NEWS

Best Oral and Poster Communications awards at CHEMPOR 2018

October 2-4, 2018

The 13th International Chemical and Biological Engineering Conference (ChemPor 2018) took place at Cultural and Congress Center of Aveiro from 2nd to 4th of October. The leading Portuguese event in Chemical and Biological Engineering Conference was organized by University of Aveiro and Ordem dos Engenheiros.

Associate Laboratory LSRE-LCM was strongly represented by 32 Researchers. During this International Conference, LSRE-LCM researchers presented 12 Oral Communications and 20 Posters Communications.

LSRE-LCM won 2 from a total of 3 Awards gave out by the Organizing Committee of ChemPor 2018!

Ana Catarina Moreira (PhD Student) has received the Best Oral Communication with her work “A novel continuous production of melamine based microcapsules with a skin-hydrating active principle for textile applications using the NETmix technology”. This work is a part of a co-promotion project called TexBioPro in partnership with University of Coimbra and the leader company, Devan Chemicals.

Joana Matos (Researcher Project) and Margarida Brito (PhD Student) have received the Best Poster Communication with their work “Lagrangian Mixing Simulation and Quantification of Scales”.

These awards comprise a certificate and a monetary prize.


LA LSRE-LCM congratulates the winners of the awards and also all the researchers who have participated at ChemPor 2018!


The Best Oral Communication ChemPor 2018:
A novel continuous production of melamine based microcapsules with a skin-hydrating active principle for textile applications using the NETmix technology
A. Moreira, Y.A. Manrique, J.C.B. Lopes, I.M. Martins, A.E. Rodrigues, M.M. Dias

The Best Poster Communication ChemPor 2018:
Lagrangian Mixing Simulation and Quantification of Scales
J. Matos, M.S.C.A. Brito, M.M. Dias, J.C.B. Lopes, R.J. Santos

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