Research Group Coordinator
Ivone Vaz Moreira
Sílvia Cardinal Pinho
We combine the basic science areas of Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology, focusing on the diagnosis and prioritization of environmental risks, with the Engineering approach, to develop innovative technologies for emerging environmental problems related to water, air and solid wastes.
Specifically, competences in Environmental Chemistry have been used in the development of high resolution analytical methods for the detection of micropollutants in various environmental matrices, including water and air, as well as in environmental biomonitoring and risk assessment issues. On the other hand, the Environmental Microbiology capabilities have also been helping in the development of specific biological species able to degrade specific contaminants or to control the increasing antibiotic resistance. The competences in Environmental and Chemical Engineering cross-fed with those before, to develop solutions for water and wastewater treatment, for gaseous and particulate matter from industrial emissions, and for waste recycling.