Electrokinetics Across Disciplines and Continents

New Strategies for Sustainable Development

  • Alexandra B. Ribeiro
  • Eduardo P. Mateus
  • Nazaré Couto

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction and Overview of the Process

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Henrik K. Hansen, Lisbeth M. Ottosen, Alexandra B. Ribeiro
      Pages 3-18
    3. Vikas Gingine, Rafaela Cardoso
      Pages 19-42
    4. Reena A. Shrestha, Angela P. Zhang, Eduardo P. Mateus, Alexandra B. Ribeiro, Sibel Pamukcu
      Pages 43-56
    5. Sylwin Pawlowski, João Crespo, Svetlozar Velizarov
      Pages 57-80
    6. Svetlana Lyubchik, Elena Lygina, Andriy Lyubchyk, Sergiy Lyubchik, José M. Loureiro, Isabel M. Fonseca et al.
      Pages 81-109
  3. Remediation of Contaminants and Recovery of Secondary Resources with Socio-Economical Value

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Nazaré Couto, Margarida Ribau Teixeira, Paula R. Guedes, Eduardo P. Mateus, Alexandra B. Ribeiro
      Pages 113-128
    3. Paula R. Guedes, Nazaré Couto, Eduardo P. Mateus, Alexandra B. Ribeiro
      Pages 129-141
    4. Henrik K. Hansen, Adrián Rojo, Claudia Gutiérrez, Pernille E. Jensen, Lisbeth M. Ottosen
      Pages 143-159
    5. Alejandro Serna González, Lucas Blandón Naranjo, Jorge Andrés Hoyos, Mario Víctor Vázquez
      Pages 161-171
    6. Luís M. Nunes, Helena I. Gomes, Margarida Ribau Teixeira, Celia Dias-Ferreira, Alexandra B. Ribeiro
      Pages 173-202
  4. Conservation of Cultural Heritage and Use in Construction Material

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Lisbeth M. Ottosen, Henrik K. Hansen
      Pages 205-224
    3. Cátia C. Magro, Paula R. Guedes, Gunvor M. Kirkelund, Pernille E. Jensen, Lisbeth M. Ottosen, Alexandra B. Ribeiro
      Pages 225-247
  5. Modeling of the Electrokinetic Process

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. Juan Manuel Paz-García, María Villén-Guzmán, Ana García-Rubio, Stephen Hall, Matti Ristinmaa, César Gómez-Lahoz
      Pages 251-278
    3. Helena I. Gomes, José M. Rodríguez-Maroto, Alexandra B. Ribeiro, Sibel Pamukcu, Celia Dias-Ferreira
      Pages 279-294
    4. Ana García-Rubio, María Villén-Guzmán, Francisco García-Herruzo, José M. Rodríguez-Maroto, Carlos Vereda-Alonso, César Gómez-Lahoz et al.
      Pages 295-310

About this book


The socio-economic activities due to world development are promoting increasing pressures on land, creating competition and conflicts, resulting in suboptimal use of resources. There is a need to find new strategies for sustainable development that link social and economic progress with environmental protection and enhancement. Electrokinetic transport processes (EK) uses a low-level direct current as a “cleaning agent”. EK has been applied to the remediation of polluted soils and other contaminated matrices. It also shows a great potential to be used in different fields, as in saline soil restoration, nutrients recovery from wastes or repair and maintenance of building structures. EK introduces a new integrated approach aiming at sustainable development and to support waste strategies with worldwide interest. EK can also be coupled with phytoremediation and integrated with nanotechnology, enlarging the scope of its application. The use of  EK in the recovery of secondary resources, remediation, and conservation, is a multidisciplinary and novel approach.  EK opens up new technical possibilities for waste minimization, through upgrading of particulate waste products, and the recovery of secondary resources for industrial, agricultural or social use.


Electrokinetics Waste matrices inorganic and organic remediation nanotechnologies nutrient recovery phytotechnologies

Editors and affiliations

  • Alexandra B. Ribeiro
    • 1
  • Eduardo P. Mateus
    • 2
  • Nazaré Couto
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculdade de Ciencias e TecnologiaUniversidade Nova de LisboaCaparicaPortugal
  2. 2.Faculdade de Ciências e TecnologiaUniversidade Nova de LisboaCaparicaPortugal
  3. 3.Faculdade de Ciências e TecnologiaUniversidade Nova de LisboaCaparicaPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-20179-5
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-20178-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-20179-5
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