• A Model for Electrodialytic Treatment of Lithium-Ion Batteries 

      Paz-Garcia, J.M.; Villen-Guzman, Maria; Cerrillo-Gonzalez, Maria del Mar; Gomez-Lahoz, Cesar; Vereda-Alonso, Carlos; [et al.] (2019-10-08)
      New recycling processes for secondary batteries are needed to achieve sustainable use of natural resources. Indeed, many components in lithium ion batteries, such as cobalt and graphite, are in the European Union’s ...
    • Heterogeneización del proceso continuo para la conversión de glicerol a Solketal utilizando un catalizador estructurado monolítico de base carbonosa 

      Domínguez Barroso, Vanesa; Herrera-Delgado, Maria Concepcion; Larrubia-Vargas, María Ángeles; Alemany-Arrebola, Luis Jose (2019-10-09)
      Se ha desarrollado un catalizador estructurado de base carbonos hidrofobia y funcionalidad con grupos sulfúricos estables no lixiviables que permite la operación en continuo de la acetalización de glicerol con acetona de ...
    • Reusing and Recycling of Secondary Batteries 

      Paz-Garcia, Juan Manuel; Villén Guzmán, María; Cerrillo-González, María del Mar (2019-10-18)
      Reusing and Recycling of Secondary Batteries
    • Electrospinning of alcell lignin for the preparation of ORR electrocatalysts 

      Ruiz-Rosas, Ramiro; Cordero, Tomás; Rodriguez-Mirasol, Jose; Rosas, Juana María; García-Mateos, Francisco José (2019-10-28)
      Carbon fibers are one of the components of the electrode assemblies used in fuel cells. They are usually prepared from polyacrylonitrile, a non-renewable synthetic polymer. Lignin is a highly abundant biopolymer that is ...
    • Lignocellulosic derived activated carbon monoliths for emerging pollutants removal 

      Cordero, Tomás; García-Mateos, Francisco José; Ibeh, Paul O.; Martínez, Olaya; Rosas, Juana Mª; [et al.] (2019-10-31)
      Activated carbons are materials of great interest due to their versatility. Most of the activated carbons are prepared mainly in the form of powder, however, in certain processes, the powder-like morphology implies, high ...
    • Biomass derived activated carbon catalysts for the one-step dimethyl ether synthesis from syngas 

      Palomo, José; Rodríguez-Cano, Miguel A.; Rodriguez-Mirasol, Jose; Cordero, Tomás (2019-11-05)
      In this work we study the behaviour of a carbon-based catalyst for this one-step synthesis process. Two kinds of activated carbons, prepared by chemical (with H3PO4) and physical (by CO2 partial gasification) activation ...
    • Highly conductive microporous carbon fibers by electrospinning of lignin/phosphoric acid/ethanol solutions 

      García-Mateos, Francisco J.; Rosas, Juana M.; Ruiz-Rosas, Ramiro; Rodriguez-Mirasol, Jose; Cordero, Tomás (2019-11-06)
      This contribution reports the preparation of electrospun lignin-based carbon fibers at different carbonization temperatures and the influence of heat treatments at temperatures ranging from 900 to 1600 ºC. The influence ...
    • Perspectives for carbons in environmental applications 

      Arenillas, Ana; Cordero, Tomás (2019-12-13)
      Energy supply and the preservation of the environment are some of the current concerns for society and for the scientific community. Research and development on carbons is aware of that as shown in this congress with the ...
    • Activated carbon monoliths from lignocellulosic biomass waste for electