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Chemical Process Engineering

The doctoral programme in Chemical Process Engineering was established in 1986 within the framework of the UPC’s Department of Chemical Engineering. Over the last 30 years, the programme has produced some 160 doctoral graduates, most of whom have gone on to work in the business sector or at universities or research centres.

The programme’s prioritisation of industrial applicability translates into a focus on developing innovative techniques and methods. Doctoral theses completed within the framework of the programme are characterised by innovation and originality, technological impact, and applicability in industrial production and environmental protection. The two main fields covered are the design, improvement, simulation and optimisation of operations and processes, and analysis and reduction of risk and environmental impact (in relation to severe accidents, emissions, waste, etc.).

In 2004, the programme was recognised with a quality award given by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science (MCD2004-00410), which was renewed without interruption until 2010. From 2011 to 2013 (the year of the most recent call), the programme was recognised with a Pathway to Excellence award (MEE2011-0313). The approach and track record of the programme have made it very attractive to graduates of other Catalan universities (30% of students in the last five years) and from Spanish universities and institutions in the Americas (20% and 35% of students in the last five years, respectively). The programme was associated with the UPC master’s degree in Chemical Process Engineering and is now linked to the master’s degree in Chemical Engineering: Smart Chemical Factories, specialisation in Green Chemical Process Engineering.

Research carried out within the programme is currently supported by five research groups, all of which are very active at the international level. Four are recognised as consolidated research groups by the Government of Catalonia, and one as an emerging research group. Research is conducted within the framework of European projects, with funding from national and regional administrations, and projects carried out for companies.

The programme has done scientific, academic and professional work of great interest. The chemical industry plays a key role in the Spanish economy and in contemporary society, and the chemical business of production companies based in Catalonia currently accounts for 48% of the total for Spain and 50% of commercial activity in the sector (source: http://www.fedequim.es/).

The scientific and academic quality of the doctoral programme is evident in the scientific results achieved (publications, awards, etc.) since it was launched. The interest of employers is reflected in the hiring of graduates to fill positions of responsibility.

COORDINATOR

Planas Cuchi, Eulalia

CONTACT

Diagonal-Besòs Campus Management and Support Unit
Building A
Av. Eduard Maristany, 16
08019 Barcelona
(+34) 934 011 792
E-mail: doctorat.eebe@upc.edu

https://eebe.upc.edu/ca/estudis/estudis-de-doctorat/doctorat-en-enginyeria-de-processos-quimics/index

General information

Access profile

Given its specific characteristics, the doctoral programme in Chemical Engineering is open to bachelor’s degree holders with a scientific and technological background who have completed a master's degree in Chemical Engineering or one that is related to the scientific field of the programme and includes content on basic chemical engineering operations, chemical reactors, modelling of industrial and environmental processes, and waste treatment and management.

In addition to having suitable academic qualifications, it is considered important that applicants have certain personal characteristics – namely, an interest in the research projects carried out within the framework of the programme; critical thinking and analytical skills; initiative, perseverance and persistence in their academic work; the ability to work in a team; and the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Main entrance qualifications (in order of priority):
Pre-EHEA or bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering
Pre-EHEA degree in Industrial Engineering or bachelor's degree in Industrial Technology Engineering
Pre-EHEA or bachelor’s degree in Chemistry
Pre-EHEA or bachelor’s degree in Food Engineering

No bridging courses required:
Master's degree in Chemical Engineering, master's degree in Research on Chemical Process Engineering, master's degree in Industrial Engineering, specialisation in Chemistry.

With bridging courses:
Master's degree in Chemistry, master's degree in Biotechnology, master's degree in Food Engineering, other master's degrees in related fields.

Output profile

Doctoral candidates who complete a doctoral degree will have acquired the following competencies, which are needed to carry out quality research (Royal Decree 99/2011, of 28 January, which regulates official doctoral studies):

a) A systematic understanding of the field of study and a mastery of the research skills and methods related to the field.
b) An ability to conceive, design or create, put into practice and adopt a substantial process of research or creation.
c) An ability to contribute to pushing back the frontiers of knowledge through original research.
d) A capacity for critical analysis and an ability to assess and summarise new and complex ideas.
e) An ability to communicate with the academic and scientific community and with society in general as regards their fields of knowledge in the manner and languages that are typical of the international scientific community to which they belong.
f) An ability to foster scientific, technological, social, artistic and cultural progress in academic and professional contexts within a knowledge-based society.

The award of a doctoral degree must equip the graduate for work in a variety of settings, especially those requiring creativity and innovation. Doctoral graduates must have at least acquired the personal skills needed to:

a) Develop in contexts in which there is little specific information.
b) Find the key questions that must be answered to solve a complex problem.
c) Design, create, develop and undertake original, innovative projects in their field.
d) Work as part of a team and independently in an international or multidisciplinary context.
e) Integrate knowledge, deal with complexity and make judgements with limited information.
f) Offer criticism on and intellectually defend solutions.

Finally, with respect to competencies, doctoral students must:

a) have acquired advanced knowledge at the frontier of their discipline and demonstrated, in the context of internationally recognised scientific research, a deep, detailed and well-grounded understanding of theoretical and practical issues and scientific methodology in one or more research fields;
b) have made an original and significant contribution to scientific research in their field of expertise that has been recognised as such by the international scientific community;
c) have demonstrated that they are capable of designing a research project that serves as a framework for carrying out a critical analysis and assessment of imprecise situations, in which they are able to apply their contributions, expertise and working method to synthesise new and complex ideas that yield a deeper knowledge of the research context in which they work;
d) have developed sufficient autonomy to set up, manage and lead innovative research teams and projects and scientific collaborations (both national and international) within their subject area, in multidisciplinary contexts and, where appropriate, with a substantial element of knowledge transfer;
e) have demonstrated that they are able to carry out their research activity in a socially responsible manner and with scientific integrity;
f) have demonstrated, within their specific scientific context, that they are able to make cultural, social or technological advances and promote innovation in all areas within a knowledge-based society;
g) have demonstrated that they are able to participate in scientific discussions at the international level in their field of expertise and disseminate the results of their research activity to audiences of all kinds.

Students will gain experience in various fields of RDI related to chemical process engineering in a wide range of contexts.

This may include:

Experience in the field of food products: durability, traceability, optimisation, hygiene and food engineering. Design and construction of new equipment and facilities for food companies, etc.

• Ability to integrate and intensify processes, manage and recover waste and control pollution.

• Training in various fields related to risk and safety. Graduates will generally have received training in risk analysis in the process industry, environmental risk assessment, and fire events in forests and inside buildings.

• In the field of nanotechnology, they will have developed a range of skills, including the ability to design, develop, characterise and test new catalysts based on nano and microstructures (e.g. for the generation and purification of hydrogen) or the ability to develop photocatalysts and photocatalytic reactors to generate hydrogen from water and sunlight.

• They will be able to apply various separation technologies (e.g. to remove pollutants from water) or develop new sensors as analytical methods for monitoring physico-chemical parameters of interest in natural and industrial environments. They will be able to study and characterise waste from various sources to ensure appropriate treatment.

In any of the areas in which students complete theses, they are expected to develop the ability to conceive, design, implement and adapt a substantial process of research. The programme also aims to equip students to contribute to extending the frontiers of knowledge through original research. They will also be capable of critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas, and will develop the skills needed to present their ideas and the knowledge they have acquired in academic and professional contexts.

Number of places

10

Duration of studies and dedication regime

Duration
The maximum period of study for full-time doctoral studies is three years, counted from the date of admission to the programme to the date of submission of the doctoral thesis. The academic committee of the doctoral programme may authorise a doctoral candidate to pursue doctoral studies on a part-time basis. In this case, the maximum period of study is five years, counting from the date of admission to the programme to the date of submission of the doctoral thesis. For calculating these periods, the date of admission is considered to be the date of the first enrolment for tutorials, and the date of submission the moment in which the Doctoral School officially deposits the doctoral thesis.

For full-time doctoral candidates, the minimum period of study is two years, counted from the date of an applicant's admission to the programme until the date on which the doctoral thesis is deposited; for part-time doctoral candidates it is four years. When there are justified grounds for doing so, and the thesis supervisor and academic tutor have given their authorisation, doctoral candidates may request that the academic committee of their doctoral programme exempt them from the minimum period of study requirement.

The calculation of periods of study will not include periods of absence due to illness, pregnancy or any other reason provided for in the regulations in force. Students who find themselves in any of these circumstances must notify the academic committee of the doctoral programme, which, where appropriate, must inform the Doctoral School. Doctoral candidates may also temporarily withdraw from the programme for up to one year, and this period may be extended for an additional year. Doctoral candidates who wish to interrupt their studies must submit a justified request to the academic committee of the doctoral programme, which will decide whether or not to approve the request. Each programme will establish conditions for readmission to doctoral studies.

Extension
If full-time doctoral candidates have not applied to deposit their thesis by the end of the three-year period of study, the academic committee of the programme may authorise an extension of up to one year. In exceptional circumstances, a further one-year extension may be granted, subject to the conditions established by the corresponding doctoral programme. In the case of part-time doctoral candidates, an extension of two years may be authorised. In both cases, in exceptional circumstances a further one-year extension may be granted by the Doctoral School's Standing Committee, upon the submission of a reasoned application by the academic committee of the doctoral programme.

Dismissal from the doctoral programme
A doctoral candidate may be dismissed from a doctoral programme for the following reasons:

  • The doctoral candidate submitting a justified application to withdraw from the programme.
  • The maximum period of study and of extensions thereof ending.
  • The doctoral candidate not having enrolled every academic year (unless he or she has been authorised to temporarily withdraw).
  • The doctoral candidate failing two consecutive assessments.
  • The doctoral candidate having disciplinary proceedings filed against him or her that rule that he or she must be dismissed from the UPC.

Dismissal from the programme implies that doctoral candidates cannot continue studying at the UPC and the closing of their academic record. This notwithstanding, they may apply to the academic committee of the programme for readmission and the committee must reevaluate them in accordance with the criteria established in the regulations.

