[Job position]: Available PhD thesis position

The research group of Thermodinamic and Energy of the University of Lorraine is looking for a PhD candidate for the proyect “Use of the product-design approach for the selection of an optimal working fluid flowing in power and refrigeration cycles”. Candidates should have a strong background in chemical engineering thermodynamics, numerical methods and energetics. Experience […]

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[Cotutelle defense] Dr. María Pinilla de Dios will present/defend her doctoral thesis at Abo Akademi

Dr. Pinilla will defend the thesis next 15th March in Turku (Finland). Dr. María Pinilla de Dios already defended her thesis at the University of Valladolid “Heterogeneous Catalytic Copolymerization Reactions Of Carbon Dioxide And Propylene Oxide Over Polyalcohols Under Subcritical Conditions”. The thesis was a cotutelle with Abo Akademi University and honourable Ak. Prof. Tapio […]

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Aerogels supported ionic liquid phase to catalyze the reaction between CO2 + Epoxides

Visiting Portuguese researcher in the HPP Group of the University of Valladolid is studying the comparison of using bulk ionic liquids as reaction solvent and catalyst for the coupling reaction between CO2 and limonene oxide, with the utilization of an ionic liquid phase adsorbed into alginate aerogels (SILP) in the frame of project AQACO2NV and […]

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[Thesis]: Heterogeneous Catalytic Copolymerization Reactions Of Carbon Dioxide And Propylene Oxide Over Polyalcohols Under Subcritical Conditions

Dr. Maria Pinilla de Dios defended her thesis on 23rd January 2017 at the University of Valladolid. The thesis projects was supervised by Dr Juan Garcia Serna from University of Valladolid and Dr. José Román Galdámez Peña from Technological Center of Repsol, while the International supervisor was Prof. Tapio Salmi from the Laboratory of Industrial Chemistry and Reaction Engineering […]

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9th Conference Horizon2020: Fomentando la Innovación Impulsando el Conocimiento

Last November the 16th, CDTI celebrated at Valladolid the 9th edition of the national conference about Framework Program about Researching and Innovation of the European Union. More than 450 stakeholders reunited to analyze the progress of Horizon 2020 during its first years. The meeting was organized by CDTI and the Economy, Industry and Competitiveness Ministry […]

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Maria Jose Cocero joins the editorial team for Journal of Supercritical Fluids as a Regional Editor

Maria Jose Cocero, Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Technology at the University of Valladolid and Director of research group on High Pressure Process Engineering, has been  appointed a Regional Editor of the Journal of Supercritical Fluids.  Professor Cocero has been a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Supercritical Fluids since 2005, […]

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[Paper]: Extraction of arabinoxylans from wheat bran using hydrothermal processes assisted by heterogeneous catalysts

The extraction/hydrolysis process of arabinoxylans from destarched wheat bran was studied in this work using different mesoporous silica supports and the corresponding RuCl3-based catalysts. The effects of temperature, time, catalyst supports and ruthenium catalysts were investigated and discussed in terms of the arabinoxylans extraction yield and their polymerization degree. Relatively high temperatures (180 ºC), short […]

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Scaling-Up Of SFEE, Identification Of Process Parameters On Product Characteristics And Economic Impact

A scaled-up SFEE equipment (Fig 1) was designed and used for producing sufficient amount of aqueous suspensions for PGSS-drying treatment. Using PGSS-drying water content of aqueous suspensions was extracted, and hence long-term stability of product was increased, without irreversible change on its morphology. The scaled-up SFEE equipment consists of an electrically tempered extractor vessel with […]

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