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EgiChem group welcomes new academic year with a lunch

September 05, 2019

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The EgiChem group met on the 5th of September to welcome the new academic year.

The event took place at the restaurant of the University of Aveiro at 12:30, and included senior coordinators, postdocs, PhD students, research fellows and MSc Students.

MSc graduation

July 19, 2019

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Inês Ferreira concluded her MSc in chemical engineering on the 19th of July of 2019.

Inês Ferreira thesis was entitled "Otimização do Funcionamento da Turbina da Bresfor, S.A." and the work was supervised by Dr. Carlos Manuel Silva and Eng. Rui Loio (Bresfor, S.A.).

The jury panel was presided by Dr. Maria Inês Purcell de Portugal Branco (University of Aveiro) and the examiner was Dr. Francisco Avelino da Silva Freitas (University of Aveiro).

EgiChem congratulates this student for her achievement.

New supercritical, subcritical, and pressurized extraction unit available

July 15, 2019

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A new supercritical, subcritical, and pressurized extraction unit is now available at EgiChem group. The new apparatus was supplied by SFE Process SAS (France) and is labeled as 'Multi-solvent Extraction System LAB SFE 1L'.

The equipment allows several working modes, namely:

- Extraction with supercritical CO2 at pressures up to 1000 bar and temperatures up to 150 ºC, with or without cosolvent, and with controlled flow rates;

- Subcritical water extraction up to 400 bar and 250°C, with controlled flow rates;

- Pressurized organic solvent extraction with controlled pressure, temperature and flow rate.

EgiChem students present at Research Summit 2019

July 06, 2019

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The EgiChem members Ivo Azenha and Vítor Rodrigues delivered presentations about their PhD topic in a pitch format at the Research Summit 2019, which took place at University of Aveiro (Portugal), from the 3rd to 5th of July of 2019. 

Research Summit 2019 was a forum to foster important discussion on the global theme of Energy and Sustainability, among the University of Aveiro research community and to enable collaborations to advance the state of the art and empower the research efforts at the campus

The oral communications were the following ones:

- I. Azenha, Separation of Triterpenic Acids by Simulated Moving Bed Chromatography, Research Summit 2019, Aveiro, July 2019

- V. Rodrigues, Technology for the valorization of agro-forestry residues, Research Summit 2019, Aveiro, July 2019

EgiChem group participates in the Jornadas do CICECO 2019

June 13, 2019

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EgiChem group participated in the 2019 Edition of Jornadas CICECO, a meeting point for our Science and Society. This was a great opportunity to foster the collaborations between CICECO researchers, present your vision and mission to the University community and give a chance for young researchers to show their ambition and creativity.

The event took place from 11th to 12th of June of 2018, at the Department of Communication and Art of the University of Aveiro.