Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Personnel Profile

Alvaro I. Martinez, Professor



- 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. Please visit Dr. Martinez's research project to learn more about his research.

Sample Publications (complete list)

- 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 and Colombian Society for the Advancement of Science

Contact Information

Department of Enviromental 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
email: alvaro.martinez@tamuk.edu
Personal Website:

This page was last updated on: March 11, 2014