Amaya Franco-Uría

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Arable layer of pastureland in Galicia (NW Spain) was monitored for total content of heavy metals, and analysed by multivariate statistical techniques, in order to investigate the different origin that metals may have in pasture soils. Principal component analysis (PCA), cluster analysis (CA) and correlation matrix (CM) were applied to 65 samples in which(More)
BACKGROUND, AIM, AND SCOPE In this work, an environmental risk assessment of reusing organic waste of differing origins and raw materials as agricultural fertilizers was carried out. An inventory of the heavy metal content in different organic wastes (i.e., compost, sludge, or manure) from more than 80 studies at different locations worldwide is presented.(More)
A screening-level risk assessment of biosolids-borne PPCPs in agricultural scenarios was developed in this work. While several of these compounds are efficiently removed in sewage treatment plants (STPs), others are recalcitrant to degradation and can be found in sludge at significant levels. As the rate of biosolids reuse for fertilising and/or amendment(More)
Environmental risk assessment (ERA) is a useful methodology to estimate the possible adverse effects to human health due to contaminants exposure. In the case of agricultural scenarios, this method requires knowing the concentrations of contaminants in soil solution and vegetation, among other parameters. This study aimed to develop multicorrelation models(More)
Currently, specific management guidelines must be implemented for guaranteeing the safe reuse of organic waste in agriculture. With that aim, this work was focused on the development of a decision support tool for a safe and sustainable management of cattle manure as fertiliser in pastureland, to control and limit metal accumulation in soil and to reduce(More)
Levels, origins and potential risks due to different air pollutants (ozone, SO2 and particle-borne metals) in NW Spain were investigated in eight locations affected by different emission sources. All monitored locations suffered the influence of traffic and industrial emissions, being this influence more important in urban locations. Although average values(More)
Carla Lopes, Luis T. Antelo, Amaya Franco-Uría*, Carlos Botana, Antonio A. Alonso Process Engineering Group, Marine Research Institute IIM-CSIC Eduardo Cabello, 6 36208 Vigo, Spain. Dept. of Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Santiago de Compostela, Campus Vida, 15705 Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Environment Division-Vigo Port(More)
Fish discards and by-catch issues are highly topical subjects that are permanently under a social focus. Two main approaches are being considered to address this discard problem: reducing the by-catch and increasing by-catch utilization. Interest in increased by-catch valorization may arise from a greater demand for fish products, such as the development of(More)
Depurated effluents can be employed as reclaimed water for irrigation in regions with low precipitations, while nutrients-rich biosolids are usually applied as fertilizer for agricultural purposes. However, both practices may result in the accumulation of micropollutants in the soil compartment, the contamination of groundwater, and/or their biotransfer to(More)