Departamento de Ingeniería Química

Tomsk and Murcia researchers work together to study photodecomposition of pollution

          Scientific cooperation between Tomsk (Russia) and Murcia (Spain) Universities has been started in 2011. In October 2015, Prof. Olga Тсhaikovskaya, dean of the Physics Faculty, Dr. Natalia Bryantceva, and Vlada Kraukhina, a student of Physics Faculty, and the scientists of Chemical Engineering Department are focusing on the phototransformation of complex textile and pharmacy molecules. All this time Tomsk researchers have been collaborated with the research group of  Professor José Luis Gómez Carrasco in some aspects related to the photodegradation of substituted coumarins, using oxidation processes based on the AOPs/UV treatment. Effluents contain high levels of environmental contaminants, strong color, suspended solids, surfactants and some heavy metals. In the order to establish the best operational conditions for the continuous photoreactor, discontinuous photodegradation studies will carry out for coumarins with excilamps in water.

          Additionally, during the stay Tomsk researchers have the opportunity to know the University of Murcia as the first step to future exchanging of student and to create joint educational master program between both research groups.


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Photo 1.- Dr. Briantceva and student Vlada Kraiukhina with profesor Gómez Carrasco and a group of students of the Chemical Engineering Degree in the pilot plant of the Chemical Engineering Department.


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Photo 2.- Dr. Briantceva and student Vlada Kraiukhina with profesor Gómez Carrasco in the research laboratory of the Chemical Engineering Department.


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Photo 3.- Dr. Briantceva and student Vlada with profesor Gómez Carrasco and Dr. María Gómez in front of the Chemistry Faculty of the University of Murcia.