NEWS

LSRE-LCM participated in the XIX JEQ networking event

november 14-15, 2019

The XIX edition of JEQ (Jornadas de Engenharia Química) organized by MIEQ students took place at FEUP on 14-15th November, under the theme ‘Chemical Engineering towards Sustainability’.

The LSRE-LCM participated in the Networking session that closed the event. A group of researchers was present to exchange with MIEQ students their research experience and to help on clarifying their doubts about the research lines carried out at this research unit.

This last edition of JEQ counted with 300 participants.

More information about JEQ 2019 at:
https://web.fe.up.pt/~jornadeq/sobre.html
https://pt-pt.facebook.com/jornadaseq

Photo credits: LSRE-LCM and JEQ

BioRemid2019 - International Meeting on New Strategies in Bioremediation Processes

October 31, 2019

The second edition of the International Meeting on New Strategies in Bioremediation Processes - BioRemid2019 - was hosted by the FEUP and took place at Biblioteca Almeida Garret in Porto during the 24th and 25th October 2019, with the support of the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) through LSRE-LCM, LEPABE and CERENA Research Units.

The objective of this meeting was successfully achieved, by bringing together scientists and industry professionals in a friendly environment to share the latest developments and innovations to face environmental problems. In particular, topics such as identification and monitoring of biohazards, strategies to remediate sites polluted with emerging and priority pollutants, consortium-based strategies, the impact of anthropogenic activities on the native microbial communities, new treatment technologies and waste recovery, were discussed.

This event counted with over 140 participants. Two plenary lectures, seven keynote lectures, 18 oral communications, 9 short oral communications and 93 posters were presented during BioRemid2019. The 3 best short oral communications presented by young researchers were awarded with three prizes sponsored by Spanish Society of Microbiology (Silver Sponsor), LIPOR and Adventech companies (Gold sponsors). In addition, BioRemid2019 hosted an open-to-the-public event, which could count on the expertise of Prof. Kenneth Timmis, who delivered a lecture about the Microbiology Literacy Initiative.

As part of the commitment of LSRE-LCM to support this kind of initiatives, several researchers were involved in the organization and support of this event.

More information about BioRemid2019:
http://conference.mercatura.pt/events/bioremid2019/

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