Cristina M. M. Almeida

PhD (2001) in Pharmacy (Chemistry and Microbiology of Waters), Universidade de Lisboa

Assistant Professor, Bromatology and Water Quality

Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade de Lisboa — Av. Prof. Gama Pinto, 1649-003 Lisboa, Portugal

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Researcher ID B-6386-2011
Group Researcher ID B-5723-2014

Research Interests

Cristina is expertise in the field of the water and foods contaminants, mainly in implementation and validation of analytical methods and occurrence studies. Her expertise is in the analysis of organic compounds by several chromatographic techniques (GC, HPLC, UPLC), mass spectrometry (single quadrupole, triple quadrupole, “time of flight” spectrometer, “ion trap”), FTIR, molecular absorption spectrophotometry, coupled with several sample preparation techniques, such as, LLE, SPE, SPME, purge and trap, headspace system, Soxhlet extraction and QuEChERS.

Selected Publications

Gaffney VJ, Cardoso VV, Cardoso E, Teixeira AP, Martins J, Benoliel MJ, Almeida, CMM. Occurrence and behaviour of pharmaceutical compounds in a portuguese wastewater treatment plant: removal efficiency through conventional treatment processes. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 2017; 24: 14717–14734.

Gaffney, VJ., Mota-Filipe, H, Pinto RA, Thiemermann C, Loureiro M, Cardoso VV, Benoliel MJ, Almeida, CMM. Chemical and biochemical characterization and in vivo safety evaluation of pharmaceuticals in drinking water. Environ Toxicol Chem 2016; 35: 2674–2682.

Gaffney VJ, Cardoso VV, Benoliel MJ, Almeida CMM. Chlorination and oxidation of sulfonamides by free chlorine: Identification and behaviour of reaction products by UPLC-MS/MS. Journal of Environmental Management 2016; 166: 466-477.

Gaffney VJ, Almeida CMM, Rodrigues A, Ferreira E, Benoliel MJ, Cardoso VV. Occurrence of pharmaceuticals in a water supply system and related human health risk assessment. Water Research 2015; 72: 199-208.

Salgado R, Pereira VJ, Carvalho G, Soeiro R, Gaffney V, Almeida C, Cardoso VV, Ferreira E, Benoliel MJ, Ternes TA, Oehmen A, Reis MAM, Noronha JP. Photodegradation kinetics and transformation products of ketoprofen, diclofenac and atenolol in pure water and treated wastewater, Journal of Hazardous Materials 2013; 244-245: 516-527.