Life beyond the lab… LSRE-LCM Researcher wins the Competition "Bombeiro de Ferro 2018"

October 20-21, 2018

Lucília Ribeiro, Postdoctoral Researcher at LSRE-LCM, was the winner of the "Bombeiro de Ferro 2018" event held in Ribeira do Porto on October 20th (Individual competition) and October 21st (Team competition). Lucília from the Póvoa de Varzim Corporation was the Best Women in this 6th edition of the eventCited by Jornal de Notícias, she said that the most difficult was to carry the training dummy that weighs 80 kilos and then climb the palisade with 3 meters.

In this National Competion participated 257 volunteers and professionals from all over the country. Lucília competed in the Individual Competition by the Volunteer Firefighters of Póvoa de Varzim and she was in first place in the step and also in the overall individual women's competition!

In parallel with her vollunteer firefighter career since March 2018, Lucília joined LSRE-LCM in 2012 for her Master’s thesis, and completed her PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering in February 2017 with the thesis entitled “Catalytic conversion of lignocellulosic biomass by hydrolytic hydrogenation”. Lucilia is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at LSRE-LCM working on the area of synthesis of fine chemical products with high-value from the catalytic conversion lignocellulosic biomass under the supervision of Prof. Fernando Pereira and Prof. José Órfão.

Staff and team of LSRE-LCM congratulates Lucília!

More information about this National competition at Jornal de Notícias website:

And at Porto Federation of Firefighters:

Cover Picture of CHEMSUSCHEM 16/2018

September, 2018

Eliana Da Silva, Cláudia G. Silva and Joaquim L. Faria (Associate Laboratory LSRE-LCM, Departamento de Engenharia Química, Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto) are the authors of a scientific publication that was featured as the cover of the ChemSusChem.

The cover feature shows a simple, green and scalable approach to prepare holey and distorted C-doped g-C3N4 nanosheets from dicyandiamide and b-cyclodextrin. This compound plays a crucial role in doping and introducing pores in g-C3N4, giving rise to a distorted structure with midgap states. These features contribute to enhance visible light absorption and create a new pathway for electron mobility, boosting the photocatalytic performance for H2 generation from water under solar activation.

More information can be found in the Full Paper by Da Silva et al. on page 2681 in Issue 16, 2018:

Full Paper reference:
E.S. Da Silva, N.M.M. Moura, A. Coutinho, G. Dražić, B.M.S. Teixeira, N.A. Sobolev, C.G. Silva, M.G.P.M.S. Neves, M. Prieto, J.L. Faria. β-Cyclodextrin as a Precursor to Holey C-Doped g-C3N4 Nanosheets for Photocatalytic Hydrogen Generation. ChemSusChem, 11: 2681-2694, 2018. DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201801789



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
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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


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.


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