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  • The european (green?) deal: a systematic analysis of environmental sustainability 

    Hereu Morales, Joan; Segarra Fisa, Alba; Valderrama Angel, César Alberto (John Wiley & sons, 2023-07-26)
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    Transitioning towards a sustainable society is at the core of public planning in the EU through the European Green Deal (EGD). However, is the EGD a master plan for actual sustainable development in the EU? This work aims ...
  • Molybdenum release from high burnup spent nuclear fuel at alkaline and hyperalkaline pH 

    García Gómez, Sonia; Giménez Izquierdo, Francisco Javier; Casas Pons, Ignasi; Llorca Piqué, Jordi; Pablo Ribas, Joan de; Martínez Torrents, Albert; Clarens Blanco, Frederic; Kokinda, Jakub; Iglesias Pérez, Luis; Serrano Purroy, Daniel (Elsevier, 2023-01-01)
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    This work presents experimental data and modelling of the release of Mo from high-burnup spent nuclear fuel (63 MWd/kgU) at two different pH values, 8.4 and 13.2 in air. The release of Mo from SF to the solution is around ...
  • Modelling the release of Mo, Tc, Ru and Rh from high burnup spent nuclear fuel at alkaline and hyperalkaline pH 

    Giménez Izquierdo, Francisco Javier; Pablo Ribas, Joan de; García Gómez, Sonia; Serrano Purroy, Daniel; Iglesias Pérez, Luis; Clarens Blanco, Frederic; Martínez Torrents, Albert (Cambridge University Press, 2023-12-30)
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    The present work shows experimental data on the release of some radionuclides that are forming the so-called e particles in the spent nuclear fuel (SNF): Mo, Tc, Ru and Rh. The leaching experiments were carried out with a ...
  • Bioderived pickering emulsion based on chitosan/trialkyl phosphine oxides applied to selective recovery of rare Earth elements 

    Lapo Calderón, Byron Gonzalo; Pavón Regaña, Sandra; Hoyo Pérez, Javier; Fortuny Sanromá, Agustín; Scapan, Paul; Bertau, Martin; Sastre Requena, Ana María (2023-12-13)
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    A novel biobased pickering emulsion (PE) material was prepared by the encapsulation of Cyanex 923 (Cy923) into chitosan (CS) to selectively recover rare earth elements (REEs) from the aqueous phase. The preparation of PE ...
  • Role of imperfections in transfer of organic micro-pollutants through RO/NF membranes: Numerical study 

    Bondarenko, Mykola; Yaroshchuk, Andriy (Elsevier, 2023-12-15)
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    Due to relatively low diffusivities, the rejection of organic micro-pollutants in pressure-driven membrane processes is more affected by Concentration Polarization (CP) than that of typical inorganic ions. On the other ...
  • Gd2O3 doped UO2(s) corrosion in the presence of silicate and calcium under alkaline conditions 

    García Gómez, Sonia; Giménez Izquierdo, Francisco Javier; Casas Pons, Ignasi; Llorca Piqué, Jordi; De Pablo Ribas, Joan (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2023-12-01)
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    The anodic reactivity of UO2 and UO2 doped with Gd2O3 was investigated by electrochemical methods in slightly alkaline conditions in the presence of silicate and calcium. At the end of the experiments, the electrodes were ...
  • Sustainability assessment of green ammonia production to promote industrial decarbonization in Spain 

    Vinardell Cruañas, Sergi; Nicolas, Palina; Sastre Requena, Ana María; Cortina Pallás, José Luís; Valderrama Angel, César Alberto (American Chemical Society (ACS), 2023-11-06)
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    This article investigates the economic and environmental implications of implementing green ammonia production plants in Spain. To this end, one business-as-usual scenario for gray ammonia production was compared with three ...
  • Dissolution of high burn-up spent nuclear fuel at high-pH 

    Iglesias Pérez, Luis; Kokinda, Jakub; Serrano Purroy, Daniel; Martínez Torrents, Albert; Casas Pons, Ignasi; Pablo Ribas, Joan de; Clarens Blanco, Frederic; Giménez Izquierdo, Francisco Javier (De Gruyter, 2023-10-09)
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    The release of radionuclides from high-burnup spent nuclear fuel (SNF) segments was studied at pH = 13.2 as well as the effect of the presence of calcium and silicon. The aim was to ascertain the dissolution of SNF in ...
  • Towards a sustainable transformation of municipal wastewater treatment plants into biofactories using advanced NH3-N recovery technologies: A review 

    Sheikh, Mahdi; Harami, Hossein Riasat; Rezakazemi, Mashallah; Cortina Pallás, José Luís; Aminabhavi, Tejraj M.; Valderrama Angel, César Alberto (Elsevier, 2023-12-15)
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    Ammonia (NH3), as a prevalent pollutant in municipal wastewater discharges, can impair aquatic life and have a negatively impact on the environment. Proper wastewater treatment and management practices are essential to ...
  • Dual peptide functionalization of Zn alloys to enhance endothelialization for cardiovascular applications 

    García Mintegui, Claudia; Chausse Calbet, Victor; Labay, Cédric Pierre; Mas Moruno, Carlos; Ginebra Molins, Maria Pau; Cortina Pallás, José Luís; Pegueroles Neyra, Marta (Elsevier, 2024-02-01)
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    A new generation of fully bioresorbable metallic Zn-based alloys could be used for stenting applications; however, the initial surface degradation delays stent re-endothelialization. Thus, this work proposes a dual strategy ...
  • Polyelectrolyte multilayers modification of nanofiltration membranes to improve selective separation of mono- and multivalent cations in seawater brine 

    Reza Moradi, Mohammad; Pihlajamäki, Arto; Hesampour, Mehrdad; Figueira Alves, Mariana; Reig i Amat, Mònica; Cortina Pallás, José Luís; Valderrama Angel, César Alberto; Mänttäri, Mika (Elsevier, 2024-02-05)
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    Nowadays, brine produced in the Reverse Osmosis (RO) seawater desalination plants is a significant and largely untapped source of critical minerals and metals, which is usually discharged into the seas as wastewater. As a ...
  • X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) study of surface oxidation of UO2 doped with Gd2O3 at different temperatures and atmospheres 

    García Gómez, Sonia; Giménez Izquierdo, Francisco Javier; Casas Pons, Ignasi; Llorca Piqué, Jordi; Pablo Ribas, Joan de (2023-08)
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    In this work, the influence of GdIII doping on the surface oxidation of UO2 has been investigated in situ by XPS. The samples were put in contact with either hydrogen, argon or synthetic air streams saturated with water ...

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