300,000 funding for the coordinated project waterPRINT
The waterPRINT research project "Comprehensive characterization of organic matter and biomarkers in the water cycle: An integrated study using environmental proteomics and small molecule-high resolution mass spectrometry", led by ICRA Water Quality researchers María José Farré and Mira Petrovic, has received 300,000 euros of funding in the latest call for "RDI Projects", Research Challenges modality, granted by the State Research Agency (AEI) of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.
waterPRINT consists of the subprojects waterDOM (ICRA) and waterPROT (CSIC), the latter led by Damià Barceló and Montse Carrascal. The waterDOM project has additionally received funding for a pre-doctoral contract.
The ICRA's work within the waterDOM project aims at providing rigorous analytical methods and tools for the holistic characterization of water samples based on high-resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS) fingerprinting of the dissolved organic matter (DOM). The fraction investigated includes natural organic matter (NOM), synthetic organic compounds, transformation products such as disinfection byproducts (DBPs) and soluble microbial products derived during biological processes of wastewater treatment that has been previously extracted by solid-phase extraction. WaterDOM will validate the mass spectrometric approaches in the context of two studies to answer research questions related to global change and its effects on drinking and wastewater quality and treatment
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