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EgiChem wishes everyone a Merry Christmas

December 22, 2021

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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.

PhD graduation

December 09, 2021

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.

MSc graduation

September 27, 2021

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.

EgiChem alumni gets work highlighted by the 'National Geographic'

December 14, 2020

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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 .

EgiChem researcher attends 'EHPRG 2020'

September 14, 2020

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The EgiChem researcher Marcelo Melo presented a work in the 58th European High Pressure Research Group International Conference, which took place in Tenerife (Spain) from the 6th to 9th of September of 2020. The event was online due to the coronavirus pandemic restrictions.

For more than half a century, the meetings of the European High Pressure Research Group (EHPRG) have been bringing together hundreds of researchers that work on high-pressure science and technology. These annual conferences have proved to be outstanding occasions to exchange and discuss ideas and disseminate the latest results in research areas related to the application of high pressures.

Marcelo Melo delivered the following presentation at the conference:

- M.M.R. de Melo, M. Sapatinha, J. Pinheiro, M.F.L. Lemos, N.M. Bandarra, I. Batista, M.C. Paulo, J. Coutinho, J.A. Saraiva, I. Portugal, C.M. Silva. Cosolvents influence on the kinetics of supercritical fluid extraction of Aurantiochytrium sp. microalgae, 58th European High Pressure Research Group International Conference, Tenerife, Spain, 6-11 September, 2020.

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