NEWS

Márcia Silva PhD thesis defense

April 8, 2021

LSRE-LCM congratulates Márcia Patrícia Cardoso da Silva for her PhD thesis defense on April 6th, 2021.

Márcia Silva finished the Doctoral Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, with the PhD thesis entitled "Water Harvesting by Adsorption Based Processes on MOFs" supervised by Professor Alexandre Ferreira and co-supervised by Professor Ana Mafalda Ribeiro and Emeritus Professor Alírio Rodrigues.

The staff and team of LSRE-LCM wish Márcia success for the new professional stage that will begin!

Front cover of vol.60 of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research Journal by Ph.D. student Carlos Vega

March 10, 2021

The contribution of Ph.D. student Carlos Vega-Aguilar was selected to be the front cover art of Volume 60, Issue 9 of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (I&EC) Journal. 

The cover image is from the work entitled Effect of Methoxy Substituents on Wet Peroxide Oxidation of Lignin and Lignin Model Compounds: Understanding the Pathway to C4 Dicarboxylic Acids by Carlos A. Vega-Aguilar, M.F. Barreiro and A.E. Rodrigues (2021).

 According to I&EC, the cover is about:
"Lignin model compounds (p-hydroxybenzoic acid, vanillic acid, and syringic acid) and hardwood and softwood lignin samples were oxidized using hydrogen peroxide oxidation to evaluate methoxy substituents' effect in C4-DCA production (succinic, maleic, fumaric, malic, and tartaric acids)."

Congratulations Carlos!

More info at https://pubs.acs.org/toc/iecred/60/9

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 - 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 - Carbon-based noble metal-free bifunctional electrocatalyst for renewable energy production: Improving the Unitized Regenerative Fuel Cell. 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 - Enantioselective ecotoxicity and bioaccumulation of psychoactive substances. 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