Project

International PhD School on Advanced Oxidation Processes

Goal: The "International PhD School on advanced oxidation processes (AOPs)" (School) is an initiative of Academics and Scientists, with a strong and internationally recognized expertise in the environmental applications of AOPs, that, on voluntary basis, commit themselves in promoting the higher education of young scientists in this research field.

The School, founded in June 2014 by a group of European Academics and Scientists and originally named “European PhD School on AOPs” (http://www.aops-school.com/), became subsequently (October 18, 2018) “international” as Institutions from Latin America joined the initiative. Now the School Coordinators and the Management Committee are working to include other geographical area too. Presently, the School includes 63 Scientific Committee members from 18 different Countries.

The School aims at:
• promoting the high specialization of young researchers in AOPs processes/technologies and their environmental applications;
• recognizing the achievement of this high specialization by awarding them with the “International PhD on AOPs” label, if they finally meet the requirements established by the School (please see the relevant information in the Overview/"International PhD on AOPs" label section);
• supporting the high specialization of PhD students through the organization of specific training events (such as the Summer School organized every two years and free of charge for School members) as well as negotiating reduced fee to attend relevant conferences;
• promoting networking to create new opportunities for School members (for example through the application to calls for proposals);
• keeping PhD students updated about new positions, conferences and other relevant news.

Information/details for PhD students eligible for the School are available in the respective sections below "PhD students application" and "International PhD on AOPs" label".
Applications from Europe and Latin America as School PhD student should be sent to prof. Sixto Malato (sixto.malato@psa.es), regional coordinator for Europe, and prof. Ricardo A. Torres Palma (ricardo.torres@udea.edu.co), regional coordinator for Latin America, respectively, and cc to prof. Luigi Rizzo (l.rizzo@unisa.it, School coordinator). PhD students from other countries or do not meet the eligibility requirements can send prof. Luigi Rizzo an email to check other options to join the School.

As the candidate is awarded the PhD degree at his/her own University, he/she can apply for the "International PhD on AOPs" label if he/she meets the School requirements (please see the relevant information in the Overview/"International PhD on AOPs" label section).

Questions/additional information can be asked to School coordinator (prof. Luigi Rizzo, l.rizzo@unisa.it).

Date: 18 October 2018

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Luigi Rizzo
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I'd like to remind you that the 8th webinar is approaching:
"Effect of AOPs on antibiotic resistance" by Prof. Camila Costa de Amorim from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil)
September 28th, 2022 from 14:00 to 15:00 (CET).
Free registration through this link is possible till September 26th, 2022:
Only the participants submitting the registration form will receive the link to the webinar by email on September 27th, 2022.
If you have any problem you can send an email to Dr. Maria Clara V. M. Starling (mariaclara@desa.ufmg.br), moderator of the webinar.
Moreover, I'd also like to inform you that the 9th webinar has been scheduled:
Water/Wastewater Treatment by Sulfate Radicals-Based AOPs” by Prof. Idil Arslan-Alaton from Istanbul Technical University (Turkey).
October 17th, 2022 from 14:00 to 15:00 (CET).
Free registration through this link is possible till October 15th, 2022:
The participants will receive the link to the webinar by email on October 16th, 2022.
If you have any problem you can send an email to Prof. Idil Arslan-Alaton (arslanid@itu.edu.tr).
 
Luigi Rizzo
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The use of non-conventional water resources and sustainable #watermanagement through smart agriculture will be among the topics that will be discussed during the webinar entitled “Solutions and challenges for sustainable water management in the #mediterranean basin,” organized by three innovative PRIMA projects: Fit4Reuse, DSWAP and WATERMED 4.0.
The first two sessions of the webinar will feature a series of presentations by the partners of the three projects, while the last session will be a roundtable discussion featuring water experts from the Institut Méditerranéen de l’Eau (IME), Irrigants Europe, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission and the Arizona State University.
The webinar will be held on Thursday, 29 September 2022 (9:00-13:00 CEST) and will be live-streamed via Zoom.
Registrations here: https://lnkd.in/d2KUiNKt
 
Luigi Rizzo
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The "International PhD School on advanced oxidation processes (IPS-AOP)" congratulates Dr. Iván Sciscenko from the Universitat Politècnica de València, who has been awarded the label "International PhD on environmental applications of AOPs" after he successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled “Emerging Photochemical Processes Involving Iron for Wastewater Treatment.” (Supervisor: Prof. Antonio Arques,).
 
Luigi Rizzo
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I would like to inform you about my new critical review/opinion paper entitled "Addressing the main challenges in tertiary treatment of urban wastewater: are homogeneous photo driven AOPs the answer?" and just published in Environmental Science : Water Research & Technology (DOI: 10.1039/D2EW00146B).
The manuscript is open access (no sign up, registration or fees are required) and it can be downloaded from the journal web-page through this link: https://lnkd.in/dmpr3Cet
This manuscript has been finalized within the DSWAP project (https://lnkd.in/dMp7jmP) funded by Prima programme, supported by the European Union.
Enjoy the reading.
 
Luigi Rizzo
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The "International PhD School on AOPs (IPS-AOP)" warmly welcomes PhD student Paola Cecilia Tirira Arteaga from the University of Barcelona (Spain).
She is working on a PhD thesis project tentatively entitled "Degradation of pharmaceuticals from water at circumneutral pH using new electrochemical reactors." under the supervision of Prof. Ignacio Sirés Sadornil.
 
Luigi Rizzo
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I'm pleased to inform you that the 8th webinar entitled: "Effect of AOPs on antibiotic resistance" by Prof. Camila Costa de Amorim from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil) has been scheduled for September 28th, 2022 from 14:00 to 15:00 (CET) (announcement attached).
You can register through the following link till September 26th, 2022:
The webinar is free of charge but only the participants submitting the registration form will receive the link to the webinar by email on September 27th, 2022.
If you have any problem you can send an email to Dr. Maria Clara V. M. Starling (mariaclara@desa.ufmg.br), moderator of the webinar.
 
Luigi Rizzo
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I'd like to inform you about a call for a PhD position at the Plataforma Solar de Almería (Spain). The project is entitled “Analysis and multiparametric evaluation of low-cost photocatalytic reactors for water treatment and regeneration.” and it will be developed within the Solar Treatment of Water Unit (TSA, http://www.psa.es/en/areas/tsa/index.php ).
Information and details about the project and the application can be found in the attached file. Questions about the PhD position should be addressed to María Inmaculada Polo López (mpolo@psa.es).
 
Luigi Rizzo
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The "International PhD School on AOPs (IPS-AOP)" warmly welcomes Alba Hernandez Zanoletty, PhD student at the Plataforma Solar de Almeria - CIEMAT (Spain).
She is working to a thesis project tentative entitled "Innovative strategies for urban wastewater reclamation based on solar and conventional treatment integration", under the co-supervison of Dr. Isabel Oller and Dr. Inmaculada Polo Lopez.
 
Luigi Rizzo
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I would like to inform you about our new publication entitled: "Solar driven photocatalysis using iron and chromium doped TiO2 coupled to moving bed biofilm process for olive mill wastewater treatment"
by Antonietta Mancuso, Nicola Morante, Marco De Carluccio, Olga Sacco, Luigi Rizzo, Marco Fontana, Serena Esposito, Vincenzo Vaiano, Diana Sannino.
Chemical Engineering Journal 450, 2022, 138107.
The manuscript is now available online and the publisher has provided 50 days' free access to the article. Anyone clicking on this link: https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1fQGw4x7R2cc3Y before September 4th, 2022 will be taken directly to the final version of the article on ScienceDirect to read or download. No sign up, registration or fees are required.
Enjoy the reading.
 
Luigi Rizzo
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The "International PhD School on AOPs (IPS-AOP)" warmly welcomes Kourosh Nasr Esfahani, PhD student at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain).
He is working to a thesis project tentative entitled "Integrated Management of Advanced Oxidation Processes and Conventional Bio-Processes for the Efficient Removal of Recalcitrant Components from Wastewaters", under the supervison of Prof. Moises Graells and Prof. Montserrat Perez Moya.
 
