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Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

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Maite Moreira


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

Maite Moreira

Professor of Chemical Engineering

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

Scientific Profiles

Publications
Driving commitment to sustainable food policies within the framework of American and European dietary guidelines
Magazine/book: Science of The Total Environment
Volume: 807 Part 2
Issue: 150894
Date of publication: 10/02/2022
Publishing house: Elsevier
DOI: link
Renewable carbon opportunities in the production of succinic acid applying attributional and consequential modelling
Magazine/book: Chemical Engineering Journal
Volume: 428
Issue: 132011
Date of publication: 01/01/2022
Publishing house: Elsevier
ISBN: 1385-8947
DOI: link
Encompassing health and nutrition with the adherence to the environmentally sustainable New Nordic Diet in Southern Europe
Magazine/book: Journal of Cleaner Production
Volume: 327
Issue: 129470
Date of publication: 10/12/2021
Publishing house: Elsevier
ISBN: 0959-6526
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
High Performance Nanocatalysts for Environmental Applications (HP-NANOBIO)
Main researcher: Maite Moreira
Financial organism: Spanish Government
Reference: PID2019-111163RB-I00
Amount 278.00€
Scope: Proyecto nacional
Date of publication: 01/10/2020
Conversion of forestry sugar residual streams to antimicrobial proteins by intelligent fermentation (iFermenter)
Main researcher: Maite Moreira
Financial organism: UE (H2020)
Reference: 790507
Amount 172214.00€
Scope: Proyecto europeo
Partners: NTNU (Norway), ULM (Germany), Des Saarlandes (Germany), TUW (Austria), Bio-Base Europe (Belgium), USC, NMBU (Norway), Borregaard (Norway), Galactic (Belgium), MyBiotech (Germany), Infors (Switzerland)
Date of publication: 01/05/2018
Environmentally-friendly bioadhesives from renewable resources (WooBAdh)
Main researcher: Maite Moreira
Financial organism: cofunded by the ERA-CoBioTech program
Coordinator: Maite Moreira
Partners: Université de Lorraine (F), University of Ljubljana (SLO), Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg and Fraunhofer ICT (D)
Date of publication: 01/04/2018
Contracts
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
Estudio de la adaptabilidad de una planta depuradora de aguas residuales para el tratamiento de purines
Main researcher: Maite Moreira
Working Group: Maite Moreira
Financial organism: Gestagua, S.A.
Amount 8800.00€
Date of publication: 01/01/2004
Doctoral Theses
From agricultural cultivation to food and bio-based products: a life cycle assessment perspective
Authors: Iana Salim
Date: 19/11/2021
Unravelling environmental and economic criteria for resource recovery in centralised and decentralised wastewater treatment
Authors: Andrea Arias
Date: 25/03/2021
European doctorate: x
Nanosized metallic oxides governing the chemical and biochemical oxidation of pollutants present in wastewater
Authors: Maria Gamallo
Date: 18/12/2020
Master Theses
Avaluación ambiental e económica de distintas tecnoloxías centradas narecuperación de fósforo para implantar en sistemas descentralizados
Authors: Sofía Estévez
Supervisors: Maite Moreira
Date: 07/07/2021

Máster in Chemical Engineering and Bioprocesses 

Evaluación ambiental de adhesivos empregados na industria madereira
Authors: Ana Arias
Date: 19/02/2020

Máster en Ingeniería Química y Bioprocesos

Enfoque conxunto da Avaliación de Ciclo de Vida e da Análise Envolvente de datos nos criterios de eco-eficiencia da producción acuícola en Mexico
Date: 19/02/2020

Máster en Ingeniería Química y Bioprocesos

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
Electro-Fenton: Flexibilizando o requirimento de pH da reacción de Fenton na degradación de microcontaminantes
Type: Oral
Magazine/book: V Simposio de Investigación en Tecnoloxías Ambientais
Date: 23/09/2021
Organization: CRETUS
City: Santiago de Compostela
Eliminación de patógenos en aguas residuales empleando reacciones foto-Fenton
Authors-Ext: Fernández, L.,
Type: Oral
Magazine/book: V Simposio de Investigación en Tecnoloxías Ambientais
Date: 23/09/2021
Organization: CRETUS
City: Santiago de Compostela
Environmental indicators in the synthesis of ZnO photocatalysts doped with Ag nanoclusters
Authors-Ext: D. Buceta, C. Vázquez-Vázquez, M.A. López-Quintela
Type: Poster
Magazine/book: 5th International Conference on Ecotechnologies for Wastewater Treatment | IWA EcoSTP 2021
Date: 21/06/2021
Organization: Politecnico Milano
City: Milan, Italy (online)