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: The behaviour and fate of contaminants of emerging concern during conventional and advanced wastewater treatment: The current status

Kevin Jones
Professor at Lancaster Environment Centre – Lancaster University (Lancaster, UK) and Senior Visiting International Professor with the Chinese Academy of Sciences

Keynote Lectures

Cristina Branquinho
Centre for Ecology and Environmental Changes, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon (Portugal)

Elia Psillakis
Aquatic Chemistry Laboratory, Division II: Environmental Process Design and Analysis, School of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete (Greece)

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)

Pedro Jiménez-Guerrero
GMAR – Regional Atmospheric Modelling group, Physics of the Earth, Regional Campus of International Excellence “Campus Mare Nostrum”, University of Murcia (Spain)

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

Scientific Program provisional

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

    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). Selected works will be considered for possible publication in a virtual special issue of the international scientific journal "Science of the Total Environment (STOTEN)".

    Personal Area & Online Abstract submission Abstract template Abstract guidelines

    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


    Due to logistics problems, the EMEC18 venue has been changed to 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


    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).


    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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