Telma Encarnação

Telma Encarnação
University of Coimbra | UC · Faculty of Science and Technology

PhD

About

18
Publications
7,926
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
199
Citations
Citations since 2016
13 Research Items
190 Citations
20162017201820192020202120220102030405060
20162017201820192020202120220102030405060
20162017201820192020202120220102030405060
20162017201820192020202120220102030405060

Publications

Publications (18)
Article
Full-text available
The large-scale use of pesticides is one of the main causes of the dramatic degradation of our environment. Pesticides such as imidacloprid (IMID) have been linked to declines in bee health and toxicity to other beneficial insects. They pose a threat to human health due to their persistence in the environment and accumulation in the food chain. The...
Article
Full-text available
A rapid reverse phase high-performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC) method was developed and validated for the simultaneous quantification of paracetamol, ibuprofen, olanzapine, simvastatin and simvastatin acid in the context of microalgae bioremediation. The method was validated according to the guidelines of the US Food and Drug Administration...
Article
Full-text available
Pharmaceuticals and their metabolites are released into the environment by domestic, hospital, and pharmaceutical industry wastewaters. Conventional wastewater treatment technology does not guarantee effluents of high quality, and apparently clean water may be loaded with pollutants. In this study, we assess the performance and efficiency of free a...
Chapter
Microalgae represent a new source of biomass for many applications. The advantage of microalgae over higher plants is their high productivities. The photoautotrophic microalgae include all photosynthetic microorganisms, i.e. Cya-nobacteria (prokaryotes) or microalgae (eukaryotes). These microorganisms are characterized by a large biodiversity and c...
Article
Full-text available
Endocrine disrupting chemicals are a group of pollutants that can affect the endocrine system and lead to diseases and dysfunctions across the lifespan of organisms. They are omnipresent. They are in the air we breathe, in the food we eat and in the water we drink. They can be found in our everyday lives through personal care products, household cl...
Article
Full-text available
A simple reliable method with fast response for lipid detection and quantification is proposed, combining a new highly lipophilic fluorescent probe BODIPY BD-C12 and image analysis to determine the algal lipid content and the lipid production in the microalgae Nannochloropsis sp. Lipid bodies stained with BODIPY BD-C12 have a characteristic multico...
Article
In this paper we report the synthesis of a series of double-tailed BODIPYs bearing twin alkoxy groups with long linear alkyl side chains (C10, C12, C14, C16) attached to the meso positioned phenyl unit. The compounds were fully characterized and exhibited the typical BODIPY strong absorbance in the visible region and emission maxima around 530 nm,...
Article
Full-text available
Older people may have more difficulties in acquiring the nutrients they need from diet and they are at greater risk of chronic diseases. Hence, functional foods based on algae, might have a role in improving very important nutrients intake without an increase in calories. This is crucial for middle age people that become less active and will not di...
Article
Full-text available
Microalgae and cyanobacteria are rich sources of many valuable compounds, including important bioactive and biotechnologically relevant chemicals. Their enormous biodiversity, and the consequent variability in the respective biochemical composition, make microalgae cultivations a promising resource for many novel chemically and biologically active...
Article
Full-text available
This study investigate the effect of the concentration of nitrate and phosphate, present in the culture medium, on the chemical and biochemical composition of the products from the marine microalgae, Nannochloropsis sp.. Experimental design allowed the assessment, in a systematic way, of the response of the microalgae to the nitrate and phosphate c...
Article
Full-text available
The interactions of aqueous solutions of ionic surfactants and anionic polyelectrolytes with trivalent lanthanide ions, aluminium(III), iron(III) and chromium(III) are reviewed, with particular reference to phase behaviour and interactions between anionic head groups and the metal ions. It will be shown that various factors contribute to metal ion...
Conference Paper
Full-text available
The effect of nitrate and phosphate concentration on the chemical and biochemical composition of the products of marine microalgae, Nannochloropsis sp., was investigated. The response of the microalgae in relation to the nitrate and phosphate concentrations leads to changes in the total amount of carotenoids, chlorophyll a, iron and magnesium. The...

Network

Cited By

Projects

Project (1)
Archived project
Removal of the persistent pesticide Imidacloprid from waters through Nannochloropsis spp microalgae and bioremediation processes.