NEWS

Margarida Silva PhD Thesis Defense

October 8, 2018

Associate Laboratory LSRE-LCM congratulates Margarida Linhares de Andrade Rocha e Silva for her PhD thesis defense on 8th October 2018 at FEUP.

Margarida finished her Doctoral Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, with the PhD thesis entitled ''Nitrogen-Doped Graphene as Metal Free Carbon-Nanocatalysts'', supervised by Prof. Fernando Pereira (LSRE-LCM) and co-supervised by Prof. Cristina Freire (REQUIMTE/LAQV, FCUP).

The staff and team of LA LSRE-LCM wish Margarida a successful and bright life ahead!

Best Oral and Poster Communications awards at CHEMPOR 2018

October 2-4, 2018

The 13th International Chemical and Biological Engineering Conference (ChemPor 2018) took place at Cultural and Congress Center of Aveiro from 2nd to 4th of October. The leading Portuguese event in Chemical and Biological Engineering Conference was organized by University of Aveiro and Ordem dos Engenheiros.

Associate Laboratory LSRE-LCM was strongly represented by 32 Researchers. During this International Conference, LSRE-LCM researchers presented 12 Oral Communications and 20 Posters Communications.

LSRE-LCM won 2 from a total of 3 Awards gave out by the Organizing Committee of ChemPor 2018!

Ana Catarina Moreira (PhD Student) has received the Best Oral Communication with her work “A novel continuous production of melamine based microcapsules with a skin-hydrating active principle for textile applications using the NETmix technology”. This work is a part of a co-promotion project called TexBioPro in partnership with University of Coimbra and the leader company, Devan Chemicals.

Joana Matos (Researcher Project) and Margarida Brito (PhD Student) have received the Best Poster Communication with their work “Lagrangian Mixing Simulation and Quantification of Scales”.

These awards comprise a certificate and a monetary prize.


LA LSRE-LCM congratulates the winners of the awards and also all the researchers who have participated at ChemPor 2018!


The Best Oral Communication ChemPor 2018:
A novel continuous production of melamine based microcapsules with a skin-hydrating active principle for textile applications using the NETmix technology
A. Moreira, Y.A. Manrique, J.C.B. Lopes, I.M. Martins, A.E. Rodrigues, M.M. Dias

The Best Poster Communication ChemPor 2018:
Lagrangian Mixing Simulation and Quantification of Scales
J. Matos, M.S.C.A. Brito, M.M. Dias, J.C.B. Lopes, R.J. Santos

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

PUBLICATIONS

J.L. Figueiredo. Nanostructured porous carbons for electrochemical energy conversion and storage. Surface and Coatings Technology, 350, 307-312, 2018
A.M.A. Pintor, B.R.C. Vieira, S.C.R. Santos, R.A.R. Boaventura, C.M.S. Botelho. Arsenate and arsenite adsorption onto iron-coated cork granulates. Science of the Total Environment, 642, 1075-1089, 2018
L.S. Ribeiro, J.J.M. Órfão, M.F.R. Pereira. Insights into the effect of the catalytic functions on selective production of ethylene glycol from lignocellulosic biomass over carbon supported ruthenium and tungsten catalysts. Bioresource Technology, 263, 402-409, 2018
I.B.R. Nogueira, A.M. Ribeiro, R. Requião, K.V. Pontes, H. Koivisto, A.E. Rodrigues, J.M. Loureiro. A quasi-virtual online analyser based on an artificial neural networks and offline measurements to predict purities of raffinate/extract in simulated moving bed processes. Applied Soft Computing Journal, 67, 29-47, 2018
M. Pedrosa, L.M. Pastrana-Martínez, M.F.R. Pereira, J.L. Faria, J.L. Figueiredo, A.M.T. Silva. N/S-doped graphene derivatives and TiO2 for catalytic ozonation and photocatalysis of water pollutants. Chemical Engineering Journal, 348, 222-897, 2018
B.A. Marinho, R.O. Cristóvão, R. Djellabi, A. Caseiro, S.M. Miranda, J.M. Loureiro, R.A.R. Boaventura, M.M. Dias, J.C.B. Lopes, V.J.P. Vilar. Strategies to reduce mass and photons transfer limitations in heterogeneous photocatalytic processes: Hexavalent chromium reduction studies. Journal of Environmental Management, 217, 555-567, 2018
M.S.C.A. Brito, L.P. Esteves, C.P. Fonte, M.M. Dias, J.C.B. Lopes, R.J. Santos. Mixing of fluids with dissimilar viscosities in Confined Impinging Jets. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 134, 392-404, 2018
J. Pereira, P. Costa, M.C. Coimbra, A.E. Rodrigues. The trail of perfumes. AIChE Journal, 64, 2890-2897, 2018
L.C.D. Coelho, N.M.L. Filho, R.P.V. Faria, A.F.P. Ferreira, A.M. Ribeiro, A.E. Rodrigues. Separation of tartronic and glyceric acids by simulated moving bed chromatography. Journal of Chromatography A, 1563, 62-70, 2018

APPROVED PROJECTS

UnirCell - Unitised regenerative fuel cell for efficient renewable energy supply: from materials to device. Reference: POCI-01-0145-FEDER-016422. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, PAC - P2020|COMPETE -Programa de Ações Conjuntas. Starting Date: 2016/10/01. Duration: 36 months.
Cork-a-Tex Yarn - Yarn with high incorporation of cork. Reference: POCI-01-0247-FEDER-17714. Funded by: ANI – Agência Nacional de Investigação, P2020|COMPETE - Projetos em Copromoção. Starting Date: 2016/10/01. Duration: 19 months.
2Dmix - 2D Mixing Devices - Fundamental Study and Applications of the Inversion of the Turbulent Energy Cascade. Reference: PTDC/QEQ-FTT/0041/2014. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, P2020|COMPETE - Projetos em Todos os Domínios Científicos. Starting Date: 2016/07/01. Duration: 36 months.
AIProcMat@N2020 - Advanced Industrial Processes and Materials for a Sustainable North Region of Portugal2020. Reference: NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000006. Funded by: CCDR-N - Comissão de Coordenação e Desenvolvimento Regional do Norte, P2020|Norte2020 - Projetos Integrados ICDT. Starting Date: 2016/06/01. Duration: 36 months.

THESIS DEFENSES

Maria Margarida Linhares de Andrade Rocha e Silva
Nitrogen-Doped Graphene as Metal Free Carbon-Nanocatalysts
Rui Sérgio da Silva Ribeiro
Synthesis of Hybrid Magnetic Carbon Nanocomposites for Catalytic Wet Peroxide Oxidation
Idelfonso Bessa dos Reis Nogueira
Optimization and Control of TMB, SMB and SMBR units
Raquel Pinto Rocha
Carbon Catalysts for Liquid Phase Reactions
Marcelo Filipe dos Santos Costa
The NETmix® Tecnhnology, Applied to Gas Hydrates Production: A Potential Solution to CCS