Research &
IDT - Department of Research and Development 



The IDT - Department of Research and Development promotes and implements research projects and development of waste treatment and recovery. Depending on the work of this Department following laboratory space: Biological Treatments, hydrometallurgical treatment, incorporation into ceramics and cementitious materials in the Merger.


_ Biodegradability processes of polymers and biopolymers;

_ Decontamination processes of contaminated soils and liquid effluents;

_ Advanced thermochemical processes (pyrolysis and gasification);

_ Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and carbon footprint evaluation;

_ Evaluation and production of low cost adsorbents;

_ Industrial waste usage in the construction industry;

_ Recovery of metals and metallic salts from wastes;

_ Biological treatment processes;

_ Waste-to-energy processes;

_ Material recovery from animal by-products;

_ Biofuels production.


Joana Carvalho (Phone: +351 253 510 027; Email:



Wastes brought together hundreds of people to debate the future of Waste Management and Sustainability
The International Conference Wastes brought together more than two hundred people from all over the world, for a joint reflection on the sectors of Waste Management, Recycling and Sustainability.
Wast'Awareness Project highlighted in Jornal de Guimarães
Jornal de Guimarães talked with researchers Margarida Soares and Nádia Valério about the Wast'Awareness project.