Luigi Rizzo
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The "International PhD School on advanced oxidation processes (IPS-AOP)" congratulates Dr. Guan Wang from the Technical University of Denmark, who has been awarded the label "International PhD on environmental applications of AOPs" after he successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled “Fenton oxidation of recalcitrant pollutants in wastewater using a reagent-free bio-electrodes system” (Supervisors: Prof. Henrik Rasmus Andersen and Yifeng Zhang).
 
Luigi Rizzo
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I'd like to inform you about the International School on Water Reuse, a training opportunity for those interested in water sustainability (e.g., researchers, businesses, policymakers, etc), which will be delivered ‘in person’ (face-to-face) over three (3) days from September 19th to 21st, 2022 at the Chemistry Department of the Torino University (Italy).
Different members of the scientific committee of the "International PhD school on AOPs" (IPS-AOP) will deliver lectures togheter with other international recognized experts in the field of water reuse.
The webpage devoted to School announcement and registration is available at the following link: https://www.eu-project-o.eu/school-water-reuse/
A reduced fee of 260€* for IPS-AOP affiliated PhD students was negoziated with the organizing committee.
Information requests should be addressed to the School organizer, prof. Alessandra Bianco Prevot (alessandra.biancoprevot@unito.it).
* the fee covers the catering costs for each day, including coffee breaks, lunches, dinners and a guided tour of a local water utility facility.
 
Luigi Rizzo
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The "International PhD School on AOPs (IPS-AOP)" warmly welcomes Maria João Marques Silva, PhD student at the University of Coimbra (Portugal).
She is working to a thesis project tentative entitled "Polymeric Photocatalytic Membranes Applied for Contaminants of Emerging Concern Degradation by Light-Driven Processes", under the supervison of prof. Rui Carlos Cardoso Martins, prof. Paula Cristina Nunes Ferreira and dr. João Manuel Ferreira Gomes.
 
Luigi Rizzo
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The 7th webinar entitled: "Limitations of solar heterogenous photocatalysis for real applications in water/wastewater treatment" by Prof. César Pulgarin from Ecole Politechnique Féderalé de Lausanne (EPFL) (Switzerland) is scheduled for June 24th, 2022 from 15:00 to 16:00 (CET) (announcement attached).
Participation is open to all and is free of charge.
You can register through the following link till June 22nd, 2022:
Only the participants submitting the registration form will receive the link to the webinar by email on June 23rd, 2022.
If you have any problem you can send an email to Prof. Ricardo Torres Palma (ricardo.torres@udea.edu.co), moderator of the webinar.
 
Luigi Rizzo
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The program of the workshop on wastewater reuse which will be hosted by the 3rd IWA Disinfection and Disinfection By-Products (IWA DDBPs 2022) conference (https://www.disinfectiondbps2022.polimi.it/), to be held from June 27th to July 1st, 2022 in Milan, Italy has been released (pdf attached).
The workshop is organized as part of the dissemination activities of the research project entitled "Decision support-based approach for sustainable water reuse application in agricultural production (DSWAP).", funded by the European Union through the "Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area Program (PRIMA)".
 
Luigi Rizzo
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The "International PhD School on AOPs (IPS-AOP)" warmly welcomes João Lincho, PhD student at the University of Coimbra (Portugal).
He is working to a thesis project tentative entitled "Photocatalysis and ozone based technologies through supportted catalysts using solar radiation for contaminants of emerging concern removal", under the supervison of Dr. João Manuel Ferreira Gomes, Rui Carlos Cardoso Martins and Adriana Zaleska-Medynska.
 
Luigi Rizzo
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I would like to inform you about a new publication in collaboration between Plataforma Solar de Almeria and University of Salerno entitled: "Simultaneous disinfection and microcontaminants elimination of urban wastewater secondary effluent by solar advanced oxidation sequential treatment at pilot scale"
by Gulnara Maniakova, María Inmaculada Polo-López, Isabel Oller, María Jesús Abeledo-Lameiro, Sixto Malato, Luigi Rizzo.
Journal of Hazardous Material, 436, 2022, 129134.
This work was developed within the project “Decision support-based approach for Sustainable Water reuse application in Agricultural Production – DSWAP" funded by PRIMA consortium of the European Union.
The manuscript is now available online and the publisher has provided 50 days' free access to the article. Anyone clicking on this link: https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1f4Dn15DSlNqkS before July 3rd, 2022 will be taken directly to the final version of the article on ScienceDirect to read or download. No sign up, registration or fees are required.
Enjoy the reading.
 
Luigi Rizzo
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The "International PhD School on advanced oxidation processes (IPS-AOP)" congratulates Dr. Ilaria Berruti from the Plataforma Solar de Almeria (PSA, Spain), who has been awarded the label "International PhD on environmental applications of AOPs" after she successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled “Assessment of novel Advanced Oxidation Processes for the simultaneous disinfection and decontamination of water” at Universitat Politecnia de Valencia (Spain) (Supervisors: Dr. Inmaculada Polo Lopez from PSA and Dr. Marcello Manfredi from University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy).
 
Luigi Rizzo
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The "International PhD School on advanced oxidation processes (IPS-AOP)" congratulates Dr. Veronica Poza Nogueiras from the University of Vigo (Spain), who has been awarded the label "International PhD on environmental applications of AOPs" after she successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled “Towards a future actual implementation of the heterogeneous electro-Fenton treatment for water remediation” (Supervisor Prof. Maria Angeles Sanroman Braga and Marta Maria Pazos Curras).
 
Luigi Rizzo
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The "International PhD School on AOPs (IPS-AOP)" warmly welcomes Adeel Mister, PhD student at the University of Salerno (Italy).
He is working to a thesis project tentative entitled "Sustainable advanced oxidation based solutions for tertiary treatment of urban wastewater", under the supervison of Prof. Luigi Rizzo.
 
Luigi Rizzo
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We are happy to announce that the prize for the 2021 best PhD thesis of the "International PhD School on Advanced Oxidation Processes" (IPS-AOP) has been awarded to Dr. Nuria Lopez Vinent from University of Barcelona (Spain), with a thesis entitled "Photo Fenton at circumneutral pH for agricultural water reuse" and supervised by prof. Jaime Giménez and prof. Santiago Esplugas.
In 2014, the management Committee of the IPS-AOP made the decision to award a prize for the best PhD thesis selected among the IPS-AOP affiliated PhD students. The prize is awarded to the candidate with the higher Impact Factor (IF) calculated as the average value of the 3 publications with the higher IF, where the candidate is the first author. The average IF of Nuria was 16.486.
On behalf of the IPS-AOP we would like to congratulate Nuria as well as her supervisors for the prize.
Luigi Rizzo, Sixto Malato, Ricardo Torres Palma
 
Luigi Rizzo
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I would like to inform you about our new publication entitled:
"Combination of foam fractionation and photo-Fenton like processes for greywater treatment"
by Antonio Faggiano, Maria Ricciardi, Antonino Fiorentino, Raffaele Cucciniello, Oriana Motta, Luigi Rizzo, Antonio Proto
Separation and Purification Technology 293 (2022), 121114.
The manuscript is now available online and the publisher has provided 50 days' free access to the article. Anyone clicking on this link: https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1ezhs4wbrT7kMu before June 15th, 2022 will be taken directly to the final version of the article on ScienceDirect to read or download. No sign up, registration or fees are required.
Hopefully our wok is of interest to you. Enjoy the reading.
 
Luigi Rizzo
added an update
The 6th webinar entitled: "Photocatalytic removal of metals and metalloids. Cases of chromium and arsenic" by Prof. Dr. Marta Litter from Universidad Nacional de San Martín and CONICET (Argentina) and Dr. Martín Meichtry from Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica-Universidad Tecnológica Nacional (Argentina) is scheduled for May 30th, 2022 from 15:00 to 16:00 (CET) (announcement attached).
You can register through the following link till May 28th, 2022:
Only the participants submitting the registration form will receive the link to the webinar by email on May 29, 2022.
If you have any problem you can send an email to Maria Laura Vera (veramalau@gmail.com).
 
