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Departamento de Engenharia Química da FCTUC

Isabel Fonseca

Isabel M.A.Fonseca

Isabel M. A. Fonseca

Associate Professor

Aggregation in University of Coimbra, 2013

PhD in Chemical Thermodynamics, University of Coimbra, 1991

MSc in Chemical Physics, 1985  

E-mail address
Teaching activities

Chemical Thermodynamics

Mass and Energy Balances

Chemical Engineering Laboratories

Research group
Environment, Reaction, Separation and Thermodynamics (GERST)
Research interests

Phase Equilibria at low temperatures

Solubility of gases in liquids

Thermophysical Properties of Fluids (ionic liquids, nanoparticles and organic compounds)

Implementation of pedagogical lab experiments.

Treatment of data and analysis of uncertainties

Funded research projects

Coordination of the project" Chemical Effects on Gas/Liquid Solubility", POCTI/EQU/44056/2002, 2003-06.

Participation as the second member of team in the research project entitled "Thermodynamic Properties of Liquefied Gas Mixtures"-POCTI/EQU/2692/2001.

Collaboration in the project " Studies on Heat Transfer Characteristics under Horizontal, Vertical and Inclined Flow Conditions" (PTDC/EME-MFE/66482/2006).PTDC/EME-MFE/66482/ funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), 2007-2009. Universidade de Aveiro, and FCTUC, Universidade de Coimbra. 

Collaboration in the project "Selection of ionic liquids as solvents" (POCI/EQU/58152/2004), FCT, Departamento de Química da Universidade de Aveiro. 

Participation in the project "Thermodynamic Properties of Mixtures of Polar Liquids at Low Temperatures", 204.80.11, JNICT and OTAN, (1980 - 1983).  

Key publications

José M. M. V. Sousa, José F. O. Granjo, António J. Queimada, Abel G. M. Ferreira , Nuno M. C. Oliveira, Isabel M. A. Fonseca, Solubility of hydrofluorocarbons in phosphonium-based ionic liquids: Experimental and modelling study, J. Chem. Thermodynamics 79 (2014) 184–191.

José M. M. V. Sousa e Isabel M. A. Fonseca, Solubility of Hydrofluorocarbons in Halobenzene Solvents, J. Chem. Eng. Data 59 (2014) 3605-3609.

J. M. M. V. Sousa, A. J. Queimada, E. A. Macedo, I. M. A. Fonseca, Solubility of hydrofluorocarbons in aromatic solvents and alcohols: experimental data and modeling with CPA EoS, Fluid Phase Equilibria, 337 (2013) 60.

Carlos E. Ferreira, Nieves M.C. Talavera-Prieto, Isabel M.A. Fonseca, António T.G. Portugal, Abel G.M. Ferreira, Measurements of pVT, viscosity, and surface tension of trihexyltetradecylphosphonium tris(pentafluoroethyl)trifluorophosphate ionic liquid and modelling with equations of state, J. Chem. Thermodynamics, 47 (2012) 183.

F. A. M. M. Gonçalves , C. S. M. F. Costa, C. E. Ferreira, J. C. S. Bernardo, I. Johnson, I. M. A. Fonseca, A. G. M. Ferreira, Pressure–volume–temperature measurements of phosphonium-based ionic liquids and analysis with simple equations of state, J. Chem. Thermodynamics, 43 (2011) 914.

J. M. M. V. Sousa, J. P. B. Almeida, A. G. M. Ferreira, H. C. Fachada, I. M. A. Fonseca, Solubility of HFCs in lower alcohols, Fluid Phase Equilibria, 303 (2011) 115.

J. M. M. V. Sousa, A. G. M. Ferreira, H. C. Fachada, I. M. A. Fonseca, Solubility of CF4 in lower alcohols, Fluid Phase Equilibria, 296 (2010) 95. 

A Simple Experiment to Understand Gas/Liquid Solubility,I. M. A. Fonseca, J. P. B. Almeida, H. C. Fachada, Chem. Eng. Edu., 42 (2008) 147. 

Automated apparatus for gas solubility measurements, I. M. A. Fonseca, J. P. B. Almeida, H. C. Fachada, J. Chem. Thermodynamics, 39 (2007) 1407.

Isabel M. A. Fonseca, "Erros Experimentais, ajustamentos e outras coisas mais", Editora Gradiva, 2010.

Theses supervision

Chemical Effects on Gas/liquid Solubilities, José Manuel Matias Vieira de Sousa, Assistant of ISEC, PhD Thesis, 2016.

Recovery of heavy metals from industrial effluents using ionic exchanged resins impregnated with ionic liquids, Diogo Vieites Amoedo, Ms Thesis, 2016 (co-supervision of Licínio M. G. A. Ferreira).

Thermodynamic Properties of Liquefied Gases, Ana Maria Pontedeira Senra, PhD Thesis, Universidade de Coimbra, 2006 (co-supervision of Professor Doutor Lélio Q. Lobo). 

Thermophysical Properties of water+ethyl acetate+ethanol mixture, Rui Miguel Martins Pires, Ms Thesis, 2004, (co-supervision Abel M. Ferreira).

Surface tension and densities of mixtures of ionic liquids with water and ethanol at various temperatures, Esther Rilo Siso, bachelor, Department of Physics, University of A Coruña (Spain), PhD, (collaboration), 2008-2010.  

Other information

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-0983-1404