"Catálise@FEUP", the new book by Prof. José Luís Figueiredo

July 2, 2020

LSRE-LCM congratulates Professor José Luís Figueiredo for his new book entitled “Catálise@FEUP” (in portuguese), just published by FEUP Publications in the Series “FEUP History”.

Catalysis played an essential role in the development of the chemical industry throughout the 20th century. The use of catalysts provides for more efficient synthesis routes in terms of atom economy and minimization of wastes (one of the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry). Catalysts are also expected to play a major role in the transition to a sustainable economy based on the use of renewable energy and raw materials. In Portugal, this important subject was absent from the syllabus of Chemical Engineering before the 1970’s.

In 1975, after obtaining his PhD in the UK (Imperial College, London), the author created a research line in catalysis at FEUP, which was at the origin of the Laboratory of Catalysis and Materials (LCM), a research group that is currently incorporated into the Associate Laboratory LSRE-LCM

The book Catalysis@FEUP describes the 45-year journey of this research group, highlighting the advanced training and research activities it promoted in the field of catalysis, and their impact and relevance in the national context.

The book can be downloaded (open access) from the link:

Full Book Reference:

José Luís Figueiredo, Catálise@FEUP. FEUP Publications, 2020, Porto, Portugal. eBook ISBN: 978-972-752-268-2. DOI: 10.24840/978-972-752-2.

Ana Rita Ribeiro was recently appointed as Associate Editor of Chemical Engineering Journal Advances (CEJ Advances)

April 23, 2020

Ana Rita Lado Ribeiro, Researcher at the LSRE-LCM was recently appointed as Associate Editor of Chemical Engineering Journal Advances (CEJ Advances), a new online only, open access, peer reviewed journal published by Elsevier.

Chemical Engineering Journal Advances focuses upon three aspects of chemical engineering: chemical reaction engineering, environmental chemical engineering, and materials synthesis and processing.

As a partner title of the Elsevier flagship Chemical & Environmental Engineering journals (Chemical Engineering Journal, Desalination, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Journal of Membrane Science and Separation & Purification Technology), the Editors of CEJ Advances will work closely with the wider Editorial teams to provide the same high quality and timely review to authors.

More information:



A.C.G. Moreira, Y.A. Manrique, I.M. Martins, I.P. Fernandes, A.E. Rodrigues, J.C.B. Lopes, M.M. Dias. Continuous Production of Melamine-Formaldehyde Microcapsules Using a Mesostructured Reactor. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 59, 18510−18519, 2020
I.D.B. Segundo, F.C. Moreira, T.F.C.V. Silva, A.D. Webler, R.A.R. Boaventura, V.J.P. Vilar. Development of a treatment train for the remediation of a hazardous industrial waste landfill leachate: A big challenge. Science of The Total Environment, 741, 140165, 2020
A. Zanias, Z. Frontistis, J. Vakros, O.S. Arvaniti, R.S. Ribeiro, A.M.T. Silva, J.L. Faria, H.T. Gomes, D. Mantzavinos. Degradation of methylparaben by sonocatalysis using a Co–Fe magnetic carbon xerogel. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 64, 105045, 2020
A. Sharkawy, Ma.F. Barreiro, A.E. Rodrigues. Chitosan-based Pickering emulsions and their applications: A review. Carbohydrate Polymers, 250, 116885, 2020
P. Velho, P.F. Requejo, E. Gómez, E.A. Macedo. Novel ethyl lactate based ATPS for the purification of rutin and quercetin. Separation and Purification Technology, 252, 117447, 2020
A.G. Rios, A.M. Ribeiro, A.E. Rodrigues, A.F.P. Ferreira. Bovine serum albumin and myoglobin separation by size exclusion SMB. Journal of Chromatography A, 1628, 461431, 2020
A.S.G.G. Santos, C. A. Orge, O.S.G.P. Soares, M.F.R. Pereira. 4-Nitrobenzaldehyde removal by catalytic ozonation in the presence of CNT. Journal of Water Process Engineering, 38, 101573, 2020
R.A. Fernandes, M.J. Sampaio, G. Martins, G. Dražić, J.L. Faria, C.G. Silva. Efficient removal of parabens from real water matrices by a highly stable metal-free photocatalyst. Science of The Total Environment, 716, 135346, 2020
P. Carmo, A.M. Ribeiro, A.E. Rodrigues, A. Ferreira. Recovery of vinyl chloride from by‐streams of polyvinyl chloride production by TPSA in a multitubular adsorber. AICHE Journal, 66, e16899, 2020


NanoCatRed - Novel metallic NANOparticles on NANOstructured supports for oxyanion CATalytic REDuction in water. Reference: NORTE-01-0247-FEDER-045925. Funded by: ANI – Agência Nacional de Investigação, P2020|COMPETE - Projetos em Copromoção. Starting Date: 2020/06/01. Duration: 36 months.
LIMEX - Innovative Membrane Extraction of Lithium for Spent Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling. Reference: ERA-MIN/0004/2018. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, ERA-NET - European Research Area networks. Starting Date: 2019/09/01. Duration: 36 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: ANI – Agência Nacional de Investigação, P2020|COMPETE - Programas Mobilizadores. Starting Date: 2018/09/01. Duration: 36 months.


Nuno Filipe Figueiredo Moreira
Advanced wastewater treatment: organic micropollutants, human pathogens and antibiotic resistance genes
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
Maria João Barbosa Regufe
CO₂ Capture from Flue Gases by Electric Swing Adsorption