Now showing items 1-20 of 97

    • A facile and green method to hydrophobize films of cellulose nanofibrils and silica by laccase-mediated coupling of nonpolar colloidal particles 

      Cusola Aumedes, Oriol; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca; Vidal Lluciá, Teresa; Rojas, Orlando J. (2014-10-01)
      Article
      Restricted access - publisher's policy
      Hydrophobic particles based on dodecyl 3,4,5-trihydroxybenzoate (LG) were coupled onto the surface of cellulose nanofibrils (CNFs) and silica by treatment with a multicomponent colloidal system (MCS) derived from the ...
    • A new approach to the internal sizing of paper via biotechnological processes 

      García Ubasart, Jordi; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca; Vidal Lluciá, Teresa (2011)
      Conference report
      Restricted access - publisher's policy
      This work deals with the study of a new biotechnological procedure, employing laccase in combination with hydrophobic compounds, for the biomodification of fibres and the internal sizing of paper. Cellulose fibres from ...
    • A new procedure for the hydrophobization of cellulose fibre using laccase and a hydrophobic phenolic compound 

      García Ubasart, Jordi; Colom Pastor, José F.; Vila Babarro, Carlos; Hernández, Núria; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca; Vidal Lluciá, Teresa (2012-05)
      Article
      Restricted access - publisher's policy
      A new biotechnological procedure using laccase in combination with a hydrophobic phenolic compound (lauryl gallate) for the hydrophobization of cellulose fibres and internal sizing of paper was developed. Cellulose fibres ...
    • A new use for TCF pulp with a high hexenuronic acid content 

      Valls Vidal, Cristina; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca (2013)
      Conference report
      Restricted access - publisher's policy
      The importance of HexA groups lies on their influence on the bleaching process and the properties of the resulting pulp. In this work, various aspects of HexA were examined in order to elucidate their role in eucalyptus ...
    • A novel enzymatic approach to nanocrystalline cellulose preparation 

      Beltramino, Facundo; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca; Vidal Lluciá, Teresa; Valls Vidal, Cristina (2018-06-01)
      Article
      Open Access
      In this work, conditions for an enzymatic pretreatment prior to NCC isolation from cotton linter were assessed. Different cellulase doses and reaction times were studied within an experimental design and NCC were obtained. ...
    • A straightforward bioprocess for a cleaner paper decolorization 

      Valls Vidal, Cristina; Cusola Aumedes, Oriol; Vidal Lluciá, Teresa; Torres López, Antonio Luis; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca (2019-07-17)
      Article
      Open Access
      A new biotechnological sequence for decolorizing red and black colored paper was developed to reduce the environmental impact of the chemicals used in paper recycling processes. Commercially available low-redox potential ...
    • Alternative chemo-enzymatic treatment for homogeneous and heterogeneous acetylation of wood fibers 

      Quintana, Elisabet; Ago, Mariko; Valls Vidal, Cristina; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca; Rojas, Orlando J. (2018-07-18)
      Article
      Open Access
      A new chemo-enzymatic treatment is proposed to produce cellulosic fibers suitable for heterogeneous- or homogeneous-phase acetylation. The procedure included enzymatic (laccase–violuric acid) lignin removal from the precursor ...
    • An approach to industrial application: influence of black liquor and pH on xylanase efficiency in bleaching of eucalyptus kraft pulp 

      Fillat Latorre, Úrsula; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca; Bassa, Alexandre; Sacón, Vera Maria (American Chemical Society (ACS), 2010-11-17)
      Article
      Restricted access - publisher's policy
      To obtain a more realistic appraisal of the potential efficiency of xylanases in the industrial bleaching, the influence of pH and the presence of black liquor (measured as COD) on the bleaching efficiency of two commercial ...
    • An enzyme-catalysed bleaching treatment to meet dissolving pulp characteristics for cellulose derivatives applications 

      Quintana, Elisabet; Valls Vidal, Cristina; Vidal Lluciá, Teresa; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca (2013-11)
      Article
      Restricted access - publisher's policy
      Bleached cellulose with good end-properties (_90% ISO brightness and 62% cellulose preservation) was obtained by using a totally chlorine-free biobleaching process (TCF). Unbleached sulphite cellulose was treated with ...
    • Antioxidant activity of xylooligosaccharides produced from glucuronoxylan by Xyn10A and Xyn30D xylanases and eucalyptus autohydrolysates 

      Valls Vidal, Cristina; Pastor Blasco, Francisco Ignacio Javier; Vidal Lluciá, Teresa; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca; Diaz Lucea, M. Pilar; Martinez, Josefina; Valenzuela Mayorga, Susana Valeria (2018-08-15)
      Article
      Open Access
      Antioxidant activity of xylooligosaccharides (XOS) released from beechwood and birchwood glucuronoxylans by two different xylanases, one from family GH10 (Xyn10A) and another from family GH30 (Xyn30D) was examined. The ...
    • Application of surface enzyme treatments using laccase and a hydrophobic compound to paper-based media 

