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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