Institut Català de Recerca de l'Aigua

L’Institut Català de Recerca de l’Aigua (ICRA) és un centre que té per objecte la recerca en l'àmbit de l’aigua i dels seus recursos. Els àmbits d’estudi inclouen l’estat dels ecosistemes, els recursos hídrics, l’impacte de nous productes, les noves tecnologies de tractament i aprofitament dels recursos, especialment en l’àmbit Mediterrani.També trobareu les tesis recol·lectades al repositori DUGi.


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Recent Submissions

Electrochemical control and minimization of hydrogen sulfide formation in anaerobic systems 

Sergienko, Natalia (Date of defense: 2021-10-13)

Formation of hydrogen sulfide represents a major challenge in the operation of wastewater collection systems. Hydrogen sulfide is malodourous and toxic gas, which causes corrosion of pipes, wells, and constructions, hence ...

Analysis and impact of antibiotics in marine organisms. Laboratory experiments and field studies 

Serra Compte, Albert (Date of defense: 2021-03-26)

Antibiotic residues in the environment are amongst the most concerning micropollutants due to their potential impact on the natural ecosystems and human health. In this thesis, laboratory and field studies were conducted ...

Analysis, occurrence, fate and behaviour of emerging micropollutants in wastewater and the receiving environment 

Gusmaroli, Lucia (Date of defense: 2020-05-25)

The presence of xenobiotics - such as pharmaceutically active compounds, endocrine disrupting compounds and pesticides - in the aquatic environment has risen great environmental concern due to their high toxicity even at ...

Removal of pharmaceuticals in wastewater combining different treatment technologies: suspect screening identification and risk assessment of transformation products 

Jaén Gil, Adrián (Date of defense: 2021-05-28)

The low efficiency of wastewater treatment plants to achieve the complete removal of micropollutants, including pharmaceuticals, has motivated the development of alternative water technologies to improve their efficiency, ...

Target analysis and suspect screening of wastewater derived contaminants in receiving riverine and coastal areas and assessment of environmental risks 

Čelić, Mira (Date of defense: 2020-12-15)

The main objective of this thesis is to evaluate the impact of wastewater discharges on receiving riverine and coastal ecosystems by studying the occurrence and fate of emerging contaminants (ECs). Since there is a myriad ...

Biofilm responses to flow intermittency in Mediterranean rivers 

Colls Lozano, Miriam (Date of defense: 2020-07-31)

Currently, global change is promoting the spatiotemporal occurrence of temporary streams, altering fluvial ecosystem function and structure, and the ecosystem services they provide. To effectively protect fluvial ecosystems, ...

Integrated assessment of wastewater treatment plants and their receiving river systems in a global change context 

Aymerich Blazquez, Ignasi (Date of defense: 2019-01-22)

For a long time, there has been a need and an ambition to better understand the behavior of integrated systems by considering the whole urban water cycle, including wastewater transportation, wastewater treatment and the ...

Mass transport and fouling of novel forward osmosis thin-film composite membranes 

Sauchelli Toran, Marc (Date of defense: 2019-07-18)

Forward osmosis (FO) is known to be particularly efficient at treating impaired water sources with a high fouling potential. In the context of water reuse FO is being introduced as a robust pre-treatment process, usually ...

Combining forward osmosis and anaerobic membrane bioreactor technologies for raw municipal wastewater treatment 

Ferrari, Federico (Date of defense: 2020-10-14)

In this thesis, different studies were performed to investigate the combination of FO for the pre-concentration of municipal WW with an anaerobic membrane bioreactor (AnMBR) for the production of biogas. Firstly, a ...

Flow alteration and wastewater inputs effects on freshwater communities in Mediterranean rivers 

Mor Roy, Jordi-René (Date of defense: 2019-09-19)

Mediterranean rivers are characterized by high hydrological variability and heterogeneity of habitats, placing themselves amongst arid and temperate climates, and are associated with high biological diversity. On the ...

Multiple stressor effects on river biofilm communities: from community composition to ecosystem processes using experimental mesocosms 

Romero Blanch, Ferran (Date of defense: 2019-12-20)

Human exploitation of river ecosystems, together with the increasing pressure that represents climate change, is posing rivers worldwide at risk. In rivers, microorganisms are ecologically very important. Most of ...

Evaluation and comparison of advanced treatment technologies to enhance the removal of pharmaceutical active compounds from wwtp secondary effluent 

Sbardella, Luca (Date of defense: 2019-05-22)

The presence of several pharmaceutical active compounds (PhACs) in water bodies has garnered increasing attention and worldwide concern. The effluents from wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) are one of the main sources ...

Resilience of water resource recovery facilities: a framework for quantitative model-based assessment 

Juan García, Pau (Date of defense: 2019-02-04)

The water sector is entering a period of uncertainty, as stressors such as climate change pose unknown risks to its infrastructure. Utilities need to build resilience to handle unpredictable changes, but the field of ...

Characterization of dissolved organic matter in wastewater using liquid chromatography-high resolution mass spectrometry 

Verkh, Yaroslav (Date of defense: 2019-01-28)

Individual hazardous chemicals and substance mixtures with synergistic toxicity ef-fects occur in the dissolved organic matter (DOM) of wastewater and negatively im-pact human health. Yet a large number of chemicals and ...

Transport, distribution and fate of emerging contaminants in wastewater-receiving rivers under multiple stress conditions 

Mandarić, Ladislav (Date of defense: 2018-10-24)

The main aim of this thesis was to establish a link between the urban origin of chemical contamination (e.g. PhACs) and other stressors, particularly associated to water scarcity (Chapter 1, 2, and 3). Research has been ...

Elimination of micropollutants in conventional and novel nitrogen removal processes. A comparative assessment of diverse microbial communities capabilities 

Kassotaki, Elissavet (Date of defense: 2018-09-07)

Pharmaceutically active compounds (PhACs) and endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) can pose a significant risk to the environment and human health, undermining prosperity. Current wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) cannot ...

Influence of anthropogenic pollution on the prevalence, maintenance and spread of antibiotic resistance in aquatic microbial communities 

Subirats Medina, Jessica (Date of defense: 2018-07-24)

This Thesis demonstrates that microorganisms derived from wastewater are the 2/2 main contributors to antibiotic resistance (AR) in the environment. Once there, the background chemical contamination with antibiotic ...

Factors affecting the distribution, abundance and diversity of uncultured archaeal groups in freshwater sediments 

Compte Port, Sergi (Date of defense: 2018-07-03)

Archaea are abundant in extreme environments but they are also a prevalent component of microbial communities in soils, marine or freshwater plankton and sediments. Many studies highlighted the prominent role of marine ...

Greenhouse gas emissions from wastewater treatment processes: identifying triggering factors at laboratory and full-scale systems 

Ribera Guàrdia, Anna (Date of defense: 2017-12-12)

This thesis focuses on the study of the global green house gas (GHG) emissions from wastewater systems. Nitrous oxide (N2O) and methane (CH4) are the main GHG directly emitted from wastewater treatment plants (WWTP). In ...

Controls on the dynamics of riverine dissolved organic matter: insights from a Mediterranean river network 

Casas Ruiz, Joan Pere (Date of defense: 2017-05-31)

In river networks, dissolved organic matter (DOM) constitutes the major pool of organic carbon, and plays a key role as energy source and modulator of toxic substances availability. In this thesis, Joan P. Casas-Ruiz and ...

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