Eduardo Saez
University Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering
(520) 621-5359
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of California, Davis, 1984

Eduardo Sáez is a distinguished professor in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at The University of Arizona. He is from Venezuela, where he earned a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Simón Bolívar University. Subsequently, he earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Davis. He worked as a faculty member in Simón Bolívar University and North Carolina State University before joining UA in 1998. He has been a visiting scholar at the Department of Physics in Bristol University (UK) and at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, WA. Dr. Sáez’ research deals with the fate, transport and treatment of trace contaminants in water sources, including the use of solar energy to drive advanced oxidation of contaminants in reuse water resources. He is also interested in the transport of metal and metalloid contaminants in windblown dust from mining operations in arid and semi-arid environments. This research includes monitoring, analysis and modeling of arsenic and lead transport in mining field sites in Arizona and Australia.

Selected Citations: 

Csavina, J., M.P. Taylor, O. Félix, K.P. Rine, A.E. Sáez and E.A. Betterton, Size-Resolved Dust and Aerosol Contaminants Associated with Copper and Lead Smelting Emissions: Implications for Emissions Management and Human Health, Science of the Total Environment, 493, 750-756 (2014).

Breshears, D.D., J.J. Whicker, A.E. Sáez, J.P. Field, Airborne Mineral Dust Contaminants: Impacts on Human Health and the Environment, Aeolian Research, 14, 1-2 (2014).

Stovern, M., O. Felix, J. Csavina, K.P. Rine, M.R. Russell, R.M. Jones, M. King, E.A. Betterton and A.E. Sáez, Simulation of Windblown Dust Transport from a Mine Tailings Impoundment Using a Computational Fluid Dynamics Model, Aeolian Research, 14, 75-83 (2014).

Gonzales, P., O Félix, C. Alexander, E. Lutz, W.P. Ela, A.E. Sáez, Laboratory Dust Generation and Size-dependent Characterization of Metal and Metalloid-contaminated Mine Tailings Deposits, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 280, 619-626 (2014).

Félix, O., J. Csavina, J. Field, K. Rine, A.E. Sáez, E.A. Betterton, Use of Lead Isotopes to Identify Sources of Metal and Metalloid Contaminants in Atmospheric Aerosol from Mining Operations, Chemosphere, 122, 219-226 (2015).

Karanikola, V., A.F. Corral, H. Jiang, A.E. Sáez, W.P. Ela, R.G. Arnold, Sweeping Gas Membrane Distillation: Numerical Simulations of Mass and Heat Transfer through a Hollow Fiber Membrane Module, Journal of Membrane Science, 483, 15-24 (2015).

Dong, B., A. Kahl, L. Cheng, H. Vo, S. Ruehl, T. Zhang, S. Snyder, A.E. Sáez, D. Quanrud, R.G. Arnold, Fate of Trace Organics in a Wastewater Effluent Dependent Stream, Science of the Total Environment, 518-519, 479-490 (2015).

125. Ferrihydrite Remineralization by Ferrous Ions, International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 12, 1945-1956 (2015).

Research Themes: 
Modeling and simulation
Water reuse
Water treatment

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