Welcome Message

The Department of Chemical Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto (FEUP) is pleased to be hosting the 18th European Meeting on Environmental Chemistry (EMEC), which will be held in Porto (Portugal) from 26 to 29 November 2017.
The EMEC is organised annually on behalf of the Association of Chemistry and the Environment (ACE). It traditionally comprises a broad range of topics within the field of environmental chemistry, and interdisciplinary presentations are very welcome. The EMEC meeting always attracts high quality science presentations and keynote talks from internationally renowned researchers working in environmental chemistry and related fields.
Under the motto "Chemistry towards an Infinite Environment", the 18th edition (EMEC18) will continue the tradition of previous meetings, hoping to contribute for a lasting sustainability of our planet’s environment. It will provide a wide forum for the exchange of ideas on recent advances in research and development in environmental chemistry and technology, for people from academia, research and industry.

We are looking forward to meeting you at EMEC18 conference and hope this will be a fruitful and pleasant scientific event.

Contributions are invited in the following areas:

  • Environmental monitoring
    • Analytical methods for environmental science
    • Water, air, soil and biota
  • Environmental technologies
    • Conventional and advanced treatment processes
    • Waste management and recycling
  • Environmental modelling
  • Sustainable development
    • Exposure and risk assessment
    • Life-cycle analysis
    • Circular economy
  • Environmental safety
    • Ecotoxicology and biomarkers
  • Agro-environmental friendly processes and food chemistry


Scientific Committee

Arminda Alves LEPABE, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Albert Lebedev Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
Anne-Marie Delort Institut de Chimie de Clermont-Ferrand, France
Armando Duarte University of Aveiro, Portugal
Branimir Jovančićević University of Belgrade, Serbia
Elia Psillakis Technical University of Crete, Greece
Jean-Claude Block University of Lorraine, Nancy, France
Luís Miguel Madeira LEPABE, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Madalena Alves University of Minho, Portugal
Maria Concetta Bruzzoniti University of Torino, Italy
Maria de Fátima Alpendurada IAREN - Instituto da Água da Região Norte, Porto, Portugal

Organizing Committee

Arminda Alves (Chair) LEPABE, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
Adrián Silva LA LSRE-LCM, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
Alexandra Pinto CEFT, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
Fernando Pereira LA LSRE-LCM, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
Lúcia Santos LEPABE, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
Mónica Santos LEPABE, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
Nuno Azevedo LEPABE, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
Nuno Ratola LEPABE, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
Vera Homem LEPABE, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto

Secretariat - SPQ
    Cristina Campos
    Leonardo Mendes

Secretariat - FEUP
    Joana Feyo Gutierres

Confirmed Speakers

Plenary Lectures

Damià Barceló
Full Research Professor at the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Studies IDAEA-CSIC (Barcelona, Spain) and Director of the Catalan Institute of Water Research (ICRA) (Girona, Spain)
Title: Climate changes, water scarcity, emerging contaminants and other stressors

Despo Fatta-Kassinos
Associate Professor of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of NIREAS - International Water Research Center at the University of Cyprus (Nicosia, Cyprus)
Title: Considerations related to contaminants of emerging concern and wastewater reuse

Kevin Jones
Professor at Lancaster Environment Centre – Lancaster University (Lancaster, UK) and Senior Visiting International Professor with the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Passive Sampling the Environment: Why, How and a Vision of the Future

Keynote Lectures

Cristina Branquinho
Centre for Ecology and Environmental Changes, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon (Portugal)
Title: Evaluating the Role of Urban Green Spaces in Improving Urban Sustainability: The case of Air Purification and of Climate Regulation

Elia Psillakis
Aquatic Chemistry Laboratory, Division II: Environmental Process Design and Analysis, School of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete (Greece)
Title: Microextraction: An ideal platform to analyze and simulate the environment

Maria Llompart
Laboratory of Research and Development of Analytical Solutions, Departament of Analytical Chemistry, Nutrition and Bromatology, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
Title: Recycled Tire Rubber in Playgrounds for Children and Football Fields: Health and Environmental Concern

Pedro Jiménez-Guerrero
GMAR – Regional Atmospheric Modelling group, Physics of the Earth, Regional Campus of International Excellence “Campus Mare Nostrum”, University of Murcia (Spain)
Title: Using chemistry transport models to evaluate the fate of atmospheric pollutants

Kurunthachalam Kannan
Wadsworth Center, New York Department of Health (USA)
Title: Biomonitoring of human exposure to environmental chemicals

Final Scientific Program

Book of Abstracts – Updated Version Final Scientific Program Poster Sessions

November 26,

November 27,

November 28,

November 29,

8:30 8:45 Participants Registration Participants Registration Participants Registration
8:45 9:00
9:00 9:15 Opening cerimony Despo Fatta-Kassinos (Univ. of Cyprus, Cyprus)
Considerations Related to Contaminants of Emerging Concern and Wastewater Reuse
Kevin Jones (Lancaster University, UK)
Passive Sampling the Environment: Why, How and a Vision of the Future
9:15 9:30
9:30 9:45 Diamond Sponsor Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW)
9:45 10:00 Damià Barceló (IDAEA-CSIC and ICRA, Spain)
Climate Changes, Water Scarcity, Emergent Contaminants and Other Stressors
Maria Llompart (Univ. of Santiago de Compostela, Spain)
Recycled Tire Rubber in Playgrounds for Children and Football Fields: Health and Environmental Concern
Kurunthachalam Kannan (Wadsworth Center, New York Department of Health, USA)
Biomonitoring of Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals
10:00 10:15
10:15 10:30 OP Env Tech #12 Jianan Li (Univ. College London, UK)
The Use of Spirodela Polyrhiza in Batch Scale Constructed Wetlands to Remove PPCPs from Synthetic Wastewater
OP Env Monit #18 Silvia Lacorte (IDAEA-CSIC, Spain)
Pharmaceuticals Released from Health Care Facilities: New Control Procedures
OP Env Safe #3 Marta Silva (FFUP - Univ. Porto, Portugal)
Synthesis and Environmental Fate Evaluation of New Nature-Inspired Antifouling Compounds
OP Env Tech #20 Susana Ortega (Univ. del Mar, Mexico)
Ammonium Removal as Struvite from Biologically Treated Human Urine
10:30 10:45 Elia Psillakis (Tech. Univ. of Crete, Greece)
Microextraction: An Ideal Platform to Analyse and Simulate the Environment
OP Env Tech #13 Maria Celeiro (Univ. of Santiago de Compostela, Spain)
Assessment of Different Photodegradation Strategies To Remove Multiclass UV Filters From The Aquatic Environment
OP Env Monit #19 Triantafyllos Albanis (Univ. Ioannina, Greece)
Determination of Pharmaceuticals in Hospital and Municipal Wastewaters by Using LC-LTQ Orbitrap Mass Spectrometry
OP Env Safe #4 Inês Bezerra (FEUP - Univ. Porto, Portugal)
Effects of Emerging Contaminants Detected in Drinking Water on Bacteria Tolerance to Antimicrobials
OP Env Tech #21 Paula Guedes (FCT-UNL, Portugal)
Removal of PPCPs from Effluent Based on Electrochemical Process - Possibility of Further Use in Agriculture
10:45 11:00 OP Env Tech #14 Carmen Mazón (Univ. Barcelona, Spain)
Effect of Sunlight and UV-C Disinfection Dose Irradiation on the Degradation of Organophosphorous Pesticide Dichlorvos
OP Env Monit #20 Mónica Santos (FEUP - Univ. Porto, Portugal)
Development of an Analytical Methodology for the Analysis of Priority Cytostatics in Water
OP Env Safe #5 Anne-Marie Delort (Univ. Clermont Auvergne, France)
H2O2 Modulates the Energetic Metabolism of the Cloud Microbiome
OP Env Tech #22 Paulo Augusto (Univ. Salamanca, Spain)
Exploring Magnetism as a Way to Decontaminate Wastewater and Leachates
11:00 11:15 Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break
11:15 11:30
11:30 11:44 Platinum Sponsor
Euan Ross, The Analysis of Natural and Synthetic Estrogens at Low ppq Levels in Surface Water and Final Effluent Water by LC-ESI-MS/MS, Waters Corporation
Platinum Sponsor
Peter Abrahamsson, Using a Novel Accurate Mass MS/MS Library for the Qualitative Analysis of Environmental Samples, Agilent Technologies
Platinum Sponsor
Juergen Wendt, The Usage of Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry for Environmental Analysis, LECO
11:45 12:00 OP Env Tech #1 Amina Khaled (ICCF UMR6296, France)
Photodegradation of Brominated Flame Retardants in Textiles from End of Life Vehicles (ELVs): Kinetic and Photoproducts Characterization
OP Env Monit #1 Juan Francisco Facetti (National Univ. Asuncion, Paraguay)
Preliminary Characterization of MTBE in the Aquifer Patiño, Metropolitan Region of Asuncion, Paraguay
OP Env Tech #15 Joana Vilas Boas (FEUP - Univ. Porto, Portugal)
Single Chamber Microbial Fuel Cell (SCMFC) using Lactobacillus pentosus biofilms
OP Env Monit #21 Patrícia Peixoto (FFUP - Univ. Porto, Portugal)
Fast Methods for Screening Fluoroquinolones in Environmental Water
OP Env Safe #6 Rui Santos (Specanalitica Lda)
PLASMAQUANT® MS a new potential tool for Iron Isotope Ratios determination in Biological Samples
OP Env Tech #23 Abuzar Kabir (Florida Int. Univ., USA)
Encapsulation of High Surface Area Carbonaceous Particles into Sol-gel Matrix and Their Use in Environmental Pollution Mitigation
12:00 12:15 OP Env Tech #2 Rajae Chahboune (Institut de Chimie de Clermont-Ferrand, France)
Photochemical Processes for the Elimination of Nitrosomorpholine During Water treatment: Kinetic and Analytical studies
OP Env Monit #2 Eleonora Conca (Univ. Torino, Italy)
Characterization and Temporal Evolution of the Inorganic Component of PM10 Collected at Ny-Ålesund (Arctica)
OP Env Tech #16 Paula Figueira (Univ. Aveiro, Portugal)
Nutshells as Very Low Cost Sorbents for Contaminated Waters Treatment
OP Env Monit #22 Manuela Correia (REQUIMTE, LAQV/FOTOCAT, Portugal)
Assessment of 83 Pharmaceuticals in Wastewater Samples by UHPLC-MS/MS
OP Env Safe #7 Paulo Reis (FCUP - Univ. Porto, Portugal)
RIBE Assessed At An Inter-organismic Level In Daphnia magna Exposed To Low Doses Of Uranium Mine Effluent And Waterborne Uranium
OP Env Tech #24 Luísa Maia (UCIBIO, REQUIMTE, FCT-UNL, Portugal)
Formate Dehydrogenase-catalysed Carbon Dioxide Reduction: Aiming to Develop a Catalyst for Carbon Dioxide Utilisation
12:15 12:30 OP Env Tech #3 João Gomes (Univ. Coimbra, Portugal)
Operating Conditions Optimization for Photocatalytic Ozonation of Parabens Using Ag-TiO2
OP Env Monit #3 Francisco Cereceda-Balic (Tech Univ. Federico Santa María, Chile)
Vehicle Emissions Impact on Snow Albedo Reduction in Los Andes Mountains. Study Case: Portillo, Chile
OP Env Tech #17 Benigno Nóvoa (Univ. Santiago Compostela, Spain)
Kinetics, Transformation and Toxicity of 1,3-di-o-tolylguanidine and 1,3-diphenylguanidine During Disinfection with Chlorine
OP Env Monit #23 Belen González-Gaya (IMDEA Water, Spain)
Optimizing a Clean Method for Environmental Samples: Antibiotics and Matrix Interferences in Marine Sediments, Water and Biota
OP Env Safe #8 Patrícia Palma (Inst. Polit. Beja, Portugal)
Ecotoxicological Tools Used in the Assessment of the Ecological Status of Freshwater Systems: a Case-study of the Temporary River Brejo do Cagarrão (South of Portugal).
OP Env Tech #25 Maria Laura Tummino (Univ. Torino, Italy)
Green Waste Derived Substances Immobilized on SBA Silica: Adsorbing and Photosensitizing Properties Towards Metals and Organics
12:30 12:45 OP Env Tech #4 Eneliis Kattel (Tallinn Univ. Technol., Estonia)
Degradation of Ceftriaxone in Aqueous Solution by Heterogeneous Photo-Activated Persulfate System
OP Env Monit #4 Miguel Velázquez Gómez (IDAEA-CSIC, Spain)
Organic Contaminants in Indoor Dust: An Approach Through a GC-MS/MS method
OP Env Tech #18 Elisabete Geraldes (Univ. Tech. Lisboa, Portugal)
Eco-Friendly Non-Biocide-Release Coatings for Biofouling Prevention on Submerged Surfaces
OP Env Monit #24 Liliana Silva (LAQV-REQUIMTE, FFUC - Univ. Coimbra)
SSRIs Antidepressants in Marine Mussels from Atlantic Coastal Areas and Human Risk Assessment
OP Env Safe #9 Joana Lourenço (Univ. Aveiro, Portugal)
Uranium Mining Legacy Sites: Genetic Effects of Metals and Low-Dose Radiation in Farm Animals Exposed to Contaminated Water and Foodstuffs
OP Env Tech #26 Cláudia Neves (Univ. Aveiro, Portugal)
Immobilized Porphyrins as Photocatalysts for the Degradation of Metoprolol
12:45 13:00 OP Env Tech #5 Maria Conceição Amado (Univ. Algarve, Portugal)
Photocatalytic Reactor for Pharmaceutical Drugs and Pesticides Removal From Water, Using Thin Film CVD-Technology
OP Env Monit #5 Eran Tas (Hebrew Univ. Jerusalem, Israel)
Ozone Deposition Over Vegetation in the Easterm Mediterranean
OP Env Tech #19 Djilali Tassalit (UDES/EPST, Algeria)
Photocatalysis And Adsorption Synergy For Simultaneous Removal Of Phenol And Acétamiprid Pollutants In Water
OP Env Monit #25 Tamara Gorena (CETAM, Chile)
Evaluation of the Environmental Impact of High Pollution Load from an Industrial Complex using Cupressus macrocarpa biomonitoring
OP Env Safe #10 Pavel Fojt (VUT Brno, Czech Republic)
Ecotoxicity Assessment of Cadmium Using Different Life Stages of the Terrestrial Gastropod Helix aspersa aspersa
OP Env Tech #27 Alaâeddine Elhalile (LS3M - Univ. Hassan I, Morocco)
Synthesis, Characterization and Photocatalytic Performance of Mg-ZnO-Al2O3 Nanocomposite for Degradation of Pharmaceutical Pollutants
13:00 13:15 Lunch Lunch Lunch
13:15 14:15
14:15 14:30 Pedro Jiménez-Guerrero (University of Murcia, Spain)
Using Chemistry Transport Models to Evaluate the Fate of Atmospheric Pollutants
Cristina Branquinho (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Evaluating the Role of Urban Green Spaces in Improving Urban Sustainability: The case of Air Purification and of Climate Regulation
ACE General Assembly
14:30 14:45
14:45 15:00 OP Env Model #1 Gerhard Lammel (Masaryk Univ., Czech Republic)
Monsoon Air Triggers Re-volatilization of Persistent Pollutants Stored in Soils in India
OP Env Monit #6 Olga V. Polyakova (Lomonosov Moscow State Univ., Russian Federation)
Novel Methods for Comprehensive Analysis of Environmental Samples: GCxGC-HR-TOFMS
OP Sust Devel #1 André Pereira (FFUC - Univ. Coimbra, Portugal)
Human Pharmaceuticals in Portuguese Rivers: the Impact of Water Scarcity in the Environmental Risk
OP Env Monit #26 João Sousa (FEUP - Univ. Porto, Portugal)
Spatiotemporal Monitoring Campaign of the Watch List Compounds in Ave and Sousa Rivers
OP Env Safe #11 Helena Soares (FEUP - Univ. Porto, Portugal)
Additive Inhibitory Free Metal Ion Concentration Index: a New Method for Assessing Multi-Metal Contamination Risk on Freshwaters
OP AgroFood #1 Ana Martínez Piernas (Univ. Almeria, Spain)
Suspect-screening Strategy Applied To The Identification Of Transformation Products Of Carbamazepine In Lettuce And Soil Commodities
15:00 15:15 OP Env Model #2 Noelia Domínguez-Morueco (Univ. Rovira i Virgili, Spain)
Combining Monitoring and Modelling Approaches for BaP Characterization Over a Petrochemical Area
OP Env Monit #7 Regina Duarte (Univ. Aveiro, Portugal)
A Primer on -Omics Strategy for Untargeted Profiling of Organic Aerosols: Lessons Learned and Future Challenges
OP Sust Devel #2 Klara Slezakova (FEUP - Univ. Porto, Portugal)
Ultrafine Particles in Ambient Air of Metropolitan Area of Porto: Levels and Risk Assessment
OP Env Monit #27 Gabriela Varela (Univ. Santiago Compostela, Spain)
Determination of Cardiac Drugs in Sludge by Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography Followed by Tandem Mass Spectrometry
OP Env Safe #12 Marilyne Pflieger (Univ. Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Ecotoxicity of Biomass Burning Pollutants and Their Nitro Derivatives
OP AgroFood #2 Anabela Cachada (CIIMAR - Univ. Porto, Portugal)
Chemical and Biological Methods for the Evaluation of Cu Availability in Soils of the Douro Region
15:15 15:30 OP Env Model #3 Luís Tiago Silva (CIQUP-FCUP- Univ. Porto, Portugal)
DFT Calculations on Climate Forcing and on Sustainable CO2 Conversion
OP Env Monit #8 Isabel Brás (ESTGV/IPV, Portugal)
Validation of ICP-MS Methodology for Quantification of 22 Elements in Wastewaters
OP Sust Devel #3 Mirco Volanti (Univ. Bologna, Italy)
LCA Methodology: A Case Study Of The Industrial Production Of Terephthalic Acid From Renewable Sources
OP Env Monit #28 Polonca Trebse (Univ. Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Identification of disinfection by-products formed within aquatic bromination of avobenzone
OP Env Safe #13 Ruth Pereira (FCUP - Univ. Porto, Portugal)
Ecosystem Services Provided by Soils Under Different Land Uses: Implications to Water Quality
OP AgroFood #3 Carlos Ferreira (FEUP - Univ. Porto, Portugal)
Soil interactions of azotochelin and DPH and determination of iron induced chlorosis mending potential in soybean (glycine max)
15:30 15:45 OP Env Model #4 Lotfi Belkhiri (Mentouri Univ. Constantine, Algeria)
The DFT Modeling As A Partner Of Reprocessing Nuclear Waste. Rich Interplay Between Theory And Experience
OP Env Monit #9 Priscilla Rocío-Bautista (Univ. La Laguna, Spain)
Metal-Organic Frameworks: A New Generation of Sorbents for Solid-Phase Extraction
OP Sust Devel #4 José Virgílio Prata (ISEL - Inst. Politécnico Lisboa, Portugal)
How an Environmental Issue Could Turn Into Useful High-valued Products: The Olive Mill Wastewater Case
OP Env Monit #29 Jan Schwarzbauer (RWTh Aachen Univ., Germany)
Molecular Indicators for Dockyard Works in Coastal Sediments of a Large Industrialized Port Area in Hainan Island, China
OP Env Safe #14 Verónica Nogueira (FCUP - Univ. Porto, Portugal)
The Impact On Soil Biota of Leather From The Footwear Industry Treated With ZnO Nanomaterial: A Microcosm Study
OP AgroFood #4 Filipa Paulo (FEUP - Univ. Porto, Portugal)
How and Why Incorporation of Microencapsulated Bioactive Ingredients in Foods?
15:45 16:00 OP Env Model #5 Davide Vione (Univ. Torino, Italy)
Photodegradation of Sulfadiazine Under Conditions Significant for Surface Waters, and Inhibition by Organic Compounds
OP Env Monit #10 Claudia Fontàs (Univ. Girona, Spain)
Can Polymer Inclusion Membranes be Used as an Integral Tool to Facilitate Environmental Monitoring? The Case of Hg
OP Env Safe #1 Anabela Francisco (Escola Universitária Vasco da Gama, Portugal)
The Predicted Concentrations of Antibiotics in STPs in Portugal - A tool for the Microbial Community Resistance Research
OP Env Monit #30 Filipe Rocha (FEUP - Univ. Porto)
Seaweed Analysis for the Determination of Volatile Methylsiloxanes in Coastal Areas in North of Portugal
Scholarship Ceremony + EMEC19 Presentation + Closing Ceremony
16:00 16:15 OP Env Model #6 Luca Carena (Univ. Torino, Italy)
Photoinduced Reactions in Sunlit Paddy-Field Water
OP Env Monit #11 Sónia Lopes (Univ. Aveiro, Portugal)
Evaluation Of The Effect Of Organic Matter On The Dissolution Of Cu From CuO And Cu(OH)2 Nanomaterials In Agricultural Soils
OP Env Safe #2 Elena Bessonova (Saint-Petersburg Univ., Russian Federation)
LC/MS Determination of Anti-TB Drugs and Their Metabolites in Human Plasma for Optimization Therapeutic Treatment of Tuberculosis
OP Env Monit #31 Irene Aparicio (Univ. Seville, Spain)
Occurrence of Parabens and Bisphenol A in Sludge Stabilization Treatments: Anaerobic Digestion and Composting
16:15 16:30 Coffee Break Poster Session + Coffee break
16:30 16:45
16:45 17:00 OP Env Tech #6 Yael Mishael (Hebrew Univ., Israel)
Efficient Removal of Pharmaceuticlas from Treated Wastwater by Tailored Polycation-Clay Sorbents
OP Env Monit #12 Javier Castro-Jiménez (Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography, France)
Atmospheric Particle-Bound Organophosphate Esters (OPEs) in a North African Mediterranean Coastal Environment (Bizerte, Tunisia)
17:00 17:15 Participants Registration OP Env Tech #7 Yuan Li (Univ. Highlands and Islands, UK)
Removal of the Pharmaceuticals Diclofenac and Trimethoprim from Aqueous Media Using Low-Cost Biosorbents
OP Env Monit #13 Sofia Augusto (EPIUnit-ISPUP - Univ. Porto, Portugal)
Source Apportionment of PAHs in a Petrochemical and Chemical Industrial Area Using Lichens as Biomonitors
17:15 17:30 OP Env Tech #8 Elaine Fabre (Univ. Aveiro, Portugal)
Agricultural Wastes for Mercury(II) Removal in Wastewater Treatment
OP Env Monit #14 Karen Yáñez (Tech Univ. Federico Santa María, Chile)
Concentration Ratios for Polyclyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons from Wood Combustion: Comparison of Laboratory Results and Sampling in Temuco City (Chile)
Departure for Porto Wine Cellars and Conference Dinner
17:30 17:45 OP Env Tech #9 Ariana Pintor (FEUP - Univ. Porto, Portugal)
Arsenate and Arsenite Adsorption onto Iron-Coated Cork Granulates
OP Env Monit #15 Albert Lebedev (Lomonosov Moscow State Univ., Russian Federation)
Organic Pollutants in Moscow Rain
17:45 18:00 OP Env Tech #10 Anna Bogush (Univ. College London, UK)
Potential Utilisation of Air Pollution Control Residue from Municipal Solid Waste Incineration Facility in the Cement Industry
OP Env Monit #16 Mária Mörtl (Agroenvironmental Research Institute, Hungary)
Determination of Surfactants Used in Agrochemicals
18:00 18:15 OP Env Tech #11 Nuno Cruz (Univ. Aveiro, Portugal)
Waste Management From Pulp and Paper Industry: Recycling to Soil as a Viable Management Option
OP Env Monit #17 Dmitry Mazur (Lomonosov Moscow State Univ., Russian Federation)
Organic Pollutants in the Snow of Russian Arctic Islands
18:15 18:30 Poster Session + Porto D'Honra
18:30 18:45
18:45 19:00
19:00 19:15
19:15 19:30

Registration & Payments

Registration Fees

Category Early bird (€)
until October 1, 2017
Standard (€)
until October 15, 2017
On-site (€)
Regular registration 360 395 465
Students 260 295 365
Accompanying Persons 230 265 330

Portuguese Chemistry Society (SPQ) members have regular SPQ discount (10%) on the Registration Fee

Registration fee includes

  • documentation
  • coffee breaks
  • lunches
  • welcome cocktail
  • conference dinner
  • ACE membership status during one year
  • Accompanying includes

  • social program
  • conference dinner
  • Payment Information

    Payment will be via VISA or Bank Transfer

      Bank Transfer
      Titular: Sociedade Portuguesa de Química
      Bank/Banco: Millennium BCP (Lisboa, Pt)
      IBAN: PT50 0033 0000 4534 5670 6780 5


    The objective of EMEC conferences is to bring together scientists from diverse fields. In this spirit, the EMEC meeting scholarships aims to motivate young scientists to fully participate in the conference and shall facilitate an international scientific exchange of PhD candidates and junior scientists during the meeting.

    Beginning in 2015 the Association for Chemistry and the Environment (ACE) has offered a number of scholarships for MSc and PhD students to participate the annual European Meeting on Environmental Chemistry (EMEC). The scholarship covers the conference fee and additionally travel as well as accommodation costs of up to 500 €. To make an application, candidates should send an application to the Prof. Dr. Josef Caslavsky ( caslavsky@fch.vut.cz). The application should comprise of the following elements:

    • Bibliography
    • Brief summary of hitherto research work
    • Letter of recommendation from a supervisor
    • Current enrolment certificate
    • Certificate of examination results
    The selection of up to five candidates will be based on past academic achievements (grade transcripts, scientific publications) and national quotas.

    The deadline for application for the EMEC18 meeting in Porto will be September, 1st (more information).

    The Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) is a scientific prize with a focus on innovation. Established in 2002 by HRH Crown Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz, it rewards the efforts made by scientists, inventors and research organizations around the world, focusing on water-related scientific innovation. Five prizes are bestowed every two years. PSIPW sponsors a number of international conferences and exhibitions around the world and it have initiated an event participation grant programme.

    PSIPW, besides being Diamond Sponsor of this EMEC edition, will offer a 500 EUR scholarship for a MSc, PhD student or young scientist in partnership with the organisation of the conference. The recipient will be chosen based on three criteria: (i) suitability of the recipient to make a positive contribution to, or benefit from, the event, (ii) need of the recipient, (iii) innovative nature of the recipient's work (water-related studies).

    This scholarship will be announced during the Closing Ceremony of EMEC 18.


    The organisation of the EMEC 18 in Porto (Portugal), will grant two awards to outstanding contributions of young scientists, sponsored by Springer.
    One award for the best Oral Presentation (200 EUR book voucher) and another for the best Poster (100 EUR book voucher) will be announced during the Closing Ceremony of EMEC 18.


    A Virtual Special Issue of the Elsevier Journal "Science of the Total Environment" (STOTEN) (Impact Factor 2016 = 4.900) will be devoted to the the EMEC18 conference and will include peer-reviewed articles, highlighting the scientific program of the event.

    To have this possibility, participants should send an email to emec18@chemistry.pt, until November 26th, expressing their willingness to publish. The most promising communications will be selected by the Scientific Committee of EMEC18, and the respective authors will later be invited to submit a full paper for normal peer-reviewing, following the author guidelines of STOTEN.

    Abstracts Submission

    The official language of the meeting is English. Each participant can submit up to two abstracts as presenting author. However, only one can be considered for oral communication. Additional abstracts will be accepted, but in this case the registrant should contact the organizing committee and an additional 50 € fee will be charged for each abstract.

    Abstracts should be submitted via the registration site. Please, log in using the login and the password provided during the registration process and then proceed with "Abstract Submission". Please use the Microsoft Word file Abstract Template available.

    The abstract must not exceed one A4 page. Decision of acceptance of oral or poster communications will be made by the Scientific Committee upon evaluation of the submitted abstracts. The abstract file should be saved as "Name_Surname_1.doc (or docx). The number corresponds to the number of submitted abstracts by the same registrant. Accepted abstracts will be published in the Book of Abstracts (only abstracts of registered participants will be included).

    Personal Area & Online Abstract submission Abstract template Abstract guidelines

    Guidelines for Oral/Poster Presentations


    Plenary talks: duration of 40 min plus 5 min for discussion;
    Keynote talks: duration of 25 min plus 5 min for discussion;
    Regular oral presentations: duration of 12 min plus 3 min for discussion

    Presentations should be prepared in Powerpoint© format (.ppt or .pptx). At the venue, you should upload it using a memory stick as early as possible, but no later than the break preceding your session. If you belong to one of the first morning sessions, you are kindly asked to upload your presentation at least 15 min before the scheduled start of the session, or at the end of the afternoon sessions of the day before.


    Posters should be size A0 (841 x 1189 mm) and presented in portrait orientation. Your poster will have an allocated board, numbered according to the book of abstracts. Posters should be on display for the three days of the meeting.

    Key Dates

    • Submission opening: March 1, 2017

    • Abstract submission deadline: September 15, 2017

    • Decision of acceptance oral/poster: October 1, 2017

    • Early bird payments deadline: October 1, 2017

    • Regular payments deadline: October 15, 2017


    EMEC18 will be held in Fundação Dr. António Cupertino de Miranda. It is a private, non-profit institution whose mission is to carry out educational, cultural and social activities that promote the knowledge society

    Fundação Dr. António Cupertino de Miranda was designed in 1989 by the portuguese architect Francisco Braancamp de Figueiredo and on April 1991, the Avenida da Boavista became its new home. The centre has auditoriums and exhibition rooms equipped with the cutting-edge audio and video projection systems, videoconferencing and simultaneous translation.

    Fundação Dr. António Cupertino de Miranda,
    Avenida da Boavista, 4245
    4150 – 639 Porto (Portugal)

    GPS: N 41°9'54" | W 8° 40' 19" webpage

    Social Events

    Welcome reception (Porto D’Honra) Monday, November 27th 18:15-19:30

    The Organisation Committee of EMEC18 invites you to a welcome reception at Fundação Dr. António Cupertino de Miranda (the Conference venue). Appetizers will be served, accompanied obviously by Porto Wine and good music.

    Visit to Ferreira Port Wine cellars Tuesday, November 28th 18:30

    EMEC18 offers all participants one exciting tour to the Ferreira Port Wine cellars. Built by a family of winemakers from the Douro region in 1751, the Ferreira house possessed a rich tradition and a prominent role in the history of Port Wine. In fact, it is the only major Porto Wine house to have remained in Portuguese hands since its foundation. Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira contributed significantly to the consolidation of the brand. A legendary woman with a unique personality, who became a myth and a symbol of strength, facing the adversities of the nineteenth-century Douro conditions, including the Phylloxera plague. Ferreira cellars invite you to discover a brand over 250 years old, a symbol of the highest quality that encapsulates Portugal's heart and soul.

    Conference Dinner at Casa Ferreirinha Tuesday, November 28th 19:30

    Crossing the bridge from Porto, in the city of Vila Nova de Gaia, Casa Ferreirinha is a contemporary venue with a fantastic view to the Douro river, perfectly integrated in the genuine wine cellars of the Ferreira house. The menu will be created by Chef Fernando Santos, who is fluent in different gastronomic concepts and trends, providing a creative fusion cuisine between traditional Portuguese gastronomic delights and modern signature approach. After the dinner, EMEC18 attendees will also have the oportunity to enjoy some national and international music and dance. This will be the perfect time to relax and have fun!!!


    Travel How to get to Porto

    Porto is served by the Francisco Sá Carneiro International Airport (OPO), which is located about 11 km (7 miles) north of the city centre. The airport is used by many of the major regular airlines, as well as low cost airlines. Additional information about the Porto airport can be found in website. In case you arrive through Lisbon Airport (which is more than 300 km from Porto), you can either get a 45 min connection flight to Porto with TAP Portugal or the low-cost Ryanair, or you can catch a fast train (train AP) that departs every 1-2 hours and takes about 2 h 45 min . To reach the train station, just take the metro from Lisbon airport to the train station Lisboa-Oriente. The train to Porto stops at Porto-Campanhã train station, where you can catch the Metro to Trindade station.

    Travelling from Porto Airport to the city

    The Metro of Porto (mixed surface and underground system) operates in five different lines labelled from A to E and colours differentiate these lines. Line E (violet) serves Porto Airport. The airport stop is located near the terminal and the Metro departs every 20 min. The trip to the city centre takes 26 minutes. You can buy the rechargeable ticket (Andante) at the automatic ticket machine at the station (Z4 ticket: 1.85€ + 0.60€ the first time you buy the Andante rechargeable ticket). If you want to go to the meeting venue or nearby hotels, you should take the metro (line E) and leave it in “Casa da Música”. To go to the main city centre square, nearby most other hotels, you should leave it in “Trindade” and take the Line D ("Santo Ovídio" direction) until “Aliados”. If you change Metro line you can use the same ticket within 1 hour, but you must validate it every time, before entering the Metro. More information and a journey planner can be found in www.en.metrodoporto.pt. In case you prefer, taxi services are available outside of the arrivals hall of the airport. Travelling from the airport to the city centre by taxi takes 20 to 30 min and costs 20/25 €.


    Porto offers a large variety of accommodation. Here you can find a list of some recommended hotels.


    Quality Inn Portus Cale (****)

    Av. da Boavista 1060, 4100-113 Porto

    Website: https://www.choicehotels.fr/en/quality-inn-portus-cale-porto-hotel-pt019?promo=gglocalfren

    Rate (night/room): Single – 70 €; Double – 79 € (variable price depending on the time of booking)

    Observations: Include breakfast and Wi-fi

    Distance to venue: 3.2 km walking distance; Bus - take the line 502 in direction to “Matosinhos (Mercado)” and leave in “Parque da Cidade” (10 min).

    Distance to city center: Bus - take the line 502 in direction to “Bolhão” and leave in “Boavista-Casa da Música” (3 min) + Metro - take the line B until “Trindade” (5 min), then change to line D and leave in “Aliados” (9 min).

    Very good


    (score booking.com)


    Bessa Hotel Boavista (****)

    R. Dr. Marques de Carvalho 111, 4100-325 Porto

    Website: http://www.porto.bessahotel.com/en-gb/hotel-boavista.aspx

    Rate (night/room): Single – 81 €; Double – 91 €

    Promotion code: FEUP_EMEC18 (available until check-in date) - reservations should be done by email to reservations.boavista@bessahotel.com

    Observations: Include breakfast and Wi-fi

    Distance to venue: 2.6 km walking distance; Bus – take the line 502 in direction to “Matosinhos (Mercado)” and leave in “Parque da Cidade” (7 min).

    Distance to city center: Bus – take the line 502 in direction to “Bolhão” and leave in “Boavista-Casa da Música” (7 min) + Metro – take the line B until “Trindade” (5 min), then change to line D and leave in “Aliados” (9 min).



    (score booking.com)


    Hotel da Música (****)

    Mercado do Bom Sucesso, Largo Ferreira Lapa, 21 a 183, 4150-323 Porto

    Website: http://www.hoteldamusica.com/en-gb/porto-hotel-in-city-centre.aspx

    Rate (night/room): Single – 84 €; Double – 94 €

    Promotion code: FEUP_EMEC18 (available until 01-11-2017) - reservations should be done by email to grupos.eventos@hoteldamusica.com

    Observations: Include breakfast and Wi-fi

    Distance to venue: 3.9 km walking distance; Bus – take the line 502 in direction to “Matosinhos (Mercado)” and leave in “Parque da Cidade” (14 min).

    Distance to city center: Metro – take the line B until “Trindade” (5 min), then change to line D and leave in “Aliados” (9 min).

    Very Good


    (score booking.com)


    Hotel Teatro (****)

    R. de Sá da Bandeira 84, 4000-427 Porto

    Website: http://hotelteatro.pt/en/

    Rate (night/room): Single – 82 €; Double – 92 €

    Promotion code: FEUP_EMEC18 (available until 15-10-2017) reservations should be done by email to reservas@hotelteatro.pt

    Observations: Include welcome Porto wine, breakfast, Wi-Fi, Porter/bellhop

    Distance to venue: Metro – take the line D until “Trindade” (9 min), then change to line B and leave in “Casa da Música” (5 min) + Bus – take the line 502 in direction to “Matosinhos (Mercado)” and leave in “Parque da Cidade” (14 min).



    (score booking.com)


    Hotel Dom Henrique Downtown (****)

    R. de Guedes de Azevedo 179, 4049-009 Porto

    Website: http://hoteldomhenrique.pt/en/

    Rate (night/room): Single – 81 €; Double – 93 € (average rate obtained from booking.com)

    Observations: Include breakfast and Wi-Fi

    Distance to venue: Metro – take the line C until “Casa da Música” (10 min) + Bus – take the line 502 in direction to “Matosinhos (Mercado)” and leave in “Parque da Cidade” (14 min).

    Very good


    (score booking.com)


    Hotel Internacional Porto (***)

    Rua do Almada 131, 4050-037 Porto

    Website: http://www.hi-porto.com/en/Utilities/Homepage.aspx

    Rate (night/room): Single – 75 €; Double – 99 € (average rate obtained from booking.com)

    Observations: Include breakfast and Wi-Fi

    Distance to venue: Metro – take the line D until “Trindade” (9 min), then change to line B and leave in “Casa da Música” (5 min) + Bus – take the line 502 in direction to “Matosinhos (Mercado)” and leave in “Parque da Cidade” (14 min).

    Very good


    (score booking.com)


    Grande Hotel do Porto (***)

    Rua de Santa Catarina 197, 4000-450 Porto

    Website: http://www.grandehotelporto.com/en/

    Rate (night/room): Single/Double – 54 € (average rate obtained from booking.com)

    Observations: Include breakfast and Wi-Fi

    Distance to venue: Metro – take the line C until “Casa da Música” (10 min) + Bus – take the line 502 in direction to “Matosinhos (Mercado)” and leave in “Parque da Cidade” (14 min).

    Very good


    (score booking.com)


    Hotel Ibis Porto Centro (**)

    Rua da Alegria 29, 4000-041 Porto

    Website: https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-3344-ibis-porto-centro/index.shtml

    Rate (night/room): Single – 53.7 €

    Promotion code: FEUP_EMEC18 (available until 30-09-2017) - reservations should be done by email to h3344@accor.com

    Observations: Include breakfast and Wi-Fi

    Distance to venue: Metro – take the line C until “Casa da Música” (10 min) + Bus – take the line 502 in direction to “Matosinhos (Mercado)” and leave in “Parque da Cidade” (14 min).

    Very good


    (score booking.com)


    Moov Hotel Porto Centro (**)

    Praça da Batalha 32, 4000-101 Porto

    Website: http://hotelmoov.com/en/

    Rate (night/room): Single/Double – 57 € (variable price depending on the time of booking)

    Observations: Include breakfast and Wi-Fi

    Distance to venue: Metro – take the line C until “Casa da Música” (10 min) + Bus – take the line 502 in direction to “Matosinhos (Mercado)” and leave in “Parque da Cidade” (14 min).



    (score booking.com)


    In Porto Gallery Guesthouse

    R. do Bonjardim 358, 4000-116 Porto

    Website: http://www.inporto.pt/en/hotel-overview.html

    Rate (night/room): Twin/Double – 105 €

    Promotion code: http://www.inporto.pt/en/hotel-special-offers.html (available until 03-12-2017)

    Observations: Include breakfast and Wi-Fi

    Distance to venue: Metro – take the line D until “Trindade” (9 min), then change to line B and leave in “Casa da Música” (5 min) + Bus – take the line 502 in direction to “Matosinhos (Mercado)” and leave in “Parque da Cidade” (14 min).



    (score booking.com)


    Porto Lounge Hostel & Guesthouse

    R. do Almada 317, 4050-038 Porto

    Website: https://portoloungehostel.com/

    Rate (night/room): Single – 40 € €; Double – 45 €

    Promotion code: FEUP_EMEC18 - reservations should be done by email to info@portoloungehostel.com

    Observations: Include breakfast and Wi-Fi

    Distance to venue: Metro – take the line D until “Trindade” (9 min), then change to line B and leave in “Casa da Música” (5 min) + Bus – take the line 502 in direction to “Matosinhos (Mercado)” and leave in “Parque da Cidade” (14 min).



    (score booking.com)


    So Cool Hostel Porto

    R. Boavista 783, 4050-110 Porto

    Website: http://socoolhostelporto.com/

    Rate: Mixed dormitory with 12 beds and shared WC – 15€/bed; Female dormitory with 8 beds and shared WC – 16€/bed; Female dormitory with 8 beds and private WC – 17€/bed; Double room with shared WC – 48€/room; Family dormitory (maximum of 4 people) and private WC – 75€/room

    Promotion code: FEUP_EMEC18 (10% discount is provided to participants who mention the code) - reservations should be done by email to info@socoolhostelporto.com

    Observations: Include breakfast, Wi-Fi and towels.

    Distance to venue: Bus – take the line 502 in direction to “Matosinhos (Mercado)” and leave in “Parque da Cidade” (17 min).

    Distance to city center: Metro – take the line B until “Trindade” (5 min), then change to line D and leave in “Aliados” (9 min).



    (score booking.com)


    SPQ - Sociedade Portuguesa de Química - Secretariat/Payments/Billing

      Av. da República, 45 - 3º Esq.
      1050 - 187 Lisboa

    (+351) 217 934 637 9h30-17h eventos@spq.pt

    General Information - Organization/Program

    Joana Feyo Gutierres

      Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto
      Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, s/n
      4200-465 Porto
    (+351) 22 508 1694 emec18@chemistry.pt



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