Isabel Pestana da Paixão Cansado

Isabel Pestana da Paixão Cansado

Farming Technology and Energy Efficiency, Integrated no MED
Farming Technology and Energy Efficiency
Integrated no MED


Isabel Cansado is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, at Évora University. She got her bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Québec in Montréal, Canada. She obtained her PhD in Chemistry, in the Materials and Surfaces area, at the University of Évora. She guided her research for the preparation, characterization, modification and application of carbon materials in areas that include the treatment of gaseous and liquid effluents, aiming the environmental improvement, through the valorization of a diversity of solid wastes, in a circular economy perspective.

Present Research
  • Adsorbent materials applications
  • Solid wastes valorization
  • Valorization of plastics used in agriculture
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Valorization of Biomass
  • Circular economy
Research Interests
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Circular economy
  • Gaseous effluents
  • Carbon materials
  • Environmental improvement
  • New adsorbents materials

Personal Information



Project Funding Lead Institution Role Start End Scope
LIFE BIOAs - Removal of As from water using innovative BIO-adsorbents produced from by products of the agro-industrial sector European Commission - LIFE Program ECO Recycling SEL Participant 2020-09-01 2023-08-31 Internacional