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Prof. Ph.D. Javier Rufino Viguri Fuente

Prof. Ph.D. Javier Rufino Viguri Fuente

Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Basque Country and Professor in Chemical Engineering at the University of Cantabria, UC, Spain. He is involved (1992/Present) in the UC Chemical Engineering Degree and Master/Doctorate Programs “Chemical Engineering and Process Engineering” as well as in the University of Cádiz (2007/Present) “Erasmus Mundus Master and Doctorate in Water and Coastal Management”.

The research activity developed is focused on subjects related to the characterisation, control, environmental assessment and sustainable management of industrial wastes and marine sediments. Direction and collaboration in Research and Development Projects at International, European and National level as well as transference results projects with the industrial sector. He has participated in more than 70 SCI papers, 1 invention patent, 150 International Congress and 10 Ph Thesis supervision, obtaining 4 research periods of 6 years from the Spanish Education Ministry. Member of the Editorial Board of the journal “Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management” from the SETAC. During 2010 developed a research stay of 8 months at the Chemical Engineering Department of the Carnegie Mellon University (USA).

Doctor en Ciencias Químicas por la Universidad del País Vasco UPV-EHV. Actualmente es Catedrático de Ingeniería Química en la Universidad de Cantabria (UC). Imparte desde 1992, asignaturas del área de Ingeniería Química en las titulaciones de Ingeniería Química e Ingeniería Técnica Industrial (Química Industrial). Participa en docencia de tercer ciclo dentro de los Programas Oficiales de Postgrado con Mención de Calidad MEC “Ingeniería Química y de Procesos” de la UC (1994/Actual) y del Programa “Erasmus Mundus Master in Water and Coastal Management”, de la Universidad de Cádiz (2007/Actual). Coordinador de diversos cursos de títulos propios de la UC, Cursos de Verano y de Formación Continua, en el ámbito de la Ingeniería Química y en el ámbito medioambiental.

Desarrolla su actividad investigadora, inicialmente en UPV/EHU y posteriormente en la UC, en el ámbito de Caracterización, Control, Evaluación Medioambiental y Gestión sostenible de Residuos Industriales y Sedimentos Marinos, a través de la dirección y colaboración en Proyectos de I+D+I a nivel Nacional y Europeo, tanto de carácter básico como en colaboración con el sector industrial. Ha obtenido cuatro sexenios de investigación de la CNEAI, avalados por más de 70 artículos Internacionales en revistas indexadas, 10 capítulos de libro con ISBN y 15 artículos en revista Nacionales; 150 comunicaciones a Congresos Internacionales y por la concesión de 1 patente de invención. Los trabajos publicados en los últimos 5 años pertenecen a las áreas de Ingeniería Química, Ciencias Medioambientales, Ingeniería Medioambiental y Química Analítica; Dirección de 10 Tesis Doctorales. Miembro de la Editorial Board del journal “Integrated Environmental Assessment & Management”, de la SETAC. Desarrolla una estancia de 35 semanas (2010) en el Chemical Engineering Department de la Carnegie Mellon University de Pittsburgh, PA, USA, para estudio de tecnologías de secuestro geológico de CO2.

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Publications

  • Martín-Torre, M. C., Cifrian, E., Ruiz, G., Galán, B., Viguri, J.R., Estuarine sediment resuspension and acidification: Release behaviour of contaminants under different oxidation levels and acid sources, 2017

    Journal of Environmental Management 199, 211-221

  • Rodriguez-Romero, A., Blasco, J., Michan, C., Alhama, J., Hampel, M., Viguri, J.R., NEW TOOLS FOR ASSESSING AND PREDICTING EMERGING CONTAMINANTS EFFECTS IN THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT, 2017

    Conference:

    DNAqua-Net Kick-Off Conference. EU COST Action CA15219. Essen, Germany, 2017

    Contribution: Poster
    Proceedings: Digital Abstract Book
    Abstract: The multidisciplinary research group shows the future research project, where i) will create and apply massive analytical methodologies, including meta-omics (metagenomics, metatranscriptomics and metaproteomics), which will allow the development of new tools and the identification of unbiased biomarkers, ii) the study of physiological, biochemical and functional responses in the selected organisms will be performed, and iii) a modeling approach will be applied to predict the biological effects of these contaminants and determine links across the food web in order to improve marine environmental risk assessment.
  • Cifrian, E., Llano, T., Andrés, A., Galán, B., Viguri, J.R., Applying Active Learning Methods in a Chemical Process Design Course, 2017

    10th World Congress on Chemical Engineering Barcelona, 1-5 October, 2017. Libro de comunicaciones

  • Revilla, M., Galán, B., Viguri, J.R., Analysis of simulation tools and optimization of the operational conditions for biofilm activated sludge industrial process, 2017

    International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. First Online: 04 November 2017 https://doi.org/10.1007/s13762-017-1626-2

  • Revilla, M., Galán, B., Viguri, J.R., An integrated mathematical model for chemical oxygen demand (COD) removal in moving bed biofilm reactors (MBBR) including predation and hydrolysis. , 2016

    Water Research 98, 84-97

  • Revilla, M., Galán, B., Viguri, J.R., Analysis and modelling of predation on biofilm activated sludge process: Influence on microbial distribution, sludge production and nutrient dosage, 2016

    Bioresource Technology, 220, 572-583
  • Cifrian, E., Muñoz, I., Fernández Ferreras, J, Viguri, J.R., Aplicación de Tácticas de Evaluación Formativa a la Asignatura de Diseño Preliminar de Procesos Químicos, 2016

    Congreso de Innovación Docente en Ingeniería Química (CIDIQ) Alicante, 21-23 Enero 2016. Libro de comunicaciones. ISBN 978‐84‐9717‐415‐2

  • Martín-Torre, M. C., Ruiz, G., Galán, B., Viguri, J.R., CO2 seawater acidification by CCS-simulated leakage: Kinetic modelling of Zn, Pb, Cd, Ni, Cr, Cu and As release from contaminated estuarine sediment using pH-static leaching tests, 2016

    International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 54, 185-199 
  • de la Hera, G., Muñoz, I., Cifrian, E., Vitorica, R., Gutierrez-San Martin, O., Viguri, J.R., Comparative environmental life cycle analysis of stone wool production using traditional and alternative materials, 2016

    Waste and Biomass Valorization. Published online: 25 August 2016

  • Galán, B., Muñoz, I., Viguri, J.R., Implementation of an innovative teaching project in a Chemical Process Design course at the University of Cantabria, Spain., 2016

    European Journal of Engineering Education 41(5), 562-583

  • Coz, A., Llano, T., Cifrian, E., Viguri, J.R., Maican, E., Sixta, H., Physico-Chemical Alternatives in Lignocellulosic Materials in Relation to the Kind of Component for Fermenting Purposes, 2016

    Materials 9 (7), 574

  • Leese, F, Viguri, J.R., DNAqua-Net: Developing new genetic tools for bioassessment and monitoring of aquatic ecosystems in Europe, 2016

    2016 LEESE, F. et al., (DNAqua-Net consortium);

    Research Ideas & Outcomes 2 (29 Nov 2016). https://doi.org/10.3897/rio.2.e11321

  • Muñoz, I., Martín-Torre, M. C., Galán, B., Viguri, J.R., Assessment by self-organizing maps of element release from sediments in contact with acidified seawater in laboratory leaching test conditions, 2015

    Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 12, 187:748 

  • Cifrian, E., Andrés, A., Viguri, J.R., Developing a regional environmental information system based on macro-level waste indicators , 2015

    Ecological Indicators,53,258-270.

  • Llano, T., Garcia-Quevedo, N, Quijorna, N., Viguri, J.R., Coz, A., Evolution of lignocellulosic macrocomponents in the wastewater streams of a sulfite pulp mill: A preliminary biorefining approach, 2015

    Journal of Chemistry, 102534 

  • Martín-Torre, M. C., Ruiz, G., Galán, B., Viguri, J.R., Generalised mathematical model to estimate Zn, Pb, Cd, Ni, Cu, Cr and As release from contaminated estuarine sediment using pH-static leaching tests, 2015

    Chemical Engineering Science 138, 780-790 

  • Martín-Torre, M. C., Payán, M.C., Verbinnen, B., Coz, A., Ruiz, G., Vandecasteele, C., Viguri, J.R., Metal Release from Contaminated Estuarine Sediment Under pH Changes in the Marine Environment. , 2015

    Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicity,  62, 2 (Published online 14 February 2015).

  • Cifrian, E., Muñoz, I., Viguri, J.R., Aplicación de sistemas de evaluación formativa a un trabajo en grupo de diseño conceptual de procesos químicos, 2015

    IX Congreso Internacional de Evaluación Formativa y Compartida en Docencia Infantil, Primaria, Secundaria y Universitaria. Santander, 17-19 Septiembre 2015. Publicación: Tendencias emergentes en Evaluación Formativa y compartida en docencia. El papel de las nuevas tecnologías. ISBN 978-84-8102-761-7  

  • Cifrian, E., Viguri, J.R., Andrés, A., Developing of Waste Flow Indicators Sets for Regional Planning, 2015

    Conference:

    3rd International Conference and Exhibition WASTES: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities. 14-16 Septiembre 2015, Viana do Castelo, Portugal.

    Contribution: Oral Presentantion
    Proceedings: Libro de comunicaciones. ISSN 2183-0568
    Abstract: Waste information is necessary for proper management planning. However, data on waste generation and management are sometimes not reliable enough, do not exist or are not useful. In the Spanish region of Cantabria, all waste streams generated are covered through four specific Waste Plans which are the framework to the decision-making processes related to waste management. These Plans were developed from a series of baseline data on waste streams. But it has been necessary to establish a system of environmental information which allows obtaining reliable information for monitoring.
  • Muñoz, I., Cifrian, E., Viguri, J.R., Planificación, aplicación y evaluación de actividades de aprendizaje en un curso universitario de diseño de procesos químicos, 2015

    IX Congreso Internacional de Evaluación Formativa y Compartida en Docencia Infantil, Primaria, Secundaria y Universitaria. Santander, 17-19 Septiembre 2015. Publicación: Tendencias emergentes en Evaluación Formativa y compartida en docencia. El papel de las nuevas tecnologías. ISBN 978-84-8102-761-7

  • Martín-Torre, M. C., Borrero-Santiago, A.R., Ardelan, M.V., Riba, I., DelValls, Ángel Tomás, Viguri, J.R., Pollutant behaviour using DGTs under ocean acidification conditions, 2015

    Conference:

    DGT Conference 2015, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain, 28th September-1st October, 2015

    Contribution: Poster Presentantion
    Proceedings: DGT Abstracts Book. pp.61
    Abstract: Diffusive Gradients in Thin Films (DGT) are used to analyse Al, Cd, Cr, Cu, Pb, Sn, Zn and As in seawater due to their toxic effects to animal and human health. Obtained results would be useful for a better understanding of metal mobilisation depending on the treatment of the seawater when using DGTs and also to better understand the behaviour of different metals under acidification conditions.
  • Martín-Torre, M. C., Ruiz, G., Galán, B., Coz, A., Viguri, J.R., Pollutant release from contaminated marine sediment under extreme acidification conditions due to CCS leakages and chemical spills, 2015

    Conference:

    EVAN 2015, 2nd International Congress in Advances in Extreme Value Analysis and Application to Natural Hazards, Santander, Spain, 16-18th September, 2015. 

    Contribution: Poster
    Proceedings: EVAN 2015 Abstracts Book. pp. 59
    Abstract: Potential CO2 leakages from CCS storage sites and accidental chemical spills change the pH of the seawater decreasing it to extreme pH values in specific sea areas for a limited period of time. These acidic pH values cause the release of pollutants from sediment and provoke toxic effects to receptor organisms.
  • Ruiz, G., Andrés, A., Coz, A., Galán, B., Viguri, J.R., Casos Prácticos Industriales de Modelado, Simulación y Optimización de Procesos Químicos., 2014

    Libro de Resúmenes del II Congreso de Innovación Docente en Ingeniería Química (CIDIQ), Valencia 23-24 enero 2014, Presentación Oral, pp. 63

  • Galán, B., Ruiz, G., Andrés, A., Coz, A., Viguri, J.R., Desarrollo de una Asignatura de Proyecto de Diseño de Producto. , 2014

    Libro de Resúmenes del II Congreso de Innovación Docente en Ingeniería Química (CIDIQ), Valencia 23-24 enero 2014, Presentación Oral, pp. 63

  • Revilla, M., Viguri, J.R., Galán, B., Simulation and Optimization of Biofilm Activated Sludge Process for the Biological Treatment of Effluents from Cellulose and Viscose Industry, 2014

    Computer Aided Chemical Engineering. Ji í Jaromír Klemeš, Petar Sabev Varbanov, Peng Yen Liew (Eds.). Elsevier, Amsterdam. pp. 1117-1122. ISBN (Set): 978-0-444-63434-4; ISSN: 1570-7946

  • Revilla, M., Viguri, J.R., Galán, B., Simulation and Optimization of Biofilm Activated Sludge Process for the Biological Treatment of Effluents from Cellulose and Viscose Industry, 2014

    Conference ESCAPE 24. June 15-18, 2014 – Budapest, Hungary. www.escape24.mke.org.hu
    Contribution:  Poster
    Proceedings: 24 European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering. Elsevier. Ji í Jaromír Klemeš, Petar Sabev Varbanov, Peng Yen Liew, editors. 
    Abstract: The BAS (Biofilm Activated Sludge) process is comprised of MBBR (Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor) pre-treatment followed by conventional AS (activated sludge) which presents several advantages in comparison with conventional wastewaters technologies. In this study the BAS process is used for the treatment of wastewaters coming from a viscose and cellulose industry. Initially, the process is simulated using a wastewater process simulator BioWin under the three different scenarios and the experimental results are compared with the simulated results. Later on, the optimization of the process is carried out by the minimization of the operation cost since the nutrient dosage of N and P can be reduced until the COD percentage removal is affected. Finally, the introduction of urban waters together with the industrial wastewaters is studied to minimize the costs of the addition of chemicals nutrients.  
  • Cifrian, E., Dosal, E., Pérez, L., Viguri, J.R., Andrés, A., Waste indicators of primary sector and health & veterinary services for regional planning. , 2014

    International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning,9,(6),794-811.

  • Muñoz, I., Quijorna, N., Andrés, A., San Miguel, G. , Ruiz, D., Viguri, J.R., Application of life cycle analysis to evaluate the valorization of Waelz slag into ceramic bricks, 2014

    Conference:

    International Conference on Green Chemistry and Sustainable Engineering. Barcelona, July 28-31, 2014.www.greenchemse.com

    Contribution: Poster
    Proceedings:  we.tl/hvxSyRaU5i
    Abstract: This study evaluates the use of the LCA methodology to quantify the environmental implications of incorporating Waelz slag as substitute of clay in the production of standard bricks. The results show that the environmental impacts associated with the brick containing Waelz slag are lower than those estimated for the conventional brick. This was observed in all life cycle stages. Besides, resources is the category most affected during life cycle of both bricks.
  • Martín-Torre, M. C., Muñoz, I., Galán, B., Coz, A., Viguri, J.R., Metal release from sediment in a potential Spanish sub-seabed geological CO2 storage site under pH dependence leaching tests, 2014

    Conference:

    ICEECE 2014. International Conference on Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering.Oslo, Norway, July 18-19, 2014.www.waset.org

    Contribution: Oral presentation
    Proceedings: International Science Index Vol:8 Part VII. pp. 1017
    Abstract: The evolution of the studied metal release with time from the CEN/TS 14997 standard is addressed at various pH values in the range of 4-7. The obtained kinetic results are a useful tool for the assessment of metal release from sediment under potential pH changes and for the performance of a pre-incidental planning before the implantation of CCS technologies in the North of Spain.
  • Borrero-Santiago, A.R., Martín-Torre, M. C., Riba, I., DelValls, Ángel Tomás, Viguri, J.R., Risk assessment of CO2 storage in stable sub-seabed geological formations, 2014

    Conference:

    ICEECE 2014. International Conference on Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering.Oslo, Norway, July 18-19, 2014.www.waset.org

    Contribution: Oral presentation
    Proceedings: International Science Index Vol:8 Part VII. pp. 1016
    Abstract: The aim of the present study is to establish and integrate a model between chemical and biological areas in this field of science. In order to achieve this, some leaching tests under different conditions have been performed by CO2 injection system.
  • Muñoz, I., Martín-Torre, M. C., Coz, A., Galán, B., Viguri, J.R., Risk assessment tools to evaluate CO2 leakages impacts in CCS technology, 2014

    Conference:

    International Conference on Green Chemistry and Sustainable Engineering. Barcelona, July 28-31 2014  www.greenchemse.com

    Contribution: Poster
    Proceedings:  we.tl/hvxSyRaU5i
    Abstract: The present study performs an assessment of existing risk assessment tools literature to evaluate storage phase of CCS taking into account the mobilisation of metals from contaminated marine sediment as consequence of seawater acidification due to the CO2 leakages. The use of SOM allows the integration of variables in order to classify leaching tests conditions according to their similar leaching behaviour.
  • Martín-Torre, M. C., Payán, M.C., Galán, B., Coz, A., Viguri, J.R., The Use of Leaching Tests to Assess Metal Release from Contaminated Marine Sediment under CO2 Leakages from CCS. 2014, 2014

    Energy Procedia,  51, 40-47.

