Bioethanol Production

Edgar L. Martinez Arias

Phone: +55 (19) 3512-3587
Room: 333 Pilot Plant

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Research Biography

Chemical Engineer graduated from the Industrial University of Santander (UIS), Bucaramanga, Colombia. He obtained the M.Sc. Degree in Chemical Engineering from the State University of Campinas (Unicamp), Campinas, Brazil. Currently, he is pursuing his PhD Degree in Chemical Engineering in the State University of Campinas. He has experience in the areas of process intensification, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), modeling and processes simulation. Since 2013 acts as a Process Specialist at the Pilot Plant for Process Development (PPDP) of the Brazilian Bioethanol Science and Technology Laboratory (CTBE) being responsible for the physical treatment processes of biomass (milling, sieving, cleaning), physical-chemical treatment of sugarcane bagasse (pretreatment, delignification) and separation and purification of process streams.


2010 – Present

Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering.
University of Campinas (Unicamp) – Campinas-SP, Brazil.

2007 – 2010

M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering.
University of Campinas (Unicamp) – Campinas-SP, Brazil.

2002 – 2007

B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering.
Industrial University of Santander (UIS) – Bucaramanga-Santander, Colombia.

Areas of Expertise
  1. Pretreatment of Biomass;
  2. Process separation and product purification;
  3. Process Intensification;
  4. Computational fluid dynamics.
Selected Publications and Patents

Selected Publication

  • Martinez, E. L.; González Quiroga, A.; Jardini, A. L.; MACIEL FILHO, R. Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulation of the Water – Sugar Cane Bagasse Suspension in Pipe with Internal Static Mixer. Computer-Aided Chemical Engineering, v.26, p.683 – 688, 2009.