El grup centra la seva recerca en 3 grans línies: a) modificació i optimització de processos relacionats amb polímers (síntesi, modificació i tractaments) i les variables utilitzades en les seves aplicacions industrials (drug-delivery, inserció de biomolècules i encapsulació de matèries actives), b) caracterització de nous materials sostenibles, formats per neumàtics fora d’ús (NFU) desvulcanitzats mitjançant irradiació amb microones i barrejats amb elastòmers nous per aconseguir aplicacions dins el mateix àmbit, i c) aprofitament de recursos biogènics per a la preparació de materials biocompòsits. En concret, condicionament de residus cel·lulòsics o queratínics, mitjançant pretractaments d’estabilització de baix cost i de mínim impacte ambiental, per obtenir materials tècnics que puguin ser manipulats industrialment.

The study of the micro- and macro-characterisation of polymeric materials and chemical systems related to the textile and/or chemical industries. The modification and optimisation of processes related to polymers such as synthesis, modification and treatment, and of the variables used in their industrial applications, such as drug delivery, biomolecule insertion, active matter encapsulation, chemical species absorption and composites. The monitoring of the properties of the final products, such as permeability, desorption kinetics, colour, mechanical properties, surface characteristics and durability.

The study of the micro- and macro-characterisation of polymeric materials and chemical systems related to the textile and/or chemical industries. The modification and optimisation of processes related to polymers such as synthesis, modification and treatment, and of the variables used in their industrial applications, such as drug delivery, biomolecule insertion, active matter encapsulation, chemical species absorption and composites. The monitoring of the properties of the final products, such as permeability, desorption kinetics, colour, mechanical properties, surface characteristics and durability.

Recent Submissions

  • Recent progress of DOPO-containing compounds as flame retardants for versatile polymeric materials: review 

    Wu, Qiuyue; Sisqueira Curto Valle, Rita de Cassia; Borges Valle, Jorge Alexandre; Maesta Bezerra, Fabricio; Meng, Xu; Lis Arias, Manuel José (2020-12-09)
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    With the increasing awareness of environmental protection, the development and application of novel halogen-free flame retardants have attracted a lot of attention recently. 9,10-dihydro-9-oxa-10-phosphaphenanthrene-10- ...
  • Análisis estructural de óxidos de grafeno (GO) y óxidos de grafeno reducidos (rGO) 

    Colom Fajula, Xavier; Cañavate Ávila, Francisco Javier; Lis Arias, Manuel José; Sanjuan, Gemma; Gil Galí, Ignacio (2020-07-01)
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    Open Access
    El artículo caracteriza a nivel estructural, morfológico y térmico tres muestras distintas de óxido de grafeno comerciales (AGO, EGO y CGO) obtenidas mediante el método Hummers, las cuales han sido posteriormente reducidas ...
  • Assessment of the devulcanization process of EPDM waste from roofing systems by combined thermomechanical/microwave procedures 

    Colom Fajula, Xavier; Cañavate Ávila, Francisco Javier; Formela, Krzysztof; Saeb, Mohammad Reza (2020-12-02)
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    Ethylene-propylene-diene rubber (EPDM) is a elastomer widely used in common industrial applications. EPDM can be shaped into sheets and employed as isolating material for roofing systems. In this study, scraps of EPDM from ...
  • Reactive sintering of ground tire rubber (GTR) modified by a trans-polyoctenamer rubber and curing additives 

    Zedler, Lukasz; Kowalkowska-Zedler, Daria; Colom Fajula, Xavier; Cañavate Ávila, Francisco Javier; Saeb, Mohammad Reza; Formela, Krzysztof (MDPI AG, 2020-12-17)
    Article
    Open Access
    The proposed method of ground tire rubber (GTR) utilization involves the application of trans-polyoctenamer rubber (TOR), a commercially available waste rubber modifier. The idea was to investigate the influence of various ...
  • Microparticle size and quantities effect on the mechanical features of end of life tires in thermoplastic composites 

