Pedro J. Carvalho

Assistant Professor

Scientific information

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Pedro J. Carvalho is an assistant professor at the Chemistry Department of University of Aveiro, Portugal and researcher at the CICECO – Aveiro Institute of Materials, one of the leading European Laboratories in Materials Science. He graduated in Chemical Engineering at University of Aveiro, ending up developing a special interest on thermodynamic characterization of compounds, process optimization and sub-products valorisation; interests that endure since his PhD in Chemical Engineering, in 2011, to date. Pedro’s interests were further nurtured by establishing important collaborations and research lines that he incorporated on the research group he makes part of – PATh. The Research Team, PATH, operates in the fields of biorefinery, green chemistry, eco-solvents development, and sustainable process design. The team comprises now 7 senior researchers, 5 junior researcher, 1 Post-Doctoral Fellow, 29 PhD students and 8 MSc students, plus a variable number of project grant holders and foreign visitors. The PATH group publishes about 50 articles/year that attract close to 3000 citations.

Pedro coordinates and participates in several national and European research projects and has ongoing collaborations with Saudi Arabia, India, Brazil, UK, Spain and Germany. Pedro research has been focused on the petrochemical and biorefinery, in particular on the study of novel solvents for gas capture – separation and sequestration, from natural gas, post-combustion and syngas streams – the extraction and purification of impurities from petrochemical streams, the extraction of valuable compounds from biomass and wastes. For these applications he has been interested in developing/optimizing innovative technologies, like membrane technology, in conjunction with neoteric solvents, like ionic liquids (IL), deep eutectic solvents (DES) and other novel greener solvents. In all cases he strives at developing a fundamental understanding of their physico-chemical characterization and the mechanisms of action, aiming at designing novel solvents and processes that are more biocompatible, and biodegradable, less toxic, and produced, if possible, from renewable sources.

Present Research Group

Member of the group PATh - Process and Product Applied Thermodynamics ( http://path.web.ua.pt/ ). PATh is part of group 4 (biorefineries, biobased materials and recycling) of CICECO.

Ongoing Supervisions

Projects

Publications

High carbon dioxide solubilities in trihexyltetradecylphosphonium-based ionic liquids

Carvalho, PJ; Alvarez, VH; Marrucho, IM; Aznar, M; Coutinho, JAP
2010, JOURNAL OF SUPERCRITICAL FLUIDS, 52, 3, 258-265.

Non-ideality of Solutions of NH3, SO2, and H2S in Ionic Liquids and the Prediction of Their Solubilities Using the Flory-Huggins Model

Carvalho, PJ; Coutinho, JAP
2010, ENERGY & FUELS, 24, 6662-6666.

Structural and Positional Isomerism Influence in the Physical Properties of Pyridinium NTf2-Based Ionic Liquids: Pure and Water-Saturated Mixtures

Oliveira, FS; Freire, MC; Carvalho, PI; Coutinho, JAP; Lopes, JNC; Rebelo, LPN; Marrucho, IM
2010, JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL AND ENGINEERING DATA, 55, 10, 4514-4520.

Surface Tensions of Bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide Anion-Based Ionic Liquids

Carvalho, PJ; Neves, CMSS; Coutinho, JAP
2010, JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL AND ENGINEERING DATA, 55, 9, 3807-3812.

Effect of Water on the Viscosities and Densities of 1-Butyl-3-methylimidazolium Dicyanamide and 1-Butyl-3-methylimidazolium Tricyanomethane at Atmospheric Pressure

Carvalho, PJ; Regueira, T; Santos, LMNBF; Fernandez, J; Coutinho, JAP
2010, JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL AND ENGINEERING DATA, 55, 2, 645-652.

On the Nonideality of CO2 Solutions in Ionic Liquids and Other Low Volatile Solvents

Carvalho, PJ; Coutinho, JAP
2010, JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LETTERS, 1, 4, 774-780.

High pressure phase behavior of carbon dioxide in 1-alkyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide ionic liquids

Carvalho, PJ; Alvarez, VH; Machado, JJB; Pauly, J; Daridon, JL; Marrucho, IM; Aznar, M; Coutinho, JAP
2009, JOURNAL OF SUPERCRITICAL FLUIDS, 48, 2, 99-107.

High pressure phase behavior of carbon dioxide in 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide and 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium dicyanamide ionic liquids

Carvalho, PJ; Alvarez, VH; Marrucho, IM; Aznar, M; Coutinho, JAP
2009, JOURNAL OF SUPERCRITICAL FLUIDS, 50, 2, 105-111.

Ion Specific Effects on the Mutual Solubilities of Water and Hydrophobic Ionic Liquids

Freire, MG; Carvalho, PJ; Silva, AMS; Santos, LMNBF; Rebelo, LPN; Marrucho, IM; Coutinho, JAP
2009, JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 113, 1, 202-211.

Specific Solvation Interactions of CO2 on Acetate and Trifluoroacetate Imidazolium Based Ionic Liquids at High Pressures

Carvalho, PJ; Alvarez, VH; Schroder, B; Gil, AM; Marrucho, IM; Aznar, M; Santos, LMNBF; Coutinho, JAP
2009, JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 113, 19, 6803-6812.

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