Mariana Moreira graduated in Chemical Engineering at the Polytechnic of Oporto - School of Engineering (ISEP) in 2007. She received her Ph.D. degree in Chemical and Biological Engineering from the University of Porto in 2013, with the Ph.D. thesis entitled “Separation of Xylene Isomers with Metal-Organic Framework (MOF) Adsorbents”. Since 2013, she is a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Associate Laboratory LSRE-LCM, and her main activities continue to focus on the study and design of cyclic separation processes.

Supervisors: José Miguel Loureiro, Alírio Rodrigues

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 M.A. Moreira, A.F.P. Ferreira, J.C. Santos, J.M. Loureiro, A.E. Rodrigues. Hybrid process for o- and p-xylene production in aromatics plants. Chemical Engineering & Technology, 37, 1483-1492, 2014 M.S.P. Silva, M.A. Moreira, A.F.P. Ferreira, J.C. Santos, V. Silva, P.S. Gomes, M. Minceva, J.P.B. Mota, A.E. Rodrigues. Adsorbent Evaluation Based on Experimental Breakthrough Curves: Separation of p-Xylene from C8 Isomers. Chemical Engineering & Technology, 35, 1777-1785, 2012 M.A. Moreira, J.C. Santos, A.F.P. Ferreira, J.M. Loureiro, F. Ragon, P. Horcajada, P.G. Yot, C. Serre, A.E. Rodrigues. Effect of ethylbenzene in p-xylene selectivity of the porous titanium amino terephthalate MIL-125(Ti)_NH2. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 158, 229-234, 2012 M.A. Moreira, J.C. Santos, A.F.P. Ferreira, J.M. Loureiro, F. Ragon, P. Horcajada, P.G. Yot, C. Serre, A.E. Rodrigues. Toward Understanding the Influence of Ethylbenzene in p-Xylene Selectivity of the Porous Titanium Amino Terephthalate MIL-125(Ti): Adsorption Equilibrium and Separation of Xylene Isomers. Langmuir, 28, 3494-3502, 2012 M.A. Moreira, J.C. Santos, A.F.P. Ferreira, J.M. Loureiro, F. Ragon, P. Horcajada, K.-E. Shim, Y.-K. Hwang, U.H. Lee, J.-S. Chang, C. Serre, A.E. Rodrigues. Reverse Shape Selectivity in the Liquid-Phase Adsorption of Xylene Isomers in Zirconium Terephthalate MOF UiO-66. Langmuir, 28, 5715-5723, 2012 M.A. Moreira, J.C. Santos, A.F.P. Ferreira, U. Müller, N. Trukhan, J.M. Loureiro, A.E. Rodrigues. Selective liquid phase adsorption and separation of ortho-xylene with the microporous MIL-53(Al). Separation Science and Technology, 46, 1995-2003, 2011 M.A. Moreira, J.C. Santos, A.F.P. Ferreira, J.M. Loureiro, A.E. Rodrigues. Influence of the eluent in the MIL-53(Al) selectivity for xylene isomers separation. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 50, 7688-7695, 2011

SELECTED PROJECTS

CO2 separation from natural gas at low temperature. Reference: Total FR00006986. Funded by: Total SA, France Starting Date: 2014/02/01. Duration: 17 months. 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.
Mariana Moreira
Postdoctoral Researcher
mamoreira@fe.up.pt