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  Flávio Castro Silva  
  Phone: +351234370200  
  e-mail: flavio.silva@ua.pt  
  Category: Post-Doctoral Fellow  
  Department: Chemistry / Environment and Planning  
  Research group: Environ. Processes & Pollutants
 
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  Title: No_Waste - Management of biomass ash and organic waste in the recovery of degraded soils: a pilot project set in Portugal
  Supervisor: Sónia Morais Rodrigues
  Category: BO
  Grant type: BPD
  Funding entity: EC
  Grant reference: BPD/CESAM/007/LIFE14 ENV/PT/000369
  Start date: 2017-05-01
  End date: 2018-04-30
Personal details

  • Licenciate (5-year) Environmental Engineering (University of Aveiro).

  • MSc Environmental Engineering, water/water management and treatment (University of Aveiro).

  • PhD environmental sciences and engineering, environmental biotechnology and biorefinery (University of Aveiro).

  • MSc research fellow, UA/CESAM (2006-2009).

  • PhD research fellow FCT-UA/CESAM (2009-2014).

  • Assistant lecturer DAO-UA (2010).

  • Post-doctoral research fellow EU-UA/CESAM (2014-present).


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Research interests

  • Biorefinery from pollution sources (biogas, biohydrogen, polyhydroxyalkanoates, building blocks)

  • Pathways for resource recovery and ecosystem resilience

  • Water- and soil-based ecosystem services

  • Soil restoration

  • Carbon dynamics

  • Biochar production and application in soils

  • Bioprocess modelling


 

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Member of the COST action NEREUS ES 1403: "New and Emerging Challenges and Opportunities in Wastewater Reuse" (WG 4)


Collaborator of the COST action TD 1107: “Biochar as option for sustainable resource management“


Member of the BINP (Biochar Investigation Network of Portugal)


Collaborator of the project RECARE


Collaborator of the ESP team (Earth Surface Processes)


Member of the project No_Waste


Member of the OHM Estarreja (as also coordinator of the DRuMBEAT project)


 


CURRENT COLLABORATIONS


Prof. Luísa S. Serafim


Prof. Isabel Capela


Dr. Paulo C. Lemos


Dr. Jan Jacob Keizer


Dr. Nelson Abrantes


Dr. Frank Verheijen


Prof. Luís Tarelho


Dr. Sónia M. Rodrigues


 

Teaching experience

Laboratories of: biological treatment; atmospheric pollution; graduation project; master thesis

Awards

  • UATEC Empreende+ 2011 award in the category of Young Innovative Entrepreneurship with the project "EcoBioSys"

  • Grant award for the 3rd European Biochar Summer School, venue in Seville, March 2015 (European Biochar Research Network)

Patents

Silva FC, Nadais H, Arroja L, Serafim LS, Capela I. Process for converting organic wastes into value-added materials [patent granted 2018-03-14, no. 108093 - BOPI no. 55/2018 de 19-03-2018]

Organisation of scientific meetings

-Member of the organising committee of the Aveiro workshop of the project LIFE No_Waste"Sustainable Agriculture and the Re-Thinking of Fertilisers’ Regulations in a Context of Circular Economy" (Aveiro 27-02-2018)
-Member of the organising committee of the Aveiro workshop (01-12-2015 to 03-12-2015) titled "Hydrological and sediment connectivity following wildfires in Humid Mediterranean" of the COST Action ES1306: CONNECTEUR - Connecting European Connectivity Research

-Member of the organising committee of the Aveiro meeting (14-09-2015 to 18-09-2015) of the EU-FP7 project RECARE (grant agreement no: 603498) Work Package 6: “Testing and demonstration of prevention, remediation and restoration measures”

-Member of the organising committee of the Aveiro meeting (03-06-2014 to 04-06-2014) titled "Biochar in soils: on the path to the required level of scientific understanding"of the COST Action TD1107: Biochar as option for sustainable resource management

Peer reviewing

  • Water Environment Research

  • Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology

  • Plant and Soil

  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

  • ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering

  • Electronic Journal of Biology

  • CLEAN - Soil, Air, Water

Scientific Supervision
Master (Co-supervisor): Gabriel Filipe de Sousa Pimpão
(not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Ana Rita Brás Lopes
(not a CESAM member)

Internship (Co-supervisor): Els van der Spek
(not a CESAM member)



Projects
NoWaste - Management Of Biomass Ash And Organic Waste In The Recovery Of Degraded Soils: A Pilot Project Set In Portugal [see details]

DRuMBEAT - Dirt-based microorganisms towards soil bioremediation of multiple contaminants [see details]

EXPLOCHAR: Exploring mechanisms of reducing drought and disease stress in eucalypt seedlings by applying biochar to soils [see details]

