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Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

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Marta Carballa


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

Marta Carballa

Associate Professor

Associate professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). Chemical engineer (USC, 2001) and PhD in Chemical and Environmental Engineering (USC, 2005). She got a contract for Young Researchers at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (Chile) from March 2006 till April 2007, and in May 2007, she joined the Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Technology of Ghent University (Belgium) as postdoctoral researcher till August 2009. In September 2009, she joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at USC as postdoctoral researcher under Isidro Parga Pondal fellowship. Her current research interests include: target volatile fatty acid production by mixed culture anaerobic fermentation and biotransformation mechanisms of organic micropollutants during biological wastewater and sludge treatment processes. In the last 5 years, she has participated in 8 international research projects (1 as coordinator and 3 as principal investigator), 2 national research projects (1 as principal investigator), 4 regional research projects and 6 research contracts with companies (1 as principal investigator). All this activity has led to: 10 doctoral theses (4 in progress), 13 book chapters, >100 papers in high-impact indexed journals, 8 articles in non-indexed journals, and ~ 175 presentations at congresses, with ~ 100 oral presentations.

Scientific Profiles

Publications
Fate of Emerging Pollutants During Anaerobic Digestion of Sewage Sludge
Authors-Ext: L. González-Gil
Avelino Núñez-Delgado, Manuel Arias-Estévez
Type: Book
Magazine/book: Emerging Pollutants in Sewage Sludge and Soils. Part of the Handbook of Environmental Chemistry
Volume: 114
Pages: 225-242
Date of publication: 06/04/2022
Publishing house: Springer
ISBN: 978-3-031-07609-1
DOI: link
Principles, Advances and Perspectives of the Anaerobic Digestion of Lipids
Authors: Marta Carballa
Authors-Ext: Holohan, B.C., Duarte, M.S., Szabo Corbacho, M.A., Cavaleiro, A.J., Salvador, A.F., Pereira, M.A., Ziels, R.M., Frijters, C.T.M.J., Pacheco-Ruiz, S., Sousa, D.Z., Stams, A.J.M., O’Flaherty, V., van Lier, J.B., Alves, M.M.
Magazine/book: Environmental Science and Technology
Volume: 56
Pages: 4749-4775
Date of publication: 31/03/2022
Publishing house: American Chemical Society
ISBN: 1064-3389
Impact Index: 11.75
Quartil: Q1
Decil: D1
DOI: link
Chain elongation may occur in protein mixed-culture fermentation without supplementing electron donor compounds
Website: Minerva Link
Authors-Ext: R. Bevilacqua
Magazine/book: Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering
Volume: 10
Issue: 1
Pages: 106943
Date of publication: 20/02/2022
Publishing house: Elsevier
ISBN: 2213-2929
Impact Index: 7.97
Quartil: Q1
Decil: D1
DOI: link
Projects
Recovery of by-products and waste water from the canning industry in the POCTEP space (CONSERVAL)
Main researcher: Marta Carballa
Working Group: Juan M. Lema, Miguel Mauricio
Financial organism: INTERREG V A Spain-Portugal, POCTEP (Operational Programme for Cross-border Cooperation Spain-Portugal), co-financed by the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund)
Reference: 2352
Scope: Proyecto europeo
Partners: CETAQUA (coodinator), ANFACO, FEUGA, ANICP, Universidade do Porto
Date of publication: 01/04/2019
Novel biorefinery platform methodology for a driven production of chemicals from low-grade biomass (BIOCHEM)
Main researcher: Marta Carballa
Research Group: Miguel Mauricio, Juan M. Lema
Financial organism: Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad
Reference: PCIN-2016-102, ERA-IB-2 7th call, ERA-IB-16-052
Amount 195000.00€
Scope: Proyecto europeo
Coordinator: Marta Carballa
Partners: Hamburg University of Technology, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
Date of publication: 01/11/2016
Green fertilizer upcycling from manure: Technological, economic and environmental sustainability demonstration (ManureEcoMine)
Main researcher: Marta Carballa
Reference: 603744
Amount 310528.80€
Scope: Proyecto europeo
Partners: Universiteit Gent, Universitat de Girona, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Universitaet fuer Bodenkultur Wien, Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH, Colsen, Van Alphen, Ahidra Agua y Energia S.L., Baucells Alibes S.A., LVA GmbH y Peltracom NV
Date of publication: 01/11/2013
Doctoral Theses
Influence of organic and microbial load on the microbiome of sewage sludge anaerobic reactors
Date: 31/10/2019
European doctorate: x
Anaerobic biotransformation of organic micropollutants focused on the role of enzymes
Authors: Lorena González
Date: 17/07/2018
European doctorate: x
Strategies to enhance the removal of organic micropollutants during wastewater post-treatment
Authors: Lidia Paredes
Date: 12/07/2018
European doctorate: x
Master Theses
Influencia da salinidade na cofermentación anaerobia de azucres e proteínas
Authors: Juan Iglesias
Date: 19/02/2021

Máster in Chemical Engineering and Bioprocesses 

Aplicación da electrofermentación e factores de dilución para seleccionar produtos en fermentacións acidoxénicas abertas
Authors: Juan Feijoo
Date: 10/07/2019
Eliminación de microcontaminantes orgánicos durante o post-tratamento de aguas grises
Authors: Lucia Gómez
Date: 11/09/2018
Congresses
Cometabolic biotransformation of organic micropollutants under aerobic heterotrophic conditions
Authors-Ext: B. Vogler, K. Fenner
Type: Oral
Magazine/book: 17th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology
Date: 01/09/2021
City: Athens (Greece)
Cometabolic microbial activity affects organic micropollutants’ biotransformation kinetics
Authors-Ext: L. González-Gil
Type: Oral
Magazine/book: 5th International Conference on Ecotechnologies for Wastewater Treatment
Date: 21/06/2021
City: Milan (Italy)
A simulation platform for the design, monitoring and optimisation of decentralised resource recovery from wastewater
Authors-Ext: Alberto Liñares-Lamas
Type: Oral
Magazine/book: 5th IWA Specialized International Conference ‘Ecotechnologies for Wastewater Treatment (ecoSTP) 2021
Date: 21/06/2021
City: Milan