Luigi Rizzo
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The "International PhD School on AOPs (IPS-AOP)" warmly welcomes Eva Domingues Gomes, PhD student at the University of Coimbra (Portugal).
She is working to a thesis project tentative entitled "Sludge free Fenton integrated methodology for olive mill wastewater treatment", under the supervison of Prof. Dr. Rui Martins.
 
Luigi Rizzo
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The "International PhD School on AOPs (IPS-AOP)" warmly welcomes Manuela Manrique Holguín, PhD student at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata/UNICET (Argentina).
She is working to a thesis project tentative entitled "New photocatalytic materials based in TiO2 CeO2 modified with tungstophosphoric acid and noble metal nanoparticles for CO2 reduction", under the supervison of Dr. Julián A. Rengifo Herrera.
 
Luigi Rizzo
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The "International PhD School on AOPs (IPS-AOP)" warmly welcomes Eryk Fernandes, PhD student at the University of Coimbra (Portugal).
He is working to a thesis project tentative entitled "Removal of emerging contaminants by solar photo-ozonation using alternative and modified catalysts", under the supervison of Prof. Dr. Rui Martins, new member of the scientific committee of the IPS-AOP, and Dr. João Gomes.
 
Luigi Rizzo
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The 5th webinar entitled: "Limitations and prospects in the application of sonochemical-AOPs to water/wastewater treatment" by Prof. Ricardo Torres Palma from the Institute of Chemistry, University of Antioquia (Colombia) is scheduled for April 21, 2022, from 15:00 to 16:00 (CET) (announcement attached).
You can register through the following link till April 19, 2022:
Only the participants submitting the registration form will receive the link to the webinar by email on April 20, 2022.
If you have any problem/question you can send an email to Prof. Ricardo Torres Palma (ricardo.torres@udea.edu.co).
 
Luigi Rizzo
added an update
The 3rd webinar organized by the "International PhD School on AOPs" (IPS-AOP) and entitled:
"New photo-catalysts for water/wastewater treatment applications"
by Prof. Alex T. Kuvarega, Institute for Nanotechnology and Water Sustainability, University of South Africa
was held on February 23 and the video is now available in the IPS-AOP youtube channel and can be viewed through this link: https://youtu.be/TqqkoaImRcg
The 4th webinar entitled: “Carbon based materials for photocatalytic applications” by Prof. Juan Matos Lale, Autonomous University of Chile
is approaching (March 10, 2022, from 10.00 to 11.00 AM (Chile time)).
Free registration through this link is still possible till March 8, 2022:
The participants will receive the link to the webinar by email on March 9, 2022.
 
Luigi Rizzo
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We would like to remind you that the 3th webinar organized by the "International PhD School on AOPs" (IPS-AOP) is approaching:
"New photo-catalysts for water/wastewater treatment applications"
by Prof. Alex T. Kuvarega
Institute for Nanotechnology and Water Sustainability, University of South Africa
February 23, 2022, from 14:00 to 15:00 (CET)
Free registration through this link is possible till February 21, 2022:
The participants will receive the link to the webinar by email on February 22, 2022.
The pdf of the announcement is also attached.
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In the meantime, the 4th webinar has been scheduled:
Carbon based materials for photocatalytic applications
By Prof. Juan Matos Lale
Autonomous University of Chile
March 10, 2022, from 10.00 to 11.00 AM (Chile time)
Free registration through this link is possible till March 8, 2022:
The participants will receive the link to the webinar by email on February 9, 2022.
The pdf of the announcement is also attached.
 
Luigi Rizzo
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The "International PhD School on advanced oxidation processes (IPS-AOP)" warmly welcomes PhD student Solaima Belachqer El Attar from University of Almeria (Spain).
She is working to a thesis project tentative entitled "Combination of oxidants for simultaneous bacterial inactivation and micropollutants removal in actual WWTP effluents by the solar photo-Fenton process for reuse in agricultural irrigation", under the supervison of Prof. José Antonio Sánchez Pérez and co-supervision of Dr. Paula Soriano Molina.
 
Luigi Rizzo
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The "International PhD School on advanced oxidation processes (IPS-AOP)" warmly welcomes Nicolò Ghibaudo, PhD student at the University of Genoa (Italy).
He is working to a thesis project tentative entitled "Development of non-conventional and innovative photocatalytic technologies for the degradation of emerging pollutants and a green management of water resources", under the supervison of Prof. Maurizio Franzetti, and co-supervision of Dr. Stefano Alberti.
 
Luigi Rizzo
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The second webinar of 2021-2022 program entitled: "H2 production from photocatalytic splitting of H2S and reforming of biomass" was delivered by Prof. Giovanni Palmisano from Khalifa University on January 17 and if you missed it you can watch the video available in the IPS-AOP youtube channel through this link: https://youtu.be/z9CQYHJLsu4.
The 3rd webinar entitled:
"New photo-catalysts for water/wastewater treatment applications"
by Prof. Alex T. Kuvarega
from the Institute for Nanotechnology and Water Sustainability, University of South Africa
is scheduled for February 23, 2022, from 14:00 to 15:00 (CET).
You can register through the following link till February 21, 2022:
The registration is free of charge, but only the participants submitting the registration form will receive the link to the webinar by email on February 22, 2022.
If you have any problem you can send an email to the webinar moderator Dr. Gcina Mamba (gcmamba@gmail.com).
The webinar announcement and updated 2021-2022 IPS-AOP program are attached
 
Luigi Rizzo
added an update
New special issue entitled "Water and Wastewater Disinfection: Addressing Emerging Challenges" to be published in two #iwa journals, "Water Supply" (WS) and "Water Science and Technology"(WST).
The Special Issue is proposed in the framework of the 3rd IWA Disinfection and Disinfection By-Products (IWA DDBPs 2022) conference, that will be held from June 27th to July 1st, 2022 in Milan, Italy. Research and review papers dealing with challenges in water and wastewater disinfection are welcome even from authors not attending the conference.
Please note, papers on water supply issues will need to be submitted to WS journal, whereas papers on wastewater issues should be submitted to WST journal.
Specific information about the topics of the special issue as well as the link to the respective platforms for submissions are available to this link https://iwaponline.com/wst/pages/special_issue_water_and_wastewater_disinfection_addressing_emerging_challenges for WST and to this link https://iwaponline.com/ws/pages/special_issue_water_and_wastewater_disinfection_addressing_emerging_challenges for WS.
Deadline for manuscript submission: July 31st, 2022
Expected publication: December, 2022
Guest Editors:
Luigi Rizzo, University of Salerno, Italy
Manuela Antonelli, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Andrea Turolla, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
 
Luigi Rizzo
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I'd like to inform you that the second webinar of 2021-2022 program entitled:
"H2 production from photocatalytic splitting of H2S and reforming of biomass" is scheduled for January 17 at 2.00 pm (CET) and will be delivered by Prof. Giovanni Palmisano from Khalifa University.
The link to the registration form is available in the attached announcement. The participation is free of charge and open to all, upon registration. The program of 2021-2022 IPS-AOP webinars is also attached.
Information and details for attending the subsequent webinars will be announced a few weeks before the scheduled event, through the mailing list to IPS-AOP members as well as posted in researchgate (https://www.researchgate.net/project/International-PhD-School-on-Advanced-Oxidation-Processes) and linkedin (please follow prof. Luigi Rizzo posts) to inform no members.
Enjoy holidays and happy new year
 
Luigi Rizzo
added an update
I'd like to inform you that the first IPS-AOP webinar of 2021-2022 program was held on Wednesday 15 by Dr. Kyriakos Manoli and the video is now available in the IPS-AOP youtube channel through the following link: https://youtu.be/7zaZwR6_HfA
I'd also like to remind you that the second webinar entitled "H2 production from H2S splitting, from photoreforming of biomass" by Prof. Giovanni Palmisano from Khalifa University is scheduled for January 17 at 2.00 pm (CET) (the link to the registration form will be released soon).
 
