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Project CONSERVAL: Valorization of By-Products and Wastewater from the Canning Industry in POCTEP Area

October 17, 2019

Announcement Opening Event: PROJECT CONSERVAL 

Save the date: October 17, 2019 at FEUP - Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto 

CONSERVAL is a collaborative project between Spain and Portugal funded under the INTERREG V-A Spain-Portugal 2014-2020 Program (POCTEP). This project intends to create value from by-products and wastewater from the canning sector in Galicia and Northern Portugal, thus contributing to a circular economy and an innovative model that integrates all actors in the value chain.

The event is aimed to all canning industries of Euroregion of Galicia and Northern Portugal, that are interested in innovative technologies for the transformation of waste streams into products with high added value and high business potential, which reduce the environmental impact and improve competitiveness.


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CONSERVAL é um projecto de colaboração entre Espanha e Portugal financiado no âmbito do Programa INTERREG V-A Espanha-Portugal 2014-2020 (POCTEP), que pretende valorizar os subprodutos e águas residuais do sector das conservas na Galiza e Norte de Portugal, contribuindo assim para uma economia circular e um modelo inovador que integra todos os agentes da cadeia de valor.

O evento é dirigido a todas as empresas conserveiras da Eurorregião da Galiza e do Norte de Portugal interessadas em tecnologias inovadoras para a transformação das correntes de resíduos em produtos de alto valor acrescentado e com elevado potencial de negócio, que reduzam o impacto ambiental e melhorem a competitividade.


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Francesco Biancullo PhD thesis defense

October 11, 2019

LSRE-LCM congratulates Francesco Biancullo for his PhD thesis defense on October 11th, 2019 at FEUP.

Francesco Biancullo finished the Doctoral Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, with the PhD thesis entitled "Lab to Pilot-Scale Photocatalytic Treatment of Antibiotics, Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria and Antibiotic Resistance Genes" supervised by Prof. Adrián Silva and co-supervised by Prof. Joaquim Faria and Eng. Sérgio Castro-Silva (from Adventech).

The staff and team of LSRE-LCM congratulate Francesco for the conclusion of this important academic step and wish success for the new professional stage!

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

PUBLICATIONS

M.J. Regufe, A.M. Ribeiro, A.F.P. Ferreira, A. Rodrigues. CO2 Storage on Zeolites and Other Adsorbents. In Nanoporous Materials for Gas Storage - Green Energy and Technology, pp. 359-381, K. Kaneko, F. Rodríguez-Reinoso (Eds), Springer, Singapore, 2019
G. Ruphuy, J.C. Lopes, M.M. Dias, M.F. Barreiro. New insights into nano-hydroxyapatite/Chitosan (n-HAp/CS) hybrid materials for bone tissue regeneration. In Materials for Biomedical Engineering: Nanobiomaterials in Tissue Engineering, Ch. 11, A.M. Holban, A. Grumezescu,, Academic Press - Elsevier, 2019
O. Rodríguez, E. Gómez, N. Calvar, E.A. Macedo. Equilibrium in Electrolyte Systems. In Thermodynamics of Phase Equilibria in Food Engineering, Ch. 13, pp. 529-562, C.G. Pereira, Academic Press - Elsevier, 2019
J.C.A. Espíndola, R.O. Cristóvão, A. Mendes, R.A.R. Boaventura, V.J.P. Vilar. Photocatalytic membrane reactor performance towards oxytetracycline removal from synthetic and real matrices: Suspended vs immobilized TiO2-P25. Chemical Engineering Journal, 378, 122114, 2019
A.M. Gorito, M.O. Barbosa, C.M.R. Almeida, M.F.R. Pereira, A.M.T. Silva, A.R.L. Ribeiro. Quenchers in advanced oxidation technologies for analysis of micropollutants by liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry: Sodium sulphite or catalase?. Science of The Total Environment, 692, 995-1004, 2019
R.S. Arafah, A.E Ribeiro, A.E. Rodrigues, L.S. Pais. Improving the performance of nadolol stereoisomers’ preparative separation using Chiralpak IA by SMB chromatography. Chirality, 31, 62-71, 2019
N.F.F. Moreira, M.J. Sampaio, A.R. Ribeiro, C.G. Silva, J.L. Faria, A.M.T. Silva. Metal-free g-C3N4 photocatalysis of organic micropollutants in urban wastewater under visible light. Applied Catalysis B, 248, 184-192, 2019
M.I.F. Mota, S. Barbosa, P.C.R. Pinto, A.M. Ribeiro, A. Ferreira, J.M. Loureiro, A.E. Rodrigues. Adsorption of vanillic and syringic acids onto a macroporous polymeric resin and recovery with ethanol:water (90:10 %V/V) solution. Separation and Purification Technology, 217, 108-117, 2019
N. Rey-Raap, M. Enterria, J.I. Martins, M.F.R. Pereira, J.L. Figueiredo. Influence of multiwalled carbon nanotubes as additives in biomass-derived carbons for supercapacitor applications. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 11, 6066-6077, 2019

APPROVED PROJECTS

VERPRAZ - Valorização Energética e tratamento de Resíduos da Produção do azeite. Reference: NORTE-01-0247-FEDER-39789. Funded by: ANI – Agência Nacional de Investigação, P2020|COMPETE - Projetos em Copromoção. Starting Date: 2019/11/01. Duration: 36 months.
LIMEX - Innovative Membrane Extraction of Lithiumfor Spent. 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.
0725_NOR_WATER_1_P - Poluentes emergentes nas águas da Galiza-Norte de Portugal: novas ferramentas para gestão de risco. Reference: 0725_NOR_WATER_1_P. Funded by: Autoridade de Gestão do Programa Operacional de Cooperação Transfronteiriça Espanha-Portugal, Programa Operacional de Cooperação Transfronteiriça Espanha-Portugal. Starting Date: 2019/04/01. Duration: 33 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

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
Batuira Martins da Costa Filho
Intensification of Heterogeneous Photocatalytic Processes using the NETmix mili-photoreactor for VOCs Oxidation at Gas Phase
Maria João Barbosa Regufe
CO₂ Capture from Flue Gases by Electric Swing Adsorption
Maria José Bastos Pires de Lima
Selective photocatalytic conversions integrated on a continuous-flow microfluidic process