Events and Activities

The E3TECH Excellence Network has proposed the organisation of the following:

  • 1-5 October 2017: Workshop in the 10th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, in Barcelona. More information: Flyer of the workshop. Two special issues are planned from the contributions in this Workshop:
    • Separation and Purification Technology. Tentative title: Electrochemical Technologies for Environmental Applications. Guest editors: E. Brillas, A. Urtiaga, V. Montiel, I. Sirés. There will be about 30 selected manuscripts (peer-reviewed). Special dates: start submission (5th October 2017, inform editors), deadline (31st January 2018), review concluded (15th March 2018), publication (31st May 2018).
    • Journal of Applied Electrochemistry. Title: 2nd Workshop on Electrochemical Engineering. Guest editors: Karel Bouzek, Ann Cornell, Manuel A. Rodrigo. There will be from 20 to 25 selected manuscripts (peer-reviewed). Special dates: start submission (5th October 2017, inform editors), deadline (31st January 2018), review concluded (June 2018), publication (September 2018).

Invited speakers:

Prof. Gerardine Botte (Ohio University). University Distinguished Professor and Russ Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Founder and Director of Ohio University’s Center for Electrochemical Engineering Research (CEER), and founder and Director of the Center for Electrochemical Processes and Technology (CEProTECH), an Industry University Cooperative Research Center. Editor in Chief of the Journal of Applied Electrochemistry.

Dr. Botte and members of her research group are working on projects in the areas of electrochemical engineering, electro-synthesis, batteries, electrolyzers, sensors, fuel cells, mathematical modeling, and electro-catalysis.  Example projects include: hydrogen production from ammonia, biomass, urea, and coal, synthesis of carbon nanotubes and graphene, water remediation and disinfection, selective catalytic reduction, ammonia synthesis, electrochemical conversion of CO2 to high value products, novel electrolytes for thermal batteries, and advanced electrowinning.

Title of the conference: Coal Electrolysis: Hydrogen Production, Advanced Materials and Mercury Removal


 Prof. J. H. Zagal (Universidad de Santiago de Chile). Full-Professor  of the Chemistry and Biology Department.

His research has contributed in the area of electrocatalysis, electrodes modified with metal macrocyclics, electrochemistry of biological molecules, the catalysis of the reduction of oxygen and many other reactions of relevance, conductive polymers, electrochemical sensors and in pioneering work in the establishment of non-linear correlations between thermodynamic properties of catalysts and their electrochemical reactivity.  He also has contributed in the field of corrosion. More recently he has become involved in the development of modified micro-electrodes for sensors applications and in fundamental studies of electron transfer processes using self-assembled monolayers and complexes assembled on carbon nanotubes.

Title of the conference: An overview of the reactivity indexes of MN4 and MN2 molecular catalysts for fuel cells and air batteries.


Prof. José Luis Nava (University of Guanajuato, Mexico). Head of the Water Science and Technology Laboratory at the University of Guanajuato in Mexico, and Professor in Electrochemical Engineering.

His research interests includes modeling of electrochemical reactors, wastewater treatment by electrochemical methods, metal and metalloids ion removal from drinking water, design and characterization of novel electrode materials and electrochemical strategies for water pollution control.

Title of the conference: Arsenic and fluoride removal from groundwater by electrocoagulation.

Prof. Adalgisa R. De Andrade (Universidade de São Paulo). Associate professor of FFCLRP/USP in the Chemistry Department.

Dr. De Andrade’s researches in different areas of electrochemistry mainly in Environmental Electrochemistry preparing electrode materials and performing degradation of different waste compounds. Her recent works are in the field of energy production with fuel cells and biofuel cell working mainly in the anode side oxidizing alcohols such as ethanol and glycerol.

Title of the conference: Electrochemical oxidation of glycerol: power-generating fuel-cell or add-value products?


Prof. Carlos A. Martínez-Huitle (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil). Associate Professor at the Institute of Chemistry.

His research is mainly focused on the application of advanced oxidation electrochemical processes for water treatment and disinfection. The preparation and characterization of electrocatalytic materials is also highlighted as a line of research of interest for their use in reactors of real effluent treatment as well as in the development of electrochemical sensors for the detection of metals and organic pollutants. Currently, he has been involved in studies on the combination of the use of micro / nano engines with electrochemical technologies with the aim of improving water treatment efficiencies.

Title of the conference: Influence of the surfactant sodium dodecyl sulphate for producing persulfate using an electrochemical flow cell with diamond electrodes.


Invited conferences from companies:

Mikel Pino (Albufera Energy Storage). PhD student.

His current work is focused on the development of systems for electrochemical storage based on aluminum: batteries Al-air primary and secondary; as well as in Al-ion batteries.

Title of the conference: Towards the Development of New Batteries with Advanced Electrolytes.



Josep Manzano (CETaqua). Project Manager.

Engineer with experience in international project management and water treatment plants within the urban and industrial sectors. He is currently responsible for projects at Cetaqua, the SUEZ Group’s Water Technology Center. He has participated in both electrochemistry (electro-oxidation and electrodeposition) and bioelectrochemistry (nitrate removal) projects.

Title of the conference: Development and demonstration of a 3D electrochemical reactor for the in situ generation of sodium hypochlorite.





Past events

  • 11-16 September 2016: The network organizes a Workshop on “Electrochemical Technologies” in the Giornate dell’Elettrochimica Italiana and E3 Mediterranean Symposium: Electrochemistry for Environment and Energy, in Gargnano (Brescia, Italy) and it will have 4 invited conferences:
    • Dr. Mariachiara Benedetto (Industry De Nora – Italy). Title of the conference: Electrolytic Cell equipped with Concentric Electrode pairs
    • Prof. Dr. Ing. Karel Bouzek (UCT – University of Chemistry and Technology of Prague – Czech Republic). Title of the conference: Fuel cell flow field optimization – from single channel experiment to the fuel cell stack
    • Prof. François Lapicque (CNRS – University of Lorraine – France). Title of the conference: Electrocoagulation and other techniques for water treatment: a couple of relevant examples
    • Prof. Fabio La Mantia (University of Bremen – Germany). Title of the conference: Aging Mechanism of Prussian Blue Derivatives during Zinc-Ion Intercalation