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LSRE-LCM at 16th Science Fair of the University of Porto :: LSRE-LCM at 16ª Mostra U.Porto

April 12, 2018

The 16th edition of Science Fair of the University of Porto "16ª Mostra da Universidade do Porto" is taking place at ICBAS/FFUP (near Palácio de Cristal) started with great expectation of the students.

From April 12 to 15, the general public and in particular school-age children may find and experience the high quality of the university education/courses provided by the U.Porto and the highlight for research carried out in different scientific areas.

Representing one of the Research Centers of the University of Porto, the Associate Laboratory LSRE-LCM has interactive activities of scientific experimentation and demonstration focused on pre-university participants but also for recent graduates who wish to pursue studies in the field of chemical engineering.

According to the organization's data, until now are confirmed 96 schools representing 5355 students accompanied by 357 teachers. Although are expected around 15.000 visitors of all ages till 19:00 pm on Sunday, the official closing day of this U.Porto activity.

Come, visit us and learn some fun activities at LSRE-LCM stand "Mostra da U.Porto 2018"!

You can access the website of the event here: https://www.mostra.up.pt/

The balance of the 16th edition of the Mostra da U.Porto: http://noticias.up.pt/16-a-mostra-em-balanco-a-u-porto-e-um-orgulho-para-todos-nos/

Raquel Pinto Rocha PhD Thesis Defense

March 28, 2018

LSRE-LCM congratulates Raquel Pinto Rocha for her PhD thesis defense approved by the jury.

On 28th March 2018 Raquel finished her Doctoral Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, with the PhD thesis entitled Carbon Catalysts for Liquid Phase Reactions, supervised by Prof. José Luís Figueiredo and Prof. Fernando Pereira.

The supervisors are extremely proud of the hard work developd by Raquel during the last years as well as the team and staff of LSRE-LCM!

We wish the best luck for the beginning of this new professional stage at LSRE-LCM.

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