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Environmental Analysis

Scientific production in the last year

Number of papersNumber of papers in each quartileNumber of papers with international collaborations
13931 4


  • Solar processes and ozonation for fresh-cut wastewater reclamation and reuse: Assessment of chemical, microbiological and chlorosis risks of raw-eaten crops Nahim-Granados, S., Martínez-Piernas, A.B., Rivas-Ibáñez, G., Plaza-Bolaños, P., Oller, I., Malato, S., Pérez, J.A.S., Agüera, A., Polo-López, M.I. Water Research 2021, 203, art. no. 117532,
  • Application of a fast and sensitive method for the determination of contaminants of emerging concern in wastewater using a quick, easy, cheap, effective, rugged and safe-based extraction and liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry Martínez-Piernas, A.B., Plaza-Bolaños, P., Gilabert, A., Agüera, A. Journal of Chromatography A 2021, 1653, art. no. 462396. 10.1016/j.chroma.2021.462396
  • Assessment of the presence of transformation products of pharmaceuticals in agricultural environments irrigated with reclaimed water by wide-scope LC-QTOF-MS suspect screening Martínez-Piernas, A.B., Plaza-Bolaños, P., Agüera, A. Journal of Hazardous Materials 2021, 412, art. no. 125080, 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2021.125080.
  • Enhanced activated persulfate oxidation of ciprofloxacin using a low-grade titanium ore under sunlight: influence of the irradiation source on its transformation products Macías-Vargas, J.-A., Campos-Mañas, M.C., Agüera, A., Sánchez Pérez, J.A., Ramírez-Zamora, R.-M. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 2021, 28 (19), pp. 24008-24022. 10.1007/s11356-020-11564-8
  • Aluminized surface to improve solar light absorption in open reactors: Application for micropollutants removal in effluents from municipal wastewater treatment plants Costa, E.P., Roccamante, M., Plaza-Bolaños, P., Oller, I., Agüera, A., Amorim, C.C., Malato, S. Science of the Total Environment 2021, 755, art. no. 142624, 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.142624
  • Nanofiltration retentate treatment from urban wastewater secondary effluent by solar electrochemical oxidation processes. Salmerón, I., Rivas, G., Oller, I., Martínez-Piernas, A., Agüera, A., Malato, S. Separation and Purification Technology 2021, 254, art. no. 117614, 10.1016/j.seppur.2020.117614
  • A rational analysis on key parameters ruling zerovalent iron-based treatment trains: Towards the separation of reductive from oxidative phases Sciscenko, I., Arques, A., Escudero-Oñate, C., Roccamante, M., Ruiz-Delgado, A., Miralles-Cuevas, S., Malato, S., Oller, I. Nanomaterials 2021, 11 (11), art. no. 2948, 10.3390/nano11112948
  • Contribution of temperature and photon absorption on solar photo-Fenton mediated by Fe3+-NTA for CEC removal in municipal wastewater Soriano-Molina, P., Miralles-Cuevas, S., Oller, I., García Sánchez, J.L., Sánchez Pérez, J.A. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 2021, 294, art. no. 120251, 10.1016/j.apcatb.2021.120251
  • Direct oxidation of peroxymonosulfate under natural solar radiation: Accelerating the simultaneous removal of organic contaminants and pathogens from water Berruti, I., Oller, I., Polo-López, M.I. Chemosphere 2021, 279, art. no. 130555, 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2021.130555.
  • Uv-c peroxymonosulfate activation for wastewater regeneration: Simultaneous inactivation of pathogens and degradation of contaminants of emerging concern Berruti, I., Nahim-Granados, S., Abeledo-Lameiro, M.J., Oller, I., Polo-López, M.I. Molecules 2021, 26 (16), art. no. 4890, 10.3390/molecules26164890
  • Pilot-scale removal of microcontaminants by solar-driven photo-Fenton in treated municipal effluents: Selection of operating variables based on lab-scale experiments Kowalska, K., Roccamante, M., Reina, A.C., Plaza-Bolaños, P., Oller, I., Malato, S. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering 2021, 9 (1), art. no. 104788, 10.1016/j.jece.2020.104788.
  • Two strategies of solar photo-Fenton at neutral pH for the simultaneous disinfection and removal of contaminants of emerging concern. Comparative assessment in raceway pond reactors Soriano-Molina, P., Miralles-Cuevas, S., Esteban García, B., Plaza-Bolaños, P., Sánchez Pérez, J.A. Catalysis Today 2021, 361, pp. 17-23. 10.1016/j.cattod.2019.11.028.
  • Removal of pharmaceuticals in hospital wastewater by solar photo-Fenton with Fe3+-EDDS using a pilot raceway pond reactor: Transformation products and in silico toxicity assessment. Cuervo Lumbaque, E., Cardoso, R.M., de Araújo Gomes,A., Malato, S. Microchemical Journal 2021,164 106014. 10.1016/j.microc.2021.106014

