Alvaro I. Martinez

Personnel Profile

Alvaro I. Martinez, Professor

Alvaro I. Martinez


- Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, University of Central Florida, 1993
- M.S., Environmental Engineering, University of Akron, Ohio, 1987
- B.S., Chemical Engineering, Industrial University of Santander, Bucaramanga, Colombia,    1978

Research Interest

Emissions Control using enhanced oxidation and biofiltration; detailed kinetic modeling of reaction mechanisms. Biofiltration of volatile organic compounds and odors. Air quality monitoring and biosensors. Stack emissions sampling, analysis, and dispersion modeling.

Professional Experience

- Professor, Department of Environmental Engineering, TAMUK, 2013 - current

Sample Publications

- Martinez, A., Cabezas, J. (2009). An Emission Control System for Nitrogen Oxides using Enhanced Oxidation, Scrubbing and Biofiltration. Environmental Engineering Science, 26/5
- Martinez, A., Deshpande, B. (2009). Analysis of Point Source Emissions in the Texas-Mexico Border Region. Int. J. Environment and Pollution, 38/4, pp 361-370.
- Cole, C., Martinez, A., (2009). Risk-Based EHS Audit Finding Assessment Tool. International. Journal of Environment and Waste Management, 3/3-4, pp 366-381.
- Martinez, A., Rathibandla, S., Jones, K., Cabezas, J. (2008). Biofiltration of Wastewater Lift Station Emissions: Evaluation of VOC Removal in the Presence of H2S. Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 10/1 pp 81-87.
- Martinez, A., Deshpande, B. (2007). Kinetic Modeling of H2O2-Enhanced Oxidation of Flue Gas Elemental Mercury. Fuel Processing Technology, 88/10 pp 982-987
- Martinez, A., Gutierrez, A. (2005). Estimation of Evaporative Emissions in Storage Tanks (Estimacion de Emisiones Evaporativas en Tanques de Almacenamiento). Petroleo Internacional, 64.
- Jones, K.D., Martinez, A., Rizwan, M., Boswell, J. (2005). Sulfur Toxicity and Media Capacity for H2S Removal in Biofilters Packed with both Natural and Commercial Media. J. of Air & Waste Management Association, 55.
- Jones, K.D., Martinez, A., Maroo, K., and Deshpande, S. (2004). Kinetic Evaluation of H2S and NH3 Biofiltration for Two Media Used for Wastewater Liftstation Emission. J. of Air & Waste Management Association, 54.

Professional Affiliations
Member, Air & Waste Management Association
- Colombian Society for the Advancement of Science

Contact Information

Department of Environmental Engineering
Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering, EC 374
MSC 213 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
voice: (361) 593-3074
fax: (361) 593-2069
Personal Website:

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