As a researcher I have interest in the study of drinking water treatment: water chemistry, water treatment works optimization, new technologies to implement in this sector and modeling.
Each type of water is different in terms of its composition, the interactions between catchment, climate, anthropic influence and seasonality fluctuations determine the treatment implemented at the different facilities around Planet. As we can say...Every water is a world! Water management was implemented by Romans, which were the greatest architects and constructors of water distribution networks in history. But in terms of drinking water, the first supply appeared in Scotland (19th century). As you can see, drinking water production is recent, we are in a contemporary and versatile world with lots of opportunities and where we can contribute with some innovative ideas.
On a more detailed level, I am focused on the study of Natural Organic Matter effects along the water treatment process. Nowadays, tap water requirements are becoming more restrictive, due to the emerging pollutants, disinfection by-products and other toxic substances. The importance of our investigation is directly reflected to sanitary improvements. At our research group, we work within multidisciplinary projects, this gives me skills to develop some analytical procedures at the laboratory, to work with different types of equipment, to build pilot plant setups, to learn unit operations performance and to figure out how to apply artificial intelligence (AI) techniques as a tool to control and supervise drinking water treatment management.
So, if someone is interested to discover this challenging, but at the same time fascinating field, feel free to contact me!! I am as well open to fresh ideas and for any scientific proposal you want to tell me.
- Environmental scientist
- MSc in water science and technology (best student award)
- MSc in secondary teaching, vocational training and language centers
- Transfer and innovation grant at the laboratory of chemical and environmental engineering (LEQUIA)
- Currently, PhD candidate at the laboratory of chemical and environmental engineering (LEQUIA)