NEWS

ALiCE kick-off meeting

January 21, 2022

The kick-off meeting of ALiCE, the recently created Associate Laboratory in Chemical Engineering, took place on January 21st, at FEUP Main Auditorium. During the event, ALiCE members and invitees got to know ALiCE main objectives and mission and its organisation in research thematic lines.

The ALiCE consortium, is composed by LEPABE, LSRE-LCM and CEFT, three R&D Units based at the Department of Chemical Engineering at FEUP. The Associate Laboratory status is attributed, through highly competitive calls, to institutions or consortia of scientific institutions that make institutional commitments to carry out the country's scientific and technological policy objectives.

Prof. Pedro Rodrigues (Vice-Rector of U.Porto), Prof. João Falcão e Cunha (Director of FEUP) and Prof. Nuno Rodrigues (Vice-Director of IPLeiria) were present at the meeting and addressed ALiCE members with kind and motivational words. ALiCE is thankful for all the support from U.Porto and FEUP in achieving this goal.

ALiCE team is proud of the accomplishments made so far and wishes all the success for ALiCE members in the future!

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

PUBLICATIONS

M. S. C. A. Brito, R. J. Santos, M. M. Dias, J. C. B. Lopes, C. P. Fonte. Striation Thickness Distribution in Split-and-Recombine Mixers in the Stokes Regime. Chemical Engineering and Processing - Process Intensification. Chemical Engineering and Processing - Process Intensification, 170, 108714, 2022

APPROVED PROJECTS

CM4Methane - Unravelling the role of conductive materials in the acceleration of methane production from waste in anaerobic digestion processes. Reference: PTDC/BTA-BTA/2249/2021. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, . Starting Date: 2022/01/01. Duration: 36 months.
LigTech - Cutting-Edge PhotoElectroCatalytic Technology for Lignin Recovery. Reference: EXPL/EQU-EQU/0216/2021. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, PeX - Projetos de investigação de caráter exploratório. Starting Date: 2022/01/01. Duration: 18 months.
SERPIC - Sustainable Electrochemical Reduction of contaminants of emerging concern and Pathogens in WWTP effluent for Irrigation of Crops. Reference: Aquatic/0002/2020. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, ERA-NET - European Research Area networks. Starting Date: 2021/09/01. Duration: 36 months.
ClimActiC - Citizenship for Climate: Building Bridges between Citizenship and Science for Climate Adaptation. Reference: NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000071. Funded by: Agência para o Desenvolvimento e Coesão, I.P., PORTUGAL2020 - PORTUGAL2020. Starting Date: 2021/07/01. Duration: 24 months.
Healthy Waters - Identification, Elimination, Social Awareness and Education of Water Chemical and Biological Micropollutants with Health and Environmental Implications. Reference: NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000069. Funded by: CCDR-N - Comissão de Coordenação e Desenvolvimento Regional do Norte, P2020|Norte2020 - Projetos Integrados ICDT. Starting Date: 2021/04/01. Duration: 24 months.
BiCat4Energy - Carbon-based noble metal-free bifunctional electrocatalyst for renewable energy production: Improving the Unitized Regenerative Fuel Cell. Reference: PTDC/EQU-EQU/1707/2020. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, . Starting Date: 2021/03/01. Duration: 36 months.
ENANTIOTOX - Enantioselective ecotoxicity and bioaccumulation of psychoactive substances. Reference: PTDC/CTA-AMB/6686/2020. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, . Starting Date: 2021/03/01. Duration: 36 months.
Cat4GtL - Continous Catalytic reactor for the Gas-to-Liquid process using NETmix technology. Reference: POCI-01-0247-FEDER-069953. Funded by: ANI – Agência Nacional de Investigação, . Starting Date: 2020/09/01. Duration: 36 months.
BIOma - BIOeconomy integrated solutions for Mobilization of the Agrofood chain. Reference: POCI-01-0247-FEDER-046112. Funded by: ANI – Agência Nacional de Investigação, . Starting Date: 2020/07/01. Duration: 36 months.

THESIS DEFENSES

Asma Mohamad Abdallah Sharkawy
Novel chitosan-based Pickering emulsions as green encapsulation systems and delivery vehicles of bioactive agents
Carlos Vega Aguilar
Production of C4 Dicarboxylic Acids from Lignin Oxidation
Andreia Sofia Silva Ribeiro
Nanohydroxyapatite Pickering emulsions: from product development to functional ingredients in food applications
Hugo Alexandre Mendes Bacelo
Tannin resins from maritime pine bark as adsorbents for water treatment and recovery of substances
Paulo Miguel Oliveira Cardoso do Carmo
Separation and Recovery of Monomers in Industrial Streams by Adsorption
Ana Catarina Godinho Moreira
Continuous production of microparticles for textile applications using NETmix, a mesostructured reactor
Jéssica Antunes Xavier
Granulação e estabilidade de lodo granular aeróbio desenvolvido em reatores em bateladas sequenciais operados em diferentes condições operacionais
Inalmar Dantas Barbosa Segundo
Multistage treatment system for leachates from industrial hazardous and non-hazardous waste landfills
Marta Sofia Oliveira Barbosa
Multi-layer carbon cartridges for determination of EU multi-class organic micropollutants
Márcia Patrícia Cardoso da Silva
Water Harvesting by Adsorption Based Processes on MOFs
Margarida Sarmento Cunha Abrunhosa de Brito
Mixing Mechanisms in 2D Reactors