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  • Production and evaluation of antimicrobial microcapsules with essential oils using complex coacervation 

    Lopez, Arianne; Lis Arias, Manuel José; Maesta Bezerra, Fabricio; Vilaseca Vallvé, M. Mercedes; Valles, Betina; Prieto, Remedios; Simo, Mercedes (Springer, 2019-08-09)
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    Nowadays, the needs and requirements to avoid infections during surgical operations, require to be more imaginative than ever. The one-use textiles substrates that are used in hospitals can be, also, a way to transport the ...
  • Respirometric study of optical brighteners in textile wastewater 

    Salas Olivares, Héctor Manuel; Gutiérrez Bouzán, María Carmen; López Grimau, Víctor; Vilaseca Vallvé, M. Mercedes (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2019-03)
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    Optical brighteners (OBs) are colorless fluorescent dyes, widely used in industry to improve whiteness in materials. Nearly 80% of all OBs in the market are derivatives of stilbene. They absorb the near-ultraviolet light ...
  • Microplastics' emissions: microfibers’ detachment from textile garments 

    Belzagui Elder, Francisco; Crespi Rosell, Martin; Álvarez Sánchez, Antonio; Gutiérrez Bouzán, María Carmen; Vilaseca Vallvé, M. Mercedes (2019-05-01)
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    Microplastics (synthetic polymers <5¿mm) have been recently recognized as a big environmental concern, as their ubiquity is an undeniable fact. Their wide variety regarding shapes, sizes, and materials turn them into an ...
  • Reducing the environmental impact of textile industry by reusing residual salts and water: ECUVal system 

    Buscio Olivera, Valentina; López Grimau, Víctor; Álvarez del Castillo, María Dolores; Gutiérrez Bouzán, María Carmen (2019-04-25)
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    The textile industry is one of the largest consumers of water in the world and its wastewater constitutes a serious problem when it is discharged without the proper treatment. Different techniques are being applied for ...
  • Kinetic models for the electrochemical decolouration of two reactive azo dyes 

    López Grimau, Víctor; Pepió Viñals, Montserrat; Gutiérrez Bouzán, María Carmen; Buscio Olivera, Valentina (Desalination publications, 2018-12-01)
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    In this work, the indirect oxidation of two azo dyes (Colour Index Reactive Orange 4 and 13) was performed in an electrochemical batch cell in the presence of chloride as an electrolyte. The effect of different operational ...
  • Reducing environmental impact of textile waste water by natural coagulants and reuse of effluents 

    Salas Olivares, Héctor Manuel; López Grimau, Víctor; Vilaseca Vallvé, M. Mercedes; Crespi Rosell, Martin; Gutiérrez Bouzán, María Carmen (Taylor & Francis, 2018-01-02)
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    Water scarcity is a global problem, therefore the reuse and recycling of water is promoted in all sectors and it is a real alternative for the conservation of water resources. The industrial sector is a key point in the ...
  • Influence of a mixture of metals on PAHs biodegradation processes in soils 

    Baltrons, Oriol; López Mesas, Montserrat; Vilaseca Vallvé, M. Mercedes; Gutiérrez Bouzán, María Carmen; Le Derf, Franck; Portet-Koltalo, Florence; Palet, Cristina (Elsevier, 2018)
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    In order to assess the effect of mixed pollutants, the influence of different concentration levels of a mixture of metals (Cr, Co, Pb, Mn, Ni, Cu, Zn) on the biodegradation of some PAHs (phenanthrene, fluoranthene, pyrene, ...
  • Combining electrochemistry and UV for the simultaneous wastewater decolorization and reduction of salinity 

    Gutiérrez Bouzán, María Carmen; Buscio Olivera, Valentina (2018-04-24)
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    Textile dyeing processes with reactive dyes consume high amount of water and generate wastewater containing residual dyes and salts. In this work, wastewater generated by a textile industry was treated by means of ...
  • Effect of chemical treatments and additives on properties of chicken feathers thermoplastic biocomposites 

    Casadesús Fusté, Marta; Macanás de Benito, Jorge; Colom Fajula, Xavier; Cañavate Ávila, Francisco Javier; Álvarez del Castillo, María Dolores; Garrido Soriano, Núria; Molins Duran, Gemma; Carrillo Navarrete, Fernando (2018-11-01)
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    The valorization of chicken feathers (CFs) waste was researched in this work through the preparation of composites using ground chicken feathers as a filler (20 % v/v) and polypropylene (PP) or low-density polyethylene ...
  • Ecotoxicological risks of the abandoned F-Ba-Pb-Zn mining area of Osor (Spain) 

    Bori Dols, Jaume; Valles Malet, Bettina; Navarro Flores, Andrés Francisco; Riva Juan, Mª del Carmen (2017-06-01)
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    Due to its potential toxic properties, metal mobilization is of major concern in areas surrounding Pb-Zn mines. In the present study, metal contents and toxicity of soils, water extracts from soils, and mine drainage waters ...
  • Paper-based chromatic toxicity bioassay by analysis of bacterial ferricyanide reduction 

    Pujol Vila, F; Vigués Frantzen, Núria; Guerrero Navarro, A; Jimenez, S; Gomez, D; Fernandez, M; Bori Dols, Jaume; Valles Malet, Bettina; Riva Juan, Mª del Carmen; Muñoz Berbel, F. Xavier; Mas Gordi, Jordi (2016-03-03)
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    Water quality assessment requires a continuous and strict analysis of samples to guarantee compliance with established standards. Nowadays, the increasing number of pollutants and their synergistic effects lead to the ...
  • Crosstalk characterization of fabrics elaborated with conductive yarns 

    Fernández García, Raúl; Gil Galí, Ignacio; Cano Casas, Francesc; Parés Sabatés, Ferran (2016)
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    The electrical characterization of crosstalk of fabrics elaborated with conductive yarns is investigated. The impact of the source, victim and ground traces location is reported. The experimental results show that the ...

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