    Marín Genescà, Marc; Garcia Amoros, Jordi; Mujal-Rosas, Ramon Maria; Massagués, Lluís; Colom Fajula, Xavier (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2020-12-06)
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    Open Access
    Currently, the huge use of tires generates large quantities of waste material which represents a severe environmental problem. The common technique used for processing waste tires is crushing using mechanical methods and ...
  • Durability of FRP immersed in water. Changes in mechanical properties 

    Bernat Masó, Ernest; Lis Arias, Manuel José; Mercedes Cedeño, Luis Enrique; Gil Espert, Lluís (Centro Internacional de Métodos Numéricos en Ingeniería (CIMNE), 2020)
    Conference report
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    Fibre Reinforced Polymers (FRP) have been widely used to strengthened construction structural elements in the last years because of their mechanical pros. However, the durability of these materials is always controversial. ...
  • Reactive processing and functionalization of ground tire rubber 

    Zedler, Lukasz; Przybysz, Marta; Hejna, Aleksander; Colom Fajula, Xavier; Cañavate Ávila, Francisco Javier; Saeb, Mohammad Reza; Formela, Krzysztof (Springer, 2020)
    Part of book or chapter of book
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    The dynamic development of the automotive industry resulted in a significant increase in rubber wastes, especially end-of-life tires, which are a serious threat to the natural environment and human health. This situation ...
  • Beta-cyclodextrines in textile industry 

    Lis Arias, Manuel José (2020-09-02)
    Part of book or chapter of book
    Open Access
    ß-Cyclodextrin (ß-CD) is an oligosaccharide composed of seven units of D-(+)-glucopyranose joined by a- 1,4 bonds, which is obtained from starch. Its singular trunk conical shape organization, with a well-defined cavity, ...
  • Vehiculation of active principles as a way to create smart and biofunctional textiles 

    Lis Arias, Manuel José; Coderch, Luisa; Martí, Meritxell; Alonso, Cristina; García Carmona, Óscar; García Carmona, Carlos; Maesta Bezerra, Fabricio (VIDE LEAF, 2020-09-24)
    Part of book or chapter of book
    Open Access
    In some specific fields of application (e.g., cosmetics, pharmacy), textile substrates need to incorporate sensible molecules (active principles) that can be affected if they are sprayed freely on the surface of fabrics. ...
  • The role of ß-Cyclodextrin in the textile industry — Review 

    Maesta Bezerra, Fabricio; Lis Arias, Manuel José; Beraldo Firminio, Helen; Dias Da Silva, Joyce Gabriella; Sisqueira Curto Valle, Rita de Cassia; Borges Valle, Jorge Alexandre; Pereira Scacchetti, Fabio Alexandre; Tessaro, Andre Luiz (2020-08-09)
    Article
    Open Access
    ß-Cyclodextrin (ß-CD) is an oligosaccharide composed of seven units of D-(+)-glucopyranose joined by a-1,4 bonds, which is obtained from starch. Its singular trunk conical shape organization, with a well-defined cavity, ...
  • Human hair biogenic fiber as a biosorbent of multiple heavy metals from aqueous solutions 

    Zhang, Helan; Carrillo Navarrete, Fernando; Palet Ballús, Cristina (2020-08-10)
    Article
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    Human hair natural fiber is mainly considered a waste in our society and its disposal can cause a major environmental impact. Hence, its valorization as a biosorbent of pollutants such as heavy metals is an interesting ...
  • Ground Tire Rubber recycling in applications as insulators in polymeric compounds according to spanish UNE standards 

    Marín Genescà, Marc; Garcia Amoros, Jordi; Mujal-Rosas, Ramon Maria; Massagués, Lluís; Bordes Arroyo, Jordi; Colom Fajula, Xavier (2020-08-02)
    Article
    Open Access
    In the present research, we investigated the conceivable outcomes of using ground tire rubber (GTR) particle polymeric blends. Special methods of restoring tires that are no longer in use include GTR retreading, GTR blending ...

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