Luigi Rizzo
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I'd like to inform you about a post-doc position within a project in collaboration between Uppsala University (Sweden) and University of Genova (Italy).
The project will focus on the synthesis and characterization of magnetic nanocomposites and investigation of their potential as nano-adsorbents for heavy metal ion removal from water and the candidate will synthesize the nanocomposites using solution-based synthesis techniques and characterize them using basic and advanced tools. S/he will test their applicability for practical purposes through adsorption and magnetic separation tests.
More information and details about the application are included in the attached announcement.
For additional information/questions, you can send an email to: Prof. Davide Peddis (davide.peddis@unige.it) and Prof. Maurizio Ferretti (ferretti@chimica.unige.it) and cc to Dr. Stefano Alberti (stefanofilippo.alberti@gmail.com).
 
Luigi Rizzo
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I'd like to inform you about the 5th Iberoamerican Conference on Advanced Oxidation Technologies (V CIPOA), which will be held from 7th to 11th November 2022, in Cusco, Peru. Chairwoman: Prof. Jessica Ivana Nieto Juarez from the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Textile of the National University of Engineering (UNI), Peru.
The organizing committee will apply a discount of 15% to the registration fee to the PhD students affiliated to the "International PhD School on Advanced Oxidation Processes (IPS-AOP)".
All relevant information can be found on the conference website: https://cipoa.org
The template for poster/oral presentation can be downloaded at the CIPOA website or using the following link: https://cipoa.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Template-abstract_V-CIPOA.doc
The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 30th April 2022.
Questions should be addressed to the conference secretariat through the website (contact us) or by e-mail: contacts@cipoa.org.
 
Luigi Rizzo
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After that 2020-2021 webinars series was successfully finalized last June 2021, we are happy to announce that the program of the 2021-2022 webinars organized by the International PhD School on AOPs (IPS-AOP) is ready and attached to this post.
The topics of the webinars (60 min for each webinar, 50 min talk + 10 min questions) and the corresponding speakers are given in the attached program.
Participation in the webinars is free and open to everyone (not just to IPS-AOP members).
The first webinar, entitled:
“Activated ferrate(VI): A new oxidation process for rapid degradation of organic contaminants in water”
is scheduled for December 15, 2021 at 14.30 (CET), and it will be delivered by Dr. Kyriakos Manoli from Nireas-International Water Research Center, University of Cyprus. Information file for the registration to the webinar is also attached below.
Information and details for attending the subsequent webinars will be announced a few weeks before the scheduled event, through the mailing list to IPS-AOPs members as well as posted in researchgate (https://www.researchgate.net/project/International-PhD-School-on-Advanced-Oxidation-Processes) and linkedin (please follow prof. Luigi Rizzo posts) to inform no members.
Kind regards
Luigi Rizzo, Sixto Malato and Ricardo Torres Palma
 
Luigi Rizzo
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I would like to inform you about our new publication:
"Fe3+- IDS as a new green catalyst for water treatment by photo-Fenton process at neutral pH"
by Antonino Fiorentino, Prisco Prete, Luigi Rizzo, Raffaele Cucciniello, Antonio Proto
Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering 9 (2021), 106802.
The work deals with a new complex to operate homogenous photo Fenton process at neutral pH which was tested first on phenols aqueous solutions and subsequently on real wastewater containing phenols (namely, olive mill wastewater).
The manuscript is now available online and the publisher has provided 50 days' free access to the article. Anyone clicking on this link: https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1e6TA7tGO~GT74 before January 8th, 2022 will be taken directly to the final version of the article on ScienceDirect to read or download. No sign up, registration or fees are required.
I hope you will find the work of your interest as well as we have found the experimental activity interesting, stimulating and challenging.
 
Fiderman Machuca-Martínez
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Dear Colleague:
We would like to invite you to contribute with a paper to the special issue “Membrane-based Hybrid Techniques for Emerging Contaminants Removal” for the Journal of Chemosphere Journal
Please review more details in
Dr. Palanivel Sathishkumar
Prof. Ahmad Fauzi Ismail Ph.D.
Prof. Fiderman Machuca-Martinez Ph.D.
Dr Judy Lee Ph.D
 
Luigi Rizzo
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I would like to inform you about a new publication in collaboration between Plataforma Solar de Almeria and University of Salerno entitled:
"Solar photo-Fenton at circumneutral pH using Fe(III)-EDDS compared to ozonation for tertiary treatment of urban wastewater: Contaminants of emerging concern removal and toxicity assessment"
by Gulnara Maniakova, Irene Salmerón, Marina Aliste, María Inmaculada Polo-López, Isabel Oller, Sixto Malato, Luigi Rizzo.
Chemical Engineering Journal 2021, 133474.
The manuscript is now available online and the publisher has provided 50 days' free access to the article. Anyone clicking on this link: https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1e5F-4x7R2YrTu before January 5th, 2022 will be taken directly to the final version of the article on ScienceDirect to read or download. No sign up, registration or fees are required.
Enjoy the reading.
 
Luigi Rizzo
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I would like to inform you about a new publication in collaboration among Water Science and Tecgnology group (WaSTe) - University of Salerno, LACReSNE lab - Carthage University and Department of Chemistry - King Saud University, entitled:
"Cationic Dye Degradation and Real Textile Wastewater Treatment by Heterogeneous Photo-Fenton, Using a Novel Natural Catalyst"
by Sirine Ben Ayed, Mohammad Azam, Saud I. Al-Resayes, Fadhila Ayari and Luigi Rizzo.
Catalysts 2021, 11, 1358. https://doi.org/10.3390/catal11111358.
The manuscript is open access and the pdf can be downloaded for free from the journal web page (https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4344/11/11/1358/pdf). It is also attached below.
Enjoy the reading.
 
Luigi Rizzo
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I'd like to inform you about a call for a PhD position at Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Vigo (Spain).
The project is entitled “Reduction of the environmental and sanitary impact of HOSpital effluents through Advanced Oxidation Processes: upgrading in the ecodesign of multifunctional catalysts and electrodes” and it will be developed within the Bioengineering and Sustainable Processes group (BIOSVUV http://biosuv.uvigo.es/).
Information and details about the project and the application can be found in the attached file. Questions about the PhD position should be addressed to Marta Pazos Currás (mcurras@uvigo.es).
P.S.: questions about the IPS-AOP should be addressed to prof. Luigi Rizzo institutional email (l.rizzo@unisa.it). Questions about the above quoted PhD position should be addressed to Dr. Marta Pazos Currás. (mcurras@uvigo.es)
 
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The "International PhD School on advanced oxidation processes (IPS-AOP)" congratulates Dr. Elizângela Pinheiroda Costa from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) (Brazil), who has been awarded the label "International PhD on environmental applications of AOPs" after she successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled “Removal of contaminants of emerging concern and disinfection in secondary municipal wastewater by circumneutral solar photo-Fenton in open reactors” (Supervisor Prof. Dr. Camila Costa de Amorim Amaral (UFMG) and co-supervisor Prof. Dr. Sixto Malato Rodríguez(Plataforma Solar de Almeria, Spain)).
 
Luigi Rizzo
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I would like to inform you about a new publication in collaboration among different Italian Institutions and entitled:
"Thirty contaminants of emerging concern identified in secondary treated hospital wastewater and their removal by solar Fenton (like) and sulphate radicals-based advanced oxidation processes"
by G. Lofrano, M. Faiella, M. Carotenuto, S. Murgolo, G. Mascolo, L. Pucci and L. Rizzo, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering 9 (2021), 106614.
The manuscript is now available online and the publisher has provided 50 days' free access to the article. Anyone clicking on this link: https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1dymI7tGO%7EGSfk before December 12, 2021 will be taken directly to the final version of the article on ScienceDirect to read or download. No sign up, registration or fees are required.
Enjoy the reading.
 
Luigi Rizzo
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The "International PhD School on AOPs (IPS-AOP)" warmly welcomes Melisa Portilla Sangabriel, PhD student at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
She is working to a thesis project tentative entitled "Degradation of drugs associated with the treatment of COVID-19 and their main metabolites present in WWTPs secondary effluents using a photo-assisted Fe/NaClO system", under the supervison of Prof. Rosa-María Ramírez-Zamora, new member of the scientific committee of the IPS-AOP.
 
