Ana Isabel Gomes is graduated in Biology (2003), from the Faculty of Science of the University of Porto (FCUP), holds a master's degree in Environmental Engineering (2007) and a PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering (2021), both from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP). Her scientific domains are focused on water quality monitoring (chemical, bacteriological and ecotoxicological characterization), water disinfection, and wastewater treatment & reuse (including biological processes, advanced oxidation processes driven by natural and/or artificial radiation, ozone-based, and membrane technology). Since 2023, she has been a Junior Researcher in the field of advanced processes and technologies for water/wastewater treatment, and process integration and intensification.


Environmental monitoring and assessment
Biological processes for water/wastewater treatment
Advanced oxidation processes for water/wastewater treatment
Process integration and intensification


Sá M.F.T., Castro V., Gomes A.I., Morais D.F.S., Silva Braga R.V.P.S., Saraiva I., Souza-Chaves B.M., Park M., Fernández-Fernández V., Rodil R., Montes R., Quintana J.B., Vilar V.J.P.. Tracking pollutants in a municipal sewage network impairing the operation of a wastewater treatment plant. Science of the Total Environment, 817, 152518, 2022 J. Díaz-Angulo, S. Cotillas, A.I. Gomes, S.M. Miranda, M. Mueses, F. Machuca-Martínez, M.A. Rodrigo, R.A.R. Boaventura, V.J.P. Vilar. A tube-in-tube membrane microreactor for tertiary treatment of urban wastewaters by photo-Fenton at neutral pH: A proof of concept. Chemosphere, 263, 128049, 2021 A.I. Gomes, T.F.Soares, T.F.C.V. Silva, R.A.R. Boaventura, V.J.P. Vilar. Ozone-driven processes for mature urban landfill leachate treatment: Organic matter degradation, biodegradability enhancement and treatment costs for different reactors configuration. Science of The Total Environment, 724, 138083, 2020 A.I. Gomes, M.L.R. Foco, E.Vieira, J. Cassidy, T.F.C.V. Silva, A. Fonseca, I. Saraiva, R.A.R. Boaventura, V.J.P. Vilar. Multistage treatment technology for leachate from mature urban landfill: Full scale operation performance and challenges. Chemical Engineering Journal, 376, 120573, 2019 A.I. Gomes, J.C.M. Pires, S.A. Figueiredo, R.A.R. Boaventura. Optimization of River Water Quality Surveys by Multivariate Analysis of Physicochemical, Bacteriological and Ecotoxicological Data. Water Resources Management, 28, 1345-1361, 2014


SERPIC - Sustainable Electrochemical Reduction of contaminants of emerging concern and Pathogens in WWTP effluent for Irrigation of Crops. Reference: Aquatic/0002/2020. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, ERA-NET - European Research Area networks. Starting Date: 2021/09/01. Duration: 36 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. NOR_WATER - Poluentes emergentes nas águas da Galiza-Norte de Portugal: novas ferramentas para gestão de risco. Reference: 0725_NOR_WATER_1_P. Funded by: Autoridade de Gestão do Programa Operacional de Cooperação Transfronteiriça Espanha-Portugal, Programa Operacional de Cooperação Transfronteiriça Espanha-Portugal. Starting Date: 2019/04/01. Duration: 33 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: ANI – Agência Nacional de Investigação, Projectos de I&DT em Co-Promoção. Starting Date: 2013/06/30. Duration: 24 months. SOLÁGUA - Desinfection of water by solar photocatalysis using a pilot plant with Compound Parabolic Collectors (CPCs). Reference: FEUP/ADDP/2007/03. Funded by: Águas do Douro e Paiva, S.A. Starting Date: 2007/11/02. Duration: 12 months.
Ana Isabel Gomes
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