SHORT SUMMARY OF SCIENTIFIC LIFE
Sergio Cardona Delgado (Ibiza, 1992) is a chemical engineer (UAB, 2014) and Master in Environmental and Biological Engineering (UAB). His MSc thesis was related with the operation of aerobic biotrickling filters (BTF) for biogas desulfurization under variable loading rate conditions. The aim of his thesis was the comparison of the elimination capacity of hydrogen sulphide operating the BTF without control and operating this BTF with an automatic control loop where the trickling liquid velocity (TLV) is the manipulated variable and the output value of hydrogen sulphide is the setpoint, i.e. with a feedback control. This control strategy is needed to be tested in order to minimize elemental sulphur accumulation during biogas desulfurization under aerobic conditions.
Sergio’s current research interests are:
• Treatment and optimization of the biological processes involved in desulfurization using biotrickling filters
• Implementation of control strategies for an efficient operation of biological systems as biotrickling filters for biogas desulfurization.