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  • Natural fiber nonwoven reinforced cement composites as sustainable materials for building envelopes 

    Claramunt Blanes, Josep; Fernández Carrasco, Lucía; Ventura Casellas, Heura; Ardanuy Raso, Mònica (2016-04-16)
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    This experimental research analyzes the mechanical performance and durability of façade pieces based on Portland cement matrix and flax nonwovens as reinforcement. Two types of pozzolanic additions (silica fume and ...
  • Application of discriminant analysis to parameters describing the drape for two types of woven fabrics 

    Capdevila Juan, Francisco Javier; Carrera Gallissà, Enric (2016-03)
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    A total of 33 commercial drapery and lining fabrics were used to determine the drape indicators drape ratio and R-factor. The slope of a plot of one indicator against the other was found not to afford complete characterization ...
  • Evaluation of fire behaviour of flax fabrics treated with expandable graphite based coatings 

    Ardanuy Raso, Mònica; Ventura Casellas, Heura; Claramunt Blanes, Josep; Haurie Ibarra, Laia (2015)
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    lmprovement of the fire behaviour of flax fabrics treated with silica coatings containing expandable graphite preparad through sol-gel treatment has been studied. Results show that silica coating containing expandable graphite ...
  • Application of PVDF ultrafiltration membranes to treat and reuse textile wastewater 

    Buscio Olivera, Valentina; Crespi Rosell, Martin; Gutiérrez Bouzán, María Carmen (2016)
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    In this work, the feasibility of polyvinylidene difluoride ultrafiltration membranes to treat textile wastewater was studied. The C.I. Disperse Orange 30 and C.I. Disperse Rubine 73 were selected as pollutant for the ...
  • Effects of wet/dry-cycling and plasma treatments on the properties of flax nonwovens intended for composite reinforcing 

    Ventura Casellas, Heura; Claramunt Blanes, Josep; Navarro Sentanyes, Antonio; Rodríguez-Pérez, Miguel Ángel; Ardanuy Raso, Mònica (2016-02-03)
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    This research analyzes the effects of different treatments on flax nonwoven (NW) fabrics which are intended for composite reinforcement. The treatments applied were of two different kinds: a wet/dry cycling which helps to ...
  • Nonwoven flax fiber mats and white portland cement composites for building envelopes 

    Fernández Carrasco, Lucía; Claramunt Blanes, Josep; Llerena Encalada, Ana; Torrens Martín, David; Ardanuy Raso, Mònica; Zamora i Mestre, Joan-Lluís (International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures (RILEM), 2015)
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    Traditionally, architectural materials performance was the key point for developing materials; but nowadays, other criteria’s as sustainability, availability and recyclability are being considered. By the other hand, the ...
  • Determinación rápida de la degradación de lanas y pelos 

    Marsal Amenós, Félix (2015-11-02)
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    Se propone un nuevo método, validado en la práctica industrial, para determinar las posibles degradaciones microbianas y bacterianas de las lanas y de los pelos textiles. Se ha aplicado a lanas de finuras variables de 18 ...
  • Effect of water treatment on the fiber-matrix bonding and durability of cellulose fiber cement composites 

    Ardanuy Raso, Mònica; Claramunt Blanes, Josep; Ventura Casellas, Heura; Manich Bou, Albert M. (2015-11-23)
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    This research analyzes the effects of the previous wetting and drying treatments of cellulosic fibers on the fiber–matrix bond strength of cement based composites. First, three kinds of fibers—abaca, cabuya and sisal—were ...
  • Developing antioxidant capacity to cellulose-based materials by using enzymatically-modified products 

    Cusola Aumedes, Oriol; Valls Vidal, Cristina; Vidal Lluciá, Teresa; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca (2015)
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    In the present work various laccases (Lac) and different phenolic compounds potentially possessing antioxidant action were used in an enzymatic reaction to prepare several functionalization solutions (FS), which were then ...
  • Endoglucanase treatments for improving pulp reactivity in biobleached and commercial dissolving pulps 

    Quintana, Elisabet; Valls Vidal, Cristina; Vidal Lluciá, Teresa; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca (2015)
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    In this study, a bleached commercial dissolving pulp and a TCF sulphite pulp, bleached at the laboratory scale with a laccase–violuric acid system and complemented with a pressurized hydrogen peroxide stage (LVAPO), were ...

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