Helena M. Pinheiro
Associate Professor

Research Activities
- Whole-cell biocatalysis for industrial and environmental applications.
- Mixed culture, sequencing batch bioreactors for the biotransformation of synthetic chemicals.
- Spectroscopy and chemometrics applied to wastewater quality monitoring in the context of biotreatment.

Selected Publications
Franca RDG, Pinheiro HM, van Loosdrecht MCM, Lourenço ND (2018) Stability of aerobic granules during long-term bioreactor operation, Biotechnol. Adv. 36: 228-246, doi: 10.1016/j.biotechadv.2017.11.005

Franca RDG, Vieira A, Mata AMT, Carvalho GS, Pinheiro HM, Lourenço ND (2015) Effect of an azo dye on the performance of an aerobic granular sludge sequencing batch reactor treating a simulated textile wastewater, Water Res. 85: 327-336, doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2015.08.043

Franca RDG, Ortigueira J, Pinheiro HM, Lourenço ND (2017) Effect of SBR feeding strategy and feed composition on the stability of aerobic granular sludge in the treatment of a simulated textile wastewater, Wat. Sci. Tech. 76: 1188-1195, doi: 10.2166/wst.2017.300

Ferreira A, Ribeiro B, Marques PASS, Ferreira AF, Dias AP, Pinheiro HM, Reis A, Gouveia L (2017) Scenedesmus obliquus mediated brewery wastewater remediation and CO2 biofixation for green energy purposes, J. Clean. Prod. 165: 1316-1327, doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.07.232

Pisoeiro J, Galvão A, Pinheiro HM, Ferreira F, Matos J (2017) Determining stoichiometric parameters of detached biomass from a HSSF-CW using respirometry, Ecol. Eng. 98: 388-393, 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2016.07.003 

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