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SOLAR ENERGY CHEMICAL CAPABILITIES

Analytical Techniques:

  1. Thermogravimetry.
  2. Differential Scanning Calorimetry.
  3. Spectrometry.
  4. Solid and Liquid Elemental and Molecular Analysis.
  5. Water Analysis (Ion Chromatography, UPLC, TOC-TN, DQO, DBO).

Research Lines

  1. New water soluble homo- and hetero-metal-polymers with photocatalytic activity in the synthesis of high impact molecules and production of electricity.
  2. White phosphorus transformation mediated by visible-light irradiation.
  3. Development of advanced analytical methods for characterizing complex effluents and its application to monitoring of organic micro-contaminants during wastewater treatment to ensure its elimination.
  4. Identification of transformation products generated during wastewater treatments and establishment of routes of degradation.
  5. Study of the influence of treatments on the quality of reclaimed water and evaluating the impact of their reuse in agriculture.
  6. Use of solar photo-Fenton for decontamination of toxic water.
  7. Use of solar photo-Fenton for micropolluant removal from treated wastewater.
  8. Use of solar photo-Fenton for wastewater disinfection.
  9. Combination of solar photo-Fenton and membrane bioreactor (pre-and post-treatment).
  10. Optimization of the operation and development of new technology for photo-Fenton.
  11. Water treatment economics.
  12. Development of membrane-based solar desalination snad effluent treatment systems.
  13. Application of solar energy to the treatment of hypersaline media.
  14. Recovery of value compouds from brines an hypersaline effluents.
  15. Design of photobioreactors for the cultivation of microalgae.
  16. Applications of microalgae to the purification of wastewaters and industrial effluents.
  17. Valorization of microalgal biomass obtained from wastewater.

 

SOLAR ENERGY EXPLOITATION CAPABILITIES

Research Lines

  1. Modeling and control of thermosolar plants.
  2. Evaluation and forecast of solar resource.
  3. Teledetection.
  4. Sky cameras.
  5. Design and optimization of solar thermal cooling and heating systems.
  6. Design and optimization of air-conditioning system coupled with shallow geothermal systems and ground-coupled heat exchanger.
  7. Design and optimization of trigeneration systems.
  8. Integration of the solar thermal and photovoltaic energy in the construction, warehouses or greenhouses.
  9. Thermal energy storage through phase change materials.
  10. Modeling and control of thermosolar plants.
  11. Modeling, control and robotics in agriculture.
  12. Energy efficiency and comfort control in buildings.
  13. Engineering Education.
  14. Modeling and control of photobioreactors.
  15. Electric vehicles.
  16. Energy smart grids.
  17. Predictive, hierarchical and robust control.
  18. Supervisory systems and industrial communications.

 

COURSES AND TRAININGS

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Conducted:

  • Master CIESOL en Energía Solar (finished 2006-2012).
  • Curso de especialización: Introducción a TRNSYS y su uso en aplicaciones termosolares en procesos industriales (julio 2012).
  • Curso de especialización: Simulación dínamica de instalaciones termosolares (abril 2009).
  • METALES, AGUA Y SOL (METASOL), Universidad de Almería 18-22 Mayo 2015

 

ACTIVITIES

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