NEWS

Lucília Ribeiro wins the Best Doctoral Thesis in Catalysis - Ramôa Ribeiro Award

June 18, 2018

Lucília Ribeiro has received the Best Doctoral Thesis in Catalysis - Ramôa-Ribeiro Award for her PhD thesis entitled "Catalytic conversion of lignocellulosic biomass by hydrolytic hydrogenation", supervised by Fernando Pereira, co-supervised by José Órfão and developed at Associate Laboratory LSRE-LCM.

This prize was awarded by the Division of Catalysis and Porous Materials (DCMP) of the Portuguese Chemical Society (SPQ) to one of its members newly doctorate.

The winner will present an oral communication at the Ramôa Ribeiro Session, part of the XXVI Iberian-American Catalysis Congress, that will be held in Coimbra on 9th-14th September 2018.

Lucilia is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at LSRE-LCM working on the area of synthesis of fine chemical products with high-value from the catalytic conversion lignocellulosic biomass.

Once again LSRE-LCM congratulates Lucília for the award!

See the official communication by Portuguese Chemical Society:
http://www.spq.pt/news/prmio-melhor-tese-de-doutoramento-em-catlise-rama-ribeiro


"Senior Researcher FISOCAT 2018" Award

June 12, 2018

Associate Laboratory LSRE-LCM has the honour and pleasure to announce that Professor Emeritus José Luís Figueiredo was the winner of the "Senior Researcher FISOCAT 2018" Award.

This prize is awarded in recognition for major contributions in the area of catalysis and surface chemistry, that has been validated worldwide.

The award includes an invitation to present a Plenary Lecture on a topic in catalysis at the XXVI Ibero-American Congress of Catalysis (CICat 2018) that will be held in Coimbra on 9th-14th September 2018.

LSRE-LCM team and staff congratulate Professor José Luís Figueiredo for this recognition!

See the official communication by Portuguese Chemical Society: https://www.spq.pt/news/prmio-investigador-snior-fisocat-2018-atribudo-a-jos-lus-figueiredo

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

PUBLICATIONS

R.G. Morais, N. Rey-Raap, R.S. Costa, C. Pereira, A. Guedes, J.L. Figueiredo, M.F.R. Pereira. Hydrothermal Carbon/Carbon Nanotube Composites as Electrocatalysts for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction. Journal of Composites Science, 4, 20-34, 2020
C.A.L. Graça, R.B. Lima, M.F.R. Pereira, A.M.T. Silva, A. Ferreira. Intensification of the ozone-water mass transfer in an oscillatory flow reactor with innovative design of periodic constrictions: Optimization and application in ozonation water treatment. Chemical Engineering Journal, 389, 124412, 2020
L.O. Paulista, R.A.R. Boaventura, V.J.P. Vilar, A.L.N. Pinheiro, R.J.E. Martins. Enhancing methane yield from crude glycerol anaerobic digestion by coupling with ultrasound or A. niger/E. coli biodegradation. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 27, 1461–1474, 2020
E.D. Gomes, A.E. Rodrigues. Recovery of vanillin from kraft lignin depolymerization with water as desorption eluent. Separation and Purification Technology, 239, 116551, 2020
A. Sharkawy, FM. Casimiro, M.F. Barreiro, A.E. Rodrigues. Enhancing trans-resveratrol topical delivery and photostability through entrapment in chitosan/gum Arabic Pickering emulsions. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 147, 150-159, 2020
I.B.R. Nogueiraa, V.Viena, A.E. Rodrigues, J.M. Loureiro,A.M. Ribeiro. Dynamics of a True Moving Bed Reactor: Synthesis of nPropyl Propionate and an alternative optimization method. Chemical Engineering & Processing: Process Intensification, 148, 107821, 2020
M.P. Silva, A.M. Ribeiro, C.G. Silva, G. Narin, I.B.R. Nogueira, U-H. Lee, J.L. Faria, J.M. Loureiro, J-S. Chang, A.E. Rodrigues, A.F.P. Ferreira. Water vapor harvesting by a (P)TSA process with MIL-125(Ti)_NH2 as adsorbent. Separation and Purification Technology, 237, 116336, 2020
A.M.A. Pintor, B.R.C. Vieira, R.A.R. Boaventura, C.M.S. Botelho. Removal of antimony from water by iron-coated cork granulates. Separation and Purification Technology, 233, 116020, 2020
M.S.C.A. Brito, M.M.Dias, R.J.Santos, J.C.B.Lopes, C.P.Fonte. Fully resolved modelling and simulation of micromixing in confined impinging jets. Chemical Engineering Science, 211, 115299, 2020

APPROVED PROJECTS

LIMEX - Innovative Membrane Extraction of Lithium for Spent Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling. Reference: ERA-MIN/0004/2018. Funded by: , . Starting Date: 2019/09/01. Duration: 36 months.
NOR_WATER - 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, . 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: , . Starting Date: 2018/09/01. Duration: 36 months.

THESIS DEFENSES

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
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