Ramiro Martins graduated in Chemical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) in 1991 and joined the Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering of IPB as Teaching Assistant. He received a master degree in Environment Technology from the University of Braga in 1995 and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from University of Porto, in 2004. His research interests are in treatment of heavy metal contaminated waters by biosorption with low cost adsorbents, wastewater treatment by wetlands and environmental engineering. He also acts in the water and wastewater market in a small company (design, management and sales).


Biosorption (metals, dyes removal)
Anaerobic Digestion: - Waste energetic valorisation - Industrial wastewater treatment
Environmental Engineering: - Industrial wastewater treatment - Wastewater treatment by wetlands


R.O. Cristóvão, V.M.S. Pinto, R.J.E. Martins, J.M. Loureiro, R.A.R. Boaventura. Assessing the influence of oil and grease and salt content on fish canning wastewater biodegradation through respirometric tests. Journal of Cleaner Production, 127, 343- 51, 2016 R.O. Cristóvão, C. Gonçalves, C.M. Botelho, R.J.E. Martins, J.M. Loureiro, R.A.R. Boaventura. Fish canning wastewater treatment by activated sludge: Application of factorial design optimization. Biological treatment by activated sludge of fish canning wastewater. Water Resources and Industry, 10, 29-38, 2015 R.J.E. Martins, V.J.P. Vilar, R.A.R. Boaventura. Kinetic modelling of cadmium and lead removal by aquatic mosses. Brazilian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 31, 229-242, 2014 R.J.E. Martins, O.M.M. Freitas, V.J.P. Vilar, R.A.R. Boaventura. Accumulation and release of Pb(II) in aqueous solution by aquatic mosses. International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, 9, 270-283, 2012 R.J.E. Martins, R.A.R. Boaventura. Modelling of lead removal by an aquatic moss. Water Science and Technology, 63, 136-142, 2011 R.J.E. Martins, V.J.P. Vilar, R.A.R. Boaventura. Removal of Pb(II) from wastewaters by Fontinalis antipyretica biomass: Experimental study and modelling. Desalination and Water Treatment, 20, 179-188, 2010 V.J.P. Vilar, S.C.R. Santos, R.J.E. Martins, C.M.S. Botelho, R.A.R. Boaventura. Cadmium uptake by algal in batch and continuous (CSTR and packed bed column) adsorbers. Biochemical Engineering Journal, 48, 276-289, 2008 R.J.E. Martins, R. Pardo, R.A.R. Boaventura. Cadmium(II) and zinc(II) adsorption by the aquatic moss Fontinalis antipyretica: Effect of temperature, pH and water hardness. Water Research, 38, 693-699, 2004


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
Ramiro Martins
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