NEWS

Prof. José Luís Figueiredo was honored at XXV Encontro Galego-Português de Química

november 20-22, 2019

The XXV Encontro Galego-Português de Química took place at Santiago de Compostela, Spain from 20th to 22th of November, 2019.

José Luís Figueiredo, Emeritus Professor at University of Porto, was honored by Portuguese Chemical Society (SPQ), Chemical Professional Organisation of Galicia (COLQUIGA) and the Chemical Association of Galicia.

Professor Costa Lima, from Faculty of Pharmacy of University of Porto, and Pelayo Rubido Muñiz and Juan Vieites Bautista de Sousa, both from COLQUIGA, were also honored.

More information here:
https://www.encontrogalegoportugues.org/
http://www.spq.chemistry.pt/agenda/event/451

Talks by Prof. Alírio Rodrigues at AIChe Annual Meeting 2019

November 10-15, 2019

The AIChE Annual Meeting 2019 took place in Orlando, Florida, USA from november 10th to15th. Professor Alírio E. Rodrigues was invited to give two talks at the AIChE Annual Meeting 2019.

One talk was entitled “The Role of Adsorption Processes in Lignin Biorefinery to Make Vanillin and Syringaldehyde” in the Area Plenary Session: Adsorption and Ion Exchange - In Honor of Celio Cavalcante. The second talk was entitled “Simulated Moving Bed- Learning from the Past and Shaping the Future” in the Plenary Session Chromatographic Separations and SMB - In Honor of Linda Wang.

AIChe 2019 counted with around 6000 participants from over 57 countries, 788 oral and poster sessions and 4680 total abstracts presented.


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