Book Chapters

  • Malato, S., Giménez, J., Oller, I., Agüera, A., Sánchez Pérez, J.A. Removal and Degradation of Pharmaceutically Active Compounds (PhACs) in Wastewaters by Solar Advanced Oxidation Processes (2021) Handbook of Environmental Chemistry, 108, pp. 299-326. 10.1007/698_2020_688

PhD Theses (last 3 years)

  • Integración de procesos fotoquímicos solares con otras técnicas avanzadas de análisis para el tratamiento y valorización de aguas residuales complejas.
    Ana Ruiz Delgado
    Directors: Isabel Oller Alberola, Ana Agüera López
    Date: September 2019, Universidad de Almería, España     
  • Determination of organic microcontaminants and transformation products in surface water and wastewater by low- and high-resolution mass spectrometry.
    Marina Celia Campos Mañas
    Directors: Ana Agüera López, Patricia Plaza Bolaños, José Antonio Sánchez Pérez 
    Date: December 2019, Universidad de Almería, España      
  • Evaluation of electrochemical treatments assisted by solar energy for water depuration.
    Irene Salmerón
    Directores: Isabel Oller Alberola
    Date: September 2020, Universidad de Almería, España       
  • Tertiary treatment of urban wastewater by advanced oxidation processes.
    Gulnara Maniakova
    Directors: Luigi Rizzo, Sixto Malato
    Date: April 2021, Universidad de Salerno, Italia

Transfer Activities

Attendance at Transfer and Dissemination Workshops

  • Isabel Oller has participated in the XIII Conference on the European Union. Innovation and future challenges in wastewater treatment and regeneration in the European Union. 2nd Edition: “R+D+i in advanced oxidation technologies for the disinfection and elimination of emerging contaminants”. Online, November 25, 2021.
  • Ana Agüera, Sixto Malato and Isabel Oller have participated in the Solar Water Treatment Online Seminar organized by SEC-CHILE, May 24-26, 2021 (Online format).
  • Isabel Oller has participated in the National School of Electrochemistry in Environmental Processes with a paper entitled Advanced Solar Oxidation Processes. Online format, March 12, 2021.
  • Isabel Oller has participated in the conference “The Almería model, a sustainable and efficient agri-food system to fight hunger in the world and to guarantee the universal right to food”. Face-to-face format at the University of Almería, September 3 and 4, 2021.

Other scientific activities

Dissemination publications:

  • Regeneration of urban wastewater using new materials and advanced solar technologies. NAVIA project. M. I. Polo López, I. Oller, A. Agüera, J.A. Sanchez Perez, M.L. Marin, F. Bosca. Industria Química, January 2021.
  • Impact of water reuse in agricultural irrigation: ANBAGENS project. Samira Nahim-Granados, Ángela González, María Jesús Abeledo-Lameiro, Inmaculada Polo-López, Isabel Oller, Sixto Malato, Patricia Plaza-Bolaños, Ana Agüera. IDIAGUA, magazine on R&D&I trends of the Spanish water technology platform. Edition Nº3 December 2021