Dr.ª Samira Nahim

Telephone: +34950387800 Ext.803

Water Solar Treatment Unit
Plataforma Solar de Almería
Carretera de Senés, km 4
Tabernas, E-04200 Almería

Research interest

Dra. Samira Nahim scientific career is focused in the application of advanced oxidation and photocatalytic processes for the simultaneous disinfection and decontamination of industrial/urban wastewater and the assessment of their subsequent reuse for vegetables irrigation studying the translocation of the microbiological and chemical pollutants to the irrigated crops.

Track record

Multidisciplinary education: Degree in Chemistry, Master in Advanced Chemistry (extraordinary award and RSEQ award), Master in Quality Management and Safety in the Agro-food sector and PhD in Biotechnology and Industrial Bioprocesses Applied to Agrifood and Environment (extraordinary award and IPS-AOP award). Her professional activity began in 2015 in the field of Green Chemistry. After that, her research activity in the University of Almería-Plataforma Solar of Almería is focused in the treatment and reuse of wastewater. Samira Nahim is author of 13 publications in indexed international journals, 2 technical publications, 1 book chapter and 1 patent. She has been involved in 7 International and 3 National R&D Projects and has more than 30 contributions to different International Congress and Symposiums. Scopus h-index: 9.


  1. Scalambra, M. Serrano-Ruiz, S. Nahim-Granados, A. Romerosa. Ruthenium Complexes Containing 2,2′-Bipyridine and 1,3,5-Triaza-7-phosphaadamantane. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry. 10, 1528-1540, 2016. IF: 2.444 (15/45 Chem. Inorg. and Nuclear Sci.).
  2. I. Polo-López, M. Castro-Alférez, S. Nahim-Granados, S. Malato, P. Fernández-Ibáñez. Legionella jordanis inactivation in water by solar driven processes: EMA-qPCR versus culture-based analyses for new mechanistic insights. Catalysis Today, 287, 15–21, 2017. JCR 2017: IF=4.667 (15/137 Eng. Env.).
  3. Nahim-Granados, M.I. Polo López, J. A. Sánchez Pérez. Effective solar processes in fresh-cut wastewater disinfection: inactivation of pathogenic E. coli O157:H7 and Salmonella enteritidis. Catalysis Today, 313, 79-85, 2018. JCR 2018: IF=4.888 (17/138 Chem. Eng.).
  4. Luigi Rizzo, Teresa Agovino, Nahim-Granados, M. Castro-Alferez, P. Fernandez-Ibañez, M.I. Polo-Lopez. Tertiary treatment of urban wastewater by solar and UV-C driven advanced oxidation with peracetic acid: Effect on contaminants of emerging concern and antibiotic resistance. Water Research,149, 272-281, 2019. JCR 2018: IF=7.051 (3/53 Environ. Eng.).
  5. B. Martínez-Piernas, S. Nahim-Granados, M.I. Polo-Lopez, P. Fernández-Ibáñez, S. Murgolo, G. Mascolo, A. Agüera. Identification of transformation products of carbamazepine in lettuce crops irrigated with Ultraviolet-C treated water. Environmental Pollution, 247, 1009-1019, 2019. JCR 2018: IF=5.714 (9/151 Environ. Chem.).
  6. Aguas, M. Hincapie, A.B. Martínez-Piernas, A. Agüera, P. Fernández-Ibáñez, S. Nahim-Granados, M.I. Polo-López. Reclamation of Real Urban Wastewater Using Solar Advanced Oxidation Processes: An Assessment of Microbial Pathogens and 74 Organic Microcontaminants Uptake in Lettuce and Radish. Environmental Science & Technology, 53, 9705-9714, 2019. JCR 2018: IF=7.149 (6/53 Environ. Eng.).
  7. Nahim-Granados, I. Oller, S. Malato, J.A. Sánchez Pérez, M.I. Polo-Lopez. Commercial fertilizer as effective iron chelate (Fe3+-EDDHA) for wastewater disinfection under natural sunlight for reusing in irrigation. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 253, 286–292, 2019. JCR 2018: IF=14.229 (1/53 Environ. Eng.).
  8. C.Ferreira, M. Castro-Alférez, S. Nahim-Granados, M. I. Polo-López, M. S. Lucas, G .Li Puma, P. Fernández-Ibáñez. Inactivation of water pathogens with solar photo-activated persulfate oxidation. Chemical Engineering Journal, 381, 122275, 2020. JCR 2020: IF=9.13 (2/53 Environ. Eng.).
  9. Nahim-Granados, G.Rivas-Ibáñez, J.A.Sánchez-Pérez, I.Oller, S.Malato, M.I.Polo-López. Fresh-cut wastewater disinfection and decontamination by ozonation at pilot scale. Water Research, 170, 115304, 2020. JCR 2020: IF=9.13 (3/53 Environ. Eng. ).
  10. G. Michael, I. Michael-Kordatou, S. Nahim-Granados, M.I. Polo-López, J. Rocha, A.B. Martínez-Piernas, P.Fernández-Ibáñez, A.Agüera, C.M.Manaia, D.Fatta- Kassinos. Investigating the impact of UV-C/H2O2 and sunlight/H2O2 on the removal of antibiotics, antibiotic resistance determinants and toxicity present in urban wastewater. Chemical Engineering Journal, 388,124383,2020. JCR 2020: IF=9.13 (2/53 Environ. Eng.).
  11. Nahim-Granados, G. Rivas-Ibáñez, J.A. Sánchez-Pérez, I. Oller, S. Malato, M.I. Polo-López. Fresh-cut wastewater reclamation: techno-economical assessment of solar driven processes at pilot plant scale. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 278, 119334, 2020. JCR 2020: IF=16.68 (1/53 Environ. Eng.).
  12. Marano and Fernandes et. al including Nahim-Granados (84/56). A global multinational survey of cefotaxime-resistant coliforms in urban wastewater treatment plants. Environmental International, 144, 106035, 2020. JCR 2020: IF=7.943 (10/352 Environ. Sci.).