Research for the elimination of pesticides from water through advanced oxidation techniques with the use of OPS.

H2OPS research project consists of applying zero valence iron nanoparticles encapsulated in a carbon matrix (also called OPS), obtained from a residue from the manufacture of olive oil (vegetable water) for water treatment. Specifically, the eliminatory capacity of the OPS in terms of Imidacloprid has been verified.

Imidacloprid is a neonicotinoid, which is a type of neuroactive insecticide engineered from nicotine. It is a substance with systemic insecticidal activity, so it can be applied both foliar and root via irrigation water.

The research team of the project is made up of personnel from the Plataforma Solar de Almería (CIEMAT-PSA) together with the collaboration of SMALLOPS.

Period: 2021 – 2022