From Science to Innovation



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Manuel Fonseca Almeida

Senior Researcher

Academic position: Invited Professor for research (retired since 2010)

Research position at LEPABE: Integrated member

Background: PhD in Metallurgical Engineering – Faculty of Engineering of Porto, Portugal

Major research topics

  • Environmental engineering (sites selection for landfilling and landfills design; MSW systems assessment and design; life cycle analysis studies).
  • Materials recycling and recovering, in particular metals from metallic bearing wastes, and others (leather scrap, fly ashes, steelmaking dusts, healthcare wastes and other wastes, including industrial and hazardous wastes).
  • Biocombustibles, particularly biodiesel. Wastewater treatment, namely metal-bearing waste streams.
  • Extractive metallurgy (precious metals metallurgy; hydrometallurgy).

Selected Publications

Manuel F. Almeida, M. M. Amarante, Leaching of a silver bearing sulphide by-product with cyanide, thiourea and chloride solutions, Minerals Engineering, Pergamon, U.K, Vol.8, No.3, pp.257-271, 1995.

Dias, J.M., Alvim-Ferraz, M. C. M., Almeida, M.F., Rivera-Utrilla, J., Sánchez-Polo, M., Waste materials for activated carbon preparation and its use in aqueous phase treatment: a review, Journal of Environmental Management, 85, 833-846, 2007.

Manuel Fonseca Almeida, Susana Xará, Julanda Nunes Delgado, Carlos Costa, Laboratory Study on the Behaviour of Spent AA Household Alkaline Batteries in Incineration, Waste Management 29, (2009), 342-349.

Joana M. Dias, Conceição A. Ferraz, Manuel F. Almeida, Using Mixtures of Waste Frying Oil and Pork Lard to produce Biodiesel, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 44, 2008, 258-262.

Sílvia Pinho, Olga C Nunes, Alexandre Lobo-da-Cunha, Manuel F Almeida, Inactivation of Geobacillus stearothermophilus spores by alkaline hydrolysis applied to medical waste treatment, Journal of Environmental Management, 161 (2015), 51-56.

Selected Projects

Projecto BRITE-EURAM BRE2-CT92-0242 - RECBUILD – Advanced building materials obtained by recycling toxic wastes and fly ashes.

SAPIENS POCTI/35616/CTA/2000 - Avaliação do Impacto Ambiental da Incineração e deposição em Aterro de Pilhas Alcalinas Domésticas Esgotadas.

Escolha de locais para aterros na área metropolitana do Porto, 1998-2002.

QREN 3491, FatValue - Valorização de Subprodutos de Carnes, 2009-2011.

PTDC/SAU-SAP/114855/2009 - Alkaline hydrolysis of health care infectious wastes.

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