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DEQ

Departamento de Engenharia Química da FCTUC

Paulo Ferreira

Name
Position
Qualifications
Paulo Ferreira

Paulo Jorge Tavares Ferreira

Assistant Professor

PhD in Chemical Engineering, University of Coimbra, 2000

Diploma in Chemical Engineering, University of Coimbra, 1987

E-mail address
paulo@eq.uc.pt
Telephone
+351-239798747
Teaching activities

Transport Phenomena (heat and mass transfer)

Separation Processes

Pulp Science and Technology

Paper Science and Technology

Physico-Chemical Treatments

PhD programs: Chemical Engineering; AdvaMTech – Advanced Materials and Processing

Research group
Particles, Polymers and Biomaterials Technology (PPB)
Research interests

Analysis, characterization and functionalization of pulps, fibres, paper fillers and pigments

Pulp and paper surface studies: physico-chemical characterization

Characterization and uses of nanocelulloses

Surface sizing, pigmentizing, nanocoating, and printability in woodfree printing and writing papers

Flocculation anf fiber flow studies in papermaking

Funded research projects

PADIS – Papéis de alto desempenho à impressão – QREN 5348 (PI at UC) (concluded)

PAPERBRIGHT - Pastas branqueadas de elevado desempenho: do conhecimento fundamental à tecnologia avançada – funding FCT, PTDC/EQU-EQU/113547/2009 (team member) (concluded)

FIBERFLOW  - Aplicação de Ferramentas de CFD à Modelização do Escoamento de Suspensões de Fibras – funding FCT, PTDC/EQU-EQU/112388/2009 (team member) (concluded)

NEWFILL - New modified fillers for papermaking - PTDC/EQU-EQU/120578/2010 (2012-2015) (PI) (concluded)

NMC - New cellulosic materials - QREN 34169 (COMPETE/IAPMEI) (2013-2015) (PI at UC) (concluded)

Key publications

Ana F. Lourenço, José A.F. Gamelas, Tiago Nunes, José Amaral, Peré Mutjé, Paulo J. Ferreira – Influence of TEMPO-oxidized cellulose nanofibrils on the properties of filler-containing papers, Cellulose (DOI: 10.1007/s10570-016-1121-9. Published online: 17 November 2016)

Gamelas, J.A.F., Pedrosa, J., Lourenço, A.F., Mutjé, P., González, I., Chinga-Carrasco, G., Singh, G., Ferreira, P. (2015) – On the morphology of cellulose nanofibrils obtained by TEMPO-mediated oxidation and mechanical treatment, Micron, 72, 28-33.

Ana F. Lourenço, José A. F. Gamelas, Christin Zscherneck, Paulo J. Ferreira (2013) – Evaluation of Silica-Coated PCC as New Modified Filler for Papermaking, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 52(14), 5095−5099

G. .V. Duarte, B.V. Ramarao, T.E. Amidon, P.T. Ferreira (2011) – The Effect of Hot Water Extraction on Hardwood Kraft Pulp fibers (Acer saccharum, Sugar Maple), Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 50, 9949-9959

Isabel M. T. Moutinho, Paulo J. T. Ferreira, Margarida L. Figueiredo. F. (2011) – Paper surface chemistry as a tool to improve inkjet printing quality, Bioresources, 6(4), 4259-4270

Paulo J. Ferreira, José A. Gamelas, Isabel M. Moutinho, Ana G. Ferreira, Nuria Gómez, Cristina Molleda, M. Margarida Figueiredo (2009) – Application of FT-IR-ATR to evaluate the penetration of surface sizing agents into the paper structure, Ind. & Eng. Chem. Res., 48 (8), 3867–3872

M.G. Rasteiro, F.A.P. Garcia, P. Ferreira, A. Blanco, C. Negro, E. Antunes (2008) – The use of LDS as a tool to evaluate flocculation mechanisms, Chem. Eng. Process., 47 (8): 1329-1338. IF = 1,518

Isabel M. T. Moutinho, Paulo J. T. Ferreira, Margarida L. Figueiredo (2007) – Impact of surface sizing on inkjet printing quality, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 46 (19): 6183-6188.

M.J. Moura, P.J. Ferreira, M.M. Figueiredo (2005) – Mercury intrusion porosimetry in pulp and paper technology, Powder Technology 160 (2): 61-66.

Fátima. M. Barreiros, Paulo J. Ferreira, M. Margarida Figueiredo (1996) – Calculating shape factors from particle sizing data, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, 13: 368-373

Theses supervision

PhD thesis: 2015 - Improvement of functional properties of different paper grades through the use of cellulose nanofibrils - Doutoramento em Engenharia Química com a Indústria, em parceria com o Grupo The Navigator Company,Ana Filipa Martins Lourenço (Bolseira FCT - SFRH/BDE/108095/2015)

Recovery of printing and writing paper fillers by alternative treatments Mestrado Integrado em Engenharia de Química de Adriana Carecho (2015-2016)

Composite films of nanocelluloses and clay Mestrado Integrado em Engenharia de Química de Marisa Coelho (2015-2016)

PhD thesis: 2010 - Hot water pre-extraction of hardwoods: impact of processing on extract and pulp properties - Doutoramento misto, Gustavo Vieira Gonçalves Pacheco Duarte (Bolseiro FCT – SFRH/BD/18193/2005) (ESF/NYSU)

PhD Thesis: 2009 - Physical and Chemical Interactions on Paper's Surface – Impact on the Printability of Papers Produced whit E. globullus Kraft Pulps, Isabel Maria Teixeira Moutinho (FCT grant holder – SFRH/BD/18197/2004) (DEQ/FCTUC)

MSc thesis: 2009 - Printing quality of glossy and mate offset papers – Ana Filipa Lourenço (DEQ/FCTUC)

 

Curiculum Vitae (summary) at: http://www.eq.uc.pt/~paulo/CVitae/Paulo_Ferreira_CVitae_Summary.pdf