The Separation Science & Technology (SS&T) group was created in 2009 and is composed by two research laboratories, namely, the Chromatography & Capillary Electrophoresis Lab. (“Laboratório de Cromatografia & Electroforese Capilar”) and the Hydrometallurgical Separations Lab. (“Laboratório de Separação Hidrometalúrgica”). The common goal of our group is the development of new approaches to implement chemical separation techniques. The research work carried out by our group is based on two different research lines:
i) The development of novel analytical chemistry strategies to monitor trace levels of priority compounds in complex matrices (Chromatography & Capillary Electrophoresis Lab.);
ii) New advances in liquid-liquid extraction systems with hydrometallurgical interest, in particular on the recovery of several metal ions from complex chloride matrices (Hydrometallurgical Separations Lab.).