Given the rising environmental awareness scientist from all over the world highlight that water quality is essential for a healthy development of aquatic ecosystems and humans. The analysis of the human‐environment interaction process and their evolution are among the OHM main goals. Therefore, the permanent monitoring of heavy metals released into natural water bodies by industrial wastewater discharges in water, surrounding the OHM sites, has become essential.
This project aims to improve the water quality control by a real time wireless monitoring of the metals inputs (Hg, Cr and Cd) into the water body. A smart sensor wireless network system will be developed and used to monitor and predict the risk of water contamination by such hazardous substances, which have very harmful effects on human health and environment, including loss of biodiversity of aquatic ecosystems, even at extremely low concentrations, due to their high toxicity. The Estarreja Municipality lagoon, an important source of irrigation waters for the region, will be monitored and the results will allow the understanding of the Estarreja Chemical Industrial Complex influence on the surrounding ecosystems.
Carla Candeias obtained a 5-year degree in Geosciences Engineering in 2006, at the University of Aveiro, Portugal, where she later obtained a Master and a PhD in Geosciences in 2008 and 2013, respectively. The PhD was concluded with classified with the maximum grade: unanimity approval with high distinction and commendation. The main research areas are Medical Geology and Environment Geochemistry. Additional training gave her extra knowledge in toxicology (EUROTOX Advanced Toxicology course) and advanced statistical analysis skills with different media samples (e.g. ANOVA's, Risk). Is the Master student's co-supervisor. Has several scientific papers (reviewed by peers, IF > 1) published, being the majority as first author. She has experience in planning and organizing national and international scientific meetings, e.g. SWIM21 (2010), MEDGEO (2015), know-how in national and international projects applications and familiarity in working with academic and private organizations,...
Vitor M. F. Santos obtained a 5-year degree in Electronics Engineering and Telecommunications in 1989, at the University of Aveiro, Portugal, where he later obtained a PhD in Electrical Engineering in 1995. He was awarded fellowships to pursue research in mobile robotics during 1990-1994 at the Joint Research Center, Italy. He his currently Associate Professor at the University of Aveiro and lectures courses related to advanced perception and robotics, and has managed research activity on mobile robotics, advanced perception and humanoid robotics, with the supervision or co-supervision of more than 50 graduate and post-graduate students, and more than 100 publications in conferences, books and journals, and has carried out collaboration with several national and international groups in the field. He has been in the program committee of several national and international conferences, and acts regularly as reviewer for several international conferences and journals. At the University...
- Graduated in Geological Engineering - Coimbra University, Portugal,
- Master of Sciences in Geochemistry - Aveiro University, Portugal.
- PhD in Environmental Geochemistry - Aveiro University , Portugal
- Auxiliary Researcher at National Laboratory of Energy and Geology (LNEG)
Scientific Areas of Research
- Environmental Geochemistry
- Abandoned and active mines environmental impact
- Chemical elements mobility in exogenous environments
- Interaction water/rock
- Risk Assessment methodologies
- Environmental rehabilitation
- Geochemistry applied to ore exploration
- Ore petrology and environmental mineralogy
Project management experience
- Experience in scientific and financial management in European and Iberoamerican Projects.
Publications in Peer reviewer journals(some of the most representative)
- Ávila, P.F.;Santos Oliveira, J.M.; Ferreira da Silva, E. and Cardoso Fonseca, E. (2005). "Geochemical signatures and mechanisms of trace elements...