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Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

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Gumersindo Feijoo


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Gumersindo Feijoo

Professor of Chemical Engineering

Education

  • Degree in Chemistry (Orientation in Industrial Chemistry). University of Santiago de Compostela (1985-1990)
  • MSc. Department of Chemical Engineering. University of Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain (1990). Master Thesis: Sodium inhibition in the anaerobic digestion process: Antagonism and adaptation phenomena
  • PhD. Department of Chemical Engineering. University of Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain (1994). PhD. Dissertation: Ligninolytic enzyme production in bioreactors. Application to PAH´s degradation
  • Post-doc. Department of Industrial Microbiology. Wageningen Agricultural University, The Nehterlands (1995, 1997, 1998)
  • Post-doc. Department of Environmental and Chemical Engineering. University of Arizona, Arizona, USA (2002).

Employment

  • Full Professor. Department of Chemical Engineering. University of Santiago de Compostela (2008 - Present)
  • Associate Professor. Department of Chemical Engineering. University of Santiago de Compostela (1997 - 2008)
  • Assistant Professor. Department of Chemical Engineering. University of Santiago de Compostela (1995 -1997 )
  • Research Fellow. Department of Chemical Engineering. University of Santiago de Compostela (1991 1995 )

Teaching Activities

  • Undergraduate Degree Programs
    • Bachelor in Chemical Engineering. School of Engineering
  • Graduate Degree Programs
    • Master in Environmental Engineering
    • Master in Chemical Engineering and Bioprocess
  • Main Topics
    • Mass and Energy Balances
    • Unit Operations
    • Chemical Reaction Engineering
    • Project Management
    • Ecological Product Design
    • Life Cycle Assessment

Research

  • Bioprocess Engineering
    • Fermentation processes: ethanol, lactic acid, probiotics...
    • Production of fungi peroxidases
    • Bioremediation and biodegradation of PPCPs, PAH's and pesticides by white-rot fungi and their oxidative enzymes
    • Development and application of monophasic and biphasic bioreactors to treat wastewaters
  • Life Cycle Assessment and Carbonfootprint
    • Life cycle assessment
    • Carbon footprint
    • Eco-design
    • Eco-efficiency

Scientific Profiles

Publications
Improving the sustainability of heterogeneous Fenton-based methods for micropollutant abatement by electrochemical coupling
Authors-Ext: Julio J. Conde, Santiago Abelleira
Magazine/book: Journal of Environmental Management
Volume: 332
Date of publication: 15/04/2023
Publishing house: Elsevier
DOI: link
Process modelling and environmental assessment on the valorization of lignocellulosic waste to antimicrobials
Magazine/book: Food and Bioproducts Processing
Volume: 137
Pages: 113-123
Date of publication: 01/01/2023
Publishing house: Elsevier
ISBN: ISSN: 0960-3085
DOI: link
Macroalgae biorefineries as a sustainable resource in the extraction of value-added compounds
Magazine/book: Algal Research
Volume: 69
Date of publication: 01/01/2023
Publishing house: Elsevier
DOI: link
Patents
Procedimiento y sistema de eliminación de microcontaminantes mediante reactor con nanopartículas magnéticas y unidad de separación externa
Authors-Ext: Carlos Vázquez Vázquez, Alfonso Fondado Fondado, Jorge Mira Pérez
Date of publication: 08/10/2018
Method and system for eliminating microcontaminants by means of a reactor with an enzyme immobilised in magnetic nanoparticles and an internal separation unit
Authors-Ext: Adriana Arca Ramos, Carlos Vázquez Vázquez, Alfonso Fondado Fondado, Jorge Mira Pérez,
Date of publication: 12/09/2018
Procedimiento y sistema para reacciones de síntesis química en un reactor con enzima inmovilizada en nanopartículas magnéticas y unidad de separación interna
Authors-Ext: Carlos Vázquez Vázquez, Alfonso Fondado Fondado, Jorge Mira Pérez
Date of publication: 04/05/2016
Projects
Biological Resources Certifications Schemes (BIORECER)
Main researcher: Gumersindo Feijoo
Research Group: Maite Moreira, Sara Gonzalez
Working Group: Julio Conde
Financial organism: European Commission. HORIZON-CL6-2021-ZEROPOLLUTION-01
Reference: 101060684
Amount 311875.00€
Scope: Proyecto europeo
Partners: CETAQUA (Coordinator), SAP, UBRU, USC, UNI, RISE, ANFACO, UNIVPM, MCS, CAP, NOVA, SPRING, EGM, CERTH, CAN, BET.
Date of publication: 01/09/2022
Water-Energy-Seafood nexus: eco-innovation strategies for sustainalbe production and consumption patterns in the Atlantic area (NEPTUNUS)
Main researcher: Gumersindo Feijoo
Working Group: Amaya Franco, Maite Moreira
Financial organism: European Commission
Reference: EAPA_576/2018-NEPTUNUS
Amount 151132.00€
Scope: Proyecto europeo
Partners: Universidad de Cantabria, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, EnergyLab, Universidade de Aveiro, IPMA, Université de Bordeaux, University of Liverpool, National University of Ireland, Atholone Institute of Technology, Anfaco Cecopesca, Vertigo Lab
Date of publication: 30/06/2019
Red de excelencia: Biotecnologia para la lignocelulosa: hacia el uso integral de la biomasa vegetal como materia prima renovable
Main researcher: Gumersindo Feijoo
Financial organism: Spanish Government
Reference: BIO2017‐90757‐REDT
Partners: Coordinator: Susana Camarero from Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas (CIB) - Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
Date of publication: 01/07/2018
Contracts
Clean air technology change (CATCH)
Main researcher: Gumersindo Feijoo
Reference: CONECTA PYME. (2016-2018) IN852A 2016/125
Amount 48856.14€
Scope: Proyecto autonómico
Partners: Serviguide Consultoría, S.L., 4Gotas Atmósfera y Océano, S.L., Bahía Software, S.L.U., Sistemas Audiovisuales Itelsis, S.L., Tecnologías PLEXUS, S.L.
Date of publication: 01/01/2016
Desenvolvemento de solucións intelixentes para unha loxística verde (SIGSOL)
Main researcher: Gumersindo Feijoo
Financial organism: Xunta de Galicia (Programa Conecta Peme 2014)
Reference: IN852A 2014/15
Amount 90000.00€
Scope: Proyecto autonómico
Partners: Kaleido Logisticis, Inxenia, USC
Date of publication: 15/02/2014
Zero Emissions City (ZEC)
Main researcher: Gumersindo Feijoo
Financial organism: Xunta de Galicia (Programa Conecta Peme 2014)
Amount 16770.83€
Scope: Proyecto autonómico
Partners: Serviguide, Bahía Software, Plexus, Itelsis, Setga, USC e Gradiant
Date of publication: 15/02/2014
Doctoral Theses
Challenges on the road to sustainability in strategic primary sectors
Date: 22/11/2022
Cum Laude: X
Impact of the pricing policy on the environmental performance of urban waste management systems
Authors-Ext: Álvaro Fernández Braña
Supervisors: Gumersindo Feijoo
Supervisors-Ext: Celia María Dias Ferreira (Universidade Aberta de Portugal)
Date: 21/10/2022
European doctorate: x
Cum Laude: x
Transición do consumo de alimentos cara a patróns sostibles baseados en aspectos ambientais, nutricionais e socioeconómicos
Authors: Xavier Esteve
Date: 27/01/2022
European doctorate: X
Cum Laude: X
Master Theses
Evaluación ambiental de adhesivos empregados na industria madereira
Authors: Ana Arias
Date: 19/02/2020

Máster en Ingeniería Química y Bioprocesos

Enfoque conxunto da Avaliación de Ciclo de Vida e da Análise Envolvente de datos nos criterios de eco-eficiencia da producción acuícola en Mexico
Date: 19/02/2020

Máster en Ingeniería Química y Bioprocesos

Patrones de consumo en España: ¿Cuánto se alejan de la dieta mediterránea?
Authors: Milena Álvarez
Date: 08/07/2019
Awards
Mother Earth Award "A lifetime dedicated to recovery"
Date of publication: 13/06/2019
Pescaenverde, special recognition at Technology Transfer Awards in Galicia 2018
Authors-Ext: Pedro Villanueva, Ian Vázquez-Rowe
Date of publication: 27/11/2018
Aquaenvec. BEST LIFE Environment project 2015
Date of publication: 31/05/2016
Congresses
Helping engineering students to discover the transversal skill of environmental sensitivity through the evaluation of their daily eating habits
Type: Oral presentation
Magazine/book: Resúmenes VI Congreso de Innovación Docente en Ingeniería Química (CIDIQ)
Pages: 36
Date: 11/07/2022
ISBN: 978-84-09-42482-5
Organization: Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Departamento de Ingeniería Química y de Materiales
City: Madrid (Spain)
National: X
Divulgando la Ingeniería Química a través de los Memo-Juegos
Type: Poster presentation
Magazine/book: Resúmenes VI Congreso de Innovación Docente en Ingeniería Química (CIDIQ)
Pages: 148
Date: 11/07/2022
ISBN: 978-84-09-42482-5
Organization: Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Departamento de Ingeniería Química y de Materiales
City: Madrid (Spain)
National: X
Environmental Benchmarking Of Heterogeneous Fenton-based Processes Using Magnetic Nanoparticles
Type: Poster presentation
Magazine/book: Abstract book of 12th Micropol & Ecohazard Conference 2022
Date: 06/06/2022
City: Santiago de Compostela