NEWS

Visit of Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality

May 7, 2018

On 7th May 2018, Mr. Gan Pin, Ms. Song Yang, Ms. Zhong Qian, Mr. Yan Ming and Mr. Fu Zhigang from the Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality visited the Associate Laboratory LSRE-LCM guided by Professor Alírio Rodrigues, Dr. Ana Mafalda Ribeiro and Dr. Alexandre Ferreira.

During the visit, collaborations for the development of green technologies were discussed.

LSRE-LCM thanks to the Shanghai Municipality Commission the visit and hopes that it can start a collaboration soon!

Project Cork.a.Tex-Yarn

April 2018

The CORK.a.TEX-YARN is a co-promotion demonstration project, promoted by SEDACOR - Sociedade Exportação de Produtos de Cortiça, Lda in partnership with the company Têxteis Penedo S.A., and with two entities of the Scientific and Technological System: CITEVE (Technological Centre for the Textile and Clothing Industries of Portugal) and the Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto, through the Associate Laboratory LSRE-LCM.

Supported by COMPETE 2020, under the Portugal 2020 Partnership Agreement, through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), this project "Cork.a.Tex-Yarn: Yarn Coated with Cork Additives" involved an eligible investment of around € 392.000 and an incentive of ERDF of around € 244.000.

The objective of the CORK.a.TEX-YARN project was the scalability, optimization and industrial validation of the innovative concept of yarn coated with micro cork additives, developed with great success in the scope of the project "Cork-a-Tex – Textiles with high incorporation of cork".

At FEUP/LSRE-LCM the project started on October 1, 2016, with a duration of 18 months (ended on March 31, 2018) under the coordination of Professor Fernando Pereira.


See the promotional video of the success of this project at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09zyK6IGuM8

Other relevant information about the project:
http://www.poci-compete2020.pt/noticias/detalhe/Proj17714-CorkaTex-Yarn

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

PUBLICATIONS

D.S.M. Constantino, R.P.V. Faria, A.M. Ribeiro, A. E. Rodrigues. Pervaporation and Sorption Enhanced Reactive Cyclic Processes: The Butyl Acrylate Case Study. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 59, 2817-2827, 2020
R.G. Morais, N. Rey-Raap, J.L. Figueiredo, M.F.R. Pereira. Highly electroactive N–Fe hydrothermal carbons and carbon nanotubes for the oxygen reduction reaction. Journal of Energy Chemistry, 50, 260-270, 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
M. Pedrosa, E.S. Da Silva, L.M. Pastrana-Martínez, G. Drazic, P. Falaras, J.L. Faria, J.L. Figueiredo, A.M.T. Silva. Hummers’ and Brodie's graphene oxides as photocatalysts for phenol degradation. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 567, 243-255, 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
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