OUR GROUP DEVELOPS:
Research Projects focused in Environmental Engineering
IN THE AREAS OF
We develop and adapt new technologies that allow the treatment of local and industrial wastewater by advanced techniques such as:
- Advanced oxidation processes
- Electrochemical processes
- Adsorption and biological processes
Wastewater treatment pilot plant, allows us to evaluate and scale processes designed in the laboratory to the industrial level.
We develop technologies and materials based in filtration processes, adsorption and electrochemistry for remove pollutants.
WATER QUALITY MONITORING
We have advanced infrastructure for the analysis of more than 110 pollutants in water including several anions, cations, aminoacids, dyes, pesticides, food additives, heavy metals, pharmaceuticals, etc.
We can determine basic water parameters including color, smell, taste, turbidity, COD, BOD, pH, conductivity, sulfides, fatty acids, oils, total organic carbon and can perform biological analysis.
REVALORIZATON, TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL OF INDUSTRIAL RESIDUES.
We formulate novel materials, with commercial potential that reduce the environmental impact caused by the industrial waste.
SOIL EVALUATION AND TREATMENT.
We offer soil remediation projects in small, medium and large periods of time in/on polluted places.
OLFATOMETRY, BIOAEROSOLS AND ENVIRONMENTAL AIR QUALITY
- Our Olfatometry lab is established in accordance with the UNE-EN 13725 Standard.
- CIATEC can determine odor concentrations (ue/m3).
- Odor measurements for farms, including those that raise poultry and swine.
- Measurement and quantification of pathogen micro-organisms in air.
STUDIES OF THE AIR QUALITY
- Measurement of air particulate dispersion (PM10).
- Determination of pollutants dispersion affected zones.
Dr. Ricardo Guerra Sánchez
PhD in Sciences of the Earth and Environment with Specialty in the Physicochemistry of Environment Processes. Currently is the General Director of the CIATEC.
Dra. María Maldonado Santoyo
PhD in Chemistry with Specialty in the measurement of pollution levels using highly sensitive analytical techniques. She has developed projects involving the formulation of polymeric materials made by industrial residues.
Dr. Javier Antonio Arcibar Orozco
Doctorate in Applied Sciences, with a specialization in Environmental Sciences. His research focuses on adsorption processes for the selective removal of pollutants from air, water, and fuels; the design and characterization of porous materials, desulfurization and de-nitrogenation of fuels; and destruction of chemical warfare agents.
Dr. Juan José Quiroz Ramírez
Doctorate in Chemical Engineering. His research focuses on the simulation, integration and optimization of chemical processes for industrial applications incorporating new techniques for energy saving and technologies that enhance and optimize the chemical processes.
Dra. Elizabeth Quintana Rodríguez
Science doctor specialist in plant biotechnology. Line of research is aimed at the study of biochemical diseases markers and the use of the plant natural defences. In addition, she investigates the use of agri-food residues through value-added metabolite extraction processes.
Dr. Domancar Orona Tamayo
PhD. Plant biology and biotechnology, specializing in multitrophic interactions and value-added by-products derived from agriculture wastes. His research lines are focused on the study of stresses in agricultural plants and urban trees mediated by different biotic and abiotic disturbances. Also interested in the use of bioactive compounds derived from agricultural residues of plants for applications in the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. Thus, as application of molecular techniques with agricultural and environmental impacts. He is also interested in the analysis of pests and pollutants in urban trees.
Dra. Oriana Landa Cansigno
Doctor in environmental engineering with a specialty in integrated water management. Her research interests focus on environmental diagnosis using systemic analysis, such as urban metabolism, life cycle analysis, sustainability indicators, emissions quantifications and pollution evaluation, as well as participatory methodologies for effective stakeholder engagements (questionnaires, interviews and workshops). She also prepares outreach programmes for rural communities’ organisations, students and general public in topics of water security.
Dr. David Alfonso Camarena Pozos
Doctor of Science in Plant Biotechnology focused on environmental microbiology. His line of research is based on the use of microbial resources for their application in bioremediation and phytoremediation projects of contaminated sites. In addition to the identification of plant growth promoting microorganisms and biological control.
Dr. José Octavio Saucedo Lucero
Doctor en Ciencias Aplicadas con especialidad en Ciencias Ambientales. Sus líneas de investigación están enfocadas a la identificación, cuantificación y tratamiento de contaminantes atmosféricos, impacto de la calidad del aire en espacios cerrados, procesos biotecnológicos y foto-asistidos de remoción de contaminantes atmosféricos. Interesado en temas de captura de CO2 mediante procesos biotecnológicos, aprovechamiento de biomasa usada en procesos de remoción, desarrollo y evaluación de nuevos materiales fotoactivos para mejoramiento de la calidad del aire y evaluación de los niveles de exposición de contaminantes en interiores. CVU: 375974
Ing. José de Jesús Esparza Claudio
Tel. (477) 710 00 11, ext. 15300