Organization

COORDINATOR:
ACADEMIC COMMISSION OF THE PROGRAM:
STRUCTURAL UNITS:
  • Department of Chemical Engineering (PROMOTORA)
SPECIFIC URL OF THE DOCTORAL PROGRAM:
https://eebe.upc.edu/ca/estudis/estudis-de-doctorat/doctorat-en-enginyeria-de-processos-quimics/index

CONTACT:

Diagonal-Besòs Campus Management and Support Unit
Building A
Av. Eduard Maristany, 16
08019 Barcelona
(+34) 934 011 792
E-mail: doctorat.eebe@upc.edu


Agreements with other institutions

Agreements:

China Scholarship Council (CSC) (China)
National University of Colombia (Colombia)
Amirkabir University of Technology (Iran)
University of Palermo (Italy)

Collaborations:

The Department of Chemical Engineering has an extensive network of contacts with renowned universities and research centres abroad. Collaborations involve co-supervision, exchanges of academic staff and doctoral students, reciprocal participation on thesis examination committees, and execution of joint research projects. Institutions we collaborate with include:

Amirkabir University of Technology (Iran)
University of Bremen (Germany)
Brookhaven National Laboratory (USA)
Carnegie Mellon University (USA)
Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium)
Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden)
Cornell University (USA)
Cranfield University (UK)
Delft University of Technology (Netherlands)
École des Mines d’Alès (IMT Mines Alès, France)
ETH Zurich (Switzerland)
Imperial College (UK)
Institute for Research on Catalysis and the Environment of Lyon (France)
Institute of Chemical Technology – TU Bergakademie Freiberg (Germany)
JRC Karlsruhe (Germany)
Polytechnic University of Turin (Italy)
Poznań University of Technology (Poland)
Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (Mexico)
National University of San Luis (Argentina)
University of Tarapacá (Chile)
National University of Litoral (Argentina)
NOVA University of Lisbon (UNL, Portugal)
University of Palermo (Italy)
University of Udine (Italy)
University of Calabria (Italy)
University of Bologna (Italy)
Sapienza University of Rome (Italy)
University of Barcelona (Spain)
Mohamed Boudiaf University of Science and Technology of Oran (USTOMB, Algeria)
Oran 1 University (Algeria)
University of Edinburgh (UK)
University of Helsinki (Finland)
University of Plymouth (UK)
University of Reading (UK)
Wageningen University & Research (Netherlands)

Access, admission and registration

Access profile

Given its specific characteristics, the doctoral programme in Chemical Engineering is open to bachelor’s degree holders with a scientific and technological background who have completed a master's degree in Chemical Engineering or one that is related to the scientific field of the programme and includes content on basic chemical engineering operations, chemical reactors, modelling of industrial and environmental processes, and waste treatment and management.

In addition to having suitable academic qualifications, it is considered important that applicants have certain personal characteristics – namely, an interest in the research projects carried out within the framework of the programme; critical thinking and analytical skills; initiative, perseverance and persistence in their academic work; the ability to work in a team; and the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Main entrance qualifications (in order of priority):
Pre-EHEA or bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering
Pre-EHEA degree in Industrial Engineering or bachelor's degree in Industrial Technology Engineering
Pre-EHEA or bachelor’s degree in Chemistry
Pre-EHEA or bachelor’s degree in Food Engineering

No bridging courses required:
Master's degree in Chemical Engineering, master's degree in Research on Chemical Process Engineering, master's degree in Industrial Engineering, specialisation in Chemistry.

With bridging courses:
Master's degree in Chemistry, master's degree in Biotechnology, master's degree in Food Engineering, other master's degrees in related fields.

Access requirements

Applicants must hold a Spanish bachelor’s degree or equivalent and a Spanish master’s degree or equivalent, provided they have completed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits on the two degrees (Royal Decree 43/2015, of 2 February)

In addition, the following may apply:

  • Holders of an official degree awarded by a university in Spain or any other country in the European Higher Education Area, pursuant to the provisions of Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007, of 29 October, which establishes official university course regulations, who have completed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits on official university degrees, of which at least 60 must be at the master's degree level.
  • Holders of an official Spanish bachelor’s degree comprising at least 300 credits, as provided for by EU regulations. Holder of degrees of this kind must complete bridging courses unless the curriculum of the bachelor’s degree in question included research training credits equivalent in value to those which would be earned on a master's degree.
  • Holders of an official university qualification who, having passed the entrance examination for specialised medical training, have completed at least two years of a training course leading to an official degree in a health-sciences specialisation.
  • Holders of a degree issued under a foreign education system. In these cases, homologation is not required, but the UPC must verify that the degree certifies a level of training equivalent to an official Spanish master's degree and qualifies the holder for admission to doctoral studies in the country where it was issued. Admission on this basis does not imply homologation of the foreign degree or its recognition for any purpose other than admission to doctoral studies.
  • Holders of a Spanish doctoral qualification issued under previous university regulations.
  • Note 1: Doctoral studies entrance regulations for holders of an undergraduate degree awarded before the introduction of the EHEA (CG 47/02 2014)

    Note 2: Governing Council Decision 64/2014, which approves the procedure and criteria for assessing the fulfilment of academic admission requirements for doctoral studies by holders of non-homologated foreign degrees (CG 25/03 2014)

Admission criteria and merits assessment

Weighting
1. Applicant’s curriculum vitae: Type of training and marks awarded, as well as research and professional experience (70%).
2. Personal contact through online or face-to-face interviews (15%).
3. English language skills (15%)


Admissions body
The programme has an academic committee that assesses student applications. Each month, the committee reviews applications submitted through the pre-enrolment application.

The doctoral programme has a specific form for doctoral students to indicate their scientific and technical interests. Based on this information, and taking into account the needs and capacity of research groups, the academic committee channels the applications accepted so that tutors and thesis supervisors can be assigned.

If the academic committee deems that additional training is required for an applicant to be admitted, it determines what bridging courses the student will be required to take to ensure that they have the necessary skills, knowledge and abilities (up to a maximum of 60 ECTS credits).

Training complements

The academic committee for the doctoral programme may require that students pass specific bridging courses. Additional training requirements will be determined based on each student's academic background. In such cases, the committee will keep track of the bridging courses completed and establish appropriate criteria to limit their duration.

Bridging courses may provide research or cross-disciplinary training, but in no case may doctoral students be required to enrol for 60 or more ECTS credits.


Students will complete any additional training within the framework of the master's degree in Chemical Engineering offered by the Barcelona East School of Engineering (EEBE-UPC) or by taking cross-disciplinary training courses organised by the UPC. This master's degree includes a specialisation module in Green Chemical Process Engineering (GCPE), which offers students the option of acquiring a specialisation in which the Department has a solid track record in both teaching and research. This specialisation focuses on advanced design of chemical process plants, with particular emphasis on state-of-the-art methods for safety and risk analysis and environmental protection.

Based on each applicant's background and the gaps in their training, bridging courses are selected from among subjects taught on the master's degree in Chemical Engineering. Applicants are informed of the bridging courses they will be required to take prior to the enrolment process. At the same time, they are also provided with information on the frequency with which courses are offered and the pertinence of their content.

The following points apply to any bridging courses that doctoral students may be required to take:
1. Bridging courses are subjects of the specified master's degree and must be administratively linked to the student’s enrolment in the doctoral degree. They may be taken in one or two semesters, depending on the student’s previous training and the frequency with which the subjects are offered.
2. Students who do not successfully complete required bridging courses will be automatically excluded from the programme.

For information on subject content, click on the following link:
https://eebe.upc.edu/ca/estudis/estudis-de-master/master-chemical-engineering-smart-chemical-factories/nou-pla-estudis-master-enginyeria-quimica

Compulsory master’s degree subjects
• Biotech Processes and Polymer Industry (6 ECTS credits)
• Chemical and Catalytic Reaction Engineering (6)• Chainability and Circular Economy (6)
• Polymer Physics (6)
• Waste Resource Technologies (6)
• Nanotechnology (6)
• Risk and Safety in the Chemical Industry (6)

Subjects of the Green Chemical Process Engineering (GCPE) specialisation
• Membrane Processes and Technologies (6)
• Industrial Water Technologies (6)
• Process Integration (6)
• Advanced Catalytic Reactors (6)
• Computational Fluid Dynamics (6)
• Circular Process Engineering (6)

Enrolment period for new doctoral students

The ordinary enrolment period starts in September and ends on 15 October of each academic year, though the enrolment date will depend on the admission decision.

More information at the registration section for new doctoral students

Enrolment period

The enrolment period will be from 15 September to 15 October of each academic year.

More information at the general registration section

Monitoring and evaluation of the doctoral student

Procedure for the preparation and defense of the research plan

Doctoral candidates must submit a research plan, which will be included in their doctoral student activity report, before the end of the first year. The plan may be improved over the course of the doctoral degree. It must be endorsed by the tutor and the supervisor, and it must include the method that is to be followed and the aims of the research.

At least one of these annual assessments will include a public presentation and defence of the research plan and work done before a committee composed of three doctoral degree holders, which will be conducted in the manner determined by each academic committee. The examination committee awards a Pass or Fail mark. A Pass mark is a prerequisite for continuing on the doctoral programme. Doctoral candidates awarded a Fail mark must submit a new research plan for assessment by the academic committee of the doctoral programme within six months.

The committee assesses the research plan every year, in addition to all of the other activities in the doctoral student activity report. Doctoral candidates who are awarded two consecutive Fail marks for the research plan will be obliged to definitely withdraw from the programme.

If they change the subject of their thesis, they must submit a new research plan.

Formation activities

Activity: Preparation and initial defence of research plan.
Hours: 4.
Type: compulsory.


Activity: Programme-specific courses, seminars and workshops.
Hours: 15.
Type: compulsory.

Activity: Programme-specific courses, seminars and workshops.
Hours: 30.
Type: optional.

Activity: Publications.
Hours: 75.
Type: optional.

Activity: Mobility and conferences.
Hours: 152.
Type: optional.

Activity: Research stays.
Hours: 480.
Type: optional.

Activity: Cross-disciplinary activities.
Hours: 15.
Type: compulsory.

Activity: Cross-disciplinary activities.
Hours: 30.
Type: optional.

Procedure for assignment of tutor and thesis director

The academic committee of the doctoral programme assigns a thesis supervisor to each doctoral candidate when they are admitted or enrol for the first time, taking account of the thesis supervision commitment referred to in the admission decision.

The thesis supervisor will ensure that training activities carried out by the doctoral candidate are coherent and suitable, and that the topic of the candidate’s doctoral thesis will have an impact and make a novel contribution to knowledge in the relevant field. The thesis supervisor will also guide the doctoral candidate in planning the thesis and, if necessary, tailoring it to any other projects or activities undertaken. The thesis supervisor will generally be a UPC professor or researcher who holds a doctoral degree and has documented research experience. This includes PhD-holding staff at associated schools (as determined by the Governing Council) and UPC-affiliated research institutes (in accordance with corresponding collaboration and affiliation agreements). When thesis supervisors are UPC staff members, they also act as the doctoral candidate’s tutor.

PhD holders who do not meet these criteria (as a result of their contractual relationship or the nature of the institution to which they are attached) must be approved by the UPC Doctoral School's Standing Committee in order to participate in a doctoral programme as researchers with documented research experience.

The academic committee of the doctoral programme may approve the appointment of a PhD-holding expert who is not a UPC staff member as a candidate’s thesis supervisor. In such cases, the prior authorisation of the UPC Doctoral School's Standing Committee is required. A UPC staff member who holds a doctoral degree and has documented research experience must also be proposed to act as a co-supervisor, or as the doctoral candidate’s tutor if one has not been assigned.

A thesis supervisor may step down from this role if there are justified reasons (recognised as valid by the committee) for doing so. If this occurs, the academic committee of the doctoral programme will assign the doctoral candidate a new thesis supervisor.

Provided there are justified reasons for doing so, and after hearing any relevant input from the doctoral candidate, the academic committee of the doctoral programme may assign a new thesis supervisor at any time during the period of doctoral study.

If there are academic reasons for doing so (an interdisciplinary topic, joint or international programmes, etc.) and the academic committee of the programme gives its approval, an additional thesis supervisor may be assigned. Supervisors and co-supervisors have the same responsibilities and academic recognition.

The maximum number of supervisors of a doctoral thesis is two: a supervisor and a co-supervisor.

For theses carried out under a cotutelle agreement or as part of an Industrial Doctorate, if necessary and if the agreement foresees it this maximum number of supervisors may not apply. This notwithstanding, the maximum number of supervisors belonging to the UPC is two.

More information at the PhD theses section

Permanence

The academic committee of the programme may authorise an extension of up to one year for full-time doctoral candidates who have not applied to deposit their thesis by the end of the three-year period of study, in the terms outlined in the Academic Regulations for Doctoral Studies of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. In the case of part-time candidates, an extension of two years may be authorised. In both cases, in exceptional circumstances a further one-year extension may be granted by the Doctoral School's Standing Committee, upon the submission of a reasoned application by the academic committee of the doctoral programme.

A doctoral candidate may be dismissed from a doctoral programme for the following reasons:

  • The doctoral candidate submitting a justified application to withdraw from the programme.
  • The maximum period of study and of extensions thereof ending.
  • The doctoral candidate not having enrolled every academic year (unless he or she has been authorised to temporarily withdraw).
  • The doctoral candidate failing two consecutive assessments.
  • The doctoral candidate having disciplinary proceedings filed against him or her that rule that he or she must be dismissed from the UPC.

Dismissal from the programme implies that doctoral candidates cannot continue studying at the UPC and the closing of their academic record. This notwithstanding, they may apply to the academic committee of the programme for readmission and the committee must reevaluate them in accordance with the criteria established in the regulations.

International Mention

The doctoral degree certificate may include International Doctorate mention. In this case, the doctoral candidate must meet the following requirements:

a) During the period of study leading to the award of the doctoral degree, the doctoral candidate must have spent at least three months at a respected higher education institution or research centre outside Spain to complete courses or do research work. The stays and activities carried out must be endorsed by the thesis supervisor and authorised by the academic committee of the programme. The candidate must provide a certifying document issued by the person responsible for the research group of the body or bodies where the stay or activity was completed. This information will be added to the doctoral student’s activity report.
b) Part of the thesis (at least the summary and conclusions) must be written and presented in one of the languages commonly used for science communication in the relevant field of knowledge, which must not be an official language of Spain. This rule does not apply to stays and reports in Spanish or to experts from Spanish-speaking countries.
c) At least two PhD-holding experts belonging to a higher education institution or research centre outside Spain must have issued officially certified reports on the thesis.
d) The thesis examination committee must have included at least one PhD-holding expert from a higher education or research institution outside Spain who was not responsible for the candidate’s stay abroad (point a) above).
e) The thesis defence must have taken place on UPC premises or, in the case of joint programmes, at the location specified in the collaboration agreement.

Learning resources

Scientific and technological resources

Having carried out numerous national and international projects, the research groups involved in the doctoral programme have a well-established track record in research. The material, technological and scientific resources available ensure optimal coverage of the needs of each student as they work on their doctoral thesis.

The following general resources are available:
• Research laboratories: chemical reactors, unit operations, separation processes, advanced waste treatment, analysis of the thermal properties of fuels, analysis of atmospheric pollutants, etc.
• Computing centres and computer rooms equipped with a range of powerful software: simulation and optimisation of processes, simulation and optimisation of operations, mathematical modelling of accidents (explosions, fires, toxic clouds), etc.

The following resources are available for work in the specific fields indicated:

In the field of process and environmental engineering, equipment for environmental analysis and for simulation and optimisation of chemical processes, including the following:

• Equipment for thermogravimetric analysis: thermobalances that operate at atmospheric and elevated pressure
• Equipment for monitoring and analysis of gases in industrial facilities and urban areas
• Gas chromatography, coupled to mass spectrometry
• Pilot plant for waste gasification
• Pilot plant for hot gas cleaning
• Pilot plant for development and testing of control and decision support systems (process CIM)
• Software (own or licensed): simulation and control of processes, production planning and management, etc.

For research on risks associated with industrial activities, transport of hazardous goods, and the environmental risk posed by human activity, students have access to the following resources:

• Experimental facility for the study of jet fires
• Experimental facility (small-scale) for study of the characteristics of forest fires
• IR thermographic camera
• Measuring equipment for flame characterisation (thermocouples, radiometers, photography, video)
• Measuring equipment for determination of explosion overpressure
• Meteorological tower
• Software (own and licensed) for mathematical modelling of severe accidents (toxic releases, fires, explosions).
• Software for the representation of risk distribution across a territory.
• Databases on accidents (updated periodically).

Finally, resources used in research activities related to the treatment of urban and industrial waste and in nanoengineering of materials applied to energy (many of these resources are common), including the following:

• Analysis of inorganic pollutants: HPLC chromatography
• Atomic absorption analyser
• UV-V spectrophotometry
• Analysis of heavy metals in soil and water: ICP-MS, HPLC
• Laser spectroscopy
• Analysis of organic pollutants: TOC, GC-MS, FT-IR, CE
• Membrane-based noble metal recovery: standard equipment, equipment for surface area determination
• RAMAN spectroscopy
• X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS)
• Scanning electron microscopy (SEM)

Doctoral Theses

List of authorized thesis for defense

  • GARCÍA GÓMEZ, SONIA: Gadolinia-doped UO2 reactivity and redox-sensitive radionuclides mobility: Implications for long-term safety of deep geological repositories
    Author: GARCÍA GÓMEZ, SONIA
    Thesis file: (contact the Doctoral School to confirm you have a valid doctoral degree and to get the link to the thesis)
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN CHEMICAL PROCESS ENGINEERING
    Department: Department of Chemical Engineering (EQ)
    Mode: Article-based thesis
    Deposit date: 30/01/2024
    Reading date: 08/03/2024
    Reading time: 11:00
    Reading place: EEBE (Escola d'Enginyeria Barcelona Est), Sala Polivalent de l'Edifici A, planta baixa, Campus Diagonal-Besòs
    Thesis director: CASAS PONS, IGNASI | LLORCA PIQUE, JORDI
    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: SERRANO PURROY, DANIEL
         SECRETARI: MARTI GREGORIO, VICENÇ
         VOCAL: MAYORDOMO HERRANZ, NATALIA
    Thesis abstract: High-level radioactive waste, such as spent nuclear fuel (SNF) from nuclear power plants, remains dangerous for hundreds of thousands of years. To manage them properly and avoid harm to human health and the environment, deep geological repository (DGR) is considered the internationally accepted management option. The DGR is based on a multi-barrier system that isolates waste from the biosphere until its radioactivity drops to safe levels. Understanding the processes that affect the SNF is essential to ensure the long-term safety of the DGR.The release of radionuclides upon contact with groundwater depends on their chemical state and location. While some are released instantaneously, the majority remain retained in the UO2 matrix, being their release controlled by the oxidative dissolution of UO2. The composition of groundwater, rich in bicarbonate ions, can change after interacting with the different barriers. Due to the presence of cement in the DGR design, its interaction with water can produce a very alkaline leachate (pH>13) rich in calcium and silicate ions. The addition of fly ash to cement can also introduce sulphur ions to the medium, which may affect the retention of radionuclides.Gadolinia (Gd2O3) is used as a neutron absorber in light water reactors to extend the life of the fuel cycle. The incorporation of Gd into the crystalline structure of UO2 could affect the oxidation of uranium. In this work, three different approaches have been studied to evaluate this effect:Gd2O3-doped UO2 samples with different levels of porosity (to simulate the microstructure of highly burned fuel) were exposed to different atmospheres in the presence of humidity. Porosity turned out to be a critical factor in oxidation, since, in its absence, Gd inhibited oxidation, while porous samples showed a dependence on the atmosphere present, with a reactivity: synthetic air>Ar>H2. Electrochemical experiments in the presence of silicate and calcium recorded lower values of current density and corrosion potentials as Gd content increased, indicating less surface oxidation. Finally, the dissolution rate was evaluated in bicarbonate solutions at pH>9. While bicarbonate influences the dissolution rate of UO2, samples doped with Gd2O3 showed very low and constant dissolution rates. XPS analysis of the samples suggests that Gd retards the oxidation of U(V) to U(VI) and, therefore, the dissolution of UO2. In summary, these studies determined a retarding effect of gadolinium on the oxidation/dissolution of UO2.Regarding the release and migration of radionuclides, those sensitive to redox potential, such as Mo and Tc, were studied. Leaching experiments demonstrated that Mo release increases at high pH through a surface complexation mechanism promoted by OH- and the oxidation of Mo(s) to Mo(VI), with a high contribution to the instantaneous release fraction. Since Mo could buffer the oxidation of UO2, knowing the chemical state of Mo in CNG would help predict the oxidation state of UO2, and therefore the release of radionuclides.The interaction of radionuclides with minerals, such as alumina, can affect their migration. Tc is a radionuclide of great environmental concern due to its long half-life, high toxicity and mobility under oxidizing conditions. The reductive immobilization of Tc(VII) to Tc(IV) by pre-adsorbed sulphide on alumina under anoxic conditions was studied. Although the presence of alumina did not improve the retention of Tc(VII), XAS analysis determined Tc(IV), and re-oxidation experiments suggested that the Tc species obtained are stable in the presence of oxygen.

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  • BRAGA, ANDREA: Preparation and characterisation of bimetallic catalysts for the steam reforming of methane
    Author: BRAGA, ANDREA
    Thesis file: (contact the Doctoral School to confirm you have a valid doctoral degree and to get the link to the thesis)
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN CHEMICAL PROCESS ENGINEERING
    Department: Department of Chemical Engineering (EQ)
    Mode: Normal
    Reading date: 25/01/2024
    Thesis director: LLORCA PIQUE, JORDI | JIMÉNEZ DIVINS, NÚRIA

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT NO PRESENCIAL: TROVARELLI, ALESSANDRO
         SECRETARI: ANDREU ARBELLA, TERESA
         VOCAL: ESCUDERO RODRÍGUEZ, CARLOS
    Thesis abstract: Heterogeneous catalysis is one of the most important chemical technologies available today to produce most chemicals at the basis of industrial production. The transition to a greener energy production demands new challenges and new chemicals to be used as energy sources and vectors. Established processes such as methane steam reforming (MSR) are used to produce hydrogen to be used in fuel cells, and syngas which is the base reactant mixture for the synthesis of other chemicals. Bio-methane generated from biomass or other renewable sources can be used to produce hydrogen and syngas in a sustainable way.One way to improve the performance of a heterogeneous catalyst is to prepare bimetallic catalysts exploiting the synergy between two different metals for the active phase. Catalyst synthesis is also a fundamental step to control the catalytic properties of the material and ultimately to increase the sustainability of the whole process. In this PhD thesis, two bimetallic systems based on Ni-Fe and Pt-Ni were studied for methane steamreforming. Together with the incipient wetness impregnation synthesis, one of the most common industrial methods to prepare catalystsmechanochemistry synthesis was used as a green chemistry alternative.In Chapter 4, Ni-Fe bimetallic catalysts have been studied on different supports comparing the two synthesis methods, the effect of the support and the amount of Fe in the alloy. Iron is a redox promoter which can enhance the coke resistance of Ni-based catalysts, and it should provide sulphur resistance too. Thorough investigation with synchrotron in situ techniques such as XRD and NAP-XPS under reaction conditions allowedto study the catalyst structure during the reaction. The rearrangement of the Ni-Fe particles and theenrichment of Fe on the surface was observed under MSR conditions. Other catalysts based on different support have shown different behaviours: on non-reducible oxide supports, the activity of the bimetallic samples was equal or beter compared with the monometallic ones. For low-surface area CeO2, milled samples showed a great improvement of the catalytic activity due to the increased surface area and metal dispersion; for other non-reducible supports, the milled catalysts showed beter performances and in the case of the MG70 the activity of the bimetallic milled samples was as high as the monometallic, while theimpregnated samples showed lower activity with increasing Fe loading.In Chapter 5, PtNi/CeO­­2 catalysts have been prepared focusing on the mechanochemical synthesis and in finding the correlation between the synthesis parameters, the material¿s structure, and the catalytic activity.Platinum addition to Ni-based catalysts increases the resistance to carbon formation and the stability of metallic Ni during the reaction. The characterisation of the catalysts by in situ NAP-XPS and XANES indicated that different levels of interaction between Ni, Pt and CeO2 were obtained during the synthesis, and this has been directly correlated with the different catalytic activity. Remarkably, the surface of the bimetallic catalystwas completely free of carbon atier the reaction, while the monometallic sample clearly showed theformation of solid coke.

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AUTHOR:BRAGA, ANDREA
Title:Preparation and characterisation of bimetallic catalysts for the steam reforming of methane
Reading date:25/01/2024
Director:LLORCA PIQUE, JORDI
Co-director:JIMÉNEZ DIVINS, NÚRIA
Mention:No mention
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Mention:Industrial Doctorate Mention (Generalitat)
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Recovery of neodymium (III) from aqueous phase by chitosan-manganese-ferrite magnetic beads
Valverde, S.; Lapo, B.; Meneses, M.; Sastre, A.
Nanomaterials, ISSN: 2079-4991 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 5.076; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 01/06/2020
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Recycling of rare earths from fluorescent lamp waste by the integration of solid-state chlorination, leaching and solvent extraction processes
Pavón, S.; Lapo, B.; Fortuny, A.; Sastre, A.; Bertau, M.
Separation and purification technology, ISSN: 1383-5866 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 9.136; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 01/10/2021
Journal article

Neodymium recovery from the aqueous phase using a residual material from saccharified banana-rachis/polyethylene-glycol
Lapo, B.; Pavón, S.; Bertau, M.; Demey, H.; Meneses, M.; Sastre, A.
Polymers, ISSN: 2073-4360 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 4.967; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 27/03/2023
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Rare earths recovery from aqueous solution using banana crop wastes
259th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition
Presentation date: 14/04/2021
Presentation of work at congresses

AUTHOR:TORRES RIVERO ANDRADE, KARINA VICTORIA ALEJANDRA
Title:Nano-enabled screen-printed electrodes for the determination of trace elements in aqueous environmental samples
Reading date:12/07/2023
Director:FLORIDO PEREZ, ANTONIO
Co-director:MARTI GREGORIO, VICENÇ
Mention:No mention
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Metal and metal oxide nanoparticles: An integrated perspective of the green synthesis methods by natural products and waste valorization: applications and challenges
Elsevier
Publication date: 27/04/2021
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Strategies for surface modification with Ag-shaped nanoparticles: electrocatalytic enhancement of screen-printed electrodes for the detection of heavy metals
Torres Rivero, K.; Torralba, L.; Espriu-Gascon, A.; Casas, I.; Bastos-Arrieta, J.; Florido, A.
Sensors (Basel), ISSN: 1424-8220 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 3.275; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 30/09/2019
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Direct As(V) Determination Using Screen-Printed Electrodes Modified with Silver Manoparticles
Torres Rivero, K.; Pérez, C.; Bastos-Arrieta, J.; Florido, A.; Martí, V.; Serrano, N.
Nanomaterials, ISSN: 2079-4991 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 5.076; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 30/06/2020
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Recent trends in the improvement of the electrochemical response of screen-printed electrodes by their modification with shaped metal nanoparticles
Torres Rivero, K.; Florido, A.; Bastos-Arrieta, J.
Sensors (Basel), ISSN: 1424-8220 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 3.847; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 07/04/2021
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Customized screen-printed electrodes based on Ag-nanoseeds for enhanced electroanalytical response towards Cd(II), Pb(II) and As(V) in aqueous samples
Torres Rivero, K.; Pérez-Ràfols, C.; Bastos-Arrieta, J.; Serrano, N.; Martí, V.; Florido, A.
Chemistry proceedings, ISSN: 2673-4583
Publication date: 30/06/2021
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Functionalization of screen-printed electrodes with grape stalk waste extract-assisted synthesized silver and gold nanoparticles: perspectives of electrocatalytically enhanced determination of uranyl ion and other heavy metals ions
Torres Rivero, K.; Florido, A.; Martí, V.; Bastos-Arrieta, J.
Nanomaterials, ISSN: 2079-4991 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 5.719; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 15/03/2023
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Potential Use of Precipitates from Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) as Arsenic Adsorbents
Torres Rivero, K.; Bastos-Arrieta, J.; Florido, A.; Martí, V.
Water (Basel), ISSN: 2073-4441 (JCR Impact Factor-2022: 3.4; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 06/09/2023
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Study of modified electrodes with silver and gold nanoparticles to determine heavy metals in polluted waters
4th International Nanotech & Nanoscience Conference & Exhibition
Presentation date: 29/06/2018
Presentation of work at congresses

Mobility of micronized materials in groundwater by using on-line absorption spectrometry
SETAC Europe 30th Annual Meeting
Presentation date: 03/05/2020
Presentation of work at congresses

Sustainable silver and gold nanoparticles for the functionalization and electrocatalytic enhancement of screen printed electrodes
2nd Scholars International Webinar on Catalysis, Chemical Engineering and Technology
Presentation date: 25/11/2021
Presentation of work at congresses

Simultaneous detection of Pb2+ and Cd2+ in aqueous samples using Au-Ag nanoboxes based screen-printed electrodes
NANOCON 2021- 13th International Conference on Nanomaterials - Research & Application
Presentation date: 21/10/2021
Presentation of work at congresses

AUTHOR:CHEN, YUFEN
Title:Mechanochemical preparation of TiO2-based photocatalysts for hydrogen production
Reading date:19/05/2023
Director:LLORCA PIQUE, JORDI
Co-director:SOLER TURU, LLUIS
Mention:No mention
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A straightforward method to prepare supported Au clusters by mechanochemistry and its application in photocatalysis
Chen, Y.; Soler, L.; Xie, C.; Vendrell, X.; Serafin, J.; Crespo, D.; Llorca, J.
Applied materials today, ISSN: 2352-9407 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 10.041; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 12/2020
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Enhanced photoproduction of hydrogen on Pd/TiO2 prepared by mechanochemistry
Chen, Y.; Soler, L.; Armengol, M.; Xie, C.; Crespo, D.; Llorca, J.
Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, ISSN: 1873-3883 (JCR Impact Factor-2022: 22.1; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 15/07/2022
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Integrating Au clusters over TiO2 surface via one-step ball milling for boosted photocatalytic H2 generation
12 th International Conference on Hydrogen Production (ICH2P-2021 – On-line conference) September 19-23, 2021
Presentation date: 19/09/2021
Presentation of work at congresses

AUTHOR:CIFUENTES LÓPEZ, ALEJANDRO
Title:Simulación y desarrollo de reactores catalíticos de membrana para la tecnología del hidrógeno
Reading date:19/01/2023
Director:LLORCA PIQUE, JORDI
Co-director:TORRES CAMARA, RICARDO
Mention:Industrial Doctorate Mention (Generalitat)
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Modelling of the ethanol steam reforming Pd/CeO2 catalytic wall reactor
Cifuentes, A.; Torres, R.; Llorca, J.
International journal of hydrogen energy, ISSN: 0360-3199 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 5.816; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 2020
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Monoliths washcoated with AuCu catalysts for CO removal in an ethanol fuel processor: Effect of CeO2–SiO2 dual support on the catalytic performance and reactor cost
Cifuentes, B.; Cifuentes, A.; Bustamante, F.; Soler, L.; Llorca, J.; Cobo, M.
International journal of hydrogen energy, ISSN: 0360-3199 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 7.139; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 06/01/2021
Journal article

Methanol steam reforming over PdZn/ZnAl2O4/Al2O3 in a catalytic membrane reactor: An experimental and modelling study
Cifuentes, A.; Soler, L.; Torres, R.; Llorca, J.
International journal of hydrogen energy, ISSN: 0360-3199 (JCR Impact Factor-2022: 7.2; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 11/03/2022
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Optimization of the sintering thermal treatment and the ceramic ink used in direct ink writing of a-Al2O3: Characterization and catalytic application
Álvarez, F.; Cifuentes, A.; Serrano, I.; Franco, L.; Fargas, G.; Fenollosa, F.; Uceda, R.; Llanes, L.; Tardivat, C.; Llorca, J.; Roa, J.
Journal of the European Ceramic Society, ISSN: 0955-2219 (JCR Impact Factor-2022: 5.7; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 01/06/2022
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Modelling of solid oxide electrolizer and hydrogen leak estimation
HYCELTEC 2019 - 7th Iberian Symposium on Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Advanced Batteries
Presentation date: 2019
Presentation of work at congresses

Methanol steam reforming in a membrane reactor for high purity hydrogen production
European Hydrogen Energy Conference 2022
Presentation date: 18/05/2022
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Experimental control of a methanol catalytic membrane reformer
Iberian Syposium on Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Advanced Batteries
Presentation date: 12/07/2022
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AUTHOR:GARCIA DE ANDRÉS, XÈNIA
Title:In situ studies of catalytic processes by Near Ambient X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy
Reading date:25/10/2022
Director:LLORCA PIQUE, JORDI
Co-director:ESCUDERO RODRÍGUEZ, CARLOS
Mention:No mention
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Water-mediated photo-induced reduction of platinum films
Fraxedas Calduch, Jordi; Zhang, K.; Sepulveda, Borja; Esplandiu, M.; García, X.; Llorca, J.; Pérez-Dieste, V.; Escudero, C.
Journal of synchrotron radiation, ISSN: 0909-0495 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 2.251; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 11/06/2019
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Ceria-based catalysts studied by near ambient pressure x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy: A review
García, X.; Soler, L.; J. Divins, N.; Vendrell, X.; Serrano, I.; Lucentini, I.; Prat, J.; Solano, E.; Tallarida, M.; Escudero, C.; Llorca, J.
Catalysts, ISSN: 2073-4344 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 4.146; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 03/03/2020
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Review of the Decomposition of Ammonia to Generate Hydrogen
Lucentini, I.; García, X.; Llorca, J.; Vendrell, X.
Industrial & engineering chemistry research, ISSN: 0888-5885 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 4.326; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 21/05/2021
Journal article

X-ray photoelectron and Raman spectroscopy of nanostructured ceria in soot oxidation under operando conditions
García, X.; Soler, L.; Casanovas, A.; Escudero, C.; Llorca, J.
Carbon, ISSN: 0008-6223 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 11.307; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 06/2021
Journal article

Facing seawater splitting challenges by regeneration with Ni-Mo-Fe bifunctional electrocatalyst for hydrogen and oxygen evolution
Murcia_si, S.; García, X.; Rosado, M.; Llorca, J.; Morante, J.
ChemSusChem (Weinheim. Print), ISSN: 1864-5631 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 9.14; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 22/07/2021
Journal article

X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy of ceria-soot under operando conditions at ALBA Synchrotron
VIII AUSE Congress and III ALBA User’s Meeting 2017
Presentation date: 09/10/2017
Presentation of work at congresses

Espectroscopia fotoelectrònica de raigs X de cèria-sutge sota condicions operando al Sincrotró ALBA
10a Trobada de Joves Investigadors dels Països Catalans
Presentation date: 29/01/2018
Presentation of work at congresses

X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy of nanostructured ceria-soot under operando conditions
3rd Fundamentals and Applications of Cerium Dioxide in Catalysis
Presentation date: 27/06/2018
Presentation of work at congresses

X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy of soot combustion under operando conditions at ALBA Synchrotron
IX AUSE Congress and 4th ALBA User’s Meeting 2019
Presentation date: 08/10/2019
Presentation of work at congresses

AUTHOR:MONTENEGRO LANDIVAR, MARIA FERNANDA
Title:Recovery of polyphenols by extraction and purification technologies from orange and spinach processing residues
Reading date:21/09/2022
Director:VALDERRAMA ANGEL, CESAR ALBERTO
Co-director:SAURINA PURROY, XAVIER
Co-director:VECINO BELLO, XANEL
Mention:No mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Olive mill and winery wastes as viable sources of bioactive compounds: a study on polyphenols recovery
Tapia, P.; Montenegro-Landivar, MF.; Reig, M.; Vecino, X.; Alvarino, T.; Cortina, J.; Saurina, J.; Granados, M.
Antioxidants, ISSN: 2076-3921 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 6.313; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 01/11/2020
Journal article

Fruit and vegetable processing wastes as natural sources of antioxidant-rich extracts: evaluation of advanced extraction technologies by surface response methodology
Montenegro-Landivar, MF.; Vecino, X.; Reig, M.; Valderrama, C.; Granados, M.; Cortina, J.
Journal of environmental chemical engineering, ISSN: 2213-3437 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 7.968; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 13/08/2021
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Recovery of added-value compounds from orange and spinach processing residues: green extraction of phenolic compounds and evaluation of antioxidant activity
Montenegro-Landivar, MF.; Tapia, P.; Vecino, X.; Valderrama, C.; Granados, M.; Cortina, J.; Saurina, J.; Reig, M.
Antioxidants, ISSN: 2076-3921 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 7.675; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 11/11/2021
Journal article

Polyphenols and their potential role to fight viral diseases: An overview
Montenegro-Landivar, MF.; Tapia, P.; Vecino, X.; Reig, M.; Valderrama, C.; Granados, M.; Cortina, J.; Saurina, J.
Science of the total environment, ISSN: 0048-9697 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 10.753; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 12/2021
Journal article

Recovery of polyphenols from agri-food by-products: the olive Oil and winery industries cases
Tapia, P.; Montenegro-Landivar, MF.; Reig, M.; Vecino, X.; Cortina, J.; Saurina, J.; Granados, M.
Foods, ISSN: 2304-8158 (JCR Impact Factor-2022: 5.2; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 01/02/2022
Journal article

Integration of nanofiltration and reverse osmosis technologies in polyphenols recovery schemes from winery and olive mill wastes by aqueous-based processing
Tapia, P.; Montenegro-Landivar, MF.; Reig, M.; Vecino, X.; Saurina, J.; Granados, M.; Cortina, J.
Membranes, ISSN: 2077-0375 (JCR Impact Factor-2022: 4.2; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 01/03/2022
Journal article

Integration of membrane processes for the recovery and separation of polyphenols from winery and olive mill wastes using green solvent-based processing
Tapia, P.; Montenegro-Landivar, MF.; Reig, M.; Vecino, X.; Saurina, J.; Granados, M.; Cortina, J.
Journal of environmental management, ISSN: 1095-8630 (JCR Impact Factor-2022: 8.7; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 01/04/2022
Journal article

Recovery of natural polyphenols from spinach and orange by-products by pressure-driven membrane processes
Montenegro-Landivar, MF.; Tapia, P.; Vecino, X.; Reig, M.; Granados, M.; Farran, A.; Cortina, J.; Saurina, J.; Valderrama, C.
Membranes, ISSN: 2077-0375 (JCR Impact Factor-2022: 4.2; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 28/06/2022
Journal article

A green approach to phenolic compounds recovery from olive mill and winery wastes
Tapia, P.; Montenegro-Landivar, MF.; Vecino, X.; Alvarino, T.; Cortina, J.; Saurina, J.; Granados, M.; Reig, M.
Science of the total environment, ISSN: 1879-1026 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 10.753; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 20/08/2022
Journal article

Polyphenol recovery from fruit, olive oil and wine industrial wastes by liquid extraction
12th World Congress on Polyphenols Applications
Presentation date: 27/09/2018
Presentation of work at congresses

Polyphenols extraction from fruit and vegetable wastes: preliminary results for orange and spinach revalorization
2nd International Conference on Bioresource Technology for Bioenergy, Bioproducts & Environmental Sustainability
Presentation date: 17/09/2018
Presentation of work at congresses

Recovery of polyphenols from agro-industries wastes: Extraction studies
10th IWA International Symposium on Waste Management Problems in Agro-Industries
Presentation date: 21/06/2019
Presentation of work at congresses

Optimization and comparison of the extraction process of polyphenols from fruits and vegetables residues
ANQUE-ICCE-CIBIQ 2019
Presentation date: 21/06/2019
Presentation of work at congresses

Extraction techniques for polyphenol recovery from winery and olive oil mill wastes
ANQUE-ICCE-CIBIQ 2019
Presentation date: 21/06/2019
Presentation of work at congresses

Chromatographic characterization of polyphenolic profiles of wastes from olive oil and winemaking industries
HPLC2019 - 49th International Symposium on High Performance Liquid Phase Separations and Related Techniques
Presentation date: 03/12/2019
Presentation of work at congresses

Total polyphenol content and antioxidant capacity of agri-food wastes: estimation by spectrophotometric assays and high-performance liquid chromatography
14th World Congress on Polyphenols Applications
Presentation date: 22/09/2021
Presentation of work at congresses

Orange and spinach processing wastes as a source of value-added compounds: polyphenol extraction and antioxidant activity evaluation
6th Green and Sustainable Chemistry Conference
Presentation date: 16/11/2021
Presentation of work at congresses

Polyphenols recovery from olive mill and winery wastes by using green solvent in solid-liquid extractions
6th Green and Sustainable Chemistry Conference
Presentation date: 16/11/2021
Presentation of work at congresses

Recovery and purification of polyphenols from fruits and vegetables by membrane technology
Euromembrane Conference 2021
Presentation date: 28/11/2021
Presentation of work at congresses

Membrane technologies for polyphenols recovery from winery and olive mill wastes
Euromembrane Conference 2021
Presentation date: 29/11/2021
Presentation of work at congresses

AUTHOR:SERAFIN, JAROSLAW
Title:Titanium dioxide and nanoshaped ceria for solar hydrogen production
Reading date:21/04/2022
Director:LLORCA PIQUE, JORDI
Co-director:PARDO SOTO, LUIS CARLOS
Mention:No mention
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Macroporous silicon coated with M/TiO2 (M=Au,Pt) as a highly efficient photoreactor for hydrogen production
Serafin, J.; Soler, L.; Vega, D.; Rodriguez, A.; Llorca, J.
Chemical engineering journal, ISSN: 1385-8947 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 13.273; Quartil: Q1)
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Preparation of low-cost activated carbons from amazonian nutshells for CO2 storage
Serafin, J.; Ouzzine, M.; Cruz, O.; Srensce-Nazzal, J.
Biomass and bioenergy, ISSN: 0961-9534 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 5.774; Quartil: Q1)
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Computer analysis of the effect of activation temperature on the microporous structure development of activated carbon derived from common polypody
Kwiatkowski, M.; Serafin, J.; Booth, A.; Michalkiewicz, B.
Materials (Basel), ISSN: 1996-1944 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 3.748; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 01/06/2021
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Hydrogen photoproduction on TiO2-reduced graphene oxide hybrid materials from water-ethanol mixture
Serafin, J.; Kusiak-Nejman, E.; Wanag, A.; Morawski, A.; Llorca, J.
Journal of photochemistry and photobiology A. Chemistry, ISSN: 1010-6030 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 5.141; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 01/09/2021
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Single step preparation of activated biocarbons derived from pomegranate peels and their CO2 adsorption performance
Ouzzine, M.; Serafin, J.; Srensce-Nazzal, J.
Journal of analytical and applied pyrolysis, ISSN: 0165-2370 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 6.437; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 11/2021
Journal article

Conversion of fruit waste-derived biomass to highly microporous activated carbon for enhanced CO2 capture
Serafin, J.; Ouzzine, M.; Cruz, O.; Srensce-Nazzal, J.; Campello, I.; Azar, F.; Rey, C.; Hotza, D.; Rambo, C.
Waste management (Elmsford), ISSN: 0956-053X (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 8.816; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 12/2021
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Physical and chemical properties of activated carbon synthesized from plant wastes and shungite for CO2 capture
Kishibayev, K.; Serafin, J.; Khavaza, T.; Atchabarova, A.; Abduakhytova, D.; Ibraimov, Z.; Srenscek, J.
Journal of environmental chemical engineering, ISSN: 2213-3437 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 7.968; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 01/12/2021
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FeCl3-modified carbonaceous catalysts from orange peel for solvent-free alpha-pinene oxidation
Kaminska, A.; Miadlicki, P.; Kielbasa, K.; Serafin, J.; Srensce-Nazzal, J.; Wróbel, R.; Michalkiewicz, B.
Materials (Basel), ISSN: 1996-1944 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 3.748; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 14/12/2021
Journal article

Activated carbon modification towards efficient catalyst for high value-added products synthesis from alpha-pinene
Srenscek, J.; Miadlicki, P.; Wróblewska, A.; Serafin, J.; Michalkiewicz, B.
Materials (Basel), ISSN: 1996-1944 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 3.748; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 17/12/2021
Journal article

The new tailored nanoporous carbons from the common polypody (Polypodium vulgare): The role of textural properties for enhanced CO2 adsorption
Serafin, J.; Kielbasa, K.; Michalkiewicz, B.
Chemical engineering journal, ISSN: 1385-8947 (JCR Impact Factor-2022: 15.1; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 02/2022
Journal article

Photocatalytic hydrogen production from alcohol aqueous solutions over TiO2-activated carbon composites decorated with Au and Pt
Serafin, J.; Ouzzine, M.; Srensce-Nazzal, J.; Llorca, J.
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Management of surgical mask waste to activated carbons for CO2 capture
Serafin, J.; Srenscek, J.; Kaminska, A.; Paszkiewicz, O.; Michalkiewicz, B.
Journal of CO2 utilization, ISSN: 2212-9820 (JCR Impact Factor-2022: 7.7; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 01/05/2022
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Promising activated carbons derived from common oak leaves and their application in CO2 storage
Serafin, J.; Cruz, O.
Journal of environmental chemical engineering, ISSN: 2213-3437 (JCR Impact Factor-2022: 7.7; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 06/2022
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Activated carbon from the Amazonian andiroba shells used as a CO 2 adsorbent and a cheap semiconductor material
6th International Symposium on Surface Imaging/Spectroscopy at the Solid/Liquid Interface
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Silicon-based micro-fuel reformers and photoreactors
12 th International Conference on Hydrogen Production (ICH2P-2021 – On-line conference) September 19-23, 2021
Presentation of work at congresses

AUTHOR:TAPIA QUIRÓS, PAULINA
Title:Recovery of phenolic compounds from olive mill and winery wastes: evaluation of extraction and membrane processing technologies
Reading date:10/11/2021
Director:CORTINA PALLAS, JOSE LUIS
Co-director:GRANADOS JUAN, MERCÈ
Co-director:REIG I AMAT, MÒNICA
Award:
Mention:No mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Recovery of polyphenols from bio-food waste: From waste of difficult disposal to valuable ingredients in the cosmetic field
Cosmetic Technology, ISSN:
Publication date: 10/2020
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Extraction of polyphenols from wastes of olive oil and wine industries
2nd International Conference on Bioresource Technology for Bioenergy, Bioproducts & Environmental Sustainability
Presentation date: 17/09/2018
Presentation of work at congresses

Sustainable and valuable antioxidant recovery from winery food waste
RETASTE: Rethink Food Waste
Presentation date: 06/05/2021
Presentation of work at congresses

AUTHOR:LUCENTINI, ILARIA
Title:Producción de hidrógeno a partir de amoniaco en reactores de paredes catalíticas
Reading date:05/11/2021
Director:LLORCA PIQUE, JORDI
Award:
Mention:International Mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Catalytic ammonia decomposition for hydrogen production on Ni, Ru and Ni–Ru supported on CeO2
Lucentini, I.; Casanovas, A.; Llorca, J.
International journal of hydrogen energy, ISSN: 0360-3199 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 4.939; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 13/05/2019
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Ammonia decomposition over 3D-printed CeO2 structures loaded with Ni
Lucentini, I.; Serrano, I.; Soler, L.; J. Divins, N.; Llorca, J.
Applied catalysis A. General, ISSN: 0926-860X (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 5.706; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 05/02/2020
Journal article

Catalytic ammonia decomposition over Ni-Ru supported on CeO2 for hydrogen production: Effect of metal loading and kinetic analysis
Lucentini, I.; García, G.; Luzi, C.; Serrano, I.; Martínez, O.; Llorca, J.
Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, ISSN: 1873-3883 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 24.319; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 05/06/2021
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Modelling and simulation of catalytic ammonia decomposition over Ni-Ru deposited on 3D-printed CeO2
Lucentini, I.; García, G.; Luzi, C.; Serrano, I.; Soler, L.; J. Divins, N.; Martínez, O.; Llorca, J.
Chemical engineering journal, ISSN: 1385-8947 (JCR Impact Factor-2022: 15.1; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 01/2022
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Catalytic ammonia decomposition for hydrogen production using 3D printed structures
European Hydrogen Energy Conference 2018
Presentation date: 14/03/2018
Presentation of work at congresses

Descomposició catalítica d'amoníac per a la producció d'hidrogen
10a trobada del joves investigadors dels països catalans
Presentation date: 29/01/2018
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Ammonia decomposition over Ni and Ru supported on CeO2
3rd Fundamentals and Applications of Cerium Dioxide in Catalysis
Presentation date: 26/06/2018
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AUTHOR:CORRUCHAGA GUERRERO, AGUSTÍN
Title:Estudio de la evaporación de vertidos de disoluciones acuosas de amoníaco
Reading date:04/10/2021
Director:CASAL FABREGA, JOAQUIM
Co-director:PALACIOS ROSAS, ADRIANA
Mention:No mention
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Influence of wind speed and ammonia concentration on its evaporation rate from aqueous solution spills
Corruchaga, A.; Casal, O.; Palacios, A.; Casal, J.
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Publication date: 05/2022
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AUTHOR:XING, CONGCONG
Title:TiO2-based heterostructure photocatalysts for enhanced hydrogen production
Reading date:30/07/2021
Director:LLORCA PIQUE, JORDI
Co-director:CABOT CODINA, ANDREU
Mention:No mention
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Porous NiTiO3/TiO2 nanostructures for photocatatalytic hydrogen evolution
Xing, C.; Liu, Y.; Zhang, Y.; Liu, J.; Zhang, T.; Soler, L.; Llorca, J.
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Nickel iron diselenide for highly efficient and selective electrocatalytic conversion of methanol to formate
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Doping-mediated stabilization of copper vacancies to promote thermoelectric properties of Cu2-xS
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Control-oriented quality modelling approach of sewer networks
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Activated carbons from the Amazonian biomass andiroba shells applied as a CO2 adsorbent and a cheap semiconductor material
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ACS Applied materials and interfaces, ISSN: 1944-8252 (JCR Impact Factor-2022: 9.5; Quartil: Q1)
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Sulfate-decorated amorphous-crystalline cobalt-iron oxide nanosheets to enhance O-O coupling in the oxygen evolution reaction
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Brookite TiO2 nanorods as promising electrochromic and energy storage materials for smart windows
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AUTHOR:MORAKABATCHIANKAR, SHABNAM
Title:A contribution to Sustainable Management of Integrated Material/Energy networks in Process Industries
Reading date:22/07/2021
Director:ESPUÑA CAMARASA, ANTONIO
Co-director:GRAELLS SOBRE, MOISES
Mention:No mention
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AUTHOR:YU, XIANGWEI
Title:Optimization strategies for efficient dosage of H2O2 in Fenton and photo-Fenton processes
Reading date:07/07/2021
Director:GRAELLS SOBRE, MOISES
Co-director:PEREZ MOYA, MONTSERRAT
Mention:No mention
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AUTHOR:SHOKRY ABDELALEEM TAHA ZIED, AHMED
Title:A contribution to chemical process operation support: new machine learning and surrogate models based approaches for process optimization, supervision and control
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Mention:International Mention
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AUTHOR:VILLASANTE DUEÑAS, JULIANA
Title:Antioxidant properties and applications of pecan (Carya illinoinensis)
Reading date:18/02/2021
Director:ALMAJANO PABLOS, MARIA PILAR
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Mention:International Mention
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Reading date:01/10/2020
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Mention:No mention
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Reading date:26/03/2020
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Mention:International Mention
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Presentation date: 11/2020
Presentation of work at congresses

Targeting the economic and environmental benefits associated with the integration of regeneration units in water systems
II International Congress on Water and Sustainability
Presentation date: 25/03/2021
Presentation of work at congresses

Towards automated information retrieval of process data and knowledge from academic databases
ESCAPE-31 - 31st European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering
Presentation date: 09/06/2021
Presentation of work at congresses

Systematic generation and targeting of chemical recycling pathways: A mixed plastic waste upcycling case study
ESCAPE-31 - 31st European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering
Presentation date: 08/06/2021
Presentation of work at congresses

AUTHOR:PAVÓN REGAÑA, SANDRA
Title:Rare earth elements recovery from E-wastes by solvent extraction and supported liquid membrane processes
Reading date:28/11/2019
Director:SASTRE REQUENA, ANA MARIA
Co-director:FORTUNY SANROMA, AGUSTIN
Mention:International Mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Permeability dependencies on the carrier concentration and membrane viscosity for Y(III) and Eu(III) transport by using liquid membranes
Separation and purification technology, ISSN: 1383-5866 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 7.312; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 15/05/2020
Journal article

Rare earth elements recovery from secondary wastes by solid-state chlorination and selective organic leaching
Pavon, S.; Fortuny, A.; Sastre, A.
Waste management (Elmsford), ISSN: 0956-053X (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 8.816; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 01/03/2021
Journal article

Se(IV) immobilization onto natural siderite: implications for high-level nuclear waste repositories
Pavon, S.; De Pablo, J.
Chemical Engineering and Technology, ISSN: 1521-4125 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 2.215; Quartil: Q3)
Publication date: 01/07/2021
Journal article

AUTHOR:ALCARAZ SEGURA, AURORA
Title:Enhancing the thermal efficiency of a salinity gradient solar pond. Implementation of the study in the design, construction, salinity gradient establishment, operation and energy transfer at industrial scale
Reading date:28/02/2019
Director:VALDERRAMA ANGEL, CESAR ALBERTO
Co-director:FARRAN MARSA, ADRIANA
Mention:No mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Increasing the storage capacity of a solar pond by using solar thermal collectors: heat extraction and heat supply processes using in-pond heat exchangers
Alcaraz, A.; Montalà, M.; Valderrama, C.; Cortina, J.; Akbarzadeh, A.; Farran, A.
Solar energy, ISSN: 0038-092X (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 4.674; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 01/09/2018
Journal article

