Cidália Botelho graduated in Chemical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) in 1987 and joined the Department of Chemical Engineering of FEUP as Teaching Assistant in 1988. In 1992 she obtained her Master degree, in the area of Chemical Engineering - Applied Chemistry, from IST-Lisboa. In 1991 she developed part of her master dissertation at EAWAG-ETH in Switzerland. She obtained her Ph.D degree in the area of Speciation of Metals in Surface Waters from FEUP in 1998. From 1998 she pursues her teaching and research career at FEUP and LSRE-LCM.


Water Chemistry for Quality
Biosorption using low cost materials for water treatment
High value products from vegetal residues


G. Ungureanu, C. Filote, S.C.R. Santos, I. Volf, R.A.R. Boaventura, C.M.B. Botelho. Antimony oxyanions uptake by green marine macroalgae. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 4, 3441-3450, 2016 H.A.M. Bacelo, S.C.R. Santos, C.M.S. Botelho. Tannin-based biosorbents for environmental applications: a review. Chemical Engineering Journal, 303, 575-587, 2016 R.O. Cristóvão, C.M. Botelho, R.J.E. Martins, J.M. Loureiro, R.A.R. Boaventura. Fish canning industry wastewater treatment for water reuse - A case Study. Journal of Cleaner Production, 87, 603-612, 2015 J. Vieira, A. Fonseca, V.J.P. Vilar, R.A.R Boaventura, C.M. Botelho. Water quality in Lis river, Portugal. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 184, 7125-7140, 2012 C.E. Santo, V.J.P. Vilar, C.M.S. Botelho, A. Bhatnagar, E. Kumar, R.A.R. Boaventura. Optimization of coagulation-flocculation and flotation parameters for the treatment of a petroleum refinery effluent from a Portuguese plant. Chemical Engineering Journal, 183, 117-123, 2012 A.M.A. Pintor, C.I.A. Ferreira, J.C. Pereira, P. Correia, S.P. Silva, V.J.P. Vilar, C.M.S. Botelho, R.A.R. Boaventura. Use of cork powder and granules for the adsorption of pollutants: A review. Water Research, 46, 3152-3166, 2012 A. Bhatnagar, V.J.P. Vilar, C.M.S. Botelho, R.A.R. Boaventura. Coconut-based biosorbents for water treatment - A review of the recent literature. Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, 160, 42005, 2010 J.S. Vieira, C.M.S. Botelho, R.A.R. Boaventura. Trace metal fractionation by the sequential extraction method in sediments from the Lis River (Portugal). Soil and Sediment Contamination, 18, 102-119, 2009 V.J.P. Vilar, C.M.S. Botelho, R.A.R. Boaventura. Copper desorption from Gelidium algal biomass. Water Research, 41, 1569-1579, 2007 C.M.S. Botelho, R.A.R. Boaventura, M.L.S.S. Gonçalves. Interactions of Pb (II) with particles of a polluted river. Analytica Chimica Acta, 462 (1), 73-85, 2002


AdvancedLFT - Technology for the Treatment of Leachates from Landfill Leachates through Integration of Biological Oxidation and Photo-Chemical Oxidation Processes, combining Natural and Artificial Radiation. Reference: SI IDT - 33960/2012 F2. Funded by: ANI – Agência Nacional de Investigação, Projectos de I&DT em Co-Promoção. Starting Date: 2013/06/30. Duration: 24 months. Role: Researcher ValorPeixe - Valorization of byproducts and wastewaters from fish canning industry. Reference: SI IDT - 13634/2010. Funded by: Agência de Inovação, S.A., SI IDT - Sistema de Incentivos de I&DT - Projectos de I&DT em Co-Promoção. Starting Date: 2011/01/01. Duration: 30 months. Role: Researcher HIDROCORK - Use of Cork Wastes and By-Products for the Elimination of Oils and Fats from Waters. Reference: SI IDT - 13493/2010. Funded by: Agência de Inovação, S.A., SI IDT - Sistema de Incentivos de I&DT - Projectos de I&DT em Co-Promoção. Starting Date: 2010/09/01. Duration: 27 months. Role: Researcher IBEROMARE - Centro Multipolar de Valorização de Recursos e Resíduos Mar. Reference: 0330_ IBEROMARE_1_P. Funded by: Autoridade de Gestão do Programa Operacional de Cooperação Transfronteiriça Espanha-Portugal, Programa Operacional de Cooperação Transfronteiriça Espanha-. Starting Date: 2009/04/01. Duration: 42 months. Role: Researcher NATURA MIÑO-MINHO - Valorization of the Natural Resources of the Minho/Miño Drainage Basin. Reference: 0234_NATURA_MIÑO_MINHO_1_E. Funded by: Autoridade de Gestão do Programa Operacional de Cooperação Transfronteiriça Espanha-Portugal Starting Date: 2009/01/01. Duration: 30 months. Role: Coordinator Recycling of metal contaminated waters by biosorption on to marine algal biomass and industrial algal wastes. Reference: POCI/AMB/57616/2004. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I&DT - Projectos de I&DT em Todos os Domínios Científicos. Starting Date: 2005/01/01. Duration: 36 months. Role: Researcher
Cidália Botelho
Professor Auxiliar