Isabel Maria Rôla Coelhoso

Associate Professor with Habilitation
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Section
(+351) 212948303

Research Interests

Membrane Separation Processes

• Liquid membranes and membrane contactors for selective extraction.

• Development of membranes by incorporation of ionic liquids for application in gas separation and fuel cells.

• Recovery of biohydrogen, dioxins and CO2 capture by supported ionic liquid membranes.

• Fruit juice concentration by osmotic evaporation and membrane distillation in membrane contactors.

• Design of biodegradable films for food applications by inclusion of inert barriers and/or reactive compounds.

•Development of biopolymer membranes for application in pervaporation/nanofiltration processes. 

Main Publications

V. D. Alves, A. R. Ferreira, N. Costa, F. Freitas, M. A. M. Reis, I. M. Coelhoso, “Characterization of biodegradable films from the extracellular polysaccharide produced by Pseudomonas oleovorans grown on glycerol byproduct”, Carbohydrate Polymers, (2011) 83, 1582.

V. D. Alves, N. Costa, I. M. Coelhoso, “Barrier properties of biodegradable composite films based on kappa-carrageenan/pectin blends and mica flakes”, Carbohydrate Polymers, (2010) 20, 269.

L. A. Neves, J. G. Crespo, I. M. Coelhoso, Gas permeation studies in suported ionic liquid membranes, Journal of Membrane Science (2010), 357,160.

L. A. Neves, J. Benavente, I. M. Coelhoso, J. G. Crespo, Design and characterisation of Nafion membranes with incorporated ionic liquids cations, Journal of Membrane Science (2010) 347, 42.

V. D. Alves , I.M. Coelhoso, “Study of Mass and Heat Transfer in the Osmotic Evaporation Process using Hollow Fibre Membrane Contactors”, J. Membrane Science, (2007), 289 (1-2), 249.

R. M. C. Viegas, C. A. M. Afonso, J. G. Crespo, I. M. Coelhoso, “Racemic resolution of propranolol in membrane contactors: Modelling and process optimization”, J. Membrane Science. (2007) 305 (1-2) 203.