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Ph.D. Eva Cifrián Bemposta

Ph.D. Eva Cifrián Bemposta

Dra. Eva Cifrian: Received her B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering in 2005. Since then, she worked as a PhD student at GER research group, in the topic "Environmental Information Management and Decision Support Tools". She obtained her PhD in 2013, and nowadays, she is a Researcher and Teaching Assistant in the Chemistry and Process & Resource Engineering Department. She completed a post-doctoral three-month stay in the Department of Chemical Engineering of the University of Coimbra, Portugal, in 2015.  

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Papers published in “Environmental Science & Technology”, “Journal of Cleaner Production” and Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management

Three new papers have been published by the GER group in the environmental risk assessments and circular economy subjects:

The paper in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, in collaboration with the ICMAN-CSIC (Instituto de Ciencias Marinas de Andalucía), studied how sunscreens release trace metals and nutrients into Mediterranean seawater under both light and dark conditions. The laboratory experimental data have been used to develop a model that predicts the release of compounds. Authors use this model to estimate that on a typical summer day at the beach, beachgoers could increase the concentration of alumina in coastal waters by 4% and of titanium of almost 20%. These compounds can cause dramatic changes in the seawater and could impact tourism, recreation which drive coastal economies around the world. The research has been widely disseminated by various media (https://www.inverse.com/amp/article/58512-sunscreen-releases-metal; https://www.europapress.es/ciencia/habitat-y-clima/noticia-cremas-solares-liberan-compuestos-mar-efectos-desconocidos-20190814145728.html)

The work published in Journal of the Cleaner Production takes a step towards bridging the gap in the literature in relation to the real performance of Construction and Demolition wastes (CDW) management. The paper reports a simplified methodology that allows the quantification of the combined influence of the segregation and heterogeneity of the inlet CDW stream with the technological level of the recycling facilities on the quantity and composition of aggregated product streams. The analysis of the results will facilitate the classification of the actual management strategy and prediction of improved future options. The applicability of the proposed methodology is illustrated using real data obtained from a case study of CDW management at the Regional level, in Cantabria (Northern Spain).

The last paper published in the Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management describe the effect of the trial scale (from laboratory scale to industrial trials) on the technological and environmental properties of ceramic construction materials developed using different proportions of Waelz Slags.Results from the laboratory and industrial trials were compared to evaluate the scale effect on the ceramic properties. The introduction of WS in clay bricks seems to be easily scaled-up for additions of WS ≤ 10wt%, but higher percentages of WS promotes relevant differences in the properties of the laboratory and industrial bricks.

  • Araceli Rodríguez-Romero*, Gema Ruiz-Gutiérrez, Javier R. Viguri, Antonio Tovar-Sánchez. Sunscreens as a New Source of Metals and Nutrients to Coastal Waters. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2019, 53, 10177−10187 https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.9b02739
  • Berta Galán, Javier R. Viguri, Eva Cifrian, Elena Dosal, Ana Andres. Influence of input streams on the construction and demolition waste (CDW) recycling performance of basic and advanced treatment plants. J.Clean. Prod. 236 (2019) 117523. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.06.354
  • Eva Cifrian, María Coronado, Natalia Quijorna, Rebeca Alonso-Santurde, Ana Andrés. Waelz slag based construction ceramics: effect of the trial scale on technological and environmental properties. J. Mater. Cycles Waste Manag. (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10163-019-00896-4


Becas de Iniciación a la investigación

El Departamento de química e Ingeniería de Procesos y Recursos convoca 3 becas de iniciación a la investigación para el año 2019.

REQUISITOS:

Ser estudiante durante el curso académico 2019-2020 y tener superados el 50 % de los créditos totales de los grados en:

- Ingeniería Química

- Ingeniería en Tecnologías Industriales

- Física

- Ingeniería Marina, Marítima o Náutica y Transporte Marítimo

CARACTERÍSTICAS DE LAS BECAS

- Duración: 4 meses, 10horas/semana

- Remuneración: 180€/mes

LÍNEAS DE INVESTIGACIÓN Y PERSONA DE CONTACTO

- Beca 1. Desarrollo de nanopartículas para aplicaciones biomédicas y medioambientales. Rosa Martín ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

- Beca 2. Valorización de residuos en el ámbito de la biorrefinería. Tamara Llano ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

- Beca 3. Economía Circular: I+D+i en nuevos materiales a partir de Residuos Industriales. Eva Cifrian ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Las becas se desarrollarán a lo largo de 2019. Los interesados pueden ponerse en contacto con las profesoras correspondientes antes del 15 de abril de 2019.

Miembros de GER participan en los Cursos de Verano de la UC

Durante el mes de Julio se van a desarrollar los siguientes cursos en la Sede de Suances de Cursos de Verano:

SU.4.1 HERRAMIENTAS DE GESTIÓN AMBIENTAL PARA FACILITAR LA TOMA DE DECISIONES  9 y 10 de julio (15 horas) Dirección: Berta Galan Corta (Profesora Titular de Universidad-Universidad de Cantabria) Fecha límite de matrícula anticipada: 27 de junio; Fecha límite de matrícula ordinaria: 5 de julio. Ver Programa

SU.4.2 ECOSISTEMAS MARINOS, RETOS Y OPORTUNIDADES  11 y 12 de julio (15 horas) Dirección: Araceli Rodríguez Romero (Investigadora Postdoctoral Juan de la Cierva-Universidad de Cantabria) y Antonio Tovar Sánchez (Científico Titular. Instituto de Ciencias Marinas de Andalucía, CSIC). Fecha límite de matrícula anticipada: 29 de junio; Fecha límite de matrícula ordinaria: 7 de julio. Ver Programa

SU.5.1 ECONOMÍA CIRCULAR: HACIA LA EFICIENCIA EN EL USO DE RECURSOS Del 16 al 18 de julio (15 horas) Dirección: Eva Cifrian Bemposta (Profesora Ayudante Doctora-Universidad de Cantabria) y Carlos Francisco Díaz García (Técnico-Dirección General de Medio Ambiente). Fecha límite de matrícula anticipada: 4 de julio; Fecha límite de matrícula ordinaria: 12 de julio. Ver Programa

 SU.6.1 EL VALOR AÑADIDO DE LA INFORMACIÓN CLIMÁTICA EN LA SALUD PÚBLICA  23 y 24 de julio (10 horas) Dirección: Pablo Fernández de Arroyabe Hernandez (Profesor Contratado Doctor-Universidad de Cantabria) Fecha límite de matrícula anticipada: 11 de julio; Fecha límite de matrícula ordinaria: 19 de julio. Ver Programa

Colabora: Dirección General de Medio Ambiente (Gobierno de Cantabria)

Para más información y matricula:  https://web.unican.es/cursosdeveranoyextension/alumnado-y-matricula/matriculacion

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