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Luís Tarelho

Luís Tarelho

Associate Professor


  • Researcher ID: A-8278-2013
  • ORCID: 0000-0003-0385-5621
  • Department: Environment and Planning
  • Research Group: Coastal Zone Planning & Manag.
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: AU=(Tarelho L OR Tarelho LAC) AND AD=(Aveiro)


Research interests

Thermochemical conversion (combustion, gasification and pyrolisis technology) of carbonaceous solids (coal, biomass, solid wastes).
Biochar production
Fluidised bed reactors engineering.
Technologies for monitoring, control and treatment of gaseous emissions.
Solid waste treatment technologies.
Management and material valorization of ashes from thermochemical conversion of biomass
Environmental impact of energy conversion and solid waste management.
Industrial ecology
Circular Economy
Energy and sustainable development

Academic degrees

Licentiate in Environment Engineering (1994)
PhD in Environment Applied Sciences (2002)

Scientific activities

Since 1999 Professor at the department of Environment and Planning of University of Aveiro, Portugal, and Associate Professor after 2017, in the field of Environmental Sciences and Engineering – Environment Technology.
Member of the Executive Board, Adjunct-Director for the Cooperation University-Society, Adjunct-Director for the Academic and Pedagogical Area at Department of Environment and Planning of University of Aveiro.
Coordinator of the Research Group Coastal Zone Planning and Management at the Associate Laboratory Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) at University of Aveiro.
He has been Director and Vice-Director of degrees as Integrated Master in Environmental Engineering and Master in Sustainable Energy Systems, and has been involved in several management activities related to creation and evaluation of academic courses and Master and PhD programs at University of Aveiro.
Development of course programs, course contents, and teaching of several courses in Licenciate and Master in Environmental Engineering, Master in Sustainable Energy Systems, Master Mechanical Engineering, Master in Chemical Engineering, Master Physical Engineering, PhD degree Science and Environmental Engineering, PhD in Energy Systems and Sustainability, PhD in Refining, Petrochemical and Chemical Engineering. Teaching activities have been including courses as Programming in Fortran, Thermodynamics, Chemical Reactors Engineering, Flue Gas Emissions Control and Treatment Technologies, Environmental Systems Modelling, Environmental Quality Management, Energy and Environment, Energy and Sustainability, Advanced Studies in Energy Systems II, Renewable Fuels: Biomass Pyrolysis and Gasification, Solid Waste Treatment Technology, Industrial Ecology, Energy Policy and Regulation, Environmental Infrsstructures I, Treatment Systems Engineering I, Renewable Energy Conversion, Biomass and Bioenergy.
Research activities in Science and Environment Engineering have been including the subjects of Energy and Environment, Biomass to energy, Energetic and material valorisation of solid wastes and process integration towards material and energy efficiency, Thermochemical conversion processes and technology (torrefaction, pyrolysis, gasification, combustion) of solid fuels (coal, biomass, solid wastes, sewage sludge), Fluidised bed reactor engineering, Technologies for monitoring, control and treatment of gaseous emissions, Solid waste management and treatment technologies, Management and valorisation of ashes from thermochemical conversion of biomass and wastes, Industrial Ecology, Natural (forestry) resources management, Circular Economy.
Expertise in developing prototypes for bench-scale, pilot-scale-demonstration facilities for characterisation and development of thermochemical conversion of biomass and wastes to energy and organic products.
Collaboration with industry in several Research & Development projects in the field of Environment Engineering, Energy and Environment, and Circular Economy.

Publications

Projects

CHARCLEAN - Technological upgrading of charcoal kilns to make them clean and resource efficient targeting a fire resilient economy in Portuguese rural areas See more

ASHMOB - Wildfire ASH MOBilization by wind and water erosion: a combined measurementmodeling approach for prediction of post-fire ash mobilization risk See more

Study of Degraded Areas Recovery with Nanostructured Particles See more

InPaCTus - Innovative Products and Technologies from Eucalyptus See more

SUSPHOTOSOLUTIONS - Sustainable Photovoltaic Solutions See more

SGH - Projeto Smart Green Homes See more

LIFE NoWaste - Management Of Biomass Ash And Organic Waste In The Recovery Of Degraded Soils: A Pilot Project Set In Portugal See more

PoliTechWaste - Policy and Technology Analysis of Waste/Biomass Residue Gasification for Energy Production in Portugal See more

PROTEUS - Products and technologies for the Eucalyptus globulus sector See more

BIOATLAS See more

Plug & Heat – Sistema compacto de média potência para a produção de energia térmica a partir de biomassa See more

AIRUSE - Testing and Development of Air Quality Mitigation Measures in Southern Europe See more

