EgiChem and University of Aveiro hosted a meeting with BB&G, Bridgestone, and Versalis, regarding ongoing research on the pyrolysis of end-of-life tires for the production of recovered carbon black, fuel and syngas. A total of 5 students have been collaborating with BB&G in the past three years for the optimization of the company’s patented pyrolysis technology, and subsequent characterization of the obtained products.
EgiChem members wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Some of EgiChem Member got together today for a Christmas photo. In the image we have:
José, Bruno, Vitor, Ivo, Simon, Tiago, Anareth, Inês, Cristiana, Miguel and Amélio.
Frederico Relvas concluded her PhD in chemical engineering.
Frederico Relvas thesis was entitled "Separation of special gases by Pressure Swing Adsorption" and the work was supervised by Professor Adélio Mendes (LEPABE, FEUP, University of Porto) and Prof. Carlos Manuel Silva (EgiChem, CICECO, University of Aveiro).
EgiChem congratulates this student for the achievement.
Clara Silva concluded her MSc in chemical engineering on September, 27th of 2021.
Clara Silva thesis was entitled "Purification of recovered carbon black from waste tires pyrolysis" and the work was supervised by Prof. Carlos Manuel Silva (EgiChem, CICECO, University of Aveiro), and Prof. Inês Portugal (EgiChem, CICECO, University of Aveiro).
EgiChem congratulates Clara for this achievement.
The thesis work of the former EgiChem researcher Elaine Fabre was acknowledged by National Geographic website, and the publication can be consulted here.
The highlighted research is devoted to the removal of heavy metals from aqueous streams using natural matrices such as banana residues and results from a collaboration between CIIMAR, CESAM, LAQV-REQUIMTE and EgiChem/CICECO
Here are some publications the resulted from Elaine's work:
• E. Fabre, M. Dias, M. Costa, B. Henriques, C. Vale, C.B. Lopes, J. Pinheiro-Torres, C.M. Silva, E. Pereira. Negligible effect of potentially toxic elements and rare earth elements on mercury removal from contaminated waters by green, brown and red living marine macroalgae, Science of Total Environment 724 (2020) 138133. .
• E. Fabre, A. Rocha, S.P. Cardoso, P. Brandão, C. Vale, C.B. Lopes, E. Pereira, C.M. Silva. Purification of mercury-contaminated water using new AM-11 and AM-14 microporous silicates, Separation and Purification Technology (2020) 116438 .
• E. Fabre, C.B. Lopes, C. Vale, E. Pereira, C.M. Silva. Valuation of banana peels as an effective biosorbent for mercury removal under low environmental concentrations, Science of the Total Environment 709 (2020) 135883 .
• E. Fabre, C. Vale, E. Pereira, C.M. Silva. Experimental Measurement and Modeling of Hg(II) Removal from Aqueous Solutions Using Eucalyptus globulus Bark: Effect of pH, Salinity and Biosorbent Dosage, International Journal of Molecular Sciences 20 (2019) 5973 .