As it is well known, CO2 is a Greenhouse Gas (GHG), so it is highly recommended to reduce emissions to the atmosphere for a sustainable future. Capturing CO2 in polymers is a hot research topic nowadays. Concretely, the aim is to develop a polycarbonate from propylene oxide by the Ring Opening Polymerization technique (ROP) introducing […]
Biomass is mainly composed by cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin. These components can be separated and then used as starting materials to produce interesting compounds via thermo-chemical processes such as hydrolysis. In the recent years there is an increasing interest in using supercritical water (SCW) as hydrolysis medium due to its suitability as environmentally friendly, non-toxic […]
Biomass is a renewable substance formed by three solid components (hemicellulose, cellulose and lignin) in which water and oil can be also present. Kinetics use an auto-catalytic model because it has been used successfully by other authors to reproduce the characteristic degradation in cellulosic materials.
Polyphenols are considered as high value products by cosmetic and food industry due to, mainly, their great antioxidant power. Therefore, new extraction techniques have been investigated in recent years in order to find how to preserve the extract quality during the process. Microwave assisted extraction has been found to provide good results. It allows to […]