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Hydraulics and Environment Department Hydraulics and Environment Department

Vitor Napier

Vitor Napier
Phone: 218 443 843

Professional Situation


Academic and Scientific Degrees

  • 2004. Certification as Laboratory Technician for Water and Wastewater Analysis - classical chemistry methods. RELACRE (Certificate: AAG026 from 30/11/2001 to 29/11/2004)
  • 1994. Lab Technician Course by QUIMITESTE - Engenharia e Tecnologia, Lda and IEFP, in May
  • 1990. 12th grade of schooling
  • 1989. 10th / 11th grade of schooling in Area A - Natural Scientific Studies. Training in chemistry labs (Option)

Functions and Relevant Public Offices

  • 2009 Jan. Technical Assistant - Laboratory Technician
  • 2003 Oct.Technical Specialist
  • 1999 May. Senior Technician
  • 1998 Aug. 2nd class Technical Deputy in LNEC
  • 1995 Oct.- 1998 Aug. Laboratory Technician fellow at LNEC
  • 1994 June - 1995 Sept. Laboratory Technician Trainee at Urban Water Division, LNEC

Areas of Research / Interest

  • Physicochemical and microbiological analysis of water.
  • Water quality.
  • Water treatment and reuse.

Research and Professional Activity

  • Sampling of drinking water, groundwater, wastewater, sludge and solid waste (compost and soil).
  • Physicochemical and microbiological analysis of drinking water, groundwater, wastewater, sludge and solid waste (compost and soil).
  • Collaboration in UQTA management, the Water Quality Treatment Laboratory of LNEC EM – Testing and Metrology.
  • Management of lab materials, reagents and analytical equipment acquisitions.
  • Stock management of reagents and materials.
  • Maintenance of analytical equipment.
  • Analytical assays and lab experiments for R&D&I projects of NES/LNEC and technical support for Master's and Doctoral theses.

Relevant Publications

  • Poças A., Napier V., Neto C., Ferreira E., Benoliel M.J., Rietveld L.C., Vreeburg J., Menaia J. (2015) Low affinity of heterotrophic bacteria to loose deposits in drinking water distribution systems. J. Water Supply: Res. & Technol. - AQUA 64.4, 442-449
  • Fangueiro D., Surgy S., Napier V., Menaia J., Vasconcelos E., Coutinho J. (2014) Impact of slurry management strategies on potential leaching of nutrients and pathogens in a sandy soil amended with cattle slurry. J. Environmental Management 146, 198-205.
  • Poças A., Napier V., Neto C., Ferreira E., Benoliel M.J., Vreeburg J., Menaia J. (2013) Harbouring and transport of bacteria by discoloured water loose deposits. 2nd Water Research Conference, Water Research, Singapore Expo, 20-23 Jan. poster.
  • Menaia J., Mesquita E., Monteiro L., Poças A., Napier V., Freixo M.R., Rosa M.J. (2012) Qualidade e segurança da água nos sistemas de adução e distribuição. Jornadas Técnicas LNEC, Lisbon, Portugal, 18-20 June, 2 p.
  • Cravo A., Menaia J., Napier V. (2010) A Qualidade da água da Ribeira de Aljezur, SW Portugal: Seus efeitos nas águas balneares. 14.ºENaSB, Oporto, Portugal, 26-29 Oct.
  • Oliveira A., Freire P., Pedro S., Guerreiro M., Lemos S., Bertin X., Dodkins I., Rodrigues M., Trovisco L., Menaia J., David L., Napier V., Andrade C., Freitas M.C., Taborda R., Silva A.M., Cravo A., Rosa M., Monteiro C.E., Ferreira C. (2010) MADYCOS - Multidisciplinary integrated analysis of the sediment dynamics and fecal contamination in intermittent coastal systems. Relatório técnico da campanha Madycos 01 10/09/2008 a 12/09/2008. Relatório 15/2010 – NEC/NTI (37 pp).
  • Menaia J., Cravo A., Napier V. (2010) Evolution of Enterobacterial Populations along the Aljezur Costal Stream as Correlated to the Occuring Physical-Chemical Characteristics of the Water, The Water Research Conf., Lisbon, 11-14 April.
  • Mesquita E., Menaia J., Napier V., Rosa M.J. (2006) Biodegradação de microcistina-LR em filtros de carvão ativado com atividade biológica. 12.ºENaSB, Cascais, Portugal, 24-27 Oct.

Other Information

  • Training and guidance of lab technicians (12th grade level) in laboratory techniques and physicochemical and microbiological analyses.
  • Teaching lab techniques and good laboratory practices to fellow, masters and doctoral students.

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