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Frederico Marques Penha

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About me

                                                             (Please, feel free to call me Fred)

I have joined the Chemical Engineering department under the Division of Resource Recovery as Assistant Professor in 2021.

My scientific career is focused on the application of classical separation operations to new contexts aiming at further improvements in the efficiency and sustainability of industrial processes. Among the classical technologies, my expertise is crystallization and membrane separation processes.

I got my PhD from the University of São Paulo, where I studied elementary phenomena involved in the simultaneous crystallization of inorganic salts. In this same field, I continued at the same university as a Postdoc, studyingin-situ the epitaxial growth during evaporative simultaneous crystallization.

Later on, I was a member of the Eral Lab on the Process and Energy Department at TU Delft, as fellow of theLEaDing Fellows Postdoc Program - a Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND - to perform research focused on controlling polymorphism using laser induced nucleation.

My research interests include:

  • novel crystallization techniques and approaches

  • nucleation and polymorph control

  • membrane processes

  • process integration and intensification

  • wastewater/effluent treatment

🌈  My pronouns are: he, they.

Phone: +46 8 790 64 12

On-going projects:

  • ABTOMAT: Utilization of aluminium bearing raw materials for the production of aluminium metal, other metals and compounds
  • SYMBIOREM: improve the effectiveness, sustainability, circularity and cost-efficiency of bioremediation and revitalisation strategies for soils, sediments, surface water and groundwater
  • EMBRAPII, KTH, UFMG and AngloGoldAshanti: Development of a technological route to reduce sulfate concentrations in the final mining effluent in the context of the new dry tailings disposal
  • Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) and KTH initiation grant:
    • Crystallization of niobium compounds and their use in batteries for clean energy developments
    • INOVA Nióbio: Obtaining high purity niobium compounds from mineral and metallic raw materials
  • PureVFA: Production of sustainable and pure chemicals from waste-derived volatile fatty acids

Join us in Stockholm (August 31st to September 1st) for the 28th BIWIC - International Workshop on Industrial Crystallization.

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Chemical Equilibrium (CK1285), teacher | Course web

Chemical Equilibrium (CK1280), teacher | Course web

Degree Project in Chemical Engineering and Technology, First Cycle (KH138X), examiner | Course web

Degree Project in Chemical Engineering, Second Cycle (KE200X), examiner | Course web

Degree Project in Engineering Chemistry, First Cycle (KA103X), assistant | Course web

Degree Project in Technology and Learning, Second Cycle (LT200X), teacher | Course web

Process Design for Industry and Society (KE2325), teacher | Course web

Project in Chemical Engineering (KE2910), examiner | Course web

Project in Chemical Engineering (KE2905), examiner | Course web

Resource recovery from waste (KE2355), examiner, course responsible, teacher | Course web

Separation Processes (KE2185), teacher | Course web