NEW RESEARCH ARTICLE: Microwave pretreatment to improve extraction efficiency and polyphenol extract richness. Effect on antioxidant bioactivity

Microwave assisted extraction advantages are widely recognised. However, its implementation at an industrial scale is restricted due to microwave limitations. In this work, a microwave pretreatment is proposed as an easy scale-up alternative. The double effect of this pretreatment on extraction yield and on product richness is assessed. Microwaves accelerate the extraction kinetics of most […]

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WCCE NEWS: AWARD TO THE BEST ORAL COMMUNICATION FOR OUR GROUP

Gianluca Gallina has been awarded during the 10th World Congress of Chemical Engineering held in Barcelona (Spain) for his lecture titled: New pilot plant for hemicellulose extraction with hot pressurized water in the International Symposium of Ligno-Cellulosic Materials. Additionally, this system was patented and detailed information about the work can be found in this paper: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2017.09.155 […]

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PhD studentship – Novel electrochemical methods for the production of cleaning agents to use in air purification (U. Lancaster)

A fully funded PhD studentship is available in collaboration with industry. Start date: July 2017 The project will investigate novel electrochemical methods for production of gaseous cleaning agents for air purification, and is in collaboration with Smart Separations, a vibrant and exciting start-up company that aims to be one of the leaders in microfiltration and […]

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PhD studentship – Novel electrochemical methods for the production of cleaning agents to use in air purification (U. Lncaster)

A fully funded PhD studentship is available in collaboration with industry. Start date: July 2017 The project will investigate novel electrochemical methods for production of gaseous cleaning agents for air purification, and is in collaboration with Smart Separations, a vibrant and exciting start-up company that aims to be one of the leaders in microfiltration and […]

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NEW RESEARCH PAPER. MAXIMIZATION OF MONOMERIC C5 SUGARS FROM WHEAT BRAN BY USING MESOPOROUS ORDERED SILICA CATALYSTS

The hydrolysis process of a real fraction of arabinoxylans derived from wheat bran was studied. The influence of catalyst type and loading, reaction time and different metal cations were discussed in terms of the hydrolysis yield of arabinose and xylose oligomers as well as the formation of furfural as degradation product. A high yield of […]

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