Ana Júlia Cavaleiro

Junior Researcher


Career

  • Since  2018: Junior Researcher, Universidade do Minho
  • 2013 - 2018: Invited Assistant Researcher, Universidade do Minho
  • 2012 - 2013: Invited Assistant Professor, Universidade do Minho
  • 2000 - 2006: Lecturer of the 2nd Triennium, Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra

Qualifications

  • 2010: PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho
  • 2000: Mestrado em Tecnologias Ambientais, Universidade do Minho
  • 1997: Licenciatura em Engenharia do Ambiente, Universidade de Aveiro

Laboratory Management

Support Room Management

Honors and Awards

  • 2014: Best Oral Presentation (2nd place) at the 12th International Workshop on Environment and Alternative Energy - NASA/ESA/C3P
  • 2008: Prémio Melhor Poster do Dia da Escola de Engenharia 2008
  • 2007: Best poster on the 11th World Congress on Anaerobic Digestion, Brisbane, Australia

Courses

  • Environmental Technology Laboratory ( Integrated Master in Biological Engineering )
  • ( Integrated Master in Biological Engineering )
  • Since 2018: Anoxic Bioprocesses for the Intensification of Produced Water Treatment (AnoxPW)
  • 2018 - 2018: Novel Anaerobes
  • 2013 - 2018: Novel Anaerobes
  • 2011 - 2013: Ecophysiology of anaerobic communities degrading aliphatic hydrocarbons coupled to methanogenesis, sulfate and Fe(III) reduction
  • 2006 - 2010: New perspectives for methane production from long-chain fatty acids
  • 1998 - 2000: Efeito de sobrecargas de ácido oleico na actividade de consórcios microbianos anaeróbios desenvolvidos em processos de leito fixo

Projects

Research Students


Recent Publications

1
Garden and food waste co-fermentation for biohydrogen and biomethane production in a two-step hyperthermophilic-mesophilic process
  • Bioresource Technology, 278, 180-186, 2019
2
Inhibition studies with 2-bromoethanesulfonate reveal a novel syntrophic relationship in anaerobic oleate degradation
  • Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 85(2), e01733-18, 2019
3
Improvement of biomethane production from sewage sludge in co-digestion with glycerol and waste frying oil, using a design of experiments
  • Bioenergy Research, 11(4), 763-771, 2018
4
Enhancement of methane production from 1-hexadecene by additional electron donors
  • Microbial Biotechnology, 11(4), 657-666, 2018
5
Insight into the role of facultative bacteria stimulated by micro-aeration in continuous bioreactors converting LCFA to methane
  • ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 52(11), 6497-6507, 2018
6
Carbon nanotubes accelerate methane production in pure cultures of methanogens and in a syntrophic coculture
  • Environmental Microbiology, 19(7), 2727-2739, 2017
7
Sodium lauryl ether sulfate (SLES) degradation by nitrate-reducing bacteria
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 101(12), 5163-5173, 2017
8
Toxicity of long chain fatty acids towards acetate conversion by Methanosaeta concilii and Methanosarcina mazei
  • Microbial Biotechnology, 9(4), 514-518, 2016
9
Conversion of Cn-Unsaturated into Cn-2-Saturated LCFA Can Occur Uncoupled from Methanogenesis in Anaerobic Bioreactors
  • ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 50(6), 3082-3090, 2016
10
Long-term acclimation of anaerobic sludges for high-rate methanogenesis from LCFA
  • BIOMASS & BIOENERGY, 67(31), 297-303, 2014
11
Biochemical Methane Potential of raw and pre-treated meat-processing wastes
  • Bioresource Technology, 129, 519-525, 2013
12
Endurance of methanogenic archaea in anaerobic bioreactors treating oleate-based wastewater
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 97(5), 2211-2218, 2013
13
Methane production from oleate: assessing the bioaugmentation potential of Syntrophomonas zehnderi
  • Water Research, 44(17), 4940-4947, 2010
14
Waste lipids to energy: how to optimize methane production from long-chain fatty acids (LCFA)
  • Microbial Biotechnology, 2(5), 538-550, 2009
15
Continuous high rate anaerobic treatment of oleic acid based wastewater is possible after a step feeding start-up
  • ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 43(8), 2931-2936, 2009
16
Enhancement of methane production from long chain fatty acid based effluents
  • Bioresource Technology, 99(10), 4086-4095, 2008
17
Accumulation of long chain fatty acids onto anaerobic sludge under steady state and shock loading conditions: effect on acetogenic and methanogenic activity
  • Water Science and Technology, 48(6), 33-40, 2003
18
Microbial and operational response of an anaerobic fixed bed digester to oleic acid overloads
  • Process Biochemistry, 37(4), 387-394, 2001
19
Characterisation by image analysis of anaerobic sludge under shock conditions
  • Water Science and Technology, 41(12), 207-214, 2000
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