SHORT SUMMARY OF SCIENTIFIC LIFE
Enric Blázquez Ribas (Bordils, Girona, 1991) is degreed in Environmental Science (Universitat de Girona, 2013) and MSc in Interdisciplinary Studies in Environmental, Economic and Social Sustainability, specialized in environmental technology (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2014). During his degree he did an internship in LEQUIA research group (UdG) where he collaborated in the experimental and monitoring of a MBR pilot plant. Also, during his MSc studies, he did an internship with AERIS EnviroTech, a spin-off of the UAB comprising experts from the GENOCOV research group (UAB), where he collaborated in the monitoring of several industrial wastewater treatment plants at pilot scale. He worked as a Research Assistant, until being a PhD student, in GENOCOV. He is currently a PhD student in Environmental Science and Technology and his research tries to obtain solutions to the treatment of sewage with high loads of sulfate and the recovery of elemental sulfur using bioelectrochemical systems (BES).
As a result of his research, he has contributed with 2 oral presentations in two international congress: 6th Conference on biotechniques for Air Pollution Control and Bioenergy on 2015 and 3rd IWA specialized international conference "Ecotechnologies for wastewater treatment" (ecoSTP16) on 2016.
Enric’s current research interests are:
- Sulfate removal in industrial wastewater treatment plants.
- Bioelectrochemical Systems (BES) for the treatment of wastewater pollutants.
- Elemental sulfur recovery from sewage with high loads of sulfate.
- Study of the microorganisms involved in the sulfate reduction using bioelectrochemical systems.
- Blázquez, E., Gabriel, D., Baeza, J.A., Guisasola, A., 2016. Treatment of high-strength sulfate wastewater using an autotrophic biocathode in view of elemental sulfur recovery. Water Research. 105, 395–405.
- Blázquez, E., Bezerra, T., Lafuente, J., Gabriel, D., 2017. Performance, limitations and microbial diversity of a biotrickling filter for the treatment of high loads of ammonia. Chemical Engineering Journal. 311, 1–9.