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ICRA-CERCA stands out at the 34th SETAC Annual European Congress

Friday, 31 May 2024

Seven researchers from the Catalan Water Research Institute (ICRA-CERCA) had a significant presence at the 34th Annual European Congress of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), recently held in Dublin, Ireland. During this prestigious event, ICRA-CERCA presented three oral communications and six posters, highlighting its advances in environmental research and water chemistry.

Oral presentations:

  • Santiago Otaiza González presented on “Antibiotic Occurrence and Distribution in a Coastal Areas with Aquaculture Activity”.
  • Maria Eugenia Valdes presented the results on “Differential Distribution of Pharmaceutical Compounds in Water, Sediments and Biota of a full-scale Constructed Wetland”.
  • Lucas Alonso addressed “The Journey of Organic Micropollutants from Water towards Soil and Crops in a Reclaimed Water Irrigation System”.

Posters presented:

  • Meritxell Gros presented two posters: “Characterization of scrubber water discharges from ships using advanced suspect and target screening strategies” and “Analysis of emerging contaminants in ship greywater through liquid chromatography and a wide scope target high resolution mass spectrometry screening method”.
  • Sara Rodriguez-Mozaz discussed “Pharmaceuticals in a Soil-Plant System Irrigated with Reclaimed Water in the Mediterranean Area: Environmental and Human Health Risk Assessment.”
  • Nonito Ros Berja explored “Exploring the occurrence of emerging pollutants in a coastal environment: the Mar Menor lagoon – Campo de Cartagena aquifer case study (SE Spain)”.
  • Lucas Alonso presented “Uptake of Venlafaxine and its Metabolite O-Desmethyl-Venlafaxine in Lettuce under Hydroponic Conditions”.
  • Natalia Sáez Rosique identified “Identification of priority contaminants in groundwater for their protection and pollution prevention”.

ICRA-CERCA’s participation in this international congress not only demonstrates the quality of its research, but also its commitment to the protection of the environment and human health. These investigations provide new insights and practical solutions to global environmental challenges.