Catalina Alfaro de la Torres research interests are in aquatic chemistry with emphasis on natural systems. Particularly, she has conducted research on aspects of trace element biogeochemistry in bottom sediments. More recently, she focused on the study of constructed wetlands for the removal of metals, nutrients and pharmaceuticals.
– QFB Thesis title: Gray water reuse for irrigation of green areas in a sports club. Esc. Of Chemical Sciences, UASLP, November 1986.
– Master in Water Sciences. Title of the thesis: Estimation of trace metals sorption constants on different components of toxic aquatic sediments. National Institute of Scientific Research – Water Center (INRS-Eau), University of Quebec, Quebec, Canada, September 1993.
– Doctor of Water Sciences. Thesis title: Cadmium geochemistry in an acid oligotrophic lake. National Institute of Scientific Research – Water Center (INRS-Eau), University of Quebec, Quebec, Canada, April 2001.
RESEARCH PROJECTS DIRECTED OR IN COLLABORATION (In the last three years):
– Identification, proposal of management and evaluation of sustainability of areas and feasible works for the supply of drinking water in rural areas of the Potosino Altiplano region – definition of the best alternatives. Project FMSLP-2012-01 (no. 194185 ). Dr Pedro Medellín Milan (director), Ma Catalina Alfaro de la Torre (collaborator and responsible for water quality studies).
– Implementation of a System with Constructed Wetlands (SHC) for the treatment of lake water Morales park. Project submitted to CUMMINS-Filtration company in January 2013.
– Evaluation of the removal of a mixture of diclofenac and naproxen through wetlands built with Typha spp. Research Support Fund, UASLP, 2018.