  • Martín-Torre, M. C., Galán, B., Coz, A., Viguri, J.R., Characterization of waste materials from dredging of contaminated sediment through leaching tests, 2013

    Conference:

    WASTES 2013, 2nd Edition of the International Conference and exhibition WASTES: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities. Braga, Portugal, September 11-13th, 2013  www.wastes2013.org

    Contribution: Oral presentation
    Proceedings: WASTES 2013. Book of Proceedings Wastes 2013. Casto, F., Vilarinho, C., Carvalho, J., Castro, A., Araujo, J., Pedro, A. (Eds.). ISSN 2183-0568. p. 311-316
    Abstract: The aim of this work is to characterize contaminated sediment from an estuarine area in the continental shelf of the Cantabrian Sea (northern Spain) in order to assess the environmental significance of pollution in sediment and to assess the best management option as dredged material. The studied area, reserved as a potential CO2 store, is characterized by a high industrial activity and by a considerable urban density.
  • Dosal, E., Viguri, J.R., Andrés, A., A comparative study of four different Multiple Criteria Analysis methods through the evaluation of optimal locations for C&D Waste management facilities, 2013

    Conference 22nd International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making, 17-21 June 2013, Malaga, Spain. More information: Web MCDM-2013
    Contribution:  Poster
    Proceedings: Book of abstracts - 22nd International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making, "MCDM for Tomorrow´s World" (Pag 79)
    Abstract: In this work, a comparative study of four different MCA methods; Weighted Summation, Regime, Electre II and Evamix; was performed by means its application to select optimal locations for C&DW management facilities in Cantabria, Spain. Results obtained ar e analyzed in order to assess if the method applied may provide different results with the same data, which may lead to a non-objective identification of the best alternative. Besides, analyses of the sensitivity and uncertainty of the results have been also carried out in order to investigate the robustness of the results obtained. Uncertainty of input data includes uncertainty in data selection and uncertainty in measurement values, whereas uncertainty in the model itself includes model structure and parameters. The main results show that the application of more than one MCA method to verify the results is highly recommended; mainly to locate CDW recycling facilities due to this decision involves a large investment that must be insured for a long time. 
  • Cifrian, E., Andrés, A., Viguri, J.R., Estimating monitoring indicators and the carbon footprint of municipal solid waste management in the region of Cantabria, Northern Spain, 2013

    Waste and Biomass Valorization,4,(2) 271-285.

  • Dosal, E., Galán, B., Andrés, A., Viguri, J.R., Introduction of social criteria for the optimal location of Construction and Demolition Waste management facilities in Cantabria (Spain), 2013

    Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, 32:1027-1032.

  • Galán, B., Dosal, E., Viguri, J.R., Andrés, A., Introduction of the social criteria for the optimal location of Construction and Demolition Waste management facilities in Cantabria (Spain), 2013

    Conference ESCAPE 23. June 9-12, 2013 – Lappeenranta, Finlandia. http://escape23.fi
    Contribution:  Poster
    Proceedings: 23 European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering. Elsevier. A Kraslaeski and I. Turunen editors. 
    Abstract: The European Commission considers Construction and Demolition Waste (CDW) as a priority waste stream due to the large amounts generated. Cantabria is a northern Spanish region where new CDW legislation (BOC, 2010) has been developed and, as a consequence, a network of CDW distribution with recycling facilities and transfer stations needs to be properly located. This work deals with this objective by means of an optimization model that takes into account not only economical and environmental criteria but social aspects of the region as well. The proposed final network includes three facilities: two recycling plants and one transfer station. The municipality where each facility must be located, the capacity of them and the distribution network of the waste is also determined.  
  • Martín-Torre, M. C., Payán, M.C., Galán, B., Coz, A., Viguri, J.R., Leaching test as a useful tool to assess metal release from contaminated marine sediment under CO2 leakages from CCS, 2013

    Conference 7th Trondheim Carbon Capture and Sequestration Conference, (7TCCS), Norway, http://www.sintef.no/Projectweb/TCCS-7/
    Contribution:  Poster
    Proceedings:
    Abstract: This study provides a better knowledge of key parameters controlling the mobility of metals from contaminated marine sediment in contact with acidified seawater using static and dynamic leaching tests. Experimental results of Dissolved Organic Carbon (DOC), As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn are modeled with Visual MINTEQ geochemical software to predict metal release from sediment. The obtained results would be useful as a line of evidence input for the risk assessment of CCS site where acidified seawater at different concentrations of CO2 is in contact with sediment.
  • Galán, B., Dosal, E., Andrés, A., Viguri, J.R., Optimisation of the construction and demolition waste management facilities location in Cantabria (Spain) under economical and environmental criteria., 2013

    Waste and Biomass Valorization, 4 (4) 797-808.

  • Payán, M.C., Galán, B., Ruiz, G., Coz, A., Viguri, J.R., Pb and Zn release from intertidal marine sediment in contact with acidified CO2 seawater: mathematical model for column leaching tests. , 2013

    Chemical Engineering Science 95, 85-93.

  • Martín-Torre, M. C., Payán, M.C., Galán, B., Coz, A., Riba, I., Fernández de la Reguera, Diana, DelValls, Ángel Tomás, Viguri, J.R., Risk assessment of sediment-seawater acidification due to potential CO2 leakages from CCS systems, 2013

    Conference 7th Trondheim Carbon Capture and Sequestration Conference (7TCCS), Norway,  http://www.sintef.no/Projectweb/TCCS-7/
    Contribution:  Poster
    Proceedings:
    Abstract: The objective of this work is to generate new knowledge about the potential effects of CO2 leakages on contaminated marine sediment in CCS systems by means of the analysis and assessment of the mobility of metals and dissolved organic carbon (DOC) and the effects on the biota mimicking CO2 leakages in sub-seabed geological formations.
  • Coz, A., Quijorna, N., Rueda, C., Llano, T., Portilla, A., Blanco, A., Andrés, A., Galán, B., Ruiz, G., Viguri, J.R., Valorization of a lignocellulosic waste from a Sulfite Pulp Mill in bioproducts, 2013

    Conference: Paperweek Canada 2013 and International Forest Biorefinery Symposium. http://www.paperweekcanada.ca/
    Contribution: Oral
    Proceedings: www.paperweekcanada.ca
    Abstract: The contribution shows the approaches to valorize the main compounds of the spent sulfite liquor from digestion process: (i) improving delignification step of the wood chips avoiding sugar denaturalization and the inhibitor compounds for the next fermentation processes, and (ii) completing the depolymerization of the carbohydrate polymers, obtaining the same quality of dissolving pulp.
  • Andrés, A., Cifrian, E., Dosal, E., Pérez, L., Viguri, J.R., Análisis de la Generación y Gestión de los Residuos en Cantabria. Monografía del Punto Focal de Residuos de Cantabria, 2013

    Libro completo. Tratamiento Gráfico del Documento. Universidad de Cantabria. ISBN 10: 84-695-3728-8, ISBN 13: 978-84-695-3728-2

    Descargar aquí: www.pfr.medioambientecantabria.es

  • Dosal, E., Viguri, J.R., Andrés, A., Multi-criteria decision-making methods for the optimal location of construction and demolition waste (C&DW) recycling facilities., 2013

    In: Handbook of recycled concrete and demolition waste. F. Pacheco-Torgal; J. de Brito; J Labrincha; V. Tam; Y. Ding. (Eds.) Woodhead Publishing Limited, Cambridge (currently Elsevier). ISBN-13: 978 0 85709 682 1. Our book entered the Top 100 Amazon Best Sellers Rank in the category of Engineering, Concrete books, between 6806 titles.www.amazon.com

  • Dosal, E., Coronado, M., Muñoz, I., Viguri, J.R., Andrés, A., A GIS-based methodology for sustainable spatial planning for Construction and Demolition Waste (C&DW) management facilities in a Spanish coastal region, 2012

    Conference WasteEng 2012, 4th Int. Conf. Eng. for Waste and Biomass Valorisation. http://www.wasteeng2012.org/
    Contribution:

    Poster

    Proceedings: 4th International Conference on Engineering for Waste and Biomass Valorisation. September 10-13, 2012 – Porto, Portugal. Vol. , pp.723-728
    Abstract: Adequate location of C&DW recycling facilities is a complex process requiring the assessment of several criteria. In this work geospatial criteria with a methodology based on GIS with a making decision process using AHP have been used and a final ranking of location sites has been obtained.    
  • Dosal, E., Coronado, M., Muñoz, I., Viguri, J.R., Andrés, A., Application of Multi-Criteria decision-making tool to locate construction and demolition waste (C&DW) recycling facilities in a northern Spanish region, 2012

    Environmental Engineering and Management Journal 11 (3) 545-556

  • Galán, B., Dosal, E., Coronado, M., Andrés, A., Viguri, J.R., Assessing of economical-transportation criteria for the optimal location of Construction and Demolition Waste management facilities in Cantabria (Spain), 2012

    Conference WASCON 2012 - 8th International Conference on the Environmental and Technical Implications of Construction with Alternative Materials. Gothenburg (Sweden), 30 May to 1 June 2012. http://www.swedgeo.se/wascon2012
    Contribution: Poster, WASCON POSTER PRIZE
    Proceedings: Proceedings of the Wascon 2012
    Abstract: The aim of this paper is the identification of the location and capacity of the transfer stations and processing plants and the corresponding management network by means of an optimization model that minimizes: (i) medium transportation distance (ii) total management costs (installation, operation and landfill) with and without administrative predefined areas. The model is formulated as MILP problem where the binary variables represent the presence or not of management facilities at a location. GAMS is used as a high-level modelling system for the resolution of the mathematical programs. The obtained results show very different C&DW treatment networks with total cost ranging from 3.53 to 4.34 mill €/y and medium transport distance ranging from 14.77 to 24.10 km.
  • Viguri, J.R., Cortabitarte, F., Galán, B., El agua: Usos y contaminación. En Gestión sostenible del ambiente: principios, contexto, métodos (Bruzzi L. y Serrano-Bernardo F. Eds), 2012

    Editorial Universidad de Granada. Parte 3. pp.409-440
  • Payán, M.C., Galán, B., Coz, A., Vandecasteele, C., Viguri, J.R., Evaluation through column leaching tests of metal release from contaminated estuarine sediment subject to CO2 leakages from Carbon Capture and Storage sites, 2012

    Environmental Pollution 171, pp. 174-184.

  • Galán, B., Muñoz, I., Viguri, J.R., Implantación de actividades de aprendizaje innovadoras en el ámbito de la docencia de Diseño, Simulación y Optimización de Procesos Químicos - InnoDesign, 2012

    Libro de Resúmenes del I Congreso de Innovación Docente en Ingeniería Química (CIDIQ), (Calero, FM. Ed.). Granada 26, 27 enero 2012, Presentación Oral, pp. 45

  • Viguri, J.R., Galán, B., Innovación en la docencia de diseño, simulación y optimización de Procesos Químicos-InnoDesign, 2012

    I Jornadas de Innovación Docente de la Universidad de Cantabria (4 y 5 de diciembre de 2012). (https://aulavirtual.unican.es/contenidos/resultados.aspx)

  • Payán, M.C., Ruiz, G., Galán, B., Andrés, A., Coz, A., Viguri, J.R., Kinetic model of Pb and Zn release from contaminated marine sediment using column leaching tests, 2012

    Conference WasteEng 2012, 4th International Conference on Engineering for Waste and Biomass Valorisation. September 10-13, 2012 – Porto, Portugal. http://www.wasteeng2012.org/
    Contribution: Poster
    Proceedings: 4th International Conference on Engineering for Waste and Biomass Valorisation. September 10-13, 2012 – Porto, Portugal. Vol. 4, pp.1385-1390
    Abstract: The main objective of this work is the development of the model which predicts the mobility of Pb and Zn under different scenarios of contaminated sediment-CO2 acidified seawater contact. The equilibrium results are fit to Freundlich isotherms and the adjusted parameters have been calculated. A porosity kinetic model of the evolution of Pb and Zn concentrations with L/S is proposed; the model allows to estimate the superficial diffusivity of the intra-particle Zn and Pb parameter as 5.43·10-12 cm2/s and 1.05·10-12 cm2/s, respectively.
  • Cifrian, E., Galán, B., Andrés, A., Viguri, J.R., Material flow indicators and carbon footprints for MSW Management Systems: Analysis and application at regional level, Cantabria, Spain, 2012

    Resources, Conservation & Recycling. 68, 54-66.

  • Payán, M.C., Verbinnen, B., Galán, B., Coz, A., Vandecasteele, C., Viguri, J.R., Potential influence of CO2 release from a carbon capture storage site on release of trace metals from marine sediment, 2012

    Environmental Pollution 162, pp. 29-39.

  • Alonso Santurde, R., Coz, A., Viguri, J.R., Andrés, A., Recycling of foundry by-products in the ceramic industry: Green and core sand in clay bricks, 2012

    Construction and Building Materials 27 (1), pp. 97-106.

  • Galán, B., Andrés, A., Viguri, J.R., Utilización de Herramientas “short-cut” y de Simulación como Mecanismos de Aprendizaje en Diseño Preliminar de Procesos Químicos, 2012

    Libro de Resúmenes del I Congreso de Innovación Docente en Ingeniería Química (CIDIQ), (Calero, FM. Ed.). Granada 26, 27 enero 2012, Poster, pp.133

  • Payán, M.C., Coz, A., Vandecasteele, C., Galán, B., Viguri, J.R., Analysis and modeling of trace elements release from contaminated marine sediment in contact with geological sequestration systems CO2 leakages, 2011

    Conference ECCE2011. 8th Eur. Congress of Chemical Eng. www.ecce2011.de
    Contribution: Poster
    Proceedings:  
    Abstract: This research evaluates the risk of CO2 leakages from CCS technology through the effect of different type of water (deionized water, seawater and CO2 acidified seawater) on the leaching release of As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn from contaminated marine sediments by means of a geochemical modeling (Visual Minteq software). Column and equilibrium leaching tests were carried out on marine sediments as a function of different L/S ratios and pH. An important challenge lies in combining leaching results and geochemical modeling to provide insight into the mechanisms involved in contaminant mobility and possible explanations for field observations.
  • Ramos-Gómez, J., Coz, A., Viguri, J.R., Luque, A., Martín-Díaz, Laura, ÁngelDelValls, T., Biomarker responsiveness in different tissues of caged Ruditapesphilippinarum and its use within an integrated sediment quality assessement, 2011

    Environmental Pollution 159 (7), pp. 1914-1922.

  • Coronado, M., Dosal, E., Coz, A., Viguri, J.R., Andrés, A., Estimation of construction and demolition waste (C&DW) generation and multicriteria analysis of C&DW management alternatives: A case study in Spain, 2011

    Waste and Biomass Valorization2 (2), 209-225.

  • Coz, A., Villegas, M., Andrés, A., Viguri, J.R., Mantzavinos, D., Xekoukoulotakis, N.P., Management scenarios for olive oil mill waste based on characterization and leaching tests, 2011

    Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology 86 (12), pp. 1542-1547.

  • Rueda, C., Lopez-Alvarez, J., Llano, T., Quijorna, N., Blanco, A., Viguri, J.R., Coz, A., Physico-chemical characterization of a spent sulflte liquor oriented to its valorization options. , 2011

    16th International Symposium on Wood, Fiber and Pulping Chemistry Proceedings, ISWFPC 1, pp. 584-587.

  • Rueda, C., Llano, T., Quijorna, N., Blanco, A., Viguri, J.R., Coz, A., Physico-chemical characterization of a spent sulphite liquor oriented to its valorization options., 2011

    Conference 16th International Symposium on Wood, Fibre and Pulping Chemistry - ISWFPC 2011. Tianjin,(China), 8 to 10 June, 2011. http://www.iswfpc2011.org/
    Proceedings: 16th International Symposium on Wood, Fiber and Pulping Chemistry - Proceedings, ISWFPC 1 , pp. 584-587
    Abstract: Spent sulfite liquor is obtained as a waste of the process of manufacturing dissolving pulp and due to its composition it can be exploited as a byproduct in other areas of research. Physico-chemical characterization of this waste is the primary goal of this work. Furthermore, in order to study the options for its valorization, sugars, lignosulfonates and other individual components have been determined. The most referenced options to valorize the spent sulfite liquor are lignosulfonates, bioethanol, xylitol, polyhidroxibutirate and hydrogen
  • Cifrian, E., Pérez, L., Dosal, E., Viguri, J.R., Andrés, A., Primary sector waste indicators for regional planning, 2011

    WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment 150 , pp. 39-50

  • Viguri, J.R., Procesos Químicos de Fabricación/Chemical Process Design (2011)-English, 2011

    ISBN: 978-84-694-8952-9

    http://ocw.unican.es/ensenanzas-tecnicas/procesos-quimicos-de-fabricacion

  • Andrés, A., Cifrian, E., Coronado, M., Coz, A., Dosal, E., Viguri, J.R., Punto Focal de Residuos de Cantabria, 2011

    Medio Ambiente Cantabria Informa, 32, 11-18

    Descargar aqui:http://www.medioambientecantabria.es

  • Castillo, E., Pereda, R., de Luis, J.M., Medina, R., Viguri, J.R., Sediment grain size estimation using airborne remote sensing, field sampling, and robust statistic, 2011

    Environmental Monitoring Assessment 181 (1-4), pp. 431- 444.

  • Ramos-Gómez, J., Viguri, J.R., Luque, A., Vale, C., Martín-Díaz, Laura, ÁngelDelValls, T., Sediment quality assessment using the PolychaeteArenicola marina: Contamination, bioavailability and toxicity, 2011

    Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 61 (4), pp. 578-589.

  • Alonso Santurde, R., Andrés, A., Viguri, J.R., Raimondo, M., Guarini, G., Zanelli, C., Dondi, M., Technological behaviour and recycling potential of spent foundry sands in clay bricks, 2011

    Journal of Environmental Management 92 (3), pp. 994-1002.

  • Cifrian, E., Pérez, L., Dosal, E., Viguri, J.R., Andrés, A., Primary Sector Waste Indicators for Regional Planning, 2011

    Conference: International Conference of Sustainable Development and Planning
    Contribution: Oral Presentation
    Proceedings: Book of Abstract. ISBN 978-1-84564-544-1
    Abstract: In this work the methodology developed by European Environmental Agency has been used as a starting point in developing a set of Specific Indicators on the primary sector waste. Eleven indicators have been developed to evaluate the generation and management of forest, agricultural, livestock and food industry waste. These indicators allow not only monitoring the primary sector waste management, but also they highlight the precarious situation in relation to knowledge of actions undertaken in the sector in relation to their waste and with the information flows. Therefore, in this paper the analysis of difficulties for management the available information has been carried out.
  • Dosal, E., Coronado, M., Muñoz, I., Viguri, J.R., Andrés, A., Application of Multi-Criteria decision-making tool to locate Construction and Demolition Waste (C&DW) recycling facilities in a northern Spanish region., 2011

    Conference:

    6th International Conference on Environmental Engineering and Management, ICEEM06. Balatonalmádi, Hungary. 1-4 September 2011.

    Contribution: Poster
    Proceedings: Book of abstracts - 6th International Conference on Environmental Engineering and Management, ICEEM06.
    Abstract: In this work, a methodology based in Multicriteria Analysis with the aim of locating C&DW recycling facilities has been developed and applied to a real-life case in Cantabria, a northern Spanish region. The region has been divided in geographical areas in which different alternative locations for recycling facilities have been assessed. One of these geographical areas was evaluated and a compromise solution based on economic, environmental and social criteria has been provided by Definite 3.0 MCA software. Four multicriteria analysis methods: Evamix (EV), Weighted Summation (WS), Electre II (E2) and Regime (REG) have been performed in order to obtain the most suitable locations. Analyses of the sensitivity and uncertainty of the results have been also carried out in order to investigate the robustness of the solutions obtained. Therefore, the main findings of this research have showed the robustness and reliability of the application of MCA methodology for C&DW site location
  • Cifrian, E., Andrés, A., Viguri, J.R., Estimating the Carbon Footprint of Municipal Solid Waste Management in the Region of Cantabria, Northern Spain, 2011

    Conference International Conference and Exhibition WASTES: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities. 
    Proceedings: Book of Abstract. ISBN 978-989-97429-0-1
    Abstract: Human activity is increasing the concentration in the atmosphere of greenhouse gases. This is expected to result in a significant warming of the earth’s surface and other associated changes in climate within the next few decades. The greenhouse gases (GHG) that are making the largest contribution to global warming are carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O). All three are produced during the management and disposal of wastes. Local climate action has been identified as a vital contributor to global mitigation of greenhouse gases emission. Carbon footprint (CF) being a quantitative expression of GHG emissions from an activity helps in emission management and evaluation of mitigation measures. The concept of CF has permeated and is being commercialized in all the areas of life and economy, but there is little coherence in definitions and calculation of CF among the studies. In this work the CF tool has been applied to measure the environmental impact of the municipal solid waste management in the region of Cantabria, Northern Spain. All steps of the waste management have been taken in account: collection, transport, processing and final treatment, for the period 2005–2009. The results showed a continuous decrease of the Carbon Footprint of the waste management throughout the years.
  • Álvarez-Guerra, M., Ballabio, D., Amigo, J.M., Viguri, J.R., Bro, R., A chemometric approach to the environmental problem of predicting toxicity in contaminated sediments, 2010

    Journal of Chemometrics 24, pp. 379-386.

  • DíazRizo, O., Olivares Reumont, S., Viguri, J.R., DíazArado, O., LópezPino, N., D'Alessandro Rodríguez, K., AradoLópez, J.O., GelenRudnikas, A., ArencibiaCarballo, G., Copper, Zinc and Lead Bioaccumulation in Marine Snail, Strombusgigas, from Guacanayabo Gulf, Cuba, 2010

    Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 85, pp. 330- 333.

  • DíazRizo, O., Olivares Reumont, S., Viguri, J.R., DíazArado, O., LópezPino, N., D'Alessandro Rodríguez, K., de la Rosa Medero, D., GelenRudnikas, A., ArencibiaCarballo, G., Copper, Zinc and Lead enrichments in sediments from Guacanayabo Gulf, Cuba, and its bioaccumulation in oysters, Crassostrearhizophorae, 2010

    Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 84, pp. 136-140.

  • Álvarez-Guerra, M., Ballabio, D., Amigo, J.M., Bro, R., Viguri, J.R., Development of models for predicting toxicity from sediment chemistry by partial least squares-discriminant analysis and counter-propagation artificial neural networks, 2010

    Environmental Pollution 158, pp. 607-614.

  • Galán, B., Andrés, A., Viguri, J.R., Diseño óptimo de redes de tratamiento de aguas residuales industriales , 2010

    Conference META2010. http://www.meta2010.es/
    Contribution: Poster
    Proceedings: Resúmenes META2010. Reunión de la Mesa Española de Tratamiento de Aguas. Tecnología del Agua y Sostenibilidad. Bilbao, Diciembre 2010. Nº61, p.97.
    Abstract: En este trabajo se presenta tanto la línea de investigación objeto de trabajo de los autores en diseño y optimización de redes de tratamiento de aguas residuales, como un diseño sistemático de una red de tratamiento con la aplicación a un caso estudio real.
  • Viguri, J.R., Riba, I., de la Reguera, D., Álvarez-Guerra, M., Andrés, A., Effects of the CO2 losses from storage in stable sub-seabed geological formations on the marine sediments: an integrated approach, 2010

    Spanish Ministry of Environmentand Rural and Marine Affairs (Ed.).Madrid, pp.119.
    1st Prize Innovation Research and Technology in the fight against marine pollution of the Coast, 2008. Ministry of the Presidency. Government of Spain

  • Cifrian, E., Coz, A., Viguri, J.R., Andrés, A., Indicators for valorisation of municipal solid waste and special waste, 2010

    Waste and Biomass Valorization1 (4), 479-486.

  • Payán, M.C., Coz, A., Galán, B., Viguri, J.R., Leaching tests as useful tools to characterise contaminated marine sediments mobility under CO2 leakages from CCS technology, 2010

    Conference CHISA2010. 19th Int. Con. of Chemical and Process Eng. and 7th Eur.Cong. of Chemical Eng. www.chisa.cz/2010/
    Contribution: Poster
    Proceedings: CHISA 2010-ECCE 7. CD-ROM of Full Texts. ISBN 978-80-02-02210-7
    Abstract: Batch and column leaching tests were performed on contaminated marine sediment from the north of Spain at different liquid-to-solid ratios (LS) to determine the mechanisms controlling metal release. This study evaluates the effect of different type of water and pH (deionized water, seawater and acidified seawater) on the release behavior of pH, conductivity, TOC and Cr, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Cd, Pb. The workstudy the potential impact of CO2 leakages from Carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies used as climate change mitigation option.
  • Payán, M.C., Coz, A., Galán, B., Viguri, J.R., Potential mobilisation of heavy metals from marine sediments due to the effects of CO2 leakages from marine CCS systems, 2010

    Conference SETAC Europe 2010.. http://seville.setac.eu/?contentid=181
    Contribution: Poster
    Proceedings: SETAC Europe: 20th Annual Meeting. Science and Technology for Environmental Protection. Abstract Book. MO 011
    Abstract: The objective of this research is to study the availability, mobility and pH effects of substances from marine sediments in contact to potential CO2 leakages via batch (static) and column (dynamic) leaching tests. Leaching data of pH, conductivity, TOC and constituent release (Cr, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Cd, Pb) was compared from the different type of leaching tests providing the basis to the risk assessment of the Carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) technology.
  • Álvarez-Guerra, M., Canis, L., Voulvoulis, N., Viguri, J.R., Linkov, I., Prioritization of sediment management alternatives using stochastic multicriteria acceptability analysis, 2010

    Science of the Total Environment 408 (20), pp. 4354-4367.

  • Álvarez-Guerra, M., Canis, L., Voulvoulis, N., Viguri, J.R., Linkov, I., Prioritization of sediment management alternatives using stochastic multicriteria acceptability analysis, 2010

    Science of the Total Environment 408(20), pp. 4354-4367.

  • Álvarez-Guerra, M., Canis, L., Payán, M.C., Voulvoulis, N., Viguri, J.R., Linkov, I., Prioritizing sediment management alternatives using stochastic multicriteria decision analysis: Methodology and application in the Bay of Santander, Spain, 2010

    Conference SETAC Europe 2010. http://seville.setac.eu/?contentid=181
    Contribution: Oral
    Proceedings: SETAC Europe: 20th Annual Meeting. Science and Technology for Environmental Protection. Extended Abstracts. RA02B-3
    Abstract: This paper proposes and integrated multicriteria decision analysis MCDA framework for the evaluation of technical, economic, social, and environmental aspects of sediment management with the explicit consideration of the spatial extent of remedial alternatives. The framework is a two-tiered process that starts with the geographical identification of management sites and then prioritizes management alternatives for the selected sites. An application of this methodology to a case study in Bay of Santander, is presented. The results are used to visualize stakeholder positions, allowing identification of a group of least preferred alternatives for all stakeholders.
  • Arce, R., Galán, B., Coz, A., Andrés, A., Viguri, J.R., Stabilization/solidification of an alkyd paint waste by carbonation of waste-lime based formulations, 2010

    Journal of Hazardous Materials 177 (1-3) 428-436
  • Alonso Santurde, R., Coz, A., Quijorna, N., Viguri, J.R., Andrés, A., Valorization of Foundry Sand in Clay Bricks at Industrial Scale, 2010

    Journal of Industrial Ecology 14 (2), pp. 217-230.

  • Coronado, M., Dosal, E., Coz, A., Viguri, J.R., Andrés, A., Estimation of construction and demolition waste (C&DW) generation using different ratios of waste per unit area of construction., 2010

     

    Conference WasteEng10, 3rd International Conference on Engineering for Waste and Biomass Valorisation held in Beijing, China. 17-19 May 2010.
    Contribution:  Poster
    Proceedings:  Book of abstracts - 3rd International Conference on Engineering for Waste and Biomass Valorisation
    Abstract: Construction and demolition waste (C&DW) constitutes a priority waste stream in the European waste strategy due to its large volume and its high recycling and reuse potential. Directive 2008/98/EC on waste, stresses the need of quantify the waste stream and to improve the material recovery efficiency of C&DW in the European Union. Designing a suitable network of facilities involves an adequate knowledge of the inputs to material recovery facilities. In this work, a methodology for the quantification of C&DW has been developed and applied to the case study in Cantabria, a northern Spanish region. The quantification of C&DW was calculated by means of an equation which combines municipal licenses and ratios of waste per unit area of construction, demolition and renovation. The selected ratios for the study case in Cantabria belongs to four northern Spanish regions, and they were developed by two associations of architects, one technological institute and by the regional legislation recently developed in the region. 
  • Dosal, E., Cifrian, E., Coz, A., Viguri, J.R., Andrés, A., Análisis comparado de la evolución del sistema de indicadores Básicos de residuos en el ámbito Nacional, 2010

    Conference Congreso Nacional de Ingeniería Química CNIQ-Madrid-201Q. Madrid del 18-20 de Noviembre de 2010
    Contribution:  Poster
    Proceedings:  Book of Abstract
    Abstract: En el Punto Focal de Residuos de Cantabria, proyecto en el cual se engloba el presente estudio, se gestiona la información relativa a residuos en base a tres sistemas de indicadores, los indicadores Básicos, Específicos y Trasversales; correspondientes a distintos niveles de concreción. El sistema de indicadores Básico permite una evaluación comparada de los resultados obtenidos en distintos contextos espaciales. En primer lugar se realiza la recogida sistemática de la información a nivel Nacional y se procesa dicha información a través del sistema de Indicadores Básicos, formado por los siguientes indicadores: Generación de RSU, Reciclaje de papel/cartón, Recogida de vidrio, Reciclaje de envases, Producción de lodos de depuración y Generación de residuos peligrosos. Se procede posteriormente a la comparación, analizando la evolución temporal y el valor del indicador con respecto a la media nacional, de las Comunidades Autónomas. Representando finalmente los resultados obtenidos mediante un sistema de información geográfica. Entre los principales resultados se obtiene que Cantabria presenta valores superiores a la media Nacional para la tasa de generación de RSU, reciclaje de envases y papel/cartón y la recogida de vidrio para el último año de estudio. Siendo por otro lado, la Comunidad en la cual se produce una menor cantidad de lodos por habitante al depurar las aguas. En el caso de los Residuos Peligrosos, destaca la escasez de datos en las Comunidades Autónomas, siendo difícil la interpretación de los resultados. 
  • Dosal, E., Cifrian, E., Pérez, L., Coz, A., Viguri, J.R., Andrés, A., Desarrollo del sistema de indicadores asociado a los Planes Sectoriales de Residuos de Cantabria, 2010

    Conference CONAMA 10 - Congreso Nacional de Medio Ambiente celebrado en Madrid del 22 al 26 de noviembre de 2010.
    Contribution:  Poster
    Proceedings:  ISBN 978-84-614-6112-7
    Abstract: Los Planes Sectoriales aprobados mediante el Decreto 15/2010 son: el Plan Sectorial de Residuos Municipales, el Plan Sectorial de Residuos Industriales, Residuos de Construcción y Demolición y Minería, el Plan Sectorial de Residuos Especiales y el Plan Sectorial de Residuos del Sector Primario, Sanitario y Veterinario. Cada uno de los Planes está dividido en diferentes programas, de prevención y minimización, reutilización, recogida, reciclaje, valorización energética y eliminación, en los cuales se proponen objetivos y líneas de acción para llevarlos a cabo. Para poder realizar el seguimiento de dichos objetivos, se propone gestionar la información a través de cuatro sistemas de indicadores, cada uno de ellos relacionado con los objetivos propuestos en cada Plan Sectorial correspondiente. Para desarrollar cada indicador, es necesario conocer cada una de las variables de las que va a constar, los datos necesarios para su cálculo y se localizan las fuentes que puedan proporcionar dichos datos. Una vez organizada la información por fuente de datos, se procede a la petición de datos mediante formularios, para desarrollar finalmente los indicadores. 
  • Álvarez-Guerra, M., Viguri, J.R., Voulvoulis, N., A multicriteria-based methodology for site prioritisation in sediment management, 2009

    Environment International 35 (6), pp. 920-930.

  • Alonso Santurde, R., Coz, A., Viguri, J.R., Andrés, A., Best available techniques in foundry industry: valorisation of moulding sands in ceramic bricks, 2009

    Conference CILCA 2009, http://www.cilca2013.org/
    Contribution: Poster
    Proceedings: III Conferencias Internaciones de Análisis de Ciclo de Vida en Latinoamérica. Pucón, Chile
    Abstract:  
  • Quijorna, N., Alonso Santurde, R., Coz, A., Viguri, J.R., Andrés, A., Emissions flow study in Waelz slag recycling into ceramic process, 2009

    Conference WASCON 2009, http://www.insavalor.fr/wascon2009/
    Contribution: Poster
    Proceedings: WASCON 2009 - 7th International Conference on the Environmental and Technical Implications of Construction with Alternative Materials. Lyon, France, 3-5 June 2009.
    Abstract:  
  • Quijorna, N., Coz, A., Viguri, J.R., Andrés, A., Environmental assessment of Waelz slag valorisation in brick manufacturing process, 2009

    Conference CILCA 2009, http://www.cilca2013.org/
    Contribution: Poster
    Proceedings: III Conferencias Internaciones de Análisis de Ciclo de Vida en Latinoamérica. Pucón, Chile
    Abstract:  
  • Riba, I., Fernández de la Reguera, Diana, Álvarez-Guerra, M., Payán, M.C., Blasco, J., DelValls, Ángel Tomás, Viguri, J.R., Impact of injection and storage of CO2 in marine sediments: An integrative approach, 2009

    Conference SETAC Europe 2009. http://goteborg.setac.eu/?contentid=13
    Contribution: Poster
    Proceedings: SETAC Europe: 19th Annual Meeting. Protecting ecosystem health. Abstract Book. TU 271
    Abstract: In this sense in this work it is proposed an integrative evaluation to assess the potential risk associated to leakage of CO2 from CO2 in Sub-Seabed Ecological Structures (CS-SSGS) technology on marine sediments. The main objective of this study is based on the development and application of an integrative assessment to determine the effect associated to the acidification of marine sediment due to the leakage of CO2. The main methodology applied in this work compromises the use of different lines of evidence: contamination, toxicity under laboratory effects, field adverse effects and bioaccumulation of selected chemicals. In this work is described the design of integrative methodology applied to evaluate the quality of marine sediments associated with potential leaks of CO2.
  • Coz, A., Andrés, A., Soriano, S., Viguri, J.R., Ruiz, M.C., Irabien, J.A., Influence of commercial and residual sorbents and silicates as additives on the stabilisation/solidification of organic and inorganic industrial waste, 2009

    Journal of Hazardous Materials 164 (2-3), pp. 755-761.

  • Alonso Santurde, R., Quijorna, N., Coz, A., Viguri, J.R., Andrés, A., Influence of shaping and firing technology on contaminated marine sediments based clay bricks, 2009

    Conference WASCON 2009, http://www.insavalor.fr/wascon2009/
    Contribution: Poster
    Proceedings: WASCON 2009 - 7th International Conference on the Environmental and Technical Implications of Construction with Alternative Materials. Lyon, France, 3-5 June 2009.
    Abstract:  
  • Romero, M., Andrés, A., Alonso Santurde, R., Viguri, J.R., Rincón, J.Ma., Phase evolution and microstructural characterization of sintered ceramic bodies from contaminated marine sediments, 2009

    Journal of the European Ceramic Society 29 (1), pp. 15-22.

  • Andrés, A., Díaz, M.C., Coz, A., Abellán, M.J., Viguri, J.R., Physico-chemical characterisation of bricks all through the manufacture process in relation to efflorescence salts, 2009

    Journal of the European Ceramic Society 29 (10), pp. 1869-1877.

  • Cifrian, E., Álvarez-Guerra, M., Viguri, J.R., Andrés, A., Environmental management strategies: developing a set of indicators as a decision-making support in waste policy, 2009

    Conference 8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering
    Contribution: Poster
    Proceedings: Book of Abstracts. ISBN 0-920804-44-6
    Abstract: In recent years, environmental indicators have become a vital component of environmental impact assessments and “state of the environmental” reporting. This has increased the influence of environmental indicators on environmental management and policy making at all scales of decision making. The environmental indicators are grouped in set of indicators, giving a vision global of environmental state. In this work the DPSIR (Driving forces-Pressure-States-Impact-Responses) framework developed by European Environmental Agency (EEA) has been used as a starting point in developing a set of Specific Indicators. In the development of this set of indicators, each one is directly related to policy objectives and targets identified in the Cantabria Waste Plan 2006-2010. Therefore, the synthesis, development, application of and interpretation of results of a set of specific indicators have carried out for evaluating of waste management policy in the regional area.
  • Cifrian, E., Dosal, E., Viguri, J.R., Andrés, A., Identifying optimal regional solid waste management strategies using Multicriteria Analysis Tools. , 2009

    Conference ISWA/APESB World Congress 2009.
    Contribution:  Poster
    Proceedings:  Book of Abstract. ISBN 978-989-96421-1-9
    Abstract: The increasing care about the environment has influenced the more and more frequent need to take environmental criteria into account in the decision making with others historically further developed like the economic, technological or social criteria. This combination of factors complicates the quantitative analysis of alternatives that the decision maker has to confronting. Furthermore there are many environmental factors difficult to make a comparison and to quantify. In order to be able to study the influence of all these factors, the Multicriteria Analysis Methods are used. The Multicriteria Analysis (MCA) is a mathematical tool which evaluates different alternatives using a sequence of criteria previously decided. This tool is used in a wide range of decision problems, including the environmental management. The advantages of using this kind of tools are: a) the decision is structured into manageable sub components; b) directly involves the stakeholders and the negotiation among the actors implicated is easier; c) a great diversity of problems can be included and; d) it can act as a process of nonstop learning. The main objective of this work is to intensify in the knowledge of the tool through its application to a case study: Municipal Solid Waste Management (MSWM) in north Spain. The following tasks have been carried out: i) a bibliographic review of the MCA methods used for the decision making in all kind of issues (see figure 1); ii) selection of the methods MCA more utilized on environmental issues; iii) influence of the different selected MCA methods and the number of alternatives and criteria used in each MCA method on study case (MSWM).
  • Irabien, M.J., Cearreta, A., Leorri, E., Gómez, J., Viguri, J.R., A 130-year record of pollution in the Suances estuary (southern Bay of Biscay): implications for environmental management, 2008

    Marine Pollution Bulletin 56, pp. 1719-1727.

  • Irabien, M.J., Rada, M., Gómez, J., Soto, J., Mañanes, A., Viguri, J.R., An Assessment of Anthropogenic Impact in a Nature Reserve: the Santoña Marshes (Northern Spain). Estudio del impacto humano en una Reserva Natural: las Marismas de Santoña (Cantabria, España), 2008

    Journal of Iberian Geology 34 (2), pp. 235-242.

  • Álvarez-Guerra, M., González-Piñuela, C., Andrés, A., Galán, B., Viguri, J.R., Assessment of Self-Organizing Map artificial neural networks for the classification of sediment quality, 2008

    Environment International 34 (6), pp. 782-790.

  • Viguri, J.R., González-Piñuela, C., Gómez, J., Cronología de la contaminación química y toxicidad Microtox BSPT de perfiles de sedimento de tres estuarios tipo de Cantabria (España), 2008

    Contribuciones Científicas en Memoria del Profesor Jesús Soto Torres.Ediciones Universidad de Cantabria. (A.Cendrero et al., Eds.). Publican Editorial.  Santander, pp. 195-205.

  • Alonso Santurde, R., Romero, M., Rincón, J.Ma., Viguri, J.R., Andrés, A., Leaching behaviour of sintered contaminated marine sediments, 2008

    Fresenius Environmental Bulletin 17 (10 B), pp. 1736-1743.

  • Romero, M., Andrés, A., Alonso Santurde, R., Viguri, J.R., Rincón, J.Ma., Sintering behaviour of ceramic bodies from contaminated marine sediments, 2008

    Ceramics International 34 (8) , pp. 1917-1924.

  • Álvarez-Guerra, M., Álvarez-Guerra, E., Alonso Santurde, R., Andrés, A., Coz, A., Soto, J., Gómez, J., Viguri, J.R., Sustainable management options and beneficial uses for contaminated sediments and dredged material, 2008

    Fresenius Environmental Bulletin 17 (10a), pp. 1539-1553

  • Coz, A., Rodríguez-Obeso, O., Alonso Santurde, R., Álvarez-Guerra, M., Andrés, A., Viguri, J.R., Mantzavinos, D., Kalogerakis, N., Toxicity bioassays in core sediments from the Bay of Santander, Northern Spain, 2008

    Environmental Research 106, pp. 304-312.

  • Soto, J., Soto Velloso, Jesús A., Ródenas Palomino, Carmen, GelenRudnikas, A., DíazRizo, O., Viguri, J.R., Alcalde Orpi, José, Estimación de tasas de erosión en torno a la bahía de Santander, España, 2007

    Ciencias de la Tierra y el Espacio 7, pp. 1031-1036.

  • Rodríguez-Obeso, O., Álvarez-Guerra, M., Andrés, A., ÁngelDelValls, T., Riba, I., Martín-Díaz, Laura, Viguri, J.R., Monitoring and managing sediment quality and impact assessment in Spain during the last 10 years, 2007

    TrAC-Trends in AnalyticalChemistry 26 (3), pp. 252-260.

  • Coz, A., González-Piñuela, C., Andrés, A., Viguri, J.R., Physico-chemical and environmentalcharacterisation of sedimentsfrom Cantabria stuarines, 2007

    Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management 10 (1), pp. 41- 46.

  • Viguri, J.R., Irabien, M.J., Yusta, I., Soto, J., Gómez, J., Rodríguez, P., Martínez-Madrid, M., Irabien, J.A., Coz, A., Physico-chemical and toxicological characterization of the historic estuarine sediments: A multidisciplinary approach, 2007

    Environment International 33 (4), pp. 436-444.

  • Viguri, J.R., Irabien, M.J., Yusta, I., Soto, J., Gómez, J., Rodríguez, P., Martínez-Madrid, M., Irabien, J.A., Coz, A., Physico-chemical and toxicologicalcharacterization of thehistoricestuarinesediments: a multidisciplinaryapproach, 2007

    Environment Internacional 33, pp. 436-444.

  • Álvarez-Guerra, M., Viguri, J.R., Casado-Martínez, M.C., ÁngelDelValls, T., Sediment Quality Assessment and Dredged Material Management in Spain: Part I, Application of Sediment Quality Guidelines (SQGs) in the Bay of Santander, 2007

    Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 3 (4), pp. 529-538.

  • Álvarez-Guerra, M., Viguri, J.R., Casado-Martínez, M.C., ÁngelDelValls, T., Sediment Quality Assessment and Dredged Material Management in Spain: Part II, Analysis of Action Levels for Dredged Material Management and Application to the Bay of Cádiz, 2007

    Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 3 (4), pp. 539-551.

  • Cifrian, E., Martín, A., Coz, A., Viguri, J.R., Andrés, A., Application of multicriteria decision analysis to sustainable municipal solid waste management in North Spain, 2007

    Conference:

    ISWA/NVRD World Congress 2007, 24-27 September. Amsterdam, Holada

    Contribution: Poster
    Proceedings: ISWA/NVRD World Congress 2007 PRECEEDINGS – (Papers Et PowerPoints)
    Abstract: In this work a review of current waste management models based on multicriteria decision analysis is outlined and the most important conclusions of this review are given. In addition four of the most used Multicriteria techniques (AHP, ELECTRE, PROMETHEE and Regime Methods) are analysed in detail. On the other hand, at the present time, many models recognise that for a waste management model to be sustainable, it must consider environmental, economic and social aspects. In this sense, the model used must consider the three aspects together in the application of the model. Among these characteristics, flexibility is its main property; Multicriteria Analysis can be used to find the best Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) management techniques following sustainability criteria. A review of the MSW generation and treatment statistics in Cantabria region, in North Spain, has been carried out. The statistic analysis will show the problematic situation in the region, and the values will be used in the application of the Multicriteria Decision Analysis. From the results obtained of using the ELECTRE Multicriteria techniques, it has been chosen the best combination of MSW management techniques following sustainability criteria. The main target of this last objective is not only to find the best MSW management techniques for Cantabria region, also to show the utility of the Multicriteria Analysis as a tool in environmental decision problems.
  • Viguri, J.R., Andrés, A., Coz, A., ÁngelDelValls, T., Belzunce, M.J., Caracterización y Gestión de Sedimentos y Dragados, 2006

    II Jornadas INTERSED, pp. 184.

  • Soto, J., Gómez, J., Viguri, J.R., Cendrero, A., Irabien, M.J., Yusta, I., GelenRudnikas, A., DíazRizo, O., Increase of sedimentationrate in anestuarinesystem, 2006

    ContributiontoEducation and EnvironmentalProtection  7,pp.  35-41.

  • Rodríguez-Obeso, O., Gutiérrez-Perojo, P., González-Piñuela, C., Coz, A., Andrés, A., Viguri, J.R., Belzunce, M.J., ÁngelDelValls, T., Management of Scientific and Technical Knowledge: The Spanish Sediment Network "Intersed", 2006

    Fresenius Environmental Bulletin 15, pp. 816-821.

  • González-Piñuela, C., Coz, A., Andrés, A., Irabien, M.J., Yusta, I., Viguri, J.R., PAHs composition and sources in surface-core sediments from the Santander Bay (Northern Spain), 2006

    FreseniusEnvironmentalBulletin 9a, pp. 1031-1036.

  • Rodríguez, P., Arrate, J., Martínez-Madrid, M., Reynoldson, T., Schumacher, V., Viguri, J.R., Toxicity of Santander Bay sediments to the eurihaline freshwater oligochaeteLimnodrilushoffmeisteri., 2006

    Hydrobiologia 564, pp. 57-169.

  • González-Piñuela, C., Alonso-Salces, R.M., Andrés, A., Ortiz, I., Viguri, J.R., Validated analytical strategy for the determination of polycyclic aromatic compounds in marine sediments by liquid chromatography coupled with diode-array detector and mass spectrometer, 2006

    Journal of Chromatography A 1129, pp. 189-200.

  • Cifrian, E., Andrés, A., Coz, A., Muñoz, Y, Viguri, J.R., Punto Focal de Residuos de Cantabria: Sistemas de Indicadores, 2006

    Conference Congreso Nacional de Medio Ambiente, CONAMA 8.Madrid, 27Noviembre- 1 Dociembre, 2006
    Contribution: Poster
    Proceedings: Chemistry and Sustainable Development- Volume 2 Abstracts Book. ISBN 84-690-2349-7
    Abstract: El Punto Focal de Residuos de Cantabria (PFR) es un proyecto que surge como resultado de un convenio entre la Consejería de Medio Ambiente del Gobierno de Cantabria y el Departamento de Ingeniería Química y Química Inorgánica de la Universidad de Cantabria. Surge por la necesidad de poner a disposición del público toda la información ambiental, tal como marcan la Directiva 2003/4/CE, relativa al acceso del público a la información medioambiental, y el Convenio Aarhus, sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación del Público en la Toma de Decisiones y el Acceso a la Justicia en Materia de Medio Ambiente. El objetivo principal del PFR es el de dinamizar los objetivos propuestos en el Programa de Residuos de Cantabria 2005-2010 y en los Planes Sectoriales que de él se deriven. Para ello se ha realizado la recogida sistemática de la información relativa a residuos, se ha procesado dicha información a través de un sistema de Indicadores, elegido tras un exhaustivo estudio y con el consenso de los agentes sociales, y su difusión activa, con el objetivo último de servir de instrumento para la toma de decisiones, a la vez de constituirse como una herramienta de divulgación, en la medida que muestra la información de forma sencilla y comprensible.
  • Cifrian, E., Arce, R., Andrés, A., Coz, A., Muñoz, Y, Viguri, J.R., Set of indicators on waste needed to support environmental information management, 2006

    Conference 6º Congreso Internacional de Química de la Asociación Nacional de Químicos (ANQUE), Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, 5-7 Diciembre 2006
    Contribution: Poster
    Proceedings: Chemistry and Sustainable Development- Volume 2 Abstracts Book. ISBN 84-690-2349-7
    Abstract: There are a lot of systems of environmental indicators proposed by several organisms, and whose approach and objectives differ at sometimes substantially. A widely study of systems of indicators proposed by the different organisms about the waste area has been carried out by the Focal Point on Waste of Cantabria, and a set of indicators to evaluate the situation of waste in Cantabria has helped. The waste information management is executed through three systems of indicators, which correspond to different levels of concretion. The Basic Indicators that allowing a comparative evaluation of the results obtained in different contexts; to give answers to more concrete policy questions and to identify priority actions, more detailed indicators are needed, the Specific Indicators that evaluating the objectives of the Cantabria Waste Programme 2005-2010, and finally the Transverse Indicators, which establish a relationship between the waste area with the other aspects of the sustainability.
  • ÁngelDelValls, T., Andrés, A., Belzunce, M.J., Buceta, J.L., Casado-Martínez, M.C., Castro, R., Riba, I., Viguri, J.R., Blasco, J., Chemical and ecotoxicological guidelines for managing disposal of dredged material, 2004

    TrAC - Trends in Analytical Chemistry 23 (10-11), pp. 819-828.

  • Viguri, J.R., Verde, J., Irabien, A., Environmental assessment of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in surface sediments of the Santander Bay, Northern Spain, 2002

    Chemosphere 48 (2), pp. 157-165.

  • Ibáez, R., Andrés, A., Viguri, J.R., Ortiz, I., Irabien, J.A., Characterisation and management of incinerator wastes, 2000

    Journal of Hazardous Materials 79 (3), pp. 215-227.

  • Viguri, J.R., Andrés, A., Ibáez, R., Ruiz Puente, C., Irabien, A., Characterization of metal finishing sludges: Influence of the pH, 2000

    Journal of Hazardous Materials 79 (1-2), pp. 63-75.