20 years of Science and Innovation


Email: aferrazfe.up.pt

Phone: +351 22 508 3629

Room: E224

Laboratory: E201

Conceição Alvim Ferraz

Senior Researcher

Academic position: Invited Professor for research (retired since 2010)

Background: PhD in Chemical Engineering – Faculty of Engineering of Porto, Portugal

Major research topics

  • Air quality and its management.
  • Impact of atmospheric pollution on pulmonary diseases.
  • Atmospheric emissions from ships.
  • Greenhouse gases (Climate change and Global warming) .
  • Biodiesel: Development of new production processess.
  • Biodiesel: Alternative raw-materials (waste frying oil, animal fat, algae and cyanobacteria).

Selected Publications

Slezakova, K, Castro, D., Pereira, M.C., Morais, S., Delerue-Matos, C., Alvim-Ferraz, M.C.M. "Influence of Traffic Emissions on the Carcinogenic Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Outdoor Breathable Particles" Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, (2010), 60, 393-401.

Rivera-Utrilla, J., Sánchez-Polo, M., Gómez-Serrano, V., Álvarez, P.M., Alvim-Ferraz, M.C.M., Dias, J.M. "Activated Carbon Modifications to Enhance its Water Treatment Aplications: An Overview" Journal of Hazardous Materials, (2011), 187, 1-23.

Pires, J.C.M, Gonçalves, A.L., Martins, F.G., Alvim-Ferraz, M.C.M., Simões, M. "Effect of light supply on CO2 capture from atmosphere by Chlorella vulgaris and Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata" Mitigation and Adaptation of Strategies for Global Change, (2014), 19, 1109-1117.

Ferrero, G.O., Almeida, Mf., Alvim-Ferraz, M.C.M., Dias, J.M. "Glycerol-Enriched Heterogeneous Catalyst for Biodiesel Production from Soybean Oil and Waste Frying Oil" Energy Conversion and Management, (2014), 89, 665-671.

Branco, P.T.B.S, Alvim-Ferraz, M.C.M., Martins, F.G., Sousa, S.I.V. "Children's Exposure to Indoor Air in Urban Nurseries - Part I: CO2 and comfort assessment" Environmental Research, (2015), 140, 1-9.

Selected Projects

"Network MED-REA- Formacion Continuada en Técnicas Medioambientales - Doctorado en tecnologias del Médio Ambiente" funded by the European Union (ALFA Program). From 1998 to 2001.

"Prediction of the Remediation Time of Contaminated Soils Using Vapour Extraction" (POCI/AMB/61315/2004) funded by Fundação da Ciência da Tecnologia. Beginning: 2005. Duration: 36 months. Role: Principal investigator.

"Bioaerosols, Non biological Pollutants and Public Health" (Gulbenkian2006) funded by the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (Environmental and Health programmes). Beginning: 2006. Duration: 24 months. Role: Principal investigator (FEUP).

"Valorisation of By-Products from the Meat Industry" (FatValue) promoted by Irmãos Monteiro, S.A. and funded by Agência Nacional de Inovação. Beginning: 2008. Duration: 30 months. Role: Investigator.

"INAIRCHILD - Indoor Air Pollution in Nurseries and Primary Schools: Impact on Childhood Asthma" (PTDC/SAU-SAP/121827/2010) funded by Fundação da Ciência da Tecnologia. Beginning: 2012. Duration: 42 months. Role: Investigator.

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