Rita Castro

Junior Researcher


Career

  • Since  2019: Junior Researcher, Universidade do Minho

Qualifications

  • 2015: PhD Program on Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho
  • Since 2019: Exploring lipids-producing bacteria for treatment of saline oily wastewaters with recovery of valuable products
  • 2016 - 2019: Hydrocarbon degradation
  • 2010 - 2015: Hydrocarbonoclastic bacteria: from bioremediation to bioenergy feedstock

Projects

Past Students


Recent Publications

1
Tuning culturing conditions towards the production of neutral lipids from lubricant-based wastewater in open mixed bacterial communities
  • Water Research, 144, 532-542, 2018
2
Enhancement of methane production from 1-hexadecene by additional electron donors
  • Microbial Biotechnology, 11(4), 657-666, 2018
3
Production of added value bacterial lipids through valorisation of hydrocarbon-contaminated cork waste
  • Science of the Total Environment, 605-606, 677-682, 2017
4
Rhodococcus opacus B4: a promising bacterium for production of biofuels and biobased chemicals
  • AMB Express, 6(35), 1-11, 2016
5
Ultrasound intensification suppresses the need of methanol excess during the biodiesel production with Lipozyme TL-IM
  • Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 27, 530-535, 2015
6
Thermophilic co-digestion of organic fraction of municipal solid wastes with FOG wastes from a sewage treatment plant: reactor performance and microbial community monitoring
  • Bioresource Technology, 102(7), 4734-4741, 2011
7
  • Castro, Rita; Pereira, Sofia; Lima, Ana; Corticeiro, Sofia; Válega, Mónica; Pereira, Eduarda; Duarte, Armando; Figueira, Etelvina
Accumulation, distribution and cellular partitioning of mercury in several halophytes of a contaminated salt marsh
  • Chemosphere, 76(10), 1348-1355, 2009
8
  • Pacheco, Catarina C.; Passos, João F.; Castro, A. Rita; Moradas-Ferreira, Pedro; De Marco, Paolo
Role of respiration and glutathione in cadmium-induced oxidative stress in Escherichia coli K-12
  • Archives of Microbiology, 189(3), 271-278, 2008
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