      Cusola Aumedes, Oriol; Valls Vidal, Cristina; Vidal Lluciá, Teresa; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca (2013-01-11)
      Article
      Restricted access - publisher's policy
      A new approach for the hydrophobization of finished cellulosic substrates based on a previously reported enzymatic technique is proposed. Commercial finished paper was hydrophobized by using laccase from Trametes villosa ...
    • Aprovechamiento de un residuo papelero para la obtención de nanocelulosa 

      Huete Matute, Noemi; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca (OmniaScience, 2021-02-01)
      Conference lecture
      Open Access
      La constante búsqueda de mejoras productivas en la industria papelera y la creciente concienciación de la sociedad por los problemas derivados del uso de materiales procedentes de la industria petroquímica, hace que ...
    • Assessing the environmental impact of biobleaching: effects of the operational conditions 

      Valls Vidal, Cristina; Quintana, Elisabet; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca (2012-01)
      Article
      Restricted access - publisher's policy
      The environmental impact of enzyme bleaching stages applied to oxygen-delignified eucalypt kraft pulp was assessed via the chemical oxygen demand (COD), color, absorbance spectrum, residual enzyme activity and Microtox ...
    • Assessing the enzymatic effects of cellulases and LPMO in improving mechanical fibrillation of cotton linters 

      Valls Vidal, Cristina; Pastor Blasco, Francisco Ignacio Javier; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca; Vidal Lluciá, Teresa; Diaz Lucea, M. Pilar; Martinez Soler, Josefina; Valenzuela, Susana V. (2019-06-26)
      Article
      Open Access
      Background: The increasing interest in replacing petroleum-based products by more sustainable materials in the packaging sector gives relevance to cellulose as a biodegradable natural resource. Moreover, its properties can ...
    • Assessing the use of xylanase and laccases in biobleaching stages of a TCF sequence for flax pulp 

      Fillat Latorre, Amanda; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca; Vidal Lluciá, Teresa (2011-12)
      Article
      Restricted access - publisher's policy
    • Assessment of the potential of enzymes to produce dissolving pulps 

      Valls Vidal, Cristina; Quintana, Elisabet; Vidal Lluciá, Teresa; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca (Universidade de Aveiro, 2018)
      Conference lecture
      Restricted access - publisher's policy
      In this work, a totally chlorine free (TCF) sequence including a laccase-mediator system was developed in a softwood sulfite pulp. Then, purification was carried out employing strong alkaline extractions and hydrolytic ...
    • Bacterial cellulose for increasing barrier properties of paper products 

      Fillat Latorre, Amanda; Martinez, Josefina; Valls Vidal, Cristina; Cusola Aumedes, Oriol; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca; Vidal Lluciá, Teresa; Valenzuela, Susana V.; Diaz Lucea, M. Pilar; Pastor Blasco, Francisco Ignacio Javier (2018-08-07)
      Article
      Open Access
      Bacterial cellulose was combined with wood cellulose papers in order to obtain biomaterials with increased barrier properties. For this purpose, different parameters were assessed: two producing bacterial strains ...
    • Bacterial cellulose matrices to develop enzymatically active paper 

      Buruaga Ramiro, Carolina; Valenzuela, Susana V.; Valls Vidal, Cristina; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca; Javier Pastor, F.I.; Diaz Lucea, M. Pilar; Martínez Martínez, Josefina (2020-01-31)
      Article
      Open Access
      This work studies the suitability of bacterial cellulose (BC) matrices to prepare enzymatically active nanocomposites, in a framework of more environmentally friendly methodologies. After BC production and purification, ...
    • Bacterial cellulose-chitosan paper with antimicrobial and antioxidant activities 

      Cabañas Romero, L. Verónica; Valls Vidal, Cristina; Valenzuela, Susana V.; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca; Javier Pastor, F.I.; Diaz Lucea, M. Pilar; Martínez Martínez, Josefina (2020-03-12)
      Article
      Open Access
      The production of paper-based bacterial cellulose-chitosan (BC-Ch) nanocomposites was accomplished following two different approaches. In the first, BC paper sheets were produced and then immersed in an aqueous solution ...
    • Biobleaching of high quality pulps with laccase mediator system: influence of treatment time and oxygen supply 

      Fillat Latorre, Úrsula; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca (Elsevier, 2009)
      Article
      Open Access
      In this study we examined the influence of the treatment time and addition of oxygen on the efficiency of a laccase mediator system (L) applied to flax pulp at atmospheric pressure. The redox potential and the dissolved ...