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  • Carbonation of high-Ca fly ashes under flue gas conditions: implications for their valorization in the construction industry 

    Rodriguez Rausis, Kwon Bok; Cwik, Agnieszka Lucyna; Casanova Hormaechea, Ignasi; Zarebska, Katarzyna (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2021-11)
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    The utilization of high-calcium fly ashes (HCFA) from coal-fired power plants in the construction industry is problematic, since their high free lime contents can lead to durability problems. In this research, the carbonation ...
  • Enhanced thermoelectric performance of n-type bi2se3 nanosheets through sn doping 

    Li, Mengyao; Zhang, Yu; Zhang, Ting; Zuo, Yong; Xiao, Ke; Arbiol, Jordi; Llorca Piqué, Jordi; Liu, Yu; Cabot, Andreu (2021-07-14)
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    The cost-effective conversion of low-grade heat into electricity using thermoelectric devices requires developing alternative materials and material processing technologies able to reduce the currently high device manufacturing ...
  • Photodehydrogenation of ethanol over cu2o/tio2 heterostructures 

    Xing, Congcong; Zhang, Yu; Liu, Yongpeng; Wang, Xiang; Li, Junshan; Spadaro, Maria Chiara; Guardia, Pablo; Arbiol, Jordi; Llorca Piqué, Jordi; Cabot, Andreu (2021-05-25)
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    The photodehydrogenation of ethanol is a sustainable and potentially cost-effective strategy to produce hydrogen and acetaldehyde from renewable resources. The optimization of this process requires the use of highly active, ...
  • Catalytic transformation of biomass-derived 5-hydroxymethylfurfural over supported bimetallic iridium-based catalysts 

    Chimentäo, Ricardo José; Oliva Muñoz, Héctor; Russo, Verdiana; Llorca Piqué, Jordi; Garcia Fierro, Jose-Luis (American Chemical Society (ACS), 2021-04-28)
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    5-Hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) is a biobased platform chemical that can be valorized into a spectrum of valuable products. In this report, supported Ir, Ir–Co, Ir–Ni, and Ir–Ru catalysts were investigated for this purpose. ...
  • Study of Fischer-Tropsch-type reactions on chondritic meteorites 

    Cabedo, Victoria; Llorca Piqué, Jordi; Trigo Rodríguez, Josep Maria; Rimola, Albert (EDP Sciences, 2021-06-01)
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    Context. How simple organic matter appeared on Earth and the processes by which it transformed into more evolved organic compounds, which ultimately led to the emergence of life, is still an open topic. Different scenarios ...
  • Chelating agent effects in the synthesis of supported Ni nanoparticles as catalysts for hydrogen production 

    Villagran Olivares, Alejandra C.; Barroso, Mariana Noelia; López, Carlos Alberto; Llorca Piqué, Jordi; Abello, María Cristina (Elsevier, 2021-07-25)
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    A series of Ni supported over MgAl2O4–CeO2 catalysts have been prepared by the wet impregnation method as catalysts for steam ethanol reforming. The synthesis was performed using nitrilotriacetic acid (NTA) or citric acid ...
  • Structural evolution of bimetallic PtPd/CeO2 methane oxidation catalysts prepared by dry milling 

    Mussio, Andrea; Danielis, Maila; Jiménez Divins, Nuria; Llorca Piqué, Jordi; Colussi, Sara; Trovarelli, Alessandro (2021-06-02)
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    Bimetallic Pt–Pd catalysts supported on ceria have been prepared by mechanochemical synthesis and tested for lean methane oxidation in dry and wet atmosphere. Results show that the addition of platinum has a negative effect ...
  • Hydrogen photoproduction on TiO2-reduced graphene oxide hybrid materials from water-ethanol mixture 

    Serafin, Jaroslaw; Kusiak-Nejman, Ewelina; Wanag, Agnieszka; Morawski, Antoni W.; Llorca Piqué, Jordi (2021-09-01)
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    Titanium dioxide mixed with reduced graphene oxide (rGO) has been tested in the photoproduction of hydrogen using UV light from water-ethanol combination in gas phase. The presence of the reduced graphene oxide in TiO2/rGO ...
  • Increasing reaction time in Hummers’ method towards well exfoliated graphene oxide of low oxidation degree 

    Aixart Forés, Jordi; Diaz González, Francesc; Llorca Piqué, Jordi; Rosell Llompart, Joan (2021-08-01)
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    Graphene oxide (GO) has been synthesized by a modification of the Hummers’ method using different times of reaction of 30, 60, 120, 300 and 540 min while maintaining all other parameters constant and avoiding aggressive ...
  • Effect of the annealing atmosphere on crystal phase and thermoelectric properties of copper sulfide 

    Li, Mengyao; Liu, Yu; Zhang, Yu; Han, Xu; Zhang, Ting; Zuo, Yong; Xie, Chenyang; Arbiol, Jordi; Llorca Piqué, Jordi; Liu, Junfeng; Cabot, Andreu (American Chemical Society, 2021-03-01)
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    Cu2–xS has become one of the most promising thermoelectric materials for application in the middle-high temperature range. Its advantages include the abundance, low cost, and safety of its elements and a high performance ...
  • Tubular CoFeP@CN as a Mott–Schottky catalyst with multiple adsorption sites for robust lithium-sulfur batteries 

    Zhang, Chaoqi; Du, Ruifeng; Jacas Biendicho, Jordi; Yang, Dawei; Zhang, Ting; Wang, Xiang; Arbiol, Jordi; Llorca Piqué, Jordi; Morante Lleonart, Joan Ramon; Cabot, Andreu (2021-06-24)
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    The shuttle effect and the sluggish reaction kinetics of lithium polysulfide (LiPS) seriously compromise the performance of lithium–sulfur batteries (LSBs). To overcome these limitations and enable the fabrication of robust ...
  • Pd/CeO2 catalysts prepared by solvent-free mechanochemical route for methane abatement in natural gas fueled vehicles 

    Danielis, Maila; Colussi, Sara; Llorca Piqué, Jordi; Trovarelli, Alessandro (American Chemical Society (ACS), 2021-03-15)
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    The increasing diffusion of alternative mobility solutions, ranging from electric technologies to natural gas fueled vehicles (NGVs), has led to a progressive life-cycle analysis approach of their environmental impact in ...

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