Helena Maria Pinheiro

Assistant Professor

Research Activities

- Whole-cell biocatalysis for industrial and environmental applications.
- Mixed culture, sequencing batch bioreactors for the biotransformation of synthetic chemicals.
- Application of spectrometry and chemometrics to water and wastewater quality monitoring in the context of treatment with mixed culture bioprocesses.

Selected Publications

Lourenço, N. D., Lopes, J. A., Almeida, C. F., Sarraguça, M. C., Pinheiro, H. M., "Bioreactor monitoring with spectroscopy and chemometrics: a review", Anal. Bioanal. Chem., 404(4), 1211-1237 (2012).

Gonçalves, I. C., Lopes, L., Pinheiro, H. M., Ferra, M. I., "Behaviour of different anaerobic populations on the biodegradation of textile chemicals", J. Hazard. Mater., 172, 1236-1243 (2009).

Lourenço, N. D., Chaves, C. L., Menezes, J. C., Novais, J. M., Pinheiro, H. M., Diniz, D., "UV spectra analysis for water quality monitoring in a fuel park wastewater treatment plant", Chemosphere, 65, 786-791 (2006).

Albuquerque, M. G. E., Lopes, A. T., Serralheiro, M. L., Novais, J. M., Pinheiro, H. M., Biological sulphate reduction and redox mediator effects on azo dye decolourisation in anaerobic-aerobic sequencing batch reactors, Enzyme Microb. Technol., 36, 790-799 (2005).

Pinheiro, H. M., Touraud, E., Thomas, O., Aromatic amines from azo dye reduction: Status review with emphasis on direct UV spectrophotometric detection in textile industry wastewaters, Dyes and Pigments, 61, 121-139 (2004).

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