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Departamento de Engenharia Química da FCTUC

Licínio Ferreira

Name
Position
Qualifications
licínio ferreira

Licínio Manuel Gando Azevedo Ferreira

Assistant professor

PhD in Chemical Engineering, University of Porto, 1994

Diploma in Chemical Engineering, University of A. Neto (Angola), 1983

E-mail address

lferreira@eq.uc.pt

ferreira.licinio@gmail.com

Telephone
+351-239798745
Teaching activities

Separation Processes - membranes and adsorptive processes

Surface Chemical Physics 

Effluents and Industrial Wastes 

Gaseous Effluents and Control of Air Quality 

Instrumentation and Analytical Techniques

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

Recovery of valuable metals from wastewaters using ion-exchange (IX) and nanofiltration (NF) 

Separation of amino acids and proteins by ion-exchange

Carbon dioxide sequestration by mineral carbonation

Water desalination using hybrid IX and NF process

Valorization of wastes for recovery of value-added substances

Funded research projects

Coordination of project AdsorbOil, "Assessment of natural adsorbents (clays) for the treatment of waste lubrificant oil", funded by EnvirOil, 2013-2014.

Coordination of project POCI/EQU/58149/2004, "Combined membrane and ion-exchange processes for recovery and re-use of metals", funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), 2005-2008.

Co-coordinationf of project "Fotovoltaic Systems: From the material extraction to the energy production", funded by program Icentro – Medida 7.3, 2008-2009. 

Co-coordination of project PRAXIS XXI /3/3.2/PAPEL/2322/95, “From Eucalyptus globulus to paper: Assessment of the effects of the reduction of water consumption in bleached kraft pulp production”, funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), 1997-2000.  

Participation in the project PTDC/AGR-AAM/101643/2008, "NanoDC: NanoDC - Electrokinetic remediation of soil contaminated with persistent organic pollutants using iron nanoparticles", funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), 2011-2014.

Key publications

Lorena, F., Quina, M., Gando-Ferreira, Thomas, H., Gustavo, C., Solvent extraction studies for separation of Zn (II) and Mn (II) from spent leach solutions, Sep. Sci. and Technol., 49, 398-409 (2013). DOI: 10.1080/01496395.2013.850510.

Moreira, M. and Ferreira, L., Separation of phenylalanine and tyrosine by ion-exchange using a strong-base anionic resin. I Breakthrough curves analysis, J. Biochem. Eng., 67, 231-240 (2012) /doi: 10.1016/j.bej.2012.06.009.

Moreira, M. and Ferreira, L., Separation of phenylalanine and tyrosine by ion-exchange using a strong-base anionic resin. II Cyclic adsorption/desorption studies, J. Biochem. Eng., 67, 241-250 (2012), doi: 10.1016/j.bej.2012.06.010.

Romão, I., Nduagu, E., Fagerlund, J., L. M. Gando-Ferreira and Zevenhoven, R., CO2 fixation using magnesium silicate minerals. Part 2: Integration with iron-and steelmaking, Energy, 41 (1), 203-211 (2011). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2011.08.026

Fernandes, S. and Gando-Ferreira, L., Kinetic modeling analysis for the removal of Cr(III) by Diphonix resin, Chem. Eng. J., 172 (2-3), 623-633 (2011). doi:10.1016/j.cej.2011.06.020

Gando-Ferreira, L.M., Romão, I.S. and Quina, M. J., Equilibrium and kinetic studies on removal of Cu2+ and Cr3+ from aqueous solutions using a chelating resin, Chem.  Eng. J., 172 (1), 277-286 (2011). Doi:10.1016/j.cej.2011.05.105

Salomé Gomes, Sofia A. Cavaco, Cátia M. Augusto, Margarida M. Quina and Licínio M. Gando-Ferreira,  Nanofiltration process for separating Cr(III)from acid solutions: experimental and modeling analysis, Desalination, 254, 1-3, 80-89 (2010)

Sofia A. Cavaco, Sandra Fernandes, Cátia M. Augusto, Margarida M. Quina and Licínio M. Gando-Ferreira, Evaluation of chelating resins for chromium(III) removal from industrial effluents, J. Hazard. Mater., 169, 516-523 (2009).

Sofia A. Cavaco, Sandra Fernandes, Margarida M. Quina and Licínio M. Ferreira, Removal of chromium from electroplating industry effluents by ion-exchange resins", J. of Hazard. Mater., 144, 634-638 (2007)

Maria J. Moreira and Licínio M. G. A. Ferreira, Equilibrium studies of phenylalanine and tyrosine on ion-exchange resins, Chem. Eng. Sci., 60, 5022-5024 (2005). Doi:10.1016/j.ces.2005.03.039 

Agostinho Garcia, José Silva, Licínio Ferreira, Anabela Leitão, and Alírio Rodrigues, Regeneration of fixed-bed adsorbers saturated with single and binary mixtures of phenol and m-cresol, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 41, 6165-6174 (2002)

Theses supervision

Maria João A. Moreira, “Separation of amino acid by ion-exchange: effect of pH and ionic strength”, PhD Thesis, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Coimbra, 2010.

Dany Geraldo Kramer Cavalcanti, "Desenvolvimento de nanocompósito (hidroxipatite/Poliuretano) pela gelação de poli (álcool vinílico) para remoção de metais pesados", Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Centro de Tecnologia, Brasil, Sandwich PhD (co-supervision), 2013. 

Inês Sofia Romão, "Mineralization of carbon dioxide using magnesium silicates", co-supervision with Prof. Ron Zevenhoven (Åbo Akademi University, Finland), PhD Thesis, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Coimbra (expected 2014). 

Lorena Romina Falco, "Recovery of metals from spent alkalline and Zn-C batteries", Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina, Sandwich PhD, 2013. 

Maria Odete Pedro Trigo, "Estudo do desempenho de um sistema de zona húmida artificial no tratamento de águas residuais de Luanda", Tese de Mestrado em Engenharia do Ambiente (co-supervisão), Universidade Agostinho Neto, Luanda, 2011.

Other information

ORCID ID: 0000-0003-0739-1238

Research ID: A-7085-2012

Coordenador do curso de ensino à distância da Universidade de Coimbra - Poluição atmosférica e controlo de efluentes gasosos (PCEG). http://www.ed.uc.pt/educ/curso?id=42