NEWS

Ana Isabel Gomes wins the Best Short Oral Communication Award at SPEA10

June 4-8, 2018

Ana Isabel Gomes has received the award in recognition of her Best Short Oral Communication, attributed by the Scientific Committee of the 10th European meeting on Solar Chemistry and Photocatalysis: Environmental Applications (SPEA10), held at Almería - Spain on 4th-8th June 2018. The award comprises a certificate and a monetary prize, kindly sponsored by Catalysts (MDPI).

The communication presented at this conference "Cost-effective solar collector to promote photo-Fenton reactions" is a part of the work that is being developed in her doctoral research, performed at Associate Laboratory LSRE-LCM, supervised by Doctor Vítor Vilar, co-supervised by Doctor Rui Boaventura and Doctor Tânia Silva.

Ana Gomes is currently a PhD student (Doctoral Programme in Chemical and Biological Engineering), at LSRE-LCM, developing work related to the integration of biological and advanced oxidation process for the treatment of landfill leachates.

LA LSRE-LCM congratulates Ana Gomes for the award received for her PhD research work and oral communication at SPEA10!

Students from Escola Secundária Dr. Joaquim Gomes Ferreira Alves visited LSRE-LCM under the Project Water Circle

May 23, 2018

On the 23rd May 2018, a group of 26 young students (13-16 years old) from Escola Secundária Dr. Joaquim Gomes Ferreira Alves (ESDJGFA) visited the Associate Laboratory LSRE-LCM, invited and guided by Dr. Rita Ruivo Marques and Professor Joaquim Faria, with the support of Dr. Carla Orge and the PhD students Marta Barbosa and Nuno Moreira, at the laboratories.

This activity is part of the work developed by Dr. Rita Marques at ESDJGFA, with a group of 180 students from the 7th-9th grades, within the scope of her Post-Doctoral Project entitled Water Circle (WC), in collaboration with the Centre for Research and Intervention in Education (CIIE), with the co-supervision of Professor Isabel Menezes. The Water Circle is a joint project between the Faculty of Engineering (FEUP) and the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences (FPCEUP) of the University of Porto, consisting of an educational intervention in school context, dedicated to knowledge transfer and dissemination in the domain of water management and efficient usage.

During classroom sessions in the school, it was discussed with the students the problem boarded at one of LSRE-LCM’s recent publications on Advanced Oxidation Processes for catalytic water treatment to remove pharmaceutical contaminants (N.F.F. Moreira, C.A. Orge, A.R. Ribeiro, J.L. Faria, O.C. Nunes, M.F.R. Pereira, A.M.T. Silva. Fast mineralization and detoxification of amoxicillin and diclofenac by photocatalytic ozonation and application to an urban wastewater. Water Research, 87, 87-96, 2015).

The purpose of this visit was to show to the young students the work developed in this scope, since they can use this experience to discuss their proposals with specialists at the Fórum InvestigAmbiental2018, the final activity of the WC project for the current scholar year, that took place at their school on the 30th of May 2018. The guest speakers on this forum were from different spheres: Dr. Pedro Morais, member of the national political commission of the ecologist political party Pessoas-Animais-Natureza (PAN);  Arq. Valentim Miranda, the Environmental Councilor at Câmara Municipal de Vila Nova de Gaia; Dr. Miguel Lemos, the Executive Administrator of Águas Municipais de Gaia (Municipal WWTP); Eng. Marta Barbosa and Eng. Nuno Moreira, scientific researchers on water monitorization and remediation at LSRE-LCM (FEUP); Dr. Pedro Castro, Vice-President of the Parent’s Association of the Schools in Valadares (APEVA); Dr. Álvaro Santos, the ESDJGFA School Principal.

The events’ coverage was carried out by the local and national press, for the newspapers O Gaiense and Público, respectively.

LA LSRE-LCM wishes sucess to this project!


See the complete news about Fórum InvestigAmbiental2018 in the national press at Público:
https://www.publico.pt/2018/06/01/sociedade/reportagem/eles-sabem-como-salvar-a-agua-um-ecoponto-para-remedios-uma-lei-para-novos-poluentes-1832792

And at Notícias Universidade do Porto:
https://noticias.up.pt/investigadora-da-u-porto-ensina-jovens-a-gerir-melhor-a-agua/


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