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2021
2027

ALERT-PFAS

Transnational strategy to detect and prevent PFAS pollution

Resumen

Climate change increases hot and dry conditions that boost the increase and intensity of fires in the SUDOE area. The 2022 fires in rural interior areas particularly affected natural parks and protected areas. Being more aggressive fires, the use of fire foams containing flame retardants has increased. These foams contain PFAS (perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances), highly persistent, mobile and harmful “eternal compounds” for the environment and health. The degradation of PFAS in soil and water integrates these compounds into the water cycle, causing fluorinated gases that are emitted into the atmosphere, contributing to global warming and climate change. Also, the degradation of gases in the atmosphere causes pollution of water and soil through acid rain, constituting a cycle of environmental pollution. The main objective of ALERT-PFAS is to design and implement a transnational strategy to detect and prevent PFAS pollution in SUDOE natural spaces, as well as to mitigate its effects on ecosystem biodiversity and climate change. The project offers an innovative solution to detect and monitor PFAS in real time and prevent them from forming part of the water cycle, polluting air, soil and water. Pilot actions will be developed in natural parks or protected areas in Portugal, Spain and France, affected by recent fires. Alert-PFAS also aims to train and sensitise all actors in the value chain, including the population. The partnership consists of 10 beneficiaries and 12 associates from the 3 SUDOE countries, who will contribute with their complementary competences. Alert-PFAS will apply innovative technologies such as optical sensors, adsorption and degradation processes, polymeric materials, nanotechnology and AI. The solution, transferable to all SUDOE regions, is aimed at public authorities, natural park managers, water managers, firefighting organisations, civil protection, among others.

Descripción

Climate change increases hot and dry conditions that boost the increase and intensity of fires in the SUDOE area. The 2022 fires in rural interior areas particularly affected natural parks and protected areas. Being more aggressive fires, the use of fire foams containing flame retardants has increased. These foams contain PFAS (perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances), highly persistent, mobile and harmful “eternal compounds” for the environment and health. The degradation of PFAS in soil and water integrates these compounds into the water cycle, causing fluorinated gases that are emitted into the atmosphere, contributing to global warming and climate change. Also, the degradation of gases in the atmosphere causes pollution of water and soil through acid rain, constituting a cycle of environmental pollution. The main objective of ALERT-PFAS is to design and implement a transnational strategy to detect and prevent PFAS pollution in SUDOE natural spaces, as well as to mitigate its effects on ecosystem biodiversity and climate change. The project offers an innovative solution to detect and monitor PFAS in real time and prevent them from forming part of the water cycle, polluting air, soil and water. Pilot actions will be developed in natural parks or protected areas in Portugal, Spain and France, affected by recent fires. Alert-PFAS also aims to train and sensitise all actors in the value chain, including the population. The partnership consists of 10 beneficiaries and 12 associates from the 3 SUDOE countries, who will contribute with their complementary competences. Alert-PFAS will apply innovative technologies such as optical sensors, adsorption and degradation processes, polymeric materials, nanotechnology and AI. The solution, transferable to all SUDOE regions, is aimed at public authorities, natural park managers, water managers, firefighting organisations, civil protection, among others.

Periodo de programación:2021-2027
Fecha de inicio:01/01/2024
Fecha fin:31/12/2026
Estado: On going
Convocatoria: 1st call
Prioridad:1 - Preserving Sudoe's natural capital and adapting to climate change
Objetivo específico:SO 2.4 (...) Climate Change Adaptation / Risk Prevention
Coste subvencionable: 1.845.945,00 euros
Ayuda FEDER: 1.384.458,75 euros

Beneficiarios

Principal Beneficiary: Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Departamento de Química

Nombre del beneficiario: Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Departamento de Química

Región: Portugal,Área Metropolitana de Lisboa,Lisboa

Persona de contacto: João Miguel Mendes de Araújo

Email: [email protected]

This beneficiary does not have a website

2 - Instituto de Telecomunicacoes

Nombre del beneficiario: Instituto de Telecomunicacoes

Región: Portugal,Centro,Aveiro

Persona de contacto: José Carlos Esteves Duarte Pedro

Email: [email protected]

This beneficiary does not have a website

3 - Fundación Empresa Universidad Gallega

Nombre del beneficiario: Fundación Empresa Universidad Gallega

Región: España,Galicia,Santiago de Compostela

Persona de contacto: Nuria Rodríguez Aubó

Email: [email protected]

This beneficiary does not have a website

4 - Principado de Asturias, Consejeria de Administración autonómica,medio ambiente y cambio climático, Dirección general del Agua

Nombre del beneficiario: Principado de Asturias, Consejeria de Administración autonómica,medio ambiente y cambio climático, Dirección general del Agua

Región: España,Principado de Asturias,oviedo

Persona de contacto: Vanesa Mateo Pérez

Email: [email protected]

This beneficiary does not have a website

5 - CETaqua, Centro Tecnológico del agua

Nombre del beneficiario: CETaqua, Centro Tecnológico del agua

Región: España,Cataluña,Cornellà de Llobregat

Persona de contacto: Mónica Alsina

Email: [email protected]

This beneficiary does not have a website

6 - Université Clermont Auvergne, Fédération des Recherches en Environnement

Nombre del beneficiario: Université Clermont Auvergne, Fédération des Recherches en Environnement

Región: France,Auvergne (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes),Clermont-Ferrand

Persona de contacto: Gilles MAILHOT

Email: [email protected]

This beneficiary does not have a website

7 - Universidade de Vigo, Facultade de Química, Departamento de Física Aplicada

Nombre del beneficiario: Universidade de Vigo, Facultade de Química, Departamento de Física Aplicada

Región: España,Galicia,Vigo

Persona de contacto: Sabela González Panizo

Email: [email protected]

This beneficiary does not have a website

8 - Fundación General de la Universidad de Burgos, Área de Proyectos

Nombre del beneficiario: Fundación General de la Universidad de Burgos, Área de Proyectos

Región: España,Castilla y León,BURGOS

Persona de contacto: Jorge Izquierdo Zubiate

Email: [email protected]

This beneficiary does not have a website

9 - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - Délégation Occitanie Est, UMR5635 - Institut Européen des Membranes

Nombre del beneficiario: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - Délégation Occitanie Est, UMR5635 - Institut Européen des Membranes

Región: France,Languedoc-Roussillon (Occitanie),Montpellier

Persona de contacto: Mona SEMSARILAR

Email: [email protected]

This beneficiary does not have a website

10 - Service départemental d'incendie et de secours 34

Nombre del beneficiario: Service départemental d'incendie et de secours 34

Región: France,Languedoc-Roussillon (Occitanie),vailhauques

Persona de contacto: Raphael Thillaye du Boullay

Email: [email protected]

This beneficiary does not have a website