David Arcos has a doctorate in Geology from the University of Barcelona (1996). In 1997, he joined Amphos 21 Consulting, a scientific and strategic environmental consulting company, as Senior Consultant. He is currently Director of Mining Geochemistry at Amphos 21. His main areas of expertise are geochemistry, mineral deposits, nuclear and industrial waste management, industrial site geochemistry and engineered barriers, migration and retention of pollutants (metals and radioactive elements), computational modeling of natural systems’ geochemical and hydrogeological behavior, engineering barriers and mining sites.
He specializes in developing conceptual and numerical hydrogeochemical models, both in the field of mining and nuclear waste management. He has participated in various mining projects in South America and the Caribbean, on issues of feasibility, environmental impact assessment, closure and remediation, as well as projects in radioactive waste management
In addition, Dr. David Arcos has authored and co-authored more than 30 publications in international scientific journals. He has worked on projects dedicated to radioactive waste management for the majority of European agencies as well as projects for a large number of mining companies, especially in South America.