Dr. Jose Maria Carvajal Arroyo

Telephone number: 
+32 9/264 59 76
Position: 
Postdoctoral staff
Biography: 

EDUCATION

PhD Environmental Engineering. University of Arizona, USA.  December 2013

MEng Chemical Engineering, University of Valladolid, Spain.  September 2008

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Fermentation for resource recovery from organic waste

Biological nitrogen removal, anammox.

Nutrient removal and recovery

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Research Engineer, CMET, Medium chain fatty acids production from thin stillage. (May 2016-Current)

Senior Researcher, Abengoa Research, Sevilla, Spain (2015-2016)

Postdoctoral Researcher, LabMET, Manure Ecomine (2014-2015)

Selected key publications: 
Carvajal-Arroyo, J.M., Sun, W., Sierra-Alvarez, R. and Field, J.A., 2013. Inhibition of anaerobic ammonium oxidizing (anammox) enrichment cultures by substrates, metabolites and common wastewater constituents. Chemosphere 91(1), 22-27.
Carvajal-Arroyo, J.M., Puyol, D., Li, G., Lucero-Acuña, A., Sierra-Álvarez, R. and Field, J.A., 2014. Pre-exposure to nitrite in the absence of ammonium strongly inhibits anammox. Water Research 48, 52-60.
Carvajal-Arroyo, J.M., Puyol, D., Li, G., Sierra-Álvarez, R. and Field, J.A., 2014. The intracellular proton gradient enables anaerobic ammonia oxidizing (anammox) bacteria to tolerate NO2− inhibition. Journal of Biotechnology 192, Part A, 265-267.
Carvajal-Arroyo, J.M., Puyol, D., Li, G., Sierra-Álvarez, R. and Field, J.A., 2014. The role of pH on the resistance of resting- and active anammox bacteria to NO2− inhibition. Biotechnology and Bioengineering 111(10), 1949-1956.
Carvajal-Arroyo, J.M., Puyol, D., Li, G., Swartwout, A., Sierra-Álvarez, R. and Field, J.A., 2014. Starved anammox cells are less resistant to inhibition. Water Research 65, 170-176.