Maria Bernardo

Researcher

Departamento de Química, DQ (Department of Chemistry) - Secção de Engenharia Química e Bioquímica, SEQB (Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Section)  Laboratório Associado de Química Verde - LAQV/REQUIMTE 

Correio eletrónico (Email address): mmb11704@fct.unl.pt Tel. Departamento (Department phone): (+351) 212948300 Ext.: 10903 or 10929  

Licenciada em Engenharia Química pela FCT NOVA, Mestre em Energia e Bioenergia pela FCT NOVA e Doutorada em Energia e Bioenergia pela UNL. Desde Abril de 2014 é investigadora posdoc no Departamento de Química da FCT NOVA.

(Graduated in Chemical Engineering by FCT NOVA, MSc in Energy and Bioenergy by FCT NOVA and PhD in Energy and Bioenergy by UNL. Since April 2014 is a post-doc researcher at Department of Chemistry of FCT NOVA).

Interesses Científicos (Scientific interests)

Valorização de biomassa e resíduos, bioenergia (Biomass and waste valorisation, bioenergy) Processamento termoquímico de resíduos (Thermochemical processing of wastes) Novos materiais carbonosos (New carbon materials) Processos de adsorção (Adsorption processes) Tratamento de águas residuais (Wastewater treatment) 

5 Publicações Representativas na área dos resíduos (5 Key publications in the wastes field)

- M. Bernardo, S. Mendes, N. Lapa, M. Gonçalves, B. Mendes, F. Pinto, H. Lopes, Leaching behaviour and ecotoxicity evaluation of chars from the pyrolysis of forestry biomass and polymeric materials, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 107 (2014) 9–15.

- M. Bernardo, S. Mendes, N. Lapa, M. Gonçalves, B. Mendes, F. Pinto, H. Lopes, I. Fonseca, Removal of Pb2+ from aqueous medium by using chars from co-pyrolysis, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 409 (2013) 158 – 165.

- M. Bernardo, N. Lapa, M. Gonçalves, B. Mendes, F. Pinto, I. Fonseca, H. Lopes, Physicochemical properties of chars obtained in the co-pyrolysis of waste mixtures, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 219 – 220 (2012) 196 – 202.

- M. Bernardo, M. Gonçalves, N. Lapa, R. Barbosa, B. Mendes, F. Pinto, Characterization of chars produced in the co-pyrolysis of different wastes: decontamination study, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 207 – 208 (2012) 28 – 35.

- Paula Costa, F. Pinto, A. M. Ramos, I. Gulyurtlu, I. Cabrita and M. S. Bernardo, Study of the Pyrolysis Kinetics of a Mixture of Polyethylene, Polypropylene, and Polystyrene, Energy & Fuels, 24 (2010) 6239 – 6247. 

Participação em projetos na área dos resíduos (Participation in projects in wastes field)

 - “RICEVALOR - Energetic valorization of wastes obtained during rice production in Portugal” with the reference PTDC/AAG-REC/3477/2012 co-funded by the Portuguese national funding agency for science, research and technology (FCT) and European Union Funds. 

- “Valorization of used tyres, plastics and biomass wastes by pyrolysis to produce valuable end products" with the reference  POCI/ENR/63388/2004 co-funded by the Portuguese national funding agency for science, research and technology (FCT) and European Union Funds.  

- “Characterization of raw and stabilized fly ashes produced in the Municipal Solid Wastes Thermal Valorization Unit of Valorsul” funded by Valorsul.