Ana Mafalda Ribeiro graduated in Chemical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) in 1999. She completed her Ph.D. Thesis, entitled “Impregnated activated carbon filters. Their application in the removal of toxic gases and vapours by simultaneous adsorption and reaction”, at LSRE in April 2006. From 2006 to 2012, she was a Post-Doctoral Researcher in three European projects and in one project financed by industry (TOTAL). Since July 2012, she is an Associate Researcher at LSRE-LCM.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Cyclic adsorption/reaction processes
- PSA and SMB for olefins/paraffins separation
- PSA and ESA for CO2 capture
- PSA for H2 purification
- PSA for natural/bio gas purification

PATENTS

L. Francis, C. leroy, A. Fernandez, A.M.A.P. Ribeiro, J.C.G.F. Santos, A.E. Rodrigues, J.-S. Chang, U-H. Lee, Y.K. Hwang, J.-P. Bonne, Cyclical method of producing high-purity nitrogen and optionally a high purity hydrocarbon from a feedstock containing nitrogen and a hydrocarbon. PCT/FR2012/051623, July 2012. US Patent 14413867, February 2015. EU Patent 2869908, February 2015.
S. Rifflart, A.M.A.P. Ribeiro, J.C.G.F. Santos, A.E.Rodrigues, Low Energy Cyclic PSA Process. PCT/EP2012/05859, May 2012. US Patent 14118442, November 2013. EU Patent 2709746, December 2013.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

M.A. Moreira, A.M. Ribeiro, A.F.P. Ferreira, A.E. Rodrigues. Cryogenic pressure temperature swing adsorption process for natural gas upgrade. Separation and Purification Technology, 173, 339-356, 2017 I.B.R. Nogueira, A.M. Ribeiro, A.E. Rodrigues, J.M. Loureiro. Dynamics of a True Moving Bed separation process: Effect of operating variables on performance indicators using orthogonalization method. Computers & Chemical Engineering, 86, 5-17, 2016 M.C. Campo, A.M. Ribeiro, A.F.P. Ferreira, J.C. Santos, C. Lutz, J.M. Loureiro, A.E. Rodrigues. Carbon dioxide removal for methane upgrade by a VSA process using an improved 13X zeolite. Fuel Processing Technology, 143, 185-194, 2016 M.J. Regufe, J. Tamajon, A.M. Ribeiro, A. Ferreira, U.H. Lee, Y.K. Hwang, J.S. Chang, C. Serre, J.M. Loureiro, A.E. Rodrigues. Syngas Purification by Porous Amino-Functionalized Titanium Terephthalate MIL-125. Energy and Fuels, 29, 4654-4664, 2015 V.F.D. Martins, A.M. Ribeiro, M.G. Plaza, J.C. Santos, J.M. Loureiro, A.F.P. Ferreira, A.E. Rodrigues. Gas-phase simulated moving bed: Propane/propylene separation on 13X zeolite. Journal of Chromatography A, 1423, 136-148, 2015 A.M. Ribeiro, M.C. Campo, G. Narin, J.C. Santos, A. Ferreira, J.S. Chang, Y.K. Hwang, Y.K. Seo, U.H. Lee, J.M. Loureiro, A.E. Rodrigues. Pressure swing adsorption process for the separation of nitrogen and propylene with a MOF adsorbent MIL-100(Fe). Separation and Purification Technology, 110, 101-111, 2013 A.M. Ribeiro, C.A. Grande, F.V.S. Lopes, J.M. Loureiro, A.E. Rodrigues. A parametric study of layered bed PSA for hydrogen purification. Chemical Engineering Science, 63, 5258-5273, 2008

SELECTED PROJECTS

HyWATER - Treatment of contaminated drinking water using an hybrid low cost process. Reference: lnn-INDIGO/0003/2014. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia Starting Date: 2015/10/01. Duration: 36 months. Role: Researcher CO2 separation from natural gas at low temperature. Reference: Total FR00006986. Funded by: Total SA, France Starting Date: 2014/02/01. Duration: 17 months. New adsorption-based cyclic reaction-separation processes. Reference: EXCL/QEQ-PRS/0308/2012. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, EXCL - Linhas de Investigação de Excelência. Starting Date: 2012/12/31. Duration: 36 months. Role: Researcher MACADEMIA - MOFs as catalysts and adsorbents: Discovery and engineering of materials for industrial applications. Reference: FP7 228862. Funded by: European Comission, FP7 Project. Starting Date: 2009/06/30. Duration: 48 months. Role: Researcher
Ana Mafalda Ribeiro
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