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  • Oxidation by H2O(g) in the presence of H2(g) of UO2 doped with Pd nanoparticles 

    Espriu Gascon, Alexandra; Llorca Piqué, Jordi; Domínguez Escalante, Montserrat; Giménez Izquierdo, Francisco Javier; Casas Pons, Ignasi; Pablo Ribas, Joan de (2018-09-28)
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    This work studies the influence of epsilon particles and metallic precipitates, simulated through the deposition of Pd nanoparticles on non-irradiated UO2, on the oxidation of the spent nuclear fuel (SNF). The presence of ...
  • A nafion film cover to enhance the analytical performance of the CuO/Cu electrochemical sensor for determination of chemical oxygen demand 

    Carchi, Tany; Lapo, Byron; Alvarado, José; Espinoza Montero, Patricio J.; Llorca Piqué, Jordi; Fernández, Lenys (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2019-02-06)
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    We modified and evaluated the performance of a CuO/Cu electrochemical electrode for chemical oxygen demand (COD) determination by covering it with a Nafion (Nf) film. The resulting modified CuONf/Cu electrode sensor was ...
  • Effect of Ce and Mn co-doping on photocatalytic performance of sol-gel TiO2 

    Tbessi, Imen; Benito Vélez, Mónica; Molins Grau, Elies; Llorca Piqué, Jordi (2019-02-01)
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    Co-doped titanium dioxide was synthesized by doping with manganese (Mn) and cerium (Ce) through a sol-gel method for the degradation of diclofenac (DCF). The synthesized products were successfully characterized by X-ray ...
  • A comparative study of water-immiscible organic solvents in the production of furfural from xylose and birch hydrolysate 

    Gómez Millán, Gerardo; Hellsten, Sanna; King, Alistair W.T.; Pokki, Juha-Pekka; Llorca Piqué, Jordi; Sixta, Herbert (2019-04-25)
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    Furfural (FUR) was produced from xylose using a biphasic batch reaction system. Water-immiscible organic solvents such as isophorone, 2-methyltetrahydrofuran (2-MTHF) and cyclopentyl methyl ether (CPME) were used to promptly ...
  • Partial oxidation of methane to syngas using Co/Mg and Co/Mg-Al oxide supported catalysts 

    Moral, A.; Reyero, I.; Llorca Piqué, Jordi; Bimbela, F.; Gandía, L. M. (2018-04-03)
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    Partial oxidation of methane (POM) was studied over a series of Co/Mg-Al catalysts. Various commercial hydroxides with different Mg/Al ratios were used as precursors of the oxides employed as catalytic supports, as well ...
  • Tin diselenide molecular precursor for solution-processable thermoelectric materials 

    Zhang, Yu; Liu, Yu; Lim, Khak Ho; Llorca Piqué, Jordi (2018-11-06)
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    In the present work, we detail a fast and simple solution-based method to synthesize hexagonal SnSe2 nanoplates (NPLs) and their use to produce crystallographically textured SnSe2 nanomaterials. We also demonstrate that ...
  • First eurados intercomparison exercise of eye lens dosemeters for medical applications 

    Clairand, Isabelle; Ginjaume Egido, Mercè; Vanhavere, F.; Carinou, Eleftheria; Daures, J.; Denoziere, M.; Silva, E. H.; Roig Costa, Maria; Principi, Sara; Van Rycheghem, L. (2016-09-01)
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    In the context of the decrease in the eye lens dose limit for occupational exposure to 20 mSv per year stated by the recent revision of the European Basic Safety Standards Directive 2013/59/EURATOM, the European Radiation ...
  • Ligand migration from cluster to support: a crucial factor for catalysis by Thiolate-protected gold clusters 

    Zhang, Bei; Sels, A.; Salassa, G.; Pollitt, S.; Truttmann, V.; Rameshan, C.; Llorca Piqué, Jordi; Olszewski, Wojciech; Rupprechter, Guenther; Bürgi, T.; Barrabés, N. (2018-09-17)
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    Thiolate protected metal clusters are valuable precursors for the design of tailored nanosized catalysts. Their performance can be tuned precisely at atomic level, e.g. by the configuration/ type of ...
  • Methanol steam reforming behavior of sol-gel synthesized nanodimensional CuxFe1-xAl2O4 hercynites 

    Maiti, Sayantani; Das, Dipak; Pal, Kamalesh; Llorca Piqué, Jordi; Soler Turu, Lluís; Colussi, Sara; Trovarelli, Alessandro; Priolkar, Kaustubh R.; Sarode, P.R.; Asakura, K.; Motin Seikh, Md.; Gayen, Arup (2019-01-25)
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    This work reports the outstanding catalytic activity behavior of sol-gel synthesized nanostructured CuxFe1-xAl2O4 (0.3¿=¿x¿=¿0.8; named as CuFeAln, where n¿=¿30, 40, 50, 60, 70 and 80) hercynites towards methanol steam ...
  • Silver and manganese co-doped titanium oxide aerogel for effective diclofenac degradation under UV-A light irradiation 

    Tbessi, Imen; Benito Vélez, Mónica; Llorca Piqué, Jordi; Molins, Elies; Sayadi, Sami; Najjar, Wahiba (2019-03-30)
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    The photodegradation of diclofenac from aqueous medium under UV-A light condition has been essayed using co-doped with manganese and silver TiO2 photocatalysts. X-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, Scanning electron ...
  • Colloidal Ni-Co-Sn nanoparticles as efficient electrocatalysts for the methanol oxidation reaction 

    Li, Junshan; Luo, Zhishan; He, Feng; Zuo, Yong; Zang, Chaoqui; Liu, Junfeng; Yu, Xiaoting; Du, Ruifeng; Zhang, Ting; Infante Carrió, Maria F.; Tang, Pengyi; Arbiol, Jordi; Llorca Piqué, Jordi; Cabot Codina, Andreu (Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), 2018-01-01)
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    The deployment of direct methanol fuel cells requires engineering cost-effective and durable electrocatalysts for the methanol oxidation reaction (MOR). As an alternative to noble metals, Ni-based alloys have shown excellent ...
  • Selective hydrodeoxygenation of biomass derived 5-hydroxymethylfurfural over silica supported iridium catalysts 

    Chimentão, Ricardo J.; Oliva Muñoz, Héctor; Belmar, Julio B.; Llorca Piqué, Jordi (2019-02-01)
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    Catalytic performance of iridium supported on SiO2 was investigated for 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) transformation. Ir/SiO2 catalysts exhibiting different metal loading (1, 3, and 5¿wt.%) were tested in the preliminary ...

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