Eduardo dos Santos Pereira

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Cyanobacteria are common in eutrophic natural waters. Being favoured by warm, stable and nutrient-enriched waters they may constitute an important part of the phytoplankton community in Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTP). The phytoplankton communities of two ponds (facultative and maturation) of the WWTP of Esmoriz (North Portugal) were studied, with(More)
A specific colorimetric DNA detection method based on oligonucleotide functionalized gold-silver-alloy nanoparticles (AuAg-alloy-nanoprobes) is presented. The AuAg-alloy-nanoprobes were then used for the specific detection of a DNA sequence from TP53-a gene involved in cancer development. The AuAg-alloy-nanoprobes were then used in combination with(More)
In this work, we consider the stochastic background of gravitational waves (SBGWs) produced by pre-galactic stars, which form black holes in scenarios of structure formation. The calculation is performed in the framework of hierarchical structure formation using a Press-Schechter-like formalism. Our model reproduces the observed star formation rate at(More)
The aim of this work is to evaluate whether the size of the analyte used as template for the synthesis of molecularly imprinted polymer nanoparticles (nanoMIPs) can affect their performance in pseudo-enzyme linked immunosorbent assays (pseudo-ELISAs). Successful demonstration of a nanoMIPs-based pseudo-ELISA for vancomycin (1449.3 g mol(-1)) was(More)
Electrochemistry and membrane ultrafiltration methods (electro-oxidation and liquid phase polymer based retention technique, LPR, respectively) were off-line coupled to remove As(III) inorganic species from aqueous solutions. Our main objective was to achieve an efficient extraction of arsenic species by associating a polymer-assisted liquid phase retention(More)
The interaction of vanadate with the ligand 1,2-dimethyl-3-hydroxy-4-pyridinone (Hdmpp) was studied in aqueous solution using a combination of multinuclear NMR and EPR spectroscopies, as well as potentiometry and cyclic voltammetry. The different species in solution were identified and characterized, and their pKa values and stability constants determined.(More)
In this work, we present a short review about the high level design methodology (HLDM), that is based on the use of very high level (VHL) programing language as main, and the use of the intermediate level (IL) language only for the critical processing time. The languages used are Python (VHL) and FORTRAN (IL). Moreover, this methodology, making use of the(More)
The goal of this work was to evaluate a washing process that uses organic solutions for polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB)-contaminated soil, and includes an ultrasound pre-treatment step to reduce operational times and organic solvent losses. In a preliminary trial, the suitability of 10 washing solutions of different polarities were tested, from which three(More)
In this work is presented the software OGCOSMO. This program was written using high level design methodology (HLDM), that is based on the use of very high level (VHL) programing language as main, and the use of the intermediate level (IL) language only for the critical processing time. The languages used are PYTHON (VHL) and FORTRAN (IL). The core of(More)
The microextraction of diclofenac and mefenamic acid from water samples was performed by using rotating disk sorptive extraction (RDSE) with molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) as the sorptive phase. The MIP was synthesized from the monomer 1-vinylimidazol (VI) together with the cross-linker divinylbenzene (DVB) using diphenylamine as the template molecule.(More)
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