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  Carla Patrícia Silva  
  Phone: +351 234 370360 (ext. 34719)  
  e-mail: patricia.silva@ua.pt  
  Category: Post-Doc fellow  
  Department: Chemistry Department  
  Research group: Environ. Processes & Pollutants
 
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  Title: Produção e aplicação de adsorventes alternativos para a remoção de fármacos de efluentes urbanos e industriais
  Supervisor: Doutora Vânia Calisto
  Category: BO
  Grant type: BPD
  Funding entity: UA (FCT)
  Grant reference: BI/UI88/3763/2016
  Start date: 2016-06-09
  End date: 2018-06-08
Academic Degrees

Degree: PhD in Chemistry, 2014; Institution: University of Aveiro, Portugal; Scientific domain: Environmental Analytical Chemistry


Degree: MSc in Chemistry, 2006; Institution: University of Aveiro, Portugal; Scientific domain: Analytical Chemistry


Degree: Degree in Chemistry, 2004; Institution: University of Aveiro, Portugal; Scientific domain: Chemistry

Current Status

Research Fellow of FCT/COMPETE PTDC/AAG-TEC/1762/2014 Project: “Production and application of alternative adsorbents for the removal of pharmaceuticals from urban and industrial effluents”

Current Research Interests


    • Occurrence, persistence and fate of estrogens in the environment

    • Analytical methodologies, such as HPLC for estrogens determination in real samples (ground, surface and waste water samples)

    • Development and application of immunoassays (ELISA) for quantification of estrogens and caffeine in environmental samples

    • Pre-concentration methodologies

    • Pharmaceuticals' photodegradation 

    • Pharmaceuticals' removal using alternative adsorbents



Keywords: environment; pharmaceuticals; ELISA; HPLC; occurrence; removal, photodegradation; adsorption

Participation in Research Projects

(2016-2019) FTC/COMPETE Project PTDC/AAG-TEC/1762/2014 - “Production and application of alternative adsorbents for the removal of pharmaceuticals from urban and industrial effluents”


(2015-2016) FCT, L’Oréal Portugal, UNESCO Project - "Desenvolvimento de adsorventes alternativos para a remediação de águas contaminadas com fármacos"


(2006-2008) FCT Project POCI/AMB/55939/2004 - “Modified electrodes: from versatile models to functional devices for studying dynamic speciation in the environment”


 

Member of scientific and/or organizing committees

Member of the scientific and organizing committees of the Analytical Chemistry Symposium "Environmental, Occurrence, Persistence and Fate of Pharmaceuticals, March 30th 2012, University of Aveiro


 


Member of the scientific and organizing committees of the II Analytical Chemistry Symposium "Environmental Occurrence, Effects and Removal of Pharmaceuticals, June 26th 2015, University of Aveiro


 


Member of the organizing committee of the 2nd Portuguese Young Chemists Meeting (2PYCheM), 21-23 April 2010, University of Aveiro. 


 


Member of the scientific and organizing committees of "Olimpíadas da Química Júnior", UA/SPQ, since 2010.

Scientific Divulgation

- TechDays2017; Parque de Feiras e Exposições de Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal; 12-14 october 2017; “Alternative technologies for water treatment”


 


- UA Open Campus; Universidade de Aveiro; Aveiro, Portugal; 10-12 may 2017; "RemPharm – Removal of pharmaceuticals from water using new materials produced from pulp and paper mill residues"


 


- Show Case MATERIAIS 2017; Universidade de Aveiro; Aveiro, Portugal; 11 abril 2017; “RemPharm – Production of alternative activated carbons from industrial wastes for the removalof pharmaceuticals from water”


 


- Green Bussiness Week; Centro de Congressos de Lisboa; Lisboa, Portugal; 15-17 march 2017; “Why waste wastes? Utilization of industrial residues for wastewaters treatment”


 


 


- Business2Sea; Centro de Congressos da Alfândega do Porto; Porto, Portugal; 16-18 november 2016; “Alternative technologies for water treatment”. 


 


- European Researchers' Night; Fábrica Centro de Ciência Viva; Aveiro, Portugal; 30 september 2016; “Production of new materials for the removal of pharmaceuticals from water”


 


- TechDays; Parque de Exposições de Aveiro; Aveiro, Portugal; 15-17 september 2016; “Treatment of contaminated waters by using new materials produced from pulp and paper mill residues”


 


10 and 9 Science and Technology Week; University of Aveiro; Aveiro, Portugal; 23-28 november 2009; 24-29 november 2008


 


- Junior Chemistry Olympics 2005-2007; 2009; University of Aveiro; Aveiro, Portugal; april 2005200620072009


 

Other activities

REVIEWER IN SCI JOURNALS

Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry

Journal of Environmental Science and Pollution Research


Environmental Engineering and Management Journal


MEMBER OF EDITORIAL BOARDS

Journal of Hydrology and Waste Water Treatment

Prizes/Distinctions

Year: 2016


Prize/Distinction: Financial Support (registration fee plus support for travel and accomodation costs), to attend to “Sustainable Waste Management" short-course, 1-2 December 2016, Budapest, Hungary, upon evaluation of the curriculum vitae and the answers to a motivation questionnaire


Entity: Climate-KIC (supported by the EIT, a body of the European Union)


 


Year: 2011


Prize/Distinction: Financial Support (registration fee) to attend "EuCheMS International Conference on Chemistry and the Environment 2011 - ICCE2011", 11-15 September 2011, Zurich, Switzerland, upon curriculum vitae and motivation letter evaluation


Entity: Organizers of ICCE2011: Swiss Chemical Society, GDCh, EuCheMS

Scientific Supervision
Master (Co-supervisor): Tânia Raquel Gomes Carvalho
(not a CESAM member)
Master (Co-supervisor): Cindy Oliveira
(not a CESAM member)



Publications
  1. Silva C.P., Jaria G., Otero M., Esteves V.I., Calisto V. (2018) Waste-based alternative adsorbents for the remediation of pharmaceutical contaminated waters: Has a step forward already been taken?. Bioresource Technology. 250, 888-901. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2017.11.102
  2. Jaria G., Silva C.P., Oliveira, J.A.B.P., Santos S.M., Gil M.V., Otero M., Calisto V., Esteves V.I. (2018) Production of highly efficient activated carbons from industrial wastes for the removal of pharmaceuticals from water—A full factorial design. Journal Of Hazardous Materials. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2018.02.053
  3. Jaria G., Silva C.P., Ferreira C.I.A., Otero M., Calisto V. (2017) Sludge from paper mill effluent treatment as raw material to produce carbon adsorbents: An alternative waste management strategy. Journal Of Environmental Management. 188, 203-211. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: https://10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.12.004
  4. Calisto V., Jaria G., Silva C.P., Ferreira C.I.A., Otero M., Esteves V.I. (2017) Single and multi-component adsorption of psychiatric pharmaceuticals onto alternative and commercial carbons. Journal Of Environmental Management. 192, 15-24. (see details) ISI paper
  5. Silva C.P., Lima D.L.D., Otero M., Esteves V.I. (2016) Photosensitized Degradation of 17 beta-estradiol and 17 alpha-ethinylestradiol: Role of Humic Substances Fractions. Journal Of Environmental Quality. 45, 2, 693-700. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.2134/jeq2015.07.0396
  6. Silva C.P., Lima D.L.D., Groth M.B., Otero M., Esteves V.I. (2016) Effect of natural aquatic humic substances on the photodegradation of estrone. Chemosphere. 145, 249-255. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2015.11.068
  7. Hoffmann H., Baldofski S., Hoffmann K., Flemig S., Silva C.P., Esteves V.I., Emmerling F., Panne U., Schneider R.J. (2016) Structural considerations on the selectivity of an immunoassay for sulfamethoxazole. Talanta. 158, 198-207. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.talanta.2016.05.049
  8. Oliveira C., Lima D.L.D., Silva C.P., Otero M., Esteves V.I. (2016) Photodegradation behaviour of estriol: An insight on natural aquatic organic matter influence. Chemosphere. 159, 545-551. (see details) ISI paper
  9. Silva C.P., Lima D.L.D., Schneider R.J., Otero M., Esteves V.I. (2014) Evaluation of the anthropogenic input of caffeine in surface waters of the North and Centre of Portugal by ELISA. Science Of The Total Environment. 479, 227-232. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.01.120
  10. Lima D.L.D., Silva C.P., Schneider R.J., Otero M., Esteves V.I. (2014) Application of dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction for estrogens' quantification by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Talanta. 125, 102-106. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.talanta.2014.02.069
  11. Silva C.P., Lima D.L.D., Schneider R.J., Otero M., Esteves V.I. (2013) Development of ELISA methodologies for the direct determination of 17beta-estradiol and 17 alfa-ethinylestradiol in complex aqueous matrices. Journal Of Environmental Management. 124, 121-127. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2013.03.041
  12. Lima D.L.D., Silva C.P., Otero M., Esteves V.I. (2013) Low cost methodology for estrogens monitoring in water samples using dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction and HPLC with fluorescence detection. Talanta. 115, 980-985. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.talanta.2013.07.007
  13. Silva C.P., Otero M., Esteves V.I. (2012) Processes for the elimination of estrogenic steroid hormones from water: a review. Environmental Pollution. 165, 38-58. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2012.02.002
  14. Lima D.L.D., Silva C.P., Schneider R.J., Esteves V.I. (2011) Development of an ELISA procedure to study sorption of atrazine onto a sewage sludge-amended luvisol soil. Talanta. 85, 3, 1494-1499. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.talanta.2011.06.024
  15. Lima D.L.D., Silva C.P., Esteves V.I. (2011) Bleeding evaluation of different SPE cartridges on clean-up of atrazine from aqueous samples containing organic matter. Chromatographia. 74, 9-10, 725-729. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10337-011-2123-2
  16. Lima D., Silva C.P., Erny G., Esteves V.I. (2010) Comparison between MEKC and UV Spectral deconvolution to follow sorption experiment in soil. Talanta. 81, 4-5, 1489-1493. (see details) ISI paper
    Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.talanta.2010.02.057
  17. Silva C.P. , Carapuça H.M., Rocha L.S., Pinheiro J.P. (2009) Evaluation of poly(sodium 4-styrenesulfonate) film coating in thin mercury film electrodes for lead determination. J. Electroanal. Chem.. 626, 192 – 196 (see details) ISI paper
