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Group of Environmental Biotechnology

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
Improving the sustainability of heterogeneous Fenton-based methods for micropollutant abatement by electrochemical coupling
Authors-Ext: Julio J. Conde, Santiago Abelleira
Magazine/book: Journal of Environmental Management
Volume: 332
Date of publication: 15/04/2023
Publishing house: Elsevier
DOI: link
Progress of social assessment in the framework of bioeconomy under a life cycle perspective
Magazine/book: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Volume: 175
Date of publication: 01/04/2023
Publishing house: Elsevier
DOI: link
Process modelling and environmental assessment on the valorization of lignocellulosic waste to antimicrobials
Magazine/book: Food and Bioproducts Processing
Volume: 137
Pages: 113-123
Date of publication: 01/01/2023
Publishing house: Elsevier
ISBN: ISSN: 0960-3085
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
Sustainability Transition Assessment Rules for Bio-Based Systems (STAR4BBS)
Main researcher: Maite Moreira
Research Group: Gumersindo Feijoo, Sara Gonzalez
Working Group: Julio Conde
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
Triggering nano-based photocatalysis in the spotlight of advanced oxidation process in decentralized wastewater treatment (SPOTLIGHT)
Main researcher: Maite Moreira
Research Group: Gumersindo Feijoo, Sara Gonzalez
Financial organism: AEI (Plan de recuperación, transformación y resiliencia), Pruebas de concepto2021
Reference: PDC2021-121540-I00
Amount 144900.00€
Scope: Proyecto nacional
Date of publication: 01/12/2021
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
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
Challenges on the road to sustainability in strategic primary sectors
Date: 22/11/2022
Cum Laude: X
Mapping the feasibility of lignocellulosic biorefinery routes: the relevance of system modelling in life cycle assessment
Authors: Sara Bello
Supervisors: Maite Moreira
Date: 11/11/2022
European doctorate: x
From agricultural cultivation to food and bio-based products: a life cycle assessment perspective
Authors: Iana Salim
Date: 19/11/2021
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
Helping engineering students to discover the transversal skill of environmental sensitivity through the evaluation of their daily eating habits
Type: Oral presentation
Magazine/book: Resúmenes VI Congreso de Innovación Docente en Ingeniería Química (CIDIQ)
Pages: 36
Date: 11/07/2022
ISBN: 978-84-09-42482-5
Organization: Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Departamento de Ingeniería Química y de Materiales
City: Madrid (Spain)
National: X
Divulgando la Ingeniería Química a través de los Memo-Juegos
Type: Poster presentation
Magazine/book: Resúmenes VI Congreso de Innovación Docente en Ingeniería Química (CIDIQ)
Pages: 148
Date: 11/07/2022
ISBN: 978-84-09-42482-5
Organization: Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Departamento de Ingeniería Química y de Materiales
City: Madrid (Spain)
National: X
The Production of Itaconic acid based on Wheat Straw: A Life Cycle Approach
Type: Oral presentation
Magazine/book: Book of abstracts 9th International Conference on Engineering for Waste and Biomass Valorisation – WasteEng22
Date: 27/06/2022
Organization: WasteEng Conference Series, Technical University of Denmark – DTU, IMT Mines Albi
City: Copenague (Dinamarca)
International: X