Dra. Samira Nahim

Telephone: +34950387800 Ext.803

ORCID: 0000-0002-8354-9685

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, IPS-AOP award and Water in Agriculture, Irrigation and Agri-food sector award-UAL). 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 17 publications in indexed international journals, 5 technical publications, 1 book chapter and 1 patent. She has been involved in 9 International and 7 National R&D Projects and has more than 50 contributions to different International Congress and Symposiums. Scopus h-index: 13.


  1. S. 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.).

  2. Luigi Rizzo, Teresa Agovino, S. 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.).

  3. A.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.).

  4. Y. 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.).

  5. S. 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.).

  6. L.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.).

  7. S.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. ).

  8. S.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.).

  9. S. 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.).

  10. Marano and Fernandes et. al including S.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.).

  11. S. Nahim-Granados, A. B. Martínez-Piernas, G. Rivas-Ibáñez, P. Plaza-Bolaños, I. Oller, S. Malato, M. I. Polo-López. Solar processes and ozonation for fresh-cut wastewater reclamation and reuse: Assessment of chemical, microbiological and chlorosis risks of raw-eaten crops. Water Research, 203, 117532, 2021. JCR 2020: IF=11.236 (3/53 Environ. Eng.).

  12. G. Maniakova, I. Salmerón, S. Nahim-Granados, S. Malato, I. Oller, L. Rizzo, M.I. Polo-López. Sunlight advanced oxidation processes vs ozonation for wastewater disinfection and safe reclamation. Science of The Total Environment, 787, 147531, 2021. JCR 2020: IF= 7.963 (25/274 Environ. Sci.).

  13. I. Berruti, S. Nahim-Granados, M.J. Abeledo-Lameiro, I. Oller, M.I. Polo-López. UV-C peroxymonosulfate activation for wastewater regeneration: Simultaneous inactivation of pathogens and degradation of contaminants of emerging concern. Molecules, 26, 4890, 2021. JCR 2020: IF= 4.412 (63/178 Chem. Multidiscip.).

  14. Berruti, S. Nahim-Granados, M.J. Abeledo-Lameiro, I. Oller, M.I. Polo-López. Recent advances in solar photochemical processes for water and wastewater disinfection. Chemical Engineering Journal Advances, 10, 100248, 2022. JCR 2022: No IF.