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EgiChem researcher attends 'EHPRG 2020'

Posted on 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.

MSc graduation

Posted on August 03, 2020

Tiago Andrade concluded his MSc in chemical engineering.

Tiago Andrade thesis was entitled "Desenvolvimento do sistema de controlo automático na tecnologia NDTech" and the work was supervised by Prof. Carlos Manuel Silva (EgiChem, CICECO, University of Aveiro) and Dr. Miguel Cabral (Amorim Cork S.A.).

EgiChem congratulates this student for his achievement.

MSc graduation

Posted on August 01, 2020
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Cristiana Maganinho concluded her MSc in chemical engineering on the 29th of July of 2020.

Cristiana Maganinho thesis was entitled "Estudos de Adsorção para Purificadores de Ar à Base de Carbono" and the work was supervised by Dr. Carlos Manuel Silva (CICECO/EgiChem), and Dr. Anabela Valente (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 'EIFS 2020'

Posted on 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

Posted on 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.