logo

Group of Environmental Biotechnology

Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

Universidade de Santiago de Compostela Campus Vida Cretus
logo

Group of Environmental Biotechnology

Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

You are here

Maite Moreira


Research | Publications | Patents | Projects | Contracts | Doctoral Theses | MS Theses | Awards

Maite Moreira

Professor of Chemical Engineering

Scientific Profiles

Education

  • Degree in English. Language Oficial School (1988)
  • Degree in Chemical Engineer. University of Santiago de Compostela (1992)
  • MSc. Department of Chemical Engineering. University of Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain (1994). Master Thesis: Optimization of the performance of a mine drainage wastewater treatment plant.
  • PhD. Department of Chemical Engineering. University of Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain (1997). PhD. Dissertation: Continuous production of MnP from Phanerochaete chrysosporium and Bjerkandera sp. BOS55. Aplication to the biobleaching of kraft pulp
  • Post-doc. Department of Industrial Microbiology. Wageningen Agricultural University, The Netherlands (1997)
  • Post-doc. Department of Forestry. Wageningen Agricultural University, The Netherlands (1998)
  • Post-doc. Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering. University of Arizona, Arizona, USA (2002).

Employment

  • Professor. Department of Chemical Engineering. University of Santiago de Compostela (2012 - present )
  • Associate Professor. Department of Chemical Engineering. University of Santiago de Compostela (1998 - 2011 )
  • Research Fellow. Department of Chemical Engineering. University of Santiago de Compostela (1993-1998 )
  • Research Fellow. ENDESA (Electrical Company) (1992-1993)

Teaching Activities

  • Undergraduate Degree Programs
    • Bachelor in Chemical Engineering. School of Engineering
  • Graduate Degree Programs
    • Master in Environmental Engineering
    • Master in Chemical Engineering and Bioprocess
  • Main Topics
    • Chemical Reaction Engineering
    • Biochemical Engineering
    • Laboratory of Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer
    • Petrochemical Industry
    • Project Management
    • Clean Technologies
    • Ecological Product Design

Research

  • Bioprocess Engineering
    • Fermentation processes: enzymes, ABE, probiotics…
    • Production of fungi peroxidases
    • Biodegradation of PPCPs, PAHs and pesticides by white-rot fungi and their oxidative enzymes
    • Developmet and application of monophasic and biphasic bioreactors to treat micropollutants in wastewaters
    • Nanotechnology
  • Life Cycle Assessment and Carbonfootprint
    • Life cycle assessment
    • Carbon footprint
    • Eco-design
    • Eco-efficiency
Publications
Assessing the future prospects of emerging technologies for shipping and aviation biofuels: A critical review
Authors-Ext: Chrysanthi-Elisabeth Nika, Vasileia Vasilaki, Evina Katsou
Magazine/book: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Volume: 197
Date of publication: 01/06/2024
Publishing house: Elsevier
ISBN: 1364-0321
Impact Index: 15.90
Decil: D1
DOI: link
Monitoring the bioeconomy: Value chains under the framework of life cycle assessment indicators
Magazine/book: Cleaner Environmental Systems
Volume: 7
Date of publication: 01/04/2024
Publishing house: Elsevier
ISBN: ISSN: 2772-8013
Quartil: 2
DOI: link
Environmental perspective of an enzyme-based system for the removal of antibiotics present in wastewater
Magazine/book: Cleaner Environmental Systems
Volume: 12
Date of publication: 01/03/2024
Publishing house: Elsevier
Impact Index: 5.00
Quartil: Q1
Decil: D1
DOI: link
Patents
Procedimiento y sistema de eliminación de microcontaminantes mediante reactor con nanopartículas magnéticas y unidad de separación externa
Authors-Ext: Carlos Vázquez Vázquez, Alfonso Fondado Fondado, Jorge Mira Pérez
Date of publication: 08/10/2018
Method and system for eliminating microcontaminants by means of a reactor with an enzyme immobilised in magnetic nanoparticles and an internal separation unit
Authors-Ext: Adriana Arca Ramos, Carlos Vázquez Vázquez, Alfonso Fondado Fondado, Jorge Mira Pérez,
Date of publication: 12/09/2018
Procedimiento y sistema para reacciones de síntesis química en un reactor con enzima inmovilizada en nanopartículas magnéticas y unidad de separación interna
Authors-Ext: Carlos Vázquez Vázquez, Alfonso Fondado Fondado, Jorge Mira Pérez
Date of publication: 04/05/2016
Projects
Superheated steam drying for sustainable recyclable web-like materials (SteamDry)
Main researcher: Maite Moreira
Working Group: Gumersindo Feijoo
Financial organism: European Commission. Horizon Europe
Reference: HORIZON-CL4-2023-TWIN-TRANSITION-01
Scope: Proyecto europeo
Partners: VTT (Coordinator), AIT; VDEh-Betriebsforschungsinstitut; Stichting Wageningen Research, Valmet Technologies, Metsä Spring Oy; Univ. Twente; USC, Ahlstrom Oyj;Sofidel S.p.A, Piller Blowers & Compressors, Sappi Lanaken Mill; FEUGA, Smurfit Kappa Paper Servi
Date of publication: 01/01/2024
Transitioning Wastewater Treatment Plants toward CIrcular Economy and Sustainability through Resource and Water recovery from liquid and gaseous streams (CIES)
Main researcher: Maite Moreira
Financial organism: Spanish Government. AEI (Proyectos de generación de conocimiento 2021-2023)
Reference: PID2022-142334OB-I00
Amount 262500.00€
Scope: Proyecto nacional
Partners: Manuel Arturo López Quintela (iMATUS)
Date of publication: 01/09/2023
Sustainability Transition Assessment Rules for Bio-Based Systems (STAR4BBS)
Main researcher: Maite Moreira
Financial organism: European Commission. HORIZON-CL6-2021-ZEROPOLLUTION-01
Reference: 101060588
Amount 254596.00€
Scope: Proyecto europeo
Partners: TUB (Coordinator), UNIIT, UNI, AUA, USC, APRE, ISEAL, NOVA, NEN, BAM, RSB.
Date of publication: 01/09/2022
Contracts
Convenio de colaboración entre a Entidade Pública Empresarial Augas de Galicia e a Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (INNOVAUGAS)
Main researcher: Maite Moreira
Financial organism: Augas de Galicia (Xunta de Galicia)
Reference: 2022-CP060
Amount 338316.00€
Scope: Proyecto autonómico
Date of publication: 28/07/2022
Desarrollo de sistemas multicepa resistentes a la infección por bacteriófagos durante la fermentación láctica
Main researcher: Maite Moreira
Working Group: Maite Moreira
Financial organism: ABIASA
Reference: PGIDIT07TAL042E
Amount 12024.00€
Date of publication: 20/10/2008
Selección y producción de cepas tecnológicas adecuadas para la fabricación de alimentos prebióticos.
Main researcher: Maite Moreira
Working Group: Maite Moreira
Financial organism: ABIASA
Amount 10767.00€
Date of publication: 01/01/2004
Doctoral Theses
Conceptual design, operation and scale-up of photocatalytic processes integrating magnetic nanocomposites for the removal of micropollutants in wastewater
Date: 27/05/2024
European doctorate: X
The potential of agri-food waste in the context of biorefinery for a circular bioeconomy
Date: 15/12/2023
European doctorate: X
Turning biowaste into bio-materials and bio-active products: A domain of circular economy
Authors: Ana Arias
Date: 17/07/2023
European doctorate: X
Cum Laude: X
Master Theses
Evaluación ambiental de la producción de compuestos fenólicos y bioetanol a partir de una corriente residual de la producción de zumo de aronia
Supervisors: Maite Moreira, Ana Arias
Date: 15/02/2024

Máster in Chemical Engineering and Bioprocesses 

Evaluación de la actividad fotocatalítica de nanocomposites de magnetita-dióxido de titanio dopado con nanoclústeres de plata
Authors-Ext: JJVS
Supervisors: Maite Moreira
Date: 11/07/2023

Máster in Chemical Engineering and Bioprocesses 

indicadores de sostenibilidad y circularidad de estaciones de tratamiento de aguas residuales.
Authors-Ext: Helena Correa Vázquez
Supervisors: Maite Moreira
Date: 10/07/2023

Máster in Chemical Engineering and Bioprocesses 

Awards
Pescaenverde, special recognition at Technology Transfer Awards in Galicia 2018
Authors-Ext: Pedro Villanueva, Ian Vázquez-Rowe
Date of publication: 27/11/2018
Best oral presentation: "Environmental sustainable assesssment of biorefinery production chains from lignocellulosic biomass"
Authors: Maite Moreira
Date of publication: 30/04/2018
Aquaenvec. BEST LIFE Environment project 2015
Date of publication: 31/05/2016
Congresses
Roadmapping the Life Cycle Assessment of the operation of an UASB for the treatment of domestic wastewater
Type: Oral
Magazine/book: VII Simposio de Investigación en Tecnoloxías Ambientais
Date: 15/09/2023
Organization: Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigación en Tecnologías Ambientales (CRETUS)
City: Santiago de Compostela
Second-generation bioethanol production based on apple pomace for a circular agro-industrial sector: The case of Chile
Authors-Ext: Diógenes Hernandez
Type: Oral
Magazine/book: X International Conference of Life Cycle Assessment in Latin America
Date: 24/07/2023
Organization: Red ACV Chile, Universidad Andres Bello y Red Iberoamericana de Ciclo de Vida
City: Viña del Mar (Chile)
Sustainability assessment framework and circular diagnosis of water treatment plants
Type: Poster
Magazine/book: Book of abstracts of 6th IWA International Conference on eco-Technologies for wastewater treatment
Date: 26/06/2023
Organization: Lequia, Universitat de Girona y Catalan Institute for Water Research
City: Girona (Spain)