From Science to Innovation

Paulo Aloísio Augusto

Senior Researcher

Academic position: Profesor Titular Universidad (Universidad de Salamanca)

Research position at LEPABE: Integrated member

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

Major research topics

  • Magnetic Separation / Magnetic Classification.
  • Magnetic Particles (Nanomagnetic, Micronmagnetic) and Magnet Design (Permanent Magnets, Superconducting Magnets, Solenoids).
  • Wastewater, Water and Leachate Treatment (by magnetic methods, membrane bioreactors, etc.).
  • Superconductivity and Cryogenics
  • Supercritical Extraction
  • Environmental, Chemical, Biological and Biomedicine Applications of Magnetism.

Selected Publications

Teresa Castelo-Grande, Paulo A Augusto, Angel M. Estevez, Domingos Barbosa, Jesus Mª Rodriguez, Audelino Alvaro, Carmen Torrente,  “Magnetic Fluidized and Stabilized Beds in Science and Technology: A Review”, Handbook of Porous Media, Third Edition, 2014, CRC Press, New York, USA, ISBN: 9781439885543

Teresa Castelo-Grande, Paulo A Augusto, Paulo Monteiro, Domingos Barbosa, Angel M. Estevez, “Remediation of soils contaminated with pesticides: a review”, International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, 90 (3-6), 438-467, 2010

Angel M. Estevez, Jesus M. Rodriguez, Audelino Alvaro, Paulo A. Augusto, Oroncio Jiménez, Teresa Castelo-Grande and Domingos Barbosa, “Preparation, Characterization, and Testing of Magnetic Carriers for Arsenic Removal From Water”, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 44, 1-8, 2008

P. A. Augusto, T. Castelo-Grande, D. Barbosa, A. Estévez, “Influence of the processing variables on the performance of MAGCLA™: Part I - Blank Simulation”, Chemical Engineering Journal, 131, 217-224, 2007

P. A. Augusto, T. Castelo-Grande, P. Augusto, “Magnetic classification in Health Sciences and in Chemical Engineering”, Chemical Engineering Journal, 111, 85-90, 2005

Selected Projects

“MAGPRO2LIFE - Advanced Magnetic nano-particles deliver smart Processes and Products for Life.”, European Union, 2009-2013, Role: Principal Investigator of the Spanish Partners, Total amount: 13.000.000 €.

“Nanopartículas Magnéticas Funcionalizadas. Nuevas Tecnologías Magnéticas para Mejorar Procesos y obtener Productos importantes para la Salud.”, Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia, 2008-2009. Role: Principal Investigator.

“Preparación, caracterización y prueba de adsorbentes magnéticos para la eliminación del arsénico de corrientes líquidas industriales y de agua de consumo mediante un lecho estabilizado magnéticamente (LEM). Posible aplicación en emisiones gaseosas”, Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia, 2006-2009, Role: Team Member.

“Eliminación de arsénico del agua de consumo humano en Castilla y León, utilizando como adsorbedor un lecho de partículas de óxido de hierro hidratado estabilizado magnéticamente.”, Junta de Castilla y León, 2007-2009, Role: Team Member.

“Leachate Treatment by Membrane Bioreactors.”, Zenon-FEUP Protocol, 2005. Role: Team Member.



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