NEWS

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

FEUP Scientific Excellence Award to Fernando Pereira

January 14, 2019

On the January 14th, 2019 took place at Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto the FEUP's Day Celebrations. 

This year's event aims, as in previous years, to reinforce the spirit of academic communit.
At the Ceremony of Awards, Professor Fernando Pereira (Dean of the Department of Chemical Engineering since December 5th, 2018) was awarded with the FEUP Scientific Excellence Award. This prize is awarded with the objective of recognizing the excellence research activities carried out in the last 5 years at LSRE-LCM.
Also awarded with the FEUP Scientific Recognition Awards were LSRE-LCM Professors Adrián SilvaJoaquim FariaJosé ÓrfãoJosé Miguel Loureiro and Doctors Ana Mafalda RibeiroSalomé Soares, Sónia Carabineiro, Vítor Vilar. These prizes aimed to recognize the scientific merit of the year 2017 and encourage the results of the research activities into publications in international scientific journals, books, books chapters and patents.

Associate Laboratory LSRE-LCM congratulates Professor Fernando Pereira and also the others prizewinners of Scientific Recognition Awards of FEUP!

Other information about FEUP's Day 2019 at: https://paginas.fe.up.pt/~diafeup/2019/

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

PUBLICATIONS

P.D. Vaidya, Y-J. Wu, A.E. Rodrigues. Kinetics of Ethanol Steam Reforming for Hydrogen Production. In Ethanol - Science and Engineering, Ch. 13, pp. 341-354, A. Basile, A. Iulianelli, F. Dalena, T.N. Veziroğlu (Eds), Elsevier, 2019
N. Rey-Raap, M. Enterria, J.I. Martins, M.F.R. Pereira, J.L. Figueiredo. Influence of multiwalled carbon nanotubes as additives in biomass-derived carbons for supercapacitor applications. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 11, 6066-6077, 2019
J. Matos, R.P.V. Faria, I.B.R. Nogueira, J.M. Loureiro, A.M. Ribeiro. Optimization strategies for chiral separation by true moving bed chromatography using Particles Swarm Optimization (PSO) and new Parallel PSO variant. Computers and Chemical Engineering, 123, 344-356, 2019
M.J. Regufe, A.F.P. Ferreira, J.M. Loureiro, A. Rodrigues, A.M. Ribeiro. Electrical conductive 3D-printed monolith adsorbent for CO2 capture. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 278, 403-413, 2019
B.A. Marinho, R.O. Cristóvão, R.A.R. Boaventura, V.J.P. Vilar. As(III) and Cr(VI) oxyanion removal from water by advanced oxidation/reduction processes - a review. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 26, 2203-2227, 2019
C. Filote, I. Volf, S.C.R. Santos, C.M.S. Botelho. Bioadsorptive removal of Pb(II) from aqueous solution by the biorefinery waste of Fucus spiralis. Science of the Total Environment, 648, 1201-1209, 2019
M.A. Sultan, S.L. Pardilho, M. Brito, C.P. Fonte, M.M. Dias, J.C.B. Lopes, R.J. Santos. 3D Mixing Dynamics in T-Jet Mixers. Chemical Engineering & Technology, 42, 119-128, 2019
J.C.G. Sousa, A.R. Ribeiro, M.O. Barbosa, C. Ribeiro, M.E. Tiritan, M.F.R. Pereira, A.M.T. Silva. Monitoring of the 17 EU Watch List contaminants of emerging concern in the Ave and the Sousa Rivers. Science of the Total Environment, 649, 1083-1095, 2019
J.B. Costa, M.J. Lima, M.J. Sampaio, M.C. Neves, J.L. Faria, S. Morales-Torres, A.P.M. Tavares, C.G. Silva. Enhanced biocatalytic sustainability of laccase by immobilization on functionalized carbon nanotubes/polysulfone membranes. Chemical Engineering Journal, 355, 974-985, 2019

APPROVED PROJECTS

Valor Natural - Valorização de Recursos Naturais através da Extração de Ingredientes de Elevado Valor Acrescentado para Aplicações na Indústria Alimentar. Reference: NORTE-01-0247-FEDER-024479. Funded by: ANI – Agência Nacional de Investigação, P2020|COMPETE - Programas Mobilizadores. Starting Date: 2018/09/01. Duration: 36 months.
LED-NETmix - LED-NETmix: um fotoreator inovador para a intensificação de processos em síntese química. Reference: POCI-01-0145-FEDER-031398. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, P2020|COMPETE - Projetos em Todos os Domínios Científicos. Starting Date: 2018/07/26. Duration: 36 months.
InSpeCt - Identifying and interrupting micropollutants of EU concern by using Smart Carbon materials. Reference: NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-031049. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, P2020|COMPETE - Projetos em Todos os Domínios Científicos. Starting Date: 2018/07/01. Duration: 36 months.
SiMoBedMethaSep - Leito móvel simulado em fase gasosa para separação de metano e azoto. Reference: NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-029384. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, P2020|COMPETE - Projetos em Todos os Domínios Científicos. Starting Date: 2018/06/04. Duration: 36 months.

THESIS DEFENSES

Maria José Bastos Pires de Lima
Selective photocatalytic conversions integrated on a continuous-flow microfluidic process
Raquel Oliveira Rodrigues
Magnetic carbon nanostructures and study of their transport in microfluidic devices for hyperthermia
Pedro Sousa Ferreira Gomes
Proteins Separation by Expanded Bed Chromatography Technology
Maria Margarida Linhares de Andrade Rocha e Silva
Nitrogen-Doped Graphene as Metal Free Carbon-Nanocatalysts
Rui Sérgio da Silva Ribeiro
Synthesis of Hybrid Magnetic Carbon Nanocomposites for Catalytic Wet Peroxide Oxidation
Idelfonso Bessa dos Reis Nogueira
Optimization and Control of TMB, SMB and SMBR units