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  Maria Isabel Nunes  
  Phone: + 351 234 370 831  
  e-mail: isanunes@ua.pt  
  Category: Assistant Professor  
  Department: Environment and Planning  
  Research group: Coastal Zone Planning and Manag.
 
ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: Researcher ID: H-6534-2013; ORCID ID: 0000-0002-5456-8123  
  Direct URL for this page: http://www.cesam.ua.pt/isanunes  
     
Academic degrees

  • 2008 – Ph.D. in Chemical and Biological Engineering by School of Engineering, Porto University

  • 1996 – M.Sc. “Engenharia dos Processos Químicos” (“Chemical Processes Engineering”) by School of Engineering, Porto University

  • 1994 – Degree “Engenharia do Ambiente” (“Environmental Engineering”) by Environmental Planning Department, Aveiro University

Research interests

  • Waste recovery/valorization

  • LCA applied to waste management

  • Advanced oxidation processes for wastewater treatment

  • Catalytic processes for biofuel production

  • Mixing characterizations tools (inert and reactive tracers)

Professional/scientific activities

  • 20013 – pres. | Assistant professor at University of Aveiro

  • 2008 – 2013 | Invited assistant professor at University of Aveiro

  • 2001 – 2008 | Invited lecture at University of Aveiro

  • 1997-2000 | PhD student (PRAXIS XXI/BD 9296/96) at School of Engineering of Porto University

  • 1995-1996 | MSc student (PRAXIS XXI/BM 2979/94) at School of Engineering of Porto University

Participation in research projects (ongoing)

  • R&D project PTDC/QEQ-FTT/0041/2014 “2D Mixing Devices - Fundamental Study and Applications of the Inversion of the Turbulent Energy Cascade”

  • R&DTD co-promotion project (POCI-01-0247-FEDER-017729) “Proteus - Products and technologies for the Eucalyptus globulus sector”

  • InPaCTus - Innovative Products and Technologies from Eucalyptus. Pco-promotion project  R&D Enterprises, lider The Navigator Company, efinanced under the Incentive System for Research and Technological Development (SI I&DT), Portugal 2020.

Scientific Supervision
PhD (Main Supervisor): Edgar Solano

Research fellowship (Main Supervisor): João Ribeiro

PhD (Main Supervisor): Edgar Solano

Master (Main Supervisor): Sara Patrícia de Oliveira Melo
(not a CESAM member)
Master (Main Supervisor): Sara Godinho de Sá
(ex-CESAM member)
Master (Main Supervisor): Vânia Graciete Alves Dias Pereira
(ex-CESAM member)
Master (Main Supervisor): Helena Maria Almeida Ribeiro
(ex-CESAM member)
Master (Main Supervisor): Sara Gonçalves
(ex-CESAM member)
Master (Main Supervisor): Tiago Joaquim Sousa Santos
(not a CESAM member)
Master (Main Supervisor): Elisabete Santos Oliveira
(not a CESAM member)
Master (Main Supervisor): Bárbara Daniela Ferreira Pedro
(not a CESAM member)
Master (Main Supervisor): Ana Lúcia Amorim
(not a CESAM member)
Master (Main Supervisor): Bárbara Oliveira
(not a CESAM member)
Master (Main Supervisor): Ana Isabel Machado
(not a CESAM member)
Master (Main Supervisor): Ana Sofia Fonseca
(not a CESAM member)
Master (Main Supervisor): Catarina Salvador Gonçalves
(not a CESAM member)
Master (Main Supervisor): Sandra Sofia Silva Sorte
(not a CESAM member)
Master (Main Supervisor): Diana Filipa Florindo Rebelo
(not a CESAM member)
Master (Main Supervisor): Andreia Vicente
(not a CESAM member)
Master (Co-supervisor): João Tiago Santos
(not a CESAM member)
Master (Co-supervisor): Sofia Siopa Alves
(ex-CESAM member)
Master (Co-supervisor): Inês Macário
(ex-CESAM member)
Master (Co-supervisor): Mengda Xu
(not a CESAM member)
Master (Co-supervisor): João Pinto
(not a CESAM member)
Master (Co-supervisor): Kateryna Krupa
(not a CESAM member)
Master (Co-supervisor): Telma Filipa Nazário Braz Ferreira
(not a CESAM member)
Master (Co-supervisor): Andreia da Silva Sequeira
(not a CESAM member)
Master (Co-supervisor): Jieyun Tang
(not a CESAM member)
Master (Co-supervisor): Paulina Navarro
(not a CESAM member)
Master (Co-supervisor): Ahmed Abbas
(not a CESAM member)
Master (Co-supervisor): Dagnachew Eyachew Amare
(not a CESAM member)



Projects
2D Mixing Devices - Fundamental Study and Applications of the Inversion of the Turbulent Energy Cascade [see details]

BiomAshTech - Ash impacts during thermo-chemical conversion of biomass. [see details]

Bias-to-soil - Biomass ash: Characteristics in relation to its origin, treatment and application to soil. [see details]

FIRECNUTS - WildFIRE effects on topsoil Carbon and NUTrient Stocks, dynamics and exports [see details]

Mini and Micro T-jets reactors with high throughput [see details]

Publications
  1. Ribeiro J.P., Vicente E.D., Gomes A.P., Nunes M.I., Alves C., Tarelho L.A.C. (2017) Effect of industrial and domestic ash from biomass combustion, and spent coffee grounds, on soil fertility and plant growth: experiments at field conditions. Environmental Science And Pollution Research. 24, 18, 15270-15277. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11356-017-9134-y
  2. Macario I.P.E., Castro B.B., Nunes M.I.S., Antunes S.C., Pizarro C., Coelho C., Goncalves F., de Figueiredo D.R. (2015) New insights towards the establishment of phycocyanin concentration thresholds considering species-specific variability of bloom-forming cyanobacteria. Hydrobiologia. 757, 1, 155-165. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10750-015-2248-7
  3. Machado A.I., Serpa D., Ferreira R.V., Rodriguez-Blanco M.L., Pinto R., Nunes M.I., Cerqueira M., Keizer J.J. (2015) Cation export by overland flow in a recently burnt forest area in north-central Portugal. Science Of The Total Environment. 524, 201-212. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.04.026
  4. Krupa K., Nunes M.I., Santos R.J., Bourne J.R. (2014) Characterization of micromixing in T-jets mixers. Chemical Engineering Science. 111, 48-55. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ces.2014.02.018
  5. Sultan M.A., Krupa K., Fonte C.P., Nunes M.I., Dias M.M., Lopes J.C.B., Santos R.J. (2013) High throughput T-jets mixers: an innovative scale-up concept. Chemical Engineering & Technology. 36, 2, 323-331. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ceat.201200141
  6. Fonseca A.S., Nunes M.I., Matos A.A., Gomes A.P. (2013) Environmental impacts of end-of-life vehicles management: recovery versus elimination. The International Journal Of Life Cycle Assessment. 18, 7, 1374-1385. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11367-013-0585-1
  7. Nunes M.I., Santos R.J., Dias M.M., Lopes J.C.B. (2012) Micromixing assessment of confined impinging jet mixers used in RIM. Chemical Engineering Science. 74, 276-286. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ces.2012.02.054
  8. Krupa K., Sultan M.A., Fonte C.P., Nunes M.I., Dias M.M., Lopes J.C.B., Santos R.J. (2012) Characterization of mixing in T-jets mixers. Chemical Engineering Journal. 207-208, 931–937 (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2012.07.062
  9. Laranjeira P.E., Martins A.A., Nunes M.I., Lopes J.C.B., Dias M.M. (2011) NETmix®, a New Type of Static Mixer: Experimental Characterization and Model Validation. Aiche Journal. 57, 4, 1020-1032. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aic.12316
  10. Erkoç E., Santos J.R., Nunes M.I., Dias M.M., Lopes J.C.B. (2007) Mixing Dynamics Control in RIM Machines. Chemical Engineering Science. 62, 18-20, 5276-5281. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ces.2007.03.036
  1. A. S. Fonseca, P. A. Figueira, A. S. Pereira, R. J. Santos & T. Trindade, M. I. Nunes (2017) Parametric analysis of the growth of colloidal ZnO nanoparticles synthesized in alcoholic medium. J Nanopart Res. 19, 2, (see details)
    Link: 10.1007/s11051-017-3774-1
  2. Diogo A. Colvero, Ana P. Gomes, Manuel A. Matos, Maria I. Nunes (2017) Gestão dos resíduos sólidos urbanos e a legislação: uma análise do caso de Portugal e as Contribuições para o estado de Goiás, Brasil. 139, 148-157. (see details)
  3. Macario I.P.E., Castro B.B., Nunes M.I.S., Antunes S.C., Pizarro C., Coelho C., Goncalves F., de Figueiredo D.R. (2017) Stepwise strategy for monitoring toxic cyanobacterial blooms in lentic water bodies. Environmental Monitoring And Assessment. -, ---. (see details)
  4. Machado A., Nunes I., Cerqueira M., Pinto R., Martins M., Patoilo D., Keizer J. (2012) Perdas de nutrientes por escorrência superficial em três encostas florestais recentemente ardidas. Recursos Hídricos. 33, 1, 59 (see details)
  1. Mengda Xu (2017) Comparative Balancing of a Bottom Ash Treatment Plant. MSc Thesis. (see details)
  2. Vicente, A.F. (2015) Aplicação de cinzas volantes na dessulfurização de efluentes gasosos. MSc Thesis. (see details)
  3. Rebelo, Diana Filipa Florindo (2015) Otimização da tecnologia instala na ETARI da Prio Biocombustíveis S.A. MSc Thesis. [supervisor] (see details)
  4. Sequeira, A.S. (2014) Aplicação de cinzas da combustão de biomassa na remoção do dióxido de carbono. MSc Thesis. (see details)
  5. Sá S.G. (2013) Gestão de cinzas de biomassa e avaliação do potencial fertilizante. MSc Thesis. (see details)
    Link: http://ria.ua.pt/handle/10773/11383
  6. Pereira V.G. (2013) Avaliação do potencial das cinzas de biomassa no sequestro de carbono. MSc Thesis. (see details)
  7. Ribeiro H.M.A. (2013) Avaliação de risco tecnológico em regime de responsabilidade ambiental. MSc Thesis. (see details)
    Link: http://ria.ua.pt/handle/10773/11375
  8. Alves S.S. (2013) Aplicação de cinzas de biomassa na remoção de dióxido de carbono. MSc Thesis. (see details)
  9. Macário I.E. (2013) Proposta de um plano integrado para gestão de blooms de cianobactérias em sistemas aquáticos lênticos. MSc Thesis. (see details)
  10. Gonçalves S.I.C. (2013) Análise e otimização do desempenho da ETARI da PrioBiocombustíveis. MSc Thesis. (see details)
    Link: http://ria.ua.pt/handle/10773/11468
  11. Macário I.A.P.E. (2013) Stepwise Strategy for Monitoring Cyanobacterial Blooms (Estratégia de monitorização faseada para Blooms Cianobacterianos). MSc Thesis. [co-supervisor] (see details)
  12. Alves S.S. (2013) Aplicação de Cinzas de Biomassa na Remoção de CO2. MSc Thesis. (see details)
  13. Santos J.T.P (2012) Modelo de gestão de resíduos urbanos. Caso de estudo: município de SJM. MSc Thesis. (see details)
    Link: http://ria.ua.pt/handle/10773/10164
  14. Melo S.P.O. (2012) Aplicação de biocatalisadores imobilizados na produção de biodiesel. MSc Thesis. (see details)
    Link: http://ria.ua.pt/handle/10773/10243
  15. Machado A.I.O. (2011) Efeitos de um incêndio florestal na mobilização de nutrientes do solo. MSc Thesis. (see details)
    Link: http://hdl.handle.net/10773/8626
  16. Ferreira T.F.N. (2011) Impactes ambientais das operações de valorização de óleos alimentares usados. MSc Thesis. (see details)
    Link: http://ria.ua.pt/handle/10773/7511
  17. Pinto J.C.F. (2011) Características das cinzas produzidas na conversão energética de biomassa florestal em leito fluidizado. MSc Thesis. (see details)
    Link: http://ria.ua.pt/handle/10773/8500
  18. Fonseca A.S. (2011) Impactes ambientais da integração vs da eliminação de resíduos de VFV. MSc Thesis. (see details)
    Link: http://ria.ua.pt/handle/10773/8592
  19. Krupa K. (2011) Efeito da mistura na reacção química em mini e micro misturadores de jactos em T. MSc Thesis. (see details)
  20. Oliveira B.S. (2010) Eficiência de uma lipase na transesterificação de óleo alimentar usado. MSc Thesis. (see details)
    Link: http://ria.ua.pt/handle/10773/3734
  21. Amorim A.L. (2009) Avaliação da performance de diferentes catalisadores na produção de biodiesel a partir de óleo de alimentar usado. MSc Thesis. (see details)
    Link: http://ria.ua.pt/handle/10773/582
  22. Nunes M.I. (2008) Micromixing in Chemical Reactors – Test Reactions. PhD Thesis. (see details)
    Link: http://biblioteca.sinbad.ua.pt/teses/2008001456
  23. Nunes, M.I. (1996) Reacções teste para a caracterização da micromistura em reactores químicos. MSc Thesis. (see details)
    Link: http://hdl.handle.net/10216/13356
  24. Gonçalves, C.G. Remoção de SO2 por cinzas volantes de biomassa . MSc Thesis. (see details)
  25. Sequeira, A.S. Aplicação de cinzas da combustão de biomassa na remoção de dióxido de carbono . MSc Thesis. (see details)
  26. Sorte, S.S.S. Biocatálise aplicada à valorização de óleos alimentares usados . MSc Thesis. (see details)
  27. Abbas, A. Investigations into Solid-Liquid Separation of Raw and Anaerobically Treated Deinking Sludges of a Waste Paper Recycling Company and Evaluation of the Utilization Options for the Solid Fraction. MSc Thesis. (see details)
  28. Amare, D.E. Batch and semi-continuous anaerobic digestion of deinking sludge’s from a waste paper recycling company . MSc Thesis. (see details)
  29. Tang, J. Influence of Nickel, Cobalt, Selenium and Molybdenum on Methanization in Thermophilic Systems . MSc Thesis. (see details)
  30. Navarro, P. Evaluation of anaerobic digestion of blackwater with different co-substrates in continuous stirred tank reactors . MSc Thesis. (see details)
  31. Rebelo, D.F. Otimização da tecnologia instalada na ETARI da Prio Biocombustíveis S.A. . MSc Thesis. (see details)
  1. T. J. Santos, A. Rosa, M. I. Nunes (2017) Environmental impacts on the use of biomass fly ashes in horticultural plants fertigation. 226-228. (see details)
  2. E.M. Vargas, M.C. Neves, L. Tarelho, M.I. Nunes (2017) BIODIESEL PRODUCTION USING RESIDUAL MATERIALS. 65-67. (see details)
  3. Serpa D., Ferreira R., Machado A.I., Nunes M.I., Cerqueira M., Coelho C., Keizer J.J. (2016) Short-time nitrogen, phosphorus and cation losses by overland flow in a recently burnt forest area in north-central Portugal. (see details)
  4. Dias, A.C., Nunes, M.I., Ferreira, T., Arroja, L. (2014) Environmental evaluation of valorization options for used cooking oil. (see details)
  5. Macário I.P.E., Castro B.B., Nunes M.I., Pizarro C., Coelho C., Gonçalves F., de Figueiredo D.R. (2014) Stepwise strategy proposal for monitoring toxic cyanobacterial blooms: validation with field data from Portuguese water bodies. Xvii Congress Of The Iberian Association Of Limnology, Santander, Spain. (see details)
  6. Macário I., Nunes M.I., Gonçalves F., Castro B.B., de Figueiredo D. (2013) Proposta de uma metodologia de monitorização faseada para deteção de blooms de cianobactérias. (see details)
  7. Gonçalves S., Nunes M.I., Antunes A. (2013) Ensaio de traçador e modelação hidráulica de reatores biológicos à escala industrial. (see details)
  8. Sá S.G., Nunes M.I., Matos A.A., Tarelho L. (2013) Gestão de cinzas de biomassa e avaliação do potencial fertilizante. (see details)
  9. Alves S.S., Gomes A.P., Nunes M.I. (2013) Aplicação de cinzas de biomassa na remoção de dióxido de carbono. (see details)
  10. Pereira V.G., Nunes M.I., Tarelho L. (2013) Avaliação do potencial das cinzas de biomassa para o sequestro de carbono. (see details)
  11. Macário I., Macário I.E., Nunes M.I., Nunes M.I., Gonçalves F., Gonçalves F., Castro B., Castro B.B., de Figueiredo D.R., de Figueiredo D. (2013) Proposta de uma metodologia de monitorização faseada para deteção de blooms de cianobactérias. (see details)
  12. Macário I., Nunes M.I., Fonseca D., Gonçalves F., Castro B.B., de Figueiredo D.R. (2013) Proposta de estratégia integrada para lidar com blooms de Cianobactérias. (see details)
  13. L. Tarelho, E. Teixeira, D. Silva, R. Modolo, D. Neves, J. Figueiredo, P. Gomes, A. Matos, I. Nunes, L. Arroja, H. Lopes, M. Freire (2013) Características das cinzas produzidas durante a combustão de biomassa e opções para a sua gestão. . ISBN: 978-989-98673-0-7. (see details)
  14. Teixeira E.R., Teixeira E.R., Pinto J.C.F., Pinto J.C.F., Tarelho L.A.C., Tarelho L.A.C., Nunes M.I.S., Nunes M.I. (2012) Characterization of bottom ashes from forest biomass combustion in fluidized bed. (see details)
  15. Fonseca A.S., Matos A.A., Nunes M.I. (2012) Environmental impacts of integration vs ELV disposal. (see details)
  16. Gomes A.P., Nunes M.I., Vitoriano C.C., Pedrosa E. (2009) Co-Composting of Biowaste and Poultry Waste. (see details)
  17. Matos M.A.A., Gomes A.P., Tarelho L.A., Nunes M.I., Ferreira V., Marques A.S., Teixeira C.A., Bentes I. (2008) O QREN e a Oportunidade para uma Gestão Integrada de Resíduos em Portugal. (see details)
  18. Gomes A.P., Matos A.A., Nunes M.I. (2006) Compostagem Doméstica da Fracção Biodegradável dos RSU. (see details)
  19. Nunes M.I., Dias M.M., Lopes J.B.L. (2001) Kinetic Study of a Fast Reactions in a Viscous Media. (see details)
  1. Célia Dias Ferreira, Maria Isabel Nunes, Carlos Góis, Verónica Oliveira (2015) O (in)sucesso da recolha seletiva em Portugal. Coimbra. CERNAS. (see details)