Mauro C. Santos

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The aquatic pteridophyte Azolla, a small-leaf floating plant, which lives in symbiosis with a nitrogen fixing cyanobacteria, Anabaena azollae, was widespread throughout water channels and hydrographic basins of Portugal. Azolla is also the aim of a study for its utilization as a biofilter for wastewater purification, namely for phosphorus removal (± 36%).(More)
The use of native species in ecological restoration is highly recommended but, in practice, it is often impaired by knowledge gaps in the germination ecology of suitable species. This study aimed to assess the role of storage conditions and seed source on the germination of three Mediterranean shrub species with contrasting types of dormancy. Ripe fruits(More)
The degradation of 100 mL of 0.245 mM of the antibiotic ciprofloxacin in 0.05 M Na2SO4 at pH 3.0 has been studied by electrochemical oxidation with electrogenerated H2O2 (EO-H2O2), electro-Fenton (EF), UVA photoelectro-Fenton (PEF) and solar PEF (SPEF). Electrolyses were performed with a stirred tank reactor using either a boron-doped diamond (BDD) or Pt(More)
This work presents an electrochemical investigation of the benzene oxidation process in aqueous solution on boron-doped diamond (BDD) electrodes. Additionally, in order to determine the main products generated during the oxidation process, electrolysis and high performance liquid chromatography experiments were carried out. The complete degradation of this(More)
Irrigated areas in Brazil's Central São Francisco River Valley have experienced declines in productivity, which may be a reflection of changes in soil chemical properties due to management. This study was conducted to compare the chemical composition of soil solutions and cation exchange complexes in a five-year-old grove of irrigated mango (Mangifera(More)
A study on the possible sites of oxidation and epoxidation of nortriptyline was performed using electrochemical and quantum chemical methods; these sites are involved in the biological responses (for example, hepatotoxicity) of nortriptyline and other similar antidepressants. Quantum chemical studies and electrochemical experiments demonstrated that the(More)
Eletrocatalisadores Pd/C, Au/C e PdAu/C com diferentes razões atômicas foram preparados utilizando-se irradiação por feixe de elétrons e testados na oxidação eletroquímica de glicerol em uma célula alcalina a glicerol direto (ADGFC). Os difratogramas de raios X (XRD) evidenciaram a presença de fases ricas em Pd (fcc) e Au (fcc). As análises de voltametria(More)
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