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CIEPQPF

Chemical Process Engineering and Forest Products Research Centre

Natércia Fernandes

Name
Position
Qualifications

Natércia Cristina Pires Fernandes

Auxiliary researcher

PhD in Chemical Engineering, University of Coimbra, 2007

Diploma in Chemical Engineering, University of Coimbra, 1994

E-mail address
natercia@eq.uc.pt
Telephone
+351-239798702
Research group
Computing, Statistics & Materials (CEM)
Research interests

Modeling and simulation

Operating conditions optimization

Process control

Biodiesel industry  

Funded research projects

"APCFAME: Advanced control of biodiesel production from waste cooking oils", funded by Agência de Inovação (AdI), QREN, 2008-2011.

POCI/V.1.2/N.º12/2007, funded by AdI, POCI 2010, 2006-2008.

"ENGINUM", Funded by AdI, FEDER POS-Conhecimento, 2005-2007.

"Numerical study of a moving bed reactor used in the paper industry", funded by Foundation of Science and Technology (FCT), 2000-2002.

"Do E. globulus ao Papel -- Cozimento Kraft", funded by FCT, 1998-2002.

Key publications

Brásio, A. S. R.; Romanenko, A. e Fernandes, N. C. P. (2013d). Using sequential quadratic programming for system identification. Applied Mathematics and Information Sciences. Accepted for publication

Brásio, A. S.; Romanenko, A.; Leal, J.; Santos, L. O. e Fernandes, N. C. (2013). Nonlinear model predictive control of biodiesel production via transesterification of used vegetable oils. Journal of Process Control, 23(10):1471 – 1479. ISSN 0959-1524. doi: 10.1016/j.jprocont.2013.09.023

Brásio, A. S.; Romanenko, A.; Santos, L. O. e Fernandes, N. C. (2011). Modeling the effect of mixing in biodiesel production. Bioresource Technology, 102(11):6508 – 6514. ISSN 0960-8524. doi: 10.1016/j.biortech.2011.03.090

Araújo, A.; Ferreira, J. A.; Fernandes, N. e Oliveira, P. (2008). Using splitting methods in continuous digester modeling. Applied Mathematical Modelling, 32(9):1869–1882. doi: 10.1016/j.apm.2007.06.024

Romanenko, A.; Fernandes, N. C. P. e Santos, L. (2005). Upgrade of lab systems for MPC: new opportunities in the educational process. In Ardanuy, J. F. e Sánchez, J. M. M. (editors), Actas de I seminario de aplicaciones industriales de control avanzado, SAICA 2005, 19-20 of October 2005, pages 175–186. Villena, A.G., Madrid, Spain. ISBN 8436251792. URL http://www.ieee-ias-css.es/

Fernandes, N. C. P. e Castro, J. A. A. M. (2003). Modeling intra-particle convection in heterogeneous non-catalytic reacting systems. Chemical Engineering Science, 58:447–456. doi: 10.1016/S0009-2509(02)00429-3

Fernandes, N. C. P. e Castro, J. A. A. M. (2000). Steady-state simulation of a continuous moving bed reactor in the pulp and paper industry. Chemical Engineering Science, 55(18):3729–3738. doi: 10.1016/S0009-2509(00)00063-4

Araújo, A.; Ferreira, J. A.; Fernandes, N. C. P. e Oliveira, P. (2004). Simulation of the transient behaviour of a digester used in the pulp and paper industry. In Barbosa-Póvoa, A. e Matos, H. (editors), ESCAPE-14, 16-19 May 2004, Lisbon, Portugal, volume 18 of Computer Applications in Chemical Engineering, pages 325–330. Elsevier Science, Amesterdam, Netherlands. ISBN 0444516948. doi: 10.1016/S1570-7946(04)80120-2

Theses supervision

Ana Sofia Ramos Brásio (2010). Contribuição para a Modelização Dinâmica do Processo de Decantação de Biodiese. Master thesis. Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Coimbra. Approved (grade: 19/20).

Luís Filipe Azevedo dos Santos (2010). Estudo da Distribuição de Fases de Glicerol, Álcool e Água no Processo de Produção de Biodiesel. Master thesis. Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Coimbra. Approved (grade: 16/20).

Vitor Miguel Lindo Marques (2010). Modelação Matemática de uma Unidade de Separação de Biodiesel. Master thesis. Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Coimbra. Approved (grade: 17/20).

Carlos Alexandre Sobreira Ferreira (2009). Implementação de um Sistema de Qualidade. Master thesis, Institute Polytechnic of Bragança. Approved (grade: 15/20).

Other information

ORCID ID:  0000-0001-8020-9194

Prizes: Business Ideas Contest, 2004, awarded by Ministry of Economy, through AdI and CCRN under NORTINOV program, and that would lead to the creation of Ciengis in 2006 (a technology-based spin-off of the Department of Chemical Engineering of the University of Coimbra).