Tertiary treatment of wastewater with the aim of water reuse by removing selected micropollutants and applying disinfection methods
In the current project it is aimed to select specific micropollutants according to their incidence in specific geographic zones and their characteristics to be able to assess the analytical techniques and methods to quantify their concentrations and develop laboratory models to remove them from the effluent in an efficient way. The developed models will be also applied in large-scale wastewater treatment facilities to prove their accuracy and other possible factors that may influence their performance. A cost estimation tool that would forecast the economic aspects of the processes possible application will accompany the technical processes studied in the project.
- 2015 - Present: UCT Prague, FTOP, Department of Water technology and environmental engineering. PhD Student
- 2013 - 2015: Ghent University, UCT Prague, UNESCO IHE. IMETE Programme: Environmental Technology and Engineering. Final Thesis: “Autotrophic nitrogen removal from tanning industry wastewater in biofilm reactors”.
- 2004 - 2010: Universidad Marista de Merida, Bachelor degree: Industrial and systems engineering. Final Thesis: “Growth and characterization of chromium and chromium oxide thin films for solar/thermal purposes”.
Participation on teaching
- Laboratory Course in Water Analysis and Microbiology
- Diaz-Sosa V.R., Tapia-Salazar M., Wanner J. and Cradenas-Chavez D.L. 2020. Monitoring and Ecotoxicity Assessment of Emerging Contaminants in Wastewater Discharge in the City of Prague (Czech Republic). Water, 12(4), 1079.