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Microbial enzymes to produce greener detergents, textiles and cosmetics

FuturEnzyme, a European project led by the CSIC, aims to obtain microbial enzymes to replace chemical agents in consumer products. The scientific team will develop a method to quickly identify enzymes that are effective, stable, and that can be obtained through a low-cost process. The project will bring the developed process to industrial scale.

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DSWAP-PRIMA, European project to improve systems to reuse wastewater for agricultural irrigation

The IDAEA-CSIC participates in the European project DSWAP-PRIMA that as a solution for the shortage of freshwater resources, seeks to improve the quality of treated wastewater (reclaimed water), that is an increasingly frequent resource for agricultural irrigation due to its availability and nutrient content. However, its usage can impair crop productivity and human health due to the potential occurrence of pathogens, contaminants of emerging concern and high salinity.

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Agreement between CSIC and the Aguas Costa Brava Girona Consortium for scientific research collaboration

The objective of this collaboration agreement is to develop joint research programs, and to exchange information related to treatment, quality monitoring and water management. An action planned within the framework of the agreement is the RESTORA project at the Palamós Treatment Plant, where an experimental pilot area has been installed to investigate new processes to improve the recharge of aquifers.

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The SAGA10W campaign studies ocean circulation in the South Atlantic

The international campaign SAGA (South Atlantic Gateway) led by Institut de Ciències del Mar (ICM-CSIC), the University of Las Palmas (ULPGC) and the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) will release moorings in the ocean with different sensors to study how the South Atlantic currents behave. This set of instruments will allow to better know the deep-ocean circulation, that has a key role in keeping the climate equilibrium of the planet.

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CEAB-CSIC and Ercros sign an agreement to carry out a plastic biodegradation experiment in rivers from the mountain

This is a key experiment of Plastic0Pyr project and it will evaluate the degradation of plastic materials, bioplastics and natural materials abandoned in rivers from the mountain. Both parties trust in creating synergies that will allow them to tighten relationships and secure future collaborations in environmental preservation research.

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