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PLA2MA: PLAsma and PLAsmon for Monitoring and Abatement of Emerging Contami...

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The University of Glasgow would like to invite you to a two-day meeting around the theme of monitoring and remediation of emerging contaminants in wastewater systems, with a particular focus on hospital wastewater. We will run this meeting as a sandpit for the development of novel European (and beyond) Research Partnership. Space will be limited to 25 academics and 10 industrial partners and small travel grants (up to £250) will be available towards travel costs for our Academic guests.

At this stage we would like to gauge your interest in participating in the meeting and gathering information on how the meeting will be conducted.

The meeting is sponsored by the Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering's PEER programme (http://www.researchscotland.ac.uk/funding.php)

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An urgent requirement for an efficient and economical method for removing residual toxicity in waste and drinking water is emerging as global water usage intensifies and climate change limits water resources. In the last few decades, concerns have been raised over the ubiquity of new biologically active compounds in waterways and the marine environment. These xenobiotic compounds such as prescription (pharmaceutical) and recreational drugs and personal care products arrive in the aquatic environment via the effluent of wastewater treatment plants. The concentrations of xenobiotics in various environmental compartments (water, sediment, plants and animals) are ever increasing and their ecological effects are not yet fully characterised. For these reasons, they have been labelled “emerging contaminants”. Particularly, patients in hospital have a high burden of medicines and these prescriptions may be more potent than pharmaceuticals from primary care e.g. some of the most potent antibiotics and chemotherapy are used for the sickest patients in hospital.Hospital waste is therefore a potential high source of emerging contaminants. We are proposing to explore 1) novel approaches to the detection and tracking of emerging contaminants in natural and engineered environment, including plasmonic biosensors and exhaustive analytical methods, and 2) innovative remediation approaches such as concentrations triggered cold plasma treatment.

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Dr Caroline Gauchotte-Lindsay (caroline.gauchotte-lindsay@glasgow.ac.uk)

Dr Nathalie Lidgi-Guigui (nathalie.lidgi-guigui@univ-paris13.fr)

Dr Samia Cunningham (Samia.Cunningham@glasgow.ac.uk)

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