José A. C. Silva is Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Institute Polytechnic of Bragança since 1998. He received his graduation in 1994 and Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering in 1998 at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto. His research interests are in adsorption and adsorption separation processes.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Adsorption engineering
Octane improvement of gasoline
Carbon capture
Biogas purification
Hydrogen and methane storage

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

J.A.C. Silva, A.F. Cunha, K. Schumann, A.E. Rodrigues. Binary adsorption of CO2/CH4 in binderless beads of 13X zeolite. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 187, 100-107, 2014 P.A.P. Mendes, P. Horcajada, S. Rives, H. Ren, A.E. Rodrigues, T. Devic, E. Magnier, P. Trens, H. Jobic, J. Ollivier, G. Maurin, C. Serre, J.A.C. Silva. A complete separation of hexane isomers by a functionalized flexible metal organic framework. Advanced Functional Materials, 24, 7666-7673, 2014 P.S. Bárcia, D. Guimarães, P.A.P. Mendes, J.A.C. Silva, V. Guillerm, H. Chevreau, C. Serre, A.E. Rodrigues. Reverse shape selectivity in the adsorption of hexane and xylene isomers in MOF UiO-66. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 139, 67-73, 2011 P.S. Barcia, J.A.C. Silva, A.E. Rodrigues. Octane Upgrading of C5/C6 Light Naphtha by Layered Pressure Swing Adsorption. Energy Fuels, 24, 5116–5130, 2010 P.S. Bárcia, A. Ferreira, J. Gascon, S. Aguado, J.A.C. Silva, A.E. Rodrigues, F. Kapteijn. Zeolite Beta membranes for the separation of hexane isomers. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 128, 194-202, 2010 L. Bastin, P.S. Bárcia, E.J. Hurtado, J.A.C. Silva, A.E. Rodrigues, B. Chen. A microporous metal-organic framework for separation of CO2/N2 and CO2/CH4 by fixed-bed adsorption. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 112, 1575-1581, 2008 P.S. Bárcia, J.A.C. Silva, A.E. Rodrigues. Adsorption equilibrium and kinetics of branched hexane isomers in pellets of BETA zeolite. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 79, 145-163, 2005

SELECTED PROJECTS

TIP_MOFs - Upgrading of Total Isomerization Processes with Metal-Organic Frameworks. Reference: PTDC/QEQ-PRS/3599/2014. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, P2020|COMPETE - Projetos em Todos os Domínios Científicos. Starting Date: 2016/07/01. Duration: 36 months. Role: Coordinator TIPMEM - Total Isomerization processes with zeolitic membranes for the octane improvement of gasoline. Reference: PTDC/EQU-EQU/69731/2006. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I&DT - Projectos de I&DT em Todos os Domínios Científicos. Starting Date: 2008/01/06. Duration: 36 months. Role: Coordinator Al_GAR - Study of the dehydration and allicin's level of garlic. Reference: POCTI/AGG/45674/2002. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I&DT - Projectos de I&DT em Todos os Domínios Científicos. Starting Date: 2004/01/01. Duration: 36 months. Role: Coordinator BETA_HEX - Separation of branched hexane isomers with zeolite BETA. Reference: POCTI/EQU/60828/2004. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I&DT - Projectos de I&DT em Todos os Domínios Científicos. Starting Date: 2005/01/01. Duration: 36 months. Role: Coordinator
José António Silva
Professor Adjunto
jsilva@ipb.pt