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BIOENGIN

Research Group

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Environmental Bioengineering and Quality Assurance

Area: Environment
Coordinator: M.ª del Carmen Veiga Barbazán
Members

The Environmental Bioengineering and Quality Assurance Group (G 000293) at Corunna University is made up of 3 teachers (2 professors, 1 lecturer), 1 part-time laboratory technician and a variable number of visiting lecturers, post-doctoral researchers, doctoral candidates and other kinds of researchers in training, from the university itself or from other Spanish and foreign centres.

 

Research lines and scientific production

The group’s scientific output, in the last ten years, is 102 publications, mainly in the form of articles in international scientific journals but also in the form of books and book chapters. The group has taken part in several projects at regional and national level, as well as in international projects funded in collaboration with other centres in Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. During this same period, the group’s members have carried out research studies and provided advice for companies and presented 89 communications at international conferences, several of which have been invited talks at plenary sessions. The group has been honoured on several occasions as a Competitive Reference Group by the Galician Regional Government.

The group’s activities currently focus on several research lines related mainly with Environmental Engineering through bioprocesses, summarized below:

  1. Treatment of waste and waste water
    • Cleansing, management and recovery of resources from waste water
    • Biological processes for the elimination of nitrogen from water
    • Management, treatment and valorization of solid waste (anaerobic digestion)

  2. Treatment of gaseous effluents
    • Elimination of odours, volatile organic and inorganic compounds (VOCs, VICs) in bioreactors
    • Development of new bioreactors and innovative technologies
    • Elimination of odours, VOCs and VICs through physical and chemical processes (mainly photoreactors, absorption, adsorption)
    • Development of hybrid systems
    • Elimination of greenhouse gases: CH4, CO2, NOx
    • Treatment of biogas: studies of H2S and siloxane elimination

  3. Bioprocess engineering
    • Production of biopolymers (PHA) from industrial waste and waste water
    • Bioconversion of gases and pollutants into biofuels
    • Obtention of bioproducts through fermentation

Este grupo de investigación participa en el Programa Oficial de Doctorado en "Química Ambiental y Fundamental" y en el Programa Oficial de Doctorado en "Biotecnología Avanzada"

Members

Coordinator

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M.ª del Carmen Veiga Barbazán
88101 2037

Catedrática de Universidad
Área Ingeniería Química - Departamento Química Física e Ingeniería Química 1

Staff

Kübra Arslan
PhD Student
88101 2137
PhD Student 88101 2137
Büsra Bayar
PhD Student
88101 5564
PhD Student 88101 5564
Noelia Bermúdez Penabad
PhD Student
88101 5564
PhD Student 88101 5564
María Sonia Bouza Fernández PDI 88101 3322
Paola Escudero Rivera
PhD Student
88101 5564
PhD Student 88101 5564
Carla Fernández Blanco
Contratado/a proyecto
88101 5564
Contratado/a proyecto 88101 5564
María Fernández Romasanta
PhD Student
88101 5564
PhD Student 88101 5564
Ruth Iglesias Iglesias
PhD Student
88101 5564
PhD Student 88101 5564
Christian Kennes ORCID iD PDI 88101 2036
Borja Lagoa Costa
PhD Student
88101 5564
PhD Student 88101 5564
Fernanda Miguélez Pose PDI 88101 4207
Haris Nalakath Abubackar ORCID iD
Contratado/a postdoctoral
88101 2137
Contratado/a postdoctoral 88101 2137
Nuria Otero Logilde
Contratado/a predoctoral
88101 5564
Contratado/a predoctoral 88101 5564
Ana Portela Grandío
PhD Student
88101 5564
PhD Student 88101 5564
José Ramón Pérez Prado
Contratado/a proyecto
88101 5564
Contratado/a proyecto 88101 5564
Raúl Robles Iglesias
Contratado/a predoctoral
88101 5564
Contratado/a predoctoral 88101 5564
Laura Sánchez Fernández
Estudiante TFM
88101 5564
Estudiante TFM 88101 5564
Luis Ricardo Sánchez Fernández ORCID iD
Contratado/a proyecto
88101 5564
Contratado/a proyecto 88101 5564
Mª Mercedes del Coro Fernández Feal ORCID iD PDI 88101 3259