PERSONAL CRETUS

Ángeles val del rio

• Profesora Ayudante Doctora
• Departamento: Ingeniería Química
• Centro: Escola Técnica Superior de Enxeñaría (USC)
• Grupo de Investigación: Biotecnología Ambiental (BIOGROUP)
• Tel.: +34 8818 16788
• Email: mangeles.val@usc.es
• Web Grupo: www.usc.es/biogroup
• Web personal: www.usc.es/biogroup/users/angeles-val

Bio

Dr. Angeles Val del Rio is Chemical Engineer (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (USC), 2006) and holds a PhD in Chemical and Environmental Engineering (USC, 2012) with the thesis entitled “Aerobic granular biomass systems: a challenge for a better wastewater treatment and sludge management”. During her PhD studies, she performed a stay at Laboratory of Environmental Biotechnology (INRA, Narbonne) to study the aerobic granular sludge management by thermal pre-treatment and posterior anaerobic digestion. During the post-doctoral period, she performed two foreign stays at National University of Ireland (Galway), to study advanced UV lamps for wastewater disinfection, and at University of Minho (Braga), to study the application of Quimiometric Image Analysis as a tool to monitor granular sludge in wastewater treatment systems. She’s researche in the Group of Environmental Biotechnology (BioGroup) is devoted to the biological advanced treatment of municipal and industrial wastewater with recovery of valuable products (as biogas, biopolymers and water for reuse), with special focus in the application of aerobic granular sludge and anammox based processes for nitrogen removal.

Líneas de Investigación • Tecnologías avanzadas para el tratamiento de aguas residuales – Desntrificación autótrofa (proceso anammox): Aplicación del proceso anammox para el tratamiento de efluentes de digestores anaerobios tratando lodos o residuos industriales. – Reactores aerobios granulares: Aplicación de biomasa granular aerobia para la eliminación de materia orgánica, nitrógeno y fósforo de aguas residuales industriales (conserveras de pescado, purines de cerdo, lácteas, etc.). • Biorefinería – Producción de biopolímeros a partir de aguas residuales: Valorización de la materia orgánica de efluentes líquidos (glicerol y efluentes de la industria agroalimentaria). En especial producción de biopolímeros con propiedades de bioplásticos.

Proyectos vigentes • Reducing the pressure of fish canneries on the marine environment with novel effluent treatment and ecosystem monitoring (SEACAN). (LIFE14/ ENV/ES/000852 LIFE SEACAN). Programa LIFE. Unión Europea. 223.720,00 € • Facing the treatment/recovery of saline wastewater to assure future water availability (TREASURE-TECHNOSALT). CTQ2017-83225-C2-1-R. Agencia Estatal de Investigación. Spanish Government. IP: Anuska Mosquera-Corral. 229900.00€ • Grupos de Referencia Competitiva. Programa de Consolidación e Estructuración de unidades de investigación competitivas. GRC GI-1613 Biotecnoloxía Ambiental (Biogroup) (2017-PG080). Ref.ED431C 2017/29 Xunta de Galicia. Consellería de cultura, educación e orden. IP: Juan M. Lema. 400.000 €

Principales Indicadores (2005-2015) • Publicaciones de investigación SCI: 36 • Índice H: 13 • Citación ISI: 504 • Libros: 1 (co-editor) • Capítulos de libros: 10 • Publicaciones de investigación sin índice de impacto: 3 • Patentes: 3

Publicaciones más relevantes

Leal, C., Val del Río, A., Mesquita, D.P., Amaral, A.L., Castro, P.M.L., Ferreira, E.C. 2020. Sludge volume index and suspended solids estimation of mature aerobic granular sludge by quantitative image analysis and chemometric tools. Separation and Purification Technology, 234, 116049.

Fitzhenry, K., Rowan, N., Val del Rio, A., Cremillieux, A., Clifford, E. 2019. Inactivation efficiency of Bacillus endospores via modified flow-through PUV treatment with comparison to conventional LPUV treatment. Journal of Water Process Engineering, 27, 67-76.

Val del Rio, A., Campos, J.L., Da Silva, C., Pedrouso, A., Mosquera-Corral, A. 2019. Determination of the intrinsic kinetic parameters of ammonia-oxidizing and nitrite-oxidizing bacteria in granular and flocculent sludge. Separation and Purification Technology, 213, 571-577

Val del Rio, A., Pichel, A., Fernandez-Gonzalez, N., Pedrouso, A., Fra-Vázquez, A., Morales, N., Mendez, R., Campos, J.L., Mosquera-Corral, A. 2018. Performance and microbial features of the partial nitritation-anammox process treating fish canning wastewater with variable salt concentrations. Journal of Environmental Management, 208, 112-121.

Pedrouso, A., Val del Río, Á., Morales, N., Vázquez-Padín, J.R., Campos, J.L., Méndez, R., Mosquera-Corral, A. 2017. Nitrite oxidizing bacteria suppression based on in-situ free nitrous acid production at mainstream conditions. Separation and Purification Technology, 186, 55-62