Research projects

START DATEEND DATEACTIVITYFINANCING ENTITY
01/02/202431/01/2026Vulnerable elements and risk assessmentEURCOM- D.G. HUMANITARIAN
01/01/202431/12/2027Unite! Doctoral Network in Energy StorageCommission of European Communities
01/01/202431/12/2027Smart Integration of Process Systems Engineering & Machine Learning for Improved Process Safety in Process IndustriesCommission of European Communities
01/01/202431/12/2027A Revolutionary approach for maximising process water REuse and REsource REcovery through a smart, circular and integrated solutionCommission of European Communities
01/12/202330/11/2025European Program for Wildfire-Prepared CommunitiesEURCOM- D.G. HUMANITARIAN
01/12/202330/11/2026J-03163AGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
18/09/202317/09/2024Contracte de col.laboració sobre assessoria científica en el desenvolupament i la validació de tecnologies per a la recuperació de recursos (aigua i subproductes) en solucions líquides complexes.CETAQUA
22/04/202321/12/2023La realització d’un estudi sobre l’anàlisi de viabilitat de la indústria de recuperació de materials de bateries i dispositius elèctrics i electrònics a Catalunya.Agència per la Competitivitat de l'Empresa (ACCIÓ)
07/03/202330/11/2023Research services related to a Marisolor project aimed at reducing the chloride release from Novacarb and Solvay.Marisolor GIE
01/02/202331/01/2025Wildland-Urban-Interface Fire Touristic Intrastructures Protection SolutionsEURCOM- D.G. HUMANITARIAN
01/02/202331/08/2023estudi preliminar sobre les característiques i necessitats específiques que es preveu haurien de tenir el equips d’extracció de fums en cas d’incendi en aparcaments amb vehicles elèctrics i d’hidrogenSODECA, S.L.U.
01/02/202331/07/2024Determination of transport numbers in anion-exchange membranes (“AEM”) in streams of the soda ash production process.SOLVAY OPERATIONS FRANCE
02/01/202331/12/2024Contracte de col·laboració per conèixer l'estabilitat del combustible nuclear gastat (CNG) i les condicions esperades en l'emmagatzematge geològic profund del CNGENRESA
01/01/202331/12/2026Demonstration of battery metals recovery from primary and secondary resources through a sustainable processing methodology HORIZON EUROPE-CL4-2022-RESILIENCE-01Commission of European Communities
01/01/202331/12/2023Assessorament i supervisió en el diseñny i la construcció del pilot del projecte LIFE21-ENV-ES-CYCLOPS 101074544.CETAQUA
01/01/202331/12/2023Assessorament i supervisió en el disseny i la construcció del pilot del projecte HORIZON-CL4-2021-RESILIENCE-01 101058583 RESILEXCETAQUA
01/01/202331/12/2023Assessorament i supervisió en el diseny i la construcció del pilot del projecte LIFE20 ENV/ES/000788 – LIFE MATRIXCETAQUA
01/01/202331/12/2023Assessorament i supervisió en el disseny i la construcció del pilot del projecte LIFE21-ENV-ES-WARRIOR 101074367.CETAQUA
02/12/202202/12/2022Recovery of antimony and bismuth from arsenic-containing acidic aqueous solutions
01/12/202230/11/2024Herramienta de realidad virtual para el entrenamiento de la población y los servicios de emergencia en caso de inciendio a partir de volúmenes 3D reales y simulaciones CFD.AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/12/202230/11/2024Recuperación Sostenible de Elementos de valor añadido a partir de salmueras de desalinización de agua de mar mediante Tecnologías de separación híbrida.AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/12/202230/11/2024Integración de tecnologías de procesamiento para garantizar una cadena de valor de baterías segura, circular y sostenible a través minería urbana e industrial.AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
18/11/202231/12/2023 Sistemes d’intel·ligència artificial per la Detecció i Gestió anticipada d’Episodis de Contaminació en EDARs (DiGEC)Agència per la Competitivitat de l'Empresa (ACCIÓ)
01/11/202231/05/2023Disseny d'un procés simple per a degradar l'alginat (Ajuts de valorització LLAVOR_UPC 22)Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
01/10/202230/09/2026Next-generation membrane technologies for sustainable exploitation of seawater brine resources: transition towards a circular blue industryCommission of European Communities
01/09/202231/08/2025Recuperación de elementos de tierras raras (REE) y metales de desechos electrónicos y baterías de iones de litio gastadas mediante procesos de separación híbridos.AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/09/202231/08/2025Tecnologías energéticas del hidrógeno impulsadas por ingeniería de interfaz de catalizadores amorfos/cristalinosAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
08/07/202208/07/2022A method for the selective recovery of bismuth from solid impurity streams generated during the primary production of copper
01/07/202230/06/2024Accelerating Sustainable Hydrogen Uptake Through Innovation and EducationCommission of European Communities
01/06/202231/05/2023Pla social VEX RoboticsCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament de la UPC
11/03/202231/08/2022Contrato de colaboración de realización de ensayos de electrodiálisis, de nanofiltración y analíticas asociadas en el desarrollo del proyecto BIDEN.CETAQUA
01/03/202228/02/2023Contrato de colaboración para la optimización de las plantas piloto de Nanofiltración y Tratamiento de Salmuera en las que se llevará a cabo la fase experimental del proyecto LIFE CONQUER.CETAQUA
01/01/202231/12/2024Metal Influenced Acid Water as a source of valuable and critical raw materialsEUROPEAN INST OF INNOV.& TECHNOL.
01/01/202231/12/2022HE-EIT IE 2022_WP7 Joint and common courses. Exhibit_2022.09.12Commission of European Communities
23/12/202122/12/2024Cátedra Argos de investigación y formación en seguridad nuclear y protección radiológica en la Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Industrial de Barcelona de la Universitat Politècnica de CatalunyaCONSEJO DE SEGURIDAD NUCLEAR
17/12/202117/12/2021Recovery of rare earth elements from acidic mine water
10/12/202101/12/2023Comunitats d'interfície resilents al foc de BarcelonaAjuntament de Barcelona
01/12/202130/11/2023Aguas Acidas de Minería como Recurso para el suministro sostenible de materias primas y materias críticas.AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/12/202131/05/2023 In situ nano-enhanced bioremediation for nitrate impaired aquifers due to agricultural activity.FUN.CEN. ANDALUZ INVESTIG.DEL AGUA
20/10/202130/01/2022Caracteritizació d'efluents i realització d'assaigs de traçabilitat per la recuperació d'àcid en corrents de refinat de cinc.CETAQUA
10/09/202125/10/2021Estudi dels sòls de la parcel·la de Tersa i dels principals contaminants presents, estudi d'escòries, revisió dels estudis realitzats i anàlisi comparatiu amb els sòls del territoriTERSA, TRACTAMENT SELECC.RESIDUS SA
01/09/202131/08/2023Understanding the Dynamic Nature of Catalysts for Methane Abatement ReactionsCommission of European Communities
01/09/202131/08/2024Desarrollo de una nueva metodología basada en IA y CFD para una gestión y planificación dinámica de las emergencias.AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/09/202131/08/2024Reciclaje de recursos de residuos urbanos e industriales mediante la integración de procesos de separación híbridos.AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/09/202131/08/2024Implantación de la economía Circular en la Industria de Proceso (CEPI): Métodos y herramientas para la integración circular de sistemas.AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/09/202131/08/2024Estudio de la localización y disolución de productos de fisión y actínidos en el combustible nuclear.AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
20/07/202120/07/2021Electro-chemical sensor and coating method, production method and corresponding uses.
01/07/202130/06/2025Energy harvesting via wetting/drying cycles with nanoporus electrodesCommission of European Communities
01/07/202115/11/2021Separel Liquid-Liquid Membrane Contactors for NH3 removalDUPONT IBÈRICA, SL 
16/06/202116/06/2021Obtención de un extracto biosurfactante a partir de los licores de lavado de maíz mediante procesos de separación física
01/06/202131/12/2024Microscopio electrónico de barrido de emisión de campo (alta resolución): SXES, EBSD, EDS y con accesorios de Nanoindentación in situAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
21/05/202121/05/2021Separación de arsénico de antimonio y bismuto en un eluato
17/05/202130/09/2022Asesoramiento y supervisión en el diseño y modelización de la planta piloto de nanofiltración del proyecto LIFE CONQUERCETAQUA
24/04/202123/04/2022Fire in the Earth System:Science &SocietyCOST OFFICE
01/04/202131/03/2024Recovery of added-value elements from Copper primary productionEUROPEAN INST OF INNOV.& TECHNOL.
01/03/202131/12/2021Assessorament i supervisió en el disseny i la construcció del pilot del projecte LIFE NIMBUS,CETAQUA
01/03/202131/12/2021Assessorament i supervisió en el disseny i construcció del pilot del projecte LIFE CONQUERCETAQUA
01/01/202131/03/2023Vulnerable Elements in Spain and Portugal and Risk AssessmentEURCOM- D.G. HUMANITARIAN
01/12/202031/05/2021Realización de ensayos de Electrodiálisis Reversible (EDR) en EEBE para el proyecto EDEN.CETAQUA
15/10/202031/12/2020Carrying experiments to obtain the typical images and experimental data of jet flame behaviour for the critical conditions at which combustion occursFundación Universidad de las Améric
01/10/202020/10/20223D Fire LABoratoryCommission of European Communities
15/09/202015/12/2020Study of the photochemical reaction to synthesize ammonia from nitrogen and hydrogen using the catalyst based on permanently polarized hydroxyapatite doped with Pd nanoparticles.Optimization of reactiB. BRAUN SURGICAL, S.A.
04/09/202030/09/2024Closing gaps in measurements and understanding: plume characteristics, live fuel moisture dynamics, and process-based modelingUSDA Forest Service
01/09/202031/12/2020Immersive and Hybrid remote labsEUROPEAN INST OF INNOV.& TECHNOL.
24/07/202023/04/2021Estudi sobre la instal·lació d’una central termoelèctrica a Cercs. Anàlisi de vies de gestió més adequades pels residus d’acord amb conceptes d’economia circular i la jerarquia de gestió de residuos.AYUNTAMIENTO DE CERCS
23/07/202022/06/2021MACROSENSE- Sensor espectroscòpic de metà basat en silici macroporós per a la monitoratge de gasoductes de gas naturalAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
13/07/202013/07/2020Filtro óptico pasa-banda con bandas laterales bloqueadas
01/07/202031/12/2023Caracterización y estudio de análogos químicos del combustible nuclear irradiado (SNF) en las condiciones esperadas en un almacenamiento definitivo, en condiciones reductoras y parcialmente oxidantesENRESA
01/07/202031/12/2021Assessorament i participació en diversos projectes, tant amb empreses específiques com projectes cooperatius dins de l’àmbit de gestió de sòls i aigües contaminades i impacte ambiental.FUNDACIÓ EURECAT
15/06/202030/09/2022The porpuse of the cooperation between the parties to help the develpment of coupled-firea atmosphere models. The objective of this project is to build a model comparison exercicse to test the modelsUSDA Forest Service
01/06/202031/05/2024Circular Processing of Seawater Brines from Saltworks for Recovery of Valuable Raw MaterialsCommission of European Communities
01/06/202031/05/2024Development of radical innovations to recover minerals and metals from seawater desalination brinesCommission of European Communities
07/04/202006/10/2020Estudi per avaluar la resistència al foc d'un mòdul estructural en un edifici format per diverses plantes de contenidors marítims habilitats com allotjaments.Ajuntament de Barcelona
11/03/202012/06/2020Estudio sobre la calidad del aire en las inmediaciones de la instalación industrial de Silvalac en Els Pallaresos y elaboración de un análisis cuantitativo de riesgos para la salud humanaSILVALAC, S.A.
01/03/202028/02/2021Asesoramiento técnico en el diseño de los pilotos en el que se llevará a cabo la fase experimental del proyecto LIFE REMINE-WATERCETAQUA
01/03/202031/12/20202020 EDU_COVID-19 UmbrellaEUROPEAN INST OF INNOV.& TECHNOL.
10/02/202010/09/2020Evaluación de nanopartículas (NPs) de hierro (Fe) para potenciar la desnitrificación de aguas subterráneas contaminadas por nitratos.FUN.CEN. ANDALUZ INVESTIG.DEL AGUA
29/01/202028/04/2022Desenvolupament d’eines per al suport en l’implementació i en la gestió de la reutilitació (SUGGEREIX).AGÈNCIA CATALANA DE L'AIGUA
01/01/202031/12/2023Ús eficient de recursos de rentat industrial.AGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
11/11/201920/12/2019Mesures d'absorció/desorció de CO2REFTRANS SA
02/10/201931/10/2023Assessorament expert al projecte europeu GUARDIAN, dedicat a la implementació de tecnologies d'irrigació per a la protecció d'interfícies urbano-forestals.ECORYS Nederland BV
15/09/201915/03/2020Verificació complementària en relació als paràmetres emprats i al correcte procés de simulació, de les simulacions computacionals del sistema de control de temperatura i evacuació de fum en cas d’inceCOLT ESPAÑA, S.A.
01/09/201930/09/2019Optimización de la etapa de extracción de polifenoles presentes en los residuos agroalimentarios.FUNDACIÓN CENTRO GALLEGO DE
01/07/201931/12/2022001-P-001722_Fusió a Catalunya (Fusion Cat)GENCAT - DEPT. D'EMPRESA I OCUPACIO
01/04/201931/12/2023Bimetallic catalyst knowledge-based development for energy applicationsCommission of European Communities
21/03/201920/06/2019Puesta a punto de un sistema de monitorización de gases, trabajo, experimental y análisis de datos de pruebas para la evaluación de la tasa de infiltración de una lona ignifuga para la protección de vJSP WILDFIRE SECURITY SL
01/03/201928/02/2024Ampliación del contrato de colaboración para el asesoramiento, asistencia técnica, análisis y evaluación en proyectos I+D+i en la línea de investigación Calidad del Agua.CETAQUA
01/02/201931/01/2021Wildland-Urban Interface VIrtual Essays WorkbenchEURCOM- D.G. HUMANITARIAN
31/01/201931/12/2021Cofinançament PECT Besòs - operació Recerca per la Sostenibilitat.Diputació de Barcelona
29/01/201928/07/2019Desenvolupament de tasques per a la millora de teixits d'altes prestacionsAPRESTOS DE LANERIA, S.A.
14/01/201902/04/2022Simulació i desenvolupament de reactors catalítics per la tecnologia de l'hidrogen.AGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/01/201930/06/2024OPEN INNOVATION-RESEARCH TRANSLATION AND APPLIED KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE IN PRACTICE THROUGH UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY-COOPERATIONCommission of European Communities
01/01/201930/09/2022Preparación mecanoquímica de catalizadores para aplicaciones energéticas: activación de metano y producción de hidrógenoAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2022001-P-001646_BASE 3DGENCAT - DEPT. D'EMPRESA I OCUPACIO
01/01/201931/12/2019Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy SystemsEuropean Institute for Innovation and Technology

Teaching staff and research groups

Research projects

START DATEEND DATEACTIVITYFINANCING ENTITY
01/02/202431/01/2026Vulnerable elements and risk assessmentEURCOM- D.G. HUMANITARIAN
01/01/202431/12/2027Unite! Doctoral Network in Energy StorageCommission of European Communities
01/01/202431/12/2027Smart Integration of Process Systems Engineering & Machine Learning for Improved Process Safety in Process IndustriesCommission of European Communities
01/01/202431/12/2027A Revolutionary approach for maximising process water REuse and REsource REcovery through a smart, circular and integrated solutionCommission of European Communities
01/12/202330/11/2025European Program for Wildfire-Prepared CommunitiesEURCOM- D.G. HUMANITARIAN
01/12/202330/11/2026J-03163AGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
18/09/202317/09/2024Contracte de col.laboració sobre assessoria científica en el desenvolupament i la validació de tecnologies per a la recuperació de recursos (aigua i subproductes) en solucions líquides complexes.CETAQUA
22/04/202321/12/2023La realització d’un estudi sobre l’anàlisi de viabilitat de la indústria de recuperació de materials de bateries i dispositius elèctrics i electrònics a Catalunya.Agència per la Competitivitat de l'Empresa (ACCIÓ)
07/03/202330/11/2023Research services related to a Marisolor project aimed at reducing the chloride release from Novacarb and Solvay.Marisolor GIE
01/02/202331/01/2025Wildland-Urban-Interface Fire Touristic Intrastructures Protection SolutionsEURCOM- D.G. HUMANITARIAN
01/02/202331/08/2023estudi preliminar sobre les característiques i necessitats específiques que es preveu haurien de tenir el equips d’extracció de fums en cas d’incendi en aparcaments amb vehicles elèctrics i d’hidrogenSODECA, S.L.U.
01/02/202331/07/2024Determination of transport numbers in anion-exchange membranes (“AEM”) in streams of the soda ash production process.SOLVAY OPERATIONS FRANCE
02/01/202331/12/2024Contracte de col·laboració per conèixer l'estabilitat del combustible nuclear gastat (CNG) i les condicions esperades en l'emmagatzematge geològic profund del CNGENRESA
01/01/202331/12/2026Demonstration of battery metals recovery from primary and secondary resources through a sustainable processing methodology HORIZON EUROPE-CL4-2022-RESILIENCE-01Commission of European Communities
01/01/202331/12/2023Assessorament i supervisió en el diseñny i la construcció del pilot del projecte LIFE21-ENV-ES-CYCLOPS 101074544.CETAQUA
01/01/202331/12/2023Assessorament i supervisió en el disseny i la construcció del pilot del projecte HORIZON-CL4-2021-RESILIENCE-01 101058583 RESILEXCETAQUA
01/01/202331/12/2023Assessorament i supervisió en el diseny i la construcció del pilot del projecte LIFE20 ENV/ES/000788 – LIFE MATRIXCETAQUA
01/01/202331/12/2023Assessorament i supervisió en el disseny i la construcció del pilot del projecte LIFE21-ENV-ES-WARRIOR 101074367.CETAQUA
02/12/202202/12/2022Recovery of antimony and bismuth from arsenic-containing acidic aqueous solutions
01/12/202230/11/2024Herramienta de realidad virtual para el entrenamiento de la población y los servicios de emergencia en caso de inciendio a partir de volúmenes 3D reales y simulaciones CFD.AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/12/202230/11/2024Recuperación Sostenible de Elementos de valor añadido a partir de salmueras de desalinización de agua de mar mediante Tecnologías de separación híbrida.AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/12/202230/11/2024Integración de tecnologías de procesamiento para garantizar una cadena de valor de baterías segura, circular y sostenible a través minería urbana e industrial.AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
18/11/202231/12/2023 Sistemes d’intel·ligència artificial per la Detecció i Gestió anticipada d’Episodis de Contaminació en EDARs (DiGEC)Agència per la Competitivitat de l'Empresa (ACCIÓ)
01/11/202231/05/2023Disseny d'un procés simple per a degradar l'alginat (Ajuts de valorització LLAVOR_UPC 22)Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
01/10/202230/09/2026Next-generation membrane technologies for sustainable exploitation of seawater brine resources: transition towards a circular blue industryCommission of European Communities
01/09/202231/08/2025Recuperación de elementos de tierras raras (REE) y metales de desechos electrónicos y baterías de iones de litio gastadas mediante procesos de separación híbridos.AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/09/202231/08/2025Tecnologías energéticas del hidrógeno impulsadas por ingeniería de interfaz de catalizadores amorfos/cristalinosAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
08/07/202208/07/2022A method for the selective recovery of bismuth from solid impurity streams generated during the primary production of copper
01/07/202230/06/2024Accelerating Sustainable Hydrogen Uptake Through Innovation and EducationCommission of European Communities
01/06/202231/05/2023Pla social VEX RoboticsCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament de la UPC
11/03/202231/08/2022Contrato de colaboración de realización de ensayos de electrodiálisis, de nanofiltración y analíticas asociadas en el desarrollo del proyecto BIDEN.CETAQUA
01/03/202228/02/2023Contrato de colaboración para la optimización de las plantas piloto de Nanofiltración y Tratamiento de Salmuera en las que se llevará a cabo la fase experimental del proyecto LIFE CONQUER.CETAQUA
01/01/202231/12/2024Metal Influenced Acid Water as a source of valuable and critical raw materialsEUROPEAN INST OF INNOV.& TECHNOL.
01/01/202231/12/2022HE-EIT IE 2022_WP7 Joint and common courses. Exhibit_2022.09.12Commission of European Communities
23/12/202122/12/2024Cátedra Argos de investigación y formación en seguridad nuclear y protección radiológica en la Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Industrial de Barcelona de la Universitat Politècnica de CatalunyaCONSEJO DE SEGURIDAD NUCLEAR
17/12/202117/12/2021Recovery of rare earth elements from acidic mine water
10/12/202101/12/2023Comunitats d'interfície resilents al foc de BarcelonaAjuntament de Barcelona
01/12/202130/11/2023Aguas Acidas de Minería como Recurso para el suministro sostenible de materias primas y materias críticas.AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/12/202131/05/2023 In situ nano-enhanced bioremediation for nitrate impaired aquifers due to agricultural activity.FUN.CEN. ANDALUZ INVESTIG.DEL AGUA
20/10/202130/01/2022Caracteritizació d'efluents i realització d'assaigs de traçabilitat per la recuperació d'àcid en corrents de refinat de cinc.CETAQUA
10/09/202125/10/2021Estudi dels sòls de la parcel·la de Tersa i dels principals contaminants presents, estudi d'escòries, revisió dels estudis realitzats i anàlisi comparatiu amb els sòls del territoriTERSA, TRACTAMENT SELECC.RESIDUS SA
01/09/202131/08/2023Understanding the Dynamic Nature of Catalysts for Methane Abatement ReactionsCommission of European Communities
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