International Workshop on Nanoparticles for Soil Remediation, 19th December 2014, Escola Superior Agrária de Coimbra

The Organising Committee is pleased to announce that the International Workshop on Nanoparticles for Soil Remediation will be held at Escola Superior Agrária de Coimbra, Portugal, on the 19th of December 2014.

The participants will have the opportunity to exchange knowledge, views and ideas on the use of nanoparticles for soil remediation. The discussion goes from synthesis of nanoparticles to the degradation mechanisms of persistent organic pollutants and enhancement of biological removal of pollutants. Relevant ecotoxicological effects of introducing nanoparticles in soils will be addressed, and a pilot-scale remedial action of a contaminated site using nanoparticles will be presented.

This event is organized by CERNAS – Research Center for Natural Resources, Environment and Society (Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra) and DEQ/UC – Department of Chemical Engineering (University of Coimbra) under the framework of project NanoDC – Electrokinetic Remediation of soil contaminated with persistent organic pollutants using iron nanoparticles (PTDC/AGR AAM/101643/2008).

All interested members of the scientific committee are welcome!

Célia Dias-Ferreira, Chair of the Organising Committee


Book of Abstracts and list of participants


09:00 Reception & Welcome (Célia Dias-Ferreira)

09:30 Synthesis and Characterization of nZVI: challenges and prospects, Margarida J. Quina (University of Coimbra, Portugal)

10:00 Fundamentals of the electrokinetic transport of nZVI in soil, Emilio Rosales Villanueva (University of Vigo, Spain)

10:30 Engineered nanomaterials in the environment: cellular to ecological impacts, Arunava Pradhan (University of Minho, Portugal)

11:00 Coffee Break

11:15 Simultaneous use of electroremediation and iron nanoparticles for the degradation of PCB in soils, Helena Gomes (FCT/UNL, Portugal)

11:45 Carbon Material @ Metalic Magnetic Nanoparticles composites for the biodegradation of organic compounds, Luciana José Ribeiro Pereira (University of Minho, Portugal)

12:15 Soils and groundwater remediation with zero-valent iron nanoparticles: Barreiro pilot test, Jorge Gonçalves (Geoplano, Portugal)

12:45 Networking lunch