Just published: “HFCVD Diamond-Coated Mechanical Seals”

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The paper “HFCVD Diamond-Coated Mechanical Seals”, by Raul Simões, Bruno Martins, José Santos and Victor Neto has just been published on the journal Coatings. Abstract: A mechanical seal promotes the connection between systems or mechanisms, preventing the escape of fluids to the exterior. Nonetheless, due to extreme working conditions, premature failure can occur. Diamond, due […]

Just published: “Effects of multi-walled carbon nanotube materials on Ruditapes philippinarum under climate change: The case of salinity shifts”

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The paper “Effects of multi-walled carbon nanotube materials on Ruditapes philippinarum under climate change: The case of salinity shifts“, by Lucia De Marchi, Victor Neto, Carlo Pretti, Etelvina Figueira, Federica Chiellini, Andrea Morelli, Amadeu M.V.M. Soares, and Rosa Freitas, has just been published on the journal Aquatic Toxicology. Abstract: The toxicity of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) is closely related […]

Just published: “An overview of graphene materials: Properties, applications and toxicity on aquatic environments”

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The paper “An overview of graphene materials: Properties, applications and toxicity on aquatic environments“, by Lucia De Marchia, Carlo Pretti, Bárbara Gabriel, Paula A.A.P. Marques, Rosa Freitas and Victor Neto has just been published on the journal Science of The Total Environment. Abstract Due to unique chemical and physical properties, nanomaterials from the Graphene family are […]

Just published: Toxic effects of multi-walled carbon nanotubes on bivalves: Comparison between functionalized and nonfunctionalized nanoparticles

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Abstract Despite of the large array of available carbon nanotube (CNT) configurations that allow different industrial and scientific applications of these nanoparticles, their impacts on aquatic organisms, especially on invertebrate species, are still limited. To our knowledge, no information is available on how surface chemistry alteration (functionalization) of CNTs may impact the toxicity of these […]

Eco-efficiency Project

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In the scope of the curricular unit of Eco-design and Eco-efficiency, students are requested to develop an eco-efficiency enhancement proposal for a production enterprise. The aim of this work is to develop and consolidate knowledge on eco-efficiency, including analysis of water or energy consumption, wastes, emissions and other resources that can lead to production inefficiency, and […]

Production & Business Project of Mobility Products settled in a Circular Economy model

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In the scope of the curricular unit of Advanced Production Technologies students needed to develop a production and business plan/model making use of one or more advanced manufacturing technologies (additive fabrication, microtechnology, nanotechnology and/or others) and settled in a Circular Economy model. The product to be developed within this project should be the product developed […]

Industrial Challenge Assignment – Prio Biocombustíveis S.A.

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In the scope of the curricular unit of Advanced Production Technologies, students are challenged to analyze a real industrial problem and suggest a solution. The practical case of this semester has been presented by Prio Biocombustíveis S.A., an industrial company dedicated to the transformation of used cooking oils into bio-fuel. The problem placed by Prio Biocombustíveis S.A. […]

Just published: “Mechanical testing of micromolded plastic parts by nanoindentation”

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Abstract Weld lines occur when two melt streams are combined. They may result in purely cosmetic imperfections, but also may represent part failure if placed in an area on the plastic highly subjected to stress during service. Qualitative assessment of these structural and cosmetics defects is usually accomplished by conventional mechanical characterization, destructive by nature, […]