Carmen Gutiérrez Bouzán

Research Maganer at INTEXTER (UPC), she is responsible of the consolidated research group “Environmental Engineering”. She is specialised in wastewater micropollutants treatment using advanced oxidation techniques and wastewater characterization and instrumental analysis using mainly chromatographic and spectrophotometric techniques.

She was Secretary of the standardization Committee ISO CTN40, academic secretary of INTEXTER, and research vice-director of the same centre. She has been the representative of UPC in the scientific and technical networks Textranet and GDRT, and in the network ACTE for the diffusion and the promotion of employment in the European textile regions. She belongs to the Association of Textile Chemists and Colourists.

She carried out her PhD on electrochemical treatments for colour removal of textile wastewater. Subsequently, she has extended this study on effluent electrochemical treatment and reuse with the direction of 5 PhD. These studies led to 3 patents, 40 scientific papers in JCR indexed journals (most of them in the first quartile), more than 20 scientific dissemination papers and 30 communications in national and international congresses.

She has coordinated 5 National Research Projects on textile wastewater treatments, two innovation projects, one infrastructure and one educational project. She has also issued more than 250 technical reports on studies carried out for diverse textile companies.

As a result of her research background, she is currently Coordinator of the European project ECUVal (ECO-13/630452) co-founded by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises (EASME). The project ECUVal, entitled “ElectroChemical technique (EC) combined with UV irradiation for the treatment and reuse of dyeing textile wastewaters: Industrial marketing” is a “First Application and Market Replication Project” based on the technologies developed in the previous national projects.