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CIEPQPF

Chemical Process Engineering and Forest Products Research Centre

Raquel Costa

Name
Position
Qualifications
Raquel Costa

Raquel Jesus Costa

Auxiliary Researcher

PhD in Chemical Engineering, University of Cambridge, 2008

Diploma in Chemical Engineering, University of Coimbra, 2002

E-mail address

raquelc@eq.uc.pt

raquel@cantab.net

Telephone
+351-239798722
Research group
Process Systems Engineering (GEPSI)
Research interests

Chemical Product Engineering (both from educational and scientific perspectives)

Industrial biofouling management

Invasive species and pest control

Ecotoxicology and environmental chemistry

Funded research projects

"CONTROLCLAM: Sustainable approaches for the control of the invasive Asian clam Corbicula fluminea within water-dependent plants", funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), 2010-2013.

“Design of chemical products – a process systems engineering approach”, funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), 2005-2008.

“Case studies for chemical product design teaching”, funded by the Higher Education Academy – Engineering Subject Centre (UK), 2006-2007.

Key publications

Costa R, Moggridge G, Aldridge D (2012). Improved control of the zebra mussel (Dreissenapolymorpha) through BioBullets. In Operational and environmental consequences of large industrial cooling water systems (eds S Rajagopal, HA Jenner and VP Venugopalan), pp.273-286. Springer, New York.

Rosa, J I,Pereira J, Costa, R, Gomes, J, Pereira, M L, Goncalves F (2014). Dispersal
of Corbicula fluminea: factors influencing the invasive
clam’s drifting behavior. Ann. Limnol. - Int. J. Lim. 50,37–47.

Sousa R, Novais A, Costa R, Strayer DL (2013). Invasive bivalves in freshwaters: impacts from individuals to ecosystems and possible control strategies. Hydrobiologia, in press.doi: 10.1007/s10750-012-1409-1.

Costa R, Aldridge D, Moggridge G (2012).Multicomponent molluscicide mixtures for zebra mussel control. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 38, 317-325.

Costa R, Aldridge D, Moggridge G (2011).Preparation and evaluation of biocide-loaded particles to control the biofouling zebra mussel, Dreissenapolymorpha.Chemical Engineering Research & Design, 89, 2322-2329.

Rosa IC, Pereira JL, Gomes J, Saraiva PM, Gonçalves F, Costa R (2011). The Asian clam Corbiculafluminea in the European freshwater-dependent industry: a latent threat or a friendly enemy? Ecological Economics, 70, 1805-1813.

Costa R, Elliott P, Aldridge D, Moggridge G (2011).Enhanced mortality of the biofouling zebra mussel, Dreissenapolymorpha, through the application of combined control agents.Journal of Great Lakes Research, 37, 272-278.

Costa R, Aldridge D, Moggridge G (2008).Seasonal variation of zebra mussel susceptibility to molluscicidal agents.Journal of Applied Ecology, 45, 1712-1721.

Costa R, Saraiva PM, Moggridge G (2006).Chemical product engineering: an emerging paradigm within chemical engineering.  AICHE Journal, 56, 1976-1986.

Saraiva PM, Costa R (2004). A chemical product design course with a quality focus.Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 82, 1474-1484.

Theses supersions

Inês Rosa  (2013). The Asian clam: dispersal, impacts and potential benefits. PhD thesis. University of Aveiro. Co-supervison with F. Gonçalves and J. Pereira.

Sjoerdvan Kuijk (2011). On the creation of aquatic-inspired adhesive products with polyketones. Master thesis. Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Coimbra. Co-supervision with H. C. Sousa.

Rita Gabriel (2011).Design and validation of formulations for improved control of the biofouling Asian clam.Master thesis. Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Coimbra.

João Gomes (2010). The Asian clam Corbicula fluminea in the drinking water treatment industry in Portugal: impacts and control. Master thesis. Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Coimbra.

Sara Albergaria (2010). Development of encapsulated nanoparticles (NanoEcoBeads) for ecotoxicological analysis: selection and evaluation of encapsulating materials. Master thesis. Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Coimbra.

Other information
ORCID ID: 0000-0003-4077-103X