Advances in membranes and membrane reactors for the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis process for biofuel production

Authors: Liuzzi, D; Fernandez, E; Perez, S; Ipinazar, E; Arteche, A; Fierro, JLG; Viviente, JL; Tanaka, DAP; Rojas, S

Review.
Rev. Chem. Eng.. vol: 38. page: 0167-8299.
Date: JAN 27. 2022.
Doi: 10.1515/revce-2019-0067.

Abstract:
The biomass-to-liquid (BtL) process is a promising technology to obtain clean, liquid, second-generation biofuels and chemicals. The BtL process, which comprises several steps, is based upon the gasification [read more]

2022-05-05T18:15:36+02:00Categories: Publications 2022|Tags: , |

Thermo-photo production of hydrogen using ternary Pt-CeO2-TiO2 catalysts: A spectroscopic and mechanistic study

Authors: Caudillo-Flores, U; Barba-Nieto, I; Munoz-Batista, MJ; Meira, DM; Fernandez-Garcia, M; Kubacka, A

Article.
Chem. Eng. J.. vol: 425. page: 1385-8947.
Date: DEC 1. 2021.
Doi: 10.1016/j.cej.2021.130641.

Abstract:
The gas phase thermo-photo production of hydrogen from methanol:water mixtures was tested using platinum ceria-titania ternary solids. This contribution focusses on the analysis of the role of ceria and the usefulness of combining heat [read more]

Assessing quantitatively charge carrier fate in 4-chlorophenol photocatalytic degradation using globular titania catalysts: Implications in quantum efficiency calculation

Authors: Caudillo-Flores, U; Aviles-Garcia, O; Alonso-Nunez, G; Kubacka, A; Fernandez-Garcia, M

Article.
J. Environ. Chem. Eng.. vol: 9. page: .
Date: OCT. 2021.
Doi: 10.1016/j.jece.2021.106074.

Abstract:
The complex interplay between photons and catalytic powders in liquid-phase photocatalytic degradation reactions requires combined computational and experimental approaches to render a quantitative assessment of the light harvesting and handling properties the system. The full assessment [read more]

Pt/B-g-C3N4 catalysts for hydrogen photo-production: Activity interpretation through a spectroscopic and intrinsic kinetic analysis

Authors: Caudillo-Flores, U; Barba-Nieto, I; Gomez-Cerezo, MN; Rodriguez-Castellon, E; Fernandez-Garcia, M; Kubacka, A

Article.
J. Environ. Chem. Eng.. vol: 9. page: .
Date: OCT. 2021.
Doi: 10.1016/j.jece.2021.106073.

Abstract:
Carbon nitride based materials doped with boron were used as support to deposit platinum. The systems were tested in the photo-production of hydrogen using methanol as a sacrificial molecule. Tests under UV and sunlight-type [read more]

Tuning the selectivity to aldehyde via pH regulation in the photocatalytic oxidation of 4-methoxybenzyl alcohol and vanillyl alcohol by TiO2 catalysts

Authors: Bellardita, M; Yurdakal, S; Tek, BS; Degirmenci, C; Palmisano, G; Loddo, V; Palmisano, L; Soria, J; Sanz, J; Augugliaro, V

Article.
J. Environ. Chem. Eng.. vol: 9. page: .
Date: AUG. 2021.
Doi: 10.1016/j.jece.2021.105308.

Abstract:
The influence of pH on the photocatalytic partial oxidation of 4-methoxybenzyl alcohol (MBA) and vanillyl alcohol (VA) to their corresponding aldehydes in aqueous suspension under UVA [read more]

Microemulsion vs. Precipitation: Which Is the Best Synthesis of Nickel-Ceria Catalysts for Ethanol Steam Reforming?

Authors: Pizzolitto, C; Menegazzo, F; Ghedini, E; Arias, AM; Corberan, VC; Signoretto, M

Article.
Processes. vol: 9. page: .
Date: JAN. 2021.
Doi: 10.3390/pr9010077.

Abstract:
Ethanol steam reforming is one of the most promising ways to produce hydrogen from biomass, and the goal of this research is to investigate robust, selective and active catalysts for this reaction. In particular, this work is [read more]

2021-02-11T09:08:38+01:00Categories: Publications 2021|Tags: , |

Effect of surface area and physical-chemical properties of graphite and graphene-based materials on their adsorption capacity towards metronidazole and trimethoprim antibiotics in aqueous solution

Authors: Carrales-Alvarado, DH; Rodriguez-Ramos, I; Leyva-Ramos, R; Mendoza-Mendoza, E; Villela-Martinez, DE

Article.
Chem. Eng. J.. vol: 402. page: 1385-8947.
Date: DEC 15. 2020.
Doi: 10.1016/j.cej.2020.126155.

Abstract:
The adsorption of metronidazole (MNZ) and trimethoprim (TMP) antibiotics from water on nanomaterials synthesized from graphene oxide and graphite, was examined thoroughly. The effect of the physicochemical properties and surface area onto the adsorption capacity of [read more]

Strong effect of light scattering by distribution of TiO2 particle aggregates on photocatalytic efficiency in aqueous suspensions

Authors: Tolosana-Moranchel, A; Pecharroman, C; Faraldos, M; Bahamonde, A

Article.
Chem. Eng. J.. vol: 403. page: 1385-8947.
Date: JAN 1. 2021.
Doi: 10.1016/j.cej.2020.126186.

Abstract:
This work examines the important role of light power absorbed by TiO2 on the photocatalytic degradation of dichloroacetic acid (DCA) in a semi-continuous slurry photoreactor with UV-Vis radiation. This system is an excellent model for understanding the light [read more]

Glycerol Oxidation over Supported Gold Catalysts: The Combined Effect of Au Particle Size and Basicity of Support

Authors: Pakrieva, E; Kolobova, E; German, D; Stucchi, M; Villa, A; Prati, L; Carabineiro, SAC; Bogdanchikova, N; Corberan, VC; Pestryakov, A

Article.
Processes. vol: 8. page: .
Date: SEP. 2020.
Doi: 10.3390/pr8091016.

Abstract:
Gold nanoparticles supported on various oxides (CeO2, CeO2/TiO2, MgO, MgO/TiO2, La2O3, La2O3/TiO2) (with 4 wt.% Au loading) were investigated in the liquid (aqueous) phase oxidation of glycerol by molecular [read more]

2020-09-05T00:00:00+02:00Categories: Publications 2020|Tags: , |

Genetically engineered proteins with two active sites for enhanced biocatalysis and synergistic chemo- and biocatalysis

Authors: Sandra Alonso, Gerard Santiago, Isabel Cea-Rama, Laura Fernandez-Lopez, Cristina Coscolín, Jan Modregger, Anna K. Ressmann, Mónica Martínez-Martínez, Helena Marrero, Rafael Bargiela, Marcos Pita, Jose L. Gonzalez-Alfonso, Manon L. Briand, David Rojo, Coral Barbas, Francisco J. Plou, Peter N. Golyshin, Patrick Shahgaldian, Julia Sanz-Aparicio, Víctor Guallar & Manuel Ferrer.

Article.
Nat Catal 3, 319–328 (2020).
Date: March 2020.
Doi: 10.1038/s41929-019-0394-4

Abstract:
Enzyme engineering has allowed not only the de novo creation of active sites catalysing known biological reactions with rates close to diffusion limits, [read more]

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