On April 16th and 17th, 2018 Dr. Jeffrey A. Amelse, Invited Principal Researcher at University of Aveiro, came to LSRE-LCM/FEUP to give two lectures entitled Paraxylene Catalyst Technology and Paraxylene Process Technology.
In both seminars, Dr. Amelse shared his extensive knowledge on paraxylene production based on his 35 years experience at BP. The presentations covered a wide range of important topics such as reaction mechanisms, type of catalysts, separations technologies, among others, and how all those factors affect the operation and economics of the entire paraxylene plant.
The seminars showed an industrial perspective on how paraxylene is produced; two main separation technologies, crystallization and selective adsorption, were addressed in a thorough way by the speaker, keeping in mind the advantages and disadvantages of both technologies in terms of economics and operation costs.
The information shared by Dr. Amelse is in line with one of the purposes of LSRE-LCM members and therefore is highly appreciated!
Associate Laboratory LSRE-LCM thanks to Dr. Jeffrey A. Amelse for coming to FEUP and hoping that this collaboration continues in the years to come!
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/