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Pablo Arturo Pasten Gonzalez

Associate Professor

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

SANTIAGO, Chile

Líneas de Investigación


Water treatment, arsenic in the environment,water quality, metal polllution, metal speciation, biogeochemistry, biotechnology, sustainable development.

Educación

  •  Environmental Engineering, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY. Estados Unidos, 2002
  •  Engineering Sciences, PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE. Chile, 1995
  •  Civil Engineer, PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE. Chile, 1995

Experiencia Académica

  •   Assistant Professor Full Time

    PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

    Engineering

    Santiago, Chile

    2002 - 2007

  •   Associate Professor Full Time

    PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

    Engineering

    Santiago, Chile

    2007 - A la fecha

  •   Visiting Associate Professor Full Time

    NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

    Evanston, Estados Unidos

    2017 - 2018

Experiencia Profesional

  •   Project engineer and Project Manager Full Time

    TESAM SA

    Santiago, Chile

    1994 - 1997

Formación de Capital Humano


*PHD Students
Graduated
1. Alejandra Vega.
PhD Thesis:Experimental and mathematical modeling of arsenic speciation in porous media: application to saturated media enriched with iron and sulfur in redox gradients.
Conicyt scholarship
Background: Civil Engineer UC.
Defended: 2017.
Currently: postdoc FONDAP postdoc

2. Paula Guerra
PhD Thesis: Formation of reactive particles in fluvial confluences: Chemical, Hydrologic and Hydrodynamic interactions and the control of arsenic in rivers
Conicyt scholarship
Background: Chem. Eng. UTFSM.
Defended:2016.
Currently: Assistant professor, Faculty of Engineering, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile

3. Manuel Bugueño
PhD Thesis: Differential arsenic binding in the sediments of two sites in Chile’s lower Loa River basin Conicyt scholarship
Background: Biochemistry UC
Defended:2014
Currently: Fulbright Humphrey's scholar at UCLA, USA

4. Eduardo Leiva
PhD Thesis: Natural Attenuation Process by Microbial Oxidation of Arsenic in a High Andean Watershed Conicyt scholarship
Background: Biochemistry UC
Defended:2014
Currently: assistant professor, Faculty of Chemistry, PUC, Chile

5. Marco Alsina
PhD Thesis: Arsenic speciation in sinter mineralization from a hydrothermal channel of El Tatio geothermal field, Chile Conicyt scholarship
Background: BSc Engineering UC
Defended: 2014
Currently: assistant professor Universidad de Talca, Chile.

Current PhD students
1. Mauricio Montecinos
PhD Thesis: Enhanced attenuation of metals in areas of incomplete mixing: an alternative to the passive remediation of rivers impacted by acid mine drainage Conicyt scholarship
Background: BSc Engineering UC
Expected defense: Nov 2021

2. Alejandro Briso
PhD Thesis: Not defined yet
Conicyt scholarship
Background: BSc, MSc, Chemistry UCh
Starting: March 2018

*MSc Students
Jose Díaz
Modelación hidroquímica de metales y metaloides en el Río Elqui: hacia la protección y mejoramiento de servicios ecosistémicos en el marco de las normas secundarias de calidad de aguas
Defense:2021
Currently: research engineer

1. Lorena Silva
From residues to resources: leaching of metals from cement-based materials using mining residues BSc Engineering UC
Defense: 2017
Currently: industry

2. Pablo Moya Decoding metal associations in an arid urban environment with active and legacy mining: the case of Copiapó, Chile BSc Engineering UC
Defense: 7 March 2017
Currently: research associate CEDEUS

3. Guillermo Arce
The role of organic matter during neutralization of acid drainage in a stream confluence Background: Engineering UC
Defended: January 2017
Currently: research associate CEDEUS

4. María Abarca
Response of suspended sediment particle size distributions to changes in water chemistry at an Andean mountain stream confluence receiving arsenic rich acid drainage Background: Engineering UC
Defended: March 2016
Currently: industry

