CFD Modelling – Development of computational tools for modeling the behavior of supercritical water oxidation reactions working under hydrothermal flame regime

      Supercritical water oxidation (SCWO) is an useful technology for the destruction of waste. In presence of hydrothermal flames (yes, a flame in aqueous media!) complete oxidation of organics is achieved in less than 1 s. The properties of water above its critical point (374◦4 C, 22.1 MPa) make possible the destruction of […]

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Development of hydrogen storage materials by impregnation of hydride precursors in functionalized aerogel supports

     Aerogels are a class of materials with extraordinary properties like high porosity, low density, high thermal insulation value, ultra-low dieletric constant or low index of diffraction. That makes them suitable materials for different interesting applications: thermal insulation, drug encapsulation, desiccant, acoustic barrier, heat storage, supercapacitor, hydrogen storage, catalytic support, adsorption of toxic compounds […]

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Meet Vanessa Gonçalves – an early stage researcher from WineSense project that is with us since January

Vanessa is the first early stage researcher to come to High Pressure Processes Group in Valladolid within the framework of the WineSense project. She comes from Instituto De Biologia Experimental E Tecnológica (iBET, Portugal) and during her nine months of stay she will evaluate different carriers as suitable materials for the encapsulation of polyphenols with […]

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[Thesis] Enhanced extraction of natural substances using microwave energy

Process intensification is proposed using microwave and ultrasound energy in order to improve organic material liberation from natural cells (wastewater sludge, microalgae and grape marc). Enhanced process kinetics are achieved after a short pre-treatment stage up to the boiling temperature, followed by the conventional procedure. The novel technologies are compared to conventional thermal treatment in […]

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SHYMAN Project reaches the midpoint. Hydrothermal synthesis of nanoparticles is for real -news-

Nanoparticles are changing the way we conceive materials, boosting novel applications by tailored design of properties. ShyMan Project (ca. 6 million euro) is developing hydrothermal technology in supercritical water by a combination of the expertise of universities (Nottingham, Valladolid, etc) and companies (Solvay, REPSOL, PPG, etc.). Valladolid university is the second biggest partner with a […]

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