Luigi Rizzo
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The "International PhD School on advanced oxidation processes (IPS-AOP)" congratulates Dr. Reynel Martinez Castellanos from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), who has been awarded the label "International PhD on environmental applications of AOPs" after he successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled “Simultaneous removal of nutrients and endocrine disrupting chemicals using aerobic granular sludge technology and advanced oxidation processes” (Supervisors: Prof. Márcia Walquíria De Carvalho Dezotti. João Paulo Bassin, Vítor Jorge Pais Vilar (University of Porto)).
 
Luigi Rizzo
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I'd like to inform you about this on line workshop organized in the framework of Ulises LIFE project (https://life-ulises.eu/en/) and scheduled for September 9th, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CET).
The workshop is in Spanish (no English translation available) and focuses on the results of the Ulises project and on wastewater reuse issue, also in light of the new European legislation on the subject.
You can attend the workshop for free both in person (CIESOL, Universidad de Almeria) and remotely, upon registration via the following link: https://forms.gle/1whRV5m6TqGsyNbF8
The workshop program is attached.
 
Luigi Rizzo
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I would like to inform you about a new publication in collaboration between Tarbiat Modares University and University of Salerno, entitled:
"Life cycle assessment of sequential and simultaneous combination of electrocoagulation and ozonation for textile wastewater treatment"
by Mohammad Ali Ahangarnokolaei, Paniz Attarian, Bita Ayati, Hossein Ganjidoust, Luigi Rizzo.
Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering 9 (2021), 106251.
The manuscript is now available online and the publisher has provided 50 days' free access to the article. Anyone clicking on this link: https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1dgVl7tGO%7EGRn0 before October 21, 2021 will be taken directly to the final version of the article on ScienceDirect to read or download. No sign up, registration or fees are required.
Enjoy the reading.
 
Luigi Rizzo
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The "International PhD School on AOPs (IPS-AOP)" warmly welcomes Samira Lambertz, PhD student at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena (Germany), who is working to a thesis project tentative entitled "Determination of chemical oxygen demand using an electrochemical AOP", under the supervison of Dr. Patrick Bräutigam, new member of the scientific committee of the IPS-AOP.
 
Luigi Rizzo
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I would like to inform you about a new publication from IPS-AOP members entitled:
"Disinfection of roof harvested rainwater inoculated with E. coli and Enterococcus and post-treatment bacterial regrowth: Conventional vs solar driven advanced oxidation processes"
by A. Fiorentino, G. Lofrano, R. Cucciniello, M. Carotenuto, O. Motta, A. Proto, L. Rizzo.
Science of the Total Environment 801 (2021) 149763.
Solar driven AOPs (an alternative solar photo Fenton like process (SPF), sunlight/H2O2 (SHP) and sunlight/chlorine (SCL)) were compared to conventional disinfection processes (chlorination and UV-C radiation) in the inactivation of bacteria in roof harvested rainwater to evaluate their possible safe use for crop irrigation. SCL was the most effective disinfection process (<15 min), UV-C radiation resulted in the higher bacterial regrowth (>50 CFU mL−1 after 48 h), while SPF and SCL resulted in the lowest bacterial regrowth (<10 CFUmL−1 after 48 h).
The manuscript is now available online and the publisher has provided 50 days' free access to the article. Anyone clicking on this link: https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1ddPUB8ccq~r1 before October 12, 2021 will be taken directly to the final version of the article on ScienceDirect to read or download. No sign up, registration or fees are required.
Enjoy the reading.
 
Luigi Rizzo
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The "International PhD School on advanced oxidation processes (IPS-AOP)" congratulates Dr. Fabricio Eduardo Bortot Coelho from the University of Turin (Italy), who has been awarded the label "International PhD on environmental applications of AOPs" after he successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled “Catalytic membranes for Separation and Abatement of Contaminants from Drinking Water and Wastewater” (Supervisor: Prof. Giuliana Magnacca).
 
Luigi Rizzo
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The "International PhD School on advanced oxidation processes (IPS-AOP)" congratulates Dr.Núria López Vinent from the Universitat de Barcelona (Spain), who has been awarded the label "International PhD on environmental applications of AOPs" after she successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled “Photo Fenton at circumneutral pH for agricultural water reuse” (Supervisors: Prof. Jaime Giménez Farreras and Prof. Santiago Esplugas Vidal).
 
Luigi Rizzo
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I'd like to inform you about a Special Issue just launched in the Chemical Engineering Journal Advances (CEJA) (Elsevier). The title of the Special Issue is “Advances in Chemical Engineering” (https://www.journals.elsevier.com/chemical-engineering-journal-advances/call-for-papers/special-issue-on-advances-in-chemical-engineering).
This SI has been stimulated by the conference cycle organized by the Royal Spanish Society of Chemistry (RSEQ) for young researchers in Chemical Engineering and aims at expanding this forum internationally through the contribution of the younger voices.
The call for papers is open from July 15th to December 31st 2021. CEJA is an open access journal, with a $1400 publication fee. Nonetheless, all papers received prior to 31st October 2021 will be published free of charges.
The invitation letter, including more detailed information, is attached.
 
Luigi Rizzo
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The "International PhD School on advanced oxidation processes (IPS-AOP)" congratulates Dr. Martín Muñoz Morales from the Universidad Castilla-La Mancha (Spain), who has been awarded the label "International PhD on environmental applications of AOPs" after he successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled “Development of electrochemical technologies for the treatment of liquid and gaseous effluents polluted with chlorinated hydrocarbons” (Supervisors: Prof. Manuel Rodrigo and Prof. Pablo Cañizares Cañizares).
 
Luigi Rizzo
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I'd like to inform you about this talk by the Emeritus Prof. Dr César Pulgarin from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, member of the scientific committee of the International PhD School on AOPs (IPS-AOP), entitled: Límitaciones de la fotocatálisis heterogénea solar para la detoxificacion y desinfeccion del agua.”
The talk (in Spanish with the slides in English) was delivered at the "4° Congreso Colombiano de Procesos avanzados de oxidacion" and this is the link to the video available in youtube: https://youtu.be/D8XqbdNz834
 
Luigi Rizzo
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I'd like to inform you about a call for a PhD position under the Martí I Franquès COFUND programme at Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Spain).
The project is entitled “Evaluation of Treatments for the Removal of Microplastics in Urban Wastewater Treatment Plants”. Information and application can be found in this link: https://www.urv.cat/en/research/support/programmes/marti-franques/cofund/?utm_medium=mailing&utm_source=martifranques21_supervisors&utm_campaign
Reference of this position is 2021MFP-COFUND-3.
Deadline for application is September 6th.
Detailed information is available in the attached file.
Questions about the PhD position should be addressed to Prof. Sandra Contreras Iglesias (sandra.contreras@urv.cat).
 
Luigi Rizzo
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I'd like to inform you about a call for a PhD position (4 years contract) at Plataforma Solar de Almería (Spain), in the "Solar Treatment of Water" unit, under the co-supervision of Dr. Inmaculada Polo and Prof. Sixto Malato.
Deadline for application July 30th, 2021.
Specific position: 02-PREE-21
Project: Tratamiento Solar de Aguas (Solar Treatment of Water).
Candidates from EU should have 300 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) or Official Master degree.
Applicants with degrees obtained in no EU Countries must certify the corresponding approval credentials or provide the corresponding certificate of equivalence.
Questions about the PhD position should be addressed to Dr. Inmaculada Polo (inmaculada.polo@psa.es) or Prof. Sixto Malato (sixto.malato@psa.es)
 
Luigi Rizzo
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I'd like to inform you about a Special Issue just launched in the Chemical Engineering Journal Advances (Elsevier), an open access journal, and co-guest edited by Dr. Javier Moreno Andrés, Prof. Dionisis Mantzavinos, As. Prof. Jorge Rodríguez-Chueca, Dr. Stefanos Giannakis.
The topic of the Special Issue is "Advanced treatment for non-conventional aqueous matrices", and the deadline for submission is 31 December 2021 (Flyer attached). The article processing charge will be waived to any submission received before 31 October 2021.
 
