NEWS

Visit of Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality

May 7, 2018

On 7th May 2018, Mr. Gan Pin, Ms. Song Yang, Ms. Zhong Qian, Mr. Yan Ming and Mr. Fu Zhigang from the Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality visited the Associate Laboratory LSRE-LCM guided by Professor Alírio Rodrigues, Dr. Ana Mafalda Ribeiro and Dr. Alexandre Ferreira.

During the visit, collaborations for the development of green technologies were discussed.

LSRE-LCM thanks to the Shanghai Municipality Commission the visit and hopes that it can start a collaboration soon!

Project Cork.a.Tex-Yarn

April 2018

The CORK.a.TEX-YARN is a co-promotion demonstration project, promoted by SEDACOR - Sociedade Exportação de Produtos de Cortiça, Lda in partnership with the company Têxteis Penedo S.A., and with two entities of the Scientific and Technological System: CITEVE (Technological Centre for the Textile and Clothing Industries of Portugal) and the Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto, through the Associate Laboratory LSRE-LCM.

Supported by COMPETE 2020, under the Portugal 2020 Partnership Agreement, through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), this project "Cork.a.Tex-Yarn: Yarn Coated with Cork Additives" involved an eligible investment of around € 392.000 and an incentive of ERDF of around € 244.000.

The objective of the CORK.a.TEX-YARN project was the scalability, optimization and industrial validation of the innovative concept of yarn coated with micro cork additives, developed with great success in the scope of the project "Cork-a-Tex – Textiles with high incorporation of cork".

At FEUP/LSRE-LCM the project started on October 1, 2016, with a duration of 18 months (ended on March 31, 2018) and was supervised by Professor Fernando Pereira.


See the promotional video of the success of this project at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09zyK6IGuM8

Other relevant information about the project:
http://www.poci-compete2020.pt/noticias/detalhe/Proj17714-CorkaTex-Yarn

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

PUBLICATIONS

P.D. Vaidya, Y-J. Wu, A.E. Rodrigues. Kinetics of Ethanol Steam Reforming for Hydrogen Production. In Ethanol - Science and Engineering, Ch. 13, pp. 341-354, A. Basile, A. Iulianelli, F. Dalena, T.N. Veziroğlu (Eds), Elsevier, 2019
B.A. Marinho, R.O. Cristóvão, R.A.R. Boaventura, V.J.P. Vilar. As(III) and Cr(VI) oxyanion removal from water by advanced oxidation/reduction processes - a review. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 26, 2203-2227, 2019
C. Filote, I. Volf, S.C.R. Santos, C.M.S. Botelho. Bioadsorptive removal of Pb(II) from aqueous solution by the biorefinery waste of Fucus spiralis. Science of the Total Environment, 648, 1201-1209, 2019
M.A. Sultan, S.L. Pardilho, M. Brito, C.P. Fonte, M.M. Dias, J.C.B. Lopes, R.J. Santos. 3D Mixing Dynamics in T-Jet Mixers. Chemical Engineering & Technology, 42, 119-128, 2019
M.J. Regufe, A.F.P. Ferreira, J.M. Loureiro, A. Rodrigues, A.M. Ribeiro. Electrical conductive 3D-printed monolith adsorbent for CO2 capture. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 278, 403-413, 2019
N.S. Graça, A.M. Ribeiro, A.E. Rodrigues. Modeling the electrocoagulation process for the treatment of contaminated water. Chemical Engineering Science, 197, 379-385, 2019
N. Zdolšek, R.P. Rocha, J. Krstić, T. Trtić-Petrović, B. Šljukić, J.L. Figueiredo, M.J. Vujković. Electrochemical investigation of ionic liquid-derived porous carbon materials for supercapacitors: pseudocapacitance versus electrical double layer. Electrochimica Acta, 298, 541-551, 2019
J.C.G. Sousa, A.R. Ribeiro, M.O. Barbosa, C. Ribeiro, M.E. Tiritan, M.F.R. Pereira, A.M.T. Silva. Monitoring of the 17 EU Watch List contaminants of emerging concern in the Ave and the Sousa Rivers. Science of the Total Environment, 649, 1083-1095, 2019
J.B. Costa, M.J. Lima, M.J. Sampaio, M.C. Neves, J.L. Faria, S. Morales-Torres, A.P.M. Tavares, C.G. Silva. Enhanced biocatalytic sustainability of laccase by immobilization on functionalized carbon nanotubes/polysulfone membranes. Chemical Engineering Journal, 355, 974-985, 2019

APPROVED PROJECTS

Valor Natural - Valorização de Recursos Naturais através da Extração de Ingredientes de Elevado Valor Acrescentado para Aplicações na Indústria Alimentar. Reference: NORTE-01-0247-FEDER-024479. Funded by: ANI – Agência Nacional de Investigação, P2020|COMPETE - Programas Mobilizadores. Starting Date: 2018/09/01. Duration: 36 months.
LED-NETmix - LED-NETmix: um fotoreator inovador para a intensificação de processos em síntese química. Reference: POCI-01-0145-FEDER-031398. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, P2020|COMPETE - Projetos em Todos os Domínios Científicos. Starting Date: 2018/07/26. Duration: 36 months.
InSpeCt - Identifying and interrupting micropollutants of EU concern by using Smart Carbon materials. Reference: NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-031049. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, P2020|COMPETE - Projetos em Todos os Domínios Científicos. Starting Date: 2018/07/01. Duration: 36 months.
SiMoBedMethaSep - Leito móvel simulado em fase gasosa para separação de metano e azoto. Reference: NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-029384. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, P2020|COMPETE - Projetos em Todos os Domínios Científicos. Starting Date: 2018/06/04. Duration: 36 months.

THESIS DEFENSES

Raquel Oliveira Rodrigues
Magnetic carbon nanostructures and study of their transport in microfluidic devices for hyperthermia
Pedro Sousa Ferreira Gomes
Proteins Separation by Expanded Bed Chromatography Technology
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