3rd International Caparica Conference on Pollutant Toxic Ions and Molecules 2019

04th – 07th November 2019 | Caparica | Portugal

Dear Colleagues and friends

Pollutants, inorganic or organic, ionic or neutral, have the unmistakeable sign of men kind. They are the slow dead, which kills the life in our planet, kills our kids too, and kills us as well. Does life in Earth have a chance? This is a difficult question to answer.

The pollution is so intense in some places of our planet that life has become compromise in them.

A recent study involving more than 30 000 women in the USA suggests that endocrine-disrupting pollutants, EDPs, are linked to earlier menopause. Just as another study done over 2 732 women suggesting that polyfluoroalkyl Chemicals has the same effects as EDPs. And what to say about the recent report alerting the raising mercury content in tuna at a level of 3.8% per year since 1998? Countless examples can be given.

The question still remains: are humans driving the planet till dead?


This question will be answered, or better to say, try to be answered during the 3rd International Conference on Pollutant Toxic Ions and Molecules, PTIM2019 that will be held in November 2019 in Caparica, Portugal.

Yours truly
J. L. Capelo

C. Lodeiro
Conference chairs
On behalf of the organizing and scientific committee

Plenary Speakers

Elena Rodica Ionescu, PhD

Affiliation: University of Technology of Troyes (UTT) (France)

Title:  Toxicity and biosensing of environmental pollutants

Jia-Qian Jiang, PhD

Affiliation: Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

Title:  Surface phenomena of layered double hydroxide and its application for the sorption of oxoanions from water and wastewater


Affiliation: Center of Advanced Technology for the Environment Graduate School of Agriculture, Ehime University (Japan)

Title:  Persistent Organic Pollutants in the Asia-Pacific Region: Its Spatio-temporal Trends and Emerging Issues

Joanna Burger, PhD

Affiliation: Division of Life Sciences and Environmental, Occupational Health Sciences Institute, NJ Agricultural Experiment Station, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey (USA)

Title:  Temporal Trends in Heavy Metals in US Atlantic Coast Estuaries: A Food Chain Approach and Emerging Issues

Lúcia Guilhermino, PhD

Affiliation: ICBAS & CIIMAR, University of Porto (Portugal)

Title:  Global pollution by microplastics: toxic effects, interactions with other contaminants and implications to animal, environmental and human health

Jose Luis Gomez-Ariza, PhD

Affiliation: Chemistry Department, Faculty of Experimental Sciences, University of Huelva (Spain)
Title: Available Soon

Keynote Speakers

Ana Luísa Fernando, PhD

Affiliation: METRICS/Departamento de Ciências e Tecnologia da Biomassa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon (Portugal)

Title: Nanoparticles in food packaging: Biodegradability and potential migration to food and environment

Erika Kothe, PhD

Affiliation: Frierich Schiller University Institute of Microbiology – Microbial Communication (Germany)

Title: Cross-talk between heavy metal and antibiotic resistance in streptomycetes

Binoy Sarkar, PhD

Affiliation:  Leverhulme Centre for Climate Change Mitigation, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, (UK)

Title: Designer clay minerals for environmental clean-up applications

Yongchun Zhao, PhD

Affiliation: Huazhong University of Science and Technology (China)

Title: Partition of trace elements in waste water of coal-fired power plant.

Jerzy Jozef Zajac, PhD

Affiliation: University of Montpellier (France)

Title: Available Soon.

Tamara Garcia Barrera, PhD

Affiliation: University of Huelva (Spain)

Title: Available Soon.

Nick Quirke, PhD

Affiliation: Department of Chemistry Imperial College, London (UK)

Title: Predicting nanotoxicity: the smartnanotox project

Michael Gochfeld, PhD

Affiliation: Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Rutgers Medical School, Rutgers University (USA)

Title: Selenium and Mercury Interactions: Mechanisms of Toxicity

Elisabete Oliveira, PhD

Affiliation: LAQV-REQUIMTE, FCT- University NOVA of Lisbon (Portugal)

Title: Exploiting mesoporous silica nanoparticles as new drug delivery and metal removing agents.

Symposium Subjects

  • Metal ions, Organic ions, Inorganic ions, Toxic Molecules
  • Methods of analysis
  • Monitoring systems
  • Remediation and Bioremediation
  • Waste management
  • Catalytic elimination
  • Restoration and treatment of contamined sites
  • Environmental contamination, control, prevention
  • Emerging pollutants
  • Health effects
  • Medical treatments

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We look forward to seeing you soon.

With kindest regards