NEWS

Dr. Jeffrey Amelse Seminars at LSRE-LCM

April 16-17, 2018

On April 16th and 17th, 2018 Dr. Jeffrey A. Amelse, Invited Principal Researcher at University of Aveiro, came to LSRE-LCM/FEUP to give two lectures entitled Paraxylene Catalyst Technology and Paraxylene Process Technology.

In both seminars, Dr. Amelse shared his extensive knowledge on paraxylene production based on his 35 years experience at BP. The presentations covered a wide range of important topics such as reaction mechanisms, type of catalysts, separations technologies, among others, and how all those factors affect the operation and economics of the entire paraxylene plant.

The seminars showed an industrial perspective on how paraxylene is produced; two main separation technologies, crystallization and selective adsorption, were addressed in a thorough way by the speaker, keeping in mind the advantages and disadvantages of both technologies in terms of economics and operation costs.

The information shared by Dr. Amelse is in line with one of the purposes of LSRE-LCM members and therefore is highly appreciated!

Associate Laboratory LSRE-LCM thanks to Dr. Jeffrey A. Amelse for coming to FEUP and hoping that this collaboration continues in the years to come!

LSRE-LCM at 16th Science Fair of the University of Porto :: LSRE-LCM at 16ª Mostra U.Porto

April 12, 2018

The 16th edition of Science Fair of the University of Porto "16ª Mostra da Universidade do Porto" is taking place at ICBAS/FFUP (near Palácio de Cristal) started with great expectation of the students.

From April 12 to 15, the general public and in particular school-age children may find and experience the high quality of the university education/courses provided by the U.Porto and the highlight for research carried out in different scientific areas.

Representing one of the Research Centers of the University of Porto, the Associate Laboratory LSRE-LCM has interactive activities of scientific experimentation and demonstration focused on pre-university participants but also for recent graduates who wish to pursue studies in the field of chemical engineering.

According to the organization's data, until now are confirmed 96 schools representing 5355 students accompanied by 357 teachers. Although are expected around 15.000 visitors of all ages till 19:00 pm on Sunday, the official closing day of this U.Porto activity.

Come, visit us and learn some fun activities at LSRE-LCM stand "Mostra da U.Porto 2018"!

You can access the website of the event here: https://www.mostra.up.pt/

The balance of the 16th edition of the Mostra da U.Porto: http://noticias.up.pt/16-a-mostra-em-balanco-a-u-porto-e-um-orgulho-para-todos-nos/

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