Luciana Pereira

Junior Researcher


Career

  • Since  2018: Junior Researcher, Universidade do Minho
  • 2013 - 2015: Invited Assistant Researcher, Universidade do Minho

Qualifications

  • 2004: PhD Thesis, University of Graz
  • Since 2018: Anaerobic degradation of model contaminants, catalysed by magnetic nanomaterials.
  • 2015 - 2018: Carbon@NanoMagnetic composites as a new generation of electron drivers for anaerobic bioprocesses
  • 2015 - 2015: Bioremediation and environmental catalysis, in the frame of the project UID/BIO/04469/2013
  • 2013 - 2015: Environmental biotecnology
  • 2009 - 2013: Development of a bioreactor for activated carbon catalysis of reductive transfer reactions

Research Students


Recent Publications

1
Photocatalytic microporous membrane against the increasing problem of water emerging pollutants
  • Materials, 12(10), 1649, 2019
2
Methane production and conductive materials: a critical review
  • ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 52(18), 10241-10253, 2018
3
TiO2/graphene and TiO2/graphene oxide nanocomposites for photocatalytic applications: A computer modeling and experimental study
  • COMPOSITES PART B-ENGINEERING, 145, 39-46, 2018
4
Synthesis, characterization and application of magnetic carbon materials as electron shuttles for the biological and chemical reduction of the azo dye Acid Orange 10
  • Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 212, 175-184, 2017
5
Potential of the filamentous fungus Aspergillus niger AN 400 to degrade Atrazine in wastewaters
  • Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology, 9, 162-167, 2017
6
Ciprofloxacin wastewater treated by UVA photocatalysis: contribution of irradiated TiO2 and ZnO nanoparticles on the final toxicity as assessed by Vibrio fischeri
  • RSC Advances, 6(98), 95494-95503, 2016
7
Effect of different carbon materials as electron shuttles in the anaerobic biotransformation of nitroanilines
  • Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 113(6), 1194-1202, 2016
8
Perspectives on carbon materials as powerful catalysts in continuous anaerobic bioreactors
  • Water Research, 101, 441-447, 2016
9
Metallic nanoparticles: microbial synthesis and unique properties for biotechnological applications, bioavailability and biotransformation
  • Critical Reviews in Biotechnology, 35(1), 114-128, 2015
10
UV/Tio2 photocatalytic reactor for real textile wastewaters treatment
  • Water Science and Technology, 70(10), 1670-1676, 2014
11
Carbon based materials as novel redox mediators for dye wastewater biodegradation
  • Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 144, 713-720, 2014
12
UV/TiO2 photocatalytic degradation of xanthene dyes
  • Photochemistry and Photobiology, 89(1), 33-39, 2013
13
Biological decolorization of xanthene dyes by anaerobic granular biomass
  • Biodegradation, 23(5), 725-737, 2012
14
Molecular determinants of azo reduction activity in the strain Pseudomonas putida MET94
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 92(2), 393-405, 2011
15
Effect of ferromagnetic nanoparticle on dyes biodegradation
  • Bulletin of the Polytechnic Institute of Iasi, Section Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, 57(2), 21-28, 2011
16
Fate of aniline and sulfanilic acid in UASB bioreactors under denitrifying conditions
  • Water Research, 45(1), 191-200, 2011
17
Thermal modification of activated carbon surface chemistry improves its capacity as redox mediator for azo dye reduction
  • Journal of Hazardous Materials, 183(1-3), 931-939, 2010
18
  • Pereira, Luciana; Coelho, A.V.; Viegas, C.A.; Ganachaud, C.; Lacazio, G.; Tron, T.; Robalo, M.P.; Martins, L.O.
On the mechanism of biotransformation of the anthraquinonic dye acid blue 62 by laccases
  • Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, 351, 1857-1865, 2009
19
  • Pereira, Luciana; Coelho, A.V.; Viegas, C.A.; Santos, M.M.C.; Robalo, M.P.; Martins, L.O.
Enzymatic biotransformation and detoxification of the azo dye sudan orange g with bacterial CotA-laccase
  • Journal of Biotechnology, 139, 68-77, 2009
20
Expression system for Cota-laccase for directed evolution and high throughput screenings for the oxidation of high-redox potential dyes
  • Biotechnology Journal, 4, 1-6, 2009
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