NEWS

Maria José Lima PhD Thesis Defense

February 6, 2019

LSRE-LCM congratulates Maria José Bastos Pires de Lima for her PhD thesis defense on February 6th, 2019 at FEUP.

Maria José Lima finished her Doctoral Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, with the PhD thesis entitled "Selective photocatalytic conversions integrated on a continuous-flow microfluidic process" supervised by Associate Professor Joaquim Faria and co-supervised by Assistant Researcher Cláudia Silva and Assistant Professor Adrián Silva.

The staff and team of LA LSRE-LCM wish Maria José success for the beginning of the new professional stage!

LSRE-LCM researchers participated in organization of The Human Periodic Table

January 31, 2019

This year is “The International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements”, 150 years after its initial formation by the Russian physicist Dmitri Mendeleiev, by decision of UNESCO.

The first action pointed out the official international opening of the celebrations, it happened in emblematic Portuguese cities as Porto, Lisboa, Coimbra, Braga, Aveiro, Vila Real, Évora, Tomar, Funchal (Madeira), Covilhã, Faro e Castelo Branco.  In Porto it took place at Praça Almeida Garrett, in front of City Hall of Porto on January 29th, with the "construction" of a "Human Periodic Table". The initiative involved 1200 students from 16 schools in the Porto region and aimed to raise awareness among students and general public for the importance of this icon of Chemistry.

Members of LSRE-LCM and LEPABE of Faculty of Engineering of U.Porto (FEUP) have joined to Faculty of Sciences (FCUP) and Institute of Engineering of Porto (ISEP) to promote and participate in a series of commemorative activities always with the support and coordination of Portuguese Society of Chemistry.

To remember the 118 Chemical Elements of the Periodic Table listening the song created by AsapSCIENCE.com   https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=184&v=rz4Dd1I_fX0

More information about the first commemorative event at: https://noticias.up.pt/multimedia/u-porto-junta-alunos-do-secundario-em-tabela-periodica-humana-video/ and https://www.iypt2019.pt/agenda/event/410

National press divulgation: https://www.publico.pt/2019/01/29/ciencia/noticia/tabela-periodica-saltou-rua-vai-estar-ai-ano-1859897

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

BIOma - BIOeconomy integrated solutions for Mobilization of the Agrofood chain. Reference: POCI-01-0247-FEDER-046112. Funded by: ANI – Agência Nacional de Investigação, . Starting Date: 2020/07/01. Duration: 36 months.
RFProTex - Innovative Textiles for Radiofrequency Radiation Protection. Reference: POCI-01-0247-FEDER-39833. Funded by: ANI – Agência Nacional de Investigação, P2020|COMPETE - Projetos em Copromoção. Starting Date: 2019/11/01. Duration: 36 months.
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.
SED - Porous carbon materials for Solar photoElectrolytic Disinfection. Reference: 842988. Funded by: European Comission, H2020|ES|MSC - H2020|Excellence Science|Marie Curie. Starting Date: 2019/09/01. Duration: 36 months.

THESIS DEFENSES

Karen Giovanna Bastidas Gómez
Remediation of emergent contaminants using Metal Organic Frameworks immobilized onto Fique fibers
Ana Raquel Almeida Fernandes
Design of optical semiconductors optimized for photocatalytic organic synthesis
Kamila Wysoczanska
Solubility and partitioning of biomolecules. Experimental studies and modeling
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
Vanessa Filomena Duarte Martins
Light Olefin/Paraffin Separation By Cyclic Adsorption Processes
Marta Filipa Ferreira Pedrosa
Graphene-Based Catalytic Membranes for Water Treatment