Mónica Carvalheira

Researcher

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Research ID: M-5663-2014

Orcid ID: 0002-3862-2636

Research Gate: Monica_Carvalheira

 

Lab. 610 – Chemistry Department,

Ph: +351 212 948 300, ext. 10917

Email: mic16141@campus.fct.unl.pt

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/monica-carvalheira-26714b19/

Education:

(2014) PhD in Sustainable Chemistry - Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

(2008) Master in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering - Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

(2007) Degree in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering – Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

  


Research interests:


  • Biological wastewater treatment
  • Biological nutrient removal
  • Metabolic modeling
  • Anaerobic Digestion
  • Biogas production from PHA degradation
  • Biogas upgrading

  


Relevant publications:


  • Mónica Carvalheira, Adrian Oehmen, Gilda Carvalho, Maria A.M. Reis. “Survival strategies of polyphosphate accumulating organisms and glycogen accumulating organisms under conditions of low organic loading”, Bioresource Technology, 172 (2014), 290–296.
  • Mónica Carvalheira, Adrian Oehmen, Gilda Carvalho, Mário Eusébio, Maria A.M. Reis. “The impact of aeration on the competition between polyphosphate accumulating organisms and glycogen accumulating organisms”, Water Research, 66 (2014), 296-307.
  • Mónica Carvalheira, Adrian Oehmen, Gilda Carvalho, Maria A.M. Reis. “The effect of substrate competition on the metabolism of polyphosphate accumulating organisms (PAOs)”, Water Research, 64 (2014), 149–159.
  • Daniela P. Mesquita, A. Luís Amaral, Cristiano Leal, Mónica Carvalheira, Jorge R. Cunha, Adrian Oehmen, Maria A.M. Reis, Eugénio C. Ferreira. “Monitoring intracellular polyphosphate accumulation in enhanced biological phosphorus removal systems by quantitative image analysis”, Water Science and Technology, 69 (2014), 2315-2323.
  • Ana B. Lanham, Mónica Carvalheira, Alexandre Mourão Rodrigues, Vitor Vale Cardoso, Maria João Benoliel, Maria Teresa Barros, Maria João Morgado, Helena M. V. M. Soares, Paulo Costa Lemos, Maria A. M. Reis. "Ethylenediamine-N,N'-diglutaric acid (EDDG) as a promising biodegradable chelator: Quantification, complexation and biodegradation", Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A, 46 (2011) 553-559.
  • Filomena Freitas, Vitor D. Alves, Joana Pais, Mónica Carvalheira, Nuno Costa, Rui Oliveira, Maria A. M. Reis. “Production of a New Exopolysaccharide (EPS) by Pseudomonas oleovorans NRRL B-14682 Grown on Glycerol”, Process Biochemistry, 45 (2010) 297–305. 
  • Vítor D. Alves, Filomena Freitas, Nuno Costa, Mónica Carvalheira, Rui Oliveira, M. P. Gonçalves, Maria A. Reis, “Effect of temperature on the dynamic and steady-shear rheology of a new microbial extracellular polysaccharide produced from glycerol byproduct”, Carbohydrate Polymers, 79 (2010) 981–988.
  • Filomena Freitas, Vitor D. Alves, Mónica Carvalheira, Nuno Costa, Rui Oliveira, Maria A. M. Reis. “Emulsifying behaviour and rheological properties of the extracellular polysaccharide produced by Pseudomonas oleovorans grown on glycerol byproduct”, Carbohydrate Polymers, 78 (2009) 549–556.