Francisca C. Moreira is a Junior Researcher at the Associate Laboratory LSRE-LCM - Laboratory of Separation and Reaction Engineering-Laboratory of Catalysis and Materials, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP), Portugal. She has MSc and PhD degrees in Environmental Engineering awarded by FEUP in July 2011 and March 2016, respectively. Her PhD was developed in the Associate Laboratory LSRE-LCM of FEUP in collaboration with the Laboratori d’Electroquímica de Materials i del Medi Ambient (LEMMA) of the Faculty of Chemistry, University of Barcelona, Spain. During the PhD, she was focused on the application of various electrochemical advanced oxidation processes (EAOPs) to the treatment of various synthetic and real wastewaters. Her PhD thesis was approved with distinction (Cum Laude) and it received the best PhD thesis prize of 2016 awarded by the European PhD School on Advanced Oxidation Processes. After the PhD, she joined the Associate Laboratory LSRE-LCM as Post-Doctoral Researcher for 3 years, focusing on the development of integrated strategies for the remediation of complex industrial landfill leachates.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Development of new reactors for photoelectrocatalysis applied to the synthesis of high-value organic chemicals
Intensification of heterogeneous photocatalysis applied to the oxidation of organics and reduction of inorganics
Development of integrated treatment strategies for the remediation of complex effluents
Soils remediation using cork granulates and electrokinetics
Application of AOPs and EAOPs to the remediation of wastewaters

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

F.C. Moreira, E. Bocos, A.G.F. Faria, J.B.L. Pereira, C.P. Fonte, R.J. Santos, J.C.B. Lopes, M.M. Dias, M.A. Sanromán, M. Pazos, R.A.R. Boaventura, V.J.P. Vilar. Selecting the best piping arrangement for scaling-up an annular channel reactor: An experimental and computational fluid dynamics study. Science of The Total Environment, 667, 821-832, 2019 A.D. Webler, F.C. Moreira, M.W.C. Dezotti, C.F. Mahler, I.D.B. Segundo, R.A.R. Boaventura, V.J.P. Vilar. Development of an integrated treatment strategy for a leather tannery landfill leachate. Waste Management, 89, 114-128, 2019 D.F.S. Morais, R.A.R. Boaventura, F.C. Moreira, V.J.P. Vilar.. Advances in bromate reduction by heterogeneous photocatalysis: The use of a static mixer as photocatalyst support. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental,, 249, 322-332, 2019 I.D.B. Segundo, T.F.C.V. Silva, F.C. Moreira, G.V. Silva, R.A.R. Boaventura, V.J.P. Vilar. Sulphur compounds removal from an industrial landfill leachate by catalytic oxidation and chemical precipitation: From a hazardous effluent to a value-added product. Science of the Total Environment, 655, 1249-1260, 2019 F.C. Moreira, R.A.R. Boaventura, E. Brillas, V.J.P. Vilar. Electrochemical advanced oxidation processes: A review on their application to synthetic and real wastewaters. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 202, 217-261, 2017 F.C. Moreira, J. Soler, A. Fonseca, I. Saraiva, R.A.R. Boaventura, E. Brillas, V.J.P. Vilar. Electrochemical advanced oxidation processes for sanitary landfill leachate remediation: Evaluation of operational variables. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 182, 161-171, 2016 F.C. Moreira, J. Soler, M.F. Alpendurada, R.A.R. Boaventura, E. Brillas, V.J.P Vilar. Tertiary treatment of a municipal wastewater toward pharmaceuticals removal by chemical and electrochemical advanced oxidation processes. Water Research, 105, 251-263, 2016 F.C. Moreira, J. Soler, A. Fonseca, I. Saraiva, R.A.R. Boaventura, E. Brillas, V.J.P. Vilar. Incorporation of electrochemical advanced oxidation processes in a multistage treatment system for sanitary landfill leachate. Water Research, 81, 375-387, 2015 F.C. Moreira, R.A.R. Boaventura, E. Brillas, V.J.P. Vilar. Remediation of a winery wastewater combining aerobic biological oxidation and electrochemical advanced oxidation processes. Water Research, 75, 95-108, 2015 F.C. Moreira, R.A.R. Boaventura, E. Brillas, V.J.P. Vilar. Degradation of trimethoprim antibiotic by UVA photoelectro-Fenton process mediated by Fe(III)-carboxylate complexes. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 162, 34-44, 2015 F.C. Moreira, S. Garcia-Segura, R.A.R. Boaventura, E. Brillas, V.J.P. Vilar. Degradation of the antibiotic trimethoprim by electrochemical advanced oxidation processes using a carbon-PTFE air-diffusion cathode and a boron-doped diamond or platinum anode. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 160-161, 492-505, 2014 F.C. Moreira, S. Garcia-Segura, V.J.P. Vilar, R.A.R. Boaventura, E. Brillas. Decolorization and mineralization of Sunset Yellow FCF azo dye by anodic oxidation, electro-Fenton, UVA photoelectro-Fenton and solar photoelectro-Fenton processes. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 142-143, 877-890, 2013

SELECTED PROJECTS

AIProcMat@N2020 - Advanced Industrial Processes and Materials for a Sustainable North Region of Portugal2020. Reference: NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000006. Funded by: , . Starting Date: 2016/06/01. Duration: 36 months. 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: , . Starting Date: 2013/06/30. Duration: 24 months.
Francisca Moreira
Investigador Doutorado
francisca.moreira@fe.up.pt