• Dr. Jordi Díaz Ferrero

Dr. Jordi Díaz Ferrero
Engineering and Simulation of Environmental Processes Group (GESPA)
IQS School of Engineering
Universitat Ramon Llull
Via Augusta 390, E-08017
Barcelona, Spain
Tel: +34 932 672 103
Fax: + 34 932 056 266


Doctor in Chemistry (2000, URL), MSc (Chemistry) (1996, URL), Chemical Engineer (1995, IQS)

Invited Scientist, SRI International, CA USA (2000)
Professor, 2015-
Head of Environmental Laboratory 2002-2019
Coordinator of Degree in Chemistry, 2013-2020
Dean IQS School of Engineering, 2020-


Professor of Environmental Chemistry and Environmental Analysis


Research Lines

  • Analytical and sampling methods for the determination of persistent organic pollutants (dioxins, PCBs, brominated flame retardants, PFC, etc.) in environmental and food/feed samples
  • Degradation and removal of persistent organic pollutants
  • Formation, emission and evolution of persistent organic pollutants in ambient air


Representative Publications

D. Palmer, J.O. Pou, J. Díaz-Ferrero, J.A. Conesa, N. Ortuño. Kinetics of the formation and destruction of PCDD/Fs in a laboratory tubular furnace, Chemosphere, 2021, 276, 130175.

M. Valentí-Quiroga, R. González-Olmos, M. Auset, J. Díaz-Ferrero. Study of the photodegradation of PBDEs in water by UV-LED Technology, Molecules, 2021, 26, 4229.

M. Singla, J. Díaz, F. Broto-Puig, S. Borrós. Sorption and release process of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) from different composition microplastics in aqueous medium: Solubility parameter approach., Environmental Pollution, 2020, 262, 114377.

D. Palmer, J.O. Pou, L. Gonzalez-Sabaté, J. Díaz-Ferrero, J.A. Conesa, N. Ortuño, New models used to determine the dioxins total amount and toxicity (TEQ) in atmospheric emissions from thermal processes, Energies, 2019, 12, 4434-4444.

D. Palmer, J.O. Pou, L. Gonzalez-Sabaté, J. Díaz-Ferrero, Multiple linear regression based congener profile correlation to estimate the toxicity (TEQ) and dioxin concentration in atmospheric emissions, Science of the Total Environment, 2018, 622-623, 510-516.

M. Marquès, M. Nadal, J. Díaz-Ferrero, M. Schuhmacher, J.L. Domingo, Concentration of PCDD/Fs in the neighborhood of a hazardous waste incinerator: human health risks, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2018, 25, 26470-26481.

A. Von Eyken, L. Pijuan, R. Martí, M.J. Blanco, J. Díaz-Ferrero, Determination of Dechlorane Plus and related compounds (Dechlorane 602, 603 and 604) in fish and vegetable oils, Chemosphere, 2016, 144, 1256-1263.

M. Nadal, J. Rovira, J. Díaz-Ferrero, M. Schuhmacher, J.L. Domingo, Human exposure to environmental pollutants after a tire landfill fire in Spain: Health risks, Environment International, 2016, 97, 37-44.


Research Groups

Engineering and Simulation of Environmental Processes Group (GESPA)