NEWS

Dr. Jeffrey Amelse Seminars at LSRE-LCM

April 16-17, 2018

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!

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/

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 - 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 - Electrocatalisadores bifuncionais baseados em materiais de carbono isentos de metais nobres para a produção de energia renovável: melhoramento da tecnologia da Célula de Combustível Unitária Regenerativa.. 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 - Ecotoxicidade e bioacumulação enantiosseletiva de substâncias psicoativas. 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