Chemicals and waste


TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Volume 110, January 2019, Pages 375-392.

This critical review develops SDG 12 (responsible consumption and production) and SDG 14 (life below water), exploring the impact of microplastics and smaller nanoplastics within freshwater ecosystems.

Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, Volume 70, January 2019, Pages 145-168.

Municipal wastewater is a remarkable energy source but in order to recover the energy present efficiently, it is crucial to up-concentrate the organics in wastewaters. This paper contributes to SDG 7 by providing a comprehensive evaluation of the current practices applied to up-concentrate organic matter, as well as various up-to-date treatment configurations.

Plastics to Energy: Fuel, Chemicals, and Sustainability Implications, 2019, Pages 21-44

This book chapter addresses goals 7, 11 and 12 by introduces the main technologies available for recovery of chemicals and fuels from plastic waste, enabling cities and communities to become more sustainable and responsible by transforming this waste into a source of affordable energy.

Radioactivity in the Environment (Second Edition), 2019, Pages 635-656

This book chapter addresses goal 3 by discussing the decontamination measures needed after radiation exposure and the protection of first responders and the general public.
This book chapter addresses goals 6, 9, and 12 and 14 by presenting the feasibility of traditional and nature-based in situ treatment processes for beverage effluents addressing the environmental problems associated with its management and providing the relevant socioeconomic and environmental values.

Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 195, 10 September 2018, Pages 1047-1056.

This article advances goals 7 and 9 by outlining how energy can be generated from cashew industrial waste to achieve cleaner energy production in Burkina Faso. Nominated in September 2018 for the Elsevier Atlas Award.

Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Volume 19, 2019, e00087, ISSN 2214-9937

The increased demand for Lithium ion batteries (LIB) has highlighted potential problems in the supply chain of raw materials needed for their manufacture. This paper reviews the current state of the LIB supply chain, addresses issues associated with end-of-life, and sheds light on the importance of recycling from the environmental and value chain perspectives, addressing SDGs 7, 9 and 12.

Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 13, October 2018, Pages 140-145.

This article contributes to goals 9 and 12 by discussing the approaches and tools used by the chemical industry to support the SDGs.

Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 13, October 2018, Pages 154-157.


To advance goals 9 and 12, this article reviews Chilean policies on sustainability, as well as academic efforts related to green chemistry.

Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 13, October 2018, Pages 158-163.

This article contributes to goals 2 and 9 by detailing the importance of crop protection chemicals and the role of green and sustainable chemistry in their development.