NEWS

LSRE-LCM Alumnus Carla Pereira receives SCI Gordon E. Moore Medal

July 2, 2021

Carla Pereira finished her PhD degree at LSRE-LCM in 2009 on Process Intensification for the Green Solvent Ethyl Lactate Production based on Simulated Moving Bed and Pervaporation Membrane Reactor, under the supervision of Prof. Alírio Rodrigues and Doctor Viviana Silva (now at BASF). She continued as Post-Doctoral researcher from 2009-2013, and in 2013 she was awarded a FCT Researcher contract.

In July 2014 she joined ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company in Newark, NJ, USA, where she is currently Section Head working on research and development of new solvent technology for use in the gas industry.

We are very proud of Carla's research and technological career and path as a LSRE-LCM and FEUP alumnus.

Congratulations Carla!


More info at: https://www.sciencehistory.org/news/carla-pereira-moore-medal-winner-2021

Participation of Professor Cláudia Silva in the presentation of the new webpage of the Iberian Association Photocatalysis

June 23, 2021

Cláudia Gomes Silva participated in the webinar dedicated to the presentation of the new webpage of the Iberian Association of Photocatalysis (AIF), last June 15. The event counted with the participation of Pedro Duque, Minister of Science and Innovation of Spain, and by Prof. José Antonio López and Dr. Daniel González Muñoz, from the Univeridad Autónoma de Madrid. 

Cláudia Gomes Silva, which is currently the vice-president of AIF, talked about Photocatalysis in Portugal and announced the launching of the Portuguese version of the White Book of Photocatalysis, which will take place in July during the XXVII National Meeting of the Portuguese Chemical Society.

More information about the AIF: https://www.fotocatalisis.org/
Link for the Webinar: https://lnkd.in/gXGv4je

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

PUBLICATIONS

A.R.L. Ribeiro, M.N. Nadagouda, D.D. Dionysiou. Photocatalytic degradation of pharmaceuticals and other contaminants of emerging concern in water and wastewater. Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, 31, 100507, 2021
A.S. Carvalho, S.C. Rezende, C. Caleja, E. Pereira, L. Barros, I. Fernandes, Y.A. Manrique, O.H. Gonçalves, I.C.F.R. Ferreira, M.F. Barreiro. β-Carotene colouring systems based on solid lipid particles produced by hot melt dispersion. Food Control, 129, 108262, 2021
M. Karimi, A.E. Rodrigues, J.A.C. Silva. Designing a simple volumetric apparatus for measuring gas adsorption equilibria and kinetics of sorption. Application and validation for CO2, CH4 and N2 adsorption in binder-free beads of 4A zeolite. Chemical Engineering Journal, 425, 130538, 2021
N.F.F. Moreira, S. Ribeirinho-Soares, A.T. Viana, C.A.L. Graça, A.R.L. Ribeiro, N. Castelhano, C. Egas, M.F.R. Pereira, A.M.T. Silva, O.C. Nunes. Rethinking water treatment targets: Bacteria regrowth under unprovable conditions. Water Research, 201, 117374, 2021
P. Velho, P.F. Requejo, E. Gómez, E.A. Macedo. Thermodynamic study of ATPS involving ethyl lactate and different inorganic salts. Separation and Purification Technology, 275, 119155, 2021
M.N. Miranda, M.J.Sampaio, P.B. Tavares, A.M.T. Silva, M.F.R. Pereira. Aging assessment of microplastics (LDPE, PET and uPVC) under urban environment stressors. Science of The Total Environment, 796, 148914, 2021
T.B. Schreiner, G. Colucci, A. Santamaria-Echart, I.P. Fernandes, M.M. Dias, S.P. Pinho, M.F. Barreiro. Evaluation of saponin-rich extracts as natural alternative emulsifiers: a comparative study with pure Quillaja Bark saponin. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 623, 126748, 2021
I.F.B. Segundo, A.I. Gomes, B.M. Souza-Chaves, M. Park, A.B. dos Santos, R.A.R. Boaventura, F.C. Moreira, T.F.C.V. Silva, V.J.P. Vilar. Incorporation of ozone-driven processes in a treatment line for a leachate from a hazardous industrial waste landfill: impact on the bio-refractory character and dissolved organic matter distribution. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 9, 105554, 2021
V.V. Santana, M.A.F. Martins, J.M. Loureira, A.M. Ribeiro, A.E. Rodrigues, I.B.R. Nogueira. Optimal fragrances formulation using a deep learning neural network architecture: A novel systematic approach. Computers & Chemical Engineering, 150, 107344, 2021

APPROVED PROJECTS

2SMART - 2SMART - engineered Smart materials for Smart citizens. Reference: NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000054. Funded by: CCDR-N - Comissão de Coordenação e Desenvolvimento Regional do Norte, P2020|Norte2020 - Projetos Integrados ICDT. Starting Date: 2021/04/01. Duration: 24 months.
Healthy Waters - Identification, Elimination, Social Awareness and Education of Water Chemical and Biological Micropollutants with Health and Environmental Implications. Reference: NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000069. Funded by: CCDR-N - Comissão de Coordenação e Desenvolvimento Regional do Norte, P2020|Norte2020 - Projetos Integrados ICDT. Starting Date: 2021/04/01. Duration: 24 months.
BiCat4Energy - Carbon-based noble metal-free bifunctional electrocatalyst for renewable energy production: Improving the Unitized Regenerative Fuel Cell. Reference: PTDC/EQU-EQU/1707/2020. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, . Starting Date: 2021/03/01. Duration: 36 months.
ENANTIOTOX - Enantioselective ecotoxicity and bioaccumulation of psychoactive substances. Reference: PTDC/CTA-AMB/6686/2020. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, . Starting Date: 2021/03/01. Duration: 36 months.
BIOma - BIOeconomy integrated solutions for Mobilization of the Agrofood chain. Reference: POCI-01-0247-FEDER-046112. Funded by: ANI – Agência Nacional de Investigação, . Starting Date: 2020/07/01. Duration: 36 months.

THESIS DEFENSES

Ana Catarina Godinho Moreira
Continuous production of microparticles for textile applications using NETmix, a mesostructured reactor
Jéssica Antunes Xavier
Granulação e estabilidade de lodo granular aeróbio desenvolvido em reatores em bateladas sequenciais operados em diferentes condições operacionais
Inalmar Dantas Barbosa Segundo
Multistage treatment system for leachates from industrial hazardous and non-hazardous waste landfills
Marta Sofia Oliveira Barbosa
Multi-layer carbon cartridges for determination of EU multi-class organic micropollutants
Márcia Patrícia Cardoso da Silva
Water Harvesting by Adsorption Based Processes on MOFs
Margarida Sarmento Cunha Abrunhosa de Brito
Mixing Mechanisms in 2D Reactors
Ana Isabel de Emílio Gomes
Treatment train for mature urban landfill leachate
Karen Giovanna Bastidas Gómez
Remediation of emergent contaminants using Metal Organic Frameworks immobilized onto Fique fibers