Researchers from IMDEA Water present their work at the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) in Dublin

Researchers from IMDEA Water presented their work at the 33rd European meeting of the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), held in Dublin (Ireland) from April 30th to May 4th. The outcomes presented include topics such as the fate and risks of microplastics, nanoplastics and other multiple stress factors in the environment.

SETAC 2023The researchers –which belong to the Ecotoxicology and Microbial Contamination, Soil and Water Quality in the Environment and Membrane Technology groups– have presented various studies carried out through the Papillons, µNanoCare, ECORISK2050, CICLIC, nanoClean y Nat4Health projects.

Paula Redondo-Hasselerharm, postdoctoral researcher in the Ecotoxicology group, spoke about the environmental risk of microplastics in agricultural soils. Andreu Rico, principal investigator of the same group, chaired a session on the responses of ecosystems to multiple stress factors in a changing climate. In addition, he gave a talk on the influence of climate change on the distribution of macroinvertebrates in European surface waters and their sensitivity to chemical contamination. They have also presented several posters on the research conducted in the Papillons, CICLIC and ECORISK2050 projects.

Cynthia Rieckhof Rivas, pre-doctoral researcher in the Soil and Water Quality in the Environment group, explained the results of her research on the fate of nanoplastics in soils. Lesly Ayala Cabana, from the same group, spoke about the interaction of pharmaceutical products and trace metals in the water-soil-plant continuum. Pre-doctoral researcher Anamary Pompa Pernía, from the Membrane Technology group, explained her work on the elimination of polystyrene nanoplastics in urban wastewater using aerobic membrane bioreactors.

Paula Redondo-Hasselerharm during her presentation on the environmental risks of microplastics in agricultural soils (Photo: Cynthia Rieckhof Rivas). Andreu Rico during his presentation on the effect of climate change on the distribution of macroinvertebrates in European surface waters and their sensitivity to chemical pollution (Photo: Paula Redondo-Hasselerharm).
Paula Redondo-Hasselerharm during her presentation on the environmental risks of microplastics in agricultural soils (Photo: Cynthia Rieckhof Rivas). Andreu Rico during his presentation on the effect of climate change on the distribution of macroinvertebrates in European surface waters and their sensitivity to chemical contamination (Photo: Paula Redondo-Hasselerharm).
Cynthia Rieckhof Rivas presenting the results of her research on the effects of size and charge density on the transport of nanoplastics through porous media under unsaturated conditions (Photo: Anamary Pompa Pernía). Lesly Ayala Cabana in front of her poster on the interaction of pharmaceuticals and trace metals in the water-soil-plant continuum (Photo: Cynthia Rieckhof).
Cynthia Rieckhof Rivas presenting the results of her research on the effects of size and charge density on the transport of nanoplastics through porous media under unsaturated conditions (Photo: Anamary Pompa Pernía). Lesly Ayala Cabana in front of her poster on the interaction of pharmaceuticals and trace metals in the water-soil-plant continuum (Photo: Cynthia Rieckhof).
Anamary Pompa Pernía at the entrance of the Dublin Convention Center (left) and in front of her poster on the removal of polystyrene nanoplastics from urban wastewater using aerobic membrane bioreactors (right) (Photos: Cynthia Rieckhof and Lesly Ayala Cabana).
Anamary Pompa Pernía at the entrance to the Dublin convention center (left) and in front of her poster on the removal of polystyrene nanoplastics in urban wastewater using aerobic membrane bioreactors (right). (Photos: Cynthia Rieckhof and Lesly Ayala Cabana).

Works presented:

  • Ayala, L.; De Santiago, A.; Meffe, R.; López-Heras, I.; Peinado, B.; Nozal, L.; De Bustamante, I. Pharmaceuticals and trace metals interaction within the water-soil-plant continuum.
  • Hermann, M.; Polazzo, F.; Crettaz, M.; García-Astillero Honrado, A.; Peeters, E.; Rico, A.; van den Brink, P. Mediterranean Freshwater Ecosystems Under Pesticide and Climatic Stress: Effects of Imidacloprid, Elevated Temperatures, and Heatwaves.
  • Hurley, R.; Kernchen, S.; Amelung, W.; Berg, M.; Braun, M.; Convertino, F.; Dell’Acqua, A.C.; Dvorakova, D.; Fritze, H.; van Gestel, K.; Hofman, J.; Johansson, A.; Kim, S.; Laforsch, C.; Löder, M.; Martínez, V.; Meffe, R.; Mystriotis, A.; Pulkrabova, J.; Ranneklev, S.; Redondo-Hasselerharm, P.E.; Rico, A.; Rillig, M.; Saartama, V.; Schettini, E.; Selonen, S.; Soinne, H.; Tirroniemi, J.; Tsagkaris, A.; Velmala, S.; Nizzetto, L. Exploring the fate and impacts of microplastics in agricultural soil: Perspectives from the European spatial survey in the PAPILLONS project.
  • Mentzel, S.; Martínez, C.; Rico, A.; Grung, M.; Tollefsen, K.E.; van den Brink, P.; Moe, J. Predicting pesticide effects on aquatic community endpoints in rice fields of southern Europe – A Bayesian network approach.
  • Pompa-Pernía, A; Molina, S; Landaburu-Aguirre, J. Performance evaluation of MBR for the treatment of polystyrene nanospheres.
  • Redondo-Hasselerharm, P.E.; Rico, A., Koelmans, A.A. Risk assessment of microplastics in soil ecosystems using quality criteria screening and data alignment methods.
  • Rico, A.; Domisch, S.; Flörke, M.; van den Brink, P.J.; van den Berg, S.; Polazzo, F. How will climate change affect the distribution of macroinvertebrates in European surface waters and their sensitivity to chemical pollution?
  • Rico, A.; Mentzel, S.; Fuentes-Edfuf, Y.; Moe, J.; Martínez, C. A Bayesian network approach to assess the impacts of climate change and the ´Farm-to-Fork´ strategy on the ecological risks of pesticides in a protected Mediterranean wetland.
  • Rieckhof, C.; Martinez-Hernandez, V.; Meffe, R.; Holzbecher, E.; Alonso del Aguila, R.; Nozal, L.; Rico, A.; De Bustamante, I. Effects of Particle Size and Surface Charge Density on the Transport of Nanoplastic Particles Through Porous Media Under Unsaturated Conditions.
  • Selonen, S.K.; Redondo-Hasselerharm, P.E.; Adamczyk, S.; Amelung, W.; Berg, M.P.; Braun M.; Dvorakova, D.; Fritze, H.; van Gestel, C.A.M.; Haimi, J.; Heyse, R.; Hofman, J.; Hurley, R.; Kernchen, S.; Kim, S.W.; Laforsch, C.; Löder, M.G.J.; Martinez-Hernandez, V.; Meffe, R.; Rico, A.; Nikama, J.; Rillig, M.; Saartama, V., Šmidova, K.; Soinne, H.; Tirroniemi, J.; Tsagkaris, A.S.; Velmala, S.; Nizzetto, L. Exploring the fate and impacts of microplastics in agricultural soil: Perspectives from the long-term field experiments in Northern, Central and Southern Europe in the PAPILLONS project.

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