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On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we are pleased to invite you to attend EIFS 2020, the First Iberian Meeting on Supercritical Fluids (1er Encuentro Ibérico de Fluidos Supercríticos/1º Encontro Ibérico de Fluidos Supercríticos), to be held on 18-19 February 2020, in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. The meeting is organized by the I+D Farma research group (University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain), by the Green and Sustainable Processes Lab (CIEPQPF, University of Coimbra, Portugal) and by Flucomp (Asociación de Expertos en Fluidos Comprimidos, Spain), and in collaboration with AeMAT (Agrupación Estratégica de Investigación en Materiales, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain).


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Aims & Scope

EIFS2020 aims the dissemination of the high quality scientific research currently being carried out in Spain and Portugal on a wide range of fundamental and applied topics on supercritical fluids and processes. It also aims to bring together, to strengthen and create new ties and collaborations between the Iberian research community and industry working around these topics, as well as to support young Iberian researchers working on these fields. Nevertheless, and since its official language is English, EIFS2020 is also open to contributions from researchers all over the world. EIFS2020 encompasses a broad spectrum of supercritical fluids and processes related subjects. Participants are invited to submit high quality research works on several topics of interest which include, but not restricted to, the following areas:

Thermodynamics, Phase Equilibria, and Transport phenomena

High pressure fluid properties

Extraction, Fractionation, and Drying

Reactions and Supercritical Fluid Biorefinery

Particle production

Materials and Biomaterials

Products and Applications (analytical, food & nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, biomedical, catalysis, construction, oil & gas, etc.)

Industrial applications and scale-up


EIFS2020 will be held in parallel to the "International Conference on Aerogels for Biomedical and Environmental Applications" organized by AERoGELS CA18125 COST Action (https://cost-aerogels.eu). EIFS2020 registration gives access to both events.





Organizing Committee


  • Carlos A. García-González (Co-Chair, Univ. Santiago de Compostela)
  • Hermínio C. de Sousa (Co-Chair, Univ. Coimbra)
  • Carmen Alvarez Lorenzo (Univ. Santiago de Compostela)
  • Mara Braga (Univ. Coimbra)
  • Angel Concheiro (Univ. Santiago de Compostela)
  • Ana Dias (Univ. Coimbra)
  • Herminia Domínguez (Univ. Vigo)
  • Josefa Fernández (Univ. Santiago de Compostela)
  • Marisa Gaspar (Univ. Coimbra)
  • José Luis Gómez Amoza (Univ. Santiago de Compostela)
  • Mariana Landín (Univ. Santiago de Compostela)
  • Luciana Tomé (Univ. Coimbra)


Technical secretariat


  • Jose A. Mendiola (CIAL-CSIC)



Scientific Committee


Sagrario Beltrán (Univ. Burgos)

Albertina Cabañas (Univ. Complutense Madrid)

Pedro Calado Simões (Univ. Nova Lisboa)

Lourdes Calvo (Univ. Complutense Madrid)

Elvira Casas (AINIA)

Teresa Casimiro (Univ. Nova Lisboa)

María José Cocero (Univ. Valladolid)

José Coelho (Inst. Politécnico Lisboa)

Eunice Costa (Hovione)

Rolando Dias (Inst. Politécnico Bragança)

Concepción Domingo (ICMAB-CSIC)

Ana Rita Duarte (Univ. Nova Lisboa)

João Fernandes (Natex)

Ignacio Gracia (Univ. Castilla La Mancha)

Miguel Herrero (CIAL-CSIC)

Ana Leite Oliveira (Univ. Católica Portuguesa)

Enrique Martínez de la Ossa (Univ. Cádiz)

Ana Matias (IBET)

Miguel Rodrigues (Univ. Lisboa)

Carlos Silva (Univ. Aveiro)

Nora Ventosa (ICMAB-CSIC)



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Scientific program



printable version of the scientific program can be downloaded from here (updated 3-feb-2020)

Book of abstracts can be downloaded from here (updated 17-feb-2020)


Poster list


The poster dimensions should correspond to portrait DIN A0 format in vertical orientation (841x1189 mm or 33.1x46.8 inches).


  Title Authorship


Extraction, Fractionation and Biorefinery

PE01 SFE extraction of aromatic and lipid compounds from shiitake mushroom (Lentinula edodes) Eva Tejedor-Calvo, Diego Morales, Pedro Marco, Alejandro Ruiz, Cristina Soler-Rivas
PE02 Supercritical carbon dioxide extraction of Portuguese rice bran oil José P. Coelho, Inês M. Fernandes, Nuno R. Neng, José M. Sardinha, José M. Nogueira
PE03 Countercurrent supercritical CO2 extraction of phenolics from the autohydrolysis extracts of Paulownia leaves Paula Rodríguez, Beatriz Díaz-Reinoso, Andrés Moure, Herminia Domínguez
PE04 Supercritical extraction of natural antioxidants from lavender essential oil Cruz, E., García-Vargas, J.M., Gracia, I., Rodríguez, J.F., García, M.T.
PE05 Experimental optimization of sub- and supercritical carbon dioxide extractions of carotenoids from Dunaliella salina Mónica Bueno, Clementina Vitali, J. David Sánchez-Martínez, Rocío Gallego, Jose A. Mendiola, Miguel Herrero, Elena Ibáñez
PE06 Effect of thermal pre-treatment on supercritical CO2 extraction of Castanea sativa burs Beatriz Díaz-Reinoso, Paula Rodríguez, Andrés Moure, Herminia Domínguez
PE07 Valorisation of tomato waste using supercritical fluid technologies Marta Marques, Alexandre Paiva, Susana Barreiros, Sandra Simões, Ana Costa, Marta Bento, Pedro Simões
PE08 Sequential extraction (scCO2+ pressurized ethanol) of Paulownia flowers to obtain phenolic/antioxidants compounds Paula Rodríguez-Seoane, Herminio de Sousa, Mara E. M. Braga, Herminia Domínguez
PE09 Sequential extraction of oxindole alkaloids from Uncaria tomentosa leaves by pressurized solvents J. R. S. Botelho, H. C. de Sousa, M. E. M. Braga
PE10 Enriched oil in DHA omega-3 fatty acid by optimized supercritical fluid extraction of Aurantiochytriumsp. microalgae Inês Ferreira, M.M.R. de Melo, M. Sapatinha, J. Pinheiro, M.F.L. Lemos, N.M. Bandarra, I. Batista, M.C. Paulo, J. Coutinho, J.A. Saraiva, I. Portugal, C.M. Silva
PE11 Silybum marianum extracts obtained by conventional and supercritical fluid extraction techniques Ivana Lukic, Stoja Milovanovic, Milica Pantic, Vanja Tadic
PE12 Colombian Coffee Silverskin As Source Of Bioactive Extracts A.M. Escamilla-Santos, A.D.P. Sánchez-Camargo, M. Martínez-Rodríguez, G. Alvarez-Rivera, S.R.S. Ferreira, A. Cifuentes, E. Ibáñez, F. Parada-Alfonso
PE13 Valorisation Of Agro Industrial By-Products For Obtaining Bioactive Extracts Using Sfe And Ple: Colombia As Case Study D. Ballesteros-Vivas, A.D.P. Sánchez-Camargo, J.P. Ortega-Barbosa, S.J. Morantes Medina, H.A. Martínez-Correa, A.M. Hurtado-Benavides, L.I. Rodríguez Varela, F. Parada-Alfonso
PE14 Evaluation of the antibacterial activity of Rosmarinus essential oil (Rosmarinus officinalis) obtained by supercritical fluids extraction against bacterial microbiota of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) Z. Suarez-Montenegro, F. Argote-Vega, E. Arteaga-Cabrera, A. López-Suárez, A. Hurtado-Benavides, M. Quiroz-Cabrera, A. Cifuentes, E. Ibañez
PE15 Extraction of ferulic acid and ferulated arabinoxylooligosaccharides from wheat bran using hot compressed water E. Alonso, M.V. Pazo-Cepeda, S.G. Aspromonte
PE16 Subcritical water fractionation of proteins and free amino acids from Brewer’s Spent Grain (BSG) Patricia Alonso-Riaño, Esther Trigueros, María Teresa Sanz, Sagrario Beltrán, Cipriano Ramos, Óscar Benito-Román
PE17 The supercritical water approach in valorization of high lignin content biomass Tijana Adamovic, Maria Jose Cocero
PE18 Integral valorization of agro-food biomass through pressurized fluids. Case study: Brewery Spent Grain (BSG) M.T. Sanz, P. Alonso-Riaño, E. Trigueros, M. Kashaninejad, D.M. Aymara, O. Benito-Román, M.O. Ruiz, I. Escudero, J. M. Benito and S. Beltrán


Reactions and CO2 capture/separation

PR01 Direct hydrothermal conversion of CO2 capture on aqueous solutions of alkanolamines into formic acid and methane Laura Quintana Gómez, Ángel Martín Martínez, M. Dolores Bermejo Roda


Thermodynamics, Phase Equilibria, and Transport phenomena/properties

PT01 The Effect of the Three Phase Relative Permeability Model in Low Salinity Water Alternating Supercritical CO2 Injection Silvio A. B. Vieira de Melo, Arley S. Carvalhal, Gloria M.N. Costa
PT02 Study of volumetric behavior during asphaltene precipitation due to supercritical CO2 injection using PC-SAFT EoS Silvio A. B. Vieira de Melo, Fabio P. Nascimento, Gloria M. N. Costa
PT03 Estimation of multicomponent diffusivities in supercritical and liquid mixtures Bruno Zêzere, João Iglésias, Inês Portugal, José R. B. Gomes, Carlos M. Silva
PT04 Molecular dynamics simulation of diffusion coefficients in supercritical carbon dioxide João Iglésias, Bruno Zêzere, Inês Portugal, José R. B. Gomes, Carlos Manuel Silva
PT05 Experimental measurements of diffusion coefficients in compressed liquids and supercritical fluids João Iglésias, Bruno Zêzere, Inês Portugal, José R. B. Gomes, Carlos Manuel Silva


Materials, Biomaterials and Sterilization

PM01 Modelling the in vitro release of Gemcitabine impregnated foams by high-pressure CO2 Álvarez, I., Gutiérrez, C., de Lucas, A., Gracia, I., Rodríguez, J.F., García, M.T.
PM02 Supercritical impregnation of bioactive extracts in alginate wound dressing Elisabeth Gómez-Cepero, M. Teresa Fernández-Ponce, Cristina Cejudo, Lourdes Casas, Casimiro Mantell, Enrique Martínez de la Ossa, Clara Pereyra
PM03 Nanolubricants based on silane-coated nanoparticles using supercritical CO2 Fátima Mariño, Víctor Santos-Rosales, Carlos A. García-González, Josefa Fernández, Enriqueta R. López
PM04 Green revalorization strategy following an adsorbent-assisted supercritical CO2 extraction of terpenoids from olive leaves. Evaluation of the neuroprotective effects of the obtained extracts Z. Suárez-Montenegro, M. Bueno, G. Álvarez-Rivera, J.A. Mendiola, A. Cifuentes, E. Ibáñez
PM05 Strategies for the processing of medicated scaffolds for bone repair by supercritical foaming Ana Iglesias-Mejuto, Víctor Santos-Rosales, Carmen Álvarez-Lorenzo, Philip Jaeger, José Luis Gómez-Amoza, Carlos A. García-González
PM06 Aerogels made of graphene oxide and metal-organic frameworks for gas separation A. Borrás, A. Rosado, J. Navarro, J. Fraile, J. G. Planas, A.M. López-Periago, C. Domingo, A. Yazdi
PM07 The role alginate-nanohydroxyapatite hydrogel on osteogenic response activation of mesenchymal cells Joana Barros, Ferraz MP, Azeredo J, Fernandes MH, Gomes PS, Monteiro FJ
PM08 Preparation of advanced drug delivery systems containing gold nanoparticles using supercritical CO2 Albertina Cabañas, Jonathan Bermúdez, M.J. Tenorio, Eduardo Sánchez, Isaac A. Cuadra, Concepción Pando, Diego Felipe Tirado, Lourdes Calvo
PM09 Searching a way of controlling the Pine Wood Nematode insect vector with PCL based matrices obtained by supercritical CO2 foaming João Leocádio, Marisa C. Gaspar, Fernando Bernardo, Pedro Naves, Edmundo Sousa, Hermínio C. de Sousa, Luis Bonifácio, Mara E. M. Braga
PM10 Supercritical CO2 impregnation of PLA/PCL film with carvacrol for food active packaging Ivana Lukic,Jelena Vulic, Stoja Milovanovic, Jasna Ivanovic
PM11 Inactivation of Salmonella Enteritidis in liquid whole egg with supercritical carbon dioxide in isolation and in combination with cinnamaldehyde María Teresa Valverde, Diego F. Tirado, Amaury Taboada-Rodríguez, Fulgencio Marín-Iniesta, Lourdes Calvo
PM12 Inactivation of Legionella in aqueous media by supercritical CO2 D. Martín, M.T. Valverde, D.F. Tirado, L. Calvo


Particle production

PP01 Solid lipid microparticles (SLMPs) for the local delivery of an anaesthetic agent C. López Iglesias, C. Quílez, J. Barros, E.R. López, D. Velascob, J.L. Jorcano, F.J. Monteiro, Alvarez-Lorenzo, J. Fernández, C.A. García-González
PP02 Supercritical Antisolvent Precipitation of Ca/Mg acetate as precursor for Ca/Mg Oxide Luis C. S. Nobre, Paula Teixeira, Carla I.C. Pinheiro, António M. F. Palavra, Mário J. F. Calvete, Carlos A. Nieto de Castro, Beatriz P. Nobre
PP03 Using Supercritical Fluid Technology to Generate Novel Cocrystals of Poorly Soluble Drugs Barry Long, Kevin M. Ryan, Luis Padrela
PP04 Microencapsulation of supercritical CO2 extracted rice bran oil in pea proteins Ó. Benito-Román, T. Sanz, S. Beltrán


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Important dates


Abstract deadline: 31 October 2019  15 november 2019

Abstract decision: 1 December 2019

Early bird registration: 10 January 2020




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Abstract submission


We invite you to submit your abstract for Oral or Poster Presentation at the event. The abstract submission deadline is 31 October 2019 Please, fill in the template provided in this link and send it to eifs2020santiago@gmail.com. A notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent before 1 December 2019. The registration of the presenting author who submits the abstract is compulsory.




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Conference location:

Faculty of Medicine

University of Santiago de Compostela (USC)

Rúa de San Francisco, s/n

Santiago de Compostela, Spain

GPS: 42°52´N 8°32´W

EISF 2020 venue location, click to open in Google Maps


Tourist information:

Santiago de Compostela is located in the northwest of Spain and is the political capital of the Autonomous Region of Galicia. The Old Town of Santiago de Compostela has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, thanks to its architectural beauty, its outstanding conservation and the destination of a millenary pilgrimage route that emerged in the 9th century: The Way of St. James. Every year, thousands of pilgrims from all over the world live this experience of the road on foot, by bicycle, or even on horse, bringing together in the city different cultures, thoughts and beliefs.

Santiago de Compostela is the most cosmopolitan city in Galicia, with numerous popular celebrations, annual music festivals, cinema and theatre and a multitude of exhibitions. Thanks to its University, founded more than 500 years ago, and which receives more than 25,000 students, nearly a hundred annual cultural events are scheduled.

Santiago de Compostela symbolizes all the tradition and gastronomic treasures of a cuisine admired for the high quality of its ingredients, thanks to the sea and the land. That is why gastronomy is undoubtedly one of the main attractions of this city, from the most traditional to the most innovative. To learn more about Santiago de Compostela, please visit: http://www.santiagoturismo.com/


How to arrive from the airport

By bus:

From Santiago Airport to town: To arrive from the airport to the town centre there is a specific bus with departures every 30 min from 07.00 to 01.00 h.

From Santiago to Airport: there are buses from 06.00 to 00.00 h, with a frequency of 30 min.

Bus Stops at: Santiago (Praza de Galicia), Santiago (Rúa da Rosa, 8), Santiago (Estación de Ferrocarril/Railway Station), Santiago (Estación de Autobuses/Bus Station), Santiago (Capilla San Lázaro), Santiago (Palacio de Congresos), Santiago Airport (Terminal Building). 

By taxi:

Estimated cost: Taxi Airport-Town: €21 (fixed rate)



Accommodation options

Santiago de Compostela offers a great variety of hotels in a wide range of price categories (including youth hostels and local accommodation options). Nevertheless, early reservation of accommodation is strongly advised.

To search for accommodation in Santiago de Compostela you can use the following website: http://dispoapp.santiagoturismo.com/portada.php

The Conference Secretariat has pre-booked some hotel rooms at reduced prices for the conference attendants:

- Nest Style Santiago***

Single room: 29 € per room and night

Twin room: 39 € per room and night

Double room: 34 € per room and night

Triple room: 59 € per room and night

VAT and breakfast are included in all the cases

Booking at https://www.neststylesantiago.com/reservas/ using the promotional code: SCF2020

- EUROSTARS Gran Hotel Santiago****

Double room (single use): 65.97 € per room and night

Double room (double use): 80.97 €

VAT and breakfast are included in all the cases.

Booking at Eventos@eurostarsgranhotelsantiago.com using the promotional code: EIFS

- EUROSTARS Araguaney*****

Single room: 65.97 € per room and night

Double room - single use (breakfast included): 78.97 € per room and night

Double room (breakfast included): 91.97 €

VAT included in all the cases.

Booking at reservas.eurostars@araguaney.com using the promotional code: EIFS




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Registration and fees

For registration, please fill the form in the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfP0JObb_-aNcTGRVHxKl7P_bqGRd9wH8tx_5p0satPOADY2A/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1

Registration gives access to the “ 1er Encuentro Ibérico de fluidos Supercríticos / 1º Encontro Ibérico de Fluidos Supercríticos (EIFS)” meeting (18-19 Feb 2020) (https://flucomp.es/eventos/eifs2020) as well as to the "International Conference on Aerogels for Biomedical and Environmental Applications" (18-20 Feb 2020) (https://cost-aerogels.eu). Both events will take place in the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Santiago de Compostela.


Registration Fees (VAT included):


Early-bird (before January 10, 2020)

Late-bird (after January 10, 2020)

FLUCOMP members and Portuguese participant1

225 €

275 €

Non-FLUCOMP members1

300 €

345 €

Students (FLUCOMP members)1,2

125 €

175 €

Students (non-FLUCOMP members)1,2

165 €

215 €

Accompanying person3

100 €

150 €

1- Registration fee covers: Coffee Breaks + Lunches + Guided Tour + Tapas Dinner + Gala Dinner

2- An official document should be sent to the Conference Secretariat (info@flucomp.es) to confirm the student status (Bac/MSc/PhD degree)

3- Registration fee covers: Guided Tour + Tapas Dinner + Gala Dinner


Payment of the registration fees should be carried out by wire transfer to the bank account below. In the bank transfer concept, please indicate clearly the name of the participant and send a copy to the conference secretariat (info@flucomp.es).

Entity: Caixabank

IBAN: ES25 2100 3739 1522 0012 4067 (Swift: CAIXESBBXXX)

Account holder: Asociación de Expertos en Fluidos Comprimidos

For more information on registration issues, please contact info@flucomp.es




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Contact details


EIFS Secretariat:

For scientific issues, eifs2020santiago@gmail.com

For registration issues, info@flucomp.es


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