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    • 1-Butanol absorption in poly(styrene-divinylbenzene) ion exchange resins for catalysis 

      Perez Macia, Maria A; Curcó Cantarell, David; Bringue, Roger; Iborra, Monserrat; Rodriguez Ropero, F.; Van der Vegt, N.F.A.; Alemán Llansó, Carlos (2015-01-01)
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      The swelling behaviour of poly(styrene-co-divinylbenzene), P(S-DVB), ion exchange resins in 1-butanol (BuOH) has been studied by means of atomistic classical molecular dynamics simulations (MD). The topological characteristics ...
    • 3D Printed TiO2 / Pt photocatalyst for VOC elimination 

      Olivares Royo, Nuria (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2020-06)
      Bachelor thesis
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      Finding a way to clean the environment from the current pollution levels has become one of the most important matters throughout the past years. As it has been shown during the confinement due to Coronavirus, the moment ...
    • A+B=0 reaction with different initial patterns 

      Sancho, Jose Maria; Romero, A. H.; Lindenberg, Katja; Sagués Mestre, Francesc; Reigada Sanz, R.; Lacasta Palacio, Ana María (American Chemical Society, 1996-10-10)
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      We present a detailed study of the chemical reaction A + B f 0 in two dimensions for different initial distributions of reactants as characterized by the structure function. We argue that the long-wavelength components ...
    • Acetoacetate based thermosets prepared by dual-Michael addition reactions 

      Konuray, Ali Osman; Fernández Francos, Xavier; Ramis Juan, Xavier; Serra Albet, Maria Àngels (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2019-01-01)
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      A novel set of dual-curable multiacetoacetate-multiacrylate-divinyl sulfone ternary materials with versatile and manipulable properties are presented. In contrast to common dual-curing systems, the first stage polymer ...
    • Al2O3-supported Pt/Rh catalysts for NOx removal under lean conditions 

      Castoldi, Lidia; Matarrese, Roberto; Daturi, Marco; Llorca Piqué, Jordi; Lietti, Luca (2019-07-05)
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      In this work the reactivity of Pt-Rh NOx storage-reduction (NSR) catalysts in the reduction of NOx under lean conditions is investigated. It is found that significant amounts of NOx are stored on both Rh- and Pt-based ...
    • Alcohols and bio-alcohols steam and autothermal reforming in a membrane reactor 

      Llorca Piqué, Jordi; Hedayati, Ali (2014-11-28)
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      Considerable work has been reported concerning catalytic steam reforming, partial oxidation and oxidative steam reforming (autothermal reforming) aimed at hydrogen generation from alcohol-water mixtures. They include ...
    • Ambient pressure photoemission spectroscopy reveals the mechanism of carbon soot oxidation in ceria-based catalysts 

      Soler Turu, Lluís; Casanovas Grau, Albert; Escudero, Carlos; Pérez-Dieste, Virginia; Aneggi, Eleonora; Trovarelli, Alessandro; Llorca Piqué, Jordi (2016-06-27)
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      Removing soot is one of the most important challenges in minimizing the impact of combustion engines on the environment. Catalysts based on CeO2 have proved suitable to oxidize soot due to their capacity to store and release ...
    • Aromatic stacking interactions govern catalysis in aryl-alcohol oxidase 

      Ferreira, Patricia; Hernández-Ortega, Aitor; Lucas, Fatima; Carro, Juan; Herguedas, Beatriz; Borrelli, Kenneth W.; Guallar, Víctor; Martínez, Angel T.; Medina, Milagros (FEBSPress, 2015-02-23)
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      Aryl-alcohol oxidase (AAO, EC 1.1.3.7) generates H2O2 for lignin degradation at the expense of benzylic and other π system-containing primary alcohols, which are oxidized to the corresponding aldehydes. Ligand diffusion ...
    • Bio-nanohybrid catalysts based on L-leucine immobilized in hydrotalcite and their activity in aldol reaction 

      Crivoi, Dana-Georgiana; Miranda, Ronald Alexander; Finocchio, Elisabetta; Llorca Piqué, Jordi; Ramis, Gianguido; Sueiras, Jesus Eduardo; Segarra González, Anna Maria; Medina Mena, Francisco (2016-06-05)
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      Nanohybrid materials based on L-leucine (L-Leu) and hydrotalcites (HT) were prepared by the ion exchange and reconstruction method, under mild synthesis conditions. The location, amount and the form of the immobilized L-Leu ...
    • Breaking-down the catalyst used for the electrophotosynthesis of amino acids by nitrogen and carbon fixation 

      Sans Milà, Jordi; Armelín Diggroc, Elaine Aparecida; Sanz, Vanesa; Puiggalí Bellalta, Jordi; Turon, Pau; Alemán Llansó, Carlos (2020-09-01)
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      The electrophotocatalytic synthesis of Glycine and Alanine from a simple gas mixture containing N2, CO2, CH4 and H2O under mild reaction conditions (95 °C and 6 bar) was recently developed using a catalyst formed by ...
    • Carbonaceous catalysts from orange pulp for limonene oxidation 

