Researcher Profile

Manuel Alvarez Cuenca

Job Title: Professor, School of Chemical Engineering
Employer: Ryerson Polytechnic University
Place of Birth: Madrid, Spain
High School attended: Colegio Martinez
Further Education: Polytechnic University of Madrid (B.Eng>), York University (B.Sc.), University of Western Ontario (M.Sc., Ph.D.))
Geographic focus of research: Ontario, Colombia, Peru, Brazil.

Brief synopsis of current research:
I am the head of the Laboratory of Water Treatment Technologies at Ryerson. I am presently supervising three graduate students. The development of water treatment technologies emphasizes on Rotating Biological contactors and three phase fluidized beds. I am preparing a book with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, New York) and the University of Waterloo on Compact Water Treatment Technologies.

Recent Publications:
Rotating Biological Contactors: The Canadian Experience(1993). M. Alvarez Cuenca et al.Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Waste Management in the Chemical and Petrochemical Industries, Vol 2, pp115, Salvador, Brazil

Book: Pressurized Fluidized Bed Combustion, M. Alvarez Cuenca and E.J. Anthony,Chapman &Hall (1995)

Transfer of Evolving Technology: Some Observation on the Transfer of Untested Technology (1996) M. Alvarez Cuenca, Proceedings of the World Congress of Chemical Engineering, San Diego, California pp 956-958

Performance Evaluation of Rotating Biological Contactors for Nitrification/Denitrification (1999) IAWQ Conferences on Biofilm Systems, Proceedings, New York City.

Water is Life and I love Life.