- OHMI Estarreja
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.
The project involves a multidisciplinary team, with researchers from the Departments of Chemistry and Geosciences at University of Aveiro, with wide experience in assessment of organic and inorganic contamination in environmental matrices, including in rainwater.
This project is in the scope of "the OHM International Estarreja, which aims at studying the multiple effects of the industrial activity on the man-environment relationship, taking into account the temporal dimension, marked by changes in industrial practices". Furthermore, the proposed project is within the scope of the priority areas,
"Area 2: Public Health", more specifically "Organic Contaminants: agricultural origin/ industrial origin". In addition to organic contaminants the present project will also study the inorganic contaminants from agricultural and industrial origins.
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).
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...
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 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 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...