Best Oral and Poster Communications awards at CHEMPOR 2018

October 2-4, 2018

The 13th International Chemical and Biological Engineering Conference (ChemPor 2018) took place at Cultural and Congress Center of Aveiro from 2nd to 4th of October. The leading Portuguese event in Chemical and Biological Engineering Conference was organized by University of Aveiro and Ordem dos Engenheiros.

Associate Laboratory LSRE-LCM was strongly represented by 32 Researchers. During this International Conference, LSRE-LCM researchers presented 12 Oral Communications and 20 Posters Communications.

LSRE-LCM won 2 from a total of 3 Awards gave out by the Organizing Committee of ChemPor 2018!

Ana Catarina Moreira (PhD Student) has received the Best Oral Communication with her work “A novel continuous production of melamine based microcapsules with a skin-hydrating active principle for textile applications using the NETmix technology”. This work is a part of a co-promotion project called TexBioPro in partnership with University of Coimbra and the leader company, Devan Chemicals.

Joana Matos (Researcher Project) and Margarida Brito (PhD Student) have received the Best Poster Communication with their work “Lagrangian Mixing Simulation and Quantification of Scales”.

These awards comprise a certificate and a monetary prize.

LA LSRE-LCM congratulates the winners of the awards and also all the researchers who have participated at ChemPor 2018!

The Best Oral Communication ChemPor 2018:
A novel continuous production of melamine based microcapsules with a skin-hydrating active principle for textile applications using the NETmix technology
A. Moreira, Y.A. Manrique, J.C.B. Lopes, I.M. Martins, A.E. Rodrigues, M.M. Dias

The Best Poster Communication ChemPor 2018:
Lagrangian Mixing Simulation and Quantification of Scales
J. Matos, M.S.C.A. Brito, M.M. Dias, J.C.B. Lopes, R.J. Santos

LSRE-LCM at Aquaporto 2018 with activity Meeting WaterCircle

September 28-30, 2018

On the 5th edition of the Water Festival Aquaporto 2018, organized by the municipal company Águas do Porto, the Associate Laboratory LSRE-LCM was represented through the project Water Circle, coordinated by the Post-Doctoral Researcher Rita Ruivo Marques, with the activity ‘Meeting Water Circle’. This action was developed in collaboration with the Centre for Research and Intervention in Education from the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences (CIIE - FPCEUP).

Together with Rita Marques, Marta Barbosa and Nuno Moreira (PhD students at LSRE-LCM), conducted brief sessions with the participants to discuss about emerging pollutants and the need to reduce their concentration in the environment, in particular antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs which have been detected in aquatic environments and even in drinking water. The problem was addressed regarding civic, industrial and political dimensions.

The event occurred on 28-30th September in the City Park of Porto, counting with more than 20 000 visitors.

More information about Aquaporto 2018:



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
N. Rey-Raap, M. Enterria, J.I. Martins, M.F.R. Pereira, J.L. Figueiredo. Influence of multiwalled carbon nanotubes as additives in biomass-derived carbons for supercapacitor applications. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 11, 6066-6077, 2019
J. Matos, R.P.V. Faria, I.B.R. Nogueira, J.M. Loureiro, A.M. Ribeiro. Optimization strategies for chiral separation by true moving bed chromatography using Particles Swarm Optimization (PSO) and new Parallel PSO variant. Computers and Chemical Engineering, 123, 344-356, 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
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
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


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.


Maria José Bastos Pires de Lima
Selective photocatalytic conversions integrated on a continuous-flow microfluidic process
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