  18. Silva C.P., Carapuca H.M. (2006) Glassy Carbon Electrodes Coated With Poly(allylamine hydrochloride), PAH: Characterization Studies and Application to Ion-Exchange Voltammetry of Trace Lead(II) at Combined PAH/Mercury Film Electrodes. Electrochimica Acta. 52, 1182-1190. (see details) ISI paper
  1. Cindy de Oliveira (2017) Photodegradation of sulfamethoxazole in aquatic environments using simulated solar radiation. MSc Thesis. [co-supervisor] (see details)
  2. Tânia Carvalho, Valdemar Esteves, Carla Patrícia Silva, Diana D.L. Lima (2016) ELISA: uma técnica promissora na monitorização de contaminantes emergentes no ambiente. MSc Thesis. [co-supervisor] (see details)
  3. Silva C.P. (2014) Occurrence and fate of estrogens and antibiotics in the environment evaluated by low-cost analytical methodologies. PhD Thesis. (see details)
  4. Silva C.P. (2006) Eléctrodos Modificados com Filmes de Cloreto de Polialilamónio. MSc Thesis. (see details)
    Link: http://hdl.handle.net/10773/4624
  1. Calisto V., Jaria G., Silva C.P., Ferreira C.I.A., Lima D.L.D., Otero M., Esteves V.I. (2017) Porquê desperdiçar resíduos? - Utilização de resíduos industriais para o tratamento de águas residuais. (see details)
  2. Silva, C.P., Jaria, G., Otero, M., Esteves, V.I., Calisto, V. (2017) Waste-based carbons: A competitive option for pharmaceuticals adsorption from water. (see details)
  3. Jaria, G., Silva, C.P., Gil, M.V., Otero, M., Calisto, V., Esteves, V.I. (2017) Granular activated carbon produced from primary paper mill sludge. (see details)
  4. Calisto V., Jaria G., Silva C.P., Ferreira C.I.A., Lima D.L.D., Otero M., Esteves V.I. (2017) Porquê desperdiçar resíduos? - Utilização de resíduos industriais para o tratamento de águas residuais. (see details)
  5. Jaria G., Silva C.P., Oliveira J., Gil M.V., Otero M., Calisto V, Esteves VI (2017) Production and characterization of alternative activated carbons – a full factorial design approach. (see details)
  6. Jaria G., Silva C. P., Oliveira J., Gil M. V., Otero M., Calisto V., Esteves V. I. (2017) Production of a paper mill sludge-based activated carbon and application in the removal of pharmaceuticals from water. (see details)
  7. Silva C.P., Jaria G., Ferreira C.I.A., Otero M., Esteves V.I. and Calisto V. (2017) Converting wastes into resources: the repeatability of carbon adsorbents production from paper mill sludge. (see details)
  8. Calisto V., Jaria G., Silva C.P., Ferreira C.I.A., Otero, M., Esteves, V.I. (2017) Carbon adsorbents from paper mill sludge as an alternative to commercial activated carbons to remove pharmaceuticals from water. (see details)
  9. Calisto, V., Silva C.P., Jaria G., Otero M., Esteves V.I. (2017) Boosting Circular Economy in Environmental Engineering – application to water remediation systems . (see details)
  10. Calisto V., Jaria G., Silva C.P., Ferreira, C.I.A., Otero M., Esteves V.I. (2017) Why waste wastes? – Using industrial residues to treat wastewaters. (see details)
  11. Lima D.L.D., Oliveira C., Silva C.P., Otero M., Esteves V.I. (2017) Why not use solar radiation to reduce antibiotics concentration in aquatic environments?: a case study using sulfamethoxazole. (see details)
  12. Lima D.L.D., Oliveira C., Silva C.P., Otero M., Esteves V.I. (2017) Can solar radiation eliminate sulfamethoxazole in aquatic environments?. (see details)
  13. Lima D.L.D., Oliveira C., Silva C.P., Otero M., Esteves V.I. (2017) Sulfamethoxazole in the aquatic environment: will it be persistent or will it degrade naturally under simulated solar radiation?. (see details)
  14. Valdemar I. Esteves, J. F. Leal, I. J. Fernandes, Diana Lima, Carla Patrícia Silva and E. B. H. Santos (2016) Photo-degradation of organic contaminants in aqueous matrices: behaviour under complex matrices. (see details)
  15. Calisto V., Jaria G., Silva C.P., Ferreira C.I.A., Otero M., Esteves V.I. (2016) Waste-based adsorbents for a cocktail of psychiatric pharmaceuticals. (see details)
  16. Silva, C.P., Jaria, G., Otero, M., Esteves, V.I., Calisto, V. (2016) Characterization of paper mill sludge-based adsorbents. (see details)
  17. Jaria, G., Silva, C.P., Otero, M., Esteves, V.I., Calisto, V. (2016) Removal of a mixture of pharmaceuticals from water using waste-based adsorbents. (see details)
  18. Calisto, V., Ferreira, C.I.A., Silva, C.P., Jaria, G., Otero, M., Esteves, V.I. (2016) Industrial wastes as new resources: production of adsorbents for water remediation. (see details)
  19. Lima D.L.D., Silva C.P., Otero M., Esteves V.I. (2016) Will steroid hormones be persistent in aquatic environment or will they degrade naturally under sunlight?. (see details)
  20. Lima D.L.D., Silva C.P., Otero M., Esteves V.I. (2016) Steroid hormones: a low cost extraction procedure enabling water resources monitoring. (see details)
  21. Lima D.L.D., Silva C.P., Silva G., Otero M., Esteves V.I. (2016) Low cost sample treatment methodologies for screening pharmaceuticals in environmental waters. (see details)
  22. Calisto V., Jaria G., Silva C.P., Ferreira C.I.A., Lima D.L.D., Otero M., Esteves V.I. (2016) Contaminação de recursos aquáticos com fármacos - Novos materiais adsorventes para a sua remediação. (see details)
  23. Calisto V., Jaria G., Silva C.P., Ferreira C.I.A., Lima D.L.D., Otero M., Esteves V.I. (2016) Tecnologias alternativas para o tratamento de águas - Novos materiais para a remoção de fármacos dos recursos aquáticos. (see details)
  24. P. Silva ., D.L.D. Lima ., R.J. Schneider ., M. Otero ., V.I. Esteves . (2015) ELISA: a powerful tool to monitor pollutants in the aquatic environment. (see details)
  25. Rosa Freitas, Ângela Almeida, Diogo Cruz, Vânia Calisto, Patrícia Silva, Diana Lima, Valdemar I. Esteves, Rudolf J. Schneider (2015) Development of sensitive analytical methods for studies on environmental exposure and effects. (see details)
  26. Lima D.L.D., Silva C.P., Esteves V.I. (2015) A low cost extraction procedure for monitoring hormones in water. (see details)
  27. Filipe O., Leal J., Lima D.L.D., Silva P., Calisto V., Esteves V.I., Santos E. (2015) Photodegradation of emerging contaminants: effect of organic matter. (see details)
  28. Silva C.P., Lima D.L.D., Otero M., Esteves V.I. (2014) Photodegradation of 17beta-estradiol and 17alfa-ethinylestradiol: Kinetic studies and effect of humic substances. (see details)
  29. Pinto, P.S., Silva, C.P., Lima, D.L.D., Esteves, V.I. (2013) A poluição que ninguém vê: determinação de 17β-estradiol em águas superficiais. (see details)
  30. Silva, C., Silva, C.P., Lima, D.L.D., Esteves, V.I. (2013) Quantificação de 17α-etinilestradiol em águas superficiais e residuais por DLLME-ELISA. (see details)
  31. Silva C.P., Lima D.L.D., Schneider R., Otero M., Esteves V.I. (2013) Caffeine as a human pollution marker in surface waters. (see details)
  32. Silva, C.P., Schneider, R., Otero, M., Esteves, V. (2012) Application of an optimized ELISA assay in the assessment of 17beta-estradiol levels in surface and waste waters from the Aveiro region (Portugal). (see details)
  33. Lima, D.L., Silva, C.P., Schneider, R.J., Esteves, V.I. (2012) Optimization of an ELISA for estrogens determination in water samples. (see details)
  34. Silva C.P., Lima D., Esteves V.I. (2012) Monitoring of 17b-estradiol and 17a-ethinylestradiol in water samples. (see details)
  35. Silva C.P., Esteves V.I. (2012) Development of ELISA methodologies for the quantification of E2, EE2, CAF and SMX in water samples. (see details)
  36. Silva C.P., Otero M., Esteves V.I. (2011) Optimization of an ELISA Procedure for Determination of 17b-Estradiol in Surface and Waste Waters. (see details)
  37. Lima D., Silva C.P., Esteves V. (2011) Development of an ELISA procedure to quantify hormones in water samples. (see details)
  38. Lima D.L.D., Silva C. P., Schneider R.J., Esteves V.I. (2010) Development of an ELISA procedure to follow sorption of atrazine onto a soil sample. (see details)
  39. Lima D.L.D., Silva C.P., Erny G.L., Esteves V.I. (2010) Using UV spectral deconvolution to follow sorption experiment in soil and comparison with MEKC. (see details)
  40. Silva, Carla P., Rocha, Luciana S., Pinheiro, José P., Carapuça, Helena M. (2008) Considerations on the Properties of Poly(sodium 4-styrenesulfonate), PSS, Coatings on Glassy Carbon Electrodes: Influence of the Ionic Strength and PSS Loading and of the Voltammetric Composition. (see details)
  41. Silva C.P., Rocha L.S., Pinheiro J.P., Carapuça H.M. (2008) Modification of Glassy Carbon Electrodes With Ion-Exchange Polymers. (see details)
  42. Silva C.P. , Pinheiro J.P., Carapuça H.M. (2007) Poly(sodium 4-styrenesulfonate) Coatings on Glassy Carbon Electrodes: Influence of the Ionic Strength and Loading on the Coating Features and Voltammetric Response to Trace Lead. (see details)
  43. Silva, Carla P. , Pinheiro, José P., Carapuça, Helena M. (2006) Polyelectrolyte Coated Thin Mercury Film Electrodes for Ion-Exchange Voltammetry of Trace Lead. (see details)
  44. Silva, Carla P., Carapuça, H. (2006) Polyallylamine Hydrochloride Coated Thin Mercury Film Electrodes: Characterization Studies and Application to Ionic Exchange Voltammetry. (see details)
  45. Carapuça, Helena M. , Rocha, L.S., Silva, Carla P., Costa I.M., Cavaleiro, A.M (2006) Prospects in Chemical Modification of Electrodes for Electroanalysis. (see details)
  46. Carapuça H.M. , Rocha L.S., Silva C.P., Fernandes D., Cavaleiro A.M. (2006) “Chemical Modification of Electrodes for Electroanalysis”. (see details)
  47. Silva, C.P., Carapuça, H. (2005) Eléctrodos de Filme Fino de Mercúrio Revestidos com Cloreto de Polialilamónio: Estudos de Caracterização e Aplicação em Voltametria de Troca Iónica. (see details)