Yolanda Ruiz


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Address: Departament d'Enginyeria Química Escola d'Enginyeria (EE) Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
08193 - Cerdanyola del Vallès (Barcelona)


Yolanda Ruiz Franco (Barcelona, 1986) is a chemical engineer (UAB, 2009) and PhD n Environmental Technology. The topic of her research was to gain understanding on bioelectrochemical systems for the valorization of wastewaters via an engineering approach based on experimental assays and electrochemical characterization techniques.

Yolanda’s research interests in this period were:

  • Understanding the fundamentals of bioelectrochemical systems for hydrogen and electricity production from wastewaters in view of optimisation energy recovery.
  • Scaling-up of bioelectrochemical systems to bridge the gap between lab and pilot scale.


1. Yolanda Ruiz, Juan A. Baeza, Albert Guisasola (2013) Revealing the proliferation of hydrogen scavengers in a single-chamber microbial electrolysis cell using electron balances. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 38 (16), 15917–15927.

2. Edgar Ribot-Llobet, Nuria Montpart, Yolanda Ruiz, Laura Rago, Javier Lafuente, Juan Antonio Baeza, Albert Guisasola (2014) Obtaining microbial communities with exoelectrogenic activity from anaerobic sludge using a simplified procedure. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology 89, 1727-1732.

3. Yolanda Ruiz, Juan A. Baeza, Albert Guisasola (2015). Enhanced performance of bioelectrochemical hydrogen production using a pH control strategy. ChemSusChem (Accepted)

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