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Updated: Sep 23, 2018

The Ibero-American Network for the Use of Industrial Wastes for the Treatment of Soils and Polluted Water (RIARTAS), operated from 2010 to 2014, funded by CYTED, and constituted by a group of researchers from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Spain and Portugal, who work in a collaborative environment to promote the development of activities aimed at environmental remediation.

RIARTAS was created within the framework of CYTED, the Ibero-American Program of Science and Technology for Development; an intergovernmental program of multilateral cooperation in Science and Technology, which includes different perspectives and visions to foster cooperation in Research and Innovation for Development in the Ibero-American Region.

The general objective of the network is "To develop and implement a methodology for remediation of contaminated water and soil using adsorbent materials obtained from industrial waste". Through the network, different researchers seek:

  • Process waste selected to optimize the adsorption efficiency of the same.

  • Obtain the thermodynamic and kinetic parameters of the adsorption process on the modified adsorbents

  • Evaluate the efficiency of the adsorbents to retain contaminants present in soil samples selected for the study.

  • Evaluate the efficiency of the adsorbents to retain pollutants present in wastewater samples selected for the study.

  • Analyze the combined effect of the adsorbents with the electrokinetic soil remediation technique.

  • Carry out a simulation study to analyze the mechanism of the adsorption process.

  • Carry out an economic evaluation of the different environmental applications where prepared adsorbents could be used.

Below you can download the series of books from the RIARTAS Network:

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