Decontamination of heavy metals in water using operational excellence as a quality tool

Jacobo Tijerina Aguilera, Nancy Lucero Tapia Ruiz, Mari´a Guadalupe Moreno Treviño

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The contamination of heavy metals in water is one of the most critical problems Mexico is facing nowadays, with a latent risk, it is damaging the human health. Making use of technology and quality methodologies such as Operational Excellence (OE), we seek to find a balance to arrive at the consolidation of a scientific project accompanied by the OE methodology, to ensure the success of the project. In addition, it seeks to manage it with a wider vision, aiming at quality standards at a higher level, controlling operations to achieve a competitive advantage, having permanence in the market, providing a high quality and profitable product with innovative applications and trends. Therefore, our project provides a new method for the decontamination of water with a natural bioadsorbent based on grapefruit peels, and where it seeks to solve a problem without harming the environment at affordable costs to society.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th North American IEOM Conference. IEOM 2019
PublisherIEOM Society
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781532359507
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2019
Event4th North American IEOM Conference. IEOM 2019 - Toronto, Canada
Duration: 23 Oct 201925 Oct 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
ISSN (Electronic)2169-8767


Conference4th North American IEOM Conference. IEOM 2019

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019, IEOM Society International.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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