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EnQA

Research Group

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Environmental Chemical Engineering

Area: Environment
Coordinator: Alberto de Vega Martín
Members

Research lines of the group:

  • Cleansing of urban and industrial waste water: waste water, cleansing, sustainability, anaerobic digestion, artificial wetlands.
  • Management and harnessing of organic waste: waste, composting, biogas, selective collection.
  • Chemical fractioning, harnessing of lignocellulosic materials, identification and separation of bioactive compounds (pasting, fractioning, lignocellulose, cellulose, lignin, dissolving pastes, organosolvents).

EnQA has lengthy experience in anaerobic digestion applied to very diverse effluents from both the industrial and agroindustrial sectors (fish canning, dairy produce, meat processing, cellulose and wood, grape-growing and wine production) and also urban waste water, as well as in cleansing and post-treatment through artificial wetlands (phytodepuration). The combination of anaerobic treatment and wetlands constitutes a research line in which the group is an international pioneer.

Another of the research lines focuses on composting organic waste with the aim of recovering and recycling of its nutrient elements, with preferential application on a small scale with both household waste and waste from farming and agroforestry activities.

The third research line applies biorefinery processes to forestry waste and biomass with the aim of obtaining raw materials suitable for replacing the non-renewable oil derivatives, such as liquid biofuels, extracts and biomolecules of interest.

Over and above the projects in public calls for proposals within Galicia, Spain and Europe, the group has a practical and applied profile through research projects, development and innovation in collaboration with companies in a variety of sectors.

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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Alberto de Vega Martín
88101 2034
Titular de universidad
Área Ingeniería Química - Departamento Química Física e Ingeniería Química 1

Licenciado en Química y doctor en Ingeniería Química por la Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

Staff

Óscar Arias Vázquez
PhD Student
88101 5591
PhD Student 88101 5591
Ignacio Ligero Martínez-Risco
PhD Student
88101 5591
PhD Student 88101 5591
Pablo Ligero Martínez-Risco ORCID iD PDI 88101 5591
Javier Orosa Rodríguez
Estudiante TFG
88101 5591
Estudiante TFG 88101 5591
Isabel Ruiz Bolaños ORCID iD PDI 88101 2038
Manuel Soto Castiñeira ORCID iD PDI 88101 2033
Marta Sánchez Núñez
Contratado/a proyecto
88101 5591
Contratado/a proyecto 88101 5591
Verónica Torrijos Pérez
Contratado/a proyecto
88101 5526
Contratado/a proyecto 88101 5526