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Salvador Escobedo Salas

Research Associate | Faculty of Engineering | Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Department, Western University

I hold a PhD degree in chemical and biochemical engineering from Western University, Canada. My research focused on photocatalysis for water decontamination and clean energy production such as hydrogen. I am currently an Research Associate working in a consultant capacity in industrial wastewater processes for the Oil & Gas industry. I am also leading a project with the agro-food industry in the reduction of food/agricultural waste of greenhouse farms by producing energy and electricity with a method known as biomass gasification.


  • 2020–present
    Research associate, Western University
  • 2014–2019
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Western University


  • 2013 
    PhD, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering


  • 2021
    Synthetic Naphtha Recovery from Water Streams: Vapor-Liquid-Liquid Equilibrium (VLLE) Studies in a Dynamic VL-Cell Unit with High Intensity Mixing, The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering
  • 2021
    Synthesis and Performance of Photocatalysts for Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production: Future Perspectives,, Catalysts
  • 2021
    Photocatalytic Conversion of Organic Pollutants in Air: Quantum Yields using a Nitrogen/Silver/TiO2 Mesoporous Semiconductor under Visible Light,, Catalysts
  • 2021
    Hydrogen Production Via Pd-TiO2 Photocatalytic Water Splitting Under Near-UV and Visible Light: Analysis of the Reaction Mechanism,, Catalysts
  • 2021
    Thermodynamic and Machine Learning Based Approaches for Vapor-Liquid-Liquid Phase Equilibria in N-Octane/Water Blends, as a Naphtha-Water Surrogate in Water Streams, Processes
  • 2021
    Kinetic Modeling: Hydrogen Production via Pd-TiO2 Photocatalytic Water Splitting under Near-UV and Visible Light,, Catalysts
  • 2021
    Vapour-Liquid-Liquid and Vapour-Liquid Equilibrium of Paraffinic Aromatic Synthetic Naphtha/Water Blends: Prediction of The Number of Phases, The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering
  • 2021
    Phase Equilibrium in N-Octane/Water Separation Units: Vapor Pressures, Vapor and Liquid Molar Fractions, International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering
  • 2020
    Photocatalysis for Air Treatment Processes: Current Technologies and Future Applications for the Removal of Organic Pollutants and Viruses,, Catalysts
  • 2020
    Photoreduction of a Pd-Doped Mesoporous TiO2 Photocatalyst for Hydrogen Production under Visible Light, Catalysts
  • 2019
    Photochemical Thermodynamic Efficiency Factors (PTEFs) for Hydrogen Production Using Different TiO2 Photocatalysts under near UV-Light and Visible Light, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research Journal
  • 2019
    Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production Under Near-UV Using Pd-Doped Mesoporous TiO2 and Ethanol as Organic Scavenger, Catalysts
  • 2017
    Hydrogen Production via Water Dissociation Using Pt-TiO2 Photocatalysts: An Oxidation-Reduction Network, Catalysts
  • 2016
    Hydrogen Production Using a Platinum Modified TiO2 Photocatalyst and Organic Scavenger. Kinetic Modeling, Fuel
  • 2013
    Quantum Yield with Platinum modified TiO2 photocatalyst for Hydrogen Production, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental

Professional Memberships

  • Engineer in Training (EIT)

Research Areas

  • Chemical Engineering (0904)
  • Environmental Sciences (05)
  • Chemical Engineering Design (090403)