[Thesis] On the Development of Computational Tools for the Modeling and Simulation of SCWO Process Intensified by Hydrothermal Flames.

ChemEng. João Queiroz defends his doctoral thesis “On the Development of Computational Tools for the Modeling and Simulation of SCWO Process Intensified by Hydrothermal Flames” on Tuesday, July 29th 2014 at 11:30h, at Valladolid University “Aula Triste, Palacio de Santa Cruz” Hydrothermal flames used as internal heat source contribute to overcome many of the challenges present in supercritical water […]

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CFD Modelling for Hydrothermal Manufacturing of Nanomaterials

Nanomaterials could be manufactured through different ways, and there are two different production routes: dry and wet methods. Within wet nanomanufacturing methods, two technologies are employed: sol-gel and hydrothermal synthesis. The latter one offers unique opportunities for the synthesis of high quality nanoparticles and their formulation, but one of the main disadvantages is the scale-up […]

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[Award] CFS – Jerry King Poster Award: Encapsulation of fungicide to enhance its penetration through the cell wall of the fungi

One of our PhD students, Marta Salgado, won the Jerry King Poster Award to the best poster presented by a graduate student, sponsored by Critical Fluid Symposia, in the recent 14th European Meeting on Supercritical Fluids. All presented posters were evaluated by the Poster Judging Committee, chaired by Jerry King and composed of members of […]

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[Course] SHYMAN Summer School

Course:  “Sustainable Manufacturing of Nanomaterials. Large-scale green & economical synthesis of nanoparticles and nanostructures” Place: University of Valladolid (Valladolid, Spain) Dates: 28th May to 3rd June 2014 Are you motivated enough to enroll this nanoparticle course? Nanoparticles, CFD, plant design, sustainability, patents and intellectual property… and much more. BOOK YOUR SEAT NOW!! CLICK HERE FOR […]

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[Paper] Enhanced delivery of quercetin by encapsulation in poloxamers by supercritical antisolvent process

We have studied  the encapsulation of quercetin antioxidants in poloxamer surfactants (Pluronic (R)) with the objective of achieving a formulation with an enhanced solubility in aqueous media that can improve the bioavailability of this compound. A Supercritical Antisolvent (SAS) precipitation technique has been employed. (go to journal)

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[Job Position] Postdoctoral Research Position opened – 24 months

In transfer of knowledge in process and products development on Extraction and formulation intensification processes for natural actives of wine. The position is funded by the European Commission under the Marie Curie Industrial and Academia Partnership and Pathway (IAPP) PIAP-GA-2013-612208, project WineSense. Deadline:   April 7th, 2014 – EURAXESS: http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess/index.cfm/jobs/jobDetails/33909687 – OPEUVA: http://funge.uva.es/area-innovacion/winesense/ – HPP: […]

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[Open source software] Equations of State

We present a set of MATLAB programs for the calculation of phase equilibrium and other thermodynamic properties using different equations of state (classical cubic equations, cubic equations with excess Gibbs energy mixing rules, group contribution equations and SAFT equations). All  programs are open-source and have been designed to be easily reusable using an object-oriented programming […]

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Optimisation of the direct synthesis of H2O2 in water

Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is a green chemical compound widely used because of its strong oxidant properties (Green Chemistry). Some of the hydrogen peroxide applications are related with bleaching process in paper and textile industries, chemical synthesis and waste water treatment. High Pressure Process Group in collaboration with Åbo Akademi from Turku (Finland) have deeply studied […]

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Hydrogen storage in microparticles of silica aerogel for mobile applications

The application of fuel cells using hydrogen as their energy source in vehicles or electronic equipment requires the development of new hydrogen storage devices. Current needs: The simplest and most obvious storage solutions such as compressed gas bottles or cryogenic tanks have important disadvantages due to the low gravimetric/volumetric density of the former (40g/L at […]

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