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Alvaro Esteban Torres Aravena

Associate Professor

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

Valparaíso, Chile

Líneas de Investigación


Anaerobic digestion; Microalgae; Wastewater treatment; Environmental Engineering

Educación

  •  Magister en ciencias de la ingenieria mención biotecnología, UNIVERSIDAD DE LA FRONTERA. Chile, 2010
  •  Doctorado en Ciencias de los Recursos Naturales, UNIVERSIDAD DE LA FRONTERA. Chile, 2014
  •  Ingeniero Ambiental, UNIVERSIDAD DE LA FRONTERA. Chile, 2010

Experiencia Académica

  •   Researcher Other

    UNIVERSIDAD DE LA FRONTERA

    Ingeniería, Ciencias y Administración

    Temuco, Chile

    2015 - 2019

  •   Associate Professor Full Time

    PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE VALPARAISO

    Ingeniería

    Valparaíso, Chile

    2019 - A la fecha

Experiencia Profesional

  •   Ayudante

    Universidad de la frontera

    Chile

    2008 - 2009

  •   Ayudante investigación

    Universidad de la frontera

    Chile

    2009 - 2009

  •   co-investigador

    Universidad de la frontera

    Chile

    2011 - 2011

  •   Alumno en práctica

    Forestal Santa Elena S.A.

    Chile

    2007 - 2007

  •   estudiante en práctica

    CMPC PACIFICO

    Chile

    2008 - 2008

  •   Research Scholar

    Centro CIDERTA, Universidad de Huelva

    España

    2015 - 2015

  •   Postdoc Researcher Full Time

    Universidad de La Frontera

    Temuco, Chile

    2015 - 2016

  •   Researcher Full Time

    Universidad de La Frontera

    Temuco, Chile

    2017 - 2019


 

Article (18)

Biogas Production from Concentrated Municipal Sewage by Forward Osmosis, Micro and Ultrafiltration
On-Line Control of Feast/Famine Cycles to Improve PHB Accumulation during Cultivation of Mixed Microbial Cultures in Sequential Batch Reactors
Testing the Capacity of Staphylococcus equorum for Calcium and Copper Removal through MICP Process
Application of microbe-induced carbonate precipitation for copper removal from copper-enriched waters: Challenges to future industrial application
Micro-Oxygenation in Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Bed (UASB) Reactors Using a Silicon Membrane for Sulfide Oxidation
Effect of Operational Conditions on the Behaviour and Associated Costs of Mixed Microbial Cultures for PHA Production
Potential of a local microalgal strain isolated from anaerobic digester effluents for nutrient removal
The accumulation of volatile fatty acids and phenols through a pH controlled fermentation of olive mill solid waste
Can Microbially Induced Calcite Precipitation (MICP) through a Ureolytic Pathway Be Successfully Applied for Removing Heavy Metals from Wastewaters?
Mesophilic and thermophilic anaerobic digestion of lipid-extracted microalgae N. gaditana for methane production.
Photosynthetic biogas upgrading using microalgae=> Effect of light/dark photoperiod
Anaerobic co-digestion of lipid-spent microalgae with waste activated sludge and glycerol in batch mode
Anaerobic digestion as a tool for resource recovery from a biodiesel production process from microalgae
Ultrafiltration of non-axenic microalgae cultures: energetic requirements and filtration performance.
Performance of an enzymatic extract in Botrycoccus braunii cell wall disruption.
Use of flocculants for increasing permeate flux in anaerobic membrane bioreactors
Application of anaerobic membrane bioreactors for the treatment of protein-containing wastewaters under saline conditions
Application of two-phase slug-flow regime to control flux reduction on anaerobic membrane bioreactors treating wastewaters with high suspended solids concentration

BookSection (1)

Challenges for Cost-Effective Microalgae Anaerobic Digestion

Proyecto (8)

REMOVING HEAVY METALS IN WASTEWATER BY BIOLOGICAL PRECIPITATION THROUGH PHOTOSYNTHETIC MICROBIAL INDUCED CALCITE PRECIPITATION (MICP)
Bio-precipitation of heavy metals in wastewaters through Microbial Induced Calcite Precipitation (MICP)
Bioplastic production from mixed microbial cultures
Beca apoyo tesis en la Industria 2012=> "Feasibility of nitrogen recycling for bioenergy production process from microalgae biomass"
PRODUCCION DESCENTRALIZADA DE BIOGAS COMO ALTERNATIVA DE GENERACION DE BIOENERGIA A NIVEL RURAL
Technology approach for microalgae biorefinery, by using a biotechnological cell wall disruption process
Desert Bioenergy S.A., Consortium for research and development of the industry for bioenergy production base don microalgal biomass.
Feasibility of Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactors for wastewater treatment under high salinity and suspended solids concentration
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Alvaro Torres

Associate Professor

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

Valparaíso, Chile

6
David Jeison

Profesor Titular

Escuela de Ingeniería Bioquímica

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

Valparaíso, Chile

3
Francisco Cabrera

Docente investigador

Ingeniería en construcción

Universidad Autónoma de Chile

Temuco, Chile

2
Mariella Rivas

Profesor Asistente

Biotecnología

Universidad de Antofagasta

Antofagasta, Chile

2
Carla Duarte

Investigador Tecnologías MICP

Ingeniería Química

Universidad de La Frontera

Temuco, Chile

1
Gustavo Ciudad

profesor asistente y director del instituto del Medio Ambiente

departamento de ingeniería química

Universidad de La Frontera

Temuco, Chile

1
rodrigo Mella

Academico

Fonoaudiologia

IP Chile

Temuco, Chile

1
Laura Azócar

Profesor Asistente

Química Ambiental

Universidad Católica de la Santisima Concepción

Concepción, Chile

1
Leopoldo Gutierrez

Profesor Asociado

Ingeniería Metalúrgica

Universidad de Concepción

Concepción, Chile

1
ANDRÉS RAMÍREZ

Profesor asistente

Ingeniería metalúrgica

Universidad de Concepción

Concepción, Chile