NEWS

LSRE-LCM STAFF 

November 9, 2020

In the last 6 calls for Assistant Professor positions at DEQ/FEUP, LSRE-LCM researchers were selected in 4.

Alexandre Ferreira and Cláudia Silva signed today the respective contracts, Ana Mafalda Ribeiro in 2019 and Adrián Silva in 2018.

Ricardo Santos signed a contract as permanent Assistant Researcher in 2020.

These accomplishments show the high level of research and the quality of individual researchers at LSRE-LCM and reinforce LSRE-LCM perspectives for the future.

Congratulations (some a little delayed) to all!

Joana Matos participated in meeting 'Advanced Computing Portugal 2030: Progress achieved and new challenges' by FCT invitation

November 4, 2020

Joana Matos, PhD student at LSRE-LCM, was invited for a round table of the meeting organized by the FCT: Advanced Computing Portugal 2030: Progress achieved and new challenges.

This meeting aimed at debating the national supercomputing strategy, the current status of the utilization of the supercomputer at Minho and the roadmap for the FCT/MACC  – Minho Advanced Computing Center and the Portuguese participation in the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking– European High Performance Computing. Among others, the meeting had interventions from the Minister of Science Manuel Heitor, the European Commission Deputy Director General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology Khalil Rouhana, the director of FCT program INCoDe2030 Nuno Freixa Rodrigues, and the Director of MACC Rui Oliveira.

LSRE-LCM has been actively engaged in the utilization of supercomputing resources, since its origins, and it shares the vision that the future of chemical engineering science in Europe is strongly dependant on the success of this initiative.


RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

PUBLICATIONS

A.C.G. Moreira, Y.A. Manrique, I.M. Martins, I.P. Fernandes, A.E. Rodrigues, J.C.B. Lopes, M.M. Dias. Continuous Production of Melamine-Formaldehyde Microcapsules Using a Mesostructured Reactor. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 59, 18510−18519, 2020
I.D.B. Segundo, F.C. Moreira, T.F.C.V. Silva, A.D. Webler, R.A.R. Boaventura, V.J.P. Vilar. Development of a treatment train for the remediation of a hazardous industrial waste landfill leachate: A big challenge. Science of The Total Environment, 741, 140165, 2020
A. Zanias, Z. Frontistis, J. Vakros, O.S. Arvaniti, R.S. Ribeiro, A.M.T. Silva, J.L. Faria, H.T. Gomes, D. Mantzavinos. Degradation of methylparaben by sonocatalysis using a Co–Fe magnetic carbon xerogel. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 64, 105045, 2020
A. Sharkawy, Ma.F. Barreiro, A.E. Rodrigues. Chitosan-based Pickering emulsions and their applications: A review. Carbohydrate Polymers, 250, 116885, 2020
P. Velho, P.F. Requejo, E. Gómez, E.A. Macedo. Novel ethyl lactate based ATPS for the purification of rutin and quercetin. Separation and Purification Technology, 252, 117447, 2020
A.G. Rios, A.M. Ribeiro, A.E. Rodrigues, A.F.P. Ferreira. Bovine serum albumin and myoglobin separation by size exclusion SMB. Journal of Chromatography A, 1628, 461431, 2020
A.S.G.G. Santos, C. A. Orge, O.S.G.P. Soares, M.F.R. Pereira. 4-Nitrobenzaldehyde removal by catalytic ozonation in the presence of CNT. Journal of Water Process Engineering, 38, 101573, 2020
R.A. Fernandes, M.J. Sampaio, G. Martins, G. Dražić, J.L. Faria, C.G. Silva. Efficient removal of parabens from real water matrices by a highly stable metal-free photocatalyst. Science of The Total Environment, 716, 135346, 2020
P. Carmo, A.M. Ribeiro, A.E. Rodrigues, A. Ferreira. Recovery of vinyl chloride from by‐streams of polyvinyl chloride production by TPSA in a multitubular adsorber. AICHE Journal, 66, e16899, 2020

APPROVED PROJECTS

NanoCatRed - Novel metallic NANOparticles on NANOstructured supports for oxyanion CATalytic REDuction in water. Reference: NORTE-01-0247-FEDER-045925. Funded by: ANI – Agência Nacional de Investigação, P2020|COMPETE - Projetos em Copromoção. Starting Date: 2020/06/01. Duration: 36 months.
LIMEX - Innovative Membrane Extraction of Lithium for Spent Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling. 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.
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

Nuno Filipe Figueiredo Moreira
Advanced wastewater treatment: organic micropollutants, human pathogens and antibiotic resistance genes
Elson Dinis Gomes
Development of a continuous process for the production of vanillin and syringaldehyde from kraft black liquor
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
Maria João Barbosa Regufe
CO₂ Capture from Flue Gases by Electric Swing Adsorption