The predoctoral researcher Marina Ramírez Moreno has obtained an award granted by the Royal Spanish Society of Chemistry. The prize recognizes the best communication in poster format presented during the symposium New developments for a circular economy (CIRMAT), held on February 24 at the Polytechnic School of the University Carlos III of Madrid.
The award-winning work describes the development of microbial desalination cells or MDC (microbial desalination cells) and the studies of the behaviour of the lab-scale system under actual. This innovation was proposed as the axis of the H2020 MIDES project, whose objective was to achieve a sustainable and energy-efficient bioelectrochemical technology to treat wastewater, produce energy and desalinate water in the same device without external energy input.
Graduated in Chemistry in 2014 from the University of Alcalá, Marina Ramírez has a master’s degree in Fine Chemistry with Extraordinary Prize. She joined IMDEA Agua in June 2016. She is currently preparing her doctoral thesis under the direction of Dr. Juan Manuel Ortiz.
Microbial Desalination for Low Energy Drinking Water. Marina Ramírez-Moreno; Juan Manuel Ortiz; Pau Rodenas; Patricia Zamora; Víctor M. Monsalvo; Frank Rogalla; Abraham Esteve-Núñez