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PhD graduation

January 08, 2019

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Joana Pinheiro concluded her PhD in chemical engineering on the 7th of January of 2019.

Joana Pinheiro thesis was entitled "Desenvolvimento de um permutador de calor zeolítico para aplicações de aquecimento" and the work was supervised by Dr. Carlos Manuel Silva (University of Aveiro, EgiChem), Dra. Anabela Valente (CICECO, University of Aveiro) and Eng. Sérgio Salústio (BOSCH Termotecnologia).

The jury panel was presided by Professor Fernando Marques (University of Aveiro) and the examiners were Professor Rosa Quinta-Ferreira (University of Coimbra) and Dr. Maria Filipa Ribeiro (University of Lisbon). In addition, Professor João Paulo Crespo (University Nova of Lisbon), Professor José Paulo Mota (University Nova of Lisbon), Professor João Rocha (CICECO, University Aveiro), Eng. Sérgio Salústio (BOSCH Termotecnologia), and Dr. Carlos Manuel Silva (University of Aveiro, EgiChem) were also in the jury panel.

EgiChem congratulates this student for her achievement.

EgiChem group participates in the ChemPor 2018

October 05, 2018

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The 13th International Chemical and Biological Engineering Conference was organized by the University of Aveiro, and had Dr. Carlos Silva (EgiChem) as the head of the Organizing Committee. The conference took place from 2nd to 4th of October of 2018.

The majority of the EgiChem team students and fellows participated in the ChemPor 2018 conference, with the following oral and poster communications:

  • V.H. Rodrigues, M.M. R. De Melo, I. Portugal, C.M. Silva , Supercritical CO₂ extraction of Eucalyptus globulus bark: Techno-economic optimization of the industrial process, ChemPor 2018, Aveiro, 2 – 4 October 2018. [Oral]

  • I. Azenha, J. Aniceto, S. Sequeira, C. Areia, A. Mendes, C.M. Silva, Separation of betulinic and oleanolic Acids by simulated moving bed, ChemPor 2018, Aveiro, 2 – 4 October 2018. [Poster]

  • M.M.R. de Melo, C.M. Silva, N. Caetano, T. Mata, A. Martins , Life cycle assessment of supercritical fluid extraction of lycopene from tomato residues, ChemPor 2018, Aveiro, 2 – 4 October 2018. [Poster]

  • P.G. Vieira, M.M.R. de Melo, A. ¸Sen, M.M.Q. Simões, H. Pereira, I. Portugal, C.M. Silva, Valorization of Quercus cerris cork by supercritical extraction with modified carbon dioxide as green and efficient solution in relation to the classical extraction with organic solvents, ChemPor 2018, Aveiro, 2 – 4 October 2018. [Poster]

  • M.M.R. De Melo, M. Sapatinha, J. Pinheiro, M. Lemos, N.M. Bandarra, I. Batista, M.C. Paulo, J. Coutinho, J. Saraiva, C.M. Silva, Valorization of Aurantiochytrium sp. microalgae through supercritical fluid extraction: optimization of conditions, measurement and modeling of kinetic curves, ChemPor 2018, Aveiro, 2 – 4 October 2018. [Poster]

  • B. Zêzere, I. Portugal, C.M. Silva, New extension of the Liu-Silva-Macedo model to multicomponent Lennard-Jones intradiffusivities, ChemPor 2018, Aveiro, 2 – 4 October 2018. [Poster]

  • B. Zêzere, I. Portugal, C.M. Silva, Experimental and modeled diffusivities of metal acetylacetonates in liquid ethanol, and comparative, insights with their diffusivity in supercritical CO₂, ChemPor 2018, Aveiro, 2 – 4 October 2018. [Poster]

  • J.P.S. Aniceto, I.S. Azenha, A. Mendes, C.M. Silva, Study of tritperpenic acids isolation by simulated moving bed at two distinct scales, ChemPor 2018, Aveiro, 2 – 4 October 2018. [Poster]

  • J.P.S. Aniceto, A. Rudnitskaya, C.M. Silva, Molecularly Imprinted Polymers for the chromatographic separation of triterpenic acids isomers, ChemPor 2018, Aveiro, 2 – 4 October 2018. [Poster]

  • A.F. Silva, A. Fernandes, M.M. Antunes, M.F. Ribeiro, C.M. Silva, A.A. Valente, Production of clean synthetic fuels using nanocrystalline MFI-based micro/mesoporous zeotypes synthesised via bottom-up approaches, ChemPor 2018, Aveiro, 2 – 4 October 2018. [Poster]

  • A.F. Silva, A. Fernandes, M.M. Antunes, M.F. Ribeiro, C.M. Silva, A.A. Valente, Production of clean synthetic fuels using nanocrystalline MFI-based micro/mesoporous zeotypes synthesised via top-down approaches, ChemPor 2018, Aveiro, 2 – 4 October 2018. [Poster]

  • J.M. Silva, B. Zêzere, I. Portugal, C.M. Silva, Measurement of diffusion coefficients of lycopene and astaxanthin in compressed liquids, ChemPor 2018, Aveiro, 2 – 4 October 2018. [Poster]

  • S. Costa, S.P. Cardoso, Z. Lin, C.M. Silva, Synthesis and characterisation of aluminosilicate ZSM-5 membranes, ChemPor 2018, Aveiro, 2 – 4 October 2018. [Poster]

  • E. Fabre, C. Vale, E. Pereira, C.M. Silva, Study of Hg2+ removal from tap water using different biosorbents, ChemPor 2018, Aveiro, 2 – 4 May 2018. [Poster]

  • J.M. Pinheiro, S. Salústio, A.A. Valente, C.M. Silva, Design of experiments and response surface methodology as powerful tools for optimization of adsorption heat pumps, ChemPor 2018, Aveiro, 2 – 4 October 2018. [Poster]

  • J.M. Pinheiro, S. Salústio, V. Geraldes, A. Valente, C.M. Silva, Copper foam coated with CPO-27(Ni) metal-organic framework for adsorption heat pump: simulation study using OpenFOAM, ChemPor 2018, Aveiro, 2 – 4 October 2018. [Poster]

  • S.P. Cardoso, T. Faria, C.B. Lopes, E. Pereira, I. Portugal, C.M. Silva, Influence of distinct cations in solution on the equilibrium and kinetics of mercury removal using titanosilicate ETS-4, ChemPor 2018, Aveiro, 2 – 4 October 2018. [Poster]

  • F. Rocha, E. Pereira, T. Trindade, C.M. Silva, C.B. Lopes, Selective recovery of platinum-group elements using Fe3O4@EG nanocomposites and their precursors, ChemPor 2018, Aveiro, 2 – 4 October 2018. [Poster]

  • E. Fabre, A. Rocha, C.B. Lopes, C. Vale, C.M. Silva, E. Pereira, New promising microporous niobium and vanadium silicates for mercury removal from aqueous solutions, ChemPor 2018, Aveiro, 2 – 4 October 2018. [Poster]

  • A.F. Silva, A.A. Valente, F.A. da Silva, C.M. Silva, Design and efficiency assessment of a packed bed distillation column by HETP and HTU approaches, ChemPor 2018, Aveiro, 2 – 4 October 2018. [Poster]

EgiChem student participates in the CICat 2018

September 05, 2018

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The Egichem students Andreia Silva took part in the XXVI Congresso Ibero-Americano de Catálise, which took place at the University of Coimbra (Portugal) from the 9th to 14th of September of 2018.

As in previous editions, this event aims to be a meeting point for the Ibero-American community working in Catalysis, in its most varied areas of scientific knowledge. The CICat 2018 is of particular historical importance, marking the 50th anniversary of the beginning of this series of Meetings.

The student had the one oral and one poster communication at the event:

  • A. F. Silva, A. Fernandes, P. Neves, M. M. Antunes, S. M. Rocha, M. F. Ribeiro, C. M. Silva, A. A. Valente, Catalisadores micro/mesoporosos baseados na tipologia BEA para oligomerização de olefinas, XXVI Congresso Ibero-Americano de Catálise (CICat 2018), Coimbra, 9-14 September, 2018. [oral]

  • A. F. Silva, A. Fernandes, M. M. Antunes, P. Neves, S. M. Rocha, M. F. Ribeiro, M. Pillinger, J. Ribeiro, C. M. Silva, A. A. Valente, Aluminossilicatos do tipo TUD-1 para oligomerização de olefinas, XXVI Congresso Ibero-Americano de Catálise (CICat 2018), Coimbra, 9-14 September, 2018.


Before this conference but associated to it, Andreia Silva took also part in the Escola Ibero-Americana de Catálise (EICat 2018) course, which took place at Instituto Superior Técnico (Lisboa), from 6th to 8th of September of 2018.

MSc graduation of Pedro Vieira

July 27, 2018

Pedro Vieira thesis was entitled "Produção de extratos bioativos a partir de resíduos de Quercus cerris por extração supercrítica com solventes verdes" and the work was carried out at EgiChem Lab (University of Aveiro). The supervisor of the work was Dr. Carlos Silva (EgiChem, University of Aveiro). The examiner of the thesis was Dr. António Augusto Areosa Martins (University of Porto) and the event was presided by Dr. Inês Portugal (University of Aveiro).

EgiChem congratulates the student for his achievement.