Célia Ferreira

 

 

 

 

  • Current research Interests:
    – Waste management and recycling
    – Electrochemical processes for environmental applications

    Currently working on phosphorus recovery, following the concepts of circular economy and efficient use of resources.

    Short CV:
    – PhD in Waste Treatment (Technical University of Denmark, 2005)
    – Environmental Engineering (5-year degree, University of Aveiro, 1996)

    Coordinator of the Research Group “Environment and Society”, one of the groups within Research Unit CERNAS, managing a team of 20 members, 10 of which holding a PhD. Researcher in Dept. of Materials Engineering and Ceramics/CICECO (University of Aveiro), and collaborator of CENSE (Center for Environmental and Sustainability Research) of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the New University of Lisbon.

    Indicators:
    Papers in JCR SCI journals: 38
    h-index: 10 (Apr 2016)
    Most cited article: 180 citations
    Papers published in conference proceedings: 58
    Student supervisions: 50
    Member of international scientific committees: 5
    Organization of international scientific events: 2
    Participations in academic jury: 101, of which 51 as opponent.

  • Name: Célia Dias Ferreira
    ORCID Number: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7456-2538
    Scopus Number: http://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=55037188000
    Institucional Adress: Coimbra
    Email: celia@esac.pt
    Institutional Telephone:
  • V Oliveira, L M Ottosen, J Labrincha, C Dias-Ferreira
    Valorisation of Phosphorus Extracted from Farm Yard Slurry and Municipal Solid Wastes Digestates as a Fertilizer (in press) (2016)
    Waste and Biomass Valorization, vol.NA, pp.NA
    http://doi.org/10.1007/s12649-015-9466-0

    Manuel Mendoza-Carranza, Alejandra Sepulveda-Lozada, Celia Dias-Ferreira, Violette Geissen
    Distribution and bioconcentration of heavy metals in a tropical aquatic food web: A case study of a tropical estuarine lagoon in SE Mexico (2016)
    Environmental Pollution, vol.210, pp.155-165
    http://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2015.12.014

    Myriam Kanoun-Boulé, T Vasconcelos, J Gaspar, S Vieira, C Dias-Ferreira, C Husson
    First Report of Phytophthora xalni and Phytophthora lacustris associated with common alder decline in Portugal (IN PRESS) (2016)
    Forest Pathology, vol.NA, pp.NA
    http://doi.org/10.1111/efp.12273

    Celia Dias-Ferreira, Gunvor M Kirkelund, Pernille E Jensen
    The influence of electrodialytic remediation on dioxin (PCDD/PCDF) levels in fly ash and air pollution control residues (2016)
    Chemosphere, vol.380–387, pp.148
    http://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2016.01.061

    C Dias-Ferreira, S Valente, J M Vaz
    Pharmaceutical waste generated and discarded in households across Portugal (In Press) (2016)
    Waste Management & Research, vol.NA, pp.NA
    DOI: NA

    L M Ottosen, C Dias-Ferreira, A B Ribeiro
    Electrochemical desalination of historic Portuguese tiles-Removal of chlorides, nitrates and sulfates (2015)
    Journal of Cultural Heritage, vol.16, pp.712-718
    http://doi.org/10.1016/j.culher.2014.11.003

    C Dias-Ferreira, G M Kirkelund, L M Ottosen
    Ammonium citrate as enhancement for electrodialytic soil remediation and investigation of soil solution during the process (2015)
    Chemosphere, vol.119, pp.889-895
    http://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2014.08.064

    H I Gomes, L M Ottosen, A B Ribeiro, C Dias-Ferreira
    Treatment of a suspension of PCB contaminated soil using iron nanoparticles and electric current (2015)
    Journal of Environmental Management, vol.151, pp.550-555
    http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2015.01.015

    H I Gomes, C Dias Ferreira, L M Ottosen, A B Ribeiro
    Electroremediation of PCB contaminated soil combined with iron nanoparticles: Effect of the soil type (2015)
    Chemosphere, vol.131, pp.157-163
    http://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2015.03.007

