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"Catálise@FEUP", the new book by Prof. José Luís Figueiredo

July 2, 2020

LSRE-LCM congratulates Professor José Luís Figueiredo for his new book entitled “Catálise@FEUP” (in portuguese), just published by FEUP Publications in the Series “FEUP History”.

Catalysis played an essential role in the development of the chemical industry throughout the 20th century. The use of catalysts provides for more efficient synthesis routes in terms of atom economy and minimization of wastes (one of the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry). Catalysts are also expected to play a major role in the transition to a sustainable economy based on the use of renewable energy and raw materials. In Portugal, this important subject was absent from the syllabus of Chemical Engineering before the 1970’s.

In 1975, after obtaining his PhD in the UK (Imperial College, London), the author created a research line in catalysis at FEUP, which was at the origin of the Laboratory of Catalysis and Materials (LCM), a research group that is currently incorporated into the Associate Laboratory LSRE-LCM

The book Catalysis@FEUP describes the 45-year journey of this research group, highlighting the advanced training and research activities it promoted in the field of catalysis, and their impact and relevance in the national context.

The book can be downloaded (open access) from the link: 
https://doi.org/10.24840/978-972-752-268-2


Full Book Reference:

José Luís Figueiredo, Catálise@FEUP. FEUP Publications, 2020, Porto, Portugal. eBook ISBN: 978-972-752-268-2. DOI: 10.24840/978-972-752-2.

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

PUBLICATIONS

D.S.M. Constantino, R.P.V. Faria, A.M. Ribeiro, A. E. Rodrigues. Pervaporation and Sorption Enhanced Reactive Cyclic Processes: The Butyl Acrylate Case Study. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 59, 2817-2827, 2020
R.G. Morais, N. Rey-Raap, J.L. Figueiredo, M.F.R. Pereira. Highly electroactive N–Fe hydrothermal carbons and carbon nanotubes for the oxygen reduction reaction. Journal of Energy Chemistry, 50, 260-270, 2020
L.O. Paulista, R.A.R. Boaventura, V.J.P. Vilar, A.L.N. Pinheiro, R.J.E. Martins. Enhancing methane yield from crude glycerol anaerobic digestion by coupling with ultrasound or A. niger/E. coli biodegradation. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 27, 1461–1474, 2020
M. Pedrosa, E.S. Da Silva, L.M. Pastrana-Martínez, G. Drazic, P. Falaras, J.L. Faria, J.L. Figueiredo, A.M.T. Silva. Hummers’ and Brodie's graphene oxides as photocatalysts for phenol degradation. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 567, 243-255, 2020
E.D. Gomes, A.E. Rodrigues. Recovery of vanillin from kraft lignin depolymerization with water as desorption eluent. Separation and Purification Technology, 239, 116551, 2020
A. Sharkawy, FM. Casimiro, M.F. Barreiro, A.E. Rodrigues. Enhancing trans-resveratrol topical delivery and photostability through entrapment in chitosan/gum Arabic Pickering emulsions. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 147, 150-159, 2020
M.P. Silva, A.M. Ribeiro, C.G. Silva, G. Narin, I.B.R. Nogueira, U-H. Lee, J.L. Faria, J.M. Loureiro, J-S. Chang, A.E. Rodrigues, A.F.P. Ferreira. Water vapor harvesting by a (P)TSA process with MIL-125(Ti)_NH2 as adsorbent. Separation and Purification Technology, 237, 116336, 2020
A.M.A. Pintor, B.R.C. Vieira, R.A.R. Boaventura, C.M.S. Botelho. Removal of antimony from water by iron-coated cork granulates. Separation and Purification Technology, 233, 116020, 2020
M.S.C.A. Brito, M.M.Dias, R.J.Santos, J.C.B.Lopes, C.P.Fonte. Fully resolved modelling and simulation of micromixing in confined impinging jets. Chemical Engineering Science, 211, 115299, 2020

APPROVED PROJECTS

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.
NOR_WATER - 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

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
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