Erasmus Internship for MSC students

Engineering and/or Technology, Natural Sciences
Spain
Madrid
Period: 
1 Jan, 2021 to 31 Dec, 2021
Deadline: 
31 Aug, 2020

General information

Duration: 
8 months
Commitment: 
Full-time
Description: 

The extraction of the archaeological pieces from the marine environment can mean an increase in its deterioration, being, one of the current trends, the in situ conservation of them. Once the object is submerged in water, traditionally three types of deterioration are defined: chemical (precipitation of salts); physical (erosion); biological (colonization of microorganisms). To these three processes of deterioration we should add the presence of micro-plastics. The main problem caused by the toxicity of plastics is due to the toxicity of the additives added to them, so that if the plastic is not degradable, its toxicity remains in seawater for hundreds of years. It is therefore of great interest to determine the presence of plastics, micro-plastics and their additives, in seawater. Raman spectroscopy is a technique that allows the identification and characterization of mineralogical compounds in aqueous media. The aim of this work is to study the identification of plastics, micro-plastics and their additives in seawater by means of spectroscopic techniques.

Compensation: 
No financial compensation
Years of Experience required: 
No

Keywords

raman spectroscopy  materials  cultural heritage  
Requirements
Languages: 
English: Proficient User C1
Spanish: Basic User A1
Level of Studies: 
Master