Luigi Rizzo
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I'd like to inform you that the video of prof. Suresh Pillai's webinar, entitled "Tips to write a high impact journal paper: an editor's viewpoint" is available in the purposely created youtube channel named:  IPS-AOP Int. PhD School AOPs.
You will also find the videos of most of the previous webinars organized by the IPS-AOP.
You can register and enjoy all videos uploaded so far.
 
Luigi Rizzo
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I'd like to inform you about this on line workshop organized in the framework of AQUAlity project (https://www.aquality-etn.eu/) and scheduled for 8th July from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (CET).
Future efforts in the EU for a common shift towards water reuse and circular economy will be discussed. Recent new regulations of water reuse in agriculture and other sectors have been adopted by EU member states. As well, initiatives framed on the European Green Deal and circular Economy Action Plans are moving forward a more sustainable and effective scenario to tackle the decline in renewable freshwater resources availability. Different stakeholders, public, and private entities and companies for tertiary treatment technology development will discuss the insights of the status of water reuse in the EU.
Workshop program is attached.
 
Luigi Rizzo
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We would like like to remind you the 8th webinar organized by the International PhD School on AOPs (IPS-AOP):
Tips to write a high impact journal paper: an editor’s viewpoints
by Prof. Suresh Pillai, Institute of Technology Sligo(Ireland)
June 22nd, 2021, from 14:00 to 15:00 (CET)
Moderators: Kris O’Dowd and Snehamol Mathew
Local organizer: Institute of Technology Sligo
The partecipation is free of charge.
The link to the webinar (Zoom platform) is:
Meeting ID: 988 8532 7573
Passcode: 308350
 
Luigi Rizzo
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The "International PhD School on AOPs (IPS-AOP)" warmly welcomes the two new PhD students:
  • Nataly Arias Sanchez who is working on a PhD thesis project tentatively entitled "Electrochemical removal of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and odors in gaseous streams" under the supervision of Prof. Manuel Rodrigo and Prof. Justo Lobato from University of Castilla La Mancha (UCLM) (Spain);
  • Rodrigo de Mello who is working on a PhD thesis project tentatively entitled "Obtaining and characterizing hybrid nanomaterials from nanofibers for application in electrode materials for contaminants removal" under the supervision of Prof. Manuel Rodrigo (UCLM) and Prof. Artur de Jesus Motheo (University of São Paulo).
 
Luigi Rizzo
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The "International PhD School on advanced oxidation processes (IPS-AOP)" congratulates Dr. Géssica De Oliveira Santiago Santos from the Universidad Castilla-La Mancha (Spain), who has been awarded the label "International PhD on environmental applications of AOPs" after she successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled “Synthesis, characterization and application of synthesized mixed metal oxides anodes using laser heating” (Supervisors: Prof. Manuel Rodrigo, Prof. Giancarlo Salazar-Banda and Prof. Katlin Eguiluz.).
 
Luigi Rizzo
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The "International PhD School on advanced oxidation processes (IPS-AOP)" congratulates Dr. Gulnara Maniakova from the University of Salerno (Italy), who has been awarded the label "International PhD on environmental applications of AOPs" after she successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled “Tertiary treatment of urban wastewater by Advanced oxidation processes” on April 26, 2021 (Supervisors: Prof. Luigi Rizzo from University of Salerno and prof. Sixto Malato from Plataforma Solar de Almeria).
The PhD thesis project was developed with the support of a scholarship funded by the European Social Fund through Italian Ministry of University and Research and within the framework of a collaboration between University of Salerno and Plataforma Solar de Almeria where Gulanara Maniakova spent her secondment.
 
Luigi Rizzo
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I'd like to inform you that you will find the videos of most of the webinars organized by the IPS-AOP available in the purposely created youtube channel named:  IPS-AOP Int. PhD School AOPs
You can subscribe and enjoy all videos uploaded so far.
 
Luigi Rizzo
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We would like like to remind you that the 7th webinar organized by the "International PhD School on AOPs" (IPS-AOP) is approaching:
Tips to prevent typical conceptual and experimental errors of PhD and young researchers in AOPs
by Prof. César Pulgarin, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
May 21st, 2021, from 15:00 to 16:00 (CET)
Moderator Prof. Ricardo Torres Palma (UA)
Free registration through this link is possible till May 20, 2021:
The participants will receive the link to the webinar by email on May 20, 2021.
The pdf of the announcement is also attached.
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Moreover, we would like to inform you that the 8th webinar has been scheduled:
Tips to write a high impact journal paper: an editor’s viewpoints
by Prof. Suresh Pillai, Institute of Technology Sligo(Ireland)
June 22nd, 2021, from 14:00 to 15:00 (CET)
Moderators: Kris O’Dowd and Snehamol Mathew
Institute of Technology Sligo
Free registration through this link (deadline June 17th , 2021):
The participants will receive the link to the webinar by email on June 21st , 2021
The pdf of the announcement is also attached.
 
Luigi Rizzo
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I'd like to inform you that the talk "Cómo una universidad pequeña se convirtió en una universidad de talla mundial. Una práctica inspiradora para Colombia" by Emeritus Prof. Dr César Pulgarin from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne is now available in you tube through this link:
I remind you that the talk is in spanish.
 
Luigi Rizzo
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I would like to inform you about a new publication from IPS-AOP members entitled:
"Sunlight advanced oxidation processes Vs ozonation for wastewater disinfection and safe reclamation"
by Gulnara Maniakova, Irene Salmerón, Samira Nahim-Granados, Sixto Malato, Isabel Oller, Luigi Rizzo, María Inmaculada Polo-López.
Science of the Total Environment 787 (2021) 147531.
Solar driven processes (namely, sunlight/H2O2 and solar photo-Fenton with EDDS at neutral pH) were found to be competitive with ozonation for urban wastewater disinfection for low carbonates wastewater.
The manuscript is now available online and the publisher has provided 50 days' free access to the article. Anyone clicking on this link: https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1d3IeB8ccqvNe before July 1, 2021 will be taken directly to the final version of the article on ScienceDirect to read or download. No sign up, registration or fees are required.
 
Luigi Rizzo
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The "International PhD School on AOPs (IPS-AOP)" warmly welcomes PhD student Lele Zhao from University of Barcelona (Spain).
He is working on a PhD thesis project tentatively entitled "Metal-organic frameworks for advanced wastewater treatment at neutral pH by electro-Fenton process: preparation of heterogenous catalysts and enhancement of H2O2 production" under the supervision of Prof. Ignacio Sirés Sadornil.
 
Luigi Rizzo
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I'd like to inform you about the special issue on “Electrochemistry in the Water-Energy-Climate Nexus” will be published in the Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering-JECE (Elsevier, impact factor = 4.300).
The special issue is guest edited by Bernardo A. Frontana Uribe, Jose Solla-Gullón, Karen Bouzek, Manuel Andres Rodrigo, Sergi Garcia-Segura, Vítor J.P. Vilar.
The submission platform will be open between 01st June to 30th October 2021.
The guest editors would very much appreciate your participation in this special issue and kindly request you to inform Dr. Vitor Vilar (vilar@fe.up.pt) before 30th May 2021 about your interest to publish your work in the special issue.
Information and details about the special issue are included in the attached invitation letter.
 
Luigi Rizzo
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We would like like to inform you about the 7th webinar organized by the "International PhD School on AOPs" (IPS-AOP), with local support of University of Antioquia (UA), Colombia:
Tips to prevent typical conceptual and experimental errors of PhD and young researchers in AOPs
by Prof. César Pulgarin, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
May 21, 2021, from 15:00 to 16:00 (CET)
Moderator Prof. Ricardo Torres Palma (UA)
Free registration through this link is possible till May 20, 2021:
The participants will receive the link to the webinar by email on May 20, 2021.
The pdf of the announcement is also attached.
Kind regards
Luigi Rizzo, Sixto Malato, Ricardo Torres Palma
P.S.: additional information requests about the webinar should be addressed to prof. Ricardo Torres Palma (ricardo.torres@udea.edu.co).
 
