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dr. C.I. Aragon Briceño (Christian)

Postdoctoral Researcher

About Me

I am a Postdoctoral Researcher in Environmental Engineering from the Sustainable Process Technology and Thermal Engineering Groups at the University of Twente. My work focuses on issues related to waste management, wastewater treatment, and energy recovery from waste, focusing on topics related to anaerobic digestion, biogas production, and nutrient recovery. Most of my research is based on the application of thermal treatments to harness the properties of the sewage sludge for energy production. 
I have more than 8 years of experience in topics related to Biogas and anaerobic digestion. Before joining the Ph.D. program, I worked as a manager of wastewater treatment systems in rural areas at one of the most important pig farming companies in Mexico from 2013 to 2015.

Expertise

Engineering & Materials Science
Anaerobic Digestion
Carbonization
Municipal Solid Waste
Nutrients
Sewage Sludge
Water
Earth & Environmental Sciences
Anaerobic Digestion
Municipal Solid Waste

Research

My research is focused on issues related with waste management, waste water treatment and energy recovery from waste, focusing on topics related with anaerobic digestion, biogas production and nutrient recovery. Most of of my current research is based on the application of thermal treatments to harness the properties of the biomass for energy production.

Publications

Recent
Aragón-Briceño, C. I. , Pozarlik, A. K. , Bramer, E. , Brem, G., Wang, S., Wen, Y., Yang, W., Pawlak-Kruczek, H. , Niedzwiecki, L. K., Urbanowska, A., Mościcki, K., & Płoszczyca, M. (2022). Integration of hydrothermal carbonization treatment for water and energy recovery from organic fraction of municipal solid waste digestate. Renewable energy, 184, 577-591. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2021.11.106
Urbanowska, A., Kabsch-Korbutowicz, M. , Aragon-Briceño, C., Wnukowski, M. , Pożarlik, A., Niedzwiecki, Ł., Baranowski, M., Czerep, M., Seruga, P., Pawlak-Kruczek, H. , Bramer, E. , & Brem, G. (2021). Cascade Membrane System for Separation of Water and Organics from Liquid By-Products of HTC of the Agricultural Digestate—Evaluation of Performance. Energies, 14(16), [4752]. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14164752
Magdziarz, A., Mlonka-Mędrala, A., Sieradzka, M. , Aragon-Briceño, C. , Pożarlik, A. , Bramer, E. A. , Brem, G., Niedzwiecki, Ł., & Pawlak-Kruczek, H. (2021). Multiphase analysis of hydrochars obtained by anaerobic digestion of municipal solid waste organic fraction. Renewable energy, 175, 108-118. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2021.05.018
Urbanowska, A. , Aragon Briceño, C. I., Wnukowski, M., Kabsch-Korbutowicz, M. , Pozarlik, A. K., Baranowski, M. , Niedzwiecki, L. K., Seruga, P., Pawlak-Kruczek, H. , Bramer, E. A. , & Brem, G. (2020). Separation of water from liquid by-products of the agricultural digestate HTC. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference Contemporary Problems of Thermal Engineering . CPOTE 2020
Aragon Briceño, C. I. , Pozarlik, A. K. , Bramer, E. A. , Brem, G., Wang, S., Yang, W., Pawlak-Kruczek, H. , Niedzwiecki, L. K., Moscicki, K., & Ploszczyca, M. (2020). Influence of the wet torrefaction treatment on the organic fraction of municipal solid waste digestate. In 6th International Conference on Contemporary Problems of Thermal Engineering (CPOTE2020): Book of abstracts AGH University of Science and Technology. https://www.s-conferences.eu/cpote2020/BookOfAbstracts/Abstract/109
Magdziarz, A., Mlonka-Mędrala, A., Sieradzka, M. , Aragon-Briceño, C. , Pozarlik, A. , Bramer, E. , Brem, G. , Niedzwiecki, L. K., & Pawlak-Kruczek, H. (2020). Multiphase analysis of hydrochars from anaerobic digestion of municipal solid waste organic fraction. In 6th International Conference on Contemporary Problems of Thermal Engineering (CPOTE2020): Book of Abstracts AGH University of Science and Technology. https://www.s-conferences.eu/cpote2020/BookOfAbstracts/Abstract/47
Other Contributions

