foto Josep Ribes Bertomeu
PDI Titular d'Universitat
Department: Chemical Engineering
Despatx 4.2.3 Departament d'Enginyeria Química Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Avgda. de la Universitat, s/n 46100 BURJASSOT, València
(9635) 43716

Doctor of Chemical Engineering and Associate Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering in University of Valencia. Since 2004, he has taught in the degrees of Chemical Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Food Science and Technology, Master in Environmental Engineering and Master in Chemical Engineering.

He belongs to the CalAgua research group since 1999, where he has been dedicated to the study of wastewater treatments and the development of new technologies for more efficient water treatment. His research has focused on the experimental study of new processes in laboratory and pilot plants; the development of mathematical models for WWTP simulation and optimization; the development of parameter calibration methodologies; and the development of process control algorithms, based on the use of artificial intelligence and knowledge based systems. He has developed several computer programs for control of laboratory and pilot plant experiments, and collaborated in the development of DESASS (a WWTP simulation software) and LoDif-BioControl (a universal control platform that includes a wide variety of algorithms for process control, which can be applied to any WWTP).

He has supervised 3 PhD theses and has published more than 35 papers in international journals, a dozen papers in national journals and more than 70 contributions to conferences, most of them international. He is co-author of 3 commercial computer programs registered at the University of Valencia and also of 5 invention patents.

Research studies have focused on urban wastewater treatment processes through conventional activated sludge systems and membrane bioreactors, both aerobic and anaerobic. He has participated in a large number of applied research and transfer projects with different companies and public entities. And he is currently the principal researcher at the University of Valencia of the LIFE MEMORY project, which intends to turn the current WWTP into a true Industry for obtaining resources and energy for the benefit of the Society and the Environment.

Subjects taught and teaching methods
34772 - Process and product engineering IPractices, Theory
34781 - Degree final project in Chemical EngineeringWork end of studies
43811 - Management of contaminated soils and sedimentsGroup work, Computer Classroom, Practices, Theory, Theoretical-Practical
43828 - Master's final projectWork end of studies
44435 - Simulation and advanced optimisation of processesSeminars, Laboratory, Practices, Theory, Tutoring
First semester
Tuesday de 11:00 a 12:30. 4.2.3
Second semester
Monday de 09:30 a 12:30. 4.2.3
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