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Investigation of the role of biopolymers in the sorption of organic pollutants. study of cork as a new biosorbent

Funded by:
Ministry of Science and Innovation. National R+D+i Plan. Subprogramme of Fundamental Research Projects. (2008-2011)

Cork is a natural, renewable, biodegradable and recyclable product that has a high environmental value and low environmental impact. Cork has a combination of physical, chemical and morphological properties that give it great potential for new applications. Despite the numerous functionalities of cork as a material, the industrial applications developed have been scarce.

The main objective of the project is to study the viability of cork for the adsorption of organic pollutants in water and to establish in each case, a technology that allows achieving an acceptable degree of water decontamination in accordance with the existing legal framework