Chemical Process Engineering and Forest Products Research Centre

Rui Martins

Rui C. Martins

Rui Carlos Cardoso Martins

Post-Doc researcher

PhD in Chemical Engineering, University of Coimbra, 2011

Diploma in Chemical Engineering, University of Coimbra, 2006

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Research group
Environment, Reaction, Separation and Thermodynamics (GERST)
Research interests

Chemical reaction engineering

Effluents treatment

Advanced oxidation processes

Ecotoxicology and environmental chemistry

Products recovery

Funded research projects

Olive mill wastewaters depuration by integrated chemical processes - Founded by FCT

"Degradação Química de Compostos Fenólicos por Tecnologias de Oxidação Avançada" - Transnational Cooperation with Lodz University of Technology (Poland), Financed by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia

NanoDC - Electrokinetic remediation of PCB-contaminated soil using iron nanoparticles (Financial entity: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia)

WINEBIOAOP project (NORTE-07-0202-FEDER-018596) co-financed by ON.2-O Novo Norte and QREN by ERDF - European Regional Development Fund

Key publications

Martins, R.C., Quinta-Ferreira, R.M., (2014) A Review on the Applications of Ozonation for the Treatment of Real Agro-Industrial Wastewaters, Ozone Science and Engineering, 36, 3-35 (doi: 10.1080/01919512.2013.842158).

Martins, R.C., Henriques, L.R., Quinta-Ferreira, R.M. (2013) Catalytic Activity of Low Cost Materials for Pollutants Abatement by Fenton’s Process, Chemical Engineering Science, 100, 225-233 (doi: 10.1016/j.ces.2013.03.024).

Martins, R.C., Jiménez, B., Castro-Silva, S., Quinta-Ferreira, R.M. (2012) Enhancing Agro-Industrial Wastewaters Depuration by Ozone Oxidation. Ozone Science and Engineering 34, Issue: 05, pages 387 - 396. (doi: 10.1080/01919512.2012.713296).

Martins, R.C., Lopes, D.V., Quina, M.J., Quinta-Ferreira, R.M. (2012) Treatment Improvement of Urban Landfill Leachates by Fenton-Like Process Using ZVI, Chemical Engineering Journal 192, 219-225 (doi: 10.1016/j.cej.2012.03.053).

Martins, R.C., Pinto, F.L.; Castro-Silva, S.; Quinta-Ferreira, R.M. (2013) Flocculation, ozonation and Fenton’s process in the treatment of distillery effluents. Journal of Environmental Engineering 139(1), 110–116. (doi:10.1061/(ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0000527)

Martins, R.C., Quinta-Ferreira, R. (2011) Phenolic wastewaters depuration and biodegradability enhancement by ozone over active catalysts. Desalination 270, 90-97 doi: 10.1016/j.desal.2010.11.026.

Martins, R.C., Amaral-Silva, N., Quinta-Ferreira, R. (2010) Ceria based solid catalysts for Fenton’s depuration of phenolic wastewaters: Biodegradability enhancement and toxicity removal. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. 99, 27-42 (doi: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2010.06.010)

Martins, R.C., Silva, A., Castro-Silva, S., Garção-Nunes, P., Quinta-Ferreira, R. (2010) Adopting strategies to improve the efficiency of ozonation in the real scale treatment of olive oil mill wastewaters. Environmental Technology. 31(13), 1459-1469 (doi: 10.1080/09593330.2010.490858)

Martins, R.C., Rossi, A., Quinta-Ferreira (2010) Fenton’s oxidation process for phenolic wastewater remediation and biodegradability enhancement. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 180, 716-721. (doi: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2010.04.098).

Martins, R.C., Quinta-Ferreira, R.. (2009) Catalytic ozonation of phenolic acids over a Mn–Ce–O catalyst. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 90, 1-2, 268-277.(doi: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2009.03.023)

Theses supervision

Ana S. Fajardo, (SFRH/BD/87318/2012) Treatment of liquid effluents by electrochemical oxidation processes (Co-supervisor).

Daniela V. Lopes, Valorization of industrial wastes for environmental remediation (Co-supervisor).

Batista, Flávia (2013), Treatment of Liquid Effluents by Photo-Fenton’s Process, Master Thesis, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Coimbra. (co-supervision). Approved (grade 17/20)

Other information

ORCID ID: 0000-0003-1376-0829

2005/2006 award from the Caixa Geral de Depósitos for the student with the highest final grade of each course of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the Universty of Coimbra

2005/2006 award from the University of Coimbra for the best students of each course.

May 31, 2006 has one of the promoters of the project ASITech won the 2nd place in a contest for creation of enterprises with technological base supported by “OPEN – Business Specific Opportunities” and that was also selected in a contest promoted by IAPMEI (FINICIA program).

2004/2005 award from the University of Coimbra for the best students of each course.