Evaluation of electrochemical processes assisted by solar energy for water depuration
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Author/sSalmerón García, Irene
Advisor/sOller Alberola, Isabel
Nowadays society’s lifestyle encourages a high rate of consumption of natural resources; many of them are non-renewable, meaning that an inadequate management will lead to a certain degree of scarcity in the medium to long term. The most illustrative example is water, used in almost any human activity, for human consumption, cleaning and domestic use or in industrial processes (even in energy production), either as cooling medium or directly intervening in the productive process, water is present. It was up to the 2000s that the Legislative Authorities were considering water no more than a commercial asset being the implementation of the Water Framework Directive (2000/60/CE) the inception to a mentality change towards water, considering it now more an heritage deserving protection and laying the foundations for the development of specific regulations that will establish minimum quality limits to be achieved prior to the discharge of the effluents into the environment. Specifically, ch...