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    • A comparative study of the selective transport of Zn/Cd and Pt/Pd couples with activated composite membranes and hybrid membranes 

      Resina Gallego, Montserrat; Macanás de Benito, Jorge; Fontàs, Clàudia; Palet, Cristina; Muñoz Tapia, Maria (2009-05-15)
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      Supported liquid membranes (SLMs) have demonstrated all along the years every high selectivity in facilitated transport of metal ions, however, they have some well known limitations, such as the gradual loss of the organic ...
    • Aluminum and aluminum alloys as sources of hydrogen for fuel cell applications 

      Soler Turu, Lluís; Macanás de Benito, Jorge; Muñoz Tapia, Maria; Casado Giménez, Juan (2007-06-10)
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      Production of hydrogen using aluminum and aluminum alloys with aqueous alkaline solutions is studied. This process is based on aluminum corrosion, consuming only water and aluminum which are cheaper raw materials than other ...
    • Aprovechamiento de residuos queratínicos para la sorción de cobre de soluciones acuosas 

      Casadesús Fusté, Marta; Álvarez del Castillo, María Dolores; Macanás de Benito, Jorge; Colom Fajula, Xavier; Cañavate Ávila, Francisco Javier; Garrido Soriano, Núria; Molins Duran, Gemma; Carrillo Navarrete, Fernando (2020)
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      La industria avícola mundial genera una gran cantidad de residuos que en la actualidad son mayoritariamente desechados. Entre ellos, las plumas (CFs), estructuras queratínicas que presentan grupos funcionales y otras ...
    • Atomic force microscopy as a suitable technique for surface characterization of activated composite membranes for metal ion facilitated transport 

      Macanás de Benito, Jorge; Palacio Martínez, Laura; Prádanos del Pico, Pedro; Hernández Giménez, Antonio; Muñoz Tapia, Maria (2006)
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      Activated composite membranes (ACM) have been made based on a polysulfone layer over a non-woven support with a dense layer of aromatic polyamide, and deposited on the polysulfone using interfacial polymerisation by a ...
    • Bifunctional polymer-metal nanocomposite ion exchange materials 

      Domènech Garcia, Berta; Bastos Arrieta, Julio Alonso; Alonso González, Amanda; Macanás de Benito, Jorge; Muñoz Tapia, Maria; Muraviev, Dmitri N. (InTech, 2012)
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    • Caracterización electroquímica fisicoquímica de un nanomaterial híbrido Nafion/Ag-NPs 

      Vázquez González, María Isabel; Romero Fernández, Virginia; Benavente Herrera, Juana; Domènech Garcia, Berta; Muñoz Tapia, Maria; Macanás de Benito, Jorge (2014)
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      La particular estructura química de la matriz perfluorosulfónica del Nafion, con dominios hidrofílicos e hidrofóbicos segregados formando canales nanoscópicos, ha dado pie a su uso como modelo de estructura para la fabricación ...
    • Catalytic hollow fiber membranes prepared using layer-by-layer adsorption of polyelectrolytes and metal nanoparticles 

      Ouyang, Lu; Dotzauer, David M.; Hogg, Seth R.; Macanás de Benito, Jorge; Lahitte, Jean-François; Bruening, Merlin L. (2010-10-31)
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      Immobilization of metal nanoparticles in hollow fiber membranes via alternating adsorption of polyelectrolytes and negatively charged Au nanoparticles yields catalytic reactors with high surface areas. SEM images show that ...
    • Cation-exchange membrane as nanoreactor: intermatrix synthesis of platinum-copper core-shell nanoparticles 

      Muraviev, Dmitri N.; Macanás de Benito, Jorge; Parrondo, Javier; Muñoz Tapia, Maria; Alonso González, Amanda; Alegret Sanroma, Salvador; Ortueta, Mónica; Mijangos Antón, Federico (2007-12)
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      The physical and chemical properties of metal nanoparticles (MNPs) are distinct from those of both bulk metal and isolated atoms. The main drawback of MNP is their instability and high trend for aggregation. Without ...
    • Characterization of fibrous polymer silver/cobalt nanocomposite with enhanced bactericide activity 

      Alonso González, Amanda; Muñoz Berbel, Xavier; Vigués, Núria; Macanás de Benito, Jorge; Muñoz Tapia, Maria; Mas i Gordi, Jordi; Muraviev, Dmitri N. (2012)
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      This manuscript describes the synthesis (based on the intermatrix synthesis (IMS) method), optimization, and application to bacterial disinfection of Ag@Co polymer metal nanocomposite materials with magnetic and ...
    • Chemical and electrochemical characterization of Nafion containing silver nanoparticles in stripe-like distribution 

      Domènech Garcia, Berta; Romero Fernández, Virginia; Vázquez González, María Isabel; Ávila Pérez, Marta; Benavente Herrera, Juana; Muñoz Tapia, Maria; Macanás de Benito, Jorge (2016-01-01)
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      The particular chemical structure of Nafion with nanostructured and segregated hydrophilic and hydrophobic domains enables its use as a model structure for the manufacture of polymer–Metal nanocomposites. Among such ...
    • Chicken feathers based biocomposites: a new sustainable product? 

      Molins Duran, Gemma; Álvarez del Castillo, María Dolores; Garrido Soriano, Núria; Macanás de Benito, Jorge; Carrillo Navarrete, Fernando (2013)
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      Plastic composites are made of polymers and different reinforcements that originally were synthetic and non-biodegradable. Since 1990’s, many biodegradable composites, formed by a biodegradable matrix and natural fibers, ...
    • Chicken feathers based composites: a life cycle assessment 

      Molins Duran, Gemma; Álvarez del Castillo, María Dolores; Garrido Soriano, Núria; Macanás de Benito, Jorge; Carrillo Navarrete, Fernando (2012)
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      Chicken feathers (CFs) are a waste material generated from poultry industry in large quantities. A composite material constituted of poly lactide and CFs is proposed in order to prepare a biodegradable composite with low ...
    • Comparative study of elastomeric and biogenic waste composite materials 

      Colom Fajula, Xavier; Cañavate Ávila, Francisco Javier; Rahhali, Ahmed; Macanás de Benito, Jorge; Carrillo Navarrete, Fernando (2014)
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    • Development and characterization of hybrid membranes based on an organic matrix modified with silanes for metal separation 

      Resina Gallego, Montserrat; Macanás de Benito, Jorge; de Gyves Marciniak, Josefina; Muñoz Tapia, Maria (2007-02-15)
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      New hybrid membranes for metal ion transport were synthesized with the aim of improving mechanical and chemical stabilities, mean lifetime and loss of carrier. Hybrid organic–inorganic materials present several advantages ...
    • Development of novel catalytically active polymer-metal-nanocomposites based on activated foams and textile fibers 

      Domènech Garcia, Berta; Ziegler, Kharla; Carrillo Navarrete, Fernando; Muñoz Tapia, Maria; Muraviev, Dmitri N.; Macanás de Benito, Jorge (2013)
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      In this paper, we report the intermatrix synthesis of Ag nanoparticles in different polymeric matrices such as polyurethane foams and polyacrylonitrile or polyamide fibers. To apply this technique, the polymer must bear ...
    • Development of polymeric hollow fiber membranes containing catalytic metal nanoparticles 

      Macanás de Benito, Jorge; Ouyang, Lu; Bruening, Merlin L.; Muñoz Tapia, Maria; Remigy, Jean-Christophe; Lahitte, Jean-François (2010-10-31)
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      Metal nanoparticles (MNPs) have unique physico-chemical properties advantageous for catalytic applications which differ from bulk material. However, the main drawback of MNPs is their insufficient stability due to a high ...
    • Donnan-exclusion-driven distribution of catalytic ferromagnetic nanoparticles synthesized in polymeric fibers 

      Alonso González, Amanda; Macanás de Benito, Jorge; Shafir, Alexandr; Muñoz Tapia, Maria; Vallribera Massó, Adelina; Prodius, Denis; Melnic, Silvia; Turta, Constantin; Muraviev, Dmitri N. (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2010-01-27)
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      One of the routes to overcome the high instability of metal nanoparticles (MNPs) lies in the use of polymeric materials for their synthesis and stabilization. Besides, one of the most serious concerns associated with the ...
    • Ecologically friendly polymer-metal and polymer-metal oxide nanocomposites for complex water treatment 

      Alonso González, Amanda; Bastos Arrieta, Julio Alonso; Davies, Gemma L.; Gun'ko, Yuri K.; Vigués, Núria; Muñoz Berbel, Xavier; Macanás de Benito, Jorge; Mas i Gordi, Jordi; Muñoz Tapia, Maria; Muraviev, Dmitri N. (InTech, 2012)
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    • Effect of chemical treatments and additives on properties of chicken feathers thermoplastic biocomposites 

      Casadesús Fusté, Marta; Macanás de Benito, Jorge; Colom Fajula, Xavier; Cañavate Ávila, Francisco Javier; Álvarez del Castillo, María Dolores; Garrido Soriano, Núria; Molins Duran, Gemma; Carrillo Navarrete, Fernando (2018-11-01)
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      The valorization of chicken feathers (CFs) waste was researched in this work through the preparation of composites using ground chicken feathers as a filler (20 % v/v) and polypropylene (PP) or low-density polyethylene ...
    • Electrocatalytic production of hydrogen boosted by organic pollutants and visible light 

      Soler Turu, Lluís; Macanás de Benito, Jorge; Muñoz Tapia, Maria; Casado Giménez, Juan (2006-01)
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      A new method to produce high-purity hydrogen using photoelectrocatalytic reactions is studied. This integrated process uses solar energy and the Gibbs free energy of oxidation of organic wastes to help reducing the energy ...