25 years of Science and Innovation

Cláudio da Silva Rocha

Junior Researcher

Background: PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering  – Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal

Major research topics

  • Hybrid Adsorption-Reaction Processes
  • Membrane Reactors
  • Steam Reforming Processes
  • Wastewater Valorization
  • H2 Production and Purification
  • CO2 capture and valorization


Selected Publications

Rocha, C., Soria, M.A., Madeira, L.M., "Steam reforming of olive oil mill wastewater with in situ hydrogen and carbon dioxide separation – Thermodynamic analysis". Fuel, (2017), 207, 449-460.

Rocha, C., Soria, M.A., Madeira, L.M., "Effect of interlayer anion on the CO2 capture capacity of hydrotalcite-based sorbents". Separation and Purification Technology, (2019), 209, 290-302.

Rocha, C., Soria, M.A., Madeira, L.M., “Screening of commercial catalysts for steam reforming of olive mill wastewater". Renewable Energy, (2021), 169, 765-779.

Rocha, C., Soria, M.A., Madeira, L.M., "Olive mill wastewater valorization through steam reforming using hybrid multifunctional reactors for high-purity H2 production". Chemical Engineering Journal, (2022), 430 (Part 2), nº 132651.

Carvalho, J., Nogueira, A., Castro-Silva, S., Rocha, C., Madeira, L.M., "Process simulation and techno-economic analysis of olive oil mill wastewater steam reforming". Energy, (2023), 278 (Part B), nº 127895.


Selected Projects

VERPRAZ - Valorização Energética e tratamento de Resíduos da PROdução do azeite" (NORTE-01-0247-FEDER-39789), funded by ANI. Beginning: 2019. Duration: 48 months. Funding: 471 747 € (FEUP: 250 873 €). Role: Researcher (FEUP’s team)

HyGreen&LowEmissions - Tackling Climate Change Impacts: the role of Green Hydrogen production, storage and use, together with low emissions energy systems (NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000077), funded by CDRN. Beginning: 2021. Duration: 27 months. Funding: 588 143 €. Role: Researcher.


Email: csrochafe.up.pt

Phone: +351 22 041 4941

Room: INESC 4.10

Laboratory: E-146

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