    J Rodrigues, V Oliveira, P Lopes, C Dias-Ferreira
    Door-to-Door Collection of Food and Kitchen Waste in City Centers Under the Framework of Multimunicipal Waste Management Systems in Portugal: The Case Study of Aveiro (2015)
    Waste and Biomass Valorization, vol.6, pp.647-656
    http://doi.org/10.1007/s12649-015-9366-3

    M J Quina, D V Lopes, L G Cruz, J Andrade, R C Martins, L M Gando-Ferreira, C Dias-Ferreira, R M Quinta-Ferreira
    Studies on the chemical stabilization of digestate from mechanically recovered organic fraction of municipal solid waste (2015)
    Waste and Biomass Valorization, vol.6, pp.711-721
    http://doi.org/10.1007/s12649-015-9405-0

    H I Gomes, J M Rodríguez-Maroto, A B Ribeiro, S Pamukcu, C Dias-Ferreira
    Numerical prediction of diffusion and electric field-induced iron nanoparticle transport (2015)
    Electrochimica Acta, vol.181, pp.5-12
    http://doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2014.11.157

    P E Jensen, G M Kirkelund, K B Pedersen, C Dias-Ferreira, Lisbeth M Ottosen
    Electrodialytic upgrading of two different MSWI residue types with focus on Cr, Pb, Zn, Mn, Mo, Sb, Se and V, Cl and SO4 (2015)
    Electrochimica Acta, vol.181, pp.167-178
    http://doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2015.06.012

    Joao Vaz, Jose Ferreira, Celia Dias-Ferreira
    Biowaste separate collection and composting in a Small Island Developing State – the case study of São Tomé and Principe, West Africa (2015)
    Waste Management & Research, vol.33(12), pp.1132-1138
    http://doi.org/10.1177/0734242X15611737

    Celia Dias-Ferreira, T Santos, Verónica Oliveira
    Hospital food waste and environmental and economic indicators – a Portuguese case study (2015)
    Waste Management, vol.46, pp.146-154
    http://doi.org/10.1016/j.wasman.2015.09.025

    L M Nunes, H I Gomes, M Ribau Teixeira, C Dias-Ferreira, A B Ribeiro
    Life cycle assessment of soil and groundwater remediation: groundwater impacts of electrokinetic remediation (2015)
    In: A B Ribeiro, E P Mateus, N Couto (Eds). Electrokinetics across disciplines and continents – New strategies for sustainable development, vol.NA, pp.173-202
    http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-20179-5_10

    H I Gomes, J Rodriguez-Maroto, A B Ribeiro, S Pamukcu, C Dias-Ferreira
    Electrokinetics and Zero Valent Iron Nanoparticles: Experimental and Modeling of the Transport in Different Porous Media (2015)
    In: A B Ribeiro, E P Mateus, N Couto (Eds). Electrokinetics across disciplines and continents – New strategies for sustainable development, vol.NA, pp.279-294
    http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-20179-5_14

    H I Gomes, G Fan, L M Ottosen, C Dias-Ferreira, A B Ribeiro
    Nanoremediation coupled to electrokinetics for PCB removal from soil (2015)
    In: A B Ribeiro, E P Mateus, N Couto (Eds). Electrokinetics across disciplines and continents – New strategies for sustainable development, vol.NA, pp.331-350
    http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-20179-5_17

    H I Gomes, C Dias-Ferreira, A B Ribeiro, S Pamukcu
    Influence of electrolyte and voltage on the direct current enhanced transport of iron nanoparticles in clay (2014)
    Chemosphere, vol.99, pp.171-179
    http://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2013.10.065

    E Rosales, J P Gustav Loch, C Dias-Ferreira
    Electro-osmotic transport of nano zero-valent iron in Boom Clay (2014)
    Electrochimica Acta, vol.127, pp.27-33
    http://doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2014.01.164

    H I Gomes, G Fan, E P Mateus, C Dias-Ferreira, A B Ribeiro
    Assessment of combined electro-nano remediation of molinate contaminated soil (2014)
    Science of the total environment, vol.493, pp.178–184
    http://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.05.112