5. Magdalena Calcagni
Active and legacy mining in an arid urban environment: challenges and perspectives for Copiapó, Northern Chile Background: Engineering UC
Defended:2016 Cosuperv with prof Barton (Urban Planning Institute)
Currently: industry

6. Fredy Guzmán
Evaluation of the potential acid drainage potential at Peña Blanca, Chihuahua, Mexico Background: Biology (Mexico)
Graduated: 2013
Currently at Mexican Geological Service

7. Pamela Zenteno
Geochemical characterization of the Batuco wetland: distribution of metals in sediment cores Background: Biology
Defended: 2010
Currently: government

8. Alejandro Florenzano
Loa river geochemistry: Arsenic distribution in sediments Background: Engineering UC
Defended:2009
Currently: consulting

9. Patricio Walker
Evaluation of a moving bed biofilm reactor for the treatment of winery wastewater Background: Engineering UC
Defended:2008
Currently: government

10. Katherine Lizama
Sorption of protons and metals on biotic and abiotic manganese oxides: evaluation of conceptual and quantitative models Background: Engineering UC
Defended: 2007
Currently: Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering, University of Chile

11. Felipe Tarud
Advanced field evaluating techniques for wastewater sedimentation processes: Solids and hydraulic characterization Background: Engineering UC
Defended:2007
Currently: industry

12. Karina Valladares
Evaluation of sorbent coating methods with manganese oxides for arsenic removal from drinking water Background: Engineering (Perú)
Defended: 2007
Currently: industry

13. Catalina Marambio
Removal of arsenic and cations using biotic and abiotic manganese oxides under different pH and ionic strength Background: Engineering UC
Defended: 2006
Currently: postdoc, UCLA

14. Carlos Vasquez
Bidimensional modeling of water transport and reactive transport of dissolved species in salars: application to the Atacama Salt Flat Background: Engineering UC
Defended: 2006 Cosup. prof Muñoz, Engineering
Currently: consulting

15. Ignacio Toro
Hydrodynamic properties of suspended particles in stormwater in Santiago, Chile Background: Engineering UC
Defended: 2005 Cosup. prof Fernandez
Currently: industry, formerly national director of the National Service of Environmental Assessment

*Undergrad Engineering thesis

1. Marcelo Aybar
Fitting parameters for the sorption of metals to manganese oxides
Defended:2004
Background: BSc. Engineering UC
Currently: assistant professor, University of Concepción, Chile

2. Florian Fabacher
Benchmarking of Winery Wastewater
Defended:2010
Background: BSc. Engineering (France)
Dual degree Univ. Nantes, France


Difusión y Transferencia


Patent application 2012-00965 to the National Institute for the Protection of Intellectual Property.
Aybar, Tarud, Acevedo, Pizarro and Pastén.
Synthesis of a sorbent media for the removal of arsenic and other metals dissolved in water using acrylic waste as sorbent support.


Premios y Distinciones

  •   Eschbash Visiting Professorship

    NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

    Estados Unidos, 2017

    Fellowship at the Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering for visiting professors.

  •   Fulbright Scholarship

    COMISION FULBRIGHT-CHILE

    Chile, 1997

    Scholarship for PhD studies in the US for Chileans

  •   PRED award

    PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

    Chile, 2017

    University-wide award for excelence in teaching, as evaluated by students and impact in teaching & learning.

  •   School of Engineering Teaching Award

    PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

    Chile, 2016

    Teaching award for excellence in teaching given by the School of Engineering

  •   Murphy ferllowship

    NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

    Estados Unidos, 1997

    Fellowship for PhD study

  •   National Hydraulics Prize

    PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

    Chile, 1997

    Prize for best graduate in hydraulic engineering in Chilean universities by the SOCHID, the National Society for Hydraulic Engineering.

  •   Best student award

    PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

    Chile, 1995

    Best student in the class graduated at the Dept. of Hydraulic & Environmental Engineering.

  •   ATCOR Technological Innovation Award

    PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

    Chile, 1992

    Prize for innovation competition. Paid internship at Silicon Valley, USA, (ATCOR Corp)

  •   Patenting Award

    PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

    Chile, 2012

    Award for patenting sorbent media for arsenic treatment


 

Article (43)

Assessment of a conservative mixing model for the evaluation of constituent behavior below river confluences, Elqui River Basin, Chile
Copper entrapment and immobilization during cement hydration in concrete mixtures containing copper tailings
Environmental Aspects of a Major ARD Source at El Indio Au-Cu-As District, North-Central Chile
Cell-free biosensors for rapid detection of water contaminants
Localising urban sustainability indicators: The CEDEUS indicator set, and lessons from an expert-driven process
Partitioning of copper at the confluences of Andean rivers
An integrated study of health, environmental and socioeconomic indicators in a mining-impacted community exposed to metal enrichment
Chlorine Reduction Kinetics and its Mass Balance in Copper Premise Plumbing Systems During Corrosion Events
Field and Numerical Investigation of Transport Mechanisms in a Surface Storage Zone
Rusty river: Effects of tufa precipitation on sediment entrainment in the Estero Morales in the central Chilean Andes
A new aerobic chemolithoautotrophic arsenic oxidizing microorganism isolated from a high Andean watershed
Water Quality: Trends and Challenges
Arsenite and arsenate immobilization by preformed and concurrently formed disordered mackinawite (FeS)
Enhancement of particle aggregation in the presence of organic matter during neutralization of acid drainage in a stream confluence and its effect on arsenic immobilization
Porous Media Characterization to Simulate Water and Heat Transport through Green Roof Substrates
Response of suspended sediment particle size distributions to changes in water chemistry at an Andean mountain stream confluence receiving arsenic rich acid drainage
Active and legacy mining in an arid urban environment: challenges and perspectives for Copiapó, Northern Chile
Daily freeze-thaw cycles affect the transport of metals in streams affected by acid drainage
Effect of substrate depth and roof layers on green roof temperature and water requirements in a semi-arid climate
Incomplete Mixing in the Fate and Transport of Arsenic at a River Affected by Acid Drainage
Boron accumulation in Puccinellia frigida, an extremely tolerant and promising species for boron phytoremediation
Potential accumulation of contaminated sediments in a reservoir of a high-Andean watershed: Morphodynamic connections with geochemical processes
Sediment composition for the assessment of water erosion and nonpoint source pollution in natural and fire-affected landscapes
Arsenic speciation in sinter mineralization from a hydrothermal channel of El Tatio geothermal field, Chile
Differential arsenic binding in the sediments of two sites in Chile's lower Loa River basin
Differential arsenic binding in the sediments of two sites in Chile's lower Loa River basin
Modeling MIC copper release from drinking water pipes
Multi-technique approach to assess the effects of microbial biofilms involved in copper plumbing corrosion
Natural attenuation process via microbial oxidation of arsenic in a high Andean watershed
Culture dependent and independent analyses of bacterial communities involved in copper plumbing corrosion
Empirical model for dissolved oxygen depletion during corrosion of drinking water copper pipes
Increase of the concentration of dissolved copper in drinking water systems due to flow-induced nanoparticle release from surface corrosion by-products
Integrating Fluorescent Dye Flow-Curve Testing and Acoustic Doppler Velocimetry Profiling for In Situ Hydraulic Evaluation and Improvement of Clarifier Performance
Atomic-Scale Structure of Biogenic Materials by Total X-ray Diffraction: A Study of Bacterial and Fungal MnOx
Influence of solid corrosion by-products on the consumption of dissolved oxygen in copper pipes
Partitioning geochemistry of arsenic and antimony, El Tatio Geyser Field, Chile
Chilean water resources
Enhanced copper release from pipes by alternating stagnation and flow events
Evaluation of rapid methods for in-situ characterization of organic contaminant load and biodegradation rates in winery wastewater
Towards a benchmarking model for winery wastewater treatment and disposal
Distribution of copper, zinc, lead and cadmium concentrations in stream sediments from the Mapocho River in Santiago, Chile
Manganese oxides: Parallels between abiotic and biotic structures
Nanocrystalline todorokite-like manganese oxide produced by bacterial catalysis

BookSection (1)

Water Quality

ConferencePaper (2)

Impact of the properties of a green roof substrate on its hydraulic and thermal behavior
Forest Fires and Soil Erosion Effects on Soil Organic Carbon in the Serrano River Basin (Chilean Patagonia)

Review (1)

Copper Corrosion and Biocorrosion Events in Premise Plumbing
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Pablo Pasten

Associate Professor

Department of Hydraulic & Environmental Engineering

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

SANTIAGO, Chile

8
Gonzalo Pizarro

Profesor Titular

Hidráulica y Ambiental

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

7
Carlos Bonilla

Profesor Titular

Departamento de Ingeniería Hidráulica y Ambiental

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

4
Cristián Escauriaza

Profesor Asociado

Departamento de Ingeniería Hidráulica y Ambiental

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE

SANTIAGO, Chile

3
Ignacio Vargas

Profesor Asociado

Departamento de Ingeniería Hidráulica y Ambiental

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

2
Jorge Gironás

Profesor Asociado

Ingeniería Hidráulica y Ambiental

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

2
Juan Pavissich

Profesor Asociado

Facultad de Ingeniería y Ciencias

UNIVERSIDAD ADOLFO IBANEZ

Santiago, Chile

2
Paula Guerra

Assistant Professor

Ingeniería Química y Ambiental

UNIVERSIDAD TECNICA FEDERICO SANTA MARIA

Santiago, Chile

2
Eduardo Leiva

Profesor Asistente

Departamento de Ingeniería Hidráulica y Ambiental/ Departamento de Química Inorgánica

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Facultad de Química, Escuela de Ingeniería

Santiago, Chile

1
Felipe Victorero

Subdirector de Transferencia

Centro UC de Innovación en Madera

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Juan Carrasco

Associate Professor

Civil Engineering

Universidad de Concepcion

Concepcion, Chile

1
SANDRA CORTES

ASSOCIATED PROFESSOR

PUBLIC HEALTH

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

SANTIAGO, Chile

1
Claudia Rojas

Académica

Instituto de Ciencias Agroalimentarias, Animales y Amientalesas y Veterinarias

Universidad de O'Higgins

San Fernando, Chile

1
Marco Alsina

Conference Professor

Construction Engineering and Management

Universidad de Talca

Curico, Chile

1
Katherine Lizama

Assistant Professor

Civil Engineering

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Alejandra Vives

DEPTO. SALUD PÚBLICA, UNIVESIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Diego Gomez

Senior Engineer

AECOM

London, Reino Unido

1
Marcelo Aybar

Profesor asistente

Ingeniería Civil

Universidad de Concepción

Concepción, Chile

1
Elizabeth Wagemann

Profesora Asociada

Facultad de Arquitectura, Arte y Diseño

Universidad Diego Portales

Santiago, Chile

1
Waldo Bustamante

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Helen De la Fuente

Profesional Investigación

Universidad de Concepción

Concepción, Chile

1
Maria Molinos

Profesora Asociada

Ingenieria Hidráulica y Ambiental

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Sergio Vera

Associate Professor

Construction Engineering and Management

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Francisco Suarez

Profesor Asociado

Ingeniería Hidráulica y Ambiental

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Juan Muñoz

Professor

Department of Transport Engineering and Logistics

Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Magdalena Walczak

Associate Professor

Mechanical and Metallurgical Engineering

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE, ESCUELA DE INGENIERÍA

Santiago, Chile

1
Francisco de la Barrera

Profesor asociado

Geografía

Universidad de Concepción

Concepción, Chile

1
Stefan Steiniger

Coordinator Observatorio CEDEUS

CEDEUS

Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Santiago de Chile, Chile

1
Rodrigo Cienfuegos

Director

Departamento de Ingeniería Hidráulica y Ambiental

CIGIDEN

Macul, Chile

1
Jose Arumi

Profesor Titular

Water Resources

UNIVERSIDAD DE CONCEPCIÓN

Chillan, Chile