Paulo Alexandre da Costa Lemos

Principal Investigator
Secção de Engenharia Química e Bioquímica
(+351) 2122949617
(+351) 212948550

Research Interests

• Waste/Wastewater Treatment and Reuse
• Biological Nutrient Removal (carbon, sulphate, nitrate/nitrite, phosphate, perchlorate)
• Biopolymers Production
• Biofuels
• Microbial Ecology
• Metabolic Studies of Mixed Microbial Cultures using in vivo NMR 

Main Publications

Last 4 years:

- “Ethylenediamine-N,N’-diglutaric acid (EDDG) as a promising biodegradable chelator: quantification, complexation and biodegradation”. (2011) Ana B. Lanham, Mónica Carvalheira, Alexandre Mourão Rodrigues, Vitor Vale Cardoso, Maria João Benoliel, Maria Teresa Barros, Maria João Morgado, Helena M.V.M. Soares, Paulo Costa Lemos, Maria A.M. Reis. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A, 46(6), 553-559
- “Long-term operation of a reactor enriched in Accumulibacter clade I DPAOs: performance with nitrate, nitrite and oxygen” (2011). A. B. Lanham, R. Moita, P. C. Lemos, M. A. M. Reis. Water Science and Technology, 63(2), 352-359.
- “Molecular weight and thermal properties of polyhydroxyalkanoates produced from fermented sugar molasses by open mixed cultures” (2010). Simon Bengtsson, Ana R. Pisco, Peter Johansson, Paulo C. Lemos, Maria A.M. Reis,. J. Biotechnology, 147, 172-179.
- “Production of polyhydroxyalkanoates from fermented sugar cane molasses by a mixed culture enriched in glycogen accumulating organisms” (2010). Simon Bengtsson, Ana R. Pisco, Maria A.M. Reis, Paulo C. Lemos*. J. Biotechnology, 145, 253-263
- “Enrichment of glycogen-accumulating organisms producing polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) from fermented molasses: evolution in community structure and PHA production” (2009). Ana R. Pisco, Simon Bengtsson, Alan Werker, Maria A.M. Reis, Paulo C. Lemos*. Appl. Env. Microbiol., 75(14), 4676-4686.
- NMR study of the chemical composition and microstructure of P(3HB-co-3HV) produced by mixed microbial cultures” (2009). G. Ivanova, L.S. Serafim, P.C. Lemos, A.M. Ramos, M.A.M. Reis, E.J. Cabrita. Magn. Reson. Chem., 47, 497–504
- “Desulfovibrio marrakechensis sp. nov., a new sulphate-reducing bacterium isolated from an aeration basin treating olive mill wastewaters by a natural evaporation process” (2009). Fatima Chamkh, Cathrin Spröer, Paulo Costa Lemos, Stephane Besson, AbdelGhani El Asli, Rhizlane Bennisse, Marc Labat , Maria Reis and Abdel-Illah Qatibi. Int. J. Syst. Evol Microbiol., 59, 936-942.
- “Kinetic and metabolic aspects of Defluviicoccus vanus-related organisms as competitors in EBPR systems” (2008). A. B. Lanham, M. A. M Reis and P. C. Lemos*. Water Science and Technology, 58(8), 1693-1697.
- “Strategies for PHA production by mixed cultures and renewable waste materials” (2008). Luisa S. Serafim, Paulo C. Lemos, Maria G.E. Albuquerque, Maria A. M. Reis. Appl. Microb. Biotech., 81(4), 615-628.
- “Metabolic modelling of polyhydroxyalkanoates co-polymers production by mixed microbial cultures” (2008). João M. L. Dias, Adrian Oehmen, Luísa S. Serafim, Paulo C. Lemos, Maria A. M. Reis, Rui Oliveira. BMC Systems Biology, 2, 59 (doi:10.1186/1752-0509-2-59).
- “The influence of process parameters on the characteristics of PHA produced by mixed cultures” (2008). Luísa S. Serafim, Paulo C. Lemos, Cristiana Torres, Maria A. M. Reis, Ana M. Ramos. Macromolecular Bioscience, 8(4), 355-366.
- “Microbial characterisation of polyhydroxyalkanoates storing populations selected under different operating conditions using a cell-sorting RT-PCR approach” (2008). Paulo C. Lemos, Caterina Levantesi, Luísa S. Serafim, Simona Rossetti, Valter Tandoi, Maria A. M. Reis. Appl. Microb. Biotech., 78, 351-360.