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Methanogenesis from Mineral Carbonates, a Potential Indicator for Life on Mars (2022)
Journal Article
Wormald, R. M., Hopwood, J., Humphreys, P. N., Mayes, W., Gomes, H. I., & Rout, S. P. (2022). Methanogenesis from Mineral Carbonates, a Potential Indicator for Life on Mars. Geosciences, 12(3), Article 138. https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences12030138

Priorities for the exploration of Mars involve the identification and observation of biosignatures that indicate the existence of life on the planet. The atmosphere and composition of the sediments on Mars suggest suitability for anaerobic chemolitho... Read More about Methanogenesis from Mineral Carbonates, a Potential Indicator for Life on Mars.

Selenium (Se) recovery for technological applications from environmental matrices based on biotic and abiotic mechanisms (2021)
Journal Article
Wang, Z., Wang, Y., Gomes, R. L., & Gomes, H. I. (2022). Selenium (Se) recovery for technological applications from environmental matrices based on biotic and abiotic mechanisms. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 427, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2021.128122

Selenium (Se) is an essential element with application in manufacturing from food to medical industries. Water contamination by Se is of concern due to anthropogenic activities. Recently, Se remediation has received increasing attention. Hence, diffe... Read More about Selenium (Se) recovery for technological applications from environmental matrices based on biotic and abiotic mechanisms.

Research trends and future perspectives in marine biomimicking robotics (2021)
Journal Article
Aguzzi, J., Costa, C., Calisti, M., Funari, V., Stefanni, S., Danovaro, R., …Marini, S. (2021). Research trends and future perspectives in marine biomimicking robotics. Sensors, 21(11), Article 3778. https://doi.org/10.3390/s21113778

Mechatronic and soft robotics are taking inspiration from the animal kingdom to create new high-performance robots. Here, we focused on marine biomimetic research and used innovative bibliographic statistics tools, to highlight established and emergi... Read More about Research trends and future perspectives in marine biomimicking robotics.

Electro-oxidation of amoxicillin using titanium electrodes electrophoretically coated by iridium or ruthenium with tantalum oxides (2020)
Journal Article
León, I., Gomes, H., Sepúlveda‐Guzmán, S., Cárdenas, J., Rivera, F., Manríquez, J., & Bustos, E. (2021). Electro-oxidation of amoxicillin using titanium electrodes electrophoretically coated by iridium or ruthenium with tantalum oxides. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 96(3), 622-629. https://doi.org/10.1002/jctb.6575

© 2020 Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) BACKGROUND: Amoxicillin (AMX) is one of the pharmaceutical compounds in waters being targeted in wastewater decontamination studies, and some of the technological alternatives to degrade it involve using modi... Read More about Electro-oxidation of amoxicillin using titanium electrodes electrophoretically coated by iridium or ruthenium with tantalum oxides.

Bioleaching for resource recovery from low-grade wastes like fly and bottom ashes from municipal incinerators: A SWOT analysis (2020)
Journal Article
Gomes, H. I., Funari, V., & Ferrari, R. (2020). Bioleaching for resource recovery from low-grade wastes like fly and bottom ashes from municipal incinerators: A SWOT analysis. Science of the Total Environment, 715, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.136945

Bioleaching (or microbial leaching) is a biohydrometallurgical technology that can be applied for metal recovery from anthropogenic waste streams. In particular, fly ashes and bottom ashes of municipal solid waste incineration (MSWI) can be used as a... Read More about Bioleaching for resource recovery from low-grade wastes like fly and bottom ashes from municipal incinerators: A SWOT analysis.

Monitoring the Different Stages of Industrial Cleaning using Ultrasonic Sensors (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Watson, N. J., Escrig Escrig, J., Woolley, E., Rangappa, S., & Simeone, A. (2019, May). Monitoring the Different Stages of Industrial Cleaning using Ultrasonic Sensors. Paper presented at 7th International Symposium on Sensor Science, Naples, Italy

Clean-in-Place (CIP) technologies use a combination of time, temperature, chemicals and mechanical force (caused by flowing water) to clean processing equipment in the food and drink, pharmaceutical and fast moving consumer goods sectors. One of the... Read More about Monitoring the Different Stages of Industrial Cleaning using Ultrasonic Sensors.

Constructed wetlands for steel slag leachate management: Partitioning of arsenic, chromium, and vanadium in waters, sediments, and plants (2019)
Journal Article
Gomes, H. I., Mayes, W. M., Whitby, P., & Rogerson, M. (2019). Constructed wetlands for steel slag leachate management: Partitioning of arsenic, chromium, and vanadium in waters, sediments, and plants. Journal of Environmental Management, 243, 30-38. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.04.127

Constructed wetlands can treat highly alkaline leachate resulting from the weathering of steel slag before reuse (e.g. as aggregate) or during disposal in repositories and legacy sites. This study aimed to assess how metal(loid)s soluble at high pH,... Read More about Constructed wetlands for steel slag leachate management: Partitioning of arsenic, chromium, and vanadium in waters, sediments, and plants.