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CEPEMA - Cooperative Center of Environmental Engineering

Grant number: 13/50218-2
Support Opportunities:Research Projects - Thematic Grants
Duration: May 01, 2014 - July 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Chemical Engineering
Principal Investigator:Claudio Augusto Oller do Nascimento
Grantee:Claudio Augusto Oller do Nascimento
Host Institution: Escola Politécnica (EP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Pesquisadores principais:
Márcio Reis Custódio ; Maria Anita Mendes ; Reinaldo Giudici ; Roberto Guardani
Associated grant(s):17/08880-0 - Development of computational algorithms based on inversion techniques for the treatment of spectroscopic data measured by LIDAR-Raman system, applied to the monitoring of atmospheric pollutants, AV.EXT
15/06434-8 - Development of algorithms based on inversion methods to retrieve aerosol properties from light extinction spectra generated by LIDAR, AV.EXT
14/17996-4 - Granted EMU Proc 2013/50218-2: HPLS high performance liquid Chromatographer, AP.EMU
14/17412-2 - Granted EMU process 2013/50218-2: mass espectrometer Q.TOF, AP.EMU
Associated scholarship(s):19/04707-8 - Interactions between unicellular eukaryotes and Porifera: physiological function and biotechnological applications of associated thraustochytrids, BP.MS
16/03695-8 - Environmental photochemical fate and degradation of antibiotics by membrane BIOREACTOR-OZONE integrated systems, BP.PD
15/08299-0 - Synthesis and characterization of polymeric nanoparticles through emulsion polymerization of styrene and VeoVa 10: influence of the feeding regime under different operational conditions, BP.MS


The Center for Environmental Research and Training, CEPEMA-USP ( is a newly created research center of the University of São Paulo (USP), located in Cubatão, SP, dedicated to environmental research and education. The primary mission of CEPEMA-USP is to provide a multi-disciplinary environment that will serve to focalize research from all sectors of problems the University on the solution of real-world environmental, in harmony with the public and private sectors of society. Formally associated with the Chemical Engineering Department of the USP Engineering School (Escola Politécnica, EP-USP), CEPEMA-USP. The primary mission of CEPEMA-USP is to serve as a focal point for research efforts involving all sectors of the University of São Paulo. Research initiatives of the Center that are funded (by the Brazilian agencies FAPESP, CAPES (PROCAD), CNPq and FINEP, by industries like Petrobras and Vale and by BNDES) and already Consolidated include: the simulation and optimization of processes of interest to the chemical industry (minimization of environmental impact, energy use, scheduling to enhance efficiency, etc.); improvements in on-line process monitoring; water reuse, with integration of technologies; (photo)-remediation of effluents and residues; novel-catalysts for advanced oxidation processes; remete sensing of atmospheric pollutants; development of predictive models for atmospheric pollutants; molecular, biological origins of intrinsic or acquired resistance to pollutants; detection and identification of algal bloom toxins; the application of supercritical fluids to environmental problems; the transport and dispersion of pollutants and metals in soils; remediation of contaminated soils; environmental education at the Fundamental and High School level with the School of Future. (AU)

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Scientific publications (32)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
QUEIROZ, VINICIUS; ARIZZA, VINCENZO; VAZZANA, MIRELLA; ROZAS, ENRIQUE E.; CUSTODIO, MARCIO R.. Cytocentrifugation as an additional method to study echinoderm coelomocytes: a comparative approach combining living cells, stained preparations, and energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy. Revista de Biología Tropical, v. 69, n. 1, p. 171-184, . (13/50218-2, 18/14497-8, 15/21460-5)
FINGER, J. A. F. F.; MAFFEI, D. F.; DIAS, M.; MENDES, M. A.; PINTO, U. M.. Microbiological quality and safety of minimally processed parsley (Petroselinum crispum) sold in food markets, southeastern Brazil. Journal of Applied Microbiology, v. 131, n. 1, p. 272-280, . (13/07914-8, 13/50218-2)
GARCIA, JESSICA M.; BERNARDINO, IGOR R. B.; CALASANS, VINICIUS; GIUDICI, REINALDO. Kinetics of the hydrolysis of acetic anhydride using reaction calorimetry: effects of strong acid catalyst and salts. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH & DESIGN, v. 166, p. 29-39, . (15/50684-9, 13/50218-2)
GRACA, CATIA A. L.; DALLE LUCCA, BEATRIZ ARNAUT; COLA, PRISCILA; BASSO, THIAGO O.; TEIXEIRA, ANTONIO CARLOS S. C.. Photodegradation of Enrofloxacin by the Photo-Fenton-Like Reaction Using UVA-Irradiated Iron(III)-Tartrate as a Source of Iron(II). JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, v. 146, n. 12, . (18/17172-2, 13/50218-2)
DE SOUZA, JULIANA RODRIGUES; GIUDICI, REINALDO. Effect of diffusional limitations on the kinetics of deacetylation of chitin/chitosan. Carbohydrate Polymers, v. 254, . (15/50684-9, 13/50218-2, 14/50279-4)
PALHARIM, PRISCILA H.; GRACA, CATIA A. L.; TEIXEIRA, ANTONIO C. S. C.. Comparison between UVA- and zero-valent iron-activated persulfate processes for degrading propylparaben. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, v. 27, n. 18, . (13/50218-2)
DIAS, MERIELLEN; JOCELINO GOMES DE LACERDA, JOSE THALLES; COTA DE ALMEIDA, SILAS PERDIGAO; DE ANDRADE, LIDIANE MARIA; OLLER DO NASCIMENTO, CLAUDIO AUGUSTO; ROZAS, ENRIQUE EDUARDO; MENDES, MARIA ANITA. Response mechanism of mine-isolated fungus Aspergillus niger IOC 4687 to copper stress determined by proteomics. METALLOMICS, v. 11, n. 9, p. 1558-1566, . (13/50218-2)
GRACIOSO, LOUISE HASE; GALLUZZI BALTAZAR, MARCELA PASSOS; AVANZI, INGRID REGINA; KAROLSKI, BRUNO; OLLER NASCIMENTO, CLAUDIO AUGUSTO; PERPETUO, ELEN AQUINO. Analysis of copper response in Acinetobacter sp. by comparative proteomics. METALLOMICS, v. 11, n. 5, p. 949-958, . (12/06600-7, 13/50218-2, 13/11020-2)
SILVA PARIZI, MARCELA PRADO; LASTRE ACOSTA, ARLEN MABEL; ISHIKI, HAMILTON MITSUGU; ROSSI, RENATA CALCIOLARI; MAFRA, RENATA CRISTINA; SILVA COSTA TEIXEIRA, ANTONIO CARLOS. Environmental photochemical fate and UVC degradation of sodium levothyroxine in aqueous medium. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, v. 26, n. 5, p. 4393-4403, . (13/50218-2)
KAROLSKI, BRUNO; CARDOSO, LETICIA O. B.; GRACIOSO, LOUISE H.; NASCIMENTO, CLAUDIO A. O.; PERPETUO, ELEN A.. MALDI-Biotyper as a tool to identify polymer producer bacteria. Journal of Microbiological Methods, v. 153, p. 127-132, . (13/50218-2, 14/50279-4)
DE SANTANA, FELIPE SILVA; GRACIOSO, LOUISE HASE; KAROLSKI, BRUNO; GALLUZZI BALTAZAR, MARCELA DOS PASSOS; MENDES, MARIA ANITA; OLLER DO NASCIMENTO, CLAUDIO AUGUSTO; PERPETUO, ELEN AQUINO. Isolation of Bisphenol A-Tolerating/degrading Shewanella haliotis Strain MH137742 from an Estuarine Environment. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, v. 189, n. 1, p. 103-115, . (13/50218-2)
GRACA, CATIA A. L.; MANIERO, MILENA GUEDES; DE ANDRADE, LIDIANE MARIA; GUIMARAES, JOSE ROBERTO; TEIXEIRA, ANTONIO CARLOS S. C.. Evaluation of amicarbazone toxicity removal through degradation processes based on hydroxyl and sulfate radicals. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND HEALTH PART A-TOXIC/HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, v. 54, n. 11, . (13/09543-7, 13/07817-2, 13/50218-2, 13/04656-8)
COTA DE ALMEIDA, SILAS PERDIGAO; ROZAS, ENRIQUE EDUARDO; OLLER DO NASCIMENTO, CLAUDIO AUGUSTO; DIAS, MERIELLEN; MENDES, MARIA ANITA. Metabolomic and secretomic approach to the resistance features of the fungus Aspergillus niger IOC 4687 to copper stress. METALLOMICS, v. 13, n. 1, . (13/50218-2)
GRACA, CATIA A. L.; DE VELOSA, ADRIANA CORREIA; TEIXEIRA, ANTONIO CARLOS S. C.. Role of Fe(III)-carboxylates in AMZ photodegradation: A response surface study based on a Doehiert experimental design. Chemosphere, v. 184, p. 981-991, . (13/50218-2)
COLMAN, MARIA M. E.; AMBROGI, PAULA M. N.; SERRA, CRISTIANA S. R.; ARAUJO, PEDRO H. H.; SAYER, CLAUDIA; GIUDICI, REINALDO. At-Line Monitoring of Conversion in the Inverse Miniemulsion Polymerization of Acrylamide by Raman Spectroscopy. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, v. 55, n. 22, p. 6317-6324, . (13/50218-2)
OGIHARA SILVA, VANESSA HONDA; DOS SANTOS BATISTA, ANA PAULA; SILVA COSTA TEIXEIRA, ANTONIO CARLOS; BORRELY, SUELI IVONE. Degradation and acute toxicity removal of the antidepressant Fluoxetine (Prozac (R)) in aqueous systems by electron beam irradiation. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, v. 23, n. 12, p. 11927-11936, . (13/50218-2, 14/17996-4)
SOUZA, LARISSA PINHEIRO; LECA GRACA, CADA ALEXANDRA; SANTOS TAQUEDA, MARIA ELENA; TEIXEIRA, ANTONIO CARLOS S. C.; CHIAVONE-FILHO, OSVALDO. Insights into the reactivity of zero-valent-copper-containing materials as reducing agents of 2,4,6-trichlorophenol in a recirculating packed-column system: Degradation mechanism and toxicity evaluation. PROCESS SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, v. 127, n. B, p. 348-358, . (13/50218-2)
DE CARVALHO, CAMILA APARECIDA; FERRAO, THIAGO FIDELIS; NOVAIS DE FREITAS, FLAVIA REGINA; DE ANDRADE JUNIOR, HEITOR FRANCO. High levels of serum glycans monovalent IgG immune complexes detected by dissociative ELISA in experimental visceral leishmaniasis. IMMUNOLOGY, v. 158, n. 4, p. 314-321, . (17/26558-9, 13/50218-2)
TOMINAGA, FLAVIO KIYOSHI; DOS SANTOS BATISTA, ANA PAULA; SILVA COSTA TEIXEIRA, ANTONIO CARLOS; BORRELY, SUELI IVONE. Degradation of diclofenac by electron beam irradiaton: Toxicitiy removal, by-products identification and effect of another pharmaceutical compound. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, v. 6, n. 4, p. 4605-4611, . (13/50218-2, 14/17996-4)
RAMOS, BRUNO; COURI, ATIEH PARISI; OOKAWARA, SHINICHI; SILVA COSTA TEIXEIRA, ANTONIO CARLOS. Micro-structured packed bed reactors for solar photocatalysis: impacts of packing size and material on light harnessing. PHOTOCHEMICAL & PHOTOBIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, v. 18, n. 2, p. 577-582, . (15/21421-0, 13/50218-2)
FREITAS, J. G.; FURQUIM, S. A. C.; ARAVENA, R.; CARDOSO, E. L.. Interaction between lakes' surface water and groundwater in the Pantanal wetland, Brazil. ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCES, v. 78, n. 5, . (13/50218-2, 11/22491-0, 08/57708-7)
NOGUEIRA AMBROGI, PAULA MARIA; ESPINOLA COLMAN, MARIA MAGDALENA; GIUDICI, REINALDO. Miniemulsion Polymerization Monitoring Using Off-Line Raman Spectroscopy and In-Line NIR Spectroscopy. MACROMOLECULAR REACTION ENGINEERING, v. 11, n. 4, SI, . (13/50218-2)
CONCEICAO, D. S.; GRACA, C. A. L.; FERREIRA, D. P.; FERRARIA, A. M.; FONSECA, I. M.; BOTELHO DO REGO, A. M.; TEIXEIRA, A. C. S. C.; VIEIRA FERREIRA, L. F.. Photochemical insights of TiO2 decorated mesoporous SBA-15 materials and their influence on the photodegradation of organic contaminants. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, v. 253, p. 203-214, . (13/50218-2)
HOLLANDA, LUANA R.; GRACA, CATIA A. L.; ANDRADE, LIDIANE M.; MENDES, MARIA A.; CHIAVONE-FILHO, OSVALDO; TEIXEIRA, ANTONIO C. S. C.. Non-traditional atrazine degradation induced by zero-valent-copper: process optimization by the Doehlert experimental design, intermediates detection and toxicity assessment. JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, v. 94, n. 4, p. 1156-1164, . (13/50218-2)
ROZAS, ENRIQUE E.; MENDES, MARIA ANITA; CUSTODIO, MARCIO REIS; ESPINOSA, DENISE C. R.; DO NASCIMENTO, CLAUDIO A. O.. Self-assembly of supramolecular structure based on copper-lipopeptides isolated from e-waste bioleaching liquor. JOURNAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, v. 368, p. 63-71, . (13/50218-2)
DE SOUZA, LARISSA PINHEIRO; GRACA, CATIA ALEXANDRA LECA; TEIXEIRA, ANTONIO CARLOS S. C.; CHIAVONE-FILHO, OSVALDO. Degradation of 2,4,6-trichlorophenol in aqueous systems through the association of zero-valent-copper-mediated reduction and UVC/H2O2: effect of water matrix and toxicity assessment. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, v. 28, n. 19, SI, p. 24057-24066, . (13/50218-2)
GRACA, CATIA A. L.; MENDES, MARIA ANITA; TEIXEIRA, ANTONIO CARLOS S. C.; DE VELOSA, ADRIANA CORREIA. Anoxic degradation of chlorpyrifos by zerovalent monometallic and bimetallic particles in solution. Chemosphere, v. 244, . (13/50218-2)
FIGUEIRA, CAMILA EMILIA; MOREIRA, JR., PAULO FIRMINO; GIUDICI, REINALDO. Thermogravimetric analysis of the gasification of microalgae Chlorella vulgaris. Bioresource Technology, v. 198, p. 717-724, . (13/50218-2)
GRACA, CATIA A. L.; FUGITA, LUCAS T. N.; DE VELOSA, ADRIANA CORREIA; TEIXEIRA, ANTONIO CARLOS S. C.. Amicarbazone degradation promoted by ZVI-activated persulfate: study of relevant variables for practical application. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, v. 25, n. 6, SI, p. 5474-5483, . (13/09543-7, 13/04656-8, 13/50218-2)
ROZAS, ENRIQUE E.; MENDES, MARIA A.; NASCIMENTO, CLAUDIO A. O.; ESPINOSA, DENISE C. R.; OLIVEIRA, RENATO; OLIVEIRA, GUILHERME; CUSTODIO, MARCIO R.. Bioleaching of electronic waste using bacteria isolated from the marine sponge Hymeniacidon heliophila (Porifera). JOURNAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, v. 329, p. 120-130, . (13/50218-2)
ANDRADE, LIDIANE MARIA; TITO, CAIQUE ALVES; MASCARENHAS, CAMILA; LIMA, FABIOLA ALIAGA; DIAS, MERIELLEN; ANDRADE, CRISTIANO JOSE; MENDES, MARIA ANITA; OLLER NASCIMENTO, CLAUDIO AUGUSTO. Chlorella vulgaris phycoremediation at low Cu+2 contents: Proteomic profiling of microalgal metabolism related to fatty acids and CO2 fixation. Chemosphere, v. 284, . (13/50218-2)

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