Inês Portugal

Assistant Professor

Short CV

Inês Portugal, PhD in Chemical Eng.(Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 1995), graduation in Chemical Eng.(Instituto Superior Técnico - Lisboa, 1984), is Professor Auxiliar at Universidade de Aveiro-Department of Chemistry, since 1995. Previous positions: Professor Auxiliar(1995), Assistant (1989-95) and Training Assistant (1985-89) at the Chemistry Department of Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT/UNL).

Pedagogical activity: Chemical Reaction Engineering courses; Process Integration and Sustainability; Scientific supervision of Chemical Eng. Master students.

Research interests: Catalysis and chemical valorisation of renewable resources, Chemical reaction engineering as a tool for sustainability, Chemical Engineering Education. Author of 40 Scientifc papers/ Book chapters and several oral/poster communications at international scientific conferences. Has supervised 25 master thesis.

Scientific Interests

Catalysis and Chemical/Biochemical Reaction Engineering. 
Chemical modification of renewable resources. 
Chemical engineering education.

Ongoing Supervisions

Projects

2Glam - Desenvolvimento de Laminados de Segunda Geração (2Glam)

PartnerIndustry National
A Sonae Indústria é líder mundial na produção de derivados de madeira e papel e utiliza um recurso renovável que é a madeira para a produção de aglomerado de partículas e fibras e HPL (termolaminados decorativos de alta pressão). O HPL, produzido pela SONAE Indústria Revestimentos SA, é um produto indicado para superfícies horizontais de mobiliá...

Desenvolvimento de rolhas de cortiça produzidas por processos mais verdes e sustentáveis (GCORK)

PartnerIndustry National
"O Projeto GCORK tem por objetivo capacitar a Amorim Cork a ser a primeira empresa a lançar no mercado uma gama de rolhas de cortiça aglomerada com colas e tratamentos de superfície Bio, produzidas por processos mais verdes e mais sustentáveis. Este produto será extremamente inovador po...

Enabling the Next Generation of Smarter Transformers (NEXTRA)

PartnerIndustry National

Innovative Products and Technologies from Eucalyptus Project (InPacTus)

PartnerIndustry National
Inpactus, to be developed by the Consortium, aims to develop new solutions, such as cellulosic pulps with innovative features, new paper products with different specificities and functions, tissue paper with innovative properties, new bioproducts, biofuels and other materials obtained from the deconstruction and conversion of forest biomass and ...

NanoBarrier - Extended shelf-life biopolymers for sustainable and multifunctional food packaging solutions (NanoBarrier)

PartnerEuropean Comission
The overall concept of NanoBarrier is to develop a new nanotechnology platform based on inorganic-organic hybrid polymers, microfibrillated cellulose, nanocapsules with controlled permeability and additive technology and combine this with resource-efficient processing technologies to realize safe and extended shelf-life and multifunctional biopo...

PADIS - Papéis de Alto Desempenho à Impressão (PADIS)

PartnerIndustry National
O objectivo do projecto vai centrar-se no desenvolvimento de novos papéis não revestidos, com um desempenho funcional superior nos processos de impressão digital (inkjet e laser) e offset. Os novos papéis terão de responder a requisitos especiais no sentido de garantirem maiores velocidades de impressão e em simultâneo melhoria da qualidade da i...

Processo contínuo inovador de produção de Negro de Fumo Recuperado Reforçante para uma economia circular; (I9RCB)

PartnerIndustry National
Processo contínuo inovador de produção de Negro de Fumo Recuperado Reforçante para uma economia circular, visa o estudo e desenvolvimento de um novo processo de produção, em estado estacionário, de Negro de Fumo Recuperado (rCB) com propriedades Reforçantes (...

Products and technologies for the Eucalyptus globulus sector (PROTEUS)

PartnerIndustry National
The PROTEUS project aims at the development of new products, alternative raw materials and technologies associated with the valorization of by-products arising from the pulp production activity and the perspective of circular economy. The byproducts considered in PROTEUS are dregs, grits, fly ash and sludge (biological and lime), as well as spec...

RENOVA PAPTIS - Desenvolvimento de papéis tissue de nova geração (PAPTIS-RENOVA)

PartnerIndustry National
Os prod. de papel tissue têm vindo a adquirir 1 importância crescente nas sociedades modernas. Assim, as empresas produtoras de papel tissue para se manterem no mercado e crescerem apostam no desenvolvimento e optimização de processos para dar origem a produtos inovadores, q se diferenciem e q ofereçam ao consumidor, características valorizáveis...

SGH : Smart Green Homes (Smart Green Homes)

PartnerIndustry National
The Smart Green Homes (SGH) Project aims to develop integrated product and technology solutions for the households, raising standards of comfort, safety and user satisfaction to a new level and, at the same time, to respond to the problems of sustainability of the Planet, increasing the energy efficiency and reducing the emission of gaseous poll...

Publications

Tb/Eu-AV-9: A lanthanide silicate for the sensing and removal of cesium ions from aqueous solutions

Figueiredo, BR; Ananias, D; Portugal, I; Rocha, J; Silva, CM
2016, CHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL, 286, 679-688.

Catalytic oxidation of formaldehyde by ruthenium multisubstituted tungstosilicic polyoxometalate supported on cellulose/silica hybrid

Gamelas, JAF; Oliveira, F; Evtyugina, MG; Portugal, I; Evtuguin, DV
2016, APPLIED CATALYSIS A-GENERAL, 509, 8-16.

Cs+ removal and optical detection by microporous lanthanide silicate Eu-AV-20 in a fixed-bed column

Figueiredo, BR; de Melo, MMR; Portugal, I; Ananias, D; Rocha, J; Silva, CM
2016, CHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL, 286, 48-58.

Experimental measurement and modeling of ion exchange equilibrium and kinetics of cadmium(II) solutions over microporous stannosilicate AV-6

Cardoso, SP; Azenha, IS; Lin, Z; Portugal, I; Rodrigues, AE; Silva, CM
2016, CHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL, 295, 139-151.

Fixed-bed removal of Cs+ from aqueous solutions by microporous silicate ETS-4: Measurement and modeling of loading-regeneration cycles

Figueiredo, BR; Portugal, I; Rocha, J; Silva, CM
2016, CHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL, 301, 276-284.

Fluorinated polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane nanoparticles to boost the dirt repellence of high pressure laminates

Magina, S; Ferra, J; Cruz, P; Nogueira, HIS; Portugal, I; Evtuguin, DV
2016, CHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL, 301, 362-370.

High Pressure Laminates with Antimicrobial Properties

Magina, S; Santos, MD; Ferra, J; Cruz, P; Portugal, I; Evtuguin, D
2016, MATERIALS, 9, 2.

Influence of Polyphosphoric Acid on the Consistency and Composition of Formulated Bitumen: Standard Characterization and NMR Insights

Varanda, C; Portugal, I; Ribeiro, J; Silva, AMS; Silva, CM
2016, JOURNAL OF ANALYTICAL METHODS IN CHEMISTRY.

Alkenes oligomerization with resin catalysts

Antunes, BM; Rodrigues, AE; Lin, Z; Portugal, I; Silva, CM
2015, FUEL PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY, 138, 86-99.

Silica-Based Nanocoating Doped by Layered Double Hydroxides to Enchance the Paperboard Barrier Properties

Vänia M. Dias, Alena Kuznetsova, JoÜo Tedim, Aleksey A. Yaremchenko, Mikhail L. Zheludkevich, Ins Portugal, Dmitry V. Evtuguin
2015, World Journal of Nano Science and Engineering, 5.

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