Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Personnel Profile

Lucy M. Camacho, Assistant Professor



- Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, New Mexico State University, USA, 2000 
- M.S., Electrochemistry, Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany, 1988
- B.S., Chemistry, Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany,1987

Research Interest

Membrane distillation; Electrodialysis metathesis; and other innovative technologies for water desalination and purification applications

Professional Experience

- Assistant Professor, TAMUK (Environmental Engineering Dep.), 2013 - present
- Research Assistant Professor, University of Texas at El Paso, 2010-2013
- Research Associate, New Mexico State University, 2008-2010
- Lecture, Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey (Monterrey Tech), Ciudad Juárez, México, 2005-2008
- Engineering Consultant, ATI Consultores, Filial ATI Consultants, Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, 2004
- College Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, NMSUNew Mexico State University, 2002- 2003
- Research Assistant, Department of Chemical Engineering, New Mexico State University, 1995–2000.
- Full time Faculty, Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juárez, Mexico., 1991-1995 and 2000-2002

Sample Publications

- Camacho, L.M., Ludovic Dumée, Jianhua Zhang, Jun-de Li, Mikel Duke, Juan Gomez, Stephen Gray (2013) Advances in Membrane Distillation for Water Desalination and Purification Applications. Water, 5, 94-196; doi:10.3390/w5010094.
  - Yarlagadda, S., Gnaneswar, V., Camacho, L.M. (2011) Potable Water Recovery from As, U, and F Contaminated Ground Waters by Direct Contact Membrane Distillation Process. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 192, 1388-1394.
- Camacho, L.M., Parra, R. R.; Deng, S. (2011) Arsenic Removal for Groundwater by MnO2-modified Natural Clinoptilolite Zeolite: Effects of pH and Initial Feed Concentration. Journal of Hazardous Material, 189, 286-293.
- Camacho, L. M., Gutierrez, M. Alarcon, M.T., Villalba M. L. Deng, S. (2011) Occurrence and Treatment of Arsenic in Groundwater and Soil in Northern Mexico and Southwestern USA. Chemosphere, 83, 211-225.
- Camacho, L.M. , Torres, A., Saha, D., Deng, S. (2010) Adsorption equilibrium and kinetics of fluoride on sol-gel derived activated alumina adsorbents. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 349, 307-313.
- Camacho, L.M., Deng, S., Parra, R. (2010). Uranium removal from groundwater by natural clinoptilolite zeolite: Effects of pH and feed concentration. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 175, 393-398.
- Yarlagadda, S. Camacho L.M. Gnaneswar, V. Wei, Z. Deng. S. (2009) Membrane distillation for desalination and other separations. Recent Patents on Chemical Engineering, 2, 2 128-158

Contact Information

The Department of Enviromental Engineering
Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering
MSC 213 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
voice: (361) 593-2476
fax: (361) 593-2069
email: lucy.camacho@tamuk.edu
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This page was last updated on: January 17, 2014