentation
    Proceedings: WASTES 2013. Book of Proceedings Wastes 2013. Casto, F., Vilarinho, C., Carvalho, J., Castro, A., Araujo, J., Pedro, A. (Eds.). ISSN 2183-0568. p. 311-316
    Abstract: The aim of this work is to characterize contaminated sediment from an estuarine area in the continental shelf of the Cantabrian Sea (northern Spain) in order to assess the environmental significance of pollution in sediment and to assess the best management option as dredged material. The studied area, reserved as a potential CO2 store, is characterized by a high industrial activity and by a considerable urban density.
  • Martín-Torre, M. C., Payán, M.C., Galán, B., Coz, A., Viguri, J.R., Leaching test as a useful tool to assess metal release from contaminated marine sediment under CO2 leakages from CCS, 2013

    Conference 7th Trondheim Carbon Capture and Sequestration Conference, (7TCCS), Norway, http://www.sintef.no/Projectweb/TCCS-7/
    Contribution:  Poster
    Proceedings:
    Abstract: This study provides a better knowledge of key parameters controlling the mobility of metals from contaminated marine sediment in contact with acidified seawater using static and dynamic leaching tests. Experimental results of Dissolved Organic Carbon (DOC), As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn are modeled with Visual MINTEQ geochemical software to predict metal release from sediment. The obtained results would be useful as a line of evidence input for the risk assessment of CCS site where acidified seawater at different concentrations of CO2 is in contact with sediment.
  • Martín-Torre, M. C., Payán, M.C., Galán, B., Coz, A., Riba, I., Fernández de la Reguera, Diana, DelValls, Ángel Tomás, Viguri, J.R., Risk assessment of sediment-seawater acidification due to potential CO2 leakages from CCS systems, 2013

    Conference 7th Trondheim Carbon Capture and Sequestration Conference (7TCCS), Norway,  http://www.sintef.no/Projectweb/TCCS-7/
    Contribution:  Poster
    Proceedings:
    Abstract: The objective of this work is to generate new knowledge about the potential effects of CO2 leakages on contaminated marine sediment in CCS systems by means of the analysis and assessment of the mobility of metals and dissolved organic carbon (DOC) and the effects on the biota mimicking CO2 leakages in sub-seabed geological formations.
  • Payán, M.C., Coz, A., Vandecasteele, C., Galán, B., Viguri, J.R., Analysis and modeling of trace elements release from contaminated marine sediment in contact with geological sequestration systems CO2 leakages, 2011

    Conference ECCE2011. 8th Eur. Congress of Chemical Eng. www.ecce2011.de
    Contribution: Poster
    Proceedings:  
    Abstract: This research evaluates the risk of CO2 leakages from CCS technology through the effect of different type of water (deionized water, seawater and CO2 acidified seawater) on the leaching release of As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn from contaminated marine sediments by means of a geochemical modeling (Visual Minteq software). Column and equilibrium leaching tests were carried out on marine sediments as a function of different L/S ratios and pH. An important challenge lies in combining leaching results and geochemical modeling to provide insight into the mechanisms involved in contaminant mobility and possible explanations for field observations.
  • Payán, M.C., Coz, A., Galán, B., Viguri, J.R., Leaching tests as useful tools to characterise contaminated marine sediments mobility under CO2 leakages from CCS technology, 2010

    Conference CHISA2010. 19th Int. Con. of Chemical and Process Eng. and 7th Eur.Cong. of Chemical Eng. www.chisa.cz/2010/
    Contribution: Poster
    Proceedings: CHISA 2010-ECCE 7. CD-ROM of Full Texts. ISBN 978-80-02-02210-7
    Abstract: Batch and column leaching tests were performed on contaminated marine sediment from the north of Spain at different liquid-to-solid ratios (LS) to determine the mechanisms controlling metal release. This study evaluates the effect of different type of water and pH (deionized water, seawater and acidified seawater) on the release behavior of pH, conductivity, TOC and Cr, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Cd, Pb. The workstudy the potential impact of CO2 leakages from Carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies used as climate change mitigation option.
  • Payán, M.C., Coz, A., Galán, B., Viguri, J.R., Potential mobilisation of heavy metals from marine sediments due to the effects of CO2 leakages from marine CCS systems, 2010

    Conference SETAC Europe 2010.. http://seville.setac.eu/?contentid=181
    Contribution: Poster
    Proceedings: SETAC Europe: 20th Annual Meeting. Science and Technology for Environmental Protection. Abstract Book. MO 011
    Abstract: The objective of this research is to study the availability, mobility and pH effects of substances from marine sediments in contact to potential CO2 leakages via batch (static) and column (dynamic) leaching tests. Leaching data of pH, conductivity, TOC and constituent release (Cr, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Cd, Pb) was compared from the different type of leaching tests providing the basis to the risk assessment of the Carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) technology.
  • Álvarez-Guerra, M., Canis, L., Payán, M.C., Voulvoulis, N., Viguri, J.R., Linkov, I., Prioritizing sediment management alternatives using stochastic multicriteria decision analysis: Methodology and application in the Bay of Santander, Spain, 2010

    Conference SETAC Europe 2010. http://seville.setac.eu/?contentid=181
    Contribution: Oral
    Proceedings: SETAC Europe: 20th Annual Meeting. Science and Technology for Environmental Protection. Extended Abstracts. RA02B-3
    Abstract: This paper proposes and integrated multicriteria decision analysis MCDA framework for the evaluation of technical, economic, social, and environmental aspects of sediment management with the explicit consideration of the spatial extent of remedial alternatives. The framework is a two-tiered process that starts with the geographical identification of management sites and then prioritizes management alternatives for the selected sites. An application of this methodology to a case study in Bay of Santander, is presented. The results are used to visualize stakeholder positions, allowing identification of a group of least preferred alternatives for all stakeholders.
  • Riba, I., Fernández de la Reguera, Diana, Álvarez-Guerra, M., Payán, M.C., Blasco, J., DelValls, Ángel Tomás, Viguri, J.R., Impact of injection and storage of CO2 in marine sediments: An integrative approach, 2009

    Conference SETAC Europe 2009. http://goteborg.setac.eu/?contentid=13
    Contribution: Poster
    Proceedings: SETAC Europe: 19th Annual Meeting. Protecting ecosystem health. Abstract Book. TU 271
    Abstract: In this sense in this work it is proposed an integrative evaluation to assess the potential risk associated to leakage of CO2 from CO2 in Sub-Seabed Ecological Structures (CS-SSGS) technology on marine sediments. The main objective of this study is based on the development and application of an integrative assessment to determine the effect associated to the acidification of marine sediment due to the leakage of CO2. The main methodology applied in this work compromises the use of different lines of evidence: contamination, toxicity under laboratory effects, field adverse effects and bioaccumulation of selected chemicals. In this work is described the design of integrative methodology applied to evaluate the quality of marine sediments associated with potential leaks of CO2.