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EgiChem student wins best presentation award in the ICECM 2019

April 26, 2019

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The Egichem student Elaine Fabre delivered a presentation in the ICECM 2019 (International Conference on Environment, Chemistry and Management), which took place at the Hotel Pennsylvania (New York, USA) from the 22nd to 23th of April of 2019. 

Briefly, this conference aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Environment, Chemistry and Management. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Environment, Chemistry and Management.

 Elaine Fabre  delivered the following oral presentation at the conference:

E. Fabre, C. Vale, E. Pereira, C. M. Silva, Valorization of banana peels for mercury removal in environmental realist conditions ICECM 2019: International Conference on Environment, Chemistry and Management, New York, 22-23 April, 2019.

PhD graduation

March 27, 2019

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Andreia Silva  concluded her PhD in chemical engineering on the 26th of March of 2019.

Andreia Silva  thesis was entitled "Oligomerização de olefinas leves na presença de catalisadores ácidos inorgânicos porosos" and the work was supervised by Dra. Anabela Valente (CICECO, University of Aveiro),  Dr. Carlos Manuel Silva (University of Aveiro, EgiChem).

The jury panel was presided by Professor António Caetano (University of Aveiro) and the examiners were Dr. Maria Filipa Ribeiro (University of Lisbon) and Dr. José Castanheiro (University of Évora). In addition, Professor João Rocha (CICECO, University Aveiro),  Dr. Joaquim Vital (University Nova of Lisbon) and Dra. Anabela Valente (CICECO, University of Aveiro) were also in the jury panel.

EgiChem congratulates this student for her achievement.

EgiChem students attend seminar on 'Supercritically” shaping biomaterials '

March 19, 2019

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The EgiChem members Bruno Zêzere, Ivo Azenha, José Aniceto, Marcelo Melo, Martinique Nunes and Vítor Rodrigues attended the seminar "Supercritically” shaping biomaterials for tissue engineering", which took place at University of Aveiro (Portugal), on 18th of March of 2019. 

The seminar was delivered by Dr. Ana Rita Duarte (University Nova of Lisbon) and covered green / sustainable methodologies to process materials or development of biomaterials.

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]