Joana Fradinho

Senior Researcher


ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7192-5367

ResearchGate: Joana_Fradinho

LinkedIn: joana-fradinho-24aa349

Office 612 – Chemistry Department,

Ph: +351 212 948 300, ext. 10931



(2013) PhD in Biochemical and Chemical Engineering - Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia/Universidade Nova de Lisboa


Research interests

Development of PHA producing photosynthetic systems as sustainable processes for wastewater and agro-industrial wastes treatment/valorization.


Relevant publications

  • Carvalho, V. C. F., Freitas, E. B., Silva, P. J., Fradinho, J. C., Reis, M. A. M., & Oehmen, A. (2018). 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
  • Fradinho, J. C., Reis, M. A. M., & 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
  • Carvalho, M., Matos, M., Roca, C., & Reis, M. A. M. (2014). Succinic acid production from glycerol by Actinobacillus succinogenes using dimethylsulfoxide as electron acceptor. New Biotechnology, 31(1), 133–139. DOI: 10.1016/j.nbt.2013.06.006
  • Fradinho, J. C., Oehmen, A., & Reis, M. A. M. (2014). Photosynthetic mixed culture polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) production from individual and mixed volatile fatty acids (VFAs): Substrate preferences and co-substrate uptake. Journal of Biotechnology, 185, 19–27. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiotec.2014.05.035
  • Oehmen, A., Vergel, D., Fradinho, J., Reis, M. A. M., Crespo, J. G., & Velizarov, S. (2014). Mercury removal from water streams through the ion exchange membrane bioreactor concept. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 264, 65–70. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2013.10.067
  • Fradinho, J. C., Domingos, J. M. B., Carvalho, G., Oehmen, A., & Reis, M. A. M. (2013). Polyhydroxyalkanoates production by a mixed photosynthetic consortium of bacteria and algae. Bioresource Technology, 132, 146–153. DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2013.01.050
  • Fradinho, J. C., Oehmen, A., & Reis, M. A. M. (2013). Effect of dark/light periods on the polyhydroxyalkanoate production of a photosynthetic mixed culture. Bioresource Technology, 148, 474–479. DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2013.09.010
  • Lanham, A. B., Ricardo, A. R., Albuquerque, M. G. E., Pardelha, F., Carvalheira, M., Coma, M., … Reis, M. A. M. (2013). Determination of the extraction kinetics for the quantification of polyhydroxyalkanoate monomers in mixed microbial systems. Process Biochemistry, 48(11), 1626–1634. DOI: 10.1016/j.procbio.2013.07.023
  • Lanham, A. B., Ricardo, A. R., Coma, M., Fradinho, J., Carvalheira, M., Oehmen, A., … Reis, M. A. M. (2012). Optimisation of glycogen quantification in mixed microbial cultures. Bioresource Technology, 118, 518–525. DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2012.05.087
  • Carvalho, G., Almeida, B., Fradinho, J., Oehmen, A., Reis, M. a. M., & Crespo, M. T. B. (2011). Microbial Characterization of Mercury-Reducing Mixed Cultures Enriched with Different Carbon Sources. Microbes and Environments, 26(4), 293–300. DOI: 10.1264/jsme2.ME11112
  • Oehmen, A., Valerio, R., Llanos, J., Fradinho, J., Serra, S., Reis, M. A. M., … Velizarov, S. (2011). Arsenic removal from drinking water through a hybrid ion exchange membrane - Coagulation process. Separation and Purification Technology, 83(1), 137–143. DOI: 10.1016/j.seppur.2011.09.02
  • Oehmen, A., Fradinho, J., Serra, S., Carvalho, G., Capelo, J. L., Velizarov, S., … Reis, M. A. M. (2009). The effect of carbon source on the biological reduction of ionic mercury. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 165(1–3), 1040–1048. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2008.10.0947