Bruna Porto PhD Defense

November 5, 2021

LSRE-LCM congratulates Bruna Porto for her PhD thesis defense approved by the jury.

Bruna finished her Doctoral Program in Chemical Engineering, at Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brasil, with the PhD thesis entitled Microalgal biomass production and nutrients removal from industrial wastewaters using different culture systems supervised by Professors Selene Ulson de Souza and Antônio Ulson de Souza (UFSC) and Doctor Vitor Vilar. Bruna was a PhD sandwich at LSRE-LCM between October 2018 and October 2019.

The staff and team of LSRE-LCM wish Bruna success for the new professional stage that now begins!

WaterTOP COST Action Core Group Meeting

October 25-28, 2021

A COST Action WaterTOP Core Group Meeting (, held on October 25-28, 2021, was hosted by Rita Lado in Porto. The agenda included the following topics:

  • Analysis and monitoring of water Taste & Odour, from GC-MS to sensors;
  • Water treatment to remove T&O;
  • Development of T&O compound databases for labs and water managers;
  • Sensory analysis and further development of the “Water Taste & Odor Wheel” as a web-page app.

The opening and welcome session counted with the presence of Prof. Arminda Alves on behalf of ALiCEA total of 26 participants from Portugal, Greece, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Romania, Turkey, Norway, and Israel, attended the meeting. Many other colleagues from several countries have also participated in the meeting (virtually) and attended the plenary sessions by Zoom (sessions can be found in the WaterTOP YouTube channel:



M. S. C. A. Brito, R. J. Santos, M. M. Dias, J. C. B. Lopes, C. P. Fonte. Striation Thickness Distribution in Split-and-Recombine Mixers in the Stokes Regime. Chemical Engineering and Processing - Process Intensification. Chemical Engineering and Processing - Process Intensification, 170, 108714, 2022
A.R.L. Ribeiro, M.N. Nadagouda, D.D. Dionysiou. Photocatalytic degradation of pharmaceuticals and other contaminants of emerging concern in water and wastewater. Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, 31, 100507, 2021
A.S. Carvalho, S.C. Rezende, C. Caleja, E. Pereira, L. Barros, I. Fernandes, Y.A. Manrique, O.H. Gonçalves, I.C.F.R. Ferreira, M.F. Barreiro. β-Carotene colouring systems based on solid lipid particles produced by hot melt dispersion. Food Control, 129, 108262, 2021
M. Karimi, A.E. Rodrigues, J.A.C. Silva. Designing a simple volumetric apparatus for measuring gas adsorption equilibria and kinetics of sorption. Application and validation for CO2, CH4 and N2 adsorption in binder-free beads of 4A zeolite. Chemical Engineering Journal, 425, 130538, 2021
N.F.F. Moreira, S. Ribeirinho-Soares, A.T. Viana, C.A.L. Graça, A.R.L. Ribeiro, N. Castelhano, C. Egas, M.F.R. Pereira, A.M.T. Silva, O.C. Nunes. Rethinking water treatment targets: Bacteria regrowth under unprovable conditions. Water Research, 201, 117374, 2021
P. Velho, P.F. Requejo, E. Gómez, E.A. Macedo. Thermodynamic study of ATPS involving ethyl lactate and different inorganic salts. Separation and Purification Technology, 275, 119155, 2021
M.N. Miranda, M.J.Sampaio, P.B. Tavares, A.M.T. Silva, M.F.R. Pereira. Aging assessment of microplastics (LDPE, PET and uPVC) under urban environment stressors. Science of The Total Environment, 796, 148914, 2021
T.B. Schreiner, G. Colucci, A. Santamaria-Echart, I.P. Fernandes, M.M. Dias, S.P. Pinho, M.F. Barreiro. Evaluation of saponin-rich extracts as natural alternative emulsifiers: a comparative study with pure Quillaja Bark saponin. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 623, 126748, 2021
I.F.B. Segundo, A.I. Gomes, B.M. Souza-Chaves, M. Park, A.B. dos Santos, R.A.R. Boaventura, F.C. Moreira, T.F.C.V. Silva, V.J.P. Vilar. Incorporation of ozone-driven processes in a treatment line for a leachate from a hazardous industrial waste landfill: impact on the bio-refractory character and dissolved organic matter distribution. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 9, 105554, 2021
V.V. Santana, M.A.F. Martins, J.M. Loureira, A.M. Ribeiro, A.E. Rodrigues, I.B.R. Nogueira. Optimal fragrances formulation using a deep learning neural network architecture: A novel systematic approach. Computers & Chemical Engineering, 150, 107344, 2021
A. Ribeiro, Y.A. Manrique, F. Barreiro, J.C.B. Lopes, M.M. Dias. Continuous Production of Hydroxyapatite Pickering Emulsions using a Mesostructured Reactor. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 91, 126365, 2021


2SMART - 2SMART - engineered Smart materials for Smart citizens. Reference: NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000054. Funded by: CCDR-N - Comissão de Coordenação e Desenvolvimento Regional do Norte, P2020|Norte2020 - Projetos Integrados ICDT. Starting Date: 2021/04/01. Duration: 24 months.
Healthy Waters - Identification, Elimination, Social Awareness and Education of Water Chemical and Biological Micropollutants with Health and Environmental Implications. Reference: NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000069. Funded by: CCDR-N - Comissão de Coordenação e Desenvolvimento Regional do Norte, P2020|Norte2020 - Projetos Integrados ICDT. Starting Date: 2021/04/01. Duration: 24 months.
BiCat4Energy - Carbon-based noble metal-free bifunctional electrocatalyst for renewable energy production: Improving the Unitized Regenerative Fuel Cell. Reference: PTDC/EQU-EQU/1707/2020. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, . Starting Date: 2021/03/01. Duration: 36 months.
ENANTIOTOX - Enantioselective ecotoxicity and bioaccumulation of psychoactive substances. Reference: PTDC/CTA-AMB/6686/2020. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, . Starting Date: 2021/03/01. Duration: 36 months.
BIOma - BIOeconomy integrated solutions for Mobilization of the Agrofood chain. Reference: POCI-01-0247-FEDER-046112. Funded by: ANI – Agência Nacional de Investigação, . Starting Date: 2020/07/01. Duration: 36 months.


Asma Mohamad Abdallah Sharkawy
Novel chitosan-based Pickering emulsions as green encapsulation systems and delivery vehicles of bioactive agents
Carlos Vega Aguilar
Production of C4 Dicarboxylic Acids from Lignin Oxidation
Andreia Sofia Silva Ribeiro
Nanohydroxyapatite Pickering emulsions: from product development to functional ingredients in food applications
Hugo Alexandre Mendes Bacelo
Tannin resins from maritime pine bark as adsorbents for water treatment and recovery of substances
Paulo Miguel Oliveira Cardoso do Carmo
Separation and Recovery of Monomers in Industrial Streams by Adsorption
Ana Catarina Godinho Moreira
Continuous production of microparticles for textile applications using NETmix, a mesostructured reactor
Jéssica Antunes Xavier
Granulação e estabilidade de lodo granular aeróbio desenvolvido em reatores em bateladas sequenciais operados em diferentes condições operacionais
Inalmar Dantas Barbosa Segundo
Multistage treatment system for leachates from industrial hazardous and non-hazardous waste landfills
Marta Sofia Oliveira Barbosa
Multi-layer carbon cartridges for determination of EU multi-class organic micropollutants
Márcia Patrícia Cardoso da Silva
Water Harvesting by Adsorption Based Processes on MOFs
Margarida Sarmento Cunha Abrunhosa de Brito
Mixing Mechanisms in 2D Reactors