Dânia Constantino graduated in Chemical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) in 2009. Meanwhile, she integrated the LSRE-LCM team as a research fellow starting to work on a research project for the Continuous Process for Synthesis of Nanocrystalline Hydroxyapatite Doped with Catalytic Properties for Biodiesel Production. Since then, she has been participating in different projects in Laboratory of Separation and Reaction Engineering (LSRE), among others, in the adsorption based reactive-separation processes.

In 2016/17, she started the Doctoral Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering in Department of Chemical Engineering at FEUP with a Ph.D. grant financed by Associate Laboratory LSRE-LCM. Her degree of Ph.D. was obtained, in 2019, with the thesis entitled "Process Intensification for Butyl Acrylate Synthesis based on Sorption-Enhanced Reaction and Pervaporation based Hybrid Processes".

In November 2019, she started a Post-Doc Grant at LSRE-LCM in the scientific domain of the Multifunctional Reactors based on Pervaporation Process for the Synthesis of Different Esters, under the supervision of Professor Alírio Rodrigues and Dr. Rui Faria.

Recently, she embraced a new challenge at LSRE-LCM, as Junior Researcher, in photocatalysis field in the framework of the project: "LED-NETmix: an Innovative Photoreactor for Process Intensification in Chemical Synthesis" which is coordinated by Dr Cláudia Gomes da Silva.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Process Intensification;
Multifunctional Reactors;
Chromatographic Separation Processes;
Simulated Moving Bed Technology;
Pervaporation based Hybrid Processes and Membrane Technology;
Synthesis and Functionalization of Nanomaterials for Biofuels Applications.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

D.S.M. Constantino, R.P.V. Faria, A.M. Ribeiro, A.E. Rodrigues. Butyl acrylate production: A review on process intensification strategies. Chemical Engineering and Processing - Process Intensification, 142, 107563, 2019 D.S.M. Constantino, R.P.V. Faria, A.E. Rodrigues. Sorption-Enhanced Reaction with Simulated Moving Bed Reactor and PermSMBR Technologies. In Advances in Chemical Engineering, Ch. 4, pp. 261-330, A. Lemonidou (Ed), Elsevier, 2017 D.S.M. Constantino, R.P.V. Faria, A.M. Ribeiro, J.M. Loureiro, A.E. Rodrigues. Performance Evaluation of Pervaporation Technology for Process Intensification of Butyl Acrylate Synthesis. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 56, 13065-13075, 2017 D.S.M. Constantino, R.P.V. Faria, C.S.M. Pereira, J.M. Loureiro, A.E. Rodrigues. Enhanced Simulated Moving Bed Reactor Process for Butyl Acrylate Synthesis: Process Analysis and Optimization. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 55, 10735-10743, 2016 D.S.M. Constantino, C.S.M. Pereira, R.P.V. Faria, J.M. Loureiro, A.E. Rodrigues. Simulated moving bed reactor for butyl acrylate synthesis: From pilot to industrial scale. Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification, 97, 153-168, 2015 D.S.M. Constantino, C.S.M. Pereira, R.P.V. Faria, A.F.P. Ferreira, J.M. Loureiro, A.E. Rodrigues. Synthesis of butyl acrylate in a fixed-bed adsorptive reactor over Amberlyst 15. AIChE Journal, 61, 1263-1274, 2015 F.M. Casimiro, D.S.M. Constantino, C.S.M. Pereira, O. Ferreira, A.E. Rodrigues, S.P. Pinho. Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium of Binary Mixtures Containing Isopropyl Acetate and Alkanols at 101.32 kPa. Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data, 60, 3181-3186, 2015 N.S. Graça, A.E. Delgado, D.S.M. Constantino, C.S.M. Pereira, A.E. Rodrigues. Synthesis of a Renewable Oxygenated Diesel Additive in an Adsorptive Reactor. Energy Technology, 2, 839-850, 2014 D.S.M. Constantino, C.S.M. Pereira, S.P. Pinho, V.M.T.M. Silva, A.E. Rodrigues. Isobaric vapor-liquid equilibrium data for binary system of glycerol ethyl acetal and acetonitrile at 60.0 kPa and 97.8 kPa. Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data, 58, 1717-1723, 2013

SELECTED PROJECTS

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. AIProcMat@N2020 - Advanced Industrial Processes and Materials for a Sustainable North Region of Portugal2020. Reference: NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000006. Funded by: CCDR-N - Comissão de Coordenação e Desenvolvimento Regional do Norte, P2020|Norte2020 - Projetos Integrados ICDT. Starting Date: 2016/06/01. Duration: 36 months. New adsorption-based cyclic reaction-separation processes. Reference: EXCL/QEQ-PRS/0308/2012. Funded by: FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, EXCL - Linhas de Investigação de Excelência. Starting Date: 2012/12/31. Duration: 36 months.
Dânia Constantino
Investigador Doutorado
Daniasmc@fe.up.pt