20 years of Science and Innovation

Ana Luísa Gonçalves

Junior Researcher

Background: PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering – Faculty of Engineering of Porto, Portugal

Major research topics

  • Microalgal cultures
  • Harvesting techniques
  • Wastewater treatment
  • CO2 capture
  • Biomass valorisation
  • Process integration and optimization


Selected Publications

A.L. Gonçalves; J.C.M. Pires; M. Simões. 2016. "Wastewater polishing by consortia of Chlorella vulgaris and activated sludge native bacteria". Journal of Cleaner Production 133: 348-357. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.05.109.

A.L. Gonçalves; M.C.M. Alvim-Ferraz; F.G. Martins; M. Simões; Pires, J.C.M.. 2016. "Integration of microalgae-based bioenergy production into a petrochemical complex: Techno-economic assessment". Energies 9: 224-240. https://doi.org/10.3390/en9040224.

A.L. Gonçalves; J.C.M. Pires; M. Simões. 2016. "The effects of light and temperature on microalgal growth and nutrient removal: An experimental and mathematical approach". RSC Advances 6: 22896-22907. https://doi.org/10.1039/C5RA26117A.

A.L. Gonçalves; C.M. Rodrigues; J.C.M. Pires; M. Simões. 2016. "The effect of increasing CO2 concentrations on its capture, biomass production and wastewater bioremediation by microalgae and cyanobacteria". Algal Research 14: 127-136. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.algal.2016.01.008.

N.F.P. Silva; A.L. Gonçalves; F.C. Moreira; T.F.C.V. Silva; F.G. Martins; M.C.M. Alvim-Ferraz; R.A.R. Boaventura,; V.J.P. Vilar; J.C.M. Pires. 2015. "Towards sustainable microalgal biomass production by phycoremediation of a synthetic wastewater: A kinetic study". Algal Research 11: 350-358. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.algal.2015.07.014.


Selected Projects

“PIV4Algae: Process Intensification for Microalgal Production and Valorisation” (POCI–01–0145–FEDER-031736), funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia. Laboratory for Process Engineering, Environment, Biotechnology and Energy. Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto. Starting date: 26/07/2018. Duration: 36 months. Role: Junior Researcher.




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