Nídia Dana Lourenço

Post-doctoral research fellow

Research Activities

- Aerobic granular sludge bioreactors for industrial wastewater treatment
- Biodegradation of textile dyes in sequencing batch reactors
- Wastewater quality monitoring using spectrometry (UV-Vis, NIR, MIR and Raman) and chemometrics
- Multivariate statistical process control (MSPC) for real-time bioreactor supervision and diagnosis

Selected Publications

Lourenço, N.D., Lopes, J.A., Almeida, C.F., Sarraguça, M.C. and Pinheiro, H.M., “Bioreactor monitoring with spectroscopy and chemometrics: a review”, Analytical Bioanalytical Chemistry, 404(4), 1211–1237 (2012)

Lourenço, N.D., Paixão, F., Pinheiro, H.M. and Sousa, A., “Use of Spectra in the Visible and Near-Mid-Ultraviolet Range with Principal Component Analysis and Partial Least Squares Processing for Monitoring of Suspended Solids in Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants”, Applied Spectroscopy, 64(9), 1061-1067 (2010)

Lourenço, N.D., Chaves, C.L., Novais, J.M., Menezes, J.C., Pinheiro, H.M. and Diniz, D.,” UV spectra and PCA analysis for water quality monitoring in a fuel park wastewater treatment plant”, Chemosphere, 65(5), 786-791 (2006)

Lourenço, N.D., Novais, J.M. and Pinheiro, H.M., “Analysis of the secondary metabolite fate during anaerobic-aerobic azo dye biodegradation in a sequential batch reactor, Environmental Technology”, 24(6), 679-686 (2003)

Lourenço, N.D., Novais, J.M. and Pinheiro, H.M., “Effect of some operational parameters on textile dye biodegradation in a sequential batch reactor”, Journal of Biotechnology, 89, 163-174 (2001)

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