Associate Professor w/Habilitation at Chemical Eng. Dep. of Instituto Superior Técnico, ULisboa. Researcher at CERENA. The main interests are in:
1)Sustainability Analysis of Chemical Processes :Process Analysis and new Design Strategies will be implemented by developing several mass and energy indicators. The Safety, Environmental and Social issues will also incorporate in the studies to obtain the best Sustainable Process Design. This methodology will provide the identification of the continuous process bottlenecks based on the indicators defined.
2)Process Energy Integration: Studies on the Best Available Technologies an also the Emerging Technologies will be carried out to look for the increase of the Industrial Energy Efficiency in Portugal.
3) Optimal Design of Water Networks in Continuous and Batch Processes:This project addresses the highly complex problem of designing an optimal integrated water-using and treatment network. Both continuous and batch operations will be considered.