ECOBIOTEC - Ecobiotechnology based on the use of mixed microbial consortium producing PHA from waste carbon sources [see details]

POLIBIO: Biopolymers production as a new concept on wastewater treatment [see details]

Publications
  1. Tammeorg P., Bastos A.C., Jeffery S., Rees F., Kern J., Graber E.R., Ventura M., Kibblewhite M., Amaro A., Budai A., Cordovil C.M.D.S., Domene X., Gardi C., Gasco G., Horak J., Kammann C., Kondrlova E., Laird D., Loureiro S., Martins M.A.S., Panzacchi P., Prasad M., Prodana M., Puga A.P., Ruysschaert G., Sas-Paszt L., Silva F.C., Teixeira W.G., Tonon G., Delle Vedove G., Zavalloni C., Glaser B., Verheijen F.G.A. (2017) BIOCHARS IN SOILS: TOWARDS THE REQUIRED LEVEL OF SCIENTIFIC UNDERSTANDING. Journal Of Environmental Engineering And Landscape Management. 25, 2, 192-207. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.3846/16486897.2016.1239582
  2. Malvar M.C., Silva F.C., Prats S.A., Vieira D.C.S., Coelho C.O.A., Keizer J.J. (2017) Short-term effects of post-fire salvage logging on runoff and soil erosion. Forest Ecology And Management. 400, 555-567. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2017.06.031.
  3. Gameiro T., Sousa F., Silva F.C., Couras C., Lopes M., Louros V., Nadais H., Capela I. (2015) Olive Oil Mill Wastewater to Volatile Fatty Acids: Statistical Study of the Acidogenic Process. Water Air And Soil Pollution. 226, 4, (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11270-015-2311-z
  4. Silva F.C., Borrego C., Keizer J.J., Amorim J.H., Verheijen F.G.A. (2015) Effects of moisture content on wind erosion thresholds of biochar. Atmospheric Environment. 123, 121-128. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2015.10.070
  5. Silva F.C., Martins M.A.S., Bilro L., Nogueira R.N., Capela I., Keizer J.J. (2015) Optical Fiber Technology for Monitoring and Preventing Biomass Washout from Bioreactors: a Case Study with a Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR). Water Air And Soil Pollution. 226, 6, (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11270-015-2448-9
  6. Vergine P., Sousa F., Lopes M., Silva F., Gameiro T., Nadais H., Capela I. (2015) Synthetic soft drink wastewater suitability for the production of volatile fatty acids. Process Biochemistry. 50, 8, 1308-1312. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.procbio.2015.04.007
  7. Silva F.C., Serafim L.S., Nadais H., Arroja L., Capela I. (2013) Acidogenic fermentation towards valorisation of organic waste streams into volatile fatty acids. Chemical And Biochemical Engineering Quarterly. 27, 4, 467-476. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://hrcak.srce.hr/index.php?show=clanak&id_clanak_jezik=165824
  8. Silva F., Pirra A., Sousa J., Arroja L., Capela I. (2011) Biodegradation kinetics of winery wastewater from Port wine production. Chemical And Biochemical Engineering Quarterly. 25, 4, 493-499. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://hrcak.srce.hr/76442
  9. Silva F., Nadais H., Prates A., Arroja L., Capela I. (2009) Modelling of anaerobic treatment of evaporator condensate (EC) from a sulphite pulp mill using the IWA anaerobic digestion model No. 1 (ADM1). Chemical Engineering Journal. 148, 319-326. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2008.09.002
  10. Silva F., Nadais H., Prates A., Arroja L., Capela I. (2009) Molasses as an external carbon source for anaerobic treatment of sulphite evaporator condensate. Bioresource Technology. 100, 6, 1943-1950. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2008.10.029
  11. Capela I., Bilé M.J., Silva F., Nadais H., Prates A., Arroja L. (2009) Hydrodynamic behaviour of a full-scale anaerobic contact reactor using residence time distribution technique. Journal Of Chemical Technology And Biotechnology. 84, 716-724. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jctb.2104
  12. Capela I, Rodrigues A, Silva F, Nadais H, Arroja L (2008) Impact of industrial sludge and cattle manure on anaerobic digestion of OFMSW under mesophilic conditions. Biomass & Bioenergy. 32, 3, 245-251. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biombioe.2007.09.004
