Xènia Juan


Email: xenia.juan @uab.cat
Telephone: +34 581 47 97
Address: Departament d'Enginyeria Química Escola d'Enginyeria (EE) Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona 08193 - Cerdanyola del Vallès Barcelona
08193 - Cerdanyola del Vallès (Barcelona)
LinkedIn: : www.linkedin.com/in/x%C3%A8nia-juan-d%C3%ADaz-14727b93/
Orcid: orcid.org/0000-0002-0585-8669


Xènia Juan Díaz (Barcelona, 1992) holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2014) and MSc in Oceanography and Marine Management specialized in biogeochemistry (Universitat de Barcelona, 2015). During her MSc studies, she did an internship in the Labaqua company assessing and modelling the impact of wastewater discharges offshore Barcelona, collaborating with the Marine Engineering Department of the Polytechnic University of Catalunya. After her master studies, she went abroad for an internship in the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (Massachusetts, USA). Her work consisted of assessing the impact of different radioactive isotopes (Sr-90 and Cs-137) on the ocean derived from Fukushima nuclear power plant discharges. After coming back home, she got involved in the Environmental Science and Technology PhD program of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Her aim is now to study the feasibility of implementing the autotrophic nitrogen removal process in urban wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs).

Xènia’s current research interests are:

• Implementation of the PN/A technology in a two-stage process at mainstream conditions.
• Developing an efficient start-up procedure for the development of a partial nitritation granular biomass.
• Study the anammox process at mainstream conditions by simulating real WWTPs conditions in terms of temperature decrease.


Paradis, S., Masqué, P., Puig, P., Juan-Díaz, X., Gorelli, G., Company, J.B., Palanques, A., 2018. Enhancement of sedimentation rates in the Foix Canyon after the renewal of trawling fleets in the early XXIst century. Deep. Res. Part I Oceanogr. Res. Pap. 132, 51–59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr.2018.01.002
Paradis, S., Puig, P., Masqué, P., Juan-Díaz, X., Martín, J., Palanques, A., 2017. Bottom-trawling along submarine canyons impacts deep sedimentary regimes. Sci. Rep. 7, 1–12. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep43332






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