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 Topics for submission:

  • Refining Engineering
  • Petrochemical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering


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The Doctoral Program on Refining, Petrochemical and Chemical Engineering will support the registration fee of PDERPQ enrolled students. Dinner is not included in the costs supported by PDERPQ.

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Session I (8th.June, 9:30-11:00) | Moderated by Fernando Martins
Time for presentation: 15 min + 5 min discussion

  • E. Araújo, F. P. Bernardo, C. M. Reis and F. G. Martins. Total Site Analysis to Identify Heat Exchanger Opportunities Between Process Units #197
  • Joana M. Pinheiro, Sérgio Salústio, João Rocha, Anabela A. Valente, Carlos M. Silva. Analysis of distinct porous metal/metalloid oxide materials for adsorption heating applications #130
  • Afonso, A. Ribeiro, J. Vital and L. M. Madeira. Industrial benzene nitration by-products precursor #144
  • Filipa Franco, J. Prior, S. Velizarov and A. Mendes. Monitoring of chlor-alkali membrane cell performance under industrial conditions #244

Session II (8th.June, 11:30-13:00)Moderated by Fernando Martins
Time for presentation: 15min + 5min discussion

  • Valério, C. A. V. Torres, M. Tavares, M. A. M. Reis, J. Crespo and C. Brazinha. Valorisation of corn fibre: Optimisation of an integrated process for the production of bio-vanillin #243
  • Gonçalves, J. Pereira, N. T. Paiva, J. M. Ferra, J. Martins, F. Magalhães, A. Barros-Timmons, L. Carvalho. Optimisation of amino resins and their impact on wood-based panels properties #76
  • Rita, M. Santos, J. Ribeiro, L.M. Madeira, S. Sanches. Spent caustic soda characterization and acid crudes processing versus oil and grease contamination of a refinery effluent #65
  • Pedro D.A. Bastos, Maria António Santos, Pedro J. Carvalho and João G. Crespo. Phenolic reduction in refinery wastewater treatment for water reuse #91 (TFP: 10min + 5min discussion)
  • Ferreira da Silva, Nídia de Sá Caetano, Carla Brazinha and Luís Costa. Sustainable microalgae biorefinery development through process optimization #193 (TFP: 10 min + 5 min discussion)

Session III (8th.June, 14:30-16:30) | Moderated by Fernando Martins
Time for presentation: 10 min + 5min discussion

  • Churro, F. Mendes, M. F. Ribeiro, L. M. Madeira and P. Araújo. Amination of Cyclohexanol and Cyclohexanone for the Production of Cyclohexylamine and Aniline #149
  • Ameessa Tulcidas, Bruno Santos, Sylwin Pawlowski and Fernando Rocha. Development of scale-up methodologies for pharmaceutical crystallization processes #159
  • Dias, P. Saraiva, R. Oliveira and M. Reis. Development of inferential models for the prediction of RON in Catalytic Reforming #155
  • L. Leal, F. G. Martins and J. Ribeiro. RON and MON determination using near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy data #45
  • Gonçalves, N. T. Paiva, J. M. Ferra, J. Martins, L. Carvalho, F. Magalhães. Near infrared chemometrics applied to formaldehyde based resins #56
  • Frederico G Fonseca, Júlio Paiva and Romualdo L Salcedo. Optimization of multi-objective cyclone systems – strategies from small to large scale problems #41


Symposium Committee

  • Fernando Martins – FEUP
  • João Crespo –  FCT,UNL
  • Francisco Lemos – IST, ULisboa
  • Nuno Oliveira – EQ, UC
  • Carlos Manuel Silva – UA
  • João Ferra – SONAE
  • Carlos Martins de Andrade – GALP
  • Vanessa Araújo – PhD candidate, FEUP