NEWS

NanoPurAsp Project featured in Newsletter nº 276 of Compete 2020

November 30, 2020

The NanoPurAsp project - Development of sustainable nanomaterials for the purification of antileukemic drugs (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-031268), coordinated by CICECO - University of Aveiro (Doctor Ana Paula Tavares) in collaboration with LSRE-LCM/FEUP (Cláudia G. Silva and Joaquim L. Faria) and São Paulo State University (Professor Valéria Ebinuma) was featured in Newsletter nº 276 of Compete 2020.

The NanoPurAsp focuses on the production of L-asparaginase by fermentation and the development of an economically viable and sustainable process of purification of this biopharmaceutical used in the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), malignant blood disease and one of the common types of cancer in children. 

Full article: https://www.compete2020.gov.pt/noticias/detalhe/31268-NanoPurAsp-NL29102020

More info:
https://www.facebook.com/Compete2020.eufunds/posts/3490330944415572
https://www.ua.pt/pt/noticias/9/64696 


Kamila Wysoczanska PhD thesis defense

November 25, 2020

LSRE-LCM congratulates Kamila Wysoczanska for her PhD thesis defense on November 25th, 2020.

Kamila Wysoczanska finished the Doctoral Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, with the PhD thesis entitled "Solubility and partitioning of biomolecules. Experimental studies and modeling" supervised by Professor Eugénia Macedo and co-supervised by Doctor Elena Gómez Costas.

The staff and team of LSRE-LCM wish Kamila success for the new professional stage that will begin!

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

PUBLICATIONS

A.C.G. Moreira, Y.A. Manrique, I.M. Martins, I.P. Fernandes, A.E. Rodrigues, J.C.B. Lopes, M.M. Dias. Continuous Production of Melamine-Formaldehyde Microcapsules Using a Mesostructured Reactor. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 59, 18510−18519, 2020
I.D.B. Segundo, F.C. Moreira, T.F.C.V. Silva, A.D. Webler, R.A.R. Boaventura, V.J.P. Vilar. Development of a treatment train for the remediation of a hazardous industrial waste landfill leachate: A big challenge. Science of The Total Environment, 741, 140165, 2020
A. Zanias, Z. Frontistis, J. Vakros, O.S. Arvaniti, R.S. Ribeiro, A.M.T. Silva, J.L. Faria, H.T. Gomes, D. Mantzavinos. Degradation of methylparaben by sonocatalysis using a Co–Fe magnetic carbon xerogel. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 64, 105045, 2020
A. Sharkawy, Ma.F. Barreiro, A.E. Rodrigues. Chitosan-based Pickering emulsions and their applications: A review. Carbohydrate Polymers, 250, 116885, 2020
P. Velho, P.F. Requejo, E. Gómez, E.A. Macedo. Novel ethyl lactate based ATPS for the purification of rutin and quercetin. Separation and Purification Technology, 252, 117447, 2020
A.G. Rios, A.M. Ribeiro, A.E. Rodrigues, A.F.P. Ferreira. Bovine serum albumin and myoglobin separation by size exclusion SMB. Journal of Chromatography A, 1628, 461431, 2020
A.S.G.G. Santos, C. A. Orge, O.S.G.P. Soares, M.F.R. Pereira. 4-Nitrobenzaldehyde removal by catalytic ozonation in the presence of CNT. Journal of Water Process Engineering, 38, 101573, 2020
R.A. Fernandes, M.J. Sampaio, G. Martins, G. Dražić, J.L. Faria, C.G. Silva. Efficient removal of parabens from real water matrices by a highly stable metal-free photocatalyst. Science of The Total Environment, 716, 135346, 2020
P. Carmo, A.M. Ribeiro, A.E. Rodrigues, A. Ferreira. Recovery of vinyl chloride from by‐streams of polyvinyl chloride production by TPSA in a multitubular adsorber. AICHE Journal, 66, e16899, 2020

APPROVED PROJECTS

NanoCatRed - Novel metallic NANOparticles on NANOstructured supports for oxyanion CATalytic REDuction in water. Reference: NORTE-01-0247-FEDER-045925. Funded by: ANI – Agência Nacional de Investigação, P2020|COMPETE - Projetos em Copromoção. Starting Date: 2020/06/01. Duration: 36 months.
LIMEX - Innovative Membrane Extraction of Lithium for Spent Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling. Reference: ERA-MIN/0004/2018. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, ERA-NET - European Research Area networks. Starting Date: 2019/09/01. Duration: 36 months.
Valor Natural - Natural Resources through the Extraction of High Added Value Ingredients for Applications in the Food Industry. Reference: NORTE-01-0247-FEDER-024479. Funded by: ANI – Agência Nacional de Investigação, P2020|COMPETE - Programas Mobilizadores. Starting Date: 2018/09/01. Duration: 36 months.

THESIS DEFENSES

Nuno Filipe Figueiredo Moreira
Advanced wastewater treatment: organic micropollutants, human pathogens and antibiotic resistance genes
Elson Dinis Gomes
Development of a continuous process for the production of vanillin and syringaldehyde from kraft black liquor
Francesco Biancullo
Lab to Pilot-Scale Photocatalytic Treatment of Antibiotics, Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria and Antibiotic Resistance Genes
Dânia Sofia Martins Constantino
Process Intensification for Butyl Acrylate Synthesis based on Sorption-Enhanced Reaction and Pervaporation-based Hybrid Processes
Vanessa Filomena Duarte Martins
Light Olefin/Paraffin Separation By Cyclic Adsorption Processes
Marta Filipa Ferreira Pedrosa
Graphene-Based Catalytic Membranes for Water Treatment
Shi Qian
New Processes and Adsorbents for p-Xylene production
Maria João Barbosa Regufe
CO₂ Capture from Flue Gases by Electric Swing Adsorption