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ChemREs – Chemical Composition of Rainwater in Estarreja: identification of major contaminants (organics and inorganics), source assessment and evaluation of implications for the environment and humans
Patrícia Santos
Session
2015
Co-porteur(s)
Type de projet
Projet OHM
Chimie, Santé publique

The present project intends to contribute to the knowledge of chemical composition (organic and inorganic) of rainwater in the city of Estarreja, identifying the major pollutants in the area, including tracers of anthropogenic activities. Thus, two distinct sampling locals will be used to evaluate the sources of pollution: one in the industrial area (industrial); and another out of industrial area, and near an agricultural area (industrial background/agricultural).


The influence of seasonality (with sampling in two distinct periods: warm and cold seasons) and of air masses trajectories on the chemical composition of rainwater will be also assessed. Moreover, will be evaluated the implications of the presence of contaminants in rainwater to the environment and to the human beings, since rainwater is a way of availability of freshwater.

Porteur

Patrícia Santos
2019-12-20 14:09:13
2019-02-26 13:01:14
Patrícia Santos
Patrícia Santos graduated in Industrial Chemistry at University of Coimbra in 2002, and completed the MSc in Instrumental Methods and Analytical Control at University of Aveiro (UA) in 2006. In 2006 Patrícia was awarded with a FCT scholarship to pursue her PhD in Chemistry at UA under the subject “Origin, seasonality and chemical characteristics of rainwater in Aveiro” and completed the PhD degree in January 2011. Since obtaining her PhD degree Patrícia was awarded with 2 FCT PostDoc grants and has worked on studying chemical characteristics of rainwater, oxidation reactions in atmospheric waters and removal of contaminants from rainwater, in Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) at UA. Since January 2019 Patrícia is Junior Researcher in CESAM at UA.
Patrícia has participated in various European projects, namely SAPPHIRE (2002-2005), and in 2015/2016 she was the principal investigator of a project funded by LabEx DRIIHM and CNRS, entitled ChemREs-Chemical Composition of Rainwater in Estarreja: identification of major contaminants, source assessment and evaluation of implications for the environment and humans, at UA.
Patrícia published 26 papers in international peer review journals (631 citations, h-index of 13),and has 21 poster communications and 5 oral communications in national/international meetings. She has been invited for peer review referee work in international journals (e.g. Chemosphere, Geophys Res Lett, Sci Total Environ).

Participants

Patrícia
Santos

Patrícia Santos graduated in Industrial Chemistry (4 years) at the University of Coimbra in 2002. In 2002-2005, she was a research fellow in the Environmental Department at the Aveiro University integrated in the European Project SAPPHIRE - Source Apportionment of Airborne Particulate Matter and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Urban Regions of Europe, and during this period, in 2004, she took postgraduate studies in Physics of Climate and Climate Changes, and started an MSc in Instrumental Methods and Analytical Control, at the University of Aveiro. In 2005-2006, she also was a research fellow in the Chemistry Department at the Aveiro University with a project about Interactions between Organic and Inorganic Matter in Rainwater with the Atmospheric Conditions in Aveiro Town. Patrícia Santos completed the MSc degree (2 years) in Analytical Chemistry at University of Aveiro, in 2006, and completed a PhD degree (4 years) in Chemistry at the Aveiro University, in 2011. Her PhD...

Armando
Duarte

Prof. Armando C. Duarte was awarded a PhD degree in Public Health Engineering by University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He has over 30 years of internationally recognized experience on Analytical Chemistry, Qualimetrics and Analytical Quality Assurance in relation to obtaining experimental data to support decisions on food safety, health and environmental protection, and sustainable development. His research has significantly contributed mainly to the fields of the distribution, availability and fate of chemical compounds in different environmental compartments, chemical speciation and dynamics in coastal environments, and the characterization of natural organic matter and its interaction with contaminants of environmental significance. Prof. Duarte has coordinated over 20 PhD/Master students and is currently coordinating the work of several PhD and Master students allowing them for the development of scientific and technological knowledge of excellence on analytical chemistry,...

Anabela
Cachada

Anabela Cachada is a PhD student in the area of Environmental Chemistry and she has a degree in Environmental Engineering and of the Natural Resources (University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal) and a Master in Geochemistry (University of Aveiro, Portugal).


Her field of expertise in on the behaviour of organic contaminants in different environmental compartments, and she is particularly interested in the risk assessment of organic contaminated soils and in the evaluation of organic contaminants bioavailability and bioacessibility in soils. She has developed several works on the development of methodologies for the determination of organic contaminants in different environmental matrixes. She was a member in 9 multidisciplinary research projects and she published 21 papers in international scientific periodicals with referees. She has presented 8 oral communications in international conferences and 5 in national conferences, and 29 poster presentations in international...

Carla
Patinha

Carla Alexandra de Figueiredo Patinha have a Degree in Geological Engineering by the University of Aveiro, M.Sc. degree in Geochemistry and a PhD in Earth Sciences by the same institution.


In June of 2005 began her activities at Geosciences Department of the University of Aveiro as Superior technician, assuming the management of geochemistry and hydrochemistry laboratories at the University of Aveiro. Her main areas of scientific activity are the research on new analytical methodologies, environmental geochemistry and health and urban geochemistry. Present research interests include research on human bioaccessibility, solid-phase distribution of potentially harmful elements to human health, and health risk assessment studies on ground-level /household dusts and water. She is member of the International Association of Medical Geology, member of the Bioaccessibility Research Group of Europe (BARGE) and member of the OHM-Estarreja. She has been participating and coordinating several...