  1. Couras C, Belo S, Grilo A M, Sousa S A, Ramos C G, Silva F C, Capela I, Arroja L, Leitão J H, Nadais H (in press) Bioenergy Production from Complex Wastewaters . In: J. N. Govil (ed), . (EDS.), Compendium of Energy Science and Technology, Vol 9. (10 Vols), . Houston, USA,. Studium Press LLC, . (see details)
  2. Arroja L., Capela I., Nadais H., Serafim L., Silva F. (2012) Acidogenic valorisation of high strength waste producs from food industry. In: Industrial Waste. Rijeck. INTECH. 978-953-51-0253-3. (see details)
  1. Silva F.G.C.S. (2013) Biovalorização de soro de queijo por processos anaeróbios/aeróbios. PhD Thesis. (see details)
  2. Silva F.G.C.S. (2007) Modelização dinâmica do processo de digestão anaeróbia utilizando o modelo ADM1. MSc Thesis. (see details)
    Link: http://ria.ua.pt/handle/10773/548
  1. Verheijen F., Pinto G., Silva F., González-Pelayo O., Keizer J., Fabres S., Quintela A., Teixeira C., Rocha F., Sarabando L. (2017) IS APPLYING BIOCHAR TO SOILS OF FOREST PLANTATIONS (ALREADY) A MANAGEMENT OPTION?. (see details)
    Link: http://www.spcflorestais.pt/index.php/congressos/viii-congresso-floresta...
  2. Keizer, J.J., Lopes, R., Silva, F., Gonzaléz-Pelayo, O., Caetano, A. Campos, I., Fernandes, C., Oliveira, B., Ribeiro, C., Prats, S., Puga, J., Serpa, D., Viera, D., Valente, S. (2017) Can ploughing reduce post-fire soil (fertility) losses as effectively as mulching?. 39 (see details)
  3. Malvar MC, Silva F, Prats S, Martins M, Vieira D, Silva T, Puga J, Faria S, Campos I, Coelho COA, Keizer J (2016) Efectos de la tala post-incendio en la respuesta hidrológica y de erosión del suelo medidos a dos escalas espaciales. (see details)
  4. Malvar MC, Silva F, Prats S, Vieira D, Puga J, Campos I, Martins M, Coelho COA, Keizer J (2016) Short-term effects of post-fire logging on runoff and soil erosion at two spatial scales. 978-989-98673-6-9. (see details)
  5. Verheijen F., Silva F., Amaro A., Pinto G., Mesquita R., Jesus C., Alves A., Keizer J. (2015) Trade-offs between soil hydrology and plant disease effects after biochar amendment in sandy soil. (see details)
  6. Silva FC, Sousa F, Gameiro T, Serafim LS, Arroja L, Capela I (2013) Do soro de queijo ao bioplástico: uma revolução eco-biotecnológica. 357-362. (see details)
  7. Silva FC, Sousa F, Gameiro T, Serafim LS, Arroja L, Capela I (2013) Fermentação acidogénica de soro de queijo: uma abordagem estatística com a metodologia das superfícies de resposta. 351-356. (see details)
  8. Sousa F, Correia J, Cruz D, Silva FC, Gameiro T., Serafim LS, Capela I (2013) Bioplastic production from cheese whey wastewater. 76 (see details)
  9. Silva FC, Serafim LS, Arroja L., Capela I. (2013) Anaerobic acidification of cheese whey: a response surface approach to shift fermentation products. (see details)
  10. Silva FC, Serafim LS, Arroja L., Capela I. (2013) How can the eco-biotecnology convert cheese whey into PHA?. (see details)
  11. Sousa F, Cruz D, Costa J, Silva FC, Gameiro T, Serafim LS, Capela I (2013) Produção de ácidos orgânicos voláteirs por fermentação de soro de queijo. 931-932. (see details)
  12. Lopes M, Gameiro T, Francisco D, Sousa F, Silva FC, Arroja L, Capela I (2013) Tratamento de resíduos sólidos orgânicos por acidificação biológica para a produção de AOV. 933-934. (see details)
  13. Gameiro T, Sousa F, SILVA FC, Nadais H, Capela I (2013) Acidogénese como primeiro passo para a valorização de efluentes de lagares de azeite. 935-936. (see details)
  14. Silva F., Nadais H., Arroja L., Capela I. (2011) AOX and COD removal from a kraft pulp bleaching effluent by anaerobic digestion. (see details)
  15. Silva F., Sousa, J., Arroja L., Serafim, L., Capela, I. (2011) Cheese whey valorisation into PHA using microbial mixed culture reactor engineering. (see details)
  16. Silva F., Barbosa, M., Nadais, H., Prates, A., Arroja, L., Capela, I. (2009) Sugarcane mplasses as a low-cost statregy to improve stability of anaerobic treatment of a pulp mill. (see details)
  17. Silva F., Bilé M., Rodrigues A., Nadais H., Arroja L., Capela I. (2007) Avaliação do Comportamento de um Digestor Anaeróbio para o Tratamento do Condensado Gerado numa Fábrica de Pasta de Papel. (see details)