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Margarida Quina

Margarida Quina

Margarida M. J. Quina

Associate Professor

Aggregation in Chemical Engineering, University of Coimbra, 2021

PhD in Chemical Engineering, University of Coimbra, 2006

MSc in Engineering Science, University of Coimbra, 1997

Diploma in Chemical Engineering, University of Coimbra, 1992  

E-mail address

Teaching activities

Sustentabilidade e Ecologia Industrial

Efluentes Gasosos

Efluentes Industriais e Ambiente

Tecnologias de Proteção Ambiental

Gestão e Tratamento de Resíduos

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

Circular economy


Residues management, characterization, treatment and valorization

Anaerobic digestion and composting

Recovery of nutrients and metals

Funded research projects

inpactus- Innovative Products and Technologies from Eucalyptus, POCI-01-0247-FEDER-021874 - Sub-Proj. Pasta 06 – Redução adicional de consumo de água no Branqueamento; 2018-2022

Dry2Value- Estudo e desenvolvimento de um sistema de secagem para valorização de lamas, POCI-01-0247-FEDER-033662, Proj. em Co-Promoção com HRV e BioSmart; 2018-2021

Projeto integrado MATIS- Materiais e Tecnologias Industriais Sustentáveis, CENTRO-01-0145-FEDER-000014; 2017-2021

COST Action CA15115 - MINEA: Mining the European Anthroposphere, WG3 – Waste incineration residues across Europe; 2016-2020

MultiBiorefinery- Multi-purpose strategies for broadband agro-forest and fisheries by-products valorisation: a step forward for a truly integrated biorefinery, POCI-01-0145-FEDER- 016403 – Programa de Atividades Conjuntas (PAC); 2017-2020

Key publications

Santos, A.F., Vaz, T.E.,  Lopes, D.V., Cardoso, O., Quina, M.J., Beneficial use of lime mud from kraft pulp industry for drying and microbiological decontamination of sewage sludge, Journal of Environmental Management, 296 (2021) 113255.

Almeida, P.V.,  Rodrigues, R.P., Mendes, C.V.T.,  Szeląg, R., Pietrzyk, D.,  Klepacz-Smółka, A., Quina, M.J., Assessment of NIR spectroscopy for predicting biochemical methane potential of agro-residues – a biorefinery approach, Biomass and Bioenergy, 151 (2021) 106169.

Pinheiro, C.T., Quina, M.J., Gando-Ferreira, L., Management of waste lubricant oil in Europe: a circular economy approach, Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 51(18), 2015–2050 (2021). doi: 10.1080/10643389.2020.1771887

Lopes, D.V.,  Kovalevsky, A.V., Quina, M.J., Frade,J.R., Electrochemical deposition of zero-valent iron from alkaline ceramic suspensions of Fe2-xAlxO3 for iron recovery, Journal of The Electrochemical Society,167, 102508 (2020). doi: 10.1149/1945-7111/ab9a2b

Bandarra, B.S.,  Gomes,L.A., Pereira, J.L., Gonçalves, F.J.M., Martins, R.C., Quina, M.J., Assessment of hazardous property HP 14 using ecotoxicological tests: a case study of weathered coal fly ash, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 27, 20972–20983 (2020) doi: 10.1007/s11356-020-08515-8

Gomes, L.A., Santos, A.F., Pinheiro, C.T., Góis, J.C., Quina, M.J., Screening of waste materials as adjuvants for drying sewage sludge based on environmental, technical and economic criteria, Journal of Cleaner Production, 259, 120927 (2020). doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.120927

R.C., Quina,M.J., Comparative analysis of methods and models for predicting biochemical methane potential of various organic substrates, Science of the Total Environment, 649,1599-1608 (2019). Doi 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.08.270

Quina, M.J.,  Bontempi, E., Bogush, A., Schlumberger, S., Weibel, G., Braga, R., Funarie, V.,  Hyks, J., Rasmussen, E., Lederer,J., Technologies for the management of MSW incineration ashes from gas cleaning: New perspectives on recovery of secondary raw materials and circular economy, Science of the Total Environment, 635, 526-542 (2018) doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.04.150

Arim, A.L., Neves, K., Quina, M.J., Gando-Ferreira,L.M., Experimental and mathematical modelling of Cr(III) sorption in fixed-bed column using modified pine bark, Journal of Cleaner Production, 183, 272–281 (2018) doi: /10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.02.094

Soares, M.R., Quina, M.J., Reis, M.S., Quinta-Ferreira, R., Assessment of co-composting process with high load of an inorganic industrial waste, Waste Management, 59, 80-89 (2017) doi: 10.1016/j.wasman.2016.09.044

Theses supervision

Daniela Vanessa Rosendo Lopes, Electrochemical reduction of iron oxides into zero-valent iron for red mud valorisation, PhD thesis, Universidade de Coimbra, 2020.

Luciano de Andrade Gomes, Studies on Urban Sewage Sludge Drying Process Aided by Adjuvants for Producing Soil Amendments, PhD thesis, Universidade de Coimbra, 2020.

Aline Lemos Arim, Removal and recovery of Cr(III) from liquid effluents by sorption on chemically modified pine bark, PhD thesis, Universidade de Coimbra, 2019.

Carolina Tavares Pinheiro, Characterization of lubricant oils and regeneration studies by green solvent extraction, PhD thesis, Universidade de Coimbra, 2018.

Micaela Alexandra da Rocha Soares, Eggshell valorization by co-composting process for environmental applications, PhD thesis, Universidade de Coimbra, 2016.

Other information

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-9651-2427

Scopus Author: : 23135614100


ResearcherID: C-8370-2009