      Wróblewska, Agnieszka; Serafin, Jaroslaw; Gawarecka, Alicja; Miadlicki, Piotr; Urbas, Karolina; Koren, Zvi C.; Llorca Piqué, Jordi; Michalkiewicz, Beata (2019-01-01)
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      The possibility of orange pulp utilization for nanoporous carbons production was investigated. Moreover, processing the obtained materials as limonene oxidation catalysts was studied as well. Limonene was separated from ...
    • Catalytic performance of bulk and Al2O3-supported molybdenum oxide for the production of biodiesel from oil with high free fatty acids content 

      Navajas León, Alberto; Reyero, I.; Jiménez Barrera, Elena; Romero Sarria, Francisca; Llorca Piqué, Jordi; Gandía, L. M. (2020-02)
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      Non-edible vegetable oils are characterized by high contents of free fatty acids (FFAs) that prevent from using the conventional basic catalysts for the production of biodiesel. In this work, solid acid catalysts are used ...
    • Catalytic performance of zinc-supported copper and nickel catalysts in the glycerol hydrogenolysis 

      Chimentäo, Ricardo José; Miranda Morales, Bárbara C.; Gispert Guirado, Francesc; Medina Cabello, Francisco; Llorca Piqué, Jordi; Santos, João Batista O. (2020-03-01)
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      Gas-phase catalytic conversion of glycerol to value added chemicals was investigated over zinc-supported copper and nickel catalysts. The addition of aluminum in the support was also investigated in glycerol conversion and ...
    • Catalytic reforming of dimethyl ether in microchannels 

      Ledesma Rodriguez, Cristian; López, Eduardo; Trifonov, T.; Rodríguez Martínez, Ángel; Llorca Piqué, Jordi (2018-03-09)
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      The steam reforming and oxidative steam reforming of dimethyl ether (DME) were tested at 573–773¿K over a CuZn/ZrO2 catalyst in microreactors with three different types of channels: ceramic square channels with side lengths ...
    • Catalytic steam reforming of olive mill wastewater for hydrogen production 

      Casanovas, A.; Galvis, A; Llorca Piqué, Jordi (2015-06-29)
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      Catalytic honeycombs functionalized with lanthanum-stabilized ceria as catalytic support and impregnated with different metals (Rh, Ru, Pt, Pd and Ni) were prepared and tested for hydrogen production through the steam ...
    • Ceria-based catalysts studied by near ambient pressure x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy: A review 

      García de Andrés, Xènia; Soler Turu, Lluís; Jiménez Divins, Nuria; Vendrell Villafruela, Xavier; Serrano Carreño, M. Isabel; Lucentini, Ilaria; Prat Albert, Jordi; Solano Minuesa, Eduardo; Tallarida, Massimo; Escudero, Carlos; Llorca Piqué, Jordi (2020-03-03)
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      The development of better catalysts is a passionate topic at the forefront of modern science, where operando techniques are necessary to identify the nature of the active sites. The surface of a solid catalyst is dynamic ...
    • Ceria-zirconia particles wrapped in a 2D carbon envelope: improved low-temperature oxygen transfer and oxidation activity 

      Aneggi, Eleonora; Rico Perez, Veronica; de Leitenburg, Carla; Maschio, Stefano; Soler Turu, Lluís; Llorca Piqué, Jordi; Trovarelli, Alessandro (2015-10-08)
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      Engineering the interface between different compo-nents of heterogeneous catalysts at nanometer level canradically alter their performances.This is particularly true forceria-based catalysts where the interactions are ...
    • Chemically powered micro- and nanomotors 

      Sanchez, Samuel; Soler Turu, Lluís; Katuri, Jaideep (2015-01-26)
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      Chemically powered micro- and nanomotors are small devices that are self-propelled by catalytic reactions in fluids. Taking inspiration from biomotors, scientists are aiming to find the best architecture for self-propulsion, ...
    • CO and CO2 methanation over Ni catalysts supported on CeO2, Al2O3 and Y2O3 oxides 

      Italiano, Cristina; Llorca Piqué, Jordi; Pino, Lidia; Ferraro, Marco; Antonucci, Vincenzo; Vita, Antonio (2020-05-05)
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      Methanation of carbon oxides (CO and CO2) was studied over Ni-based catalysts supported on CeO2, Al2O3, and Y2O3 oxides. Catalysts were synthesized by solution combustion synthesis and characterized by N2-physisorption, ...
    • Development of microscale-based electrochemical reactor between two parallel plates coated with catalyst to produce green hydrogen peroxide 

      Esquerdo Fossas, Martí (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2020-06-29)
      Bachelor thesis
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      Hydrogen peroxide is an important chemical that is in great demand in many sectors in today's world. Currently the process used to obtain hydrogen peroxide is the anthraquinone autoxidation process. Due to the complexity ...