The global presence of steroid hormones in water (even after traditional treatment methods) is causing harmful effects on humans, animals, and the environment. The combined use of membrane technology and photodegradation in a single process can produce large amounts of water free of steroid hormones using solar light as an energy source.
Camila graduated in Chemical Engineering from the University of Caxias do Sul (UCS – Brazil). She has a Master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering (PPGMAT-UCS), in which she synthesized green nanoparticles for wastewater decontamination. She is currently doing her Doctoral degree in Materials Science at UCS, developing green polymeric membranes for emergent contaminants removal from water. With CAPES-Brazil and DAAD-Germany scholarships, she did an internship period of one year of research at the Institute for Advanced Membrane Technology (IAMT) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology – KIT, Germany. The project focused on the degradation of steroid hormones from water using membranes and solar light. Her interests are in water treatment using eco-friendly technologies. Besides that, she wants to do science that can contribute to a better life quality without damaging the environment. Camila is an ambitious dreamer that wants to make a difference in society.