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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

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

Staff

Kübra Arslan
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Noelia Bermúdez Penabad
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María Sonia Bouza Fernández
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Ánxela Fernández Naveira
Investigador/a
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María Fernández Romasanta
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Ruth Iglesias Iglesias
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Investigador/a
Christian Kennes
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Borja Lagoa Costa
Investigador/a
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Fernanda Miguélez Pose
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Haris Nalakath Abubackar
Investigador/a
Investigador/a
Ana Portela Grandío
Investigador/a
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José Ramón Pérez Prado
Investigador/a
Investigador/a
Blanca Sánchez Fernández
Investigador/a
Investigador/a
Luis Ricardo Sánchez Fernández
Investigador/a
Investigador/a
Mª Mercedes del Coro Fernández Feal
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