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  • Laccase/TEMPO-mediated bacterial cellulose functionalization: production of paper-silver nanoparticles composite with antimicrobial activity 

    Morena Gatius, Ángela Gala; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca; Valenzuela, Susana V.; Valls Vidal, Cristina; Vidal Lluciá, Teresa; Javier Pastor, F.I.; Diaz Lucea, M. Pilar; Martínez Martínez, Josefina (2019-01-01)
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    Bacterial cellulose (BC) was functionalized applying the Laccase/TEMPO oxidative treatment, leading to a five-fold increase of the concentration of carboxyl groups. Paper produced with this cellulose showed improved ...
  • Deposition reactors for solar grade silicon: a comparative thermal analysis of a Siemens reactor and a fluidized bed reactor 

    Ramos Cabal, Alba; Filtvedt, Werner; Lindholm, Dag; Ramachandran, Palghat A.; Rodríguez Rodríguez, Araceli; del Cañizo Nadal, Carlos (2015)
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    Polysilicon production costs contribute approximately to 25–33% of the overall cost of the solar panels and a similar fraction of the total energy invested in their fabrication. Understanding the energy losses and the ...
  • Multipurpose virtual reality environment for biomedical and health applications 

    Torner Ribé, Jordi; Skouras, Stavros; Molinuevo, José Luis; Gispert, Juan Domingo; Alpiste Penalba, Francesc (2019-08-26)
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    Virtual reality is a trending, widely accessible, and contemporary technology of increasing utility to biomedical and health applications. However, most implementations of virtual reality environments are tailored to ...
  • Fonts del Montseny vallesà 

    Farrerons Vidal, Óscar; Corella Moragas, Adrià (2019-06-30)
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    La Font fa l’aigua abastable pel consum humà. Els entorns propers a les fonts del Montseny presenten ambients naturals més o menys alterats per accions antròpiques. A les fagedes, per exemple, les fonts solen estar més ...
  • A methodology to analyze the presence of sustainability in engineering curricula. Case of study: ten Spanish engineering degree curricula 

    Sánchez Carracedo, Fermín; Moreno Pino, Francisco Manuel; Sureda Carbonell, Bàrbara; Antúnez López, Miguel; Gutierrez Blanco, Ibon (2019-08-22)
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    This paper presents a methodology to analyze the sustainability presence level in the curriculum of an engineering degree. The methodology is applied to ten engineering degrees of the Spanish university system, taught in ...
  • Environmental impact assessment of Swiss residential archetypes: a comparison of construction and mobility scenarios 

    Drouilles, Judith; Aguacil Moreno, Sergi; Hoxha, Endrit; Jusselme, Thomas; Lufkin, Sophie; Rey, Emmanuel (springer-Verlag, 2019-07-11)
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    Environmental performance assessment of the built environment tends to focus mostly on operational final energy consumption of buildings located within a specific context. Such a limited scope prevents broader usability ...
  • A straightforward bioprocess for a cleaner paper decolorization 

    Valls Vidal, Cristina; Cusola Aumedes, Oriol; Vidal Lluciá, Teresa; Torres López, Antonio Luis; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca (2019-07-17)
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    A new biotechnological sequence for decolorizing red and black colored paper was developed to reduce the environmental impact of the chemicals used in paper recycling processes. Commercially available low-redox potential ...
  • Assessing the enzymatic effects of cellulases and LPMO in improving mechanical fibrillation of cotton linters 

    Valls Vidal, Cristina; Pastor Blasco, Francisco Ignacio Javier; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca; Vidal Lluciá, Teresa; Diaz Lucea, M. Pilar; Martinez Soler, Josefina; Valenzuela, Susana V. (2019-06-26)
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    Background: The increasing interest in replacing petroleum-based products by more sustainable materials in the packaging sector gives relevance to cellulose as a biodegradable natural resource. Moreover, its properties can ...
  • Reserva de la Biosfera del Montseny: fonts, història, llegenda i cultura 

    Farrerons Vidal, Óscar (2019-06-10)
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    Les fonts han estat un element del patrimoni històric, cultural i natural destacat en tot l’àmbit del Montseny, i molt en especial a Viladrau. Cal mantenir la “cultura de la font”: tradicions, costums i hàbits que es duen ...
  • Optimisation of a high-efficiency solar-driven organic rankine cycle for applications in the built environment 

    Ramos Cabal, Alba; Chatzopoulou, Maria Anna; Freeman, James (2018)
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    Energy security, pollution and sustainability are major challenges presently facing the international community, in response to which increasing quantities of renewable energy are to be generated in the urban environment. ...
  • Hybrid photovoltaic-thermal solar systems for combined heating, cooling and power provision in the urban environment 

    Ramos Cabal, Alba; Chatzopoulou, Maria Anna; Freeman, James; Markides, Christos (Elsevier, 2017)
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    Solar energy can play a leading role in reducing the current reliance on fossil fuels and in increasingrenewable energy integration in the built environment, and its affordable deployment is widely recog-nised as an important ...
  • Enhanced fully cellulose based forward and reverse blood typing assay 

    Casals Terré, Jasmina; Farré Lladós, Josep; López Martínez, Joan Antoni; Vidal Lluciá, Teresa; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca (2019-05-07)
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    This study presents an enhanced paper-based analytical device (PAD) for forward and reverse group blood typing. The proposed PAD uses a novel methodology, which provides highly reliable results on a fully cellulose based ...

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