Francisco Díaz-Fierros

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The metals distribution in the bed sediments of the Anllóns River was studied, with special emphasis on the evaluation of the metal distribution as a function of the granulometric fraction chosen for the analysis. Statistical significant differences between the distribution of K, Ca, Cr, Mn, As, Rb, Sr and Nb in the bulk (<2 mm) and fine fraction (<63 μm)(More)
Phytopigment content of river bed sediments changes in response to different concentrations of available nutrients and results in a useful descriptor of their trophic state and environmental quality. In this work three incomplete factorial designs of experiments were carried out for extracting algal pigments from river sediments using dimethylsulphoxide(More)
In this study, river bed sediments were submitted to a BCR sequential extraction, together with three bioavailability tests: a weak acid elutriate (HCl), a physiologically based extraction test (PBET) and a toxicity characteristic leaching procedure (TCLP). The most remarkable features of the BCR procedure were: i) Mn and Zn showed the highest proportion of(More)
In this work, vinification lees from Galicia (Spain) were chemically analysed and compared with the composition of vinification lees from other regions and residues. Moreover, vinification lees were submitted to biological test employing cress, spring barley and ryegrass seeds. The evaluated vinification lees were rich in nutrients that are essential for(More)
We have studied the distribution and sorption behavior of phosphate and arsenate in bed-sediments of the Anllóns river (NW Spain). As a consequence of the intense gold-mining activity in the past, substantial amounts of arsenic were found in the river sediments. For phosphorus, higher concentrations were found near two sources of P pollution. Sorption(More)
Two methods of environmental toxicological tests were compared and applied to bed sediments of the Anllóns River: the standardized toxicological test based on inhibition of luminescence employing Vibrio fischeri, and a phytotoxicity test, using garden cress (Lepidium sativum L.), water cress (Nasturtium officinalis L.) and annual rye-grass (Lolium(More)
This paper presents an assessment of the ability of the 3PG process-based model to simulate height (h) and diameter at breast height (DBH) growth in three plots located in a Eucalyptus globulus plantation on the Atlantic coast of Galicia (Northwest Spain). The obtained results show how this model estimates adequately height (h) and DBH growth, and(More)
The wine industry generates a large amount of wastes, including grape marc and vinification lees. These substances can be used to produce enzymes or other food additives. Composting could be a successful strategy for the sustainable and complete recycling of grape marc. In this work, the mesophilic biodegradation of grape marc during 60 d under microaerobic(More)
Infiltration of contaminants was investigated in a flat pasture plot Lolium perenne L. which received 250 m3/ha of cattle slurry. Lysimeters and piezometers had previously been installed in the plot to sample groundwater at different depths. Water samples were analysed for pH, conductivity, NH4(+), NO3-, orthophosphate, Cl-, Na+, K+, Ca2+, Mg2+ and chemical(More)
Phytopigment estimation has a considerable interest in the evaluation of freshwater bodies' quality, because it takes into account the synergistic effect of nutrients like phosphorus or nitrogen on algal growth producing eutrophication. Furthermore, their increasing concentration constitutes the first step in the formation of biofilms on the surface(More)