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EgiChem researchers attend 'EIFS 2020'

February 21, 2020

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The Egichem researchers Bruno Zêzere, Inês Ferreira, José Pedro Aniceto, Marcelo Melo, Vítor Rodrigues attended and presented works in the First Iberian Meeting on Supercritical Fluids, which took place in Santiago de Compostela (Spain) from the 18th to 20th of February of 2020. Carlos Silva and Inês Portugal also attended the meeting.

EIFS2020 aimed the dissemination of the high quality scientific research currently being carried out in Spain and Portugal on a wide range of fundamental and applied topics on supercritical fluids and processes. It also aims to bring together, to strengthen and create new ties and collaborations between the Iberian research community and industry working around these topics, as well as to support young Iberian researchers working on these fields.

Bruno Zêzere presented the following posters at the conference:

- B. Zêzere, J. Iglésias, I. Portugal, J.R.B. Gomes, C.M. Silva, Estimation of multicomponent diffusivities in supercritical and liquid mixtures, EIFS2020, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 2020.

- C.M. Silva, B. Zêzere, J.R.B. Gomes, I. Portugal, Experimental measurements of diffusion coefficients in compressed liquids and supercritical fluids, EIFS2020, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 2020.

Inês Ferreira presented the following poster at the conference:

- I. Ferreira, 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, Enriched oil in DHA omega-3 fatty acid by optimized supercritical fluid extraction of Aurantiochytrium sp. microalgae, EIFS2020, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 2020.

José Aniceto presented the following poster at the conference:

- J.P.S. Aniceto, B. Zêzere, C.M. Silva, Prediction of diffusivities in supercritical carbon dioxide using machine learning models, EIFS2020, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 2020.

Marcelo Melo delivered the following presentation at the conference:

- M.M.R. de Melo, J.A. Saraiva, I. Portugal, C.M. Silva, Research (framework) approach to convey supercritical fluid extraction of agrofood and forestry byproducts from lab to industrial exploitation, EIFS2020, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 2020.

Vítor Rodrigues presented the following poster at the conference:

- Vítor H. Rodrigues, Inês Portugal, Carlos M. Silva, Supercritical fluid extraction of triterpenoids of the lupane type from Acacia dealbata bark biomass, EIFS2020, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 2020.

Carlos Silva presented the following poster at the conference:

-J. Iglésias, B. Zêzere, I. Portugal, J.R.B. Gomes, C. M. Silva. Molecular dynamics simulation of diffusion coefficients in supercritical carbon dioxide, EIFS2020, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 2020.

PhD graduation

December 19, 2019

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Elaine Fabre concluded her PhD in chemical engineering on the 19th of December of 2019.

Elaine Fabre thesis was entitled "Treatment of contaminated waters with non-essential and potentially toxic metals using biosorbents and zeolite materials" and the work was supervised by Dr. Eduarda Pereira (University of Aveiro, Requimte), Dr. Carlos Manuel Silva (University of Aveiro, EgiChem).

The jury panel was presided by Professor António Nogueira (University of Aveiro) and the examiners were Dr. Miguel Pardal (University of Coimbra) and Dr. Helena Soares (University of Porto). In addition, Professor João Bordado (University of Lisbon), Dr. Carlos Vale (CIMAR) and Dr. Eduarda Pereira (University Nova of Lisbon) were also in the jury panel.

EgiChem congratulates this student for her achievement.

MSc graduation

December 02, 2019

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João Iglésias concluded his MSc in chemical engineering on the 29th of November of 2019.

João Iglésias thesis was entitled "Diffusivities of bioactive compounds in compressed liquids: molecular dynamics simulation" and the work was supervised by Dr. Carlos Manuel Silva (CICECO/EgiChem) and Dr. José Richard Gomes (CICECO).

The jury panel was presided by Dr. Inês Portugal (University of Aveiro) and the examiner was Dr. António Martins (University of Porto).

EgiChem congratulates this student for his achievement.

EgiChem researchers attend '2019 AIChE Annual Meeting'

November 18, 2019

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The Egichem researchers José Pedro Aniceto and Simão Cardoso attended and presented posters in the 2019 AIChE Annual Meeting, which took place in Orlando (USA) from the 10th to 15th of September of 2019.

The AIChE Annual Meeting is the premier educational forum for chemical engineers interested in innovation and professional growth. Academic and industry experts will cover wide range of topics relevant to cutting-edge research, new technologies, and emerging growth areas in chemical engineering.

José Pedro Aniceto presented the following posters at the conference:

- I.S. Azenha, J.P. S. Aniceto, A. Mendes, C.M. Silva, Optimizing the Separation of Oleanolic and Ursolic Acids by Simulated Moving Bed Chromatography using a C30 Adsorbent, 2019 AIChE Annual Meeting, Orlando, USA, 2019.

- V.H. Rodrigues, M.M.R. de Melo, V. Tenberg, J.P.S. Aniceto, R. Carreira, I. Portugal, C.M. Silva, Extraction of Eucalyptus Globulus Leaves with Distinct Methods and Solvents. Comparison and Analysis of the Extracts, 2019 AIChE Annual Meeting, Orlando, USA, 2019.

In turn, Simão Cardoso presented the following posters at the conference:

- S.P. Cardoso, I.S.S. Ferreira, I. Matos, M. Bernardo, M. Ventura, I.M. Fonseca, A. Valente, C.M. Silva, Kinetics and Equilibrium Study of New Activated Carbon Materials for Acetaldehyde Removal, 2019 AIChE Annual Meeting, Orlando, USA, 2019.

- S.P. Cardoso, Z. Lin, E. Fabre, E. Pereira, C.M. Silva, The use of a new Fe Substituted Niobium Silicate (NS91) for Hg(II) ion exchange from aqueous solutions, 2019 AIChE Annual Meeting, Orlando, USA, 2019.

MSc graduation

November 05, 2019

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Diogo Pacheco concluded his MSc in chemical engineering on the 4th of November of 2019.

Diogo Pacheco thesis was entitled "Bioactive compounds separation with simulated moving bed technology." and the work was supervised by Dr. Carlos Manuel Silva and Dr. José Pedro Aniceto (CICECO/EgiChem).

The jury panel was presided by Dr. Inês Branco (University of Aveiro) and the examiner was Dr. António Martins (University of Porto).

EgiChem congratulates this student for hir achievement.