Chemical Process Engineering and Forest Products Research Centre

Micaela Soares

Micaela Soares

Micaela Soares

PhD student

MSc in Quality and Treatment of Water and Wastewater  (Environmental engineering), University of Aveiro, 2008

Diploma in Chemical Engineering, University of Coimbra, 2000

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

Solid waste management: characterization, treatment and valorization 

Biowaste composting processes 

Biological wastewater treatment processes 

Immobilization of heavy metals in contaminated soils.

Funded research projects

Project NanoDC - Electrokinetic remediation of soil contaminated with persistent organic pollutants using iron nanoparticles, financed by FCT (PTDC/AGR-AAM/101643/2008), 2011-2014

Project Emas@School- Environmental management and audit scheme implementation at a complex school, co-financed by LIFE-Environment program, 2004-2006

Key publications

Quina, Margarida J; Soares, Micaela A. R; Ribeiro, Andreia A; Marques, Ana P; Costa, Isabel H; Magalhães, Maria C. (2014) Feasibility Study on Windrow Co-composting to Recycle Industrial Eggshell Waste, Waste Biomass and Valorization, 5, 87-95.

M.R. Soares, M.J. Quina, R. Quinta-Ferreira, Co-composting of eggshell waste in self- heating reactors: Monitoring and end-product quality, Bioresource Technology, 148 (2013) 293-301. doi: 10.1016/j.biortech.2013.08.151

M.R. Soares, M.J. Quina, R. Quinta-Ferreira, Prediction of free air space in initial compostimg mixtures by a statistical design approach, J. Environ. Manage. 128 (2013) 75-82. doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2013.04.041

Ferreira, Licínio G. A.; Soares, Micaela A. R.; Egas, Ana P.; Castro,José A.M. (2003) Selective removal of chloride and potassium in kraft pulp mills. Tappi Journal, 2 (4), 21-25.