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  Research Journal of Environmental Sciences is an international peer-reviewed scientific journal dedicated to publish cutting edge research findings in the field of environmental sciences and environmental engineering. Scope of the journal includes: Environmental chemistry, environmental biology (like greenhouse gas abatement and climate change, environmental resilience, environmental microbiology and biotechnology, industrial environment and technology), ecology, geo-sciences, environmental physics and information sciences, basic and applied research on atmospheric, terrestrial and aquatic environments, pollution control and abatement technology, conservation of natural resources, environmental health and toxicology.

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Barreira, L.D., P.F. Lito, B.M. Antunes, M. Otero and Z. Lin et al., 2009. Effect of pH on cadmium(II) removal from aqueous solution using titanosilicate ETS-4. Chem. Eng. J., 155: 728-735.
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Calisto, V., C.I.A. Ferreira, J.A.B.P. Oliveira, M. Otero and V.I. Esteves, 2015. Adsorptive removal of pharmaceuticals from water by commercial and waste-based carbons. J. Environ. Manage., 152: 83-90.
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Calisto, V., C.I.A. Ferreira, S.M. Santos, M.V. Gil, M. Otero and V.I. Esteves, 2014. Production of adsorbents by pyrolysis of paper mill sludge and application on the removal of citalopram from water. Bioresour. Technol., 166: 335-344.
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Calvo, L.F., A.I. Garcia and M. Otero, 2013. An experimental investigation of sewage sludge gasification in a fluidized bed reactor. Scient. World J. 10.1155/2013/479403.
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Calvo, L.F., M. Otero, A. Moran and A.I. Garcia, 2001. Characterization of adsorbents produced from sewage sludges. Inform. Tecnol., 12: 29-35.
Calvo, L.F., M. Otero, A. Moran and A.I. Garcia, 2001. Upgrading sewage sludges for adsorbent preparation by different treatments. Bioresour. Technol., 80: 143-148.
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Calvo, L.F., M. Otero, B.M. Jenkins, A. Moran and A.I. Garcia, 2004. Heating process characteristics and kinetics of rice straw in different atmospheres. Fuel Process. Technol., 85: 279-291.
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Calvo, L.F., M. Otero, B.M. Jenkins, A.I. Garcia and A. Moran, 2004. Heating process characteristics and kinetics of sewage sludge in different atmospheres. Thermochim. Acta, 409: 127-135.
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Calvo, L.F., M.V. Gil, M. Otero, A. Moran and A.I. Garcia, 2012. Gasification of rice straw in a fluidized-bed gasifier for syngas application in close-coupled boiler-gasifier systems. Bioresour. Technol., 109: 206-214.
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Camarinha, E.D., P.F. Lito, B.M. Antunes, M. Otero and Z. Lin et al., 2009. Cadmium(II) removal from aqueous solution using microporous titanosilicate ETS-10. Chem. Eng. J., 155: 108-114.
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Cara, J., A. Aller, M. Otero and A. Moran, 2001. Idle time in the washing and iron concentration in leachate removed: Two basic parameters in the desulphurization of coal in a packed column. Applied Microbiol. Biotechnol., 55: 49-54.
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Carvalho, S.I., M. Otero, A.C. Duarte and E.B.H. Santos, 2008. Effects of solar radiation on the fluorescence properties and molecular weight of fulvic acids from pulp mill effluents. Chemosphere, 71: 1539-1546.
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Carvalho, S.I., M. Otero, A.C. Duarte and E.B.H. Santos, 2008. Spectroscopic changes on fulvic acids from a kraft pulp mill effluent caused by sun irradiation. Chemosphere, 73: 1845-1852.
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Cuetos, M.J., A. Moran, M. Otero and X. Gomez, 2009. Anaerobic co-digestion of poultry blood with OFMSW: FTIR and TG-DTG study of process stabilization. Environ. Technol., 30: 571-582.
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Cuetos, M.J., X. Gomez, E.J. Martinez, J. Fierro and M. Otero, 2013. Feasibility of anaerobic co-digestion of poultry blood with maize residues. Bioresour. Technol., 144: 513-520.
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Cuetos, M.J., X. Gomez, M. Otero and A. Moran, 2008. Anaerobic digestion of Solid Slaughterhouse Waste (SHW) at laboratory scale: Influence of co-digestion with the Organic Fraction of Municipal Solid Waste (OFMSW). Biochem. Eng. J., 40: 99-106.
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Cuetos, M.J., X. Gomez, M. Otero and A. Moran, 2010. Anaerobic digestion and co-digestion of Slaughterhouse Waste (SHW): Influence of heat and pressure pre-treatment in biogas yield. Waste Manage., 30: 1780-1789.
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Cuetos, M.J., X. Gomez, M. Otero and A. Moran, 2010. Anaerobic digestion of solid slaughterhouse waste: Study of biological stabilization by Fourier Transform infrared spectroscopy and thermogravimetry combined with mass spectrometry. Biodegradation, 21: 543-556.
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Escapa, C., R.N. Coimbra, S. Paniagua, A.I. Garcia and M. Otero, 2015. Nutrients and pharmaceuticals removal from wastewater by culture and harvesting of Chlorella sorokiniana. Bioresour. Technol., 185: 276-284.
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Esteves, V.I., M. Otero and A.C. Duarte, 2009. Comparative characterization of humic substances from the open ocean, estuarine water and fresh water. Org. Geochem., 40: 942-950.
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Esteves, V.I., M. Otero, E.B.H. Santos and A.C. Duarte, 2007. Stable carbon isotope ratios of tandem fractionated humic substances from different water bodies. Org. Geochem., 38: 957-966.
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Ferreira, C.I., V. Calisto, S.M. Santos, E.M. Cuerda-Correa, M. Otero, H. Nadais and V.I. Esteves, 2015. Application of pyrolysed agricultural biowastes as adsorbents for fish anaesthetic (MS-222) removal from water. J. Anal. Applied Pyrolysis, 112: 313-324.
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Ferreira, T.R., C.B. Lopes, P.F. Lito, M. Otero and Z. Lin et al., 2009. Cadmium(II) removal from aqueous solution using microporous titanosilicate ETS-4. Chem. Eng. J., 147: 173-179.
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Girginova, P.I., A.L. Daniel-da-Silva, C.B. Lopes, P. Figueira and M. Otero et al., 2010. Silica coated magnetite particles for magnetic removal of Hg2+ from water. J. Colloid Interface Sci., 345: 234-240.
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Jaria, G., V. Calisto, M.V. Gil, M. Otero and V.I. Esteves, 2015. Removal of fluoxetine from water by adsorbent materials produced from paper mill sludge. J. Colloid Interface Sci., 448: 32-40.
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Lillebo, A.I., M. Otero, J.P. Coelho, E.T. Rodrigues and M.E. Pereira et al., 2012. The effects of changes to estuarine hydrology on system phosphorous retention capacity: The Mondego estuary, Portugal. Estuarine Coastal Shelf Sci., 99: 85-94.
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Lillebo, A.I., M. Valega, M. Otero, M.A. Pardal, E. Pereira and A.C. Duarte, 2010. Daily and inter-tidal variations of Fe, Mn and Hg in the water column of a contaminated salt marsh: Halophytes effect. Estuarine Coastal Shelf Sci., 88: 91-98.
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Lima, D.L.D., C.P. Silva, M. Otero and V.I. Esteves, 2013. Low cost methodology for estrogens monitoring in water samples using dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction and HPLC with fluorescence detection. Talanta, 115: 980-985.
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Lima, D.L.D., C.P. Silva, R.J. Schneider, M. Otero and V.I. Esteves, 2014. Application of dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction for estrogens' quantification by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Talanta, 125: 102-106.
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Lopes, C.B., E. Pereira, Z. Lin, P. Pato and M. Otero et al., 2011. Fixed-bed removal of Hg2+ from contaminated water by microporous titanosilicate ETS-4: Experimental and theoretical breakthrough curves. Microporous Mesoporous Mater., 145: 32-40.
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Lopes, C.B., J. Coimbra, M. Otero, E. Pereira, A.C. Duarte, Z. Lin and J. Rocha, 2008. Uptake of Hg2+ from aqueous solutions by microporous titano- and zircono-silicates. Quimica Nova, 31: 321-325.
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Lopes, C.B., M. Otero, J. Coimbra, E. Pereira, J. Rocha, Z. Lin and A. Duarte, 2007. Removal of low concentration Hg2+ from natural waters by microporous and layered titanosilicates. Microporous Mesoporous Mater., 103: 325-332.
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Lopes, C.B., M. Otero, Z. Lin, C.M. Silva, E. Pereira, J. Rocha and A.C. Duarte, 2010. Effect of pH and temperature on Hg2+ water decontamination using ETS-4 titanosilicate. J. Hazard. Mater., 175: 439-444.
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Lopes, C.B., M. Otero, Z. Lin, C.M. Silva, J. Rocha, E. Pereira and A.C. Duarte, 2009. Removal of Hg2+ ions from aqueous solution by ETS-4 microporous titanosilicate-kinetic and equilibrium studies. Chem. Eng. J., 151: 247-254.
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Lopes, C.B., P.F. Lito, M. Otero, Z. Lin and J. Rocha et al., 2008. Mercury removal with titanosilicate ETS-4: Batch experiments and modelling. Microporous Mesoporous Mater., 115: 98-105.
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Martin-Rilo, S., R.N. Coimbra, J. Martin-Villacorta and M. Otero, 2015. Treatment of dairy industry wastewater by oxygen injection: Performance and outlay parameters from the full scale implementation. J. Cleaner Prod., 86: 15-23.
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Martinez, L., M. Otero, A. Moran and A.I. Garcia, 2013. Selection of native freshwater microalgae and cyanobacteria for CO2 biofixation. Environ. Technol., 34: 3137-3143.
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Montes, N., M. Otero, R.N. Coimbra, R. Mendez and J. Martin-Villacorta, 2015. Removal of tetracyclines from swine manure at full-scale activated sludge treatment plants. Environ. Technol., 36: 1966-1973.
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Otero, M., A. Lobato, M.J. Cuetos, M.E. Sanchez and X. Gomez, 2011. Digestion of cattle manure: Thermogravimetric kinetic analysis for the evaluation of organic matter conversion. Bioresour. Technol., 102: 3404-3410.
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Otero, M., A. Mendonca, M. Valega, E.B.H. Santos, E. Pereira, V.I. Esteves and A.C. Duarte, 2007. Fluorescence and DOC contents of estuarine pore waters from colonized and non-colonized sediments: Effects of sampling preservation. Chemosphere, 67: 211-220.
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Otero, M., A.I. Lillebo, P.S.M. Santos, M. Valega and M.A. Pardal et al., 2010. Fluorescence characterization of daily and intertidal changes in estuarine water DOM related to the presence of Sarcocornia perennis (L.) AJ Scott. Org. Geochem., 41: 734-741.
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Otero, M., C. Diez, L.F. Calvo, A.I. Garcia and A. Moran, 2002. Analysis of the co-combustion of sewage sludge and coal by TG-MS. Biomass Bioenergy, 22: 319-329.
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Otero, M., C.A. Grande and A.E. Rodrigues, 2004. Adsorption of salicylic acid onto polymeric adsorbents and activated charcoal. React. Funct. Polym., 60: 203-213.
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Otero, M., C.B. Lopes, J. Coimbra, T.R. Ferreira and C.M. Silva et al., 2009. Priority pollutants (Hg2+ and Cd2+) removal from water by ETS-4 titanosilicate. Desalination, 249: 742-747.
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Otero, M., F. Rozada, A. Moran, L.F. Calvo and A.I. Garcia, 2009. Removal of heavy metals from aqueous solution by sewage sludge based sorbents: Competitive effects. Desalination, 239: 46-57.
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Otero, M., F. Rozada, L.F. Calvo, A.I. Garcia and A. Moran, 2003. Elimination of organic water pollutants using adsorbents obtained from sewage sludge. Dyes Pigments, 57: 55-65.
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Otero, M., F. Rozada, L.F. Calvo, A.I. Garcia and A. Moran, 2003. Kinetic and equilibrium modelling of the methylene blue removal from solution by adsorbent materials produced from sewage sludges. Biochem. Eng. J., 15: 59-68.
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Otero, M., I. Guilherme and E.B.H. Santos, 2013. Photobleaching of lignin derived compounds from pulp mill effluents upon irradiation: The key role of receiving waters. Environ. Pollut., 182: 486-489.
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Otero, M., J.P. Coelho, E.T. Rodrigues, M.A. Pardal, E.B.H. Santos, V.I. Esteves and A.I. Lillebo, 2013. Kinetics of the PO4-P adsorption onto soils and sediments from the Mondego Estuary (Portugal). Mar. Pollut. Bull., 77: 361-366.
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Otero, M., L.F. Calvo, B. Estrada, A.I. Garcia and A. Moran, 2002. Thermogravimetry as a technique for establishing the stabilization progress of sludge from wastewater treatment plants. Thermochim. Acta, 389: 121-132.
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Otero, M., L.F. Calvo, M.V. Gil, A.I. Garcia and A. Moran, 2008. Co-combustion of different sewage sludge and coal: A non-isothermal thermogravimetric kinetic analysis. Bioresour. Technol., 99: 6311-6319.
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Otero, M., M. Zabkova and A. Rodrigues, 2005. Salicylic acid adsorption onto sephabeads SP206 in view of its purification by thermal parametric pumping. Adsorption, 11: 887-892.
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Otero, M., M. Zabkova and A.E. Rodrigues, 2005. Adsorptive purification of phenol wastewaters: Experimental basis and operation of a parametric pumping unit. Chem. Eng. J., 110: 101-111.
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Otero, M., M. Zabkova and A.E. Rodrigues, 2005. Comparative study of the adsorption of phenol and salicylic acid from aqueous solution onto nonionic polymeric resins. Sep. Purif. Technol., 45: 86-95.
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Otero, M., M. Zabkova and A.E. Rodrigues, 2005. Phenolic wastewaters purification by thermal parametric pumping: Modeling and pilot-scale experiments. Water Res., 39: 3467-3478.
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Otero, M., M. Zabkova, C.A. Grande and A.E. Rodrigues, 2005. Fixed-bed adsorption of salicylic acid onto polymeric adsorbents and activated charcoal. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 44: 927-936.
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Otero, M., M.E. Sanchez and X. Gomez, 2011. Co-firing of coal and manure biomass: A TG-MS approach. Bioresour. Technol., 102: 8304-8309.
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Otero, M., M.E. Sanchez, A. Garcia and A. Moran, 2006. Simultaneous thermogravimetric-mass spectrometric study on the co-combustion of coal and sewage sludges. J. Thermal Anal. Calorimetry, 86: 489-495.
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Otero, M., M.E. Sanchez, X. Gomez and A. Moran, 2010. Thermogravimetric analysis of biowastes during combustion. Waste Manage., 30: 1183-1187.
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Otero, M., X. Gomez, A.I. Garcia and A. Moran, 2007. Effects of sewage sludge blending on the coal combustion: A thermogravimetric assessment. Chemosphere, 69: 1740-1750.
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Otero, M., X. Gomez, A.I. Garcia and A. Moran, 2008. Non-isothermal thermogravimetric analysis of the combustion of two different carbonaceous materials: Coal and sewage sludge. J. Thermal Anal. Calorimet., 93: 619-626.
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Paniagua, S., M. Otero, R.N. Coimbra, C. Escapa, A.I. Garcia and L.F. Calvo, 2015. Simultaneous thermogravimetric and mass spectrometric monitoring of the pyrolysis, gasification and combustion of rice straw. J. Thermal Anal. Calorim., 121: 603-611.
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Pato, P., M. Otero, M. Valega, C.B. Lopes, M.E. Pereira and A.C. Duarte, 2010. Mercury partition in the interface between a contaminated lagoon and the ocean: The role of particulate load and composition. Mar. Pollut. Bull., 60: 1658-1666.
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Pereira, E., M. Otero, P. Monterroso, C. Vale and A.C. Duarte, 2009. Transport of trace metals (Cd, Pb and Cu) in a coastal temperate lagoon. Fresenius Environ. Bull., 18: 70-81.
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Pereira, E., S.M. Rodrigues, M. Otero, M. Valega and C.B. Lopes et al., 2008. Evaluation of an interlaboratory proficiency-testing exercise for total mercury in environmental samples of soils, sediments and fish tissue. Trends Anal. Chem., 27: 959-970.
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Pereira, M.E., A.I. Lillebo, P. Pato, M. Valega and J.P. Coelho et al., 2009. Mercury pollution in Ria de Aveiro (Portugal): A review of the system assessment. Environ. Monit. Assess., 155: 39-49.
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Ramos, A.M., M. Otero and A.E. Rodrigues, 2004. Recovery of vitamin B12 and cephalosporin-C from aqueous solutions by adsorption on non-ionic polymeric adsorbents. Sep. Purif. Technol., 38: 85-98.
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Rodrigues, S.M., M. Otero, A.A. Alves, J. Coimbra, M.A. Coimbra, E. Pereira and A.C. Duarte, 2011. Elemental analysis for categorization of wines and authentication of their certified brand of origin. J. Food Compos. Anal., 24: 548-562.
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Rozada, F., L.F. Calvo, A.I. Garcia, J. Martin-Villacorta and M. Otero, 2003. Dye adsorption by sewage sludge-based activated carbons in batch and fixed-bed systems. Bioresour. Technol., 87: 221-230.
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Rozada, F., M. Otero, A. Moran and A.I. Garcia, 2005. Activated carbons from sewage sludge and discarded tyres: Production and optimization. J. Hazard. Mater., 124: 181-191.
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Rozada, F., M. Otero, A. Moran and A.I. Garcia, 2008. Adsorption of heavy metals onto sewage sludge-derived materials. Bioresour. Technol., 99: 6332-6338.
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Rozada, F., M. Otero, A.I. Garcia and A. Moran, 2007. Application in fixed-bed systems of adsorbents obtained from sewage sludge and discarded tyres. Dyes Pigments, 72: 47-56.
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Rozada, F., M. Otero, J.B. Parra, A. Moran and A.I. Garcia, 2005. Producing adsorbents from sewage sludge and discarded tyres: Characterization and utilization for the removal of pollutants from water. Chem. Eng. J., 114: 161-169.
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Sanchez, M.E., B. Rabanal, M. Otero and J. Martin-Villacorta, 2003. Solid‐phase extraction for the determination of dimethoate in environmental water and soil samples by Micellar Electrokinetic Capillary Chromatography (MEKC). J. Liquid Chromatogr. Relat. Technol., 26: 545-557.
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Sanchez, M.E., M. Otero, X. Gomez and A. Moran, 2009. Thermogravimetric kinetic analysis of the combustion of biowastes. Renew. Energy, 34: 1622-1627.
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Santos, P.S., M. Otero, E.B. Santos and A.C. Duarte, 2010. Molecular fluorescence analysis of rainwater: Effects of sample preservation. Talanta, 82: 1616-1621.
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Santos, P.S., M. Otero, O.M. Filipe, E.B. Santos and A.C. Duarte, 2010. Comparison between DAX-8 and C-18 solid phase extraction of rainwater dissolved organic matter. Talanta, 83: 505-512.
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Santos, P.S.M., M. Otero, E.B.H. Santos and A.C. Duarte, 2011. Chemical composition of rainwater at a coastal town on the southwest of Europe: What changes in 20 years? Sci. Total Environ., 409: 3548-3553.
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Santos, P.S.M., M. Otero, R.M.B.O. Duarte and A.C. Duarte, 2009. Spectroscopic characterization of dissolved organic matter isolated from rainwater. Chemosphere, 74: 1053-1061.
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Silva, C.P., D.L.D. Lima, R.J. Schneider, M. Otero and V.I. Esteves, 2013. Development of ELISA methodologies for the direct determination of 17β-estradiol and 17α-ethinylestradiol in complex aqueous matrices. J. Environ. Manage., 124: 121-127.
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Silva, C.P., D.L.D. Lima, R.J. Schneider, M. Otero and V.I. Esteves, 2014. Evaluation of the anthropogenic input of caffeine in surface waters of the North and Centre of Portugal by ELISA. Sci. Total Environ., 479: 227-232.
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Silva, C.P., M. Otero and V. Esteves, 2012. Processes for the elimination of estrogenic steroid hormones from water: A review. Environ. Pollut., 165: 38-58.
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Tavares, D.S., C.B. Lopes, J.P. Coelho, M.E. Sanchez and A.I. Garcia et al., 2012. Removal of arsenic from aqueous solutions by sorption onto sewage sludge-based sorbent. Water Air Soil Pollut., 223: 2311-2321.
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Yun, J.H., Y. He, M. Otero, T. Duren and N.A. Seaton, 2002. Adsorption equilibrium of polar/non-polar mixtures on MCM-41: Experiments and Monte Carlo simulation. Stud. Surf. Sci. Catal., 144: 685-692.
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Zabkova, M., M. Otero, M. Minceva, M. Zabka and A.E. Rodrigues, 2006. Separation of synthetic vanillin at different pH onto polymeric adsorbent Sephabeads SP206. Chem. Eng. Process.: Process Intensif., 45: 598-607.
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