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1986 …2020

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Dr. Francisco Javier Sancho Lafuente, is Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Engineering School at UAB. His research focuses on Biotechnology Environmental Engineering. He was Director of the Department of Chemical Engineering in 2004-2010. He is a member of various committees of evaluation (research projects and teaching staff). He was coordinator of the degree of Chemical Engineering (2010-2013). He has participated in 30 competitive projects (Spanish and European) in the fields of biotechnology and especially in environmental engineering. He has participated in 50 R+D projects with companies and/or public administrations, being the principal investigator in 32. His research is focused on environmental engineering and more specifically in the design and use of biological systems for the treatment of liquid and gaseous effluents. As a result of this activity he has published over 135 articles indexed with over 2750 citations (h-index:32). He has participated in over 100 international conferences. He is the Director of Technology Center for Comprehensive Treatment of gaseous emissions, liquid effluents and solid waste (BIO-GLS), member of the Technology Network TECNIO. He is the Head of the research group treatment of liquid effluents and gaseous (GENOCOV). In 2009, He found with others professors and formers PhD students the company AERIS Tecnologías Ambientales. His main research areas are: Nutrient Removal of Municipal Wastewaters (Nitrogen removal Modelling & Control, Advanced monitoring & control, Phosphorous removal modelling, SBR, Respirometry); Biological Treatment of Industrial Wastewaters (High straight biological nitrogen removal, Inhibition monitoring & modelling, Coupling Advanced oxidation process & biological treatments, Advanced monitoring & control); Treatment of polluted gases (Jet-venture scrubber, Degradation of H2S & NH3, Degradation of VOC, Degradation of recalcitrant compounds).

Education/Academic qualification

Ph. D., Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

Award Date: 19 Mar 1988

Degree, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

Award Date: 1 Jun 1982

External positions

Titular Escuela Universitaria, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

1 Jan 19881 Oct 1990

Ayudante de Facultad LRU, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

1 Oct 19861 Jan 1988

Profesor ayudante de clases prácticas, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

1 Feb 19841 Sep 1986

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Martinez Muñoz, M., Lafuente Sancho, F. J., Jan Axelsson, Jörg Langwaldt, Kristina Ukvalbergiene, Lise Thorup-Pedersen, Mara Sartori, Martinez Flores, I., Niall Power, Nicole Frei, Rachel Barrett, Trym Holbek, Victor van der Chijs & Gali Reyes, M.

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  • Research Output

    Coupling dissolved oxygen microsensors measurements and heterogeneous respirometry for monitoring and modeling microbial activity within sulfide-oxidizing biofilms

    Guimerà, X., Mora, M., López, L. R., Gabriel, G., Dorado, A. D., Lafuente, J., Gamisans, X. & Gabriel, D., 15 Nov 2020, In : Chemical Engineering Journal. 400, 125846.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

  • Feasibility of S-rich streams valorization through a two-step biosulfur production process

    Mora, M., Fernández-Palacios, E., Guimerà, X., Lafuente, J., Gamisans, X. & Gabriel, D., Aug 2020, In : Chemosphere. 253, p. 126734 126734.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    Systematic comparison framework for selecting the best retrofitting alternative for an existing WRRF

    Machado, V. C., Lafuente, J. & Baeza, J. A., 4 Jun 2020, In : Water Environment Research.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

    Biogás y biometano como vectores energéticos

    González Pérez, J. J. & Lafuente Sancho, F. J., 2019

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review