[Thesis]: Green processes applied to nanoparticle technology: synthesis and formulation by Víctor Martín Velasco

Dr. Víctor Martín Velasco defended his thesis on Tuesday 4th October 2016 at the University of Valladolid. Nowadays, nanoparticle technology is investigated for being applied in a lot of fields, for example, in catalysis, materials, electronics and biomedicine, one of the most promising. This versatility is because of their properties associated to their size and morphology, such as surface […]

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Meet Eduardo Pérez – postdoctoral researcher on CO2 chemical recycling project

Eduardo Pérez has joined to the High Pressure Processes Group (HPPG) at the University of Valladolid as a postdoctoral researcher. He comes from Addis Ababa University where he enjoyed a position of Assistant Professor in Physical Chemistry Department. During the next months he will work in the project “Reciclado Químico de CO2 mediante conversion hidrotermal […]

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[Award]: LightEnergy project awarded at Model2Market 2016 event

Luis Miguel Sánz (Ph. D. student), Miriam Rueda (Ph. D. student), Ángel Martin (full professor) and Alexander Navarrete (Postdoc researcher) from High Pressure Processes Group (Universidad de Valladolid), have been rewarded with one of five awards of the Model2Market 2016 competition, the biggest event of Ibero-American entrepreneurship. The project, LightEnergy, about the use of hydrides […]

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Kinetic model for hydrothermal fractionation of lignocellulosic biomass in a lab-scale biorefinery

A novel physico-chemical model for hydrothermal fractionation of lignocellulosic biomass in a packed bed reactor is proposed in this work. The objective of this work is to reproduce the experimental behaviour with this model, including the effect of temperature, water flow and biomass properties. To do so, a novel reaction pathway based on two types […]

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[Paper]: Using different natural origin carriers for development of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) solid formulations with improved antioxidant activity by PGSS-drying

Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is the catechin with the highest antioxidant activity present in green tea. Nevertheless, due its low bioavailability, it is necessary to develop EGCG formulations capable of improving its stability resulting in increased bioavailability and thus higher biological activity of this catechin (e.g. antioxidant activity). The purpose of this work was the formulation […]

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[Award]: Microwave Working Party 3rd award to “Yield vs selectivity in grape pomace polyphenol microwave extraction”

Our PhD student Ana Álvarez was awarded third place in the scholarship competition at the Third Global Congress on Microwave Energy Application, hold in Cartagena (Spain) in July 2016. This prize was sponsored by the Microwave Working Group. A guild dedicated to formulate the path for microwave technology over the next decade. One of its […]

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