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

K.M. Eblagon, A.Malaika, K. Ptaszynska, M.F.R. Pereira, J.L. Figueiredo. Impact of thermal treatment of Nb2O5 on its performance in glucose dehydration to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural in water. Nanomaterials, 10, 1685-1709, 2020
R.R. Marques, C. Malafaia, J.L. Faria, I. Menezes. Using online tools in participatory research with adolescents to promote civic engagement and environmental mobilization: the WaterCircle (WC) project. Environmental Education Research, 26, 1043-1059, 2020
C.A. Vega-Aguilar, M.F. Barreiro, A.E. Rodrigues. Catalytic wet peroxide oxidation of vanillic acid as a lignin model compound towards the renewable production of dicarboxylic acids. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 159, 115-125, 2020
R.V. Kumar, M.O. Barbosa, A.R Ribeiro, S. Morales-Torres, M.F.R. Pereira, A.M.T. Silva. Advanced oxidation technologies combined with direct contact membrane distillation for treatment of secondary municipal wastewater. Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 140, 111-123, 2020
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
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.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

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.

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