The aim of the joint research programme is to study nanomaterials for environmental and agricultural applications. The global objectives of this project will be: 1. to synthesize and characterize low cost nanomaterials such as layered double hydroxides (LDHs) or fine grained poorly crystalline Fe-Al or Fe-Mn oxides. These nanomaterials will be used in native form and complexed with an organic matrix, named polymerin, recovered from olive mill wastewaters (OMW); 2. to study the behavior of nanomaterials for retention of pesticides and biophenols and to develop slow-release formulations of these chemicals, with particular emphasis on assessing their bioavailability; 3. to totally detoxify OMW through fractionation on nanomaterials.
Field of science
- /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nano-materials
Call for proposal
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