Water Science and Technology

ABOUT THE PROJECT

This research group performs several activities related to the management of water resources and engineering for sustainable use in the following areas: a) hydrological processes focused on the management of water resources in the area basin; b) environmental process focused on developing biorefineries and new green technologies; c) environmental geoprocesses focused on the study of the environmental impact in the subsoil related to human activities; and d) environmental nanotechnology focused on the development of new and advanced materials.


Research lines

• Environmental nanoprocesses and chemistry
• Environmental geoprocesses
• Hydrological processes and water resources management
• Environmental bioprocesses

Leader

Dr. Jürgen Mahlknecht
 

Core researchers

Dr. Flavio Fernando Contreras López
Dr. Héctor Alfonso Barrios Piña
Dr. Miguel Angel López Zavala
Dra. Nancy Edith Ornelas Soto

RESEARCHERS AND STUDENTS

Postdoctoral researchers

Dra. Flor María Silva Arredondo
Xiomara González

 

Adjunct researchers

Dra. Diana Linda Cárdenas Chávez
Dr. Arturo Hernández Antonio

Doctoral students

Alexis Echeverría Aguirre
Alicia Alejandra del Río Castellanos
Antonio Foglia
Gemma Martínez García
José Luis Castillo Castillo
Karen Guzmán Vega
Raúl García Morales
Iris Anahí Aguilar Hernández

 

Master’s students

Antonio de Jesús Hernández Foglia
Bernardo Frias Bouchez
Carolina Orona Navar
Eliana Yalid Torres Peralta
Homero Alejandro Gárate Escamilla
Juan Antonio Torres
Martha Ruth Savage Castillo
Nancy Soberanis Núñez
Victor Marcelo Colodro Ortuño
Wendy Alexis Paredes Martínez

RECENT PUBLICATIONS
AUTHORS TITLE PUBLICATION
Meneses-Jácome, A., Díaz-Chávez, R., Velásquez-Arredondo, H.I., Cárdenas-Chávez, D.L., Parra, R., Ruiz-Colorado, A.A. Sustainable Energy from agro-industrial wastewaters in Latin-America (2016) Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 56, pp. 1249-1262.
Rodríguez-Delgado, M., Orona-Navar, C., García-Morales, R., Hernandez-Luna, C., Parra, R., Mahlknecht, J., Ornelas-Soto, N. Biotransformation kinetics of pharmaceutical and industrial micropollutants in groundwaters by a laccase cocktail from Pycnoporus sanguineus CS43 fungi (2016) International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation, 108, pp. 34-41.
Holmberg, S., Rodriguez-Delgado, M., Milton, R.D., Ornelas-Soto, N., Minteer, S.D., Parra, R., Madou, M.J. Bioelectrochemical Study of Thermostable Pycnoporus sanguineus CS43 Laccase Bioelectrodes Based on Pyrolytic Carbon Nanofibers for Bioelectrocatalytic O2 Reduction (2015) ACS Catalysis, 5 (12), pp. 7507-7518.
Hernández-Antonio, A., Mahlknecht, J., Tamez-Meléndez, C., Ramos-Leal, J., Ramírez-Orozco, A., Parra, R., Ornelas-Soto, N., Eastoe, C.J. Groundwater flow processes and mixing in active volcanic systems: The case of Guadalajara (Mexico) (2015) Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 19 (9), pp. 3937-3950.
Garcia-Morales, R., Rodríguez-Delgado, M., Gomez-Mariscal, K., Orona-Navar, C., Hernandez-Luna, C., Torres, E., Parra, R., Cárdenas-Chávez, D., Mahlknecht, J., Ornelas-Soto, N. Biotransformation of Endocrine-Disrupting Compounds in Groundwater: Bisphenol A, Nonylphenol, Ethynylestradiol and Triclosan by a Laccase Cocktail from Pycnoporus sanguineus CS43 (2015) Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, 226 (8), art. no. 251.
Sisto, N.P., Ramírez, A.I., Aguilar-Barajas, I., Magaña-Rueda, V. Climate threats, water supply vulnerability and the risk of a water crisis in the Monterrey Metropolitan Area (Northeastern Mexico) (2015) Physics and Chemistry of the Earth.
Ledesma-Ruiz, R., Pastén-Zapata, E., Parra, R., Harter, T., Mahlknecht, J. Investigation of the geochemical evolution of groundwater under agricultural land: A case study in northeastern Mexico (2015) Journal of Hydrology, 521, pp. 410-423.
Cuellar-Bermudez, S.P., Garcia-Perez, J.S., Rittmann, B.E., Parra-Saldivar, R. Photosynthetic bioenergy utilizing CO2: An approach on flue gases utilization for third generation biofuels (2015) Journal of Cleaner Production, 98, pp. 53-65.
Cuellar-Bermudez, S.P., Garcia-Perez, J.S., Rittmann, B.E., Parra-Saldivar, R. Photosynthetic bioenergy utilizing CO2: An approach on flue gases utilization for third generation biofuels (2015) Journal of Cleaner Production, 98, pp. 53-65.
Cuellar-Bermudez, S.P., Aguilar-Hernandez, I., Cardenas-Chavez, D.L., Ornelas-Soto, N., Romero-Ogawa, M.A., Parra-Saldivar, R. Extraction and purification of high-value metabolites from microalgae: Essential lipids, astaxanthin and phycobiliproteins (2015) Microbial Biotechnology, 8 (2), pp. 190-209.
Meneses-Jácome, A., Osorio-Molina, A., Parra-Saldívar, R., Gallego-Suárez, D., Velásquez-Arredondo, H.I., Ruiz-Colorado, A.A. LCA applied to elucidate opportunities for biogas from wastewaters in Colombia (2015) Water Science and Technology, 71 (2), pp. 211-219.
Ramírez, A.I., Herrera-Lozano, L.A. Forensic analysis of floods: A methodological guide [Análisis forense de inundaciones: Una guía metodológica] (2015) Tecnologia y Ciencias del Agua, 6 (1), pp. 25-48.
Alemán-Nava, G.S., Meneses-Jácome, A., Cárdenas-Chávez, D.L., Díaz-Chavez, R., Scarlat, N., Dallemand, J.-F., Ornelas-Soto, N., García-Arrazola, R., Parra, R. Bioenergy in Mexico: Status and perspective (2015) Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining, 9 (1), pp. 8-20.
Alemán-Nava, G.S., Meneses-Jácome, A., Cárdenas-Chávez, D.L., Díaz-Chavez, R., Scarlat, N., Dallemand, J.-F., Ornelas-Soto, N., García-Arrazola, R., Parra, R. Bioenergy in Mexico: Status and perspective (2015) Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining, 9 (1), pp. 8-20.
Alemán-Nava, G.S., Casiano-Flores, V.H., Cárdenas-Chávez, D.L., Díaz-Chavez, R., Scarlat, N., Mahlknecht, J., Dallemand, J.-F., Parra, R. Renewable energy research progress in Mexico: A review (2014) Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 32, pp. 140-153.
Pastén-Zapata, E., Ledesma-Ruiz, R., Harter, T., Ramírez, A.I., Mahlknecht, J. Assessment of sources and fate of nitrate in shallow groundwater of an agricultural area by using a multi-tracer approach (2014) Science of the Total Environment, 470-471, pp. 855-864.
Ramírez-Cavazos, L.I., Junghanns, C., Ornelas-Soto, N., Cárdenas-Chávez, D.L., Hernández-Luna, C., Demarche, P., Enaud, E., García-Morales, R., Agathos, S.N., Parra, R. Purification and characterization of two thermostable laccases from Pycnoporus sanguineus and potential role in degradation of endocrine disrupting chemicals (2014) Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic, 108, pp. 32-42.
Hansen, A.M., Treviño-Quintanilla, L.G., Márquez-Pacheco, H., Villada-Canela, M., González-Márquez, L.C., Guillén-Garcés, R.A., Hernández-Antonio, A. Atrazine: A controversial herbicide [Atrazina: Un herbicida polémico] (2013) Revista Internacional de Contaminacion Ambiental, 29 (SPEC.ISSUE), pp. 65-84.