Dr. Manuel Pérez-Tello

Full-time Professor
t. of Chemical Engineering & Metallurgy, University of Sonora
Blvd. Luis Encinas & Rosales. Hermosillo,
Sonora, México 83000



Research Interests

My major research interests include the mathematical modeling of processes involving the transport momentum, heat, and mass; the experimental study of noncatalytic gas-solid reactions at high temperatures, and the use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) for the analysis of several chemical and metallurgical processes.

I am currently conducting research aimed at elucidating the mechanisms governing the expansion and fragmentation of sulfide particles during oxidation in flash smelting and flash converting reactors. Such studies are related to the generation of dust, which cause a number of operational and environmental problems in the copper industry.


Undergraduate course: Fundamentals of Mass Transfer
Graduate courses: Transport Phenomena, Solid-Fluid Reaction Engineering



B.S., Chemical Petroleum Engineering, National Polytechnic Institute. Mexico city, 1987. (Adviser: Dr. Alfredo Arriola-Torres)

M.Sc., Chemical Engineering,  National Polytechnic Institute. Mexico city, 1988. (Adviser: Dr. Alfredo Arriola-Torres)

Ph.D., Chemical and Fuels Engineering, University of Utah, 1999.  (Adviser: Dr. Hong Yong Sohn).


Peer-Reviewed Publications

Duarte-Ruiz, C.A., Pérez-Tello, M., Parra-Sánchez, V.R., Sohn, H.Y. "The Role of Expansion and Fragmentation Phenomena on the Generation and Chemical Composition of Dust Particles in a Flash Converting Reactor". Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, Vol. 47B, No. 5, 3115-3125, 2016.

Encinas-Soto, K.K., Mártin-García, A., Pérez-Tello, M., "Kinetic Study on the Acid Hydrolysis of Cenchrus ciliaris Particles for the Production of Xylose and other Monosaccharides", Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., Vol. 55 No. 2, pp. 436-445, 2016.

Rubio-Nieblas, V., Pérez-Tello, M., Jacobs, R.A., Herrera-Urbina, R., Moreno-Zazueta, S.A. "Two-Dimensional Computational Model of the Electrokinetic Remediation of a Copper-Contaminated Soil. Part I: Model Validation", Dyna, year 81, No. 183, pp. 199-207, 2014.

Rubio-Nieblas, V., Pérez-Tello, M., Jacobs, R.A., Herrera-Urbina, R. "Two-Dimensional Computational Model of the Electrokinetic Remediation of a Copper-Contaminated Soil. Part II: Sensitivity Analysis for a Triangular Soil Field", Dyna, year 81, No. 183, pp. 208-214, 2014.

Parra-Sánchez, V.R., Pérez-Tello, M., Duarte-Ruiz, C.A., Sohn, H.Y. "Compositional Fragmentation Model for the Oxidation of Sulfide Particles in a Flash Reactor". Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, Vol. 54B, No. 2, pp. 726-742, 2014.

Burgos Flores, D., Martin Domínguez, A., Martin Domínguez, I.R., Pérez Tello, M., Alarcón Huerta, M.T., Borbón Almada, A.C., "Hydraulic Behavior of High Rate Settler Arrangements under Different Input-Output", Iberoamerican Journal of Project Management (on line), Vol. 4, pp. 1-15, 2012.

Rodríguez-Félix, D.A., Pérez-Martínez, C.J., Castillo-Ortega, M.M., Pérez-Tello, M., Romero-García, J., Ledezma-Pérez, A.S., Del Castillo-Castro, T., Rodríguez-Félix, F. "pH- and Temperature-Sensitive Interpenetrating Network Hydrogels Composed of Poly(acrylamide) and poly(g-glutamic acid) as amoxicillin controlled-release system". Polymer Bulletin Vol. 68, pp. 197-207, 2012.

Pérez-Tello, M., Rodríguez-Félix, F., Castillo-Ortega, M.M., Sánchez-Corrales, V.M. "A Kinetic Model for the Adsorption of Gold from I2/I- Solutions onto a Porous Polymer Membrane" . Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 124, No. 2, 1695-2706, 2012.

Rubio Nieblas, V., Pérez Tello, M., Jacobs, R.A., Espinoza Meléndrez, J.A., Ochoa Landín, M.E. "Limpieza de Suelos Contaminados Aplicando Campos Eléctricos: Una Metodología para su Estudio y Evaluación". EPISTEMUS, University of Sonora, 2010 (in Spanish).

Munguía, A.H., Franco, M.R., Rubio, N.V., Pérez, T.M. "Sistema de Captura y Procesado Digital de la Distribución del Potencial Eléctrico en el Estudio de la Eliminación Electrocinétca en Dos Dimensiones". e-Gnosis [online], Vol. 7, Art. 7, 2009 (in Spanish).

Rodríguez, F., Castillo-Ortega, M.M., Encinas, J.C., Sánchez-Corrales, V.M., Pérez-Tello, M., Munive, G. "Adsorption of a Gold-Iodide Complex (AuI2-) onto Cellulose Acetate-Polyaniline Membrane: Equilibrium Experiments". Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 113, No. 4, pp. 2670-2674, 2009.

Núñez-Esquer, M.A. y Pérez-Tello, M. "Dos Aplicaciones de Internet en la Currícula de Ingeniería Química". Educación Química, Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 114-119, 2008 (in Spanish).

Pérez-Tello, M., Madrid-Ortega, I., Sohn, H.Y. "Model for the Fragmentation of Copper Matte Particles During Flash Converting". Minerals and Metallurgical Processing, Vol. 25, No. 1, pp. 53-60, 2008.

Pérez-Fontes, S.E., Pérez-Tello, M., Prieto-López, L.O., Brown, F., Castillón-Barraza, F. "Thermoanalytical Study on the Oxidation of Sulfide Minerals at High Temperatures"Minerals and Metallurgical Processing, Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 275-283, 2007.

Olivas-Martínez, M., Pérez-Tello, M., Cabanillas-López, R., Contreras-López, O., Soto-Herrera, G., Castillón-Barraza, F. "A Computational Model for the Hot-Filament Chemical Vapour Deposition Process to Produce Diamond Films". Modelling Simul. Mater. Sci. Eng., Vol. 15, pp. 237-261, 2007.

Del-Castillo-Castro T., Castillo-Ortega, M.M., Villarreal, I. et. al. "Synthesis and Characterization of Composites of DBSA-doped polyaniline and polystyrene-based ionomers". Composites Part A-Applied Science and Manufacturing, Vol. 38, No. 2, pp. 639-645, 2007.

Pérez-Tello, M. "Movimiento de Fluidos: Aplicaciones Avanzadas en Ingeniería" EPISTEMUS, University of Sonora, 2007 (in Spanish)

Sánchez-Corrales, V.M., Valera-González, J.A., Flores-Pérez, P., Pérez-Tello, M. "Mass Balance Calculations in Copper Flash Smelting by Means of Genetic Algorithms"JOM, December 2004.

Pérez-Tello, M., Prieto-Sánchez, M.R., Rodríguez-Hoyos, O., Sánchez-Corrales, V.M. "A Kinetic  Model for the Oxidation of Selenium and Tellurium in an Industrial Kaldo Furnace"JOM, December 2004.

Castillo-Ortega, M.M., del Castillo Castro, T., Encinas, J.C., Pérez-Tello, M., de Paoli, M.A., Olayo, G. "Electrically Conducting Polyaniline-PBMA Composite Films Obtained by Extrusion", Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 89(1), 179-183, 2003.

Pérez-Tello, M., Tirado-Ochoa, J.A., Sohn, H.Y., Sánchez-Corrales, V.M. "Size Distribution Analysis for Copper Matte Particles Oxidized under Flash-Converting Conditions", JOM, November 2002.

Perez-Tello, M., Sohn, H.Y., StMarie, K., and Jokilaakso, A. "Experimental Investigation and 3-D Computational Fluid Dynamics Modeling of the Flash Converting Furnace Shaft. Part I: Experimental...", Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, 32B(5), 847-868, 2001.

Perez-Tello, M., Sohn, Smith, P.J. "Experimental Investigation and 3-D Computational Fluid Dynamics Modeling of the Flash Converting Furnace Shaft. Part II: Formulation of 3-D Computational Fluid Dynamics Model Incorporating the Particle Cloud Description", Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, 32B(5), 869-886, 2001.

Pérez-Tello, M.; Sohn, H.Y.; Löttiger, J. “Determination of the Oxidation Characteristics of Solid Copper Matte Particles by Differential Scanning Calorimetry and Thermogravimetric Analysis”, Minerals and Metallurgical Processing, vol. 16, pp. 1-7, May, 1999.

Pérez-Tello, M.; Sohn, H.Y.; Rajamani, R. “The Effect of Bulk Concentration Gradient on Fluid-Solid Reaction Rate”, Chemical Engineering Science Vol. 54, No. 6, pp 803-806, 1999.