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    • Direct liquid-liquid extraction of lipid from municipal sewage sludge for biodiesel production 

      Olkiewicz, Magdalena; Caporgno, Martin Pablo; Fortuny Sanromá, Agustín; Stüber, Frank Erich; Fabregat Llagostera, Azael; Font Capafons, Josep; Bengoa, Christophe José (2014-12-01)
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      Municipal sludge from wastewater treatment plants is a promising lipid feedstock for biodiesel production as it contains a significant amount of lipids. However, the energy necessary to remove its high water content is a ...
    • Effects of pre-treatments on the lipid extraction and biodiesel production from municipal WWTP sludge 

      Olkiewicz, Magdalena; Fortuny Sanromá, Agustín; Stüber, Frank Erich; Fabregat Llagostera, Azael; Font Capafons, Josep; Bengoa, Christophe José (2015-02-01)
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      Biodiesel production is currently limited due to high raw material costs. The potential of using sludge from municipal wastewater treatment plants as an alternative lipid feedstock was investigated. Four different types ...
    • Enhanced degradation of phenol by a fenton-like system (Fe/EDTA/h2 o2) at circumneutral pH 

      Messele, Selamawit Ashagre; Bengoa, Christophe José; Stüber, Frank Erich; Giralt Marcé, Jaume; Fortuny Sanromá, Agustín; Fabregat Llagostera, Azael; Font Capafons, Josep (2019-05-01)
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      This work deals with the degradation of phenol based on the classical Fenton process, which is enhanced by the presence of chelating agents. Several iron-chelating agents such as ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA), ...
    • Evaluation of different sludges from WWTP as a potential source for biodiesel production 

      Olkiewicz, Magdalena; Fortuny Sanromá, Agustín; Stüber, Frank Erich; Fabregat Llangotera, Azael; Font Capafons, Josep; Bengoa, Christophe José (2012)
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      Biodiesel expansion is currently limited due to high raw material costs for its produc tion. The potential of using sludge from municipal wastewater treatment plants as an alternative lipid feedstock for biodiesel ...
    • Extraction and purification of hydrolytic enzymes from activated sludge 

      Nabarlatz, Debora; Stüber, Frank Erich; Font Capafons, Josep; Fortuny Sanromá, Agustín; Fabregat Llangotera, Azael; Bengoa, Christophe José (2009)
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      A major proportion of the organic matter contained by domestic wastewater is mainly formed by lipids, proteins and carbohydrates. In order to degrade this organic matter, microorganisms produce hydrolytic enzymes like ...
    • Fast aqueous biodegradation of highly-volatile organic compounds in a novel anaerobic reaction setup 

      Garcia Martinez, Yonhara; Chirinos, Judith; Bengoa, Christophe José; Stüber, Frank; Font Capafons, Josep; Fortuny Sanromá, Agustín; Fabregat Llagostera, Azael (2018-11-01)
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      The present work explores the biodegradation of some emerging pollutants (EPs) in an anaerobic slowly-agitated up-flow packed-bed reactor (USPBR) filled with biological activated carbon (BAC). Chlorobenzene (CB) and ...
    • Fenton coupled with nanofiltration for elimination of Bisphenol A 

      Escalona, I.; Fortuny Sanromá, Agustín; Stueber, Frank; Bengoa, Christophe José; Fabregat Llangotera, Azael; Font Capafons, Josep (2014-07-15)
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      Bisphenol A (BPA) is a typical Endocrine Disrupting Chemical (EDC), which is potentially harmful during wastewater reclamation. In this study, its degradation during Fenton's process under different operational conditions ...
    • Fenton coupled with nanoflitration for elimination of tartrazine 

      Escalona, I.; Stüber, Frank Erich; Fortuny Sanromá, Agustín; Bengoa, Christophe José; Fabregat Llangotera, Azael; Font Capafons, Josep (2012)
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    • Heterogenization of copper catalyst for the oxidation of phenol, a common contaminant in industrial wastewater 

      Castro Cevallos, Ursula Isabel; Fortuny Sanromá, Agustín; Stueber, Frank; Fabregat Llangotera, Azael; Font Capafons, Josep; Bengoa, Christophe José (2013-07)
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      Advance oxidation process was employed as a pretreat- ment of industrial wastewater. For this purpose, the use of heavy metals as a catalyst is necessary but also complicated because homogeneous catalysts are difficult ...
    • Immobilisation of horseradish peroxidase on Eupergit®C for the enzymatic elimination of phenol 

      Pramparo, Laura; Stüber, Frank Erich; Font Capafons, Josep; Fortuny Sanromá, Agustín; Fabregat Llangotera, Azael; Bengoa, Christophe José (2010-05-15)
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      In this study, three different approaches for the covalent immobilisation of the horseradish peroxidase (HRP) onto epoxy-activated acrylic polymers (Eupergit®C) were explored for the first time, direct HRP binding to the ...
    • L-Band sea surface emissivity: preliminary results of the WISE-2000 campaign and its application to salinity retrieval in the SMOS mission 

      Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Corbella Sanahuja, Ignasi; Vall-Llossera Ferran, Mercedes Magdalena; Duffo Ubeda, Núria; Torres Torres, Francisco; Villarino Villarino, Ramón; Enrique, L; Julbé, F; Font Capafons, Josep; Julià, A; Gabarró, C; Etcheto, J; Boutin, J; Weill, A; Caselles Costa, Vicent; Rubio, E; Wursteisen, P (2003-06)
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      Soil moisture and ocean salinity at surface level can be measured by passive microwave remote sensing at L-band. To provide global coverage data of soil moisture and ocean salinity with three-day revisit time, the Earth ...
    • Ocean salinity observations with SMOS mission 

      Martín Neira, Manuel; Font Capafons, Josep; Srokerz, M; Corbella Sanahuja, Ignasi; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (IEEE Piscataway, 2000)
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      The purpose of this paper is to present the capabilities of SMOS (Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity mission) for the global mapping of ocean salinity from space. SMOS has been selected by the European Space Agency as the ...
    • Performance comparison of torus and magnetically-stirred reactor for the enzymatic elimination of phenol 

      Pramparo, Laura; Stüber, Frank Erich; Font Capafons, Josep; Fortuny Sanromá, Agustín; Fabregat Llangotera, Azael; Bengoa, Christophe José (2009)
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      The goal of this work is the comparison of the performances of a torus and a stirred reactor for the enzymatic elimination of phenol. High degrees of conversion were obtained in both reactors for the three initial ...
    • Performance of sludge based catalysts in catalytic wet oxidation of phenol 

      Marques, Rita R.N.; Font Capafons, Josep; Fortuny Sanromá, Agustín; Bengoa, Christophe José; Fabregat Llangotera, Azael; Stüber, Frank Erich (2009)
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      The catalytic potential of sludge based materials produced by steam or CO2 activation from non treated dewatered raw sludge or dewatered mesophilic anaerobically digested sludge were tested in the oxidation of phenol. ...
    • Phenol degradation by heterogeneous Fenton-like reaction using Fe supported over activated carbon 

      Messele, S. A.; Stüber, Frank Erich; Bengoa, Christophe José; Fortuny Sanromá, Agustín; Fabregat Llangotera, Azael; Font Capafons, Josep (2012)
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      The main objective of the work is to prepare catalysts based on iron supported over activated carbon (AC) and to test its activity for catalytic wet peroxide oxidation (CWPO) of phenol in a batch system. The catalysts were ...
    • Sewage sludge based catalysts for catalytic wet air oxidation of phenol: preparation, characterisation and catalytic performance 

      Graham, N.J.D.; Fowler, G.D.; Marques, Rita R. N; Stüber, Frank Erich; Smith, K.M; Fabregat Llangotera, Azael; Bengoa, Christophe José; Font Capafons, Josep; Fortuny Sanromá, Agustín; Pullket, S. (2011-01)
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      In this study the use of novel CWAO catalysts, namely potentially low cost, sewage sludge derived activated carbons was explored. Two types of municipal sludge were used: dewatered raw filter cake and dewatered mesophilic ...
    • SMOS: a satellite mission to measure ocean surface salinity 

      Font Capafons, Josep; Kerr, Y; Srokosz, M; Etcheto, J; Lagerloef, G S E; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Waldteufel, P (European Geophysical Society, 2000)
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      The ESA's SMOS (Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity) Earth Explorer Opportunity Mission will be launched by 2005. Its baseline payload is a microwave L-band (21 cm, 1.4 GHz) 2D interferometric radiometer, Y shaped, with three ...
    • Texture-modified activated carbons as catalysts in biodecolourisation of azo dyes 

      Mezohegyi, Gergo; Gonçalves, Filomena; Órfao, José J.M.; Bengoa, Christophe José; Stüber, Frank Erich; Font Capafons, Josep; Fortuny Sanromá, Agustín; Fabregat Llangotera, Azael (2009)
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      Considerable attention has been focused on the reduction of azo dyes discharged from dyeing, textile and other industries since some of them or their metabolites may cause toxicity. The efficient treatment of these ...
    • Treatment of phenol effuents coupling Fenton's oxidation and nanofiltration 

      Bernat Camí, Xavier; Fortuny Sanromá, Agustín; Bengoa, Christophe José; Stüber, Frank Erich; Fabregat Llangotera, Azael; Font Capafons, Josep (2009)
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    • Trickle bed reactor for the oxidation of phenol over active carbon catalyst 

      Gabbiye, Nigus; Font Capafons, Josep; Fortuny Sanromá, Agustín; Bengoa, Christophe José; Fabregat Llangotera, Azael; Stüber, Frank Erich (2009)
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      The catalytic wet air oxidation of phenol using activated carbon has been performed in a laboratory trickle bed reactor over a wide range of operating variables (PO2, T, FL and Cph,o) and hydrodynamic conditions. The ...