Thursday, July 26, 2018

Hello guys,

 Do you remember our sulfur cycle workshop that would happen in early July?!

Well,  we hope everyone enjoyed,  learned a little more and seized the opportunity to establish networks.

We were happy to see so many people of differents groups participating and some wining their own limits.
There were two  days of professional and personal growth.

The organizing committee thanks everyone and hope see you soon in a next opportunity to talk about science and the technological challenges!!

Friday, June 8, 2018

Research frontiers in sulfur cycle (July 3rd and 4th)

Hello guys, how are you?

Don’t you think this blog has been in standing by for a long time?! We do!!

Are you already aware of the upcoming event that will happen at LPB? No?? So let's update you!!!

On July 3rd and 4th 2018, the workshop "Research frontiers in sulfur cycle" will be placed here in the amphitheater of Environmental Engineering, at USP São Carlos, and will be attended by the renowned Prof. Dr. Piet Lens and colleagues from the sulfur cycle and associated biotechnology. And how about learning and/or improving your knowledge ?! Have you thought about how to recover elemental sulfur? And recover metals?

Participate with us, be part of our discussions, it will be a pleasure to share more this moment together!!

Registrations by link:

More information by e-mails: and

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

PhD defense

Last friday Guilherme Oliveira successfully defended his PhD thesis about removal of the veterinary antimicrobial sulfamethazine (SMZ) using anaerobic granular sludge.

Congratulations on this accomplishment, PhD GHDO!

Below you can check some pictures from his presentation and the link for download of the first paper obtained in this study.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

PhD defense

Let's check some pictures from Eduardo's PhD defense which happened few days ago.

We wish you all the best in your carrer! Congratulations Dú! :)

Thursday, December 24, 2015

2016 publications

2016 has not even started and we already have new publications!
Let's check them! 

  • Santos, C. E. D;  Moura, R. B.; Damianovic, M.H.R.Z.; Foresti, E. (2016). Influence of COD/N ratio and carbon source on nitrogen removal in a structured-bed reactor subjected to recirculation and intermittent aeration. Journal of Environmental Engineering, 166, 519-524.<Link>

Camiloti, P. R.; Oliveira, G. H. D, Zaiat, M. (2016). Sulfur recovery from wastewater using a micro-aerated external silicone membrane reactor (ESMR). Water, Air & Soil Pollution, 227 (31) <Link>

Ferraz Júnior, A. D. N.; Koyama, M. H.; Araújo Júnior, M. M.; Zaiat, M. (2016). Thermophilic anaerobic digestion of raw sugarcane vinasse. Renewable Energy, 89, 245-252 <Link>

Anzola-Rojas, M. P., Zaiat, M.; De Wever, H. (2016). Improvement of biohydrogen via ethanol-type fermentation in an anaerobicdown-flow structured-bed reactor. Biotechnology Technology, 42, 42-49.<Link>

Monday, December 14, 2015

LPB in the 14th World Congress on Anaerobic Digestion (AD14)

Professors, researchers and former researchers from LPB  had attended to the 14th World Congress on Anaerobic Digestion (AD14) placed in Viña del Mar, Chile!

It was a time to present our projects, to share ideias, to establish networks and to discuss about the current state of anaerobic digestion processes around the world! And moreover, to debate about future paths for assuring a more sustainable environment!

To finish the works and celebrate these meeting, the researchers attended to the gala dinner offered by AD14 in a winery.

Monday, November 30, 2015

New official member in National Academy of Engineering

Prof. Eugenio Foresti was elected as an official member of National Academy of Engineering (ANE), which is an independent, non-governmental, and non-profit institution. ANE is available as a consultative organization to the government, society and industry, with the aim to promote discussions and ideas generation for policies and solutions concerning to Engineering, Science and Technology issues in Brazil.

The possession was held in Rio de Janeiro on last Thursday (November 19th).

Congratulations Prof. Eugenio! This is more one reward for your important and continuous contribution for scientific research and Engineering development in Brazil!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Priscila defense

Let's check some pictures from Priscila PhD defense which happened yesterday.

Congratulations Pri!

We wish you all the best in the next step of your career! We will miss your happiness in LPB!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Double degree defense is coming soon

Title   Recuperação de enxofre elementar a partir de águas residuárias em reatores anaeróbio/microaerado (Elemental Sulfur recovery in anaerobic microaerobic combined reactor)

Candidate: Priscila Rosseto Camiloti

Advisor in Brazil: Prof. Dr. Marcelo Zaiat

Advisor in Chile: Prof. Dr. David Jeison Nuñes (Universid de La Frontera)

November 23rd, 2 pm, Videoconference room in Central Library (University of São Paulo, São Carlos)

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Workshop BioGreen

Last week our Danish partners visited LPB.

There were 2 days, in which we could present our lab-structure and the research topics developed here and also hear what Denmark can offer to us, regarding with collaboration research in the fields of biogas production with low GHG emission, mathematical modeling, better characterization of wastewater and wastes, etc.

Thanks Professors . S.G. Sommer, S. Bruun, S. O. Petersen and Henrik Bjarne Møller for your visit! We are sure that you joined this time with us!

Below you can check some pics from our workshop!

Monday, November 9, 2015

New paper on methane production under sulfate-reduction conditions

A new contribution from Godoi et al. !!!

Godoi, L.A.G.; Damianovic, M.H.R.Z.; Foresti, E. (2015) Sulfidogenesis interference on methane production from carbohydrate-rich wastewater. Water Science and Technology, 72 (9), 1644-1652. <

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Bioenergy production with low emissions of greenhouse gases (BIOGREEN)

Through the Danish-Brazilian collaboration network for developing the Bioenergy production with low emissions of Greenhouse gases (BioGreen), the Danish partners will visit LPB, CTBE (Brazilian Bioethanol Science and Technology Laboratory) and FEAGRI/Unicamp (School of Agricultural Engineering) from November 3rd to 6th 2015. 

Among the visitors we can list: Professor Dr. S.G. Sommer (University of Southern Denmark), Ass. Professor Dr. S. Bruun, (University of Copenhagen), Senior scientist Dr. S. O. Petersen, (Aarhus University) and Senior Scientist Henrik Bjarne Møller (Aarhus University).
During the visit, partners will agree on research areas where collaboration will benefit all, and will agree on specific project ideas for joint research. Moreover, some lectures will be offered in both Brazilian local partners.
The third part of BioGreen workshop will be held on São Carlos (LPB) on November 5th and 6th. More information about workshop schedule see the folder and to registrate click here <Link>.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Master defense

Last week Carlos Danillo Cavalcante Sampaio defended his master. His research was focused in physicochemical treatment of sludge in order to obtain the H2S adsorption.

Congratulations Danillo!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

2015 USP Outstanding Thesis Award

USP Outstanding Thesis Award aims at recognizing and reward outstanding PhD thesis, defended in USP graduate programs. The award ceremony took place on September 25th in the auditorium of FAU-USP (São Paulo, Brazil), closing the Symposium of the Graduate Studies at USP.

Our friend Dr. Tiago Palladino Delforno, who did his master and PhD in LPB and now is a pos-doc researcher in University of Campinas (Campinas, Brazil) won an honorable mention on Engineering field, representing us in this important event in our university!

Congratulations Tiago! We wish more and more sucess for you!

PhD and Master defenses

This week, Mara Rúbia and Kiemi defended their PhD and Master thesis, respectively.

Congratulations Dr. Mara Rúbia and MsC Kiemi!!!!