Dr.ª I. Oller Alberola

Research, Head of Solar Treatment of Water Unit
Telephone: +34950387800 Ext. 993

Solar wastewater treatment
Plataforma Solar de Almería
Carretera de Senés, km 4
Tabernas, E-04200 Almería

Research interest
Dr. Isabel Oller scientific career is focused in the industrial and urban wastewater treatment and reuse by using advanced oxidation processes (with and without solar energy) and their combination with physic-chemical pre-treatment systems, membranes and advanced biological treatments. She has developed this activity under her participation in several I+D national and European Projects (5th, 6th& 7th EU Framework programs and H2020 EU program).

Track record
Dr. Isabel Oller scientific production it is worthy to mention she is author and co-author of 4 National Editorial books and co-author of 19 International Editorial books chapters. Furthermore, she is co-author of more than 100 publications in indexed and more than 150 contributions to different International Congresses and Symposiums (until September 2019). She has also participated as teacher in some national and international curses and master related with Wastewaters Advanced Treatment. Scopus h-index: 41.


  1. Malato, M.I. Maldonado, P. Fernández-Ibáñez, I. Oller, I. Polo, R. Sánchez-Moreno. Decontamination and disinfection of water by solar photocatalysis: The pilot plants of the Plataforma Solar de Almeria. Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, 42, 15–23, 2016. JCR 2016: IF=2.359 (99/274 Materials Sci.).
  2. Miralles-Cuevas, I. Oller, A. Agüera, J. A. Sánchez Pérez, R. Sánchez-Moreno, S. Malato. Is the combination of nanofiltration membranes and AOPs for removing microcontaminants cost effective in real municipal wastewater effluents? Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology. 2, 511–520, 2016. JCR 2016: IF= 2.817 (78/229 Env. Sci.).
  3. Papoutsakis, C. Pulgarin, I. Oller, R. Sánchez-Moreno, S. Malato. Enhancement of the Fenton and photo-Fenton processes by components found in wastewater from the industrial processing of natural products: The possibilities of cork boiling wastewater reuse. Chemical Engineering Journal, 304, 890-896, 2016. JCR 2016: IF=6.216 (6/134 Chem. Eng.).
  4. Andronic, L. Isac, S. Miralles-Cuevas, M. Visa, I. Oller, A. Duta, S. Malato. Pilot-plant evaluation of TiO2 and TiO2-based hybrid photocatalystsfor solar treatment of polluted water. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 320, 469–478, 2016. JCR 2016: IF=6.065 (13/229 Env. Sci.).
  5. Miralles-Cuevas, D. Darowna, A. Wanag, S. Mozia, S. Malato, I. Oller. Comparison of UV/H2O2, UV/S2O8-2, solar/Fe(II)/H2O2 and solar/Fe(II)/S2O8-2at pilot plant scale for the elimination of micro-contaminants in natural water: An economic assessment. Chemical Engineering Journal, 310, 514-524, 2017. JCR 2017: IF=6.735 (7/137 Chem. Eng.).
  6. Prieto-Rodríguez, I. Oller, A. Agüera, S. Malato. Elimination of organic micro-contaminants in municipal wastewater by a combined immobilized biomass reactor and solar photo-Fenton tertiary treatment. Journal of Advanced Oxidation Technologies. 20, 20160192, 2017. JCR 2017: IF=0.901 (130/145 Chem. Phys.).
  7. Ponce-Robles, S. Miralles-Cuevas, I. Oller, A. Agüera, M.J. Trinidad-Lozano, F.J. Yuste, S. Malato. Cork boiling wastewater treatment and reuse through combination of advanced oxidation technologies. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 24, 6317-6328, 2017. JCR 2017: IF=2.800 (82/260 Env. Sci.).
  8. Miralles-Cuevas, I. Oller, A. Agüera, J.A. Sánchez Pérez, S. Malato. Strategies for reducing cost by using solar photo-Fenton treatment combined with nanofiltration to remove microcontaminants in real municipal effluents: Toxicity and economic assessment. Chemical Engineering Journal, 318, 161-170, 2017. JCR 2017: IF=6.735 (7/137 Chem. Eng.).
  9. Miralles-Cuevas, I. Oller, A. Agüera, M. Llorca, J.A. Sánchez Pérez, S. Malato. Combination of nanofiltration and ozonation for the remediation of real municipal wastewater effluents: Acute and chronic toxicity assessment. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 323, 442–451, 2017. JCR 2017: IF=6.434 (13/260 Env. Sci.).
  10. De la Obra, L. Ponce-Robles, S. Miralles-Cuevas, I. Oller, S. Malato, J.A Sánchez Pérez. Microcontaminant removal in secondary effluents by solar photo-Fenton at circumneutral pH in raceway pond reactors. Catalysis Today, 287, 10–14, 2017. JCR 2017: IF=4.667 (15/137 Chem. Eng.).
  11. A. Garrido-Cárdenas, M.I. Polo-López, I. Oller-Alberola. Advanced microbial analysis for wastewater quality monitoring: metagenomics trend. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 101, 7445-7458, 2017. JCR 2017: IF=3.340 (46/160 Biotech. & Applied microbial.).
  12. Matos, S. Miralles-Cuevas, A. Ruíz-Delgado, I. Oller, S. Malato. Development of TiO2-C photocatalysts for solar treatment of polluted water. Carbon, 122, 361-373, 2017. JCR 2017: IF=7.082 (25/145 Chem. Phys.).
  13. Ponce-Robles, G. Rivas, B. Esteban, I. Oller, S. Malato, A. Agüera. Determination of pesticides in sewage sludge from an agro-food industry using QuEChERS extraction followed by analysis with liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 409, 6181–6193, 2017. JCR 2017: IF=3.307 (15/78 Chem. Anal.).
  14. Ponce-Robles, I. Oller, A. Agüera, M.J. Trinidad-Lozano, F.J. Yuste , S. Malato, L.A. Perez-Estrada. Application of a multivariate analysis method for non-target screening detection of persistent transformation products during the cork boiling wastewater treatment. Science of the Total Environment, 633, 508–517, 2018. JCR 2018: IF=5.589 (27/250 Env. Sci.).
  15. Oller, S. Miralles-Cuevas, A. Agüera, S. Malato. Monitoring and removal of organic microcontaminants by combining membrane technologies and advanced oxidation processes. Current Organic Chemistry, 22, 1103-1119, 2018. JCR 2018: IF=2.029 (31/57 Chem. Org.).
  16. Davididou, E. Chatzisymeon, L. Perez-Estrada, I. Oller, S. Malato. Photo-Fenton treatment of saccharin in a solar pilot compound parabolic collector: Use of olive mill wastewater as iron chelating agent, preliminary results. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 372, 137-144, 2018. JCR 2018: IF=7.650 (4/52 Env. Eng.).
  17. Ponce-Robles, M.I. Polo-López, I. Oller, J.A. Garrido-Cardenas, S. Malato. Practical approach to the evaluation of industrial wastewater treatment by the application of advanced microbiological techniques. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 166, 123–131. 2018. JCR 2018: IF=4.527 (44/250 Env. Sci.).
  18. Ponce-Robles, I. Oller, M.I. Polo-López, G. Rivas-Ibáñez, S. Malato. Microbiological evaluation of combined advanced chemical-biological oxidation technologies for the treatment of cork boiling wastewater. Science of The Total Environment, 687, 567-576, 2019.
  19. García-Fernández, S. Miralles-Cuevas, I. Oller, S, Malato, P, Fernández-Ibáñez, M.I. Polo-López. Inactivation of E. coli and E. faecalis by solar photo-Fenton with EDDS complex at neutral pH in municipal wastewater effluents. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 372, 85-93, 2019.
  20. Davididou, E. Chatzisymeon, L. Perez-Estrada, I. Oller, S. Malato. Photo-Fenton treatment of saccharin in a solar pilot compound parabolic collector: Use of olive mill wastewater as iron chelating agent, preliminary results. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 372, 137–144, 2019.
  21. Miralles-Cuevas, I.Oller, A. Ruíz-Delgado, A. Cabrera-Reina, L. Cornejo-Ponce, S. Malato. EDDS as complexing agent for enhancing solar advanced oxidation processes in natural water: Effect of iron species and different oxidants. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 372, 129-136, 2019.
  22. Ruíz-Delgado, M.A. Roccamante, I. Oller, A. Agüera, S. Malato. Natural chelating agents from olive mill wastewater to enable photo-Fenton-like reactions at natural pH. Catalysis Today, 328, 281-285, 2019.
  23. Salmerón, K.V. Plakas, I. Sirés, I. Oller, M.I. Maldonado, A.J. Karabelas, S. Malato. Optimization of electrocatalytic H2O2 production at pilot plant scale for solar-assisted water treatment. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 242, 327-336, 2019.
  24. Grilla, V. Matthaiou, Z. Frontistis, I. Oller, I. Polo, S. Malato, D. Mantzavinos. Degradation of antibiotic trimethoprim by the combined action of sunlight, TiO2 and persulfate: A pilot plant study. Catalysis Today, 328, 216–222, 2019.
  25. Poblete, I. Oller, M.I. Maldonad, E. Cortes. Improved landfill leachate quality using ozone, UV solar radiation, hydrogen peroxide, persulfate and adsorption processes. Journal of Environmental Management, 232, 45-51, 2019.
  26. M. Hinojosa Guerra, I. Oller Alberola, S. Malato Rodriguez, A. Agüera Lopez, A. Acevedo Merino, J.M. Quiroga Alonso. Oxidation mechanisms of amoxicillin and paracetamol in the photo-Fenton solar process. Water Research, 156, 232-240, 2019.
  • Nahim-Granados, I. Oller, S. Malato, J.A. Sánchez Pérez, M.I. Polo-Lopez. Commercial fertilizer as effective iron chelate (Fe3+-EDDHA) for wastewater disinfection under natural sunlight for reusing in irrigation. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 253, 286-292, 2019.
  1. Sciscenko, S. Garcia-Ballesteros, C. Sabater, M.A. Castillo, C. Escudero-Oñatec, I. Oller, A. Arques. Monitoring photolysis and (solar photo)-Fenton of enrofloxacin by a methodology involving EEM-PARAFAC and bioassays: Role of pH and water matrix. Science of the Total Environment, 719, 137331, 2020.
  2. Nahim-Granados, G. Rivas-Ibáñez, J.A. Sánchez-Pérez, I. Oller, S. Malato, M.I. Polo-López. Fresh-cut wastewater reclamation: Techno-Economical assessment of solar driven processes at pilot plant scale. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 278, 119334, 2020.
  3. Nahim-Granados, G. Rivas-Ibañez, J.A. Sánchez-Perez, I. Oller, S. Malato, M.I. Polo-Lopez. Synthetic fresh-cut wastewater disinfection and decontamination by ozonation at pilot scale. Water Research, 170, 115304, 2020.
  4. Cabrera Reina, S. Miralles-Cuevas, L. Cornejo, L. Pomares, J. Polo, I. Oller, S. Malato. The influence of location on solar photo-Fenton: Process performance, photoreactor scaling-up and treatment cost. Renewable Energy, 145, 1890-1900., 2020.
  5. Cerreta, M.A. Roccamante, P. Plaza-Bolaños, I. Oller, A. Aguera, S. Malato, L. Rizzo. Advanced treatment of urban wastewater by UV-C/free chlorine process: Micro-pollutants removal and effect of UV-C radiation on trihalomethanes formation. Water Research, 169, 115220, 2020.
  6. Cabrera-Reina, S. Miralles-Cuevas, I. Oller, J.A. Sánchez-Pérez, S. Malato. Modeling persulfate activation by iron and heat for the removal of contaminants of emerging concern using carbamazepine as model pollutant. Chemical Engineering Journal, 389, 124445, 2020.
  7. P. Costa, M. Roccamante, C.C Amorim, I. Oller, J.A. Sánchez Pérez, S. Malato. New trend on open solar photoreactors to treat micropollutants by photo-Fenton at circumneutral pH: Increasing optical pathway. Chemical Engineering Journal, 385, 123982, 2020.
  8. Salmerón, I. Oller, S. Malato. Electro-oxidation process assisted by solar energy for the treatment of wastewater with high salinity. Science of the Total Environment, 705, 135831, 2020.
  9. Ruiz-Delgado, P. Plaza-Bolaños, I. Oller, S. Malato, A. Agüera. Advanced evaluation of landfill leachate treatments by low and highresolution mass spectrometry focusing on microcontaminant removal. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 384, 121372, 2020.
  10. Sánchez-Montes, I. Salmerón-García, G. Rivas-Ibañez, J.M. Aquino, M.I. Polo-López, S. Malato, I. Oller. UVC-based advanced oxidation processes for simultaneous removal of microcontaminants and pathogens from simulated municipal wastewater at pilot plant scale. Environmental Science Water Research & Technology, 6, 2553, 2020.
  11. Roccamante, I. Salmerón, A. Ruiz, I. Oller, S. Malato. New approaches to solar Advanced Oxidation Processes for elimination of priority substances based on electrooxidation and ozonation at pilot plant scale. Catalysis Today, 355, 844–850, 2020.
  12. Ruíz-Delgado, M. Roccamante, S. Malato, A. Agüera, I. Oller. Olive mill wastewater reuse to enable solar photo-Fenton-like processes for the elimination of priority substances in municipal wastewater treatment plant effluents. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 27, 38148–38154, 2020.
  13. Martínez-García, M. Vincent, V. Rubiolo, M. Domingos, M.C. Canela, I. Oller, P. Fernández-Ibáñez, M.I. Polo-López. Assessment of a pilot solar V-trough reactor for solar water disinfection. Chemical Engineering Journal, 399, 125719, 2020.