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María del Camino Martín Torre

María del Camino Martín Torre

Ph.D. student in Chemical Engineering at the University of Cantabria. After finishing the master degree, she joined the Weight-of-evidence in Environmental Assessment line. Currently she is working in the national project ‘Leakage effects of CO2 stored in marine geologic formations: kinetic mobility and toxicity of metals in marine sediments “CO2GS-EFFMET”’ and funded bymeans of a F.P.I. fellowship.

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Publications

  • Martín-Torre, M. C., Cifrian, E., Ruiz, G., Galán, B., Viguri, J.R., Estuarine sediment resuspension and acidification: Release behaviour of contaminants under different oxidation levels and acid sources, 2017

    Journal of Environmental Management 199, 211-221 
  • Martín-Torre, M. C., Ruiz, G., Galán, B., Viguri, J.R., CO2 seawater acidification by CCS-simulated leakage: Kinetic modelling of Zn, Pb, Cd, Ni, Cr, Cu and As release from contaminated estuarine sediment using pH-static leaching tests, 2016

    International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 54, 185-199 
  • Muñoz, I., Martín-Torre, M. C., Galán, B., Viguri, J.R., Assessment by self-organizing maps of element release from sediments in contact with acidified seawater in laboratory leaching test conditions, 2015

    Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 12, 187:748 

  • Martín-Torre, M. C., Ruiz, G., Galán, B., Viguri, J.R., Generalised mathematical model to estimate Zn, Pb, Cd, Ni, Cu, Cr and As release from contaminated estuarine sediment using pH-static leaching tests, 2015

    Chemical Engineering Science 138, 780-790 

  • Martín-Torre, M. C., Payán, M.C., Verbinnen, B., Coz, A., Ruiz, G., Vandecasteele, C., Viguri, J.R., Metal Release from Contaminated Estuarine Sediment Under pH Changes in the Marine Environment. , 2015

    Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicity,  62, 2 (Published online 14 February 2015).

  • 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

    Conference:

    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., Payán, M.C., Galán, B., Coz, A., Viguri, J.R., The Use of Leaching Tests to Assess Metal Release from Contaminated Marine Sediment under CO2 Leakages from CCS. 2014, 2014

    Energy Procedia,  51, 40-47.

  • 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.
  • Alonso Santurde, R., Coronado, M., Martín-Torre, M. C., Andrés, A., Modeling of technical properties of alternative raw materials based structural ceramic using mixture design experiments (MDOE), 2012

    Conference Wascon 2012, 8th International Conference on the Environmental and Technical Implications of Construction with Alternative Materials. Gothenburg (Sweden), 30 May to 1 June 2012, http://www.swedgeo.se
    Contribution: Oral, Iscowa Award accesit
    Proceedings:
    Abstract: In this work the effect of using foundry sand and Waelz slag as ceramic resources on the technical end-products properties was evaluated by mixture design of experiments (MDoE). Clay/foundry sand/Waelz slag mixtures were proposed and the bodies obtained according to three firing cycles employed in industry for the manufacturing of face-bricks, wall-bricks and roof tiles. Then they were technically characterized for firing shrinkage, water absorption and flexural strength determination. The properties values were modeled, and the model checked by proposing two new mixtures points. The results showed the relevance of the mixture composition on the final product properties, and the suitability of the model to predict the sample behavior by using only the amounts of raw materials considered.
  • Coronado, M., Martín-Torre, M. C., Alonso Santurde, R., Coz, A., Galán, B., Andrés, A., Alternative raw material usage in the clay ceramic industry, 2011

    Conference WASTES: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities 1St International Conference, Guimarães, Portugal, September 12th – 14th 2011.
    Contribution:  Poster
    Proceedings:
    Abstract: The global environmental impact of industrial production has increasing due to the scarcity of raw materials and the large amount of waste generated. Ecoinnovation promotes integrated initiatives such as closed-loop production by the incorporation of waste flows on industrial processes as substitutes of raw materials. The clay-based ceramic industry is considered a proper alternative for solid waste incorporation due to the immobilization in the ceramic matrix of some potentially toxic metals contained in the waste after the firing process. This work presents an updated review of available literature on the potential incorporation of different solid wastes in ceramics. The industrial wastes were classified according to the European Waste List (EWC) and the role played by the waste in the ceramic has been also studied. According to this review numerous kinds of wastes have being successfully incorporated into clayey ceramics; in some cases, this incorporation has proved to be technological acceptable and environmentally friendly.