BiomAshTech - Ash impacts during thermo-chemical conversion of biomass. See more

BIOGAIR - Impacts of biomass to energy chain on air quality and Portuguese climatic policy See more

Bias-to-soil - Biomass ash: Characteristics in relation to its origin, treatment and application to soil. See more

ProForShrub: CHARACTERIZATION AND PROCESSING FOREST SHRUB BIOMASS INTO A SOLID FUEL See more

BIOEMI: Contribution of biomass combustion to air pollutant emissions See more

Woody biomass for energy: development of sustainable systems for providing production, regulation and conservation goods and services See more

Scientific Supervision

PhD (Main Supervisor): Daniel Torrão Pio (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Liliana Mendes Valente (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Cosku Barissever (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Nuno Miguel Cerqueira Cruz (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Daniel Neves (CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Cláudia Susana Ferrão Lopes Mendes (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Anna Monika Kustra (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): João Carlos Ferreira Pinto (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Daniel Neves (CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Ana Isabel Figueiredo (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Ana Sanches (not a CESAM member)

Bolseiro de Investigação (Main Supervisor): Daniel Neves (CESAM member)

Bolseira de Investigação (Main Supervisor): Elisabete Rodrigues Teixeira (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Silvestre Vieira Baptista (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Mario Alejandro Heredia Salgado (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): David Ramos Silva (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Diogo Appel Colvero (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Azadeh Alavi Borazjani (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Ricardo Luís Teles de Carvalho (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Márcia Susana Marto Freire (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Luís Carlos Marques Ruívo (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Regina Célia Espinosa Modolo (not a CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): David Ramos Silva (ex-CESAM member)

Post-doc (Co-supervisor): Cátia Gonçalves (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Co-supervisor): Mohammadmehdi Shabani (not a CESAM member)

Post-doc (Co-supervisor): Ricardo Luis Teles de Carvalho (CESAM member)

Biography

Licentiate degree in Environment Engineering (1994) and a PhD degree in Environment Applied Sciences (2002). Since 1999, Professor at the department of Environment and Planning of University of Aveiro, Portugal, and Associate Professor after 2017, in the field of Environmental Sciences and Engineering – Environment Technology. Development of course programs, course contents, and teaching of several courses in Licenciate and Master in Environmental Engineering, Master in Sustainable Energy Systems, Master Mechanical Engineering, Master in Chemical Engineering, Master Physical Engineering, PhD degree Science and Environmental Engineering, PhD in Energy Systems and Sustainability, PhD in Refining, Petrochemical and Chemical Engineering. Teaching activities have been including courses as Programming in Fortran, Thermodynamics, Chemical Reactors Engineering, Flue Gas Emissions Control and Treatment Technologies, Environmental Systems Modelling, Environmental Quality Management, Energy and Environment, Energy and Sustainability, Advanced Studies in Energy Systems II, Renewable Fuels: Biomass Pyrolysis and Gasification, Solid Waste Treatment Technology, Industrial Ecology, Energy Policy and Regulation, Environmental Infrsstructures I, Treatment Systems Engineering I, Renewable Energy Conversion, Biomass and Bioenergy. Research activities in Science and Environment Engineering have been including the subjects of Energy and Environment, Biomass to energy, Energetic and material valorisation of solid wastes and process integration towards material and energy efficiency, Thermochemical conversion processes and technology (torrefaction, pyrolysis, gasification, combustion) of solid fuels (coal, biomass, solid wastes, sewage sludge), Fluidised bed reactor engineering, Technologies for monitoring, control and treatment of gaseous emissions, Solid waste management and treatment technologies, Management and valorisation of ashes from thermochemical conversion of biomass and wastes, Industrial Ecology, Natural (forestry) resources management, Circular Economy. Member of the Executive Board, Adjunct-Director for the Cooperation University-Society, Adjunct-Director for the Academic and Pedagogical Area at Department of Environment and Planning of University of Aveiro. Coordinator of the Research Group Coastal Zone Planning and Management at the Associate Laboratory Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) at University of Aveiro. http://www.cesam.ua.pt/tarelho He has been Director and Vice-Director of degrees as Integrated Master in Environmental Engineering and Master in Sustainable Energy Systems, and has been involved in several management activities related to creation and evaluation of academic courses and Master and PhD programs at University of Aveiro. Supervised and co-supervised 3 students with PhD thesis and 60 students with MSc Thesis concluded. Currently is supervising and co-supervising 3 Pos-Doc students, and 7 PhD students, and 4 MSc students. He is co-author of 2 books, author and co-author of 59 articles in Science Citation Index, 8 articles published in international conferences and referenced , 14 articles with DOI in international conferences, 4 articles in other international journals, and 100 articles and communications in national and international conferences. Expertise in developing prototypes for bench-scale, pilot-scale-demonstration facilities for characterisation and development of thermochemical conversion of biomass and wastes to energy and organic products. Most relevant prototypes and demonstration installations include: Demonstration Prototype 1: Design, construction, and optimization of a pilot-scale (30 kWth) bubbling fluid bed reactor at the Department of Environment and Planning of the University of Aveiro for study and demonstration research in combustion processes of coal, biomass, solid wastes, including auxiliary systems for monitoring and control of operation, and flue gas treatment. Demonstration Prototype 2: Design, assembly, operation and optimization of a pilot scale (75 kWth) bubbling fluidized bed reactor at the Department of Environment and Planning of the University of Aveiro for demonstration studies of biomass gasification, including auxiliary systems for monitoring and control of operation, producer gas treatment and gas burning. Demonstration Prototype 3: Design, assembly, operation and optimization of a facility to evaluate the performance of biomass combustion in domestic stoves, including biomass consumption monitoring systems, air supply, temperature and pressure, gas sampling and analysis, and operation monitoring and data acquisition in real time. Prototype 4: Design, assembly, operation and optimization of a bench-scale fixed bed and fluidized bed reactor to study the pyrolysis process of distinct biomass types, including the systems for monitoring of temperature and pressure, gas sampling and analysis, and control of operation and data acquisition in real time. Collaboration with industry in several Research & Development projects in the field of Environment Engineering and Circular Economy.

Research Facilities

Installation with pilot-scale fluidized bed reactor for research and demonstration of biomass and wastes combustion and gasification

Participation in research and development projects

2016-2017. Estudo da emissão de cloretos durante a combustão de biomassa em leito fluidizado e secagem/desidratação de lamas do tratamento de efluentes líquidos”. Projecto RAIZ-The Navigator Company.


Desde 2016. LEANCOMB – Catalisadores celulares óxidos para combustão limpa em meios porosos”. PTDC/CTM-ENE/2942/2014.


Desde 2016. PROTEUS - Produtos e tecnologias para o sector do Eucalyptus globulus. POCI-01-0247-FEDER-017729. Projeto em Co-promoção I&D Empresas financiado pelo Fundo Europeu de Desenvolvimento Regional (FEDER) através do Programa Operacional Competitividade e Internacionalização (POCI) no âmbito do Portugal 2020. Projecto liderado por TheNavigatorCompany.


Desde 2016. KATCH_e - Knowledge Alliance on Product-Service Development for the Circular Economy and Sustainability in Higher Education”, Projecto Nº 575793-EPP-1-2016-1-PT-EPPKA2-KA, Erasmus+ Programm:Knowledge Alliances - Call EAC/A04/2015.


Desde 2016. SGH - Smart Green Homes. Projeto em Co-promoção I&D Empresas financiado pelo Fundo Europeu de Desenvolvimento Regional (FEDER) através do Programa Operacional Competitividade e Internacionalização (POCI) no âmbito do Portugal 2020. Projecto liderado por Bosch Termotecnologia, S.A.


Since 2017. PAPERCHAIN - New market niches for the Pulp and Paper Industry waste based on circular economy approaches, Project ID: 730305, H2020-EU.3.5.4. Enabling the transition towards a green economy and society through ecoinnovation, Tópico CIRC0120162017. Coordinated by Acciona Construccion SA (Espanha). http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/210515_en.html


Desde 2017. InPaCTus - Produtos e Tecnologias Inovadores a partir do Eucalipto. Projecto em co-promoção I&D Empresas, liderado pela The Navigator Company, e financiado no âmbito do Sistema de Incentivos à Investigação e Desenvolvimento Tecnológico (SI I&DT), no âmbito do Portugal 2020.

Domain of Specialization and Research Interests

Environment engineering.


Thermochemical conversion (combustion, gasification and pyrolisis technology) of carbonaceous solids (coal, biomass, solid wastes).


Biochar production


Fluidised bed reactors engineering.


Technologies for monitoring, control and treatment of gaseous emissions.


Solid waste treatment technologies.


Management and material valorization of ashes from thermochemical conversion of biomass


Environmental impact of energy conversion and solid waste management.


Industrial ecology


Circular Economy


Energy and sustainable development

Professional activity

Activity in the field of Environment Engineering in an industrial consultancy organization (PROTERMIA, 1994);
Activity in the field of Environment Engineering at DRARN-Centro (Water Services - CESAB, 1995);
PhD student with a grant from FCT (University of Aveiro, 1996);
Professor at the University of Aveiro, from 1999 to date.

Academic Degrees

Degree in Environment Engineering (University of Aveiro, 1994);
PhD in Environment Applied Sciences (University of Aveiro 2002).


CESAM Funding: