Carlos Chan


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Telephone: +34 93 581 4795
Address: Departament d'Enginyeria Química, Biològica i Ambiental, Escola d'Enginyeria (EE) - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
08193 - Cerdanyola del Vallès (Barcelona)


CARLOS CHAN PACHECO was born in Mérida, Yucatán, México (1982). He studied Chemical Engineering (Instituto Tecnológico de Mérida, 2006) and has a master degree in Environmental Engineering (Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, 2010). Nowadays he is doing a PhD in Environmental Sciences and Technology at Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB). His research interests are:

-          Fluidized bed reactors

-          Evaluation of water quality of coastal areas

-          Monitoring heavy metals in freshwater bodies

-          Environmental impact assessment

The topic of his PhD research, started in 2014, is phosphorus recovery from wastewater with a combination of biological (Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal) and chemical processes. He is supervised by Dr. Juan Baeza Labat and Dr. Albert Guisasola Canudas.  He is nowadays developing a novel configuration for P recovery included in a future energy-efficient WWTP.


Evaluation of Heavy Metals in the coastal area of ​​Yucatán, at “X congreso de ciencias ambientales Del Caribe”, June 13th-16th 2010, Chetumal, Quintana Roo, México.

Alteración de la calidad de los cuerpos de agua dulce en la Península de Yucatán, at “XII congreso de ciencias del agua”, April 19th-23th 2009, Juriquilla, Querétaro, México”.


April 2014: Scholarship by the National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT) for PhD studies at Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona

September 2008 - August 2010: Scholarship by the National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT) for master degree at Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán.

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