Francisco Avelino Silva Freitas

Assistant Professor

Short CV

Academic degrees: PhD in Chemical Engineering, (January 2000, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto ): Cyclic Adsorption Processes: Application to Propane/Propylene Separation. MSc in Chemical Engineering (July 1992, Universidad Simón Bolívar): Modelaje de la Distribución de Sólidos en la Sección Cónica de Columnas de Burbujeo Trifásicas. Chemical Engineering (July 1989).

Professional occupations: 2003 to present    Assistant Professor    Aveiro University ;  2000 to 2003    Invited Assistant Professor  Aveiro University ; 1998 to 1999   Teaching Assistant  University of Porto ; 1995 to 1999    Researcher/Ph.D. Student    University of Porto; 1993 to 1994    Laboratory Coordinator of Transport Phenomena Section, Laboratory “A”    Simón Bolívar University ; 1992 to 1994    Assistant Professor    Simón Bolívar University ; 1990 to 1992    Researcher/MSc. Student    Simón Bolívar University; 1990 to 1991 Technical Consulter    Soteiven, Hysim (Old Hysys Process Simulator); July-September, 1987    Short Stage    MARAVEN, S.A., Caracas

Scientific interests

Teaching Activity

Teaching of fluid mechanics, modeling and simulation of chemical processes, advanced control and chemical engineering laboratories.

Selected Publications

  • Da Silva, F. A., Silva, J.A.C. e Rodrigues, A.E. “A General Package for the Simulation of Cyclic Adsorption Process´´, New Developments in Adsorption Process Design & Simulations, Los Angeles AIChE Meeting, (1997).
  • Davesac, R. R., Pinto, L. T., Da Silva, F. A., Ferreira, L. M. and Rodrigues, A. E., “A package for thermal parametric pumping adsorptive processes”, Chemical Engineering Journal,76(2), 115-125, (2000).
  • Da Silva, Francisco A. and Rodrigues, A. E., “Vacuum Swing Adsorption for Propylene/Propane Separation with 4A Zeolite”, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 40, 5758-5774, (2001).
  • Silva, Carlos M., Lito, P.F., Neves, P.S., Da Silva, F.A., PID Controller Design based on Transient Response Experiment. Chemical Engineering Education, Vol.42, No.2, Spring (2008).
  • Da Silva F., Francisco A., Thermolib: A middleware library for performing thermodynamic calculations, Thermodynamics 2009, Imperial College, London, UK, pág. 77, September 23-25, (2009).
  • Passos, C. P.; Coimbra, M. A.; Da Silva, F. A.; Silva, C. M., “Modelling the Supercritical Fluid Extraction of Edible Oils and Analysis of the Effect of Enzymatic Pre-treatments of Seed upon Model Parameters”, Chemical Engineering Research and Design (2010), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cherd.2010.12.008, 89(7),1118-1125.
  • Magalhães, A. L.; Da Silva, F. A.; Silva, C. M. “New models for tracer diffusion coefficients of hard sphere and real systems: Application to gases, liquids and supercritical fluids”, J. of Supercritical Fluids, 55, (2011) 898-923 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.supflu.2010.09.031
  • Silva, Sandra L.; Silva, Artur M. S.; Ribeiro, Jorge C.; Martins, Fernando G.; Da Silva, Francisco A.; Silva, Carlos M. Chromatographic and spectroscopic analysis of heavy crude oil mixtures with emphasis in nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy: A review. Analytica Chimica Acta, 707(1-2), (2011), 18-37. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aca.2011.09.010

Ongoing Supervisions

Projects

Desenvolvimento de espumas flexíveis de poliuretano de baixo odor para a indústria automóvel (Ecofoam)

PartnerIndustry National
O projeto EcoFoam tem como principal objetivo produzir PUF para a indústria automóvel com características inovadoras ao nível da sua contribuição para a qualidade do ar interior do automóvel, tanto na fase inicial do automóvel (“carro novo&rdquo...

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 ...

Inovação na produção de subprodutos salinos em simbiose industrial (SIMBIOSALT)

PartnerIndustry National
O projeto SimbioSalt visa estudar uma alternativa de valorização daqueles resíduos em que, através da conjugação de tecnologias, desenvolver-se-á uma solução que permita a obtenção de um produto com valor comercial –...

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...

Simulation of Cyclic Separation Processes using Parallel Computing (POCTI/EQU/46055/2002)

CoordinatorFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
cyclic separations adsorption parallel computing modelling and simulation

Sistema Inteligente Multifuncional de Iluminação e Acústica para promoção de saúde e bem-estar no trabalho (SimIA)

PartnerIndustry National

Supercritical Fluid Extraction of Grape Seed Oil: Enhancement of Recovery Using Enzymatic Pre-Treatment of Seed (POCTI/EQU/47533/2002)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
supercritical fluid extraction enzymes grape seed oil modelling

Synthesis and characterization of new microporous niobium silicate and titanosilicate membranes and their application to the separation of hydrogen-containing mixtures (PTDC/EQU-EQU/100476/2008)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Hydrogen Separation Membranes Titanosilicates Niobium silicates

Publications

Patents

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