About The Author

I investigate the behavior and geochemical speciation of metals and metalloids in contaminated soil-water environmental systems, both macroscopically and molecularly. Especially the sorption behavior (retention) of contaminating species in relevant minerals of the environment of very small particle sizes (micro- and nanometric); as well as its remediation by means of phenomena of sorption and transformation in said surfaces. The techniques that are applied include wet chemistry, absorption and emission spectroscopy, UV / Vis, IR, polarography, XRD and FRX, X-ray Absorption - EXAFS and electron microscopy. I maintain collaborations with researchers from San Luis Potosí, Sonora, University of Arizona, University of Illinois, University of California at Berkeley, Johns Hopkins University, University of Connecticut, CSIC-Spain, Wuhan-China, etc.

Effects Of Mining And Metallurgical Activities On Environmental Conditions

The extraction and refining of natural resources from the subsoil through mining and metallurgical activities has produced much of the wealth of today’s society. However, concurrently immense volumes of waste material from these activities have been and are continuously generated, deposited, and exposed to environmental conditions worldwide. Evidently, these large amounts of waste frequently cause