Luigi Rizzo
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On behalf of the "International PhD School on Advanced Oxidation Processes" (IPS-AOP), we are happy to announce that the prize for the best PhD thesis of 2020 has been awarded to Dr. Samira Nahim Granados from Plataforma Solar de Almería (Spain), with a thesis entitled "Assessment of solar-driven processes and ozonation for disinfection, decontamination and reuse of fresh-cut wastewater" and supervised by Dr. Inmaculada Polo Lopez and Prof. José Antonio Sánchez Pérez.
In 2014, the management Committee of the IPS-AOP made the decison to establish a prize for the best PhD thesis. The prize is awarded to the candidate with the higher Impact Factor (IF) calculated as the average value of the 3 publications with the higher IF, where the candidate is the first author. The average IF of the best 3 publications of Samira is 14.17.
On behalf of the IPS-AOP we would like to congratulate Samira as well as her supervisors for the prize.
Luigi Rizzo, Sixto Malato, Ricardo Torres Palma
 
Luigi Rizzo
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I'd like to inform you about the remote Summer School on "Risk Based Remediation of Contaminated Environment" organized by the University of Jyväskylä, Department Biology and Environmental Science (FINLAND).
The Summer School will cover the following topics: 1: Introduction, group work assignment 2: Laws and regulations related to contamination of the environment 3: Risk based remediation 4: Contaminated environment in Finland (common contaminants and causes of pollution) 5: Contaminated sediments 6: Characterization of contaminated site, metal contamination 7: Remediation techniques in practice. Case studies
AOPs treatment of contaminated soil and groundwater will be also addressed and students/researchers with novel and innovative ideas of environmental remediation have the chance to introduce their own works in a seminar session.
The registration is free of charge, but limited to a maximum of 30 participants.
Information/details are available to this link:
Registration and Information requests should be addressed to Prof. Tuula Tuhkanen (tuula.a.tuhkanen@jyu.fi).
 
Luigi Rizzo
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I'd like to inform you about this talk by a member of the scientific committee of the International PhD School on AOPs (IPS-AOP), Emeritus Prof. Dr César Pulgarin from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne: "Cómo una universidad pequeña se convirtió en una universidad de talla mundial. Una práctica inspiradora para Colombia".
April 29, 2021, 2.00 pm Colombia time (9 pm CET).
 
Luigi Rizzo
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I'd like to inform you about the 4th edition of the Doctoral Congress in Engineering (DCE) organized by Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, which will take place online on June 28 and 29, 2021 and includes a Symposium on Environmental Engineering. DCE is an international scientific conference involving several areas of engineering.
Although the registration fee is low (student fee: 20€ till May 31st, 30€ till June 15th, 50€ after), the organizing committee accepted to further reduce the fee (5€ discount) for IPS-AOP affiliated PhD students.
The call for abstracts has started and further information/details are available in the Symposium's webpage:
The deadline for abstract submission is April 23rd, 2021. Prizes will be awarded for the best communications (poster and oral).
Information requests on the event should be addressed to Joana Pesqueira (ega11029@fe.up.pt).
 
Luigi Rizzo
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The "International PhD School on advanced oxidation processes (IPS-AOP)" congratulates Dr. Ledys Sadirly Copete Pertuz from University of Antioquia (Colombia), who has been awarded the label "International PhD on environmental applications of AOPs" after she successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled “Development of mixed methodologies for the treatment of residual water contaminated with antibiotics and synthetic dyes”. (Supervisor: Prof. Ricardo Torres Palma).
 
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We would like like to inform you about the 6th webinar organized by IPS-AOP with local support of University of Almeria (UAL), Spain:
Photo-Fenton process: fundamentals and application to wastewater treatment by Prof. José Antonio Sánchez Pérez (UAL) April 15, 2021, from 15:00 to 16:00 (CET)
Moderator Prof. José Luis Casas López (UAL)
The webinar is open to all and free registration through this link is possible till April 12, 2021:
The participants will receive the link to the webinar by email on April 13, 2021.
The pdf of the announcement is also attached.
Kind regards
Luigi Rizzo, Sixto Malato, Ricardo Torres Palma
 
Luigi Rizzo
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We would like to inform you that the video of the 4th webinar organized by IPS-AOP entitled:
Water and wastewater disinfection by ozonation by Prof. Santiago Esplugas from University of Barcelona (Spain)
is now available in youtube through this link: https://youtu.be/Ux-x7zzwkAY
 
Luigi Rizzo
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I'd like to inform you about the 3rd International Workshop Advances on Photocatalysis including Environmental and Energy Applications AdvPhotoCat-EE 2021 (https://photocatalysis-workshop.eu/) that will take place ONLINEon June 28-29, 2021.
The Chair of the event, Dr. Mirela Suchea – National Institute for Research and Development in Microtechnologies (IMT-Bucharest), Romania and CEMATEP, Hellenic Mediterranean University, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, accepted to apply a reduced fee (-15%) for all the IPS-AOP members, according to the respective categories "standard" and "students".
Information requests about  the workshop can be addressed to Dr.Mirela Suchea through this email:
 
Luigi Rizzo
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We would like to inform you that the video of the 5th webinar organized by IPS-AOP entitled:
Water and wastewater disinfection by AOPs by Dr. Inmaculada Polo López from Plataforma Solar de Almeria (Spain)
is now available in youtube through this link: https://youtu.be/A56Z5i3pqWk
 
Luigi Rizzo
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The "International PhD School on advanced oxidation processes (IPS-AOP)" congratulates Dr. Efraím Serna Galvis from University of Antioquia (Colombia), who has been awarded the label "International PhD on environmental applications of AOPs" after he successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled "Application of advanced oxidation processes for the elimination of antibiotics and resistant bacteria in water" (Supervisor: Prof. Ricardo Torres Palma).
 
Luigi Rizzo
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I'd like to inform you about PhD and Post-doc positions in the area of biorefinery or elelctrocatalysis, announced by the Center of Excellence on Catalysis and Catalytic Reaction Engineering at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.
The salary for a PhD student position is in the range 900- 1300US dollars/month for 3 years. People with a MSc degree with GPA>3.5 and TOEFL>450 or internet TOEFL>45 or IELTS>4.0 are eligible and can apply for the scholarship. The deadline for  first semester application starts from May 1, 2021 until 21st May 21, 2021.
The salary for post-doc positions is in the range 1,500-2,100 US dollars/month. The deadline for application is April 22 2021.
People interested in these positions can send their CV (BSc and MSc certificates should be also added for the applications for PhD position) to Dr. Piyasan Praserthdam (Piyasan.P@chula.ac.th). The website for PhD registration and post-doc scholarship is: www.grad.chula.ac.th
 
Luigi Rizzo
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The "International PhD School on advanced oxidation processes (IPS-AOP)" congratulates Dr. Lis Manrique Losada from University of Antioquia (Colombia), who has been awarded the label "International PhD on environmental applications of AOPs" after she successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled "Treatment of Florencia-Caquetá municipal wastewater by the combination of biological processes and Fenton-type advanced oxidation processes" (Supervisor: Prof. Ricardo Torres Palma).
 
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The "International PhD School on AOPs (IPS-AOP)" warmly welcomes:
  • Magdalena Bilińska, PhD student at Lodz University of Technology, who is working to a thesis project tentative entitled "Application of plasma modified materials in catalytic ozonation process for textile wastewater purification", under the supervison of Prof. Marta Gmurek, new member of the scientific committee of the IPS-AOP;
  • Marco De Carluccio, PhD student at University of Salerno, who is working to a thesis project tentative entitled "Combination of advanced oxidation and biological processes for industrial wastewater treatment", under the supervision of Prof. Luigi Rizzo, coordinator of the IPS-AOP.
 
