Catarina Raquel Leite Amorim

Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry (CBQF)

Catarina Raquel Leite Amorim

camorim@ucp.pt

Catarina Amorim holds a degree in Biochemistry (FCUP, 2005) and a PhD in Biotechnology (ESB-UCP, 2013). She is researcher at CBQF/ESB-UCP, exploring granular sludge technologies for wastewater treatment processes and the linkage of the removal processes performance with the sludge microbiome structure and composition. Currently she is principal investigator of a national project and team member of national and international projects, all focused on wastewater treatment and valorisation. She has been involved in students’ supervision, including PhD and MSc students. She is an invited assistant professor of Environmental Microbiology at ESB-UCP.

 

Publications:

Paulo A.M.S., Amorim C.L., Costa J., Mesquita D.P., Ferreira E.C., Castro P.M.L. 2020 Long-term stability of a non-adapted aerobic granular sludge process treating fish canning wastewater associated to EPS producers in the core microbiome. Science of The Total Environment, In press: 144007. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.144007

Oliveira A.S., Amorim C.L., Ramos M.A., Mesquita D.P., Inocêncio P., Ferreira E.C., Van Loosdrecht M., Castro P.M.L. 2020. Variability in the composition of extracellular polymeric substances from a full-scale aerobic granular sludge reactor treating urban wastewater. Journal Environmental Chemical Engineering 8: 104156. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jece.2020.104156

Amorim C.L., Alves M., Castro P.M.L., Henriques I. 2018. Bacterial community dynamics within an aerobic granular sludge reactor treating wastewater loaded with pharmaceuticals. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 147:905-912. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2017.09.060

Ramos C., Amorim C.L., Mesquita D.P., Ferreira E.C., Carrera J., Castro P.M.L. 2017 Simultaneous partial nitrification and 2-fluorophenol biodegradation with aerobic granular biomass: reactor performance and microbial communities. Bioresource Technology 238: 232–240. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2017.03.173

Amorim C.L., Moreira I.S., Duque A.F., van Loosdrecht M.C.M, Castro P.M.L. 2016. Chapter 9, Aerobic Granular Sludge -Treatment of industrial wastewaters. In: Technologies for the Treatment and Recovery of Nutrients from Industrial Wastewater edited by Mosquera A., Campos L. and Val Á., IGI-Global, pp. 231-263. ISBN: 9781522510383 (ebook); 9781522510376 (hardcover). doi: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1037-6

Researcher Center

Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry (CBQF)

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