The PCDDs/PCDFs emissions have attracted public concerns worldwide due to their environmental toxicities and adverse health effects.
Traditionally, PCDDs/PCDFs levels are analysed by HRGC/HRMS. However, this method is time-consuming, expensive and complex.
The technique developed in the LIFE DIOXDETECTOR project for the quantification of PCDDs/PCDFs will represent a revolution against traditional techniques of PCDDs/PCDFs detection, due to its multiple innovative aspects such as, the reduction of sampling and analysis time, and the reduction of analysis costs, among others.
LIFE DIOXDETECTOR is an European project co-financed by the LIFE programme of the European Union.
- The application of a new analytical technique for quantification of PCDDs/PCDFs, in air, soil and vegetal biota in the surroundings of a municipal solid waste incineration facility.
- Fast and accurate measurements in a very short time, opening the door in the future to mobile equipment that can perform real-time measurements in situ.
- Evaluation of the dispersion and deposition of these pollutants in the environment.
- Set up the technique and optimization of the detection method.
- Modelisation of the PCDDs/PCDFs dispersion. Identification of the sampling points.
- Protocol for the pretreatment of the collected samples.
- Sampling protocol.
- Sample analysis with the “DioxDetector” technology.
- Evaluation of the effectiveness of the technique used.
- Study of the temporal evolution of PCDDs/PCDFs in different media. Impact study.
- Improvements in the analytical equipment: concentrations up to 10fg/100ml of air; to separate different PCDDs/PCDFs congeners, etc.Improvements in the analytical equipment: concentrations up to 10fg/100ml of air; to separate different PCDDs/PCDFs congeners, etc.
- Specific data on the evolution of the PCDDs/PCDFs concentration from its emission to its deposition in different media. Impact and scope.
- Fast and accurate measurements in a short time. More sensitive than traditional.
- Lower operating costs of the equipment. 50% approx. compared to traditional methods.
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Natural resources projects:
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REMESOL aims to recover depleted soils with low agricultural production by applying artificial soils based on mixtures of waste, by-products and products.
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SUSTRA-TEC has developed innovative technological substrates with techno-soil characteristics, providing as a novel aspect the self-fertilizing capacity and the capture of atmospheric pollutants.
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The FERTINOVO project develop intelligent fertilizers through the valorization of by-products derived from the poultry multiplication activity of the laying sector.
The LIFE BATTLE CO2 Project has developed an innovative process, in which the use of biomass as an alternative fuel allows a decrease in CO2 emissions and enhances the development of low carbon processes.
The Life-EQUINOX project has developed a new method that allows asphalt roads to “capture” NOx in the atmosphere, thanks to a chemical reaction that uses solar radiation and titanium dioxide.
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