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We would like to remind you that the 5th webinar organized by IPS-AOP is approaching.
The webinar is entitled:
Water and wastewater disinfection by AOPs by Dr. Inmaculada Polo López from Plataforma Solar de Almeria (Spain) and it is organized with the support of Dr. Isabel Oller (moderator) from the same Institution.
The webinar is scheduled for: March 16, 2021, from 14:00 to 15:00 (CET).
Free registration through this link is possible till March 15, 2021: https://forms.gle/LvNXgz18oBST975W6
The participants will receive the link to the webinar by email on March 15, 2021. The announcement with the relevant information and the webinars 2020-2021 program are also attached.
Kind regards
Luigi Rizzo, Sixto Malato, Ricardo Torres Palma
 
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"Changes in Antibiotic Resistance Gene Levels in Soil after Irrigation with Treated Wastewater: A Comparison between Heterogeneous Photocatalysis and Chlorination", Environmental Science and Technology, by Ian Zammit, Roberto B. M. Marano, Vincenzo Vaiano, Eddie Cytryn, Luigi Rizzo (DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.0c01565).
was made open access and is now openly available to all readers under the terms of the CCBY4_0 license, due to an agreement between ACS publisher and CRUI.
 
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We would like to remind you that the 4th webinar organized by the IPS-AOP is approaching. The webinar is entitled:
Water and wastewater treatment by ozonation
by Prof. Dr. Santi Esplugas
Chemical Engineering and Analytical Chemistry Dept., University of Barcelona (Spain)
and it is organized with the support of Prof. Alex T Kuvarega (moderator) from Institute for Nanotechnology and Water Sustainability, University of South Africa.
The webinar is scheduled for: February 25, 2021, from 14:00 to 15:00 (CET). Free registration through this link (deadline February 22, 2021):
The participants will receive the link to the webinar by email on February 24, 2021. The announcement with the relevant information and the program of 2020-2021 webinars are attached.
We would like also to inform you that the 5th webinar has been scheduled. The 5th webinar is entitled:
Water and wastewater disinfection by AOPs
by Dr. Inmaculada Polo López from Plataforma Solar de Almeria (Spain)
and it is organized with the support of Dr. Isabel Oller (moderator) from the same Institution.
The webinar is scheduled for: March 16, 2021, from 14:00 to 15:00 (CET).
Free registration through this link (deadline March 15, 2021): https://forms.gle/LvNXgz18oBST975W6
The participants will receive the link to the webinar by email on March 15, 2021. The announcement with the relevant information is also attached.
 
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We would like to inform you about the 4th webinar organized by the IPS-AOP and entitled:
Water and wastewater treatment by ozonation
by Prof. Dr. Santi Esplugas
Chemical Engineering and Analytical Chemistry Dept., University of Barcelona (Spain)
The webinar is organized with the support of Prof. Alex T Kuvarega (moderator) from Institute for Nanotechnology and Water Sustainability, University of South Africa. The webinar is scheduled for: February 25, 2021, from 14:00 to 15:00 (CET)
Free registration through this link (deadline February 22, 2021):
The participants will receive the link to the webinar by email on February 24, 2021 The announcement with the relevant information and the program of 2020-2021 webinars are attached.
 
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I'd like to inform you about this webinar on sustainable water management in agro-food industry. The webinar is in Spanish language and organized by the University of Almeria, CIESOL and Plataforma Solar de Almeria in the framework of LIFE PureAgroH2O project.
The registration is open and free of charge.
Information and webinar agenda are attached.
 
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I'd like to inform you about the "7th Latin-American Congress of Photocatalysis, Phothochemistry and Photobiology (http://eventos.iingen.unam.mx/7thLACP3/)" which is organized by the Engineering Institute at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and will take place online, on October 26-28, 2021.
The Chair of the conference, Dr. Rosa María Ramírez Zamora, accepted to apply a reduced fee for the IPS-AOP affiliated PhD students, accordingly the fee was set as for undergraduate students instead of postgraduated students, and the web page of the conference will be actualized soon accordingly.
Information about  the conference can be addressed to Dr. Sandra Arzate (7thLACP3@iingen.unam.mx).
 
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We would like to inform you about the 3rd webinar organized by the IPS-AOP with local support of "Escuela Politècnica Superior de Alcoi, Universitat Politècnica de Valencia (Spain)":
Preparation and characterization of photocatalysts for environmental applications
by Prof. Maria Luisa Marin
Instituto de Tecnología Química (ITQ, UPV-CSIC), Universitat Politècnica de Valencia (Spain)
January 27, 2021, from 14:00 to 15:00 (CET)
Free registration through this link (deadline January 24, 2021):
The participants will receive the link to the webinar by email on January 26, 2021
The announcement with the relevant information and the program of 2020-2021 webinars are attached.
 
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I would like to inform you about a new publication from IPS-AOP members entitled: "Simultaneous removal of contaminants of emerging concern and pathogens from urban wastewater by homogeneous solar driven advanced oxidation processes" by Gulnara Maniakova, Irene Salmerón, María Inmaculada Polo-López, Isabel Oller, Luigi Rizzo, Sixto Malato. Science of the Total Environment 766 (2021) 144320.
Sequential combination of sunlight/H2O2 and solar photo-Fenton would be an effective solution for simultaneous CECs removal and bacteria inactivation in the same photo-reactor.
The manuscript is now available online and the publisher has provided 50 days' free access to the article. Anyone clicking on this link: https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1cLVOB8ccoRIL before February 21, 2021 will be taken directly to the final version of the article on ScienceDirect to read or download. No sign up, registration or fees are required.
 
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The "International PhD School on AOPs (IPS-AOP)" warmly welcomes PhD student Dmitri Nikitin from Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia). Hi is working to a PhD thesis project tentatively entitled "Development of combined pulsed corona discharge plasma with peroxocompounds oxidation technology for efficient application in different aqueous media matrices" under the co-supervision of Dr. Niina Dulova and Prof. Sergei Preis.
 
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The "International PhD School on AOPs (IPS-AOP)" warmly welcomes PhD student Elisabeth Gualda Alonso from Universidad de Almeria (Spain).
She is working to a PhD thesis project tentatively entitled "Scaling up of raceway pond reactors for advanced treatment of WWTP secondary effluents by solar photo-Fenton process" under the co-supervision of José Antonio Sánchez Pérez and Jose Luis Casas López.
 
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The "International PhD School on AOPs (IPS-AOP)" warmly welcomes PhD student Bárbara N. Giménez from Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Facultad de Ingeniería y Ciencias Hídricas - Instituto de Desarrollo Tecnológico para la Industria Química (INTEC-CONICET) (Santa Fe, Argentina).
She is working to a PhD thesis project tentatively entitled "Degradation of Emerging Pollutants present in real waters using Solar Reactors at Pilot Plant Scale" under the co-supervision of Orlando M. Alfano, Leandro O. Conte and Agustina V. Schenone.
 
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The postdoctoral researcher will work on a plasma-based water treatment project, funded by the UK government via the Royal Society and the African Academy of Science under the guidance of Dr Samuel Iwarere (FLAIR Fellow) and Professor Michael Daramola based in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Pretoria with international collaboration with Swansea University.
This postdoctoral position offers the opportunity to study in-depth the degradation of selected antibiotics and inactivation of biological contaminants in a continuous-flow plasma reactor.
Deadline for submission of applications: Friday, 4 December 2020,11:59 pm
Details for application are available in the attached file.
Information requests should be addressed to: Dr Samuel Iwarere (samuel.iwarere@up.ac.za) and Prof Michael Daramola (michael.daramola@up.ac.za).
 
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The "International PhD School on advanced oxidation processes (IPS-AOP)" congratulates Dr. Irene Salmerón García from Plataforma Solar de Almeria (Spain), who has been awarded the label "International PhD on environmental applications of AOPs" after she successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled "Evaluation of electrochemical treatments assisted by solar energy for water depuration" (Supervisor: Dr. Isabel Oller).
 
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The "International PhD School on AOPs (IPS-AOP)" warmly welcomes PhD student Katherina Changanaqui Barrientos from National University of Engineering (Lima, Peru).
She is working to a PhD thesis project tentatively entitled "Photoelectrodegradation of oxytetracycline and naproxen in water using nanostructured films of ZnO/TiO2/Ag2Se supported on FTO" under the co-supervision of Prof. Hugo Arturo Alarcón Cavero (National University of Engineering) and prof. Ignacio Sirés Sadornil (University of Barcelona, Spain).