NEWS

LSRE-LCM at 2nd Doctoral Congress in Engineering 2017

June 8-9, 2017

The 2nd Doctoral Congress in Engineering (DCE17) was held at FEUP on June 8th and 9th, 2017.

This symposium was an open forum about the research that is being done by PhD students, MSc students and other young researchers of the several areas of engineering, with the aim to enable the discussion with peers, professors and industry.

The organization of this event intended to provide knowledge sharing between FEUP and other national and international participants, encouraging them to present their ongoing research and promote networking between the participants.

The PhD students were from two different doctoral programs, mainly with the support of the Associate Laboratory LSRE-LCM and the research laboratories LEPABE and CEFT.

The PhD students of LSRE-LCM took this as an excelente opportunity to present their experimental work through oral presentations and posters sessions.

Other information about DCE17: https://paginas.fe.up.pt/~dce17/

The II Science Fair of Bragança

May 31 – June 2, 2017

The II Science Fair of Bragança (May 31 – June 2, 2017) is organized by the “Centro Ciência Viva de Bragança” and aims at stimulating the interest in science in the local community.

This event had the support of the Municipality of Bragança and involved the following participants: Scholar groups of Abade de Baçal, Emídio Garcia, Miguel Torga and Mogadouro, the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (IPB), the Zoela Association, the Bragança Professional Training Centre (IEFP) and the Universal Professional Practical School (EPPU).

LSRE-LCM/IPB has participated in the last day. Our thanks to João Pinto, Helder Rafael, Rami Arafah and Adriano Henrique.

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

PUBLICATIONS

P.A.P. Mendes, A.M. Ribeiro, K. Gleichmann, A.F.P. Ferreira, A.E. Rodrigues. Separation of CO2/N2 on binderless 5A zeolite. Journal of CO2 Utilization, 20, 224-233, 2017
A. Sharkawy, I.P. Fernandes, M.F. Barreiro, A.E. Rodrigues, T. Shoeib. Aroma-Loaded Microcapsules with Antibacterial Activity for Eco- Friendly Textile Application: Synthesis, Characterization, Release, and Green Grafting. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 56, 5516−5526, 2017
N.S. Graça, A.E. Rodrigues. Application of membrane technology for the enhancement of 1,1- diethoxybutane synthesis. Chemical Engineering & Processing, 117, 45-57, 2017
M.F. Costa, C.M. Fonte, M.M. Dias, J.C.B. Lopes. Heat Transfer Performance of NETmix — A Novel Micro-Meso Structured Mixer and Reactor. AIChE Journal, 63, 2496-2508, 2017
C.A. Orge, M.F.R. Pereira, J.L. Faria. Photocatalytic-assisted ozone degradation of metolachlor aqueous solution. Chemical Engineering Journal, 318, 247-253, 2017
M.J. Sampaio, M.J. Lima, D.L. Baptista, A.M.T. Silva, C.G. Silva, J.L. Faria. Ag-loaded ZnO materials for photocatalytic water treatment. Chemical Engineering Journal, 318, 95-102, 2017
P.S.S. Porto, R.S. Souza, J.F.J.R. Pesqueira, R.A.R. Boaventura, V.J.P. Vilar. Mineral oil recovery from cork granules by a mechanical compression method: Compression cycles analysis. Journal of Cleaner Production, 147, 442-450, 2017
F.C. Moreira, R.A.R. Boaventura, E. Brillas, V.J.P. Vilar. Electrochemical advanced oxidation processes: A review on their application to synthetic and real wastewaters. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 202, 217-261, 2017

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: Agência Nacional de Inovação S.A., 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. 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 Inês Ferreira da Mota
Fractionation and purification of syringaldehyde and vanilin from oxidation of lignin
Carina Andreia Esteves da Costa
Vanillin and Syringaldehyde from Side Streams of Pulp & Paper Industries and Biorefineries
Isabel Patrícia Martins Fernandes
Novos Materiais para Calçado Baseados em Poliuretanos e Poliureias
Lucília Graciosa de Sousa Ribeiro
Catalytic conversion of lignocellulosic biomass by hydrolytic hydrogenation
Yaidelin Josefina Alves Manrique
Supercritical Fluid Extraction and Fractionation of Bioactive Natural Products from Cork
Hugo Miguel Rodrigues Campelo
FluSHELL - A Tool for Thermal Modelling and Simulation of Windings for Large Shell-Type Power Transformers