NEWS

Project "Aprendizagem Ativa em Aula Invertida: O Laboratório como Espaço de Fusão de Novos Paradigmas de Ensino" awarded "Projetos de Inovação Pedagógica" by University of Porto

February 3, 2020

The jury of the call “Projetos de Inovação Pedagógica”, promoted by Universidade do Porto within the programme “Promover a Excelência Pedagógica“ awarded the project proposed by Inmaculada Velo Gala, Eliana Sousa Da Silva, Joaquim Luís Faria, Cláudia Gomes Silva, Maria José Sampaio and Rita Ruivo Marques.

The project "Aprendizagem Ativa em Aula Invertida: O Laboratório como Espaço de Fusão de Novos Paradigmas de Ensino" aims at developing students’ learning skills and fostering their school performance, namely at the course ‘Fundamentos de Química I’. A web application (App) will be developed to serve as a didactic tool to be used by the students, through which they can acquire knowledge and skills at their own pace, previous to the classroom/laboratory sessions. This methodology is framed under the flipped classroom model, which affords conditions for a more active role of students in their own learning process and a more engaged attitude in the classroom/laboratory. Teachers have then more time available to interact with each student helping on the improvement of their results.

The project will be presented to the academic community at the Annual Workshop on “Inovação e Partilha Pedagógica da Universidade do Porto” scheduled for February 3rd and 4th at the Faculty of Economy (FEP).

More information at:
https://inovacaopedagogica.up.pt/42-2/excelencia-pedagogica/projetos-inovacao-pedagogica/
https://noticias.up.pt/u-porto-distingue-nove-projetos-de-inovacao-pedagogica/

LSRE-LCM wishes a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020

December 20, 2019

LSRE-LCM wishes you all and your families a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
We would like to thank you all for the dedicated work on behalf of LSRE-LCM in this year of 2019 that is finishing.

See you soon on 2nd January for the start of one more year of hard research work!

Best Holiday Season and a Prosperous 2020!

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