Chemical and Environmental Engineering Group

Postdoctoral Researcher in the University Rey Juan Carlos. In 2010 he obtained his PhD in Chemical Engineering in the University Autonoma of Madrid. He has been working as Postdoctoral Researcher and Research Fellow in the University Autonoma of Madrid, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA, and The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.
He belongs to the International Water Association (IWA), the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ), where he has participated as a member in decision making and in several scientific conferences and meetings. He works as Invited Associate Editor in Frontiers In. He is active expert referee in the Spanish National Agency for Evaluation and Prospective (ANEP), and he has performed peer-to-peer reviews in many SCI-indexed scientific journals.
Up to now (Dec 2015), he has led or managed 3 research projects and has participated as researcher in 13 public and/or private projects. He has published 30 scientific papers in SCI-indexed journals and 3 book chapters. He has participated in 25 national and/or international conferences and congresses, where he presented 40 scientific communications. Currently, he is co-directing 2 PhD Thesis and he directs or has directed/co-directed 19 Bachelor or Master degree projects.
Wastewater sludges pretreated by different oxidation systems at mild conditions to promote the biogas formation in anaerobic processes.

Segura, Y.; Puyol, D.; Ballesteros, L.; Martínez, F.; Melero, J.A.

Mathematical Modelling of Anaerobic Digestion Processes: Applications and Future Needs

Batstone, D.J.; Puyol, D.; Flores-Alsina, X.; Rodriguez, J.

Elemental copper nanoparticle toxicity to different trophic groups involved in anaerobic and anoxic wastewater treatment processes

Gonzalez-Estrella, J.; Puyol, D.; Sierra-Alvarez, R.; Field, J.A.

Role of sulfide in the attenuation of ZnO and Cu0 NPs toxic effect on acetoclastic methanogens

Gonzalez-Estrella, J.; Puyol, D.; Sierra-Alvarez, R.; Field, J.A.

Comparison of bioaugmented EGSB and GAC-FBB reactors and their combination with aerobic SBR for the abatement of chlorophenols

Puyol, D.; Monsalvo, V.M.; Sanchis, S.; Sanz, J.L.; Mohedano, A.F.; Rodriguez, J.J.

Inhibition of Anaerobic Ammonium Oxidation by Heavy Metals

Li, G.B.; Puyol, D.; Carvajal-Arroyo, J.M.; Sierra-Alvarez, R.; Field, J.A.

Vacuum promotes metabolic shifts and increases biogenic hydrogen production in dark fermentation systems

Rajhi, H.; Puyol, D.; Martinez, M.C.; Diaz, E.E.; Sanz, J.L.

The intracellular proton gradient enables anaerobic ammonia oxidizing (anammox) bacteria to tolerate NO2- inhibition

Carvajal-Arroyo, J.M.; Li, G.B.; Puyol, D.; Sierra-Álvarez, R.; Field, J.A.

Starved Anammox cells are less resistant to NO2- inhibition

Carvajal-Arroyo, J.M.; Puyol, D.; Li, G.B.; Swartwout, A.; Sierra-Álvarez, R.; Field, J.A.

High pH (and not free ammonia) is responsible for anammox inhibition in mildly alkaline solutions with excess of ammonium

Puyol, D.; Carvajal-Arroyo, J.M.; Fuentes-Velasco, M.; Dougless, A.; Sierra-Álvarez, R.; Field, J.A.

Kinetics and thermodynamics of anaerobic ammonium oxidation process using Brocadia spp. dominated mixed cultures

Puyol, D.; Carvajal, J.M.; García, B.; Sierra-Álvarez, R.; Field, J.A.

The role of pH on the resistance of resting- and active anammox bacteria to NO2- inhibition

Carvajal-Arroyo, J. M.; Puyol, D.; Li, G.B.; Sierra-Álvarez, R.; Field, J.A.

Pre-exposure to Nitrite in the Absence of Ammonium Strongly Inhibits Anammox

Carvajal-Arroyo, J. M.; Puyol, D.; Li, G.; Lucero-Acuña, A.; Sierra-Álvarez, R.; Field, J.A.

Nitrite (not free-nitrous acid) is the actual inhibitor of the anammox process at common pH conditions

Puyol, D.; Carvajal-Arroyo, J. M.; Sierra-Álvarez, R.; Field, J.A.