20 years of Science and Innovation

António Azevedo Ferreira

Assistant Researcher

Background: PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering – Faculty of Engineering of Porto, Portugal

Major research topics

  • Continuous crystallization.
  • Active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs).
  • Oscillatory flow reactors.
  • Process intensification.
  • Multiphase reactors.
  • Image analysis.

Selected Publications

A. Ferreira, F. Rocha, J.A. Teixeira, A. Vicente, Apparatus for mixing improvement based on oscillatory flow reactors provided with smooth periodic constrictions, WO/2015/056156, 2015.

Castro, F., A. Ferreira, F. Rocha, A. Vicente, & J. A. Teixeira. 2013. Continuous-Flow Precipitation of Hydroxyapatite at 37 C in a Meso Oscillatory Flow Reactor. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 52:9816

Mena, P., A. Ferreira, J. A. Teixeira, & F. Rocha. 2011. Effect of some solid properties on gas-liquid mass transfer in a bubble column. Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification 50(2):181

Ferreira, A., G. Pereira, J. a. Teixeira, & F. Rocha. 2012. Statistical tool combined with image analysis to characterize hydrodynamics and mass transfer in a bubble column. Chemical Engineering Journal 180:216

Martins, P. M. M., Ferreira, A. et al. 2009. Unsteady-state transfer of impurities during crystal growth of sucrose in sugarcane solutions. Journal of Crystal Growth 311(15):3841

Selected Projects

CrystalFlow: Continuous crystallization of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) - POCI-01- 0145-FEDER- 016816; PTDC/QEQ-PRS/3787/2014. Beginning: 2016; Duration: 24 months; Role: Principal investigator.

Continuous crystallization of active pharmaceutical ingredients (exploratory research project) - IF/01087/2014. Beginning: 2015; Duration: 5 years; Role: principal investigator.

Science of Crystal Growth: new applications in the crystallization of sucrose and proteins in pure and impure solutions - PTDC/EQU-FTT/81496/2006. Beginning: 2007; Duration: 3 years; Role: Team member.

Removal of Color in Sugar Processing for the Direct Production of White Sugar’’—LEQSF (2004-07)-RD-B-002 (Louisiana Board of Regents), USA - Role: Team member.

Characterization of agglomeration and of crystallization kinetics in industrial processes through image analysis, FCT/PRAXIS XXI contract POCTI/1999/EQU/33131. Beginning: 2000; Duration: 3 years; Role: Team member.


Email: amaffe.up.pt

Phone: +351 22 041 4858

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Laboratory: E204B

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