José L. Gil

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There are a number of reports in the literature which describe the occurrence of so-called emerging pollutants, such as pharmaceuticals, in surface water. Few of these studies have reported values from large cities in relatively arid areas, such as in Spain. The persistence of some pharmaceuticals to usual wastewater treatments allows their discharge into(More)
Infection by Prototheca, microscopic, unicellular, aerobic, achlorophyllic algae closely related to the green algae Chlorella, is rare in man. Multiple species of Prototheca had been described. However, only three are recognized: P. wickerhamii, P. zopfii, and P. stagnora [1, 2]. P. wickerhamii and P. zopfii have been associated with human disease.(More)
Most of the TCP/IP applications running over mobile communication systems such as GPRS, UMTS or CDMA1X-EV/DO use TCP as the transport protocol. The end-to-end performance of an application depends significantly on the performance of TCP. In particular, when a mobile device moves between two cells an entire burst of packets might be lost. How well TCP(More)
Data on the 95th and 90th percentiles of bacteriological quality indicators are used to classify bathing waters in Europe, according to the requirements of Directive 2006/7/EC. However, percentile values and consequently, classification of bathing waters depend both on sampling effort and sample-size, which may undermine an appropriate assessment of bathing(More)
The Bay of Santander constitutes one of the most important estuarine areas in northern Spain (Gulf of Biscay) which has been significantly stressed by sewage discharges. However, an improvement in the environmental quality of the bay is expected once the new sewer system comes into operation. The evaluation of such an evolution needs to be contrasted with(More)
The approval of the current Bathing Water Directive (Directive 2006/7/EC) set the necessity to define the bathing water profile. The goals established in the definition of the profile are: (i) to know the processes that determine the concentration of bacteriological indicators in the aquatic environment, (ii) to obtain relationships between the cause of(More)
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