NEWS

Mixing 17 – 17th European Conference in Mixing

July 10, 2023

Organised by the European Federation of Chemical Engineering - Working Party on Mixing jointly with a team of researchers from the LSRE-LCM, FEUP, the 17th European Conference in Mixing, Mixing 17, took place from the 2nd to 5th July at Fundação Dr António Cupertino de Miranda.

Mixing 17 gathered more than 120 people with academic and industrial backgrounds who discussed the progress of mixing technology, research, and application in the process industries. The congress had 4 keynotes given by Harry Van den Akker (University of Limerick), Irina Ramos (AstraZeneca), Martina Micheletti (University College of London), and Bento Amaral (Universidade Católica Portuguesa), as well as 45 oral presentations and 40 posters.

Mixing awards were announced during the conference, where Alain Liné (Professor at INSA-Toulouse) was distinguished with the 2023 Alvin and Helen Nienow Lifetime Recognition Award and Margarida Brito (researcher at LSRE-LCM - FEUP) was awarded the 2023 EFCE Young Researcher Award in Mixing. The Young Programme closed Mixing 17. In this event the younger researchers had the opportunity to visit Colab Net4CO2 and the laboratories of LSRE-LCM at FEUP.

Mixing 18 will take place in 2026 at Limerick, Ireland.

Maria Eugénia Macedo honored in a leading Chemical Engineering journal

June 30, 2023

Maria Eugénia Macedo, professor of FEUP and member of ALiCE and LSRE-LCM, will celebrate next year 40 years since her PhD. To mark the date, and in recognition of the scientific contributions to the advancement of the field of thermodynamics, the prestigious Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data (JCED), of the American Chemical Society, will dedicate a special edition, scheduled to be published in the summer of 2024.

The Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data has been publishing several special editions dedicated to relevant topics in the field of Chemical Engineering, as well as honouring researchers who have made important contributions throughout their scientific careers. Maria Eugénia Macedo’s scientific research has significantly impacted the understanding and advancement of experimental measurement and thermodynamic modelling of thermophysical properties and phase equilibrium.

Submission of manuscripts for this next issue is open until December 1, 2023, focusing on the area of measurement/modelling of thermophysical properties and phase equilibrium.

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

PUBLICATIONS

J.L. Figueiredo. A Relevância da Indústria Química e o seu Contributo para a Sociedade. Princípia Editora, Lda., Cascais, 2022

APPROVED PROJECTS

ERA-ARE - A new ERA for Environmental Risk Assessment: Chirality as a tool towards environmentally safe pharmaceuticals. Reference: ERC - 101039270. Funded by: European Comission, Horizon Europe | ERC | STARTING GRANTS. Starting Date: 2023/03/01. Duration: 60 months.
F-CAT - A catalytic tool for the defluorination of PFAS in drinking water into degradable organics. Reference: 2022.03874.PTDC. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, . Starting Date: 2023/03/01. Duration: 18 months.
STAR - STereoselective environmental processes in Antibiotics: role for Resistance. Reference: 2022.02842.PTDC. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, . Starting Date: 2023/03/01. Duration: 36 months.
DRopH2O - Drinking water quality: early warning and removal of microcontaminants by innovative carbon-based materials. Reference: 2022.08738.PTDC. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, . Starting Date: 2023/03/01. Duration: 36 months.
SuN2Fuel - Photo-assisted production of green ammonia-based fuels. Reference: 2022.04682.PTDC. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, . Starting Date: 2023/03/01. Duration: 36 months.
CO2-to-CH4 - Cutting-edge solar-to-heat technology to foster photo-thermocatalytic CO2 methanation towards a climate-neutral economy. Reference: 2022.01176.PTDC. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, . Starting Date: 2023/03/01. Duration: 18 months.
H2O-3DCapture - Water harvesting – sustainable solution based on a gas-adsorption process using innovative 3D-printed hybrid materials. Reference: 2022.01973.PTDC. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, . Starting Date: 2023/03/01. Duration: 18 months.

THESIS DEFENSES

André Tiago Torres Pinto
Optimised 2D Carbon Materials Activated by Artificial Light and Electrical Current for Catalytic Water and Wastewater Treatment
Larissa Oliveira Paulista
Solar-Driven Thermo-Photocatalytic CO2 Valorisation into Value-Added Fuels
Isabel Sousa Fernandes
Multiphase Flow in NETmix: mixing studies and applications
Rute Agostinha Gomes Seabra
Separation of light hydrocarbons by Simulated Moving Bed
Rafael Gomes Morais
Noble-metal free carbon-based materials for energy conversion
Pedro Henrique Presumido
Membrane Processes for Tertiary Treatment of Urban Wastewaters: Photocatalytic Membrane Reactor and Ozone Membrane Reactor