_ C. Domínguez obtained her BS degree in chemistry at the Barcelona
University in 1998 and her PhD in 2003 in the same university. She is currently
a contracted researcher on the Environmental Chemistry department from the
Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research of the Spanish National Research Council. Her research interests include the determination of
antibiotics and emerging pollutants in diverse environmental matrices.
Moreover, she takes part in the determination of the fingerprint of marine oil
spills in order to identify the source of contamination.
Matamoros, BSc in Biochemistry and Biology, PhD in Chemistry in 2007 at the University
of Barcelona (extraordinary thesis award 2007-2008). From 2009-2011 he held a
postdoctoral position at the Department of Chemistry in the University of
Girona (Juan de la Cierva contract). Actually he is a post-doc researcher at
the IDAEA-CSIC (JAE-Doc contract). His main research interests focus on the behaviour
of emerging organic contaminants in the environment and especially in
eco-efficient wastewater treatment technologies (constructed wetlands,
polishing ponds and advanced biological treatment systems), as well as the
development of analytical methodologies for their determination in different
environmental matrices (water, sediment and plants). He is co-author of 30
publications in peer-reviewed journals.
2010 PhD University of León. 2005 Degree in Environmental Sciences.
University of León Research line: Removal of emerging pollutants
from wastewater. Currently we work with two sustainable
technologies for wastewater treatment. On the one hand, we focus on the ability
of constructed wetlands (treatment
systems which imitate natural wet areas) to remove pharmaceuticals and personal
care products from wastewater coming from small urban communities. At the same
time, we try to elucidate the elimination mechanisms taking place in constructed
wetlands. These systems are characterized by their low operational and
maintenance costs. On the other hand, we are involved in the EU Project
consisting on the design and subsequent use of an atmospheric pressure plasma reactor to degrade recalcitrant
compounds from industrial wastewaters of small and medium enterprises. This
method is an alternative to advanced oxidation techniques and does not imply
the use of chemical additives.