Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Lugo, Spain
My PhD Thesis focused on diffuse pollution. everal books, book chapters and publications in Q1 research journals were carried out as a result. At the same time, I carried out research on wastewater treatment plants, and on designs of complementary wastewater treatment systems. Later on, I worked on biomarkers of water pollution in France. Back in Spain, my research focused on recycling, studying red mud as a sorbent material, sewage sludge, wood ash, and other kinds of waste and by-products, as well as different mixtures of them. I studied retention/inactivation of biotic and abiotic contaminants, and potential for agronomic recycling of these and other wastes. Special cases were those focused on composting. My research group registered up to 8 patents in relation to all these lines of research. Several recognitions, awards, publications, and PhD Thesis, resulted from these works. After that, my research focused mainly on retention of pollutants, using by-products to reach this end, facilitating recycling of these materials. Derived from that, my research team has published more than 50 papers in top journals (most Q1 in the JCR) since 2012, as well as many other works in proceedings, PhD Thesis, and book chapters.