This work presents a methodology to characterise continuous hydrothermal flow systems both experimentally and numerically, working at low Reynolds numbers. Under these conditions traditional computational approaches in the field are of limited use, so new tools are in demand. Residence time distributions (RTD) experiments are carried out using a purpose built continuous flow rig featuring […]
Optimal conditions for hemicellulose extraction from wooden biomass in a semi-continuous system have been assessed in this work. This study would constitute the first stage for a profitable and green industrial process. Eucalyptus globulus was selected as raw material due to its low water consumption, high growth and its efficiency in lignocellulose production. Download for […]
Hydrogen peroxide direct synthesis was experimentally studied in three different reactors, namely the batch, semibatch and trickle bed reactors (TBR), using a new promising catalyst based on Pd/K2621. Excellent results were obtained from the experimental point of view, achieving high H2O2 selectivities, around 90% for a short contact time in the batch reactor, 60% in […]
El desarrollo del proyecto WINESENSE permitirá la producción de compuestos polifenólicos de alto interés cosmético y para otras aplicaciones alimentarias a partir de residuos de producción de vino. La noticia ha sido publicada en el Norte de Castilla del día 9 de noviembre de 2015.
Modeling of biomass fractionation in a lab-scale biorefinery: Solubilization of hemicellulose and cellulose from holm oak wood using subcritical water. Download for free until 8 December 2015: http://authors.elsevier.com/a/1RutK3QUFYuE8n
How to publish in high impact journals is one of the hot topic that matters for a good scientific communication. An introductory conference by James Sullivan was given at the University of Valladolid in the 9th October 2015, and it is now open and available for everyone.
In the past years, the challenge is a society based on the concept of bioeconomy. This term refers to the sustainable production and conversion of biomass into a range of food, health, fibre, industrial products and energy developed in futures biorefineries. The hydrothermal process has been proposed to develop sustainable and efficient conversion of natural […]
The Special Issue “Perspectives in the H2O2 direct synthesis reaction process” edited by Dr. Pierdomenico Biasi and Dr. Juan García Serna just came out in Catalysis Today. Front cover is an art design by Dr. Irene Huerta Illera from her doctoral thesis. Specifically, this volume contains 5 mini-reviews and 15 original papers devoted to the […]
The Executive Committee for the 2nd EuCheMS Congress on Green and Sustainable Chemistry (EuGSC) welcomes you to Lisbon, Portugal to discuss new ideas, projects and partnerships in the field of Green and Sustainable Chemistry. This is the 2nd of a series of EuCheMS-sponsored congresses on Green and Sustainable Chemistry that started two years ago in Budapest, […]