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  • Cationic poly(butylene succinate) copolyesters 

    Bautista, Mayka; Martínez de Ilarduya Sáez de Asteasu, Domingo Antxon; Alla, Abdelilah; Vives, Marc; Morató Farreras, Jordi; Muñoz Guerra, Sebastián (2016-02-01)
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    The synthesis, characterization and comparative evaluation of properties of two series of cationic PBS copolyesters bearing respectively ammonium and tributylphosphonium side groups, are reported. The copolyesters with ...
  • Comfort and economic criteria for selecting passive measures for the energy refurbishment of residential buildings in Catalonia 

    Ortiz, Joana Aina; Fonseca i Casas, Antoni; Salom Tormo, Jaume; Garrido Soriano, Núria; Fonseca Casas, Pau; Russo, Verdiana (2016-01-01)
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    This paper presents a detailed method to develop cost-optimal studies for the energy renovation of residential buildings. A realistic characterization of the building has been introduced, using measurement and survey data. ...
  • Optimal buildings’ energy consumption calculus through a distributed experiment execution 

    Fonseca Casas, Pau; Fonseca i Casas, Antoni; Garrido Soriano, Núria; Ortiz, Joana; Casanovas Garcia, Josep; Solom, Jaume (2015-11-05)
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    The calculus of building energy consumption is a demanding task because multiple factors must be considered during experimentation. Additionally, the definition of the model and the experiments is complex because the problem ...
  • Enzymatic functionalization of cork surface with antimicrobial hybrid biopolymer/silver nanoparticles 

    Francesko, Antonio; Blandon, Lucas; Vázquez, Mario; Petkova Petkova, Petya Stoyanova; Morató Farreras, Jordi; Pfeifer, Annett; Heinze, Thomas; Mendoza Gómez, Ernesto; Tzanov, Tzanko (2015-05-13)
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    Laccase-assisted assembling of hybrid biopolymer-silver nanoparticles and cork matrices into an antimicrobial material with potential for water remediation is herein described. Amino-functional biopolymers were first used ...
  • Formal simulation model to optimize building sustainability 

    Fonseca Casas, Pau; Fonseca Casas, Antoni; Garrido Soriano, Núria; Casanovas Garcia, Josep (2014-03)
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    In this work, we present a simulation model that makes it possible to find optimal values for various building parameters and the associated impacts that reduce the energy demand or consumption of the building. In the ...
  • The vulnerability of Pyrenean ski resorts to climate-induced changes in the snowpack 

    Pons Pons, Marc; Lopez Moreno, Jose Ignacio; Rosas Casals, Martí; Jover Comas, Eric (2015-05-06)
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    Winter tourism is the main source of income and the driving force of local development in many mountain areas. However, in recent years, the industry has been identified as being extremely vulnerable to future climate ...
  • Energy-efficient ventilation control strategies for surgery rooms 

    Cubí Montanyà, Eduard; Salom Tormo, Jaume; Garrido Soriano, Núria (Taylor & Francis, 2015-02-13)
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    Surgery room specific energy use is among the highest in the built environment due to stringent indoor environmental quality and infection control requirements. This study uses a calibrated energy model to evaluate the ...
  • Obsolescence in urban energy infrastructures: the influence of scaling laws on consumption forecasting 

    Horta Bernús, Ricard; Rosas Casals, Martí (2015-02-23)
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    Cities can be considered complex systems, constantly changing and adapting to new economic, social, and cultural dynamics. They exist in many forms and over a wide range of sizes. In spite of this, researchers have discovered ...
  • Transport energy consumption in mountainous roads. A comparative case study for internal combustion engines and electric vehicles in Andorra 

    Travesset Baro, Oriol; Rosas Casals, Martí; Jover Comas, Eric (2015-01)
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    This paper analyses transport energy consumption of conventional and electric vehicles in mountainous roads. A standard round trip in Andorra has been modelled in order to characterise vehicle dynamics in hilly regions. ...
  • Correlating empirical data and extended topological measures in power grid networks 

    Luo, Lingen; Rosas Casals, Martí (InderScience Publishers, 2015-02-02)
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    Power grids are considered complex networks. Their structure and dynamics have been thoroughly studied and many topological measures have been used to classify them, evaluate their behaviour or model their response to ...

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