LIFE AgRemSO3il Noticeboard has been installed outside one of the greenhouses in Finca Torre Blanca – Murcia, Spain.

The AgRemSO3il noticeboard has been installed outside one of the Finca Torreblanca greenhouses, where some of the implementation actions will be taking place for the following months to come.

The noticeboard was designed in a way that it can be moved easily from one place to another, so that stakeholders visiting the pilot site or going to the demonstration activities can understand what the AgRemSO3il project is about.

The noticeboard contains general information about the project, the starting and completion dates and a graphical representation of what the project’s technology will be performing in the soil.

 

LIFE AgRemSO3il at the International Conference on Catalysis, Advanced Chemical Engineering and Technology

LIFE AgRemSO3il participated in the International Conference on Catalysis, Advanced Chemical Engineering and Technology, ICCA 2019, held in Valencia, Spain, between 5th and 7th September.

Researchers from IMIDA presented the work entitled “Degradation of twelve pesticides in soil by intermittent ozonation treatment”.

 

Experiment in greenhouse with AgRemSO3il small prototype

On August, 2019, it has started the solarization/ozonation experiment in a greenhouse with 8 lysimeters located in IMIDA experimental farm “Torreblanca” (Dolores de Pacheco, Murcia).

 

The soil, which was previously spiked with a mixture of pesticides, will be exposed to both processes during a month. The effects of these technologies in pesticides content, nematode population and soil microbiota will be checked at the end of the essay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIFE AgRemSO3il at the 6th IDIES congress

Students from IES Juan Carlos I (Murcia) presented the communication “Application of ozonation technique for the removal of thiamethoxam residues in farm soils” in the 6th edition of IDIES congress, held at Auditorio Víctor Villegas (Murcia) on 25thJune. The work was tutored by J. Fenoll (LIFE-AgRemSO3il, IMIDA), M. Aliste (IMIDA) and A.A. Sánchez (IES Juan Carlos I).

IDIES is an educational project of initiation to research focuses in secondary school students. The main objective is that students learn what is research and how must be performed, collaborating with researchers of different institutions. After a training period, students will disseminate their results (via oral and poster communication) in IDIES congress. At the moment it participates 10 secondary schools (from Mazarrón, Murcia, Alcantarilla, San Javier, Molina de Segura, Archena and Lorca) and 5 institutions: 2 research centers (CEBAS-CSIS, IMIDA) and 3 universities (UMU-Murcia, UPCT-Cartagena and UMH-Elche).

LIFE AgRemSO3il in the EIP-AGRI of the European Commission

Information about the AgRemSO3il project has been published in the European Innovation Partnership (EIP-AGRI) of the European Commission.

Click on the following link if you would like to read about it:
https://ec.europa.eu/eip/agriculture/en/find-connect/projects/agremso3il-agrochemical-remediation-farm-soils

 

 

LIFE AgRemSO3il at the 3rd International Congress of Chemical Engineering

LIFE AgRemSO3il participated in the 3rd International Congress of Chemical Engineering, ICCE3, held in Santander, Spain, between 19th and 21th June.

Researchers from IMIDA presented the work entitled “Removal of eight triazole and amide pesticides in soil by intermittent ozonation”.

The presentation covers degradation of residues of eight pesticides (difenoconazole, myclobutanil, tebuconazole, triadimenol, cyflufenamid, flonicamid, napropamide and propyzamide) in two different clay-loam soils applying intermittent ozonation treatment during 6 days.


LIFE AgRemSO3il participates in the International Symposium on Green Chemistry

LIFE AgRemSO3il was present at the International Symposium on Green Chemistry, ISGC 2019, held in La Rochelle, France, between 13th and 17th May.

Researchers from IMIDA presented a work entitled “Remediation of soils contaminated with neonicotinoid insecticides by intermittent ozonation”.

LIFE AgRemSO3il First visit from the external monitoring team NEEMO

On February 28th, 2019 the first visit from the external monitoring team, NEEMO, took place in the IMIDA facilities located in Murcia, Spain.

The purpose of this visit was to monitor the progress of the AgRemSO3il’s actions since the its beginning on July 1st, 2018. In order to do so, each partner made a detailed presentation of the progress of the actions that they have been developing since the date mentioned previously as well as they presented all the supporting documents, like timesheets, deliverables, invoices and internal procedures to the monitoring team NEEMO.

LIFE AgRemSO3il at LIFE-EMPORE workshop

Members of the LIFE-AgRemSO3il project were present at the workshop “TRATAMIENTO Y ELIMINACIÓN DE CONTAMINANTES EMERGENTES EN EFLUENTES DE ESTACIONES DEPURADORAS URBANAS”, held on 12th February at Complejo Deportivo – Cultural La Petxina (Valencia). The event was organised by the project LIFE-EMPORE (LIFE15 ENV/ES/000598) to present their results and compare their achievements with other LIFE projects (Clean-Up and Aquemfree).

IMIDA was invited to take part with the presentation: LIFE AQUEMFREE. Descontaminación in situ de aguas residuales de procedencia agrícola mediante fotocatálisis solar. As a part of the communication, IMIDA included the presentation of the project LIFE- AgRemSO3il, the objectives and first steps of its implementation, once it is in the line of treating emerging pollutants though in this case, from the soil.

LIFE AgRemSO3il at Fruit Logistica 2019

Fruit Logistica opened its doors once again this year at the exhibition grounds in Berlin between 6th and 8th February for what has become known as the most significant agricultural trade show in Europe.

The presence of Spain – and Murcia, of course – stood out and Fruit Logistica once again displayed its ability to draw in the crowds with the presence of representatives from all five continents.

The LIFE-AgRemSO3il project was represented at the trade show by IMIDA