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Rosa Quinta-Ferreira

Rosa Quinta-Feira

Rosa Maria de Oliveira Quinta-Ferreira

Full Professor

PhD in Chemical Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal, 1988

MSc in Chemical Engineering, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France, 1981

Diploma in Chemical Engineering, University of Coimbra, Portugal, 1975

E-mail address
Teaching activities

Chemical Reactors

Industrial Pollution Control Technologies

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

Catalysts and Multiphase Reactors

Computational Modelling

Advanced Oxidation Processes

Bioenergy and Bioaugmentation

Recycling/Valorization and Waste Management

Funded research projects

FP7-NMP4-SL-2013-604656, “A Multiscale Simulation-Based Design Platform for Cost-Effective C02 Capture Processes using Nano-Structured Materials (NanoSim)”, EU Project (member of the team).

QREN Project. “Advanced and Biological Oxidation for Winery Wastewaters Treatment” - Projecto nº 18596) (Consultant)

PTDC/EQU-ERQ/113308/2009, ”Olive Mill Wastewaters depuration by integrated chemical processes”

PTDC/AGR-AAM/101643/2008, “NanoDC–Electro kinetic remediation of PCB-contaminated soil using iron nanoparticles” (member of the team)

FP6/018525-Sixth Framework Programme “REMOVALS - Reduction, modification and valorisation of sludges”, EU Project (member of the team).

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 Sci. Eng., 36, 3-35.

Martins, R.C., Henriques, L.R., Quinta-Ferreira, R.M. (2013) Catalytic Activity of Low Cost Materials for Pollutants Abatement by Fenton’s Process, Chem. Eng. Sci., 100, 225-233.

Rossi, A.F., Amaral-Silva, N., Martins, R.C., Quinta-Ferreira, R.M. (2012). Heterogeneous Fenton using ceria based catalysts: effects of the calcination temperature in the process efficiency. Applied Catalysis B, 111, 254-263.

Martins, R.C. Quinta-Ferreira, R.M. (2011). Remediation of Phenolic Wastewaters by Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs) at Ambient Conditions: Comparative Studies. Chemical Engineering Science 66, 3243-3250.

Martins, R.C.; Rossi, A.; Quinta-Ferreira, R.M. (2010). Fenton's Oxidation Process for Phenolic Wastewater Remediation and Biodegradability Enhancement. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 180, 716-721.

Martins, R.C., Amaral-Silva, N., Quinta-Ferreira, R.M. (2010) Ceria based solid catalysts for Fenton’s depuration of phenolic wastewaters: Biodegradability enhancement and toxicity removal. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. 99, 135-144.

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

Quina, M.J., Bordado, J.C.M., Quinta-Ferreira, R.M. (2008). Treatment and Use of Air Pollution Control Residues from MSW Incineration: an Overview. Waste Management, 28(11), 2097-2121.

Lopes, R.J.G., Silva, A.M.T., Quinta-Ferreira, R.M.. (2007). Screening of catalysts and effect of temperature for kinetic degradation studies of aromatic compounds during wet oxidation. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 73, 193-202.

Silva, A.M.T., Marques, R.R.N, Quinta-Ferreira, R.M. (2004). Catalysts Based in Cerium Oxide for Wet Oxidation of Acrylic Acid in the Prevention of Environmental. Appl. Catal. B., 47, 269-279.

Theses supervision

Rui C. Martins, Advanced Oxidation Processes at Ambient Conditions for Liquid Effluents Depuration: Ozonation and Fenton Technologies, Departamento de Engenharia Química, FCTUC, Coimbra (2011).

Rodrigo J.G. Lopes, Catalytic Studies and Trickle-Bed Reactors Behaviour for Wet Oxidation of Phenolic Wastewaters: CFD and Experimental Analysis, Departamento de Engenharia Química, FCTUC, Coimbra (2009).

Margarida Maria João de Quina, "Processos de Inertização e Valorização de Cinzas Volantes. Incineração de Resíduos Sólidos Urbanos, Universidade de Coimbra (2006).

Ana Cristina Almeida Costa, "Estudo do Comportamento Estacionário e Dinâmico de Reactores Catalíticos de Leito Fixo com convecção Intraparticular, Departamento de Engenharia Química, FCTUC, Coimbra (2006)

Adrián M.T. Silva, Tratamento de poluentes líquidos por oxidação catalítica húmida, Departamento de Engenharia Química, FCTUC, Coimbra (2005).

Other information
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-0762-2641