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Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

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Juan M. Garrido


Research | Publications | Patents | Projects | Contracts | Doctoral Theses | MS Theses | Awards

Juan M. Garrido

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

Education & Research Stays

Research stays in foreign centers.
  • Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands (9 months; 1993 – 1994 & 1996)
  • Centre International Sur L'Eau et L'Environment, CIRSEE, France, (6 months; 1997)
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry- Chemical Engineering. University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain (1996)
  • Graduated in Industrial Chemistry. University of Santiago de Compostela (1991)

Positions

Universities
  • Associate Professor. University of Santiago de Compostela (2002 - )
  • Assistant Professor. University of Santiago de Compostela (1996 - 2002)

Teaching Activities

  • Chemical Reactors (Chemical Engineering Degree, 3rd year)
  • Electrical Engineering (Chemical Engineering Degree, 2nd year)
  • Laboratory of Environmental Technology (Master in Environmental Engineering)
  • Innovative Technologies for the Treatment of Waste Effluents (Master in Chemical and Bioprocesses Engineering)

Research Activities

  • Membrane Biorreactors (MBR)
    • Development of Hybrid Biofilm-Suspended Biomass MBR
    • Development of combined Methanogenic+Aerobic MBR systems
    • Seawage treatment with MBR systems
    • Treatment of industrial wastewater with MBRs
    • Enrichment of N-damo microorganisms in MBR systems
  • Removal of nitrogen and dissolved methane from anaerobically treated effluents
    • Use of the SIAM process (developed by the USC) for treating urban and industrial wastewaters
  • Phosphorus recovery by Struvite Formation in Industrial Wastewaters
    • Research & Development project in collaboration with the company "Aqualia"

Scientific Profiles

Publications
Operating strategies to optimize a membrane bioreactor enriched in nitrite-dependent anaerobic methane-oxidizing bacteria
Authors-Ext: Adrián Arias, Tomás Allegue, Alaa Darwich, Manuel Fachal-Suárez
Magazine/book: Chemical Engineering Journal
Volume: 450 (Part 4)
Pages: 138289
Date of publication: 15/12/2022
Publishing house: Elsevier Ltd.
ISBN: 1385-8947
Impact Index: 13.27
Quartil: Q1
Decil: D1
DOI: link
Cometabolic removal of organic micropollutants by enriched nitrite-dependent anaerobic methane oxidizing cultures
Authors-Ext: Teresa Alvariño
Magazine/book: Journal of Hazardous Materials
Volume: 402
Issue: 123450
Date of publication: 15/01/2021
Publishing house: Elsevier
ISBN: 0304-3894
DOI: link
Simultaneous nitrogen and dissolved methane removal from an upflow anaerobic sludge blanket reactor effluent using an integrated fixed-film activated sludge system
Authors: Juan M. Garrido
Authors-Ext: T. Allegue * , M.N. Carballo-Costa , N. Fernandez-Gonzalez , J.M. Garrido
Magazine/book: Journal of Environmental Management
Volume: 263
Issue: 110395
Date of publication: 01/06/2020
Publishing house: Elsevier
ISBN: ISSN: 0301-4797
DOI: link
Patents
Procedimiento y sistema de cristalización de estruvita para la recuperación de fosfatos en aguas residuales
Date of publication: 17/07/2014
Three stages membrane biological reactors, methanogenic, aerobic and filtration, for wastewater treatment
Date of publication: 19/04/2013
Sistema Integrado de reactor anaerobio metanogénico y biorreactor de membranas para la eliminación de materia orgánica y nitrógeno en aguas residuales
Date of publication: 20/01/2013
Projects
(CO)METabolic biotransformations in low environmental footprint wastewater Treatment reactors, targeting organic micropollutants (COMETT)
Main researcher: Francisco Omil, Juan M. Garrido
Working Group: David Kennes
Financial organism: Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad. MINECO
Reference: CTQ2016-80847-R
Amount 258940.00€
Scope: Proyecto nacional
Date of publication: 30/12/2016
Integrated anaerobic system for wastewater reclamation at ambient temperature in European climates (LIFE SIAMEC)
Main researcher: Juan M. Garrido
Working Group: Adrián Arias, Tomás Allegue
Financial organism: European Commission
Amount 368779.00€
Scope: Proyecto europeo
Partners: CETAQUA (coordinator), CETGAL (Proyecto Life), Capsa Food, Esamur, Aguas de Murcia
Date of publication: 01/09/2015
Tecnología holística de baja huella ambiental para el tratamiento de aguas residuales orientada a la minimización de gases de efecto invernadero, micro y nanocontaminantes (HOLSIA)
Main researcher: Juan M. Garrido, Francisco Omil
Financial organism: Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad
Reference: CTM2013-46750-R
Amount 242000.00€
Scope: Proyecto nacional
Date of publication: 01/01/2014
Contracts
Nuevas tecnologías para la detección y eliminación de microcontaminantes emergentes en aguas residuales (DEMAGUA).
Main researcher: Juan M. Garrido
Financial organism: LABAQUA (FEDER-INNTERCONECTA)
Reference: 2013-CE239
Amount 240000.00€
Scope: Proyecto nacional
Date of publication: 09/10/2013
ALEGRÍA: Algas y energía para la valorización de las aguas residuales de la industria alimentaria.
Main researcher: Juan M. Garrido
Financial organism: CDTI-MINECO (FEDER-INNTERCONECTA)
Amount 210600.00€
Scope: Proyecto nacional
Date of publication: 03/04/2013
Operación de un sistema de precipitación de fósforo como estruvita a escala piloto con el fin de optimizar la operación de la EDAR de Guillarei (Tui) evitando la precipitación incontrolada de fósforo en el sistema
Main researcher: Juan M. Garrido
Financial organism: AQUALIA, S.A.
Reference: 2013-CE082
Amount 12000.00€
Scope: Proyecto autonómico
Date of publication: 04/03/2013
Doctoral Theses
Optimización de un sistema integrado anaerobio y biorreactor de membrana, con baja huella ambiental, para el tratamiento de aguas residuales de baja carga
Authors: Adrián Arias
Supervisors: Juan M. Garrido
Date: 23/09/2021
Cum Laude: x
Development and study of simultaneous nitrogen and methane removal bioprocesses for wastewater treatment
Authors: Tomás Allegue
Date: 23/07/2019
European doctorate: x
New strategies for the wastewater treatment with filtration membranes
Authors: Álvaro Silva
Supervisors: Juan M. Garrido
Date: 13/12/2018
European doctorate: x
Master Theses
Operación e avaliación dun biorreactor MBBR a escala planta piloto para o tratamento de augas residuais urbanas
Authors: Alvaro Lobato
Supervisors: Juan M. Garrido
Supervisors-Ext: Priscila Artiga Acuña
Date: 19/02/2021

Máster in Chemical Engineering and Bioprocesses 

Desenvolvemento de novos biorreactores baseados en bacterias n-damo: eliminación de CH4 e NOx, así como de micro contaminantes orgánicos
Authors: Pablo García
Date: 19/02/2021

Máster in Chemical Engineering and Bioprocesses 

Estratexia de arranque da tecnoloxía innovadora SIAM para o tratamento de augas a escala de planta piloto
Date: 12/02/2021

Máster in Environmental Engineering 

Awards
Membrane fouling in a hybrid three stages anaerobic/aerobic MBR
Magazine/book: 8th Aachen Conference Water and Membranes
Date of publication: 03/10/2011
Congresses
Assessing The Feasibility Of An Innovative Wastewater Treatment Technology For The Minimisation Of The Discharge Of Micropollutants And Antibiotic Resistances
Type: Poster presentation
Magazine/book: Proceedings of 12th Micropol & Ecohazard Conference 2022
Date: 06/06/2022
City: Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
Cerium as trace element to enhance nitrite-dependent anaerobic methane oxidation processes
Type: Oral
Magazine/book: 5th International Conference on Ecotechnologies for Wastewater Treatment (EcoSTP)
Date: 21/06/2021
City: Milan (Italy)
Efecto de la concentración de metales en la actividad de un biorreactor de membrana enriquecido en bacterias N-damo
Authors-Ext: Darwich A., A.1,Allegue T.
Type: Oral
Magazine/book: XXV ENCONTRO GALEGO‐PORTUGUÉS DE QUÍMICA
Date: 20/11/2019
City: Santiago de Compostela