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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LightEnergy: new press releases

LightEnergy project has recently appered in two local media. Luis Miguel Sanz, LightEnergy cofounder, has been interviewed by El Correo de Burgos for the special section about innovation and science. (https://goo.gl/C5xXop) Norte de Castilla published, last January the 3rd, a coverage about the process of creating the project and the new perspectives for the future.  

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Forbes includes Miriam Rueda from HPPG into its second annual “30 Under 30 Europe” list

Miriam Rueda cofounder of LightEnergy and postdoc researcher at High Pressure Processes Group  was included into Forbes’ second annual “30 Under 30 Europe” list at Industry category. That list features 300 young innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders across Europe who are under 30 years of age and who are transforming business, technology, finance, media, culture and […]

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Meet María Anderez – PhD student on CO2 reduction project

She comes from Leibniz Institute for Catalysis, LIKAT (Rostock, Germany), where she focused on the homogeneous catalytic dehydrogenation of hydrogen carriers. During her thesis, she will study the CO2 reduction using lignocellulosic derivatives as reductans. CO2 reduction in hydrothermal environment using biomass as reductant In the last decades, CO2 has attracted more attention for its […]

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Nuevas convocatorias y programas de postgrado

En las ultimas semanas se han publicado numerosas actuaciones y convocatorias para la contratación de nuevos investigadores o técnicos y para la realización de estancias de postgrado. Nacionales La Agencia Estatal de Investigación ha publicado cinco actuaciones del Programa Estatal de Promoción del Talento y su Empleabilidad en I+D+i, en el marco del Plan Estatal […]

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4th Working day of the DP in Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Last 1st of December, took place the 4th Working day of the Doctoral Program in Chemical and Environmental Engineering. Some of the works presented were: Microwave pretreatment of plant material for the extraction of active compounds, by Ana Alvarez (WineSense (FP7-MC-IAAP), Junta de Castilla y León regional government project VA330U13 and Spanish Ministry of Education for […]

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New method to connect Aspen Plus with Ansys Fluent CFD simulations

Traditional CFD simulations have been limited by the calculation of thermodynamic properties for uncommon compounds or non-ideal operating conditions. A method of integration of Aspen Plus®, a commercial process engineering simulator, and Ansys Fluent®, a CFD simulator, has been developed. The method of integration is based in the intercommunication of both programs using Matlab® and […]

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