Rafael Santos

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Assistant Professor College of Engineering and Physical Sciences School of Engineering Guelph, Ontario santosr@uoguelph.ca Office: (519) 824-4120 ext. 52902

Bio/Research

Dr. Santos' main research expertise is in the areas of water and solid waste treatment, environmental remediation, applied mineralogy and geochemistry, and carbon dioxide sequestration. He has been working on transforming waste materials into valuable products and into carbon sinks. His aim is to...

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Bio/Research

Dr. Santos' main research expertise is in the areas of water and solid waste treatment, environmental remediation, applied mineralogy and geochemistry, and carbon dioxide sequestration. He has been working on transforming waste materials into valuable products and into carbon sinks. His aim is to reduce the environmental impact of industrial activities while contributing to the sustainable development of society. Some examples of his work include turning steelmaking slags into paper fillers, turning incineration ashes into adsorbents, and turning carbon dioxide into building material.

He is also interested in developing new reactor technologies and processing routes that consume less energy, use less hazardous substances and are safer to operate.

Santos has experimented with the use of ultrasound to speed up reactions, with tubular reactors to better control product properties, and with hot-stage reactions to take advantage of the energy that is normally wasted.

He is looking to apply his skills and expertise to new areas of research relevant to Guelph and Southern Ontario, including sustainable agriculture, the food industry, and the preservation of water resources.

Santos is a registered Professional Engineer of Ontario, with degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto (BASc and MASc) and the KU Leuven (PhD).


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Lori Bona Hunt
l.hunt@exec.uoguelph.ca
519-824-4120 ext. 53338

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Media Relations

Lori Bona Hunt
l.hunt@exec.uoguelph.ca
519-824-4120 ext. 53338

Angela Mulholland
angela.mulholland@uoguelph.ca
519-824-4120 ext. 56982

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