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Polytechnic Institute
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FROM NATURE TO PRODUCTS, TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY.

Helder Teixeira Gomes

Auxiliary Professor
Group: Sustainable Processes and Products
Phone: 273303110
E-mail: htgomes@ipb.pt
ORCID: 0000-0001-6898-2408
Scopus Author ID: 7005305897

Career

  • Since 2010: Auxiliary Professor at the School of Technology and Management (ESTiG) of Instituto Politécnico de Bragança (IPB), Bragança, Portugal
  • Since 2002: Member of the research staff of LSRE-LCM
  • 2001 - 2010: Assistant Professor at the School of Technology and Management (ESTiG) of Instituto Politécnico de Bragança (IPB), Bragança, Portugal

Roles

  • Since 2016: Programme Director of the Master in Chemical Engineering
  • Since 2013: Adjunt-Coordinator of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • 2009 - 2011: Programme Director of the Master in Chemical Engineering
  • 2007 - 2009: Programme Director of the Bachelor in Chemical and Biological Engineering

Qualifications

  • 2002 - Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering in the area of Catalytic Wet Air Oxidation of Organic Pollutants at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), Porto, Portugal
  • 1997 - First degree in Chemical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), Porto, Portugal

Awards and Honors

  • 1997 - Prize Eng.º António de Almeida 1996/97, awarded by Eng.º António de Almeida Foundation
  • 1997 - Prize Eng.º Cristiano Spratley 1996/97, awarded by the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), Porto, Portugal

Interests

  • Development of carbon-based materials for environmental, biomedical and bioenergy applications
  • Intensification of catalytic wet peroxide oxidation processes
  • Development of water/wastewater treatment solutions based on advanced oxidation processes

Projects:

PLASTIC_TO_FUEL&MAT - Upcycling Waste Plastics into Fuel and Carbon Nanomaterials
Funding body: POCI-FEDER/FCT
Reference: POCI-01-0145-FEDER-031439
Principal Investigator:Helder Gomes
Start: 2018
End: 2021
SUBe - Small scale power generation Unit using Biomass gasification
Funding body: 2017 SR&TD Projects Forest Fire Prevention and Fighting
Reference: PCIF/GVB/0197/2017
Principal Investigator:Paulo Brito
Start: 2019
End: 2021
VALORCOMP - Valorisation of compost and other residues resulting from the organic fraction of municipal solid waste
Funding body: POCTEP – Programa de Cooperação Transfronteiriça Portugal – Espanha
Reference: 0119_VALORCOMP_2_P
Principal Investigator:Helder Gomes
Start: 2016
End: 2020
ExtraLight SafeShoe - Development of polymer solutions for technical footwear
Funding body: PT2020 - COMPETE
Reference: POCI-01-0247-FEDER-017905
Principal Investigator:Maria Filomena Barreiro
Start: 2016
End: 2019
AIProcMat@N2020 - Advanced Industrial Processes and Materials for a Sustainable North Region of Portugal2020
Funding body: P2020|Norte2020-Projetos Integrados ICDT
Reference: NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000006
Principal Investigator:Maria Filomena Barreiro
Start: 2016
End: 2019
NEREUS - New and emerging chalenges and oppurtunities in wastewater reuse
Funding body: COST - European Cooperation in Science & Technology
Reference: COST Action ES1403
Start: 2014
End: 2018
RL2_P4 - Catalysis and Materials
Funding body: ON2
Reference: NORTE-07-0124-FEDER-000015
Start: 2013
End: 2015
- Degradation of organic pollutants by catalytic wet peroxide oxidation using carbon materials
Funding body: PTDC - Projectos em todos os domínios científicos
Reference: PTDC/AAC-AMB/110088/2009
Start: 2010
End: 2013

Total results: 62
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Zanias A.,Frontistis Z.,Vakros J.,Arvaniti O.S.,Ribeiro R.S.,Silva A.M.T.,Faria J.L.,Gomes H.T.,Mantzavinos D.
Degradation of methylparaben by sonocatalysis using a Co–Fe magnetic carbon xerogel
Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 64, , 2020

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Rodrigues R.,Lima R.,Gomes H.,Silva A.
Magnetic Carbon Nanostructures and Study of Their Transport in Microfluidic Devices for Hyperthermia
IFMBE Proceedings, 76, 1901-1918, 2020

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Karimi M.,Diaz de Tuesta J.L.,Carmem C.N.,Gomes H.T.,Rodrigues A.E.,Silva J.A.C.
Compost from Municipal Solid Wastes as a Source of Biochar for CO2 Capture
Chemical Engineering and Technology, , 2020

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Silva A.,Kalmakhanova M.,Massalimova B.,de Tuesta J.,Gomes H.
Wet peroxide oxidation of paracetamol using acid activated and Fe/Co-pillared clay catalysts prepared from natural clays
Catalysts, 9, , 2019

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Ribeiro R.S.,Frontistis Z.,Mantzavinos D.,T Silva A.M.,Faria J.L.,Gomes H.T.
Screening of heterogeneous catalysts for the activated persulfate oxidation of sulfamethoxazole in aqueous matrices. Does the matrix affect the selection of catalyst?
Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 94, 2425-2432, 2019

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Diaz de Tuesta J.L.,Quintanilla A.,Casas J.A.,Morales-Torres S.,Faria J.L.,Silva A.M.T.,Gomes H.T.
The pH effect on the kinetics of 4-nitrophenol removal by CWPO with doped carbon black catalysts
Catalysis Today, , 2019

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Martin-Martinez M.,Machado B.F.,Serp P.,Morales-Torres S.,Silva A.M.T.,Figueiredo J.L.,Faria J.L.,Gomes H.T.
Carbon nanotubes as catalysts for wet peroxide oxidation: The effect of surface chemistry
Catalysis Today, , 2019

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Metheniti M.E.,Frontistis Z.,Ribeiro R.S.,Silva A.M.T.,Faria J.L.,Gomes H.T.,Mantzavinos D.
Degradation of propyl paraben by activated persulfate using iron-containing magnetic carbon xerogels: investigation of water matrix and process synergy effects
Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 25, 34801-34810, 2018

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Rodrigues R.,Baldi G.,Doumett S.,Garcia-Hevia L.,Gallo J.,Bañobre-López M.,Dražić G.,Calhelha R.,Ferreira I.,Lima R.,Gomes H.,Silva A.
Multifunctional graphene-based magnetic nanocarriers for combined hyperthermia and dual stimuli-responsive drug delivery
Materials Science and Engineering C, 93, 206-217, 2018

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Mirzaee S.,Jaafarzadeh N.,Jorfi S.,Gomes H.,Ahmadi M.
Enhanced degradation of Bisphenol A from high saline polycarbonate plant wastewater using wet air oxidation
Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 120, 321-330, 2018

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Diaz de Tuesta J.L.,Silva A.M.T.,Faria J.L.,Gomes H.T.
Removal of Sudan IV from a simulated biphasic oily wastewater by using lipophilic carbon adsorbents
Chemical Engineering Journal, 347, 963-971, 2018

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Martin-Martinez M.,Álvarez-Torrellas S.,García J.,Silva A.M.T.,Faria J.L.,Gomes H.T.
Exploring the activity of chemical-activated carbons synthesized from peach stones as metal-free catalysts for wet peroxide oxidation
Catalysis Today, 313, 20-25, 2018

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Karimi M.,Silva J.,Gonçalves C.,Diaz De Tuesta J.,Rodrigues A.,Gomes H.
CO2 Capture in Chemically and Thermally Modified Activated Carbons Using Breakthrough Measurements: Experimental and Modeling Study
Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 57, 11154-11166, 2018

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Kalmakhanova M.,Massalimova B.,Diaz de Tuest J.,Gomes H.,Nurlibaeva A.
Novelty pillared clays for the removal of 4-nitrophenol by catalytic wet peroxide oxidation
News of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Series of Geology and Technical Sciences, 3, 12-19, 2018

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Ribeiro R.S.,Gallo J.,Bañobre-López M.,Silva A.M.T.,Faria J.L.,Gomes H.T.
Enhanced performance of cobalt ferrite encapsulated in graphitic shell by means of AC magnetically activated catalytic wet peroxide oxidation of 4-nitrophenol
Chemical Engineering Journal, , 2018

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Álvarez-Torrellas S.,Martin-Martinez M.,Gomes H.,Ovejero G.,García J.
Enhancement of p-nitrophenol adsorption capacity through N 2 -thermal-based treatment of activated carbons
Applied Surface Science, 414, 424-434, 2017

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Ribeiro R.S.,Silva A.M.T.,Tavares P.B.,Figueiredo J.L.,Faria J.L.,Gomes H.T.
Hybrid magnetic graphitic nanocomposites for catalytic wet peroxide oxidation applications
Catalysis Today, 280, 184-191, 2017

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Ribeiro R.S.,Silva A.M.T.,Figueiredo J.L.,Faria J.L.,Gomes H.T.
The role of cobalt in bimetallic iron-cobalt magnetic carbon xerogels developed for catalytic wet peroxide oxidation
Catalysis Today, 296, 66-75, 2017

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Martin-Martinez M.,Barreiro M.F.F.,Silva A.M.T.,Figueiredo J.L.,Faria J.L.,Gomes H.T.
Lignin-based activated carbons as metal-free catalysts for the oxidative degradation of 4-nitrophenol in aqueous solution
Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 219, 372-378, 2017

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Ribeiro R.S.,Rodrigues R.O.,Silva A.M.T.,Tavares P.B.,Carvalho A.M.C.,Figueiredo J.L.,Faria J.L.,Gomes H.T.
Hybrid magnetic graphitic nanocomposites towards catalytic wet peroxide oxidation of the liquid effluent from a mechanical biological treatment plant for municipal solid waste
Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 219, 645-657, 2017

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Outsiou A.,Frontistis Z.,Ribeiro R.S.,Antonopoulou M.,Konstantinou I.K.,Silva A.M.T.,Faria J.L.,Gomes H.T.,Mantzavinos D.
Activation of sodium persulfate by magnetic carbon xerogels (CX/CoFe) for the oxidation of bisphenol A: Process variables effects, matrix effects and reaction pathways
Water Research, 124, 97-107, 2017

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Ribeiro R.S.,Frontistis Z.,Mantzavinos D.,Venieri D.,Antonopoulou M.,Konstantinou I.,Silva A.M.T.,Faria J.L.,Gomes H.T.
Magnetic carbon xerogels for the catalytic wet peroxide oxidation of sulfamethoxazole in environmentally relevant water matrices
Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 199, 170-186, 2016

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Álvarez-Torrellas S.,Ribeiro R.,Gomes H.,Ovejero G.,García J.
Removal of antibiotic compounds by adsorption using glycerol-based carbon materials
Chemical Engineering Journal, 296, 277-288, 2016

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Martin-Martinez M.,Ribeiro R.S.,Machado B.F.,Serp P.,Morales-Torres S.,Silva A.M.T.,Figueiredo J.L.,Faria J.L.,Gomes H.T.
Role of Nitrogen Doping on the Performance of Carbon Nanotube Catalysts: A Catalytic Wet Peroxide Oxidation Application
ChemCatChem, 8, 2068-2078, 2016

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Ribeiro R.S.,Silva A.M.T.,Figueiredo J.L.,Faria J.L.,Gomes H.T.
Catalytic wet peroxide oxidation: A route towards the application of hybrid magnetic carbon nanocomposites for the degradation of organic pollutants. A review
Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 187, 428-460, 2016

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Rodrigues R.,Bañobre-López M.,Gallo J.,Tavares P.,Silva A.,Lima R.,Gomes H.
Haemocompatibility of iron oxide nanoparticles synthesized for theranostic applications: a high-sensitivity microfluidic tool
Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 18, , 2016

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Ribeiro R.,Silva A.,Pastrana-Martínez L.,Figueiredo J.,Faria J.,Gomes H.
Graphene-based materials for the catalytic wet peroxide oxidation of highly concentrated 4-nitrophenol solutions
Catalysis Today, 249, 204-212, 2015

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Pinho M.,Silva A.,Fathy N.,Attia A.,Gomes H.,Faria J.
Activated carbon xerogel-chitosan composite materials for catalytic wet peroxide oxidation under intensified process conditions
Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 3, 1243-1251, 2015

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Pinho M.T.,Gomes H.T.,Ribeiro R.S.,Faria J.L.,Silva A.M.T.
Carbon nanotubes as catalysts for catalytic wet peroxide oxidation of highly concentrated phenol solutions: Towards process intensification
Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 165, 706-714, 2015

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Álvarez S.,Ribeiro R.,Gomes H.,Sotelo J.,García J.
Synthesis of carbon xerogels and their application in adsorption studies of caffeine and diclofenac as emerging contaminants
Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 95, 229-238, 2015

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Pastrana-Martínez L.,Pereira N.,Lima R.,Faria J.,Gomes H.,Silva A.
Degradation of diphenhydramine by photo-Fenton using magnetically recoverable iron oxide nanoparticles as catalyst
Chemical Engineering Journal, 261, 45-52, 2015

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Ribeiro R.,Silva A.,Pinho M.,Figueiredo J.,Faria J.,Gomes H.
Development of glycerol-based metal-free carbon materials for environmental catalytic applications
Catalysis Today, 240, 61-66, 2015

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Rodrigues R.,Gomes H.,Lima R.,Silva A.,Rodrigues P.,Tavares P.,Tavares J.
Thermal infrared image processing to assess heat generated by magnetic nanoparticles for hyperthermia applications
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 9474, 25-34, 2015

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Pastrana-Martinez L.,Gomes H.,Drazic G.,Faria J.,Silva A.
Hydrothermal synthesis of iron oxide photo-Fenton catalysts: The effect of parameters on morphology, particle size and catalytic efficiency
Global Nest Journal, 16, 474-484, 2014

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Pereira N.,Mujika M.,Arana S.,Correia T.,Silva A.M.,Gomes H.T.,Rodrigues P.J.,Lima R.
The effect of a static magnetic field on the flow of iron oxide magnetic nanoparticles through glass capillaries
Lecture Notes in Computational Vision and Biomechanics, 12, 181-196, 2014

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Ribeiro R.,Silva A.,Figueiredo J.,Faria J.,Gomes H.
The influence of structure and surface chemistry of carbon materials on the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide
Carbon, 62, 97-108, 2013

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Ribeiro R.,Silva A.,Figueiredo J.,Faria J.,Gomes H.
Removal of 2-nitrophenol by catalytic wet peroxide oxidation using carbon materials with different morphological and chemical properties
Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 140-141, 356-362, 2013

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Ribeiro R.,Fathy N.,Attia A.,Silva A.,Faria J.,Gomes H.
Activated carbon xerogels for the removal of the anionic azo dyes Orange II and Chromotrope 2R by adsorption and catalytic wet peroxide oxidation
Chemical Engineering Journal, 195-196, 112-121, 2012

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Katsoni A.,Gomes H.,Pastrana-Martínez L.,Faria J.,Figueiredo J.,Mantzavinos D.,Silva A.
Degradation of trinitrophenol by sequential catalytic wet air oxidation and solar TiO 2 photocatalysis
Chemical Engineering Journal, 172, 634-640, 2011

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Gomes H.,Miranda S.,Sampaio M.,Figueiredo J.,Silva A.,Faria J.
The role of activated carbons functionalized with thiol and sulfonic acid groups in catalytic wet peroxide oxidation
Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 106, 390-397, 2011

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Gomes H.,MacHado B.,Silva A.,Dražić G.,Faria J.
Photodeposition of Pt nanoparticles on TiO2-carbon xerogel composites
Materials Letters, 65, 966-969, 2011

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Gomes H.,Miranda S.,Sampaio M.,Silva A.,Faria J.
Activated carbons treated with sulphuric acid: Catalysts for catalytic wet peroxide oxidation
Catalysis Today, 151, 153-158, 2010

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Machado B.,Gomes H.,Serp P.,Kalck P.,Figueiredo J.,Faria J.
Carbon xerogel supported noble metal catalysts for fine chemical applications
Catalysis Today, 149, 358-364, 2010

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Silva A.,MacHado B.,Gomes H.,Figueiredo J.,Dražić G.,Faria J.
Pt nanoparticles supported over Ce-Ti-O: The solvothermal and photochemical approaches for the preparation of catalytic materials
Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 12, 121-133, 2010

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Gomes H.,Machado B.,Ribeiro A.,Moreira I.,Rosário M.,Silva A.,Figueiredo J.,Faria J.
Catalytic properties of carbon materials for wet oxidation of aniline
Journal of Hazardous Materials, 159, 420-426, 2008

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Apolinário A.,Silva A.,Machado B.,Gomes H.,Araújo P.,Figueiredo J.,Faria J.
Wet air oxidation of nitro-aromatic compounds: Reactivity on single- and multi-component systems and surface chemistry studies with a carbon xerogel
Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 84, 75-86, 2008

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Gomes H.,Figueiredo J.,Faria J.
Catalytic wet air oxidation of olive mill wastewater
Catalysis Today, 124, 254-259, 2007

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Garcia J.,Gomes H.,Serp P.,Kalck P.,Figueiredo J.,Faria J.
Carbon nanotube supported ruthenium catalysts for the treatment of high strength wastewater with aniline using wet air oxidation
Carbon, 44, 2384-2391, 2006

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Gomes H.,Selvam P.,Dapurkar S.,Figueiredo J.,Faria J.
Transition metal (Cu, Cr, and V) modified MCM-41 for the catalytic wet air oxidation of aniline
Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 86, 287-294, 2005

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Garcia J.,Gomes H.,Serp P.,Kalck P.,Figueiredo J.,Faria J.
Platinum catalysts supported on MWNT for catalytic wet air oxidation of nitrogen containing compounds
Catalysis Today, 102-103, 101-109, 2005

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Gomes H.,Serp P.,Kalck P.,Figueiredo J.,Faria J.
Carbon supported platinum catalysts for catalytic wet air oxidation of refractory carboxylic acids
Topics in Catalysis, 33, 59-68, 2005

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Gomes H.,Samant P.,Serp P.,Kalck P.,Figueiredo J.,Faria J.
Carbon nanotubes and xerogels as supports of well-dispersed Pt catalysts for environmental applications
Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 54, 175-182, 2004

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Gomes H.,Órfão J.,Figueiredo J.,Faria J.
CWAO of Butyric Acid Solutions: Catalyst Deactivation Analysis
Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 43, 1216-1221, 2004

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Gomes H.,Figueiredo J.,Faria J.
Catalytic wet air oxidation of butyric acid solutions using carbon-supported iridium catalysts
Catalysis Today, 75, 23-28, 2002

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Gomes H.T.,Figueiredo J.L.,Faria J.L.,Serp P.,Kalck P.
Carbon-supported iridium catalysts in the catalytic wet air oxidation of carboxylic acids: Kinetics and mechanistic interpretation
Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, 182-183, 47-60, 2002

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Serp P.,Feurer R.,Kalck P.,Gomes H.,Faria J.,Figueiredo J.
A new OMCVD iridium precursor for thin film deposition
Chemical Vapor Deposition, 7, 59-62, 2001

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Gomes H.,Figueiredo J.,Faria J.
Catalytic wet air oxidation of low molecular weight carboxylic acids using carbon supported platinum catalyst
Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 27, , 2000

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Morais S.,Carvalho G.,Faria J.,Gomes H.,Sousa J.
In vitro biomineralization by osteoblast-like cells II. Characterization of cellular culture supernatants
Biomaterials, 19, 23-29, 1998