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  • Antioxidant Activities and Total Phenolic Content of Malaysian Herbs as Components of Active Packaging Film in Beef Patties 

    Yahaya, Wan Amnin Wan; Yazid, Noraziah Abu; Mohd Azman, Nurul Aini; Almajano Pablos, María Pilar (2019-07-25)
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    Active packaging containing natural extracts is a promising innovation to prolong the shelf life of perishable food. The objective of this work was to develop a bioactive edible film from semi-refined carrageenan (SRC) and ...
  • Preliminary investigation on auto-thermal extrusion of ground tire rubber 

    Zedler, Lukasz; Kowalkowska-Zedler, Daria; Vahabi, Henri; Reza Saeb, Mohammad; Colom Fajula, Xavier; Cañavate Ávila, Francisco Javier; Wang, Shifeng; Formela, Krzysztof (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2019-06-28)
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    Ground tire rubber (GTR) was processed using an auto-thermal extrusion as prerequisite to green reclaiming of GTR. The reclaimed GTR underwent a series of tests: thermogravimetric analysis combined with Fourier-transform ...
  • Kinetics of dyeing in continuous circulation with direct dyes: tencel case 

    Lis Arias, Manuel José; Maesta Bezerra, Fabricio; Meng, Xu; Qian, Hongfei; Immich, Ana Paula (2019-07-16)
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    Due to the special characteristics of Tencel fibres, it is important to gather new data and information in order to improve our knowledge of their performance during dyeing. Kinetic equations are used to describe the ...
  • Environmental impact assessment of sound absorbing nonwovens based on chicken feathers waste 

    Casadesús Fusté, Marta; Álvarez del Castillo, María Dolores; Garrido Soriano, Núria; Molins Duran, Gemma; Macanás de Benito, Jorge; Colom Fajula, Xavier; Cañavate Ávila, Francisco Javier; Carrillo Navarrete, Fernando (2019-06-28)
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    Chicken feathers (CFs) are currently a biogenic solid waste generated on a large scale and around the world. Its valorization could provide a great opportunity to manufacture environmentally friendly materials and increase ...
  • Influence of Pt particle size and reaction phase on the photocatalytic performances of ultradispersed Pt/TiO2 catalysts for hydrogen evolution 

    Dessal, Caroline; Martínez, Lester; Maheu, Clément; Len, Thomas; Morfin, Franck; Rousset, Jean Luc; Puzenat, Eric; Afanasiev, Pavel; Aouine, Mimoun; Soler Turu, Lluís; Llorca Piqué, Jordi; Piccolo, Laurent (2019-07-01)
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    Pt/TiO2 photocatalysts were prepared by incipient wetness impregnation followed by oxidative and/or reductive thermal treatments. By varying the TiO2 form (commercial P25 and P90, and homemade shape-controlled), the Pt ...
  • Mathematical models for drug delivery from textile 

    Martí Gelabert, Meritxell; Martínez, Vanessa; Lis Arias, Manuel José; Coderch Negra, Luisa (2019-06-24)
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    Gallic acid was microencapsulated in poly-¿-caprolactone by the solvent evaporation method and was applied onto biofunctional textile substrates, cotton, and polyamide fabrics using a finishing process. A higher content ...
  • Increasing sustainability on the metallurgical industry by integration of membrane nanofiltration processes: acid recovery 

    López Rodríguez, Julio; Reig i Amat, Mònica; Gibert Agulló, Oriol; Cortina Pallás, José Luís (2019-11-01)
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    The metallurgical industry generates large volumes of toxic effluents characterised, generally, by high acidity and a noticeable content of metals (Fe, Cu and Zn) and non-metals (As, Sb, Bi). The toxicity of these streams ...
  • Microwave treatment in waste rubber recycling – Recent advances and limitations 

    Formela, Krzysztof; Hejna, Aleksander; Zedler, Lukasz; Colom Fajula, Xavier; Cañavate Ávila, Francisco Javier (2019-06-01)
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    Environmentally-friendly microwave heating is increasingly used in polymer chemistry and technology. The selectivity and highly efficiency in the heat transfer present a huge advantage in systems based on recycling, improving ...
  • 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), ...
  • Poly(sulfobetaine methacrylate)/poly(ethylene glycole) hydrogels for chronic wounds management 

    Ruseva, Konstans; Ivanova, Kristina Dimitrova; Todorova, Katerina; Gabrashanska, Margarita; Hinojosa-Caballero, Dolores; Tzanov, Tzanko; Vassileva, Elena (Elsevier, 2019-05-14)
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    Polyzwitterions (PZI) recently emerged as biomaterials with excellent bio- and haemo-compatibility, demonstrating lower protein adsorption on their surfaces even compared to the golden standard in the field – poly(ethylene ...
  • The mechanism of adhesion and graft polymerization of a PNIPAAm thermoresponsive hydrogel to polypropylene meshes 

    Lanzalaco, Sonia; Turón Dols, Pau; Weiss, Christina; Alemán Llansó, Carlos; Armelín Diggroc, Elaine Aparecida (2019-01-01)
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    In this study, a commercial and fully flexible monofilament mesh has been used for the deposition of a thermosensitive hydrogel, generated by graft copolymerization of N-isopropylacrylamide (NIPAAm) and N,N'-methylene ...
  • Application of Aloe vera microcapsules in cotton nonwovens to obtain biofunctional textile 

    Fielder, Juliana Oliveira; García Carmona, Óscar; García Carmona, Carlos; Lis Arias, Manuel José; Souza Plath, Andre Mathias; Samulewski, Rafael Block; Maesta Bezerra, Fabricio (2019-06-01)
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    The microencapsulation of essential oils and its application in textile articles allows the aggregation ofdifferent functionalities to the substrates, imparting them antimicrobial properties, cosmetic effects, UVprotection, ...

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