Carlos Manuel Silva
  Assistant Professor  
  phone: 234 401 549  
  extension: 33528  
  department: Chemistry  
  office: 29.1.15  
  group: 4 - biorefineries, biobased materials and recycling
1 - information and communication technology
3 - sustainability
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Short CV

1998-DOUTORAMENTO, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto 1992-LICENCIATURA, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto Desde 1999 Professor Auxiliar na Universidade de Aveiro 1999, Equiparado a Assistente de 2º Triénio no Instituto Politécnico de Bragança 1996-1999, Assistente do 1º Triénio no Instituto Politécnico de Bragança 1992-1996, PhD student na Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto

Scientific Interests

i) Supercritical fluid (SCF) processing - Study of SCF properties, particularly diffusivities. - Supercritical fluid extraction of grape seed oil; (this research was preceded by the characterization of the grape seed triglycerides and poliphenolic compounds). - Catalytic gasification of biomass with supercritical water to produce streams rich in hydrogen and methane. ii) Dynamic characterization of new titanosilicate membranes (synthesised at CICECO), performing permeability experiments with pure gases and mixtures, in order to optimise their preparation conditions. iii) Design and analysis of separation schemes to recover valuable components from condensate streams of Caima - Indústria de Celulose (pulp mill). iv) Optimization and control of cyclic separation processes using parallel computing. v) Study the ability of new titanosilicate zeolites to uptake mercury and cadmium cations from aqueous solutions, to assess their potential as decontaminating agents for waters.

Present projects

P1-"Design and Analysis of Supercritical Fluid Extraction Processes". In collaboration with: Technical University of Denmark, University of Aquila (Italy), University of Cadiz (Spain), and SEPAREX (France). Program JOULE of EU: JOU2-CT92-0244. 1993-1996. Reseacher (PhD Student). P2 – "Experimental and Theoretical Study of Transport Properties of Essential Oils and Their Components at Supercritical Conditions" Program ALFA of EU: ALR/B7-3011/94.04-6.0018.9. 1999-2002. Researcher. P3 – “Supercritical Fluid Extraction of Grape Seed Oil: Enhancement of Recovery Using Enzymatic Pré-Treatment of Seed”. POCTI/EQU/47533/2002. February 2004-. Coordinator. P4 – “Optimization and Control of Cyclic Separation Processes using Parallel Computing and Experimental Support”. POCTI/EQU/46055/2002. November 2003-. Researcher.

Selected Publications

Capítulos de livros: Da Silva, F.A., Carlos M. Silva, J.A.Silva, A.E.Rodrigues (2004) “Métodos Rápidos para Determinação de Parâmetros Cinéticos de Adsorção Utilizando a Técnica ZLC e Modelos LDF” in Tecnologia Limpia Para el Aprovechamiento de Olefinas Ligeras, Ed. A.E.Rodrigues, Cap. 7., pp 98-114, ISBN:84-96023-28-1. Artigos Científicos: Simão P. Pinho, Carlos. M. Silva e Eugénia A. Macedo, "Solubility of Amino Acids: A Group-Contribution Method Involving Phase and Chemical Equilibria", Ind. Eng. Chem. Research, 33, 1341-1347, 1994. ________________________________________ Hongqin Liu, Carlos M. Silva e Eugénia A. Macedo, "New Equations for Tracer Diffusion Coefficients of Solutes in Supercritical and Liquid Solvents Based on the Lennard-Jones Fluid Model", Ind. Eng. Chem. Research, 36, 246-252, 1997. ________________________________________ Carlos M. Silva, Hongqin Liu e Eugénia A. Macedo, "Comparison Between Different Explicit Expressions of the Effective Hard Sphere Diameter of Lennard-Jones Fluid: Application to Self-Diffusion Coefficients", Ind. Eng. Chem. Research, 37, 221-227, 1998. ________________________________________ Carlos M. Silva e Eugénia A. Macedo, "Diffusion Coefficients of Ethers in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide", Ind. Eng. Chem. Research, 37, 1490-1498, 1998. ________________________________________ Hongqin Liu, Carlos M. Silva e Eugénia A. Macedo, "Unified Approach to the Self-Diffusion Coefficients of Dense Fluids Over Wide Ranges of Temperature and Pressure - Hard Sphere, Square Well, Lennard-Jones and Real Substances", Chem. Eng. Science, 53, 2403-2422, 1998. ________________________________________ Carlos M. Silva, Hongqin Liu e Eugénia A. Macedo, "Models for Self-Diffusion Coefficients of Dense Fluids, Including Hydrogen-Bonding Substances", Chem. Eng. Science, 53, 2423-2429, 1998. ________________________________________ Hongqin Liu, Carlos M. Silva e Eugénia A. Macedo, "Generalised free-volume theory for transport properties and new trends about the relationship between free-volume and equations of state", Fluid Phase Equil., 202, 89-107, 2002. ________________________________________ Cláudio Filho, Carlos M. Silva, M.B. Quadri e Eugénia A. Macedo, "Infinite Dilution Diffusion Coefficients of Linalool and Benzene in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide”, J.Chem.Eng.Data, 47, 1351-1354, 2002 ________________________________________ Cláudio Filho, Carlos M. Silva, M.B. Quadri e Eugénia A. Macedo, " Tracer Diffusion Coefficients of Citral and D-Limonene in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide”, Fluid Phase Equil., 204, 65-73, 2003 ________________________________________ Carlos M. Silva, Filho, C., Quadri, M. B., Macedo, E. A. Binary Diffusion Coefficients of a-Pinene and b-Pinene in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide. J. Supercrit. Fluids, 32, 167-175, 2004. ________________________________________ Daniel L.A. Fernandes, Ana M. R. B. Xavier, Inês Portugal, Francisco A. Da Silva,Carlos M. Silva, “Dynamic and Equilibrium Adsorption Experiments”, J.Chem.Educ., 82 (6), 919-924, 2005 ________________________________________ Carlos M. Silva, Neves, P. S., Xavier, A. M. B. R., Eusébio, M. F. J., Da Silva, F. A. Tangencial Ultrafiltration of Aqueous Saccharomyces cerevisiae Suspensions. J.Chem.Educ., 2006. (Accepted; in revision). ________________________________________ Carlos M. Silva, Lito, P. F., Neves, P. S., Da Silva, F. A. PID Controller Design based on Transient Response Experiment. IChemE Trans.Part D: Educ. for Chem. Engineers, 2006 (Accepted; in revision). ________________________________________ Filipe Gil, António M. Peres, Eugénia A. Macedo, Francisco A. Da Silva, Carlos M. Silva, “Solid-Liquid Equilibrium of Sugars in Aqueous Solution: Measurement and Modelling”,Chem.Eng.Educ, 2006 (submitted). ________________________________________ Cláudia P. Passos, Susana M. Cardoso, Maria R.M. Domingues, Pedro Domingues, Carlos M. Silva, Manue A. Coimbra, "Evidence for Galloylated type-A Procyanidins in Grape Seeds". J.Agric.Food Chem., 2006 (submitted). ________________________________________ Cláudia P. Passos, Susana M. Cardoso, António Barros, Carlos M. Silva, Manuel A. Coimbra, "FT-IR calibration curves from grape seeds for fast determination of DPn of procyanidins", (in preparation to submit to J.Agric.Food Chem.; 2006)

ongoing scientific supervisions