Inês Portugal

Inês Portugal

Bio

Inês Portugal is currently professor of Chemical Engineering at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Aveiro (Portugal) and is member of CICECO – Aveiro Institute of Materials. She has published ca. 40 peer reviewed journal articles and 4 book chapters, and she has supervised ca. 20 master degree graduates.

Her main research interests include chemical valorisation of renewable resources, chemical reaction engineering as a tool for sustainability, and Chemical Engineering Education.

  • Professor of Chemical Engineering at University of Aveiro (UA).
  • Coordinator of the Chemical Engineering master programme at UA.
  • Member of the Pedagogical Council of UA.

Publications

Articles

B. Zêzere, J. Iglésias, I. Portugal, J.R.B. Gomes, C.M. Silva. Diffusion of quercetin in compressed liquid ethyl acetate and ethanol, Journal of Molecular Liquids (accepted) .

B. Zêzere, I. Portugal, J.R.B. Gomes, C.M. Silva. Revisiting Tracer Liu-Silva-Macedo model for binary diffusion coefficient using the largest database of liquid and supercritical systems, Journal of Supercritical Fluids 168 (2021) 105073.

B. Zêzere, J.M. Silva, I. Portugal, J.R.B. Gomes, C.M. Silva. Measurement of astaxanthin and squalene diffusivities in compressed liquid ethyl acetate by Taylor-Aris dispersion method, Separation and Purification Technology 234 (2020) 116046.

P.G. Vieira, M.M.R. de Melo, A. Şen, M.M.Q. Simões, I. Portugal, H. Pereira, C.M. Silva. Quercus cerris extracts obtained by distinct separation methods and solvents: Total and friedelin extraction yields, and chemical similarity analysis by multidimensional scaling, Separation and Purification Technology 232 (2020) 115924.

M.M.R. de Melo, B. Carius, M.M.Q. Simões, I. Portugal, J. Saraiva, C.M. Silva. Supercritical CO2 extraction of V. vinifera leaves: influence of cosolvents and particle size on removal kinetics and selectivity to target compounds, Journal of Supercritical Fluids 165 (2020) 104959.

B. Zêzere, J. Cordeiro, J. Leite, A.L. Magalhães, I. Portugal, C.M. Silva. Diffusivities of metal acetylacetonates in liquid ethanol and comparison with the transport behavior in supercritical systems, Journal of Supercritical Fluids 143 (2019) 259-267.

V.H. Rodrigues, M.M.R. Melo, I. Portugal, C.M. Silva. Simulation and techno-economic optimization of the supercritical CO₂ extraction of Eucalyptus globulus bark at industrial scale, Journal of Supercritical Fluids 145 (2019) 169-180.

B. Zêzere, A.L. Magalhães, I. Portugal, C.M. Silva. Diffusion coefficients of eucalyptol at infinite dilution in compressed liquid ethanol and in supercritical CO2/ethanol mixtures, Journal of Supercritical Fluids 133 (2018) 297-308.

V.H. Rodrigues, M.M.R. Melo, I. Portugal, C.M. Silva. Extraction of Eucalyptus leaves using solvents of distinct polarity. Cluster analysis and extracts characterization, Journal of Supercritical Fluids 135 (2018) 263-274.

B.R. Figueiredo, S.P. Cardoso, I. Portugal, J. Rocha, C.M. Silva. Inorganic Ion Exchangers for Cesium Removal from Radioactive Wastewater, Separation and Purification Reviews 47 (2018) 306-336.

S.P. Cardoso, I.S. Azenha, Z. Lin, I. Portugal, A.E. Rodrigues, C.M. Silva. Inorganic Membranes for Hydrogen Separation, Separation and Purification Reviews 47 (2018) 229-266.

V.H. Rodrigues, M.M.R. Melo, I. Portugal, C.M. Silva. Supercritical fluid extraction of Eucalyptus globulus leaves. Experimental and modelling studies of the influence of operating conditions and biomass pretreatment upon yields and kinetics, Separation and Purification Technology 191 (2018) 207-213.

S.P. Cardoso, Z. Lin, I. Portugal, A.E. Rodrigues, C.M. Silva. Synthesis, dynamic characterization, and modeling studies of an AM-3 membrane for light gases separation, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 261 (2018) 170-180.

C. Varanda, I. Portugal, J. Ribeiro, A.M.S. Silva, C.M. Silva. Optimization of bitumen formulations using mixture design of experiments (MDOE), Construction and Building Materials 156 (2017) 611-620.

S.P. Cardoso, I.S. Azenha, I. Portugal, Z. Lin, A.E. Rodrigues, C.M. Silva. Single and binary surface diffusion permeation through zeolite membranes using new Maxwell-Stefan factors for Dubinin-type isotherms and occupancy-dependent kinetics, Separation and Purification Technology 182 (2017) 207-218.

B.R. Figueiredo, M.M.R. Melo, I. Portugal, D. Ananias, J. Rocha, C.M. Silva. Cs+ removal and optical detection by microporous lanthanide silicate Eu-AV-20 in a fixed-bed column, Chemical Engineering Journal 286 (2016) 48-58.

