Olga Ferreira has graduated in Chemical Engineering in 1998, at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) where she also obtained her Ph.D. in the area of Thermodynamic modelling of association effects in 2003. During 1999-2000, she worked at the PLAPIQUI Research Institute (Universidad Nacional del Sur), in Bahia Blanca, Argentina. In 2004, she joined the Chemical Technology Department of the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (IPB) where she currently works as an Adjunct Professor. Her research mainly focuses on the thermodynamic modelling and experimental studies of phase equilibria of mixtures of natural products to support the development of more sustainable extraction and fractionation processes.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Thermodynamic modelling of association effects by group contribution: application to natural products
The study of solubility and related thermodynamic properties of amino acids and peptides
Application of natural deep eutectic solvents for the extraction of bioactive compounds from plant material
Characterization of the physical properties of nonconventional solvents
Thermodynamic modelling of supercritical mixtures of associating oil derivatives

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

L.I.N. Tomé, C.S.R. Sousa, J.R.B. Gomes, O. Ferreira, J.A.P. Coutinho, S.P. Pinho. Understanding the cation specific effects on the aqueous solubility of amino acids: From mono to polyvalent cations. RSC Advances, 5, 15024-15034, 2015 F.M. Casimiro, D.S.M. Constantino, C.S.M. Pereira, O. Ferreira, A.E. Rodrigues, S.P. Pinho. Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium of Binary Mixtures Containing Isopropyl Acetate and Alkanols at 101.32 kPa. Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data, 60, 3181-3186, 2015 M.A.R. Martins, O. Ferreira, L. Hn_dkovsk_, I. Cibulka, S.P. Pinho. Partial molar volumes of glycine and dl-alanine in aqueous ammonium sulfate solutions at 278.15, 288.15, 298.15 and 308.15 K. Journal of Solution Chemistry, 43, 972-988, 2014 A.I. Pereira, O. Ferreira, S.P. Pinho, E.M.G.P. Fernandes. Multilocal Programming and Applications. In Handbook of Optimization, pp. 157-186, I. Zelinka, A. Abraham, V. Snasel (Eds), Springer-Verlag, 2013 O. Ferreira, S.P. Pinho. Solubility of Flavonoids in Pure Solvents. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 51, 6586-6590, 2012 L.M. Casás, B. Orge, O. Ferreira. Liquid–Liquid Equilibria of Mixtures Containing Methyl Acetate + Methanol + Hexane or Heptane. Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data, 53, 89–93, 2008 O. Ferreira, E.A. Macedo, S.B. Bottini. Extension of the A-UNIFAC model to mixtures of cross- and self-associating compounds. Fluid Phase Equilibria, 227, 165–176, 2005 O. Ferreira, E.A. Macedo, E.A. Brignole. Application of the GCA-EoS model to the supercritical processing of fatty oil derivatives. Journal of Food Engineering, 70, 579-587, 2005 O. Ferreira, E.A. Macedo, E.A. Brignole. Modeling of phase equilibria for associating mixtures using an equation of state. The Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics, 36, 1105-1117, 2004 O. Ferreira, E.A. Brignole, E.A. Macedo. Phase equilibria in sugar solutions using the A-UNIFAC model. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 42, 6212-6222, 2003

SELECTED PROJECTS

Decyl Acetate Synthesis by Enzimatic Catalysis in Supercitical Media. Reference: POCI/EQU/56732/2004. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I&DT - Projectos de I&DT em Todos os Domínios Científicos. Starting Date: 2005/06/01. Duration: 42 months. Role: Researcher
Olga Ferreira
Professor Adjunto
oferreira@ipb.pt