NEWS

Eliana S. Da Silva Wins the Best Poster Award at 6´JIF

September 12-14, 2018

The Grupo de Fotoquímica of the Sociedade Portuguesa de Química (SPQ) and the Grupo Especializado de Fotoquimica (GRUFO) of the Real Sociedad Española de Química (RSEQ) organized the VIth Jornadas Ibéricas de Fotoquímica (6'JIF) that took place at University of Aveiro from September 12th to 14th, 2018.

Eliana S. Da Silva (Postodoctoral Researcher) was prized with the Best Poster Award attributed by the International Scientific Committee of the “VIth Jornadas Ibéricas de Fotoquímica”.

The work presented at this conference entitled “g-C3N4/Zn2Al-LDH 2D/2D heterojunction for light-induced photocatalytic hydrogen evolution” is a result of a joint collaboration with researchers from several institutions, namely Claudia H. Swanson (Institut für Chemie, Otto-von-Guericke, Universität de Magdeburg, Germany), Manuel Prieto (CQFM-IN and IBB; Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal), Ana Coutinho (CQFM-IN and IBB; Instituto Superior Técnico and Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal) and Joaquim L. Faria (Associate Laboratory LSRE-LCM, Departamento de Engenharia Química, Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto).

LA LSRE-LCM congratulates Eliana for the award received at 6´JIF!

 

Margarida Silva PhD Thesis Defense

October 8, 2018

Associate Laboratory LSRE-LCM congratulates Margarida Linhares de Andrade Rocha e Silva for her PhD thesis defense on 8th October 2018 at FEUP.

Margarida finished her Doctoral Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, with the PhD thesis entitled ''Nitrogen-Doped Graphene as Metal Free Carbon-Nanocatalysts'', supervised by Prof. Fernando Pereira (LSRE-LCM) and co-supervised by Prof. Cristina Freire (REQUIMTE/LAQV, FCUP).

The staff and team of LA LSRE-LCM wish Margarida a successful and bright life ahead!

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

PUBLICATIONS

J.L. Figueiredo. Nanostructured porous carbons for electrochemical energy conversion and storage. Surface and Coatings Technology, 350, 307-312, 2018
A.M.A. Pintor, B.R.C. Vieira, S.C.R. Santos, R.A.R. Boaventura, C.M.S. Botelho. Arsenate and arsenite adsorption onto iron-coated cork granulates. Science of the Total Environment, 642, 1075-1089, 2018
L.S. Ribeiro, J.J.M. Órfão, M.F.R. Pereira. Insights into the effect of the catalytic functions on selective production of ethylene glycol from lignocellulosic biomass over carbon supported ruthenium and tungsten catalysts. Bioresource Technology, 263, 402-409, 2018
I.B.R. Nogueira, A.M. Ribeiro, R. Requião, K.V. Pontes, H. Koivisto, A.E. Rodrigues, J.M. Loureiro. A quasi-virtual online analyser based on an artificial neural networks and offline measurements to predict purities of raffinate/extract in simulated moving bed processes. Applied Soft Computing Journal, 67, 29-47, 2018
M. Pedrosa, L.M. Pastrana-Martínez, M.F.R. Pereira, J.L. Faria, J.L. Figueiredo, A.M.T. Silva. N/S-doped graphene derivatives and TiO2 for catalytic ozonation and photocatalysis of water pollutants. Chemical Engineering Journal, 348, 222-897, 2018
B.A. Marinho, R.O. Cristóvão, R. Djellabi, A. Caseiro, S.M. Miranda, J.M. Loureiro, R.A.R. Boaventura, M.M. Dias, J.C.B. Lopes, V.J.P. Vilar. Strategies to reduce mass and photons transfer limitations in heterogeneous photocatalytic processes: Hexavalent chromium reduction studies. Journal of Environmental Management, 217, 555-567, 2018
M.S.C.A. Brito, L.P. Esteves, C.P. Fonte, M.M. Dias, J.C.B. Lopes, R.J. Santos. Mixing of fluids with dissimilar viscosities in Confined Impinging Jets. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 134, 392-404, 2018
J. Pereira, P. Costa, M.C. Coimbra, A.E. Rodrigues. The trail of perfumes. AIChE Journal, 64, 2890-2897, 2018
L.C.D. Coelho, N.M.L. Filho, R.P.V. Faria, A.F.P. Ferreira, A.M. Ribeiro, A.E. Rodrigues. Separation of tartronic and glyceric acids by simulated moving bed chromatography. Journal of Chromatography A, 1563, 62-70, 2018

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

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