S.P. Cardoso, I.S. Azenha, Z. Lin, I. Portugal, A.E. Rodrigues, C.M. Silva. Experimental measurement and modeling of ion exchange equilibrium and kinetics of cadmium(II) solutions over microporous stannosilicate AV-6, Chemical Engineering Journal 295 (2016) 139-151.

B.R. Figueiredo, I. Portugal, J. Rocha, C.M. Silva. Fixed-bed removal of Cs+ from aqueous solutions by microporous silicate ETS-4: Measurement and modeling of loading-regeneration cycles, Chemical Engineering Journal 301 (2016) 276-284.

C. Varanda, I. Portugal, J. Ribeiro, A.M.S. Silva, C.M. Silva. Influence of Polyphosphoric Acid on the Consistency and Composition of Formulated Bitumen: Standard Characterization and NMR Insights, Journal of Analytical Methods in Chemistry 2016 (2016) -.

B.R. Figueiredo, D. Ananias, I. Portugal, J. Rocha, C.M. Silva. Tb/Eu-AV-9: A lanthanide silicate for the sensing and removal of cesium ions from aqueous solutions, Chemical Engineering Journal 286 (2016) 679-688.

B.M. Antunes, A.E. Rodrigues, Z. Lin, I. Portugal, C.M. Silva. Alkenes oligomerization with resin catalysts, Fuel Processing Technology 138 (2015) 86-99.

J.P.S. Aniceto, I. Portugal, C.M. Silva. Biomass-based polyols through oxypropylation reaction, ChemSusChem 5 (2012) 1358-1368.

B.M. Antunes, S.P. Cardoso, C.M. Silva, I. Portugal. Kinetics of ethyl acetate synthesis catalyzed by acidic resins, Journal of Chemical Education 88 (2011) 1178-1181.

D.L.A. Fernandes, A.M.R.B. Xavier, I. Portugal, F.A. Silva, C.M. Silva. Dynamic and equilibrium adsorption experiments, Journal of Chemical Education 82 (2005) 919-923.

Book Chapters

C. Varanda, I. Portugal, J. Ribeiro, Carlos M. Silva, and A.M.S. Silva. ENMR Spectroscopy in Bitumen Characterization, in Analytical Characterization of Crude Oil and Related Products, Wiley, (2018).

Marcelo M.R. de Melo, Armando J.D. Silvestre, Inês Portugal, and Carlos M. Silva. Emerging technologies for the recovery of valuable compounds from coffee processing by-products, in Handbook of Coffee Processing By-Products, Elsevier, (2017).

Marcelo M.R. de Melo, Inês Portugal, Armando J.D. Silvestre and Carlos M. Silva. Environmentally Benign Supercritical Fluid Extraction, in The Application of Green Solvents in Separation Processes, Elsevier, (2017).

Posters

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.

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, , 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.

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.

V.H. Rodrigues, I. Portugal, C.M. Silva. Supercritical fluid extraction of triterpenoids of the lupane type from Acacia dealbata bark biomass, EIFS2020, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, , 2020.

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, November 10-15, 2019, 2019.

B. Zêzere, A. L. Magalhães, I. Portugal, C.M. Silva. Diffusion coefficients of metal acetylacetonates in liquid ethanol and supercritical CO2, 6th Portuguese Young Chemists Meeting, Setúbal, 15 – 18 May, 2018.

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, 7 – 4 October, 2018.

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, 17 – 4 October, 2018.

J.M. Silva, B. Zêzere, I. Portugal, C.M. Silva. Measurement of diffusion coefficients of lycopene and astaxanthin in compressed liquids, ChemPor 2018, Aveiro, 12 – 4 October, 2018.

B. Zêzere, I. Portugal, C.M. Silva. New extension of the Liu-Silva-Macedo model to multicomponent Lennard-Jones intradiffusivities, ChemPor 2018, Aveiro, 6 – 4 October, 2018.

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, 4 – 4 October, 2018.

R.M. Silva, C.M. Silva, I. Portugal. Kinetic study of the acetylation of ricinoleic acid with acetic anhydride, 11th International Chemical and Biological Engineering Conference, Lisbon, September 5-7, 2011.

S.M. Leite, B.M. Antunes, I. Portugal, C.M. Silva. Modelling Phase and Chemical Equilibrium in Catalytic Esterification of Acetic Acid and Ethanol, 8th ECCE – European Congress of Chemical Engineering, Berlin, September 25-29, 2011.

B.M. Antunes, I. Portugal, C.M. Silva. Theoretical and Experimental Study of Acetic Acid Esterification, 11th International Chemical and Biological Engineering Conference, Lisbon, September 5-7, 2011.

S. Sequeira, F.A. Da Silva, C.M. Silva, I. Portugal. Adsorption Undergraduate Experiments, CHEMPOR 2005, Aveiro, , 2001.

Presentations

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.

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, First Iberian Meeting on Supercritical Fluids, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 18-19 February, 2020.

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.

B. Soares, J.P.S. Aniceto, C.S.R. Freire, I. Brandão, C.M. Silva, I. Portugal, Carlos P. Neto. Valorization of Coffee grounds by oxypropylation, 11th International Chemical and Biological Engineering Conference, Lisbon, September 5-7, 2011.