Synthesis, characterization and application of copper nanoadsorbent for removal of heavy metals in industrial effluents

  • Churampi Arellano, Meryelem Tania (PI)
  • Avalo Cortez, Orfelinda (ECoI)
  • Checca Huaman, Noemi Raquel (ECoI)
  • Cortez Caillahua, Mariella (ECoI)
  • Nolasco León, Felipe Carlos (ECoI)

Project: Research

Project Details


Given the current situation regarding heavy metal contamination in groundwater and surface water, generated mainly by mining activities, it represents an important matter in the field of public health and the environment. In recent months we have heard and read about the mining conflicts with the towns due to environmental pollution. According to the report of the Ombudsman (2021) there are 183 social conflicts, of that number, 115 are socio-environmental and of them 73 are miners, as indicated, there is a fear that negative impacts will be generated to the environment and as a consequence affect agricultural activities due to the contamination of rivers. The removal of heavy metals from industrial effluents with copper nanoadsorbents will help remove these metals from effluents before being discharged into rivers, protecting our environment.
Effective start/end date1/04/221/03/23

Collaborative partners

  • Lima University (lead)
  • Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería
  • Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas
  • Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina
  • Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola


  • Universidad de Lima: PEN35,530.00


  • copper nanoadsorbent
  • industrial effluents
  • heavy metals

Research areas and lines

  • Water, soil and air

Kind of research

  • Applied


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