Carla Alexandra de Figueiredo Patinha

Professor Auxiliar
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Carla Patinha graduated in Geological Engineering by the University of Aveiro (UA) in 1994, completed the M.Sc. degree in Geochemistry by UA in 1997, and finished her PhD degree in Geosciences by the UA in 2002.

Since October 2018 She is Assistant Professor.  She is researcher of GEOBIOTEC - GeoBioSciences, GeoTechnologies and GeoEngineering research unit. Since 2009 she integrates the Bioaccessibility Research Group of Europe (BARGE) and she participated in the 2nd BARGE inter-laboratory trial that is being carried out to validate the Unified Bioaccessibility Method (UBM). She is a member of the OHM-Estarreja (financed by Labex DRIIHM and the Réseau des Observatoire Hommes-Millieux - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (ROHM-CNRS)). She was a member of the Organizing Committee of International Symposium of Environmental Geochemistry (ISEG), held on Aveiro University in 2012, and also a member of the Organizing Committee of MEDGEO’15 (Medical Geology conference), held on Aveiro University in 2015. Her research activities are: applied hydrogeochemistry to the mineral exploration resources, environmental geochemistry and health, urban geochemistry and public health, medical geology, data analysis, spatial modelling, geostatistics and GIS applied to the exploration of mineral resources, hazard and environmental risk assessments in environmental complex systems. Presently research interests include human bioaccessibility, solid-phase distribution of potentially harmful elements to human health, and the study of environmental geochemical records: climate changes and human activities.

Orcid code: 0000-0001-6006-344X


Chapter Book

Patinha, C., Reis, A.P., Dias, A.C., Ferreira da Silva, E. and Sousa, A.J. - Estimação da bioaccessibilidade oral humana utilizando ensaios in vitro: problemas e soluções (2012). "Chumbo, Ambiente e Saúde" Editora Annablume (São Paulo), ISBN 978-85-391-0475-8

Patinha C., Armienta A., Argyraki A., Durães N. (2017). Inorganic pollutants in soils, In: Armando Duarte, Anabela Cachada, Teresa Rocha-Santos, Soil Pollution, From Monitoring to Remediation. Elsevier, ISBN 9780128498736 (in press)

Last Publications (2016-2017)

  • Andejcovicova, A.Sudagar, J.Rocha, C.Patinha, W.Hajjaji, E.Ferreira da Silva, A.Velosa, F.Rocha (2016). The effect of natural zeolite on microstructure, mechanical and heavy metals adsorption properties of metakaolin based geopolymers. Applied Clay Science, pp. 141-152 DOI: 10.1016/j.clay.2016.03.009
  • Plumejeaud, S., Reis, A.P., Tassistro, V., Patinha, C., Noack, Y., Orsiére, T. (2016). Potentially harmful elements in house dust from Estarreja, Portugal: characterization and genotoxicity of the bioaccessible fraction. Environmental Geochemistry and Health, DOI:10.1007/s10653-016-9888-z
  • Amélia Paula Marinho Reis, Thomas Shepherd, Geoff Nowell, Anabela Cachada, Armando Costa Duarte, Mark Cave, Joanna Wragg, Carla Patinha, Ana Dias, Fernando Rocha, Eduardo Ferreira da Silva, António Jorge Sousa, Cátia Prazeres, Maria João Batista (2016). Source and pathway analysis of lead and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in Lisbon urban soils. Science of The Total Environment, 573, 324–336. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.08.119
  • Palleiro, C. Patinha, M.L. Rodríguez-Blanco, M.M. Taboada-Castro, M.T. Taboada-Castro (2016). Metal fractionation in topsoils and bed sediments in the Mero River rural basin: Bioavailability and relationship with soil and sediment properties. CATENA, 144, 34–44. Doi: 10.1016/j.catena.2016.04.019
  • Palleiro L., Patinha C., Rodríguez-Blanco M.L., Taboada-Castro M.M., Taboada-Castro M.T. (2016). Aluminum Forms in Solid Phase of Soils Developed over Schists as a Function of Land Use. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 47, 90-96. DOI: 10.1080/00103624.2016.1232101
  • Efstratios Kelepertzis, Fotini Botsou, Carla Patinha, Ariadne Argyraki (2016). Agricultural geochemistry in viticulture: An example of Cu accumulation and geochemical fractionation in Mediterranean calcareous soils (Nemea region, Greece). Applied Geochemistry (in press). DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2017.04.013
  • Regina M. B. O. Duarte, João T. V. Matos, Andreia S. Paula, Sónia P. Lopes, Sara Ribeiro, José Francisco Santos, Carla Patinha, Eduardo Ferreira da Silva, Rosário Soares, Armando C. Duarte (2017). Tracing of aerosol sources in an urban environment using chemical, Sr isotope, and mineralogical characterization. Environ Sci Pollut Res. 24, (12), 11006-11016. doi:10.1007/s11356-016-7793-8.
  • Carla Patinha, Nuno Durães, Ana Cláudia Dias, Pedro Pato, Rita Fonseca, Ana Janeiro, Fernando Barriga, Amélia Paula Reis, Armando Duarte, Eduardo Ferreira da Silva, Anabela Cachada (2017). Long-term application of the organic and inorganic pesticides in vineyards: Environmental record of past use. Applied Geochemistry (in press).
  • Bessa da Silva M., Abrantes N., Patinha C., Ferreira da Silva E., Marques J. C., Gonçalves F., Pereira R. (2017). Soil ecotoxicological screening (tier 1) for a diffuse-contaminated drainage area surrounding a lacustrine ecosystem in the Centre of Portugal. J Soils Sediments (in press). DOI: 10.1007/s11368-017-1735-z
  • Araújo S., A. T. Silva I., Tacão M., Patinha C., Alves A., Henriques I. (2017). Characterization of antibiotic resistant and pathogenic Escherichia coli in irrigation water and vegetables in household farms. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 257, 192-200
  • Cachada A., Coelho C., Gavina A., Dias A.C., Patinha C., Reis A.P., Ferreira da Silva E., Duarte A.C., Pereira R. (2017). Availability of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons to earthworms in urban soils and its implications for risk assessment. Chemosphere (in press). DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2017.10.013

Research projects and grants

“DVINE - As vinha do Douro, Património Mundial da Humanidade: avaliação do impacto ambiental de uma actividade secular na qualidade de sedimentos e águas na Região Demarcada do Douro” (PTDC/CTE-GIX/112821/2009), financed by FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia). Principal Investigator

“Oral Bioaccessibility estimates of arsenic in street dusts from Estarreja city, Portugal, to assess exposure and risk to human health”, financed by Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), 2011. Principal Investigator

“Combining geochemistry, geophysics and geostatistics to assess the spatial and temporal evolution of the organic contamination plume in the aquifers of the Estarreja region: repercussions on biodiversity, agricultural practices, human and animal dietary habits”, financed by Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), 2012. Principal Investigator

“D-AIR@home- Potential Human Exposure to organic pollutants at the home environment: sampling of indoor and outdoor dust and ambient air", financed by CNRS, OHM 2013. Principal Investigator

“Case study of soil salinization in Cachais pilot area (Estarreja)- improvement to the knowledge of mitigation measures”, financed by CNRS, OHM 2014. Principal Investigator

“SOILSALT - Benchmark of soil salinization on "Baixo Vouga Lagunar" before the floodbank construction”, financed by CNRS, OHM 2017. Principal Investigator

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