JOURNAL PAPERS: Refereed

  • *Aragón-Briceño C., Grasham O., Ross A.B., Dupont V., Camargo-Valero M.A. (2020). “Hydrothermal carbonization of sewage digestate at wastewater treatment works: Influence of solid loading on characteristics of hydrochar, process water and plant energetics”. (In press) Renewable Energy, ISSN 0960-1481, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2020.05.021.
  • *Aragón C., Camargo-Valero M. and Ross A. (2017). “Evaluation and comparison of product yields and bio-methane potential in sewage digestate following hydrothermal treatment.”. Applied Energy, Volume 208, 15 December 2017, Pages 1357-1369 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.09.019
  • *Aragón C., Ponce C., Coronado V. and Giácoman G. (2011).  “Analytical method evaluation for determine nickel and lead in marine sediment by atomic absorption. Engineering” (In Spanish). Academic Journal of Engineering Faculty of Autonomy University of Yucatan, Vol. 15, No.1, 2011, ISSN 1665-529X.

CONFERENCE PAPERS: Refereed

  • *Aragón C., Camargo-Valero M. and Ross A. (2018). “Evaluation And Comparison Of Product Yields And Bio-methane Potential From Hydrothermally Pre-treated Sewage Sludge". In proceedings of the XIII Latin American Workshop and Symposium on Anaerobic Digestion (DAAL XIII). Medellin, Colombia.
  • *Aragón C., Camargo-Valero M. and Ross A. (2017). “Hydrothermal Carbonisation of Sewage Digestate: Influence of solid loading on hydrochar and process water characteristics.” In proceedings of the 15th IWA World Conference on Anaerobic Digestion. Beijing, China.
  • *Aragón C., Camargo-Valero M. and Ross A. (2017). “Evaluation and comparison of product yields and bio-methane potential from hydrothermally pre-treated sewage sludge” In proceedings  of the 15th IWA World Conference on Anaerobic Digestion. Beijing, China.
  • *Aragón C., Camargo-Valero M. and Ross A. (2017). Integration of hydrothermal carbonisation in the waste water treatment. In proceedings of the 1st International Symposium on Hydrothermal Carbonisation. Queen Mary, University of London, London, United Kingdom. 

 

OTHERS

  • *Aragón C. (2018). “Hydrothermal treatments as an alternative to conventional sewage sludge management”. PhD Dissertation, School of Civil Engineering, University of Leeds, United Kingdom.
  • Borja-Vega C. and Aragón C. (2018) “Numbers (and Alessandro Volta) don’t lie: Anaerobic digestion as a potential solution towards sustainable wastewater re-use and renewable energy for Mexico”. The World Bank , The water blog. URL: http://blogs.worldbank.org/water/node/853
  • Borja-Vega C. and Aragón C. (2018)“A low-priced water reuse process that also delivers renewable energy in rural areas”.  The World Bank , The water blog. 4th most read blog in 2018.   URL: http://blogs.worldbank.org/water/node/815
  • *Aragón C. (2012) “Solids Influence in pig manure anaerobic digestion” (In Spanish). MEng Dissertation, School of Civil Engineering, Autonomus University of Yucatan, Mexico.

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Education


The University of Leeds, School of Civil Engineering (UK)  (2015-2019)
Doctoral Researcher
                  

Autonomous University of Yucatan (Mexico)  (2010-2012)
Master in Environmental Engineering
Autonomous University of Yucatan (Mexico)  (2005-2010)
Bachelor in Industrial Chemistry
 

Projects

I have been involved in projects related with environmental engineering and bioenergy in Mexico, United Kingdom and Netherlands in cooperation with industrial and academic partners.

 

Current Projects

Finished Projects

  • “Hydrogen production from Hydrothermal carbonization products”

    ESPRC AD-Network proof of concept project, School of Process and Chemical Engineering, University of Leeds (April – July 2018)

  • “Solids Influence in pig manure anaerobic digestion”

    Master Project, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Autonomous University of Yucatan (2010-2012)

  • “Hydrothermal processes as an alternative to sewage sludge management”

    PhD Project, Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Leeds (2015-2018)

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Science and Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20), room .
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Science and Technology
Horst Complex  .
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands