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Alberto Coz Fernández
Ph.D. Alberto Coz Fernández

Ph.D. Alberto Coz Fernández

Dr. Alberto Coz: Received his B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering in 1994, his M.S. in 1997 and his PhD in 2001 from the University of Cantabria, Spain. Later, he was a Researcher and Teaching Assistant in the Chemical Engineering and Inorganic Chemistry Department. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece, from 2005 to 2006. At present, he works as an Associate Professor at the University of Cantabria and as International Relations Manager in the School of Nautical Studies. His research interests are in the areas of Biorefinery, Waste Valorization in Biofuels, Bioproducts and Ceramics as well as Industrial Waste Characterization and Leaching Behavior. He has worked in the 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 34 SCI papers, 1 invention patent, 94 International Congresses and the supervision of 5 PhDs. During 2011, he worked as a researcher at the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department of Imperial College London, UK and during 2014 at the Forest Products Technology Department of Aalto University, Finland. In addition, he is member of the Board of ISCOWA Association, Member of the Management Committee of the Cost Action FP1205 and Substitute Member in Cost Action FP1306.

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Publications

  • Llano, T., Quijorna, N., Coz, A., Detoxification of a lignocellulosic waste from a pulp mill to enhance its fermentation prospects, 2017

    Energies, 10(3), 348-366

  • 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

  • Rueda, C., Marinova M., Paris J., Ruiz, G., Coz, A., Technoeconomic assessment of different biorefinery approaches for a spent sulfite liquor, 2016

    Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 91, 10, 2646-2653

  • Castro, R., Rueda, C., Moncalián, G., Ruiz, G., Coz, A., Biorefinery options to valorize the spent liquor from sulfite pulping. , 2015

    Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 90(12), 2218-2226

  • 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 

  • Rueda, C., Tejedor, C., Quijorna, N., Andrés, A., Coz, A., Influence of raw material on wood digestion in a sulfite pulp mill for biorefinery purposes, 2015

    Journal of Biology and Life Sciences, Vol. 2(2)

    Open Access
  • 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).

  • Rueda, C., Fernández-Rodríguez, J., Ruiz, G., Llano, T., Coz, A., Monosaccharide production in an acid sulfite process: Kinetic modeling, 2015

    Carbohydrate Polymers, 116,18-25

  • Fernández-Rodríguez, J., García, A., Coz, A., Labidi, J., Spent sulfite liquor fractionation into lignosulfonates and fermentable sugars by ultrafiltration, 2015

    Separation and Purification Technology, 152, 172-179

  • 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.
  • Maican, E., Teixeira, J.A., Ferdes, M., Coz, A., Energy efficient technologies for lignocellulosic ethanol production. , 2015

    INMATEH-Agricultural Engineering, ISSN 2344 – 4118, 435-336

  • Coz, A., Llano, T., Rueda, C., Quijorna, N., Maican, E., Hydrolysis and separation of lignocellulosic biomass in a sulphite process to valorise the main fractions within the biorefinery concept., 2015

    NMATEH-Agricultural Engineering, ISSN 2344 – 4118, 223-228

  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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.

  • Coronado, M., Coz, A., Vandecasteele, C., Andrés, A., Geochemical speciation of trace pollutants in ceramics containing Waelz slag as alternative resource, 2014

    Conference:

    WasteEng 2014: 5th International Conference on Engineering for Waste and Biomass Valorisation. Río de Janeiro, Brazil, August 25-28, 2014. www.wasteeng2014.org

    Contribution: Oral presentation
    Proceedings: ftp.servcbo.com
    Abstract: The objective of this research is to study the effect of pH on the release of trace pollutants from alternative ceramics fired at different temperatures using equilibrium standardized leaching tests. The results indicate that combining leaching test results and geochemical modelling provided insight in the mechanisms and prediction of trace metals leaching of alternative ceramics.
  • Llano, T., Alexandri, M., Koutinas, A., Gardeli, CHR., Papapostolou, H., Komaitis, M., Andrés, A., Coz, A., Solvent extraction of phenolics from lignocellulosic waste, 2014

    Conference:

    WasteEng 2014: 5th International Conference on Engineering for Waste and Biomass Valorisation. Río de Janeiro, Brazil, August 25-28, 2014. www.wasteeng2014.org

    Contribution: Oral presentation
    Proceedings: ftp.servcbo.com
    Abstract: The aim of this work was to revise the most appropriate solvent for extraction of low-molecular-weight phenolics from SSL. Parallel aliphatic acids and furfurals were co-extracted. Different solvents, settling times, hydrolysate-to-solvent ratios and stages where assayed regarding literature approaches. Best one- single stage results were obtained using chloroform as extractant at pH 2, hydrolysate-to-solvent ratio of 1:3 v/v, at room temperature.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ruiz, G., Ruiz-Labrador, B., Coz, A., Ulloa, L., Alonso Santurde, R., Andrés, A., Modelling of pollutants mobility in column leaching tests for stabilised metallic waste: comparison of two proposed models, 2013

    Conference: SARDINIA 2013 Symposium, 14th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium,  September 30th – October 4th, Sardinia, Italy, 2013 www.sardiniasymposium.it
    Contribution: Oral Communication
    Proceedings: Sardinia 2013. Symposium Proceedings. (Cossu, R. et al., Eds.). pp.1-10. ISBN:9788862650281; ISSN:2282-0027
    Abstract: The main pollutant release of stabilised electric arc furnace dust has been studied using column leaching tests at field-scale. The pH value and the concentration of Cd, Mo, Pb and Sb have been analysed in the leachates. Two mathematical models have been used to explain the experimental results. A model based on continuous stirred tank reactor (CSTR) considering that the leaching behavior is mainly due to variations in the chemical conditions; and a second model based on the advection-dispersion procedure. The best results have been obtained taking into account not only the mass transport of the pollutants from the solid to the liquid phase but also the resistance of the mass transfer into the solid phase.

  • 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.
  • Rueda, C., Llano, T., Tejedor, C., Quijorna, N., Dosal, E., Andrés, A., Coz, A., Characterization of species of Eucalyptus and comparison of its behavior as a lignocellulosic biomass in a pulp process, 2012

    Conference WasteEng 2012. 4th International Conference on Engineering for Waste and Biomass Valorisation, Porto, Portugal, 10 to 13 September 2012. http://www.wasteeng2012.org/
    Contribution: Poster
    Proceedings: Proceedings of the The 4th International Conference on Engineering for Waste and Biomass Valorisation (WasteEng12). Vol. 1, 166-171. ISBN: 979-10-91526-00-5. Edited by A, Nzihou and F. Castro.
    Abstract: The first aim of this work is the characterization of these two types of wood and to compare the obtained results with others found in literature. The second goal of this work is to study and to compare the behavior of these two species of wood in the acid sulfite process, analyzing the main expected properties of the resultant product (dissolving pulp) and waste (spent sulfite liquor).
  • 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.

  • Llano, T., Quijorna, N., Rueda, C., Blanco, A., Galán, B., Coz, A., Influence of the digestion variables on a pulping process to maximize all of the lignocellulosic waste options, 2012

    Conference: WasteEng 2012. 4th International Conference on Engineering for Waste and Biomass Valorisation, Porto, Portugal, 10 to 13 September 2012. http://www.wasteeng2012.org/
    Contribution: Oral
    Proceedings: Proceedings of the The 4th International Conference on Engineering for Waste and Biomass Valorisation (WasteEng12). Vol. 1, 166-171. ISBN: 979-10-91526-00-5. Edited by A, Nzihou and F. Castro.
    Abstract: The aim of this work is to study the main digestion variables, dwell time, temperature, ramp rate, SO2 content and liquor/wood ratio which affect the delignification process of hardwood chips to obtain dissolving pulp in order to develop a statistical model with all these variables and optimize the quantity of total fermentable sugars and lignosulphonates presented in spent sulfite liquors using GAMS software.
  • 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.
  • Coz, A., Ruiz-Labrador, B., Alonso Santurde, R., Coronado, M., Andrés, A., Leaching behaviour methodology as a tool for stabilised/solidified metallic waste characterisation , 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
    Contribution: Poster
    Proceedings: WASCON 2012 - 8th International Conference on the Environmental and Technical Implications of Construction with Alternative Materials. Gothenburg (Sweden), 30 May to 1 June 2012.
    Abstract:  
  • 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.

  • Quijorna, N., Coz, A., Andrés, A., Cheeseman, Chris, Recycling of Waelz slag and waste foundry sand in red clay bricks, 2012

    Resources, Conservation and Recycling 65, pp. 1-10.

  • Llano, T., Rueda, C., Quijorna, N., Blanco, A., Coz, A., Study of the delignification of hardwood chips in a pulping process for sugar production, 2012

    Journal of Biotechnology, 162 (2012) 422– 429.

  • Coronado, M., Martín-Torre, M. C., Alonso Santurde, R., Coz, A., Galán, B., Andrés, A., Alternative raw material usage in the clay ceramic industry, 2011

    Conference WASTES: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities 1St International Conference, Guimarães, Portugal, September 12th – 14th 2011.
    Contribution:  Poster
    Proceedings:
    Abstract: The global environmental impact of industrial production has increasing due to the scarcity of raw materials and the large amount of waste generated. Ecoinnovation promotes integrated initiatives such as closed-loop production by the incorporation of waste flows on industrial processes as substitutes of raw materials. The clay-based ceramic industry is considered a proper alternative for solid waste incorporation due to the immobilization in the ceramic matrix of some potentially toxic metals contained in the waste after the firing process. This work presents an updated review of available literature on the potential incorporation of different solid wastes in ceramics. The industrial wastes were classified according to the European Waste List (EWC) and the role played by the waste in the ceramic has been also studied. According to this review numerous kinds of wastes have being successfully incorporated into clayey ceramics; in some cases, this incorporation has proved to be technological acceptable and environmentally friendly. 
  • 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.
  • Llano, T., Quijorna, N., Rueda, C., Mendivil, R., Galán, B., Coz, A., Analysis of sugars and inhibitors obtained by the digestion of hardwood chips for bioethanol production., 2011

    Conference: 8th European Congress of Chemical Engineering. ECCE-ECAB 2011. Berlin (Germany), 25 to 29 September, 2011. http://www.ecce2011.de/
    Contribution: Oral
    Proceedings: http://www.ecab2011.eu/congressplanner-path-1,93-type-2.html?thema=1_2140&day=
    Abstract: The aim of this work is to study the sugar and inhibitor characterization of the obtained liquor in different digestion conditions in order to improve the fermentation process. Acid sulfite pulping process has been studied in 1-liter reactors at laboratory scale. In this case, sulfite pulp is produced by a calcium magnesium bisulfite process based on eucalyptus wood at high temperature and pressure conditions in order to separate the fibers from lignin. Sugars and inhibitors have been analyzed by liquid chromatographic technique with refractive index detector.
  • 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.

  • Quijorna, N., Llano, T., Rueda, C., Blanco, A., Andrés, A., Portilla, A., Coz, A., Comparison of sugar content of two pulping processes in order to produce bioethanol of 2nd generation, 2011

    Conference Wastes: Solutions, Treatments, Opportunity. 1St Conference. Guimaraes, Portugal, 12 to 14 September 2011. http://www.wastes2011.org/
    Contribution: Oral
    Proceedings: 1st International Conference. WASTES: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities, 769-774.
    Abstract: In this work, several laboratory cooking experiments, with Eucalyptus globulus and acidic magnesium sulfite as raw materials, have been done in order to determine the optimal conditions (temperature and pressure cycle) to transform a paper-grade pulping process into a dissolving pulping process and to compare the characteristics of the obtained liquor towards its valorization. The quality parameters of pulp product in both cases (paper and dissolving grade) have been monitored together with the physical and chemical properties of the liquor. An increase of the total sugar content has been observed in the dissolving process giving a better option for its valorization in bioethanol.
  • 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
  • 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

  • Rueda, C., Llano, T., Quijorna, N., Ruiz, G., Coz, A., Study of acid hydrolysis conditions of a lignocellulosic industrial waste on the sugar content for bioethanol production., 2011

    Conference: 12th Mediterraneam Congress of Chemical Engineering, Barcelona, Spain, 15 to 18 November, 2011. http://www.ub.edu/congmedit/
    Contribution: Poster
    Proceedings: ABSTRACTS (digital book). 12th mediterraneam congress of chemical engineering ISBN: 978-84-615-4777-7
    Abstract: The aim of this work is the study of acid hydrolysis of the spent sulfite liquor at different conditions at laboratory scale in order to obtain fermentable sugars. The kind and concentration of acid, temperature and time of the process have been studied as process variables in the reactors based on previous studies. The obtained results give the optimal conditions of the acid hydrolysis for the valorization of this kind of lignocellulosic waste in bioethanol.
  • Llano, T., Rueda, C., Blanco, A., Andrés, A., Coz, A., Design of a laboratory for the study of the digestion of hardwood chips in order to obtain pulp and sugars for bioethanol production., 2010

    Conference VENICE 2010 3rd International Symposium on Energy from Biomass and Waste. Venice (Italy),8 to 11 November 2010. http://www.venicesymposium.it/
    Contribution: Oral
    Proceedings: VENICE 2010 3rd International Symposium on Energy from Biomass and Waste Proceedings CD
    Abstract: Because interest in use of lignocellulosic waste for bioconversion to fuels and chemicals is increasing, a new laboratory for the study of the digestion and acid hydrolysis has been developed. The aim of this paper is to design and implement this new laboratory with the means to investigate the integrated use of hardwood chips, and their transformation into alpha-cellulose (pulping), fermentable sugars for second generation bioethanol (biofuel) and lignosulfonates (lignin). The heart of the lab is a pilot plant that consists of a 30-litre digester heated indirectly through a heat exchanger. This reactor will be fed with wood chips. Furthermore, in this work the main analytical equipment for the characterization of the raw material and obtained products has been studied.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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:  
  • 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:  
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Beltrán, P., Irabien, A., Coz, A., Andrés, A., Larrión, M., Gutiérrez-Cañas, C., Legarreta, J.A., Environmental quality control in Portland cement: Rawmaterials, clinker and mortars, 2006

    Fresenius Environmental Bulletin 15 (9 A), pp. 1081-1086.

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • Coz, A., Andrés, A., Soriano, S., Irabien, A., Environmental behaviour of stabilised foundry sludge, 2004

    Journal of Hazardous Materials 109 (1-3), pp. 95-104.