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. CVU: 31814.
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. CVU:201008
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. CVU: 3331216.
Dr. José Octavio Saucedo Lucero
Doctorate in Applied Sciences with a specialization in Environmental Sciences. His research focuses on the development, optimization and application of several biological and physicochemical systems (either individually and coupled) for the removal of pollutants from air and water. CVU: 35208.
Dr. Moisés Bautista Rodríguez
Doctorate in engineering processes with more than 20 years of experience in polymer, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, food and paper production plants. He has contributed, as a senior development engineer, to basic and detailed engineering for process optimization, increasing production levels, product innovation, and the installation, supervision and starting of industrial plants. He currently specializes in the design of fuel cells using proton interchange membranes. CVU: 35208.
Dr. Argel Gastélum Arellánez
Doctorate in Sciences with a specialty in plant biotechnology. He research focus is in the area of bioengineering, including scaling and optimization of bioprocess from a microbiological base. His research includes the study of novel removable energy sources and the use of agro-industrial wastes to produce biofuels and high quality chemical products. CVU: 103812.
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. CVU: 347043.
Dr. Alejandro Suárez Toriello
Doctorate in Chemical Engineering, specializing in kinetics and catalysis. His research focuses on the study and development of catalytic materials for application in the production of clean fuels, synthesis of value-added products and environment protection. CVU: 204205.
Dr. Jesús Salvador Jaime Ferrer
Doctorate in process engineering with a specialty in membrane processes. He has participated in Startups focusing on the use of industrial-scale solar technologies and energy storage. He created and optimized an industrial pilot for thin layer solar cells based on chalcopyrite and kesterites. He also worked to scale the process for the development of electrodes and ultra-capacitors based on hybrid materials employing aligned carbon nanotubes and conductive polymers.CVU: 44383
Dra. Liliana Villafaña López
M.C. José de Jesús Torres García
Phone. (477) 710 00 11, ext. 15000