Peer Review Papers


  • Araújo D, Concórdio-Reis P, Marques AC, et al (2018) Demonstration of the ability of the bacterial polysaccharide FucoPol to flocculate kaolin suspensions. Environmental Technology 0:1–9. doi: 10.1080/09593330.2018.1497710
  • Carvalheira M, Cassidy J, Ribeiro JM, et al (2018) Performance of a two-stage anaerobic digestion system treating fruit pulp waste: The impact of substrate shift and operational conditions. Waste Management 78:434–445. doi: 10.1016/j.wasman.2018.06.013
  • Carvalho G, Pedras I, Karst SM, et al (2018a) Functional redundancy ensures performance robustness in 3-stage PHA-producing mixed cultures under variable feed operation. New Biotechnology 40:207–217. doi: 10.1016/j.nbt.2017.08.007
  • Carvalho VCF, Freitas EB, Silva PJ, et al (2018b) The impact of operational strategies on the performance of a photo-EBPR system. Water Research 129:190–198. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2017.11.010
  • Castro-Mayorga JL, Freitas F, Reis MAM, et al (2018) Biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles and polyhydroxybutyrate nanocomposites of interest in antimicrobial applications. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 108:426–435. doi: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2017.12.007
  • Dias DFC, Passos RG, Rodrigues VAJ, et al (2018) Performance evaluation of a natural treatment system for small communities, composed of a UASB reactor, maturation ponds (baffled and unbaffled) and a granular rock filter in series. Environmental Technology (United Kingdom) 39:490–502. doi: 10.1080/09593330.2017.1304456
  • Dias DFC, von Sperling M (2018) Vertical profiling and modelling of Escherichia coli decay in a shallow maturation pond operating in a tropical climate. Environmental Technology (United Kingdom) 39:759–769. doi: 10.1080/09593330.2017.1310936
  • Meireles IT, Huertas RM, Torres CAV, et al (2018) Development and Caracterization of Hybrid Polysaccharide Membranes for Dehydration Processes. Carbohydrate Polymers 191:216–224. doi: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2018.03.010
  • Oliveira C, Silva M, Silva CE, et al (2018) Assessment of Protein-Rich Cheese Whey Waste Stream as a Nutrients Source for Low-Cost Mixed Microbial PHA Production. Applied Sciences 8:1817. doi: 10.3390/app8101817
  • Passarinho PC, Oliveira B, Dias C, et al (2018) Sequential Carotenoids Extraction and Biodiesel Production from Rhodosporidium toruloides NCYC 921 Biomass. Waste and Biomass Valorization: 1-12. doi: 10.1007/s12649-018-0489-1
  • Pereira JR, Araújo D, Marques AC, et al (2018) Demonstration of the adhesive properties of the medium-chain-length polyhydroxyalkanoate produced by Pseudomonas chlororaphis subsp. aurantiaca from glycerol. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 122:1144–1151. doi: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2018.09.064
  • Póvoa P, Matos JS, Oehmen A (2018) Modelling operational costs of a large water resource recovery facility receiving stormwater contributions. Urban Water Journal 15:23–31. doi: 10.1080/1573062X.2017.1363895


  • Abbondanzi F, Biscaro G, Carvalho G, et al (2017) Fast method for the determination of short-chain-length polyhydroxyalkanoates (scl-PHAs) in bacterial samples by In Vial-Thermolysis (IVT). New Biotechnology 39:29–35. doi: 10.1016/j.nbt.2017.05.012
  • Antunes S, Freitas F, Sevrin C, et al (2017) Production of FucoPol by Enterobacter A47 using waste tomato paste by-product as sole carbon source. Bioresource Technology 227:66–73. doi: 10.1016/j.biortech.2016.12.018
  • Araújo D, Freitas F, Sevrin C, et al (2017) Co-production of chitin-glucan complex and xylitol by Komagataella pastoris using glucose and xylose mixtures as carbon source. Carbohydrate Polymers 166:24–30. doi: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2017.02.088
  • Castanheira NL, Dourado AC, Pais I, et al (2017) Colonization and beneficial effects on annual ryegrass by mixed inoculation with plant growth promoting bacteria. Microbiological Research 198:47–55. doi: 10.1016/j.micres.2017.01.009
  • Dias DFC, De Matos MP, Passos RG, et al (2017) Upgrading and evaluation of a simple pond system for small communities with simple interventions to reduce land requirements and increase performance. Water Practice and Technology 12:1–11. doi: 10.2166/wpt.2017.004
  • Dias DFC, Passos RG, von Sperling M (2017) A review of bacterial indicator disinfection mechanisms in waste stabilisation ponds. Reviews in Environmental Science and Biotechnology 16:517–539. doi:
  • Dias DFC, Von Sperling M (2017) Solar radiation (PAR, UV-A, UV-B) penetration in a shallow maturation pond operating in a tropical climate. Water Science and Technology 76:182–191. doi: 10.2166/wst.2017.203
  • Farinha I, Freitas F, Reis MAM (2017) Implementation of a repeated fed-batch process for the production of chitin-glucan complex by Komagataella pastoris. New Biotechnology 37:123–128. doi: 10.1016/j.nbt.2016.06.1460
  • Freitas F, Torres CA V, Reis MAM (2017) Engineering aspects of microbial exopolysaccharide production. Bioresource technology 245:1674–1683. doi: 10.1016/j.biortech.2017.05.092
  • Gouveia AR, Freitas EB, Galinha CF, et al (2017) Dynamic change of pH in acidogenic fermentation of cheese whey towards polyhydroxyalkanoates production: Impact on performance and microbial population. New Biotechnology 37:108–116. doi: 10.1016/j.nbt.2016.07.001
  • Lourenço SC, Torres CAV, Nunes D, et al (2017) Using a bacterial fucose-rich polysaccharide as encapsulation material of bioactive compounds. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 104:1099–1106. doi: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2017.07.023
  • Marques R, Santos J, Nguyen H, et al (2017) Metabolism and ecological niche of Tetrasphaera and Ca. Accumulibacter in enhanced biological phosphorus removal. Water Research 122:159–171. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2017.04.072
  • Marques R, von Stosch M, Portela RMC, et al (2017) Hybrid modeling of microbial exopolysaccharide (EPS) production: The case of Enterobacter A47. Journal of Biotechnology 246:61–70. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiotec.2017.01.017
  • Nguyen PY, Carvalho G, Reis AC, et al (2017) Impact of biogenic substrates on sulfamethoxazole biodegradation kinetics by Achromobacter denitrificans strain PR1. Biodegradation 28:205–217. doi: 10.1007/s10532-017-9789-6
  • Oliveira CSS, Silva CE, Carvalho G, Reis MA (2017) Strategies for efficiently selecting PHA producing mixed microbial cultures using complex feedstocks: Feast and famine regime and uncoupled carbon and nitrogen availabilities. New Biotechnology 37:69–79. doi: 10.1016/j.nbt.2016.10.008
  • Póvoa P, Oehmen A, Inocêncio P, et al (2017) Modelling energy costs for different operational strategies of a large water resource recovery facility. Water Science and Technology 75:2139–2148. doi: 10.2166/wst.2017.098
  • Rodrigues VAJ, Mac Conell EFA, Dias DFC, et al (2017) Nitrogen removal in a shallow maturation pond with sludge accumulated during 10 years of operation in Brazil. Water Science and Technology 76:268–278. doi: 10.2166/wst.2017.193
  • Silva AF, Antunes S, Freitas F, et al (2017) Impact of sludge retention time on MBR fouling: role of extracellular polymeric substances determined through membrane autopsy. Biofouling 33:556–566. doi: 10.1080/08927014.2017.1333112
  • Silva F, Campanari S, Matteo S, et al (2017) Impact of nitrogen feeding regulation on polyhydroxyalkanoates production by mixed microbial cultures. New Biotechnology 37:90–98. doi: 10.1016/j.nbt.2016.07.013
  • Wang X, Oehmen A, Freitas EB, et al (2017) The link of feast-phase dissolved oxygen (DO) with substrate competition and microbial selection in PHA production. Water Research 112:269–278. doi:


  • Alves VD, Torres CAV, Freitas F (2016) Bacterial polymers as materials for the development of micro/nanoparticles. International Journal of Polymeric Materials and Polymeric Biomaterials 65:211–224. doi: 10.1080/00914037.2015.1103239
  • Araújo D, Alves VD, Campos J, et al (2016) Assessment of the adhesive properties of the bacterial polysaccharide FucoPol. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 92:383–389. doi: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2016.07.035
  • Castanheira N, Dourado AC, Kruz S, et al (2016) Plant growth-promoting Burkholderia species isolated from annual ryegrass in Portuguese soils. Journal of Applied Microbiology 120:724–739. doi: 10.1111/jam.13025
  • Colombo B, Sciarria TP, Reis M, et al (2016) Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) production from fermented cheese whey by using a mixed microbial culture. Bioresource Technology 218:692–699. doi: 10.1016/j.biortech.2016.07.024
  • Cruz M V., Araújo D, Alves VD, et al (2016a) Characterization of medium chain length polyhydroxyalkanoate produced from olive oil deodorizer distillate. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 82:243–248. doi: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2015.10.043
  • Cruz M V., Freitas F, Paiva A, et al (2016b) Valorization of fatty acids-containing wastes and byproducts into short- and medium-chain length polyhydroxyalkanoates. New Biotechnology 33:206–215. doi: 10.1016/j.nbt.2015.05.005
  • Ferreira AR V, Torres CA V, Freitas F, et al (2016) Development and characterization of bilayer films of FucoPol and chitosan. Carbohydrate Polymers 147:8–15. doi: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2016.03.089
  • Fradinho JC, Reis MAM, Oehmen A (2016) Beyond feast and famine: Selecting a PHA accumulating photosynthetic mixed culture in a permanent feast regime. Water Research 105:421–428. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2016.09.022
  • Hilliou L, Teixeira PF, Machado D, et al (2016) Effects of fermentation residues on the melt processability and thermomechanical degradation of PHBV produced from cheese whey using mixed microbial cultures. Polymer Degradation and Stability 128:269–277. doi: 10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2016.03.031
  • Marques R, Rodriguez-Caballero A, Oehmen A, Pijuan M (2016) Assessment of online monitoring strategies for measuring N2O emissions from full-scale wastewater treatment systems. Water Research 99:171–179. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2016.04.052
  • Martínez-Abad A, Cabedo L, Oliveira CSS, et al (2016) Characterization of polyhydroxyalkanoate blends incorporating unpurified biosustainably produced poly(3-hydroxybutyrate- co -3-hydroxyvalerate). Journal of Applied Polymer Science 133:n/a-n/a. doi: 10.1002/app.42633
  • Pais J, Serafim LS, Freitas F, Reis MAM (2016) Conversion of cheese whey into poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) by Haloferax mediterranei. New Biotechnology 33:224–230. doi: 10.1016/j.nbt.2015.06.001
  • Palmeiro-Sánchez T, Oliveira CSS, Gouveia AR, et al (2016) NaCl presence and purification affect the properties of mixed culture PHAs. European Polymer Journal 85:256–265. doi: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2016.10.035
  • Passos RG, Dias DFC, von Sperling M (2016) Review of practical aspects for modelling of stabilization ponds using Computational Fluid Dynamics. Environmental Technology Reviews 5:78–102. doi: 10.1080/21622515.2016.1251499
  • Ribera-Guardia A, Marques R, Arangio C, et al (2016) Distinctive denitrifying capabilities lead to differences in N2O production by denitrifying polyphosphate accumulating organisms and denitrifying glycogen accumulating organisms. Bioresource Technology 219:106–113. doi: 10.1016/j.biortech.2016.07.092
  • Roca C, Lehmann M, Torres CAV, et al (2016) Exopolysaccharide production by a marine Pseudoalteromonas sp. strain isolated from Madeira Archipelago ocean sediments. New Biotechnology 33:460–466. doi: 10.1016/j.nbt.2016.02.005
  • Schröder P, Helmreich B, Škrbić B, et al (2016) Status of hormones and painkillers in wastewater effluents across several European states—considerations for the EU watch list concerning estradiols and diclofenac. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 23:12835–12866. doi: 10.1007/s11356-016-6503-x
  • Silva AF, Antunes S, Saunders A, et al (2016) Impact of sludge retention time on the fine composition of the microbial community and extracellular polymeric substances in a membrane bioreactor. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 100:8507–8521. doi: 10.1007/s00253-016-7617-2
  • Simion C, Chenaru O, Florea G, et al (2016) Decision Support System based on Fuzzy Control for a Wastewater Treatment Plant. International Journal of Environmental Science 1:344–349


Antunes S, Freitas F, Alves VD, et al (2015) Conversion of cheese whey into a fucose- and glucuronic acid-rich extracellular polysaccharide by Enterobacter A47. Journal of Biotechnology 210:1–7. doi:

Cruz M V., Sarraguça MC, Freitas F, et al (2015) Online monitoring of P(3HB) produced from used cooking oil with near-infrared spectroscopy. Journal of Biotechnology 194:1–9. doi:

Diniz MS, Salgado R, Pereira VJ, et al (2015) Ecotoxicity of ketoprofen, diclofenac, atenolol and their photolysis byproducts in zebrafish (Danio rerio). Science of the Total Environment 505:282–289. doi:

Duque AF, Bessa VS, Castro PML (2015) Characterization of the bacterial communities of aerobic granules in a 2-fluorophenol degrading process. Biotechnology Reports 5:98–104. doi:

Farinha I, Duarte P, Pimentel A, et al (2015) Chitin-glucan complex production by Komagataella pastoris: Downstream optimization and product characterization. Carbohydrate Polymers 130:455–464. doi:

Franca RDG, Vieira A, Mata AMT, et al (2015) Effect of an azo dye on the performance of an aerobic granular sludge sequencing batch reactor treating a simulated textile wastewater. Water Research 85:327–336. doi:

Frison N, Katsou E, Malamis S, et al (2015a) Development of a Novel Process Integrating the Treatment of Sludge Reject Water and the Production of Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs). Environmental science & technology 49:10877–85. doi:

Frison N, Katsou E, Malamis S, et al (2015b) Nutrient removal via nitrite from reject water and polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) storage during nitrifying conditions. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology 90:1802–1810. doi:

Marques R, Oehmen A, Carvalho G, Reis MAM (2015) Modelling the biodegradation kinetics of the herbicide propanil and its metabolite 3,4-dichloroaniline. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 22:6687–6695. doi:

Mesquita DP, Amaral AL, Leal C, et al (2015) Polyhydroxyalkanoate granules quantification in mixed microbial cultures using image analysis: Sudan Black B versus Nile Blue A staining. Analytica Chimica Acta 865:8–15. doi:

Palma SICJ, Rodrigues CA V., Carvalho A, et al (2015) A value-added exopolysaccharide as a coating agent for MRI nanoprobes. Nanoscale 7:14272–14283. doi:

Roca C, Alves VD, Freitas F, Reis MAM (2015) Exopolysaccharides enriched in rare sugars: Bacterial sources, production, and applications. Frontiers in Microbiology 6:1–7. doi:

Rodrigues VAJ, Possmoser-Nascimento TE, Dias DFC, et al (2015) Performance comparison between two equal stabilization ponds operating with and without sludge layer. Water Science and Technology 71:929–937. doi:

Rodriguez-Caballero A, Aymerich I, Marques R, et al (2015) Minimizing N2O emissions and carbon footprint on a full-scale activated sludge sequencing batch reactor. Water Research 71:1–10. doi:

Torres CAV, Ferreira ARV, Freitas F, et al (2015) Rheological studies of the fucose-rich exopolysaccharide FucoPol. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 79:611–617. doi:


  • Pardelha, F., Albuquerque, M. G. E., Reis, M. A. M., Oliveira, R., Dias, J. M. L. Dynamic metabolic modelling of volatile fatty acids conversion to polyhydroxyalkanoates by a mixed microbial culture. New Biotechnology, 31, 335-344, 2014.
  • Fava, F., Totaro, G., Diels, L., Reis, M., Duarte, J., Carioca, O.B., Poggi-Varaldo, H.M., Ferreira, B.S. Biowaste biorefinery in Europe: opportunities and research development needs. New Biotechnology (in press)
  • Carvalho, G., Oehmen, A., Albuquerque, M. G. E., Reis, M. A. M. The relationship between mixed microbial culture composition and PHA production performance from fermented molasses. New Biotechnology, 31 (4), pp. 257-263,2014
  • Pais, J., Farinha, I., Freitas, F., Serafim, L. S., Martínez, V., Martínez, J. C., Reis, M. A. M. Improvement on the yield of polyhydroxyalkanotes production from cheese whey by a recombinant Escherichia coli strain using the proton suicide methodology. Enzyme and Microbial Technology,55, 151-158,2014.
  • Duque, A. F., Oliveira, C. S. S., Carmo, I. T. D., Gouveia, A. R., Pardelha, F., Ramos, A. M., Reis, M. A. M. Response of a three-stage process for PHA production by mixed microbial cultures to feedstock shift: Impact on polymer composition. New Biotechnology, 31 (4), pp. 276-288, 2014
  • Freitas, F., Alves, V. D., Reis, M. A., Crespo, J. G., Coelhoso, I. M. Microbial polysaccharide-based membranes: Current and future applications. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 131 (6), 40047, 2014
  • Martínez-Sanz, M., Villano, M., Oliveira, C., Albuquerque, M. G. E., Majone, M., Reis, M., Lopez-Rubio, A., Lagaron, J. M. Characterization of polyhydroxyalkanoates synthesized from microbial mixed cultures and of their nanobiocomposites with bacterial cellulose nanowhiskers. New Biotechnology, 31 (4), pp. 364-376, 2014
  • Oehmen, A., Pinto, F. V., Silva, V., Albuquerque, M. G. E., & Reis, M. A. M. The impact of pH control on the volumetric productivity of mixed culture PHA production from fermented molasses. Engineering in Life Sciences, 14(2): 143-152,2014.
  • Cruz, M.V., Paiva, A., Lisboa, P., Freitas, F., Alves, V.D., Simões, P., Barreiros, S., Reis, M.A.M. Production of polyhydroxyalkanoates from spent coffee grounds oil obtained by supercritical fluid extraction technology. Bioresource Technology, 157, 360-363, 2014.
  • Mesquita, D.P., Amaral, A.L., Leal, C., Carvalheira, M., Cunha, J.R., Oehmen, A., Reis, M.A.M., Ferreira, E.C. Monitoring intracellular polyphosphate accumulation in enhanced biological phosphorus removal systems by quantitative image analysis. Water Science and Technology, Vol.69, Issue 11, 2315-2323, 2014.
  • Carvalho, M., Roca, C., Reis, M.A.M. Carob pod water extracts as feedstock for succinic acid production by Actinobacillus succinogenes. Bioresource Technology, Volume 170, Pages 491-498, 2014.
  • Freitas, F., Alves, V.D., Gouveia, A.R., Pinheiro, C., Torres, C.A.V., Grandfils, C., Reis, M.A.M. Controlled production of exopolysaccharides from Enterobacter A47 as a function of carbon source with demonstration of their film and emulsifying abilities. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Volume 172, Issue 2, Pages 641-657, 2014
  • Oehmen, A., Vergel, D., Fradinho, J., Reis, M.A.M., Crespo, J.G., Velizarov, S. Mercury removal from water streams through the ion exchange membrane bioreactor concept. Journal of Hazardous Materials. Vol. 264, 15, 65-70,2014
  • Carvalho, M., Matos, M., Roca, C., Reis, M.A.M. Succinic acid production from glycerol by Actinobacillus succinogenes using dimethylsulfoxide as electron acceptor. New Biotechnology, Volume 31, Issue 1, Pages 133-139, 2014.
  • Fradinho, J.C., Oehmen, A., Reis, M.A.M.. Photosynthetic mixed culture polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) production from individual and mixed volatile fatty acids (VFAs): Substrate preferences and co-substrate uptake. Journal of Biotechnolgy, Vol. 185, Pages 19-27,2014.
  • Chagas, B., Farinha, I., Galinha, C.F., Freitas, F., Reis, M.A.M. Chitin-glucan complex production by Komagataella (Pichia) pastoris: Impact of cultivation pH and temperature on polymer content and composition. New Biotechnology Vol. 31, I5, 25, 468-474, 2014.
  • Carvalheira, M., Oehmen, A., Carvalho, G., Reis, M.A.M. The effect of substrate competition on the metabolism of polyphosphate accumulating organisms (PAOs). Water Research Volume 64, 1. 2014, Pages 149-159.
  • Ferreira, A.R.V., Torres, C.A.V., Freitas, F., Reis, M.A.M., Alves, V.D., Coelhoso, I.M.. Biodegradable films produced from the bacterial polysaccharide FucoPol. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 71, pages 111-116.
  • Morais, C., Freitas, F., Cruz, M.V., Paiva, A., Dionísio, M., Reis, M.A.M..Conversion of fat-containing waste from the margarine manufacturing process into bacterial polyhydroxyalkanoates. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 71, pages 68-73.
  • Torres, C.A.V., Marques, R., Ferreira, A.R.V., Antunes, S., Grandfils, C., Freitas, F., Reis, M.A.M. 2014. Impact of glycerol and nitrogen concentration on Enterobacter A47 growth and exopolysaccharide production. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 71, pages 81-86.  
  • Castro-Mayorga, J.L., Martínez-Abad, A., Fabra, M.J., Olivera, C., Reis, M., Lagarón, J.M. 2014. Stabilization of antimicrobial silver nanoparticles by a polyhydroxyalkanoate obtained from mixed bacterial culture. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 71, pages 103-110.
  • Acevedo B, Borras L, Oehmen A, Barat R. 2014. Modelling the metabolic shift of polyphosphate-accumulating organisms. Water Research 65: 235-244.
  • Lanham AB, Oehmen A, Saunders AM, Carvalho G, Nielsen PH, Reis MAM. 2014. Metabolic modelling of full-scale enhanced biological phosphorus removal sludge. Water Research 66: 283-295.
  • Carvalheira M, Oehmen A, Carvalho G, Eusebio M, Reis MAM. 2014. The impact of aeration on the competition between polyphosphate accumulating organisms and glycogen accumulating organisms. Water Research 66: 296-307.
  • Carvalheira M, Oehmen A, Carvalho G, Reis MAM. 2014. Survival strategies of polyphosphate accumulating organisms and glycogen accumulating organisms under conditions of low organic loading. Bioresource Technology 172: 290-296.
  • Marques R, Oehmen A, Pijuan M. 2014. Novel microelectrode-based online system for monitoring N2O gas emissions during wastewater treatment. Environmental Science and Technology 48: 12816-12823.


  • Galinha, C.F., Guglielmi, G., Carvalho, G., Portugal, C.A.M., Crespo, J.G., Reis, M.A.M. Development of a hybrid model strategy for monitoring membrane bioreactors. 2012. Journal of Biotechnology 164 (3) , pp. 386-395, 2013

  • Fradinho, J.C., Domingos, J.M.B., Carvalho, G., Oehmen, A., Reis, M.A.M. Polyhydroxyalkanoates production by a mixed photosynthetic consortium of bacteria and algae. Bioresource Technology 132 , pp. 146-153, 2013
  • Salgado, R., Pereira, V.J., Carvalho, G., Soeiro, R., Gaffney, V., Almeida, C., Cardoso, V.V., E. Ferreira, M.J. Benoliel, T.A. Ternes, A. Oehmen, M.A.M. Reis, Noronha, J.P. Photodegradation kinetics and transformation products of ketoprofen, diclofenac and atenolol in pure water and treated wastewater. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 244-245 , pp. 516-527.2013.
  • Oehmen, A., Marques, R., Noronha, J.P., Carvalho, G., Reis, M.A.M. Propionate addition enhances the biodegradation of the xenobiotic herbicide propanil and its metabolite. Bioresource Technology 27 , pp. 195-201, 2013
  • Albuquerque, M.G.E., Carvalho, G., Kragelund, C., Silva, A.F., Barreto Crespo, M.T., Reis, M.A.M., Nielsen, P.H. Link between microbial composition and carbon substrate-uptake preferences in a PHA-storing community. ISME Journal, 7 (1) , pp. 1-12, 2013.
  • Mesquita, D.P., Leal, C., Cunha, J.R., Oehmen, A., Amaral, A.L., Reis, M.A.M., Ferreira, E.C. Prediction of intracellular storage polymers using quantitative image analysis in enhanced biological phosphorus removal systems. Analytica Chimica Acta 770 , pp. 36-44,2013
  • Oehmen, A., Vergel, D., Fradinho, J., Reis, M. A. M., Crespo, J. G., Velizarov, S. Mercury removal from water streams through the ion exchange membrane bioreactor concept. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 264, 65-70, 2013.
  • Pardelha, F., Albuquerque, M. G. E., Carvalho, G., Reis, M. A. M., Dias, J. M. L., & Oliveira, R. Segregated flux balance analysis constrained by population structure/function data: The case of PHA production by mixed microbial cultures. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 110(8), 2267-2276, 2013.
  • Almeida B, Oehmen A, Marques R, Brito D, Carvalho G, Barreto Crespo MT. 2013. Modelling the biodegradation of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) by activated sludge and a pure culture. Bioresource Technology 133: 31-37. DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2013.01.035.


  • Ricardo, A.R., Oliveira, R., Velizarov, S., Reis, M.A.M., Crespo, J.G. Hybrid modeling of counterion mass transfer in a membrane-supported biofilm reactor. Biochemical Engineering Journal 62 , pp. 22-33, 2012

  • Silva, A.F., Carvalho, G., Oehmen, A.,Lousada-Ferreira, M., van Nieuwenhuijzen, A., Reis, M.A.M., Crespo, M.T.B. Microbial population analysis of nutrient removal-related organisms in membrane bioreactors. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, pp. 1-10, 2012.
  • Roca, C., Chagas, B., Farinha, I., Freitas, F., Mafra, L., Aguiar, F., Oliveira, R., Reis, M.A.M. Production of yeast chitin-glucan complex from biodiesel industry by product. Process Biochemistry 47 (11) , pp. 1670-1675 2012.
  • Lanham, A.B., Ricardo, A.R., Coma, M., Fradinho, J., Carvalheira, M., Oehmen, A., Carvalho, G., Reis, M.A.M.. Optimisation of glycogen quantification in mixed microbial cultures. Bioresource Technology 118 , pp. 518-525, 2012.
  • Torres, C.A.V., Antunes, S., Ricardo, A.R., Grandfils, C., Alves, V.D., Freitas, F., Reis, M.A.M. Study of the interactive effect of temperature and pH on exopolysaccharide production by Enterobacter A47 using multivariate statistical analysis. Bioresource Technology 119 , pp. 148-156, 2012
  • Galinha, C.F., Carvalho, G., Portugal, C.A.M., Guglielmi, G., Reis, M.A.M., Crespo, J.G. Multivariate statistically-based modelling of a membrane bioreactor for wastewater treatment using 2D fluorescence monitoring data. Water Research 46 (11) , pp. 3623-3636, 2012.
  • Ricardo, A.R., Carvalho, G.,Velizarov, S., Crespo, J.G., Reis, M.A.M. Kinetics of nitrate and perchlorate removal and biofilm stratification in an ion exchange membrane bioreactor. Water Research, 46 (14) , pp. 4556-4568 2012
  • Ricardo, A.R., Velizarov, S., Crespo, J.G., Reis, M.A.M. Validation of the ion-exchange membrane bioreactor concept in a plate-and-frame module configuration. Process Biochemistry, 47 (12) , pp. 1832-1838, 2012.
  • Salgado, R., Marques, R., Noronha, J.P., Carvalho, G., Oehmen, A., Reis, M.A.M. Assessing the removal of pharmaceuticals and personal care products in a full-scale activated sludge plant. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 19 (5) , pp. 1818-1827, 2012
  • Pardelha, F., Albuquerque, M.G.E., Reis, M.A.M., Dias, J.M.L., Oliveira, R. Flux balance analysis of mixed microbial cultures: Application to the production of polyhydroxyalkanoates from complex mixtures of volatile fatty acids. Journal of Biotechnology 162 (2) , pp. 336-345, 2012
  • Salgado, R., Oehmen, A., Carvalho, G., Noronha, J.P., Reis, M.A.M. Biodegradation of clofibric acid and identification of its metabolites. Journal of Hazardous Materials 241-242 , pp. 182-189, 2012
  • Altosaar I, Oehmen A, Almeida CMR, Pascale S, Tommasi N, Dominguez de Maria P, Orzaez D, Zervos A, Xu C. 2012. Romania needs overseas reviewers. Nature 492: 186.

  • Acevedo B, Oehmen A, Carvalho G, Seco A, Borrás L, Barat R. 2012. Metabolic shift of polyphosphate-accumulating organisms with different levels of polyphosphate storage. Water Research 46(6): 1889-1900. DOI:10.1016/j.watres.2012.01.003.


  • Galinha, C., Carvalho, G., Portugal, C.A.M., Guglielmi, G., Oliveira, R., Crespo, J.G., M.A.M., Reis. Real-time monitoring of membrane bioreactors with 2D-fluorescence data and statistically based models. Water Science and Technology, 63 (7), 1381-1388, 2011.

  • Galinha, C.F., Carvalho, G., Portugal, C.A.M., Guglielmi, G., Reis, M.A.M., Crespo, J.G.. Two-dimensional fluorescence as a fingerprinting tool for monitoring wastewater treatment systems. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology,86 (7), pp. 985-992, 2011.
  • Ricardo, A.R., Velizarov, S., Crespo, J.G., Reis M.A.M. Multivariate analysis of the transport in an ion exchange membrane bioreactor for removal of anionic micropollutants from drinking water. Water Science and Technology 62, 2207-2212, 2011.
  • Ricardo, A.R., Oliveira, R., Reis, M.A.M., Velizarov, S., Crespo, J.G. Multivariate statistical modelling of mass transfer in a membrane-supported biofilm reactor. Process Biochemistry 46, 10, 1981-1992, 2011.
  • Freitas, F, Alves, V.D.,Reis, M.A.M.. Advances in bacterial exopolysaccharides: From production to biotechnological applications. Trends in Biotechnology 29 (8),  388-398, 2011.
  • Salgado, R., Marques, R., Noronha, J.P., Mexia, J.T., Carvalho, G., Oehmen, A., Reis, M.A.M.. Assessing the diurnal variability of pharmaceutical and personal care products in a full-scale activated sludge plant. Environmental Pollution 159 (10), pp. 2359-2367, 2011.
  • Lanham A.B., Carvalheira M., Rodrigues A. M., Cardoso V., Benoliel M. J., Barros M.T., Morgado M.J., Soares H. M.V.M., Lemos P.C., Reis M.A.M.. Ethylenediamine-N,N’-diglutaric acid (EDDG) as a promising biodegradable chelator: quantification, complexation and biodegradation. Journal of Environmental Science and Health - Part A Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering 46 (6), 553-559, 2011.
  • Cruz M., Freitas F., Torres C.A.V., Reis M.A.M., Alves V.D. Influence of temperature on the rheological behavior of a new fucose-containing bacterial exopolysaccharide. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 48 (4), pp. 695-69, 2011.
  • Lanham, A.B., Moita, R. , Lemos, P.C. , Reis, M.A.M.. Long-term operation of a reactor enriched in Accumulibacter clade I DPAOs: Performance with nitrate, nitrite and oxygen. Water Science and Technology 63 (2), pp. 352-359, 2011.
  • Alves V.D., Ferreira A.R., Freitas F., Reis M.A.M., Coelhoso I.M. Characterisation of biodegradable films from the extracellular polysaccharide produced by Pseudomonas oleovorans grown on glycerol by-product. Carbohydrate Polymers, 83 (4), pp. 1582-1590, 2011.
  • Oehmen, A., Valerio, R., Llanos, J., Fradinho, J., Serra, S., Reis, M.A.M., Crespo, J.G., Velizarov, S. Arsenic removal from drinking water through a hybrid ion exchange membrane - Coagulation process. Separation and Purification Technology, 83 (1), pp. 137-143, 2011.
  • Carvalho G., Almeida B., Fradinho J., Oehmen A., Reis M. A.M., M. Crespo T. B. Microbial characterisation of mercury reducing mixed cultures enriched with different carbon sources, Microbes and Environment 26 (4) , pp. 293-300, 2011
  • Zhou Y, Oehmen A, Lim M, Vadivelu V, Ng WJ. 2011. The role of nitrite and free nitrous acid (FNA) in wastewater treatment plants. Water Research 45(15): 4672-4682. DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2011.06.025.


  • Freitas F., Alves V.D., Pais J., Carvalheira M., Costa N., Oliveira R., Reis M.A.M. Production of a new exopolysaccharide (EPS) by NRRL B-14682 grown on glycerol. Process Biochemistry,  45, 297-305, 2010.

  • M.P., Reis M.A.M. Effect of temperature on the dynamic and steady-shear rheology of a new microbial extracellular polysaccharide produced from glycerol by-product., 79, 981-988, 2010.
  • Alves V.D., Freitas F., Torres C.A.V., Cruz M., Marques R., Grandfils C., Gonçalves M.P., Oliveira R., Reis M.A.M. Rheological and morphological characterization of the culture broth during exopolysaccharide production by Enterobacter sp. Carbohydrate Polymer, 81, 758-764, 2010.
  • Oehmen A., Carvalho G., Freitas F., Reis M.A.M . Assessing the abundance and activity of denitrifying polyphosphate accumulating organisms through molecular and chemical techniques. Water Science Technology 61 (8), 2061-2068, 2010.
  • Bengtsson S., Ana R. Pisco, Maria A.M. Reis , Paulo C. Lemos. Production of polyhydroxyalkanoates from fermented sugar cane molasses by a mixed culture enriched in glycogen accumulating organisms. Journal of Biotechnology 145(3): 253-263, 2010.
  • Albuquerque M.G.E., C.A.V. Torres, M.A.M. Reis. Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) production by a mixed microbial culture using sugar molasses: Effect of the influent substrate concentration on culture selection. Water Research 44 (11), 3419-3433, 2010.
  • Albuquerque M.G.E, S. Concas, S. Bengtsson, M.A.M. Reis. Mixed culture polyhydroxyalkanoates production from sugar molasses: The use 3 of a 2-stage CSTR system for culture selection. Bioresource Technology 101 (18), pp. 7112-7122, 2010
  • Bengtsson S., Ana R. Pisco, Peter Johansson, Paulo C. Lemos, Maria A.M. Reis.  Molecular weight and thermal properties of polyhydroxyalkanoates produced from fermented sugar molasses by open mixed cultures. J. Biotechnol. 147 (3-4), pp. 172-179, 2010.
  • Oehmen A, Lopez-Vaquez CM, Carvalho G, Reis M.A.M, van Loosdrecht MCM.  Modelling the population dynamics and metabolic diversity of organisms relevant in anaerobic/anoxic/aerobic enhanced biological phosphorus removal processes. Water Research, 44(15), 4473-4486, 2010.
  • Oehmen A, Carvalho G Lopez-Vaquez CM, van Loosdrecht MCM, Reis M.A.M. Incorporating microbial ecology into the metabolic modelling of polyphosphate accumulating organisms and glycogen accumulating organisms. Water Research, 44 (17), pp. 4992-5004, 2010
  • Carvalho G, Marques R, Lopes AR, Faria C, Noronha J.P., Oehmen A, Nunes OC, Reis M.A.M. Biological treatment of propanil and 3,4-dichloroaniline from contaminated waters: kinetic and microbiological characterisation. Water Research 44 (17), pp. 4980-4991, 2010
  • Salgado, R., Noronha, J.P., Oehmen, A., Carvalho, G., Reis, M.A.M.. Analysis of 65 pharmaceuticals and personal care products in 5 wastewater treatment plants in Portugal using a simplified analytical methodology. Water Science and Technology 62 (12), 2862-2871, 2010
  • Zhou Y, Pijuan M, Oehmen A, Yuan ZG. 2010. The source of reducing power in the anaerobic metabolism of polyphosphate accumulating organisms (PAOs)-A mini-review. Water Science and Technology 61(7): 1653-1662. DOI: 10.2166/wst.2010.983.

  • Corominas Ll, Rieger L, Takacs I, Ekama G, Hauduc H, Vanrolleghem PA, Oehmen A, Gernaey KV, van Loosdrecht MCM, Comeau Y. 2010. New framework for standardised notation in wastewater treatment modelling. Water Science and Technology 61(4): 841-857. DOI: 10.2166/wst.2010.912.