Cátia Magro

Cátia Magro
Universidade NOVA de Lisboa | NOVA · Department of Sciences and Environmental Engineering (DCEA)

PhD in Environment and Sustainability

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October 2015 - December 2018
Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
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Municipal solid waste incineration (MSWI) is a widely used technique for waste management, as it significantly reduces the volume of waste and energy is gained. However, MSWI may cause environmental problems, mostly related to the disposal of the produced hazardous fly ash (FA). There are different types of FA that result from cleaning emissions or...
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Municipal solid waste incineration (MSWI) residues such as fly ash and air pollution control (APC) residues are classified as hazardous waste and disposed of, although they contain potential resources. The most problematic elements in MSWI residues are leachable heavy metals and salts. For reuse of MSWI residues in for instance concrete, the aim of...
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The present work discusses the efficiency of the electrodialytic process (ED) applied to sewage sludge aiming phosphorus recovery and organic contaminants removal. Six emerging organic contaminants were studied: caffeine (CAF), ibuprofen (Ibu), 17b-oestradiol (E2), 17a-ethinyloestradiol (EE2), bisphenol A (BPA), and oxybenzone (MBPh). Three differe...
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A new theory suggests that flammable gases generated by heated vegetation, in particular the volatile organic compounds (VOC) common to Mediterranean plants, may, under certain topographic and wind conditions, accumulate in locations where, after the arrival of the ignition source, they rapidly burst into flames as explosions. Hence, there is a nee...
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Antibiotics represent a class of pharmaceuticals used to treat bacterial infections. However, the ever-growing use of antibiotics in agriculture and human and veterinary medicine has led to great concern regarding the outbreak of microbe strains resistant to antimicrobial drugs. Azithromycin, clarithromycin, and erythromycin are macrolides, a group...
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Conventional chromatography techniques are the classic standard to detect, in environmental matrices, emerging organic molecules that are on the EU watch list to become pollutants. Those methods are known to be highly selective compared to modern alternatives, such as sensors. Nevertheless, sensors have shown advantages in sample manipulation and p...
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Electrochemically induced remediation technologies, such as electrokinetic or electrodialytic remediation, consist of applying a low‐level direct current to produce the transport of contaminants from aqueous solutions, suspensions, or solid porous matrices. Although in‐depth research on pollutant removal efficiencies has been carried out in the pas...
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The use of electrodialytic (ED) technology in soil remediation is to date primarily limited by energy costs related to stirring and the potentiostat power supply. Considering the main electrodic reactions, i.e. water splitting, involved during the ED process, one strategy to minimize overall energy cost is based on recovering the hydrogen produced...
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Sensors are considered the future monitoring tools, since, compared to traditional sampling and analysis techniques, they provide fast response on the output data in a timely, continuous, safe, and cost-effective fashion. Antibiotics are important pharmaceuticals with a large variety of applications. However, the overconsumption of these drugs is u...
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Recent research on volatile organic compounds (VOC) released by the heated vegetation has shown that, under specific conditions (e.g., extreme heat, humidity, wind, and topography), VOC might foster wildfire ignition sources and explain sudden changes in fire behavior, particularly in the most susceptible and flammable forests (eucalypt forests). T...
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The effect of the applied voltage on impedance spectra, measured on sensors based on solid supports with interdigitated electrodes (IDE) that are either covered or not with a layer-by-layer film prepared with polyethylenimine and poly (sodium 4-styrenesulfonate), was analyzed to detect 17α-ethinylestradiol(EE2) in mineral water and tap water. The r...
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Large forest fires have repeatedly affected Europe, in particular the Mediterranean countries. It is now crucial to continue the effort to feed the several layers of prediction models and understand how wildfire spreads in order to develop modern preventative and mitigation methods. The present study evaluates the performance of Sentinel 5-P TROPOM...
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Currently, the development of new sustainable technologies to recover raw materials from secondary resources has shown a lack of available data on the processes and supplies involved, as well as their environmental impacts. The present research has conducted a life cycle assessment of electrodialytic (ED) technologies to improve critical raw materi...
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Triclosan (TCS) is being detected in breast milk and in infants of puerperal women. The harmful effects caused by this compound on living beings are now critical and thus it is pivotal find new tools to TCS monitoring. In the present study, an electronic tongue (e-tongue) device comprising an array of sputtered thin films based on Multi-Walled Carb...
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The sustainability of mining activities is compromised due to the high amounts of mining residues generated that have to be disposed of, often in open dams, that may cause environmental deterioration, e.g. release of toxic elements to water supplies. These residues are, however, secondary resources of raw materials. In the case of Panasqueira mine,...
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Electrodialytic technologies are defined as treatment processes that promote the removal/recovery of substances in a matrix, based on the application of low-level current intensities. Additionally, along these processes hydrogen is self-generated, allowing them to operationally produce clean energy. This energy carrier is produced due to electrolys...
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Triclosan (TCS) is a bacteriostatic used in household items that promotes antimicrobial resistance and endocrine disruption effects both to humans and biota, raising health concerns. In this sense, new devices for its continuous monitoring in complex matrices are needed. In this work, sensors, based on polyelectrolyte layer-by-layer (LbL) films pre...
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Degradation technologies applied to emerging organic contaminants from human activities are one of the major water challenges in the contamination legacy. Triclosan is an emerging contaminant, commonly used as antibacterial agent in personal care products. Triclosan is stable, lipophilic and it is proved to have ecotoxicologic effects in organics....
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Electrodialytic technologies are clean-up processes based on the application of a low-level electrical current to produce electrolysis reactions and the consequent electrochemically-induced transport of contaminants. These treatments inherently produce electrolytic hydrogen, an energy carrier, at the cathode compartment, in addition to other cathod...
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The electronic tongue concept based on layer-by-layer (LbL) films can be used to the detection in water of triclosan (TCS), a pernicious molecule used in personal care products and widely released in the environment. In this work, we analyzed the adsorption of TCS on poly(allylaminehydrochloride) (PAH) and poly[1-[4-(3-carboxy-4hydroxyphenylazo) be...
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Triclosan (TCS), a bacteriostatic detected in water bodies, have inauspicious effects in human and biota. Consequently, there is a critical need of monitoring these type of compounds in aqueous matrices. In this sense, sensors, based on polyethyleneimine and polysodium 4-styrenesulfonate layer-by-layer thin-films adsorbed on supports with gold inte...
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Given the vital role of water in life it is paramount to thrive and succeed in areas that look to clean and prevent further contamination in water bodies. Triclosan (TCS) is present in most of our day-to-day products and if left unchecked it can lead to long-term significant problems due to its many inauspicious effects in both human and animal hea...
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Emerging organic contaminants (EOC) are synthetic or naturally occurring chemicals that have the potential to enter the environment and cause known or suspected adverse ecological and human health effects. Despite not being commonly monitored, EOC are often detected in effluents and water bodies because of their inefficient removal in conventional...
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The reduction of tap water consumption in all activity sectors, including the building industry, is crucial to the sustainability of water resources. Effluents from wastewater treatment plants have the potential to replace freshwater in the construction sector but they contain a critical mixture of impurities, which hampers their use in mortars pro...
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The present work discusses the efficiency of the electrodialytic process (ED) applied to sewage sludge aiming phosphorus recovery and organic contaminants removal. Six emerging organic contaminants were studied: caffeine (CAF), ibuprofen (Ibu), 17b-oestradiol (E2), 17a-ethinyloestradiol (EE2), bisphenol A (BPA), and oxybenzone (MBPh). Three differe...

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