LSRE-LCM congratulates Professor Alírio Rodrigues, Professor Filomena Barreiro, Doctor Paula Rodrigues Pinto, Doctor Carina Costa, Doctor Inês Mota and Doctor Isabel Fernandes for their recent book entitled An Integrated Approach for Added-Value Products from Lignocellulosic Biorefineries - Vanillin, Syringaldehyde, Polyphenols and Polyurethane.
This book offers the state of the art on the progress and accomplishments of 25 years of research at the Associate Laboratory LSRE-LCM - Laboratory of Separation and Reaction Engineering - Laboratory of Catalysis and Materials on lignin conversion to value-added products and their downstream separation. The authors present the integration of the valorisation pathways as an exclusive vision of LSRE-LCM resulting from hands-on experience on reaction and separation processes: the integrated process for lignin valorisation.
For those who are interested in this subject-matter of Lignocellulosic Biorefineries we advise the read of this book.
Full Book Reference:
A.E. Rodrigues, P.C.R Pinto, M.F. Barreiro, C.A.E. Costa, M.I.F. Mota, I. Fernandes. An Integrated Approach for Added-Value Products from Lignocellulosic Biorefineries. Springer International Publishing, 2018. eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-99313-3; Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-99312-6
Publisher link: https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319993126
Alírio Rodrigues, Emeritus Professor at the U. Porto was invited as Keynote Speaker on the 5th International Conference on Energy and Environment Research (ICEER 2018) that took place at Prague, Czech Republic during July 23-27, 2018.
This year edition of ICEER was organized by Science and Engineering Institute (SCIEI), co-organized by ISEP, sponsored by CIETI&LEPABE.
The lecture entitled "Valorization of Lignin: A Contribution to the Circular Economy in the Pulp Industry" was focused on the research group area Lignocellulosic Biorefinery lead by Prof. Alírio Rodrigues.
Prof. Alírio Rodrigues research areas of interest are:
- Cyclic Adsorption Processes: SMB; PSA; Electric Swing Adsorption ESA; Parametric pumping; Expanded bed adsorption for various separations: CO2 capture, olefins/paraffins, syngas, H2 purificarion, chiral separations, proteins separations; Perfusion chromatography.
- Process Intensification: Simulated Moving Bed Reactor (SMBR) and PermSMBR for the synthesis of acetals and green solvents; Sorption Enhanced Reaction Processes (SERP) for H2 production.
- Biorefineries: Lignin valorization to get vanillin; syringaldehyde & polyurethane.
- Perfume Engineering and Microencapsulation.
Other information about ICEER 2018 and previous editions: http://www.iceer.net/index.html