    H I Gomes, C Dias-Ferreira, L M Ottosen, A B Ribeiro
    Electrodialytic remediation of PCB contaminated soil with iron nanoparticles and two different surfactants (2014)
    Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, vol.433, pp.189-195
    http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcis.2014.07.022

    H I Gomes, C Dias-Ferreira, A B Ribeiro
    Overview of in situ and ex situ remediation technologies for PCB-contaminated soils and sediments and obstacles for full-scale application (2013)
    Science of the Total Environment, vol.445-446, pp.236-260
    http://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.11.098

    H I Gomes, C Dias-Ferreira, A B Ribeiro, S Pamukcu
    Enhanced transport and transformation of zero-valent nanoiron in clay using direct electric current (2013)
    Water, Air & Soil Pollution, vol.224 (12), pp.1-12
    http://doi.org/10.1007/s11270-013-1710-2

    Helena I Gomes, Celia Dias-Ferreira, Alexandra B Ribeiro
    Electrokinetic remediation of organochlorines in soil: Enhancement techniques and integration with other remediation technologies (2012)
    Chemosphere, vol. 87, pp.1077-1090
    http://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2012.02.037

    Gomes H I, Dias-Ferreira C, Ribeiro A B, Pamukcu S
    Electrokinetic enhanced transport of zero valent iron nanoparticles for chromium(VI) reduction in soils (2012)
    Chemical Engineering Transactions, vol.28, pp.139-144
    http://doi.org/10.3303/CET1228024

    Ottosen L M, Jensen P E, Kirkelund G M, Dias-Ferreira C, Hansen H
    Electrodialytic Remediation of heavy Metal polluted Soil – treatment of water saturated or suspended soil (2012)
    Chemical Engineering Transactions, vol.28, pp.103-108
    http://doi.org/10.3303/CET1228018

    Lisbeth M Ottosen, Celia M D Ferreira, Iben V Christensen
    Electrokinetic desalination of glazed ceramic tiles (2010)
    Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, vol.40, pp.1161–1171
    http://doi.org/10.1007/s10800-010-0086-x

    Pernille E Jensen, Celia M D Ferreira, Henrik K Hansen, Jens-Ulrik Rype, Lisbeth M Ottosen, Arne Villumsen
    Electroremediation of air pollution control residues in a continuous reactor (2010)
    Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, vol.40, pp.1173–1181
    http://doi.org/10.1007/s10800-010-0090-1

    Celia D Ferreira, Pernille Jensen, Lisbeth Ottosen, Alexandra Ribeiro
    Preliminary Treatment of MSW Fly Ash as a Way of Improving Electrodialytic Remediation (2008)
    J. Environ. Sci. Health, Part A, vol.43(8), pp.837-843
    http://doi.org/10.1080/10934520801974319

    Pernille E Jensen, Lisbeth M Ottosen, Celia Ferreira
    Electrodialytic remediation of soil fines (<63um) in suspension — Influence of current strength and L/S (2007)
    Electrochimica acta , vol.52(10), pp.3412-3419
    http://doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2006.03.116

    Pernille E Jensen, Lisbeth M Ottosen, Celia Ferreira, Arne Villumsen
    Kinetics of electrodialytic extraction of Pb and soil cations from a slurry of contaminated soil fines (2006)
    Journal of Hazardous Materials, vol.B138, pp.493–499
    http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2006.05.073

    C Ferreira, P Jensen, L Ottosen, A Ribeiro
    Removal of selected heavy metals from MSW fly ash by the electrodialytic process (2005)
    Engineering Geology, vol.77(3-4), pp.339-347
    http://doi.org/10.1016/j.enggeo.2004.07.024

    C Ferreira; A Ribeiro; L Ottosen
    Effect of major constituents of MSW fly ash during electrodialytic remediation of heavy metals (2005)
    Separation Science and Technology, vol.40(10), pp.2007-2019
    http://doi.org/10.1081/SS-200068412

    C Ferreira, A Ribeiro, L Ottosen
    Possible applications for municipal solid waste fly ash (2003)
    Journal of Hazardous Materials, vol.96, pp.201-216
    http://doi.org/10.1016/S0304-3894(02)00201-7

    C Ferreira, A Ribeiro, L Ottosen
    Heavy Metals in MSW incineration fly ashes (2003)
    Journal de Physique IV France , vol.107, pp.463-466
    http://doi.org/10.1051/jp4:20030341

    C Borrego, N Barros, M Lopes, M Conceicao, M J Valinhas, O Tchepel, C Ferreira, M Coutinho and S Lemos
    Emission Inventory for Simulation and Validation of Mesoscale Models – A contribution to subproject SATURN (1999)
    Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, vol.28, pp. 721-724
    DOI: NA

    M Coutinho, Borrego C, Ferreira C
    Atmospheric Emissions of PCDD/PCDF and Heavy Metals in the Oporto Urban Area (1998)
    Organohalogen Compounds , vol.36, pp.153-156
    DOI: NA

  • E J Lourenço, A Baptista, J Pereira, C Dias-Ferreira
    Multi-Layer Stream Mapping as a Combined Approach for Industrial Processes Eco-efficiency Assessment (2013)
    Chapter title: In: Re-engineering Manufacturing for Sustainability. XII, 429-435
    A Y C Nee, B Song, S Ong (Eds)
    ISBN:978-981-4451-47-5

    A B Ribeiro, E P Mateus, C Dias-Ferreira
    The Role of Electroremediation in Urban Agriculture and Garden-Cities (Original title in Portuguese: PAPEL DA ELECTRO-REMOÇÃO NAS HORTAS URBANAS E CIDADES-JARDIM) (2012)
    Chapter title: In: Residuos urbanos e industriales – Fuente de problemas o de oportunidades? 53-59. Medellín, Colombia
    Mario Víctor Vázquez, Jorge Montoya Restrepo (Eds)
    ISBN:978-958-8628-39-4

    C D Ferreira, L M Ottosen, I V Christensen, S H Brammer, D A F Sveegaard
    Evaluation of Salt Removal from Azulejo Tiles and Mortars Using Electrodesalination. In: Vasco Peixoto de Freitas, Helena Corvacho and Michael Lacasse (Eds). Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Durability of Building Material and Components XII DBMC (2011)
    Chapter title: Volume 2, pp 897-903
    FEUP Edições, April 2011, Porto, Portugal (Legal Deposit: 325745/11)
    ISBN:978-972-752-132-6

    H Gomes, C D Ferreira, A B Ribeiro, G Loch, L M Ottosen
    A new approach to soil remediation: coupling nanotechnology with electrically induced particle transport (Electrokinetics) (2011)
    Chapter title: In: Book of Proceedings of the 1st International Conference WASTES: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities, 732-737, CVR – Centro para a valorização de Resíduos, Guimarães, Portugal, October 2011
    Fernando Castro, Cândida Vilarinho, Joana Carvalho (Eds)
    ISBN:978-989-97429-1-8

    L M Ottosen, C Ferreira, I V Christensen
    Electrochemical Desalination of Historic Portuguese Tiles, Azulejos, in laboratory scale (2011)
    Chapter title: In: Salt Weathering on Buildings and Stone Sculptures 3, 349-356, Cyprus
    I Ioannou & M Theodoridou (Eds)
    ISBN:978-9963-7355-1-8

    A B Ribeiro, C D Ferreira, A T Lima (Eds).
    EREM 2009 Book of Abstracts of the 8th International Symposium on Electrokinetic Remediation. (2009)
    Chapter title: July 2009, Lisbon, Portugal (Legal Dep: 297175/09)
    (NA)
    ISBN:978-97299358-7-9

    Ferreira C, Ribeiro A B, Ottosen L M
    Treatment of MSW fly ashes using the electrodialytic remediation technique (2004)
    Chapter title: In: Brebbia C A, Kungolos S, Popov V, Itoh H (Eds). Waste Management and the Environment II, 65-75
    WIT Press, UK
    ISBN:1-85312-738-8

    Ferreira C, Ribeiro A B, Ottosen L M
    Study of different assisting agents for the removal of heavy metals from MSW fly ashes (2002)
    Chapter title: In: D Almorza, C A Brebbia, D Sales, V Popov (Eds). Waste management and the Environment, 171-179
    WIT Press, UK
    ISBN:1-85312-907-0

  • NanoDC – Electrokinetic Remediation of soil contaminated with persistent organic pollutants using iron nanoparticles
    Main Investigator/Coordinator: Célia Dias Ferreira
    Institution: ESAC/IPC
    Period: 03/11 – 12/14
    Grant: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e para a Tecnologia
    Project Code: PTDC/AGR-AAM/101643/2008
    Funding value: NA
    Project site: http://www.nanodc.org

    VALOREN – Laboratory for the valorization of endogenous and natural resources
    Research Team Member: Célia Dias Ferreira
    Institution: IPC
    Period: 01/14 – 12/14
    Grant: +Centro (Regional Development Fund)
    Project Code: application CT_2013_05_014_5346 ID: 64767
    Funding value: 770 840 €
    Project site: http://

    SISUS – Laboratory for sustainable industrial solutions
    Research Team Member: Célia Dias Ferreira
    Institution: IPC
    Period: 01/14 – 12/14
    Grant: +Centro (Regional Development Fund
    Project Code: application CT_2013_05_014_5346 ID
    Funding value: 300 000 €
    Project site: http://

    URBI – Urban flood risk and pollutant relocation as a result of global change
    Research Team Member: Célia Dias Ferreira
    Institution: ESAC/IPC
    Period: 01/07 – 09/09
    Grant: NA
    Project Code: NA
    Funding value: NA
    Project site: http://

    Removal of contaminants from municipal solid waste incinerator fly ashes aiming at their valorisation
    Institution Main Investigator: Célia Dias Ferreira
    Institution: Universidade Nova de Lisboa
    Period: 11/03 – 10/06
    Grant: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e para a Tecnologia
    Project Code: POCTI/AGG/45073/2002
    Funding value: NA
    Project site: http://

    EMAS@SCHOOL
    Research Team Member: Célia Dias Ferreira
    Institution: NA
    Period: 10/03 – 09/06
    Grant: LIFE
    Project Code: LIFE03 ENV/P/000501
    Funding value: NA
    Project site: http://

  • Veronica Costa Oliveira. Research Grant: MSc Grant.
    Topic: Research grant on the valorization of agricultural wastes, in the framework of project Research and Environment of IIA – Institute of Applied Research, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Portugal. Supervision by Celia Maria Dias Ferreira (Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra)
    Period: 01/16 – 10/16

    Veronica Costa Oliveira. Research Grant: MSc Grant.
    Topic: valorization of agricultural wastes / CERNAS / INCENTIVO/AGR/UI0681/2014
    Period: 08/15 – 12/15

    Márcia Sofia da Silva Santos. Research Grant: PhD Grant.
    Topic: SFRH/BD/104087/2014, funded by FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e para a Tecnologia
    Period: 02/15 – 02/20

    Daniel Filipe Fernandes Martins Pôças. Research Grant: MSc Grant.
    Topic: Project NanoDC – PTDC/AGR-AAM/101643/2008 | Funded by FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e para a Tecnologia
    Period: 06/13 – 04/14

    Daniela Vanessa Rosendo Lopes. Research Grant: MSc Grant.
    Topic: Research grant on kinetic degradation of PCB. Project NanoDC – PTDC/AGR-AAM/101643/2008. CERNAS, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Portugal. Supervision by Célia Maria Dias Ferreira (Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra) and co-supervision by Margarida Quina (Univ. of Coimbra)
    Period: 03/12 – 10/12

    Bruno Miguel Machado Guimarães. Research Grant: MSc Grant.
    Topic: . Research grant on analysis of chlorinated organic compounds in water and soil. Project NanoDC – PTDC/AGR-AAM/101643/2008. CERNAS, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Portugal. Supervision by Célia Maria Dias Ferreira (Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra)
    Period: 03/12 – 10/12

    Helena Isabel Simões Silva. Research Grant: MSc Grant.
    Topic: Research grant on the implementation of the analytical laboratory procedure of PCB determination in soils. Project NanoDC – PTDC/AGR-AAM/101643/2008. CERNAS, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Portugal. Supervision by Jorge Varejão (Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra) and co-supervision by Célia Maria Dias Ferreira (Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra)
    Period: 01/12 – 10/13

    Emilio Rosales Villanueva. Research Grant: MSc Grant.
    Topic: Post-doctoral researcher on electrokinetic transport of iron nanoparticles in soil. Project NanoDD – PTDC/AGR-AAM/101643/2008. CERNAS, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Portugal. Supervision by Célia Maria Dias Ferreira (Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra).
    Period: 01/12 – 04/13

    MSc.: Inês Sofia Monteiro Penacho.
    Thesis Topic: Optimisation of the composting process at the Mechanical and Biological Treatment facility of ERSUC, S.A..
    Financing program: NA
    Date of conclusion: 03/16

    MSc.: Teresa Marques dos Santos Costa.
    Thesis Topic: A study on food waste in an acute health care hospital – the search for economic and environmental sustainable solutions.
    Financing program: NA
    Date of conclusion: 07/15

    MSc.: João Pedro Abreu Rodrigues.
    Thesis Topic: Characterization of municipal solid waste from restaurants at District UF Gloria e Vera Cruz – perspective of implementation of the PAYT tariff.
    Financing program: NA
    Date of conclusion: 03/15

    MSc.: Bruno Rafael Alves Farinha.
    Thesis Topic: Waste Management in VALORLIS.
    Financing program: NA
    Date of conclusion: 03/15

    Postdoctoral Thesis: Emilio Rosales Villanueva.
    Thesis Topic: Visiting Post-doctoral researcher, CERNAS, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Portugal, 15 April – 14 Oct 2013 (6 months). Supervision by M A Sanromán (University of Vigo).
    Financing program: Junta da Galiza (SPAIN)
    Date of conclusion: 10/13

    MSc.: Christelle Sophia Simões Fernandes.
    Thesis Topic: Proposal for treatment and valorization of disposable diapers – a contribution to sustainability.
    Financing program: NA
    Date of conclusion: 02/13

    PhD.: Helena Isabel Caseiro Rego Gomes.
    Thesis Topic: Coupling electrokinetics and iron nanoparticles for the remediation of contaminated soils. PhD Thesis.
    Financing program: NA
    Date of conclusion: 09/12

    MSc.: Emanuel João Menezes Lourenço.
    Thesis Topic: Development of a methodology for eco-efficiency assessment. The case of industrial metal work.
    Financing program: NA
    Date of conclusion: 07/12

    MSc.: Mariana Raquel Correia Serra.
    Thesis Topic: Chromium polluted soil and electrokinetics in stationary setup. Application to model and real soils from wood preservation activities.
    Financing program: NA
    Date of conclusion: 07/12

    MSc.: João Fábio Franco Salvador.
    Thesis Topic: Chromium polluted soil and electrokinetics in stirred setup. Remediation of spiked and industrially polluted soils.
    Financing program: NA
    Date of conclusion: 07/12

    MSc.: Paulo Jorge Pinto Pereira.
    Thesis Topic: Valorization of construction and demolition wastes – an inside view.
    Financing program: NA
    Date of conclusion: 01/12

    MSc.: Bruno Miguel da Silva Carvalho.
    Thesis Topic: Iron nanoparticles for the treatment of PCB contaminated soils.
    Financing program: NA
    Date of conclusion: 12/09

    MSc.: Luís Carlos da Costa Coelho.
    Thesis Topic: Environmental Impact Assessment of alternative production systems in the Baixo-Mondego region.
    Financing program: NA
    Date of conclusion: 02/09

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