NEWS

Carina Costa PhD Thesis Defense

April 7, 2017

LSRE-LCM congratulates Carina Costa for her PhD thesis defense approved by unanimous vote by the jury.

Today Carina finished her Doctoral Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, with the PhD thesis entitled Vanillin and syringaldehyde from side streams of pulp and paper industries and biorefineries, supervised by Prof. Alírio Rodrigues and co-supervised by Doctor Paula Pinto (now at RAIZ).

We are extremely proud of our young doctorates who have accomplished this task with hard work. We wish Carina a successful and bright life ahead.

Associate Laboratory LSRE-LCM at “Semana: Profissão Engenheiro” FEUP 2017

March 30, 2017

The LSRE-LCM researchers participated in the FEUP initiative called "Semana: Profissão Engenheiro". The 2017 edition took place between March 27th and 29th and had the participation of 1800 high school students in more than 60 activities.

The Associate Laboratory LSRE-LCM promoted several presentations and practical demonstrations of the different research areas on its laboratories.

This annual event is a unique opportunity for high school students to know the educational programmes offered by FEUP.

More information at: https://paginas.fe.up.pt/~escolas/index.php/

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

PUBLICATIONS

A.C.A. Veloso, L.M. Silva, N. Rodrigues, L.P.G. Rebello, L.G. Dias, J.A. Pereira, A.M. Peres. Perception of olive oils sensory defects using a potentiometric taste device. Talanta, 176, 610-618, 2018
E.S. Da Silva, N.M.M. Moura, M.G.P.M.S. Neves, A. Coutinho, M. Prieto, C.G. Silva, J.L. Faria. Novel hybrids of graphitic carbon nitride sensitized with free-base mesotetrakis(carboxyphenyl) porphyrins for efficient visible light photocatalytic hydrogen production. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 221, 56-69, 2018
A.E. Rodrigues, L.M. Madeira, Y-J. Wu, R. Faria. Sorption Enhanced Reaction Processes. World Scientific Publishing, 2017
F.S. Oliveira, A. Ribeiro, L. Barros, R. Calhelha, J.C.M. Barreira, B.D. Junior, R.M.V. Abreu, M.F. Barreiro, I.C.F.R. Ferreira. Evaluation of Arenaria montana L. hydroethanolic extract as a chemopreventive food ingredient: A case study focusing a dairy product (yogurt). Jornal of Functional Foods, 38, 214-220, 2017
A.P.C. Ribeiro, L.M.D.R.S. Martins, S.A.C. Carabineiro, J.L. Figueiredo, A.J.L. Pombeiro. Gold nanoparticles deposited on surface modified carbon materials as reusable catalysts for hydrocarboxylation of cyclohexane. Applied Catalysis A, General, 547, 124-131, 2017
J. Wang, L.M.D.R.S. Martins, A.P.C. Ribeiro, S.A.C. Carabineiro, J.L. Figueiredo, A.J.L. Pombeiro. Supported C-Scorpionate Vanadium(IV) Complexes as Reusable Catalysts for Xylene Oxidation. Chemistry - An Asian Journal, 12, 1915-1919, 2017
I.B.R. Nogueira, A.M. Ribeiro, M.A.F. Martins, A.E. Rodrigues, H. Koivisto, J.M. Loureiro. Dynamics of a True Moving Bed separation process: Linear model identification and advanced process control. Journal of Chromatography A, 1504, 112-123, 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: 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

Marcelo Filipe dos Santos Costa
The NETmix® Tecnhnology, Applied to Gas Hydrates Production: A Potential Solution to CCS
Belisa Alcantara Marinho
Advanced Oxidation/Reduction Processes for As(III) and Cr(VI) Oxyanions Removal from Water
Luciana Prazeres Mazur
Brown marine macroalgae as a natural cation exchanger for toxic metal ions separation and recovery from water
Mónia Andreia Rodrigues Martins
Studies for the Development of New Separation Processes with Terpenes and their Environmental Distribution
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