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Ana Andrés Payán
Ph.D. Ana Andrés Payán

Ph.D. Ana Andrés Payán

Ph.D. Chemical Sciences by University of Basque Country (Spain) At the present time is Lecturer of Chemical Engineering at the University of Cantabria. Research works has been developed in the area of Sustainable Environmental Management of Hazardous Wastes and Marine Sediments, by the direction and collaboration in R+D+I project at European and National level, both of basic character and collaboration with industrial sector. Taught from 1992, subjects in the area of Chemical and Environmental Engineering in degrees of Chemical Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Marine Engineering. Also involved in postgraduate teaching in two Masters with quality award.

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Publications

  • 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

  • Coronado, M., Andrés, A., Cheeseman, Chris, Acid gas emissions from structural clay products containing secondary resources: foundry sand dust and Waelz slag., 2016

    Journal of Cleaner Production.2016

  • 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.

  • 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
  • Coronado, M., Segãdaes, A.M., Andrés, A., Using mixture design of experiments to assess the environmental impact of clay-based structural ceramics containing foundry wastes, 2015

    Journal of Hazardous Materials, 299, 529-539

  • Dosal, E., Galán, B., Andrés, A., Regional Plan as driving force for improving Construction and Demolition Waste (C&DW) management., 2015

    Conference:

    The ninth International Conference on the Environmental and Technical Implications of Construction with Alternative Materials “WASCON 2015”, June, 10th-12th, Santander, Spain

    Contribution: Poster
    Proceedings: Libro de comunicaciones. ISBN 978‐84‐606‐8422‐0
    Abstract: In this study, influence of measures adopted to improve CDW management in Cantabria are evaluated based on results obtained from the indicator proposed, which track the evolution over time of management of this waste stream in the region and the degree of achievement of policy objectives. Apart from that, actions carried out are analysed compared with actions proposed in the Plan, giving as a result a global analysis of the situation of CDW management in Cantabria and its evolution along Regional Plan validity years. Results obtained displays a global improvement of the management of this waste stream in Cantabria thanks to measures adopted, from 0% CDW recycling in 2009 to reach near 90% of recycling in 2013. However, the lack of incentives and regulations to high-grade applications of recycled aggregates produces that resources obtained ended up in low-grade applications, having as a result downcycling instead of closing loops. All this information, is useful to emphasize shortcomings of the current management system, helping to propose actions needed from now on to improve total resources recovery of this waste stream. In conclusion, this study demonstrated the usefulness of Regional plans to evaluate the actual situation and to help decision making related to waste management, being the use of indicators helpful to study influence of measures or incentives in the final management of waste.
  • Cifrian, E., Coronado, M., Quina, M, Andrés, A., Environmental assessment of the potential impact on soils of foundry waste using standard leaching tests, 2015

    Conference:

    The ninth International Conference on the Environmental and Technical Implications of Construction with Alternative Materials “WASCON 2015”, June, 10th-12th, Santander, Spain

    Contribution: Oral Presentantion
    Proceedings: Libro de comunicaciones. ISBN 978‐84‐606‐8422‐0
    Abstract: This paper presents an approach for the assessment of the environmental impact from soil/land applications of stabilised metallic waste. The approach is based on a combination of the European standard for characterization of waste, ENV 12920, and the Dutch Building Materials Decree (BMD). ENV 12920 stablishes the specific methodology to perform a complete characterisation of the leaching behaviour of waste materials under specified conditions. The BMD regulates the (re)use of primary and secondary materials to ensure the environmentally secure utilization of building materials avoiding further deterioration of the soil quality. No difference is made between primary materials, secondary materials and waste materials. The decree is applicable in case these materials are used in constructions where they are in contact with rain, surface water and ground water (e.g. in embankments, road building, outside walls of buildings, foundations and roofs).
  • Dacuba, J., Díaz, M.C., Thomas, C, Andrés, A., Factors influencing illite clay-coal fly ash based geopolymer formation, 2015

     

    Conference:

    The ninth International Conference on the Environmental and Technical Implications of Construction with Alternative Materials “WASCON 2015”, June, 10th-12th, Santander, Spain

    Contribution: Poster
    Proceedings: Libro de comunicaciones. ISBN 978‐84‐606‐8422‐0
    Abstract: Conventional ceramic processes consume large amounts of energy and resources as well as produce questionable emissions to the atmosphere. The geopolymeric processes are carried out at low temperatures with coal fly ashes as main raw material, being its non-hazardous waste definition currently questioned. The geopolymeric processes have been mainly investigated as cementitious products. Due to the use of low temperatures (less energy consumption) and utilization of waste (coal fly ash), main premises of the circular economy, the geopolymeric processes could be a good technology in ceramic processes. Thus, the aim of this paper is to investigate the illite clay-coal fly ash based geopolymer formation.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • Quijorna, N., de Pedro, M., Romero, M., Andrés, A., Characterisation of the sintering behaviour of Waelz slag from electric arc furnace (EAF) dust recycling for use in the clay ceramics industry, 2014

    Journal of Environmental Management 132, 278-286. IF: 3.057; Quartile in Category Q1 in Environmental Sciences (39/210).

  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.  
  • Coronado, M., Segãdaes, A.M., Andrés, A., Leaching behaviour of Cr and Mo from three alternative ceramics products using Waelz slag as a resource: an experiemental study of the influence of the firing conditions, 2013

    Conference: SARDINIA 2013 Symposium, 14th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium,  September 30th – October 4th, Sardinia, Italy, 2013 www.sardinasymposium.it
    Contribution: Poster
    Proceedings: Sardinia 2013. Symposium Proceedings. (Cossu, R. et al., Eds.). pp.1-9. ISBN:9788862650281; ISSN:2282-0027
    Abstract: Processing parameters, firing rate and firing temperature, as well as the raw materials effects on the leaching behavior of alternative ceramics containing 40% of Waelz slag, as alternative resource, were assessed in three ceramic processes. The results showed that the leaching behaviour of Cr and Mo seems to be divided into two different steps; the first one at low temperatures where the leaching depends more upon the solubility of chromates and molybdates. In the second step, the leaching decreases drastically due to vitrification. Results shows that the faster the firing processes is carried out the lower mobility of critical elements.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • Coronado, M., Sanchez-Santillan, P., Andrés, A., Influence of firing conditions and raw materials composition on the atmospheric emissions: traditional clays vs. Waelz slag foundry sand as ceramic resources, 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., Vilarihno, C., Carvalho, J., Castro, A., Araujo, J., Pedro, A. (Eds.) ISSN 2183-0568. p. 415-420
    Abstract: In this work, the emissions of CO2, SO2, HCl and HF during three thermal treatments of three traditional clays and two alternative resources have been assessed using mass balance and evolved gas analysis (EGA) techniques. The effects of raw materials composition, firing rate and temperature on the release of these air pollutants were investigated. CO2 emissions are rather related to the carbon content in the raw materials than to the firing conditions, while the emissions of acid compounds are influenced by both parameters.

  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Andrés, A., Cifrian, E., Indicadores ambientales. Modelos para el análisis ambiental., 2012

    Conference Jornadas sobre Gestión ambiental sostenible: Principios, contexto y métodos, 7-8 Noviembre, 2012. Granada. http://www.fundacionugrempresa.es
    Contribution:

    Comunicación Oral

    Proceedings: Libro de resúmenes Jornadas sobre Gestión ambiental sostenible: Principios, contexto y métodos
    Abstract: The aim of this paper deals with the background, concept and design of environmental indicators. The use of individual and grouped indicators and index as well as the application of DPSIR models to the environmental analysis is highlighted.
  • 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:  
  • Coronado, M., Movellan, D., Sanchez-Santillan, P., Andrés, A., Leaching behaviour modeling of alternative raw materials based structural ceramic using mixture design experiments (MDoE), 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. 1, pp.312-317
    Abstract: The effect of using foundry sand and Waelz slag as ceramic resources on the leaching behaviour of the end-products was evaluated by mixture design of experiments (MDoE). Clay/foundry sand/Waelz slag mixtures were used to produce ceramic products according to three firing cycles. The study demonstrates that the constraint mixture design is suitable to predict the environmental behaviour of any studied mixture).
  • 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.

  • Garcia-Luque, E., Cifrian, E., Andrés, A., Métodos e instrumentos utilizados en el análisis ambiental, 2012

    En Gestión sostenible del ambiente: principios, contexto, métodos (Bruzzi L. y Serrano-Bernardo F. Eds). Editorial Universidad de Granada. Parte 1. pp.105-135.

  • Alonso Santurde, R., Coronado, M., Martín-Torre, M. C., Andrés, A., Modeling of technical properties of alternative raw materials based structural ceramic using mixture design experiments (MDOE), 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: Oral, Iscowa Award accesit
    Proceedings:
    Abstract: In this work the effect of using foundry sand and Waelz slag as ceramic resources on the technical end-products properties was evaluated by mixture design of experiments (MDoE). Clay/foundry sand/Waelz slag mixtures were proposed and the bodies obtained according to three firing cycles employed in industry for the manufacturing of face-bricks, wall-bricks and roof tiles. Then they were technically characterized for firing shrinkage, water absorption and flexural strength determination. The properties values were modeled, and the model checked by proposing two new mixtures points. The results showed the relevance of the mixture composition on the final product properties, and the suitability of the model to predict the sample behavior by using only the amounts of raw materials considered.
  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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. 
  • 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.

  • Quijorna, N., Miguel, G.S., Andrés, A., Incorporation of Waelz slag into commercial ceramic bricks: A practical example of industrial ecology, 2011

    Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research 50 (9) , pp. 5806-5814.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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. 
  • Quijorna, N., San Miguel, G. , Andrés, A., Application of industrial ecology through incorporation of waelz slag in brick production. An industrial-scale experiment, 2009

    Conference CEST 2009, http://cest.gnest.org/
    Contribution: Poster
    Proceedings: 11th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology. Chania, Crete, Greece
    Abstract:  
  • 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:  
  • 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).
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.