NEWS

The II Science Fair of Bragança

May 31 – June 2, 2017

The II Science Fair of Bragança (May 31 – June 2, 2017) is organized by the “Centro Ciência Viva de Bragança” and aims at stimulating the interest in science in the local community.

This event had the support of the Municipality of Bragança and involved the following participants: Scholar groups of Abade de Baçal, Emídio Garcia, Miguel Torga and Mogadouro, the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (IPB), the Zoela Association, the Bragança Professional Training Centre (IEFP) and the Universal Professional Practical School (EPPU).

LSRE-LCM/IPB has participated in the last day. Our thanks to João Pinto, Helder Rafael, Rami Arafah and Adriano Henrique.

I Meeting of the Carbon Group :: I Reunião do Grupo do Carbono

June 12-13, 2017

The Catalysis and Carbon Materials team from LSRE-LCM is organizing the I Meeting of the Carbon Group, which will be held in Porto at Biblioteca Municipal Almeida Garret (12-13 June 2017), and would like to invite all interested researchers to participate. With this first meeting, we want to bring together all those working with different types and allotropies of this fascinating element. To this end, we welcome researchers from areas such as chemistry, physics and materials to stimulate the development of collaborations among multidisciplinary research groups, calling for the active participation of students and young researchers working in this field.

Abstracts can be submitted until April 30, 2017.

See you soon in Porto,
The Organizing Committee of the I Meeting of the Carbon Group

More information at http://1rgc.eventos.chemistry.pt/

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
S.G. Meirinho, L.G. Dias, A.M. Peres, L.R. Rodrigues. Electrochemical aptasensor for human osteopontin detection using a DNA aptamer selected by SELEX. Analytica Chimica Acta, 987, 25-37, 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: Agência Nacional de Inovação S.A., 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. 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

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
Isabel Patrícia Martins Fernandes
Novos Materiais para Calçado Baseados em Poliuretanos e Poliureias
Lucília Graciosa de Sousa Ribeiro
Catalytic conversion of lignocellulosic biomass by hydrolytic hydrogenation
Yaidelin Josefina Alves Manrique
Supercritical Fluid Extraction and Fractionation of Bioactive Natural Products from Cork