Dr. Sonia Suárez Martínez

Project Manager at Biogroup

Department of Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering.

Rúa Lope Gómez de Marzoa s/n, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, 15782 Santiago de Compostela. Spain


E-mail: sonia.suarez@usc.es

Phone: +34 8818 16740

Sonia Suárez Martínez

PhD. Sonia Suárez is Project Manager at the Group of Environmental Biotechnology (Biogroup) of USC.

She defended her doctoral thesis in April 2008, focusing research on the development of advanced wastewater treatment processes for the removal of organic micropollutants (OMPs, mainly pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and estrogens), including primary, secondary and postreatment options. More recently this research has been devoted to better understand the biological processes driving the cometabolic removal of OMPs.

Author of 23 publications in journals indexed in the SCI, 6 book chapters and editor of 1 book published by IWA, around 50 presentations at International conferences and 1 European patent licensed by SUEZ Company. Index H: 13. Number of citations in Scopus: 1154.


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Orcid: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0398-7675


Relevant publications:

Innovative Wastewater Treatment & Resource Recovery Technologies: Impacts on Energy, Economy and Environment. Ed. Juan M. Lema and Sonia Suarez. IWA Publishing 2017. ISBN 9781780407869.

  1. Arias, T. Alvarino, T. Allegue, S. Suárez, J.M. Garrido, F.Omil. (2018). An innovative wastewater treatment technology based on UASB and IFAS for cost-efficient macro and micropollutant removal. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 359, 113-120.
  2. Alvarino, S.Suarez, J.M., Lema, F.Omil (2014). Understanding the removal mechanisms of PPCPs and the influence of main technological parameters in anaerobic UASB and aerobic CAS reactors. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 278, 506-513
  3. Serrano, S. Suárez, J.M. Lema, F.Omil (2011). Removal of persistent pharmaceutical micropollutants from sewage by addition of PAC in a sequential membrane bioreactor. Water Research, 45(16), 5323-5333
  4. Suarez, J.M. Lema, F.Omil (2010). Removal of Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products (PPCPs) under nitrifying and denitrifying conditions. Water Research, 44(10), 3214-3224