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Development of advanced materials and artificial intelligence-based models for application for the removal and monitoring of emerging pollutants in aqueous media

Grant number: 20/16004-9
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: July 01, 2021 - June 30, 2023
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Chemical Engineering - Chemical Process Industries
Principal researcher:Meuris Gurgel Carlos da Silva
Grantee:Meuris Gurgel Carlos da Silva
Home Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia Química (FEQ). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Assoc. researchers: Guilherme Luiz Dotto ; Melissa Gurgel Adeodato Vieira ; Nina Paula Gonçalves Salau ; Thiago Lopes da Silva

Abstract

This project is the development of advanced materials obtained from plant extracts from agro-industrial residues and models based on artificial intelligence for application in the removal and monitoring of pollutants emerging from aqueous media, impacting mainly in the states of São Paulo (proposer) and Rio Grande South (partners). First, the innovative and advanced materials, which consist of functionalized carbon nanotubes and impregnated with Fe nanoparticles will be developed using green synthesis with reuse of agro-industrial residues. These materials will be characterized by a series of techniques to prove their structure. The adsorbent potential of the materials developed will be investigated for emerging contaminants (EC) such as pharmaceuticals and pesticides. Then, the adsorption of CE's by nanotubes will be elucidated by assessing all factors that affect the operation (pH, temperature, adsorbent mass, EC concentration). Equilibrium, thermodynamics, kinetics and mass transfer of adsorption aspects will also be investigated. Possible interactions between materials, desorption and reuse will be checked for repeated cycles. Finally, artificial intelligence tools such as neural networks and neuro-fuzzy will be used to generate predictive models capable of monitoring the concentration of CE's depending on operating conditions. In addition to this, the project also aims to train highly qualified human resources in the institutions involved. The theme of this project is part of the Brazilian Water Research Center (BWRC) (FAPESP proc. 2019 / 11353-8). (AU)

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
DIEL, JULIA C.; FRANCO, DISON S. P.; IGANSI, V, ANDREI; CADAVAL JR, TITO R. S.; PEREIRA, HERCULES A.; NUNES, ISAAC DOS S.; BASSO, CHARLES W.; ALVES, MARIA DO CARMO M.; MORAIS, JONDER; PINTO, DIANA; DOTTO, GUILHERME L. Green synthesis of carbon nanotubes impregnated with metallic nanoparticles: Characterization and application in glyphosate adsorption. Chemosphere, v. 283, NOV 2021. Web of Science Citations: 2.
DE FARIAS, M. B.; SPAOLONZI, M. P.; SILVA, M. G. C.; VIEIRA, M. G. A. Fixed-bed adsorption of bisphenol A onto organoclay: Characterisation, mathematical modelling and theoretical calculation of DFT-based chemical descriptors. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, v. 9, n. 5 OCT 2021. Web of Science Citations: 1.

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