Ana Rita Lado Ribeiro was Postdoctoral researcher  in the Scientific Domain of “Environmental Engineering”, under the supervision of Dr Adrián M.T. Silva in the Department of Chemical Engineering (LSRE-LCM, FEUP), after the completion of her PhD in 2014. More recently, she was selected for a Doctoral Researcher position in the same Institution. She has participated as team member in 10 research projects and currently she is Principal Investigator of a financed project (SAMPREP, Ref. POCI-01-0145-FEDER-030521) at LSRE-LCM, aiming the development of innovative sample preparation techniques for determination of micropollutants in the environment, using liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry for the determination of organic micropollutants in environmental matrices. Moreover, she has co-authored one patent request, more than 45 publications in JCR indexed journals and 3 book chapters, most as first and/or corresponding author, having a h-index of 20. She is member of some societies in the field of chemistry and environmental sciences, namely: International Water Association (IWA), American Chemical Society (ACS); International Association of Environmental Analytical Chemistry (IAEAC); Portuguese Chemical Society (SPQ). Ana Rita Lado Ribeiro is member of the core team and coordinator of the ECIs (Cell) of the COST Action CA17133 “Implementing nature based solutions for creating a resourceful circular city” and she was member of the COST Action ES1403: “New and emerging challenges and opportunities in wastewater reuse (NEREUS)”, in the framework of which, she worked actively within the Blue Circle Society.


Water/wastewater treatment
Advanced oxidation processes
Development of LC-MS/MS methods to determine organic micropollutants:
- Occurrence studies of multi-class compounds in the environment
- Evaluation of the performance of lab-, pilot- and full-scale advanced treatment options
Development of novel eco-friendly sample preparation methodologies
Identification of by-products in environmental matrices


A.M. Gorito, M.O. Barbosa, C.M.R. Almeida, M.F.R. Pereira, A.M.T. Silva, A.R.L. Ribeiro. Quenchers in advanced oxidation technologies for analysis of micropollutants by liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry: Sodium sulphite or catalase?. Science of The Total Environment, 692, 995-1004, 2019 A.R.L. Ribeiro, N.F.F. Moreira. G.L. Puma, A.M.T. Silva. Impact of water matrix on the removal of micropollutants by advanced oxidation technologies. Chemical Engineering Journal, 363, 155-173, 2019 M.M. Coelho, A.R.L. Ribeiro, J.C.G. Sousa, C. Ribeiro, C. Fernandes, A.M.T. Silva, M.E. Tiritan. Dual enantioselective LC–MS/MS method to analyse chiral drugs in surface water: Monitoring in Douro River estuary. Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis, 170, 89-101, 2019 L. Rizzo, S. Malato, D. Antakyali, V.G. Beretsou, M.B. Đolić, W. Gernjak, E. Heath, I. Ivancev-Tumbas, P. Karaolia, A.R.L. Ribeiro, G. Mascolo, C.S. McArdell, H. Schaar, A.M.T. Silva, D. Fatta-Kassinos. Consolidated vs new advanced treatment methods for the removal of contaminants of emerging concern from urban wastewater. Science of The Total Environment, 655, 986-1008, 2019 M.O. Barbosa, A.R. Ribeiro, N. Ratola, E. Hain, V. Homem, M.F.R. Pereira, L. Blaney, A.M.T. Silva. Spatial and seasonal occurrence of micropollutants in four Portuguese rivers and a case study for fluorescence excitation-emission matrices. Science of the Total Environment, 644, 1128-1140, 2018 A.M. Gorito, A.R. Ribeiro, C.R. Gomes, C.M.R. Almeida, A.M.T. Silva. Constructed wetland microcosms for the removal of organic micropollutants from freshwater aquaculture effluents. Science of the Total Environment, 644, 1171-1180, 2018 T.L.S. Silva, S. Morales-Torres, C.M.P. Esteves, A.R. Ribeiro, O.C. Nunes, J.L. Figueiredo, A.M.T. Silva. Desalination and removal of organic micropollutants and microorganisms by membrane distillation. Desalination, 437, 121-132, 2018 J.C.G. Sousa, A.R. Ribeiro, M.O. Barbosa, M.F.R. Pereira, A.M.T. Silva. A review on environmental monitoring of water organic pollutants identified by EU guidelines. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 344, 146-162, 2018 A.M. Gorito, A.R. Ribeiro, C.M.R. Almeida, A.M.T. Silva. A review on the application of constructed wetlands for the removal of priority substances and contaminants of emerging concern listed in recently launched EU legislation. Environmental Pollution, 227, 428-443, 2017 N.F.F. Moreira, J.M. Sousa, G. Macedo, A.R. Ribeiro, L. Barreiros, M. Pedrosa, J.L. Faria, M.F.R. Pereira, S. Castro-Silva, M.A. Segundo, C.M. Manaia, O.C. Nunes, A.M.T. Silva. Photocatalytic ozonation of urban wastewater and surface water using immobilized TiO2 with LEDs: Micropollutants, antibiotic resistance genes and estrogenic activity. Water Research, 94, 10-22, 2016 M. Barbosa, N.F.F. Moreira, A.R. Ribeiro, M.F.R. Pereira, A.M.T. Silva. Occurrence and removal of organic micropollutants: An overview of the watch list of EU Decision 2015/495. Water Research, 94, 257-279, 2016 A.R. Ribeiro, O.C. Nunes, M.F.R. Pereira, A.M.T. Silva. An overview on the advanced oxidation processes applied for the treatment of water pollutants defined in the recently launched Directive 2013/39/EU. Environment International, 75, 33-51, 2015


DEPCAT - Demonstração de novo Equipamento envolvendo Processos CATalíticos integrados para tratamento de poluentes orgânicos e desinfecção de águas. Reference: NORTE-01-0247-FEDER-033330. Funded by: ANI – Agência Nacional de Investigação, P2020|COMPETE - Projetos em Copromoção. Starting Date: 2018/10/01. Duration: 18 months. InSpeCt - Identifying and interrupting micropollutants of EU concern by using Smart Carbon materials. Reference: NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-031049. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, P2020|COMPETE - Projetos em Todos os Domínios Científicos. Starting Date: 2018/07/01. Duration: 36 months. SAMPREP - Novas técnicas miniaturizadas de preparação de amostra para determinação de micropoluentes em matrizes ambientais. Reference: POCI-01-0145-FEDER-030521. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, P2020|COMPETE - Projetos em Todos os Domínios Científicos. Starting Date: 2018/06/01. Duration: 36 months. NEPCAT - New equipment involving integrated catalytic processes for treatment of organic pollutants and disinfection of water. Reference: SI IDT - 38900/2012 F3. Funded by: ANI – Agência Nacional de Investigação, Projectos de I&DT em Co-Promoção. Starting Date: 2014/01/01. Duration: 18 months.
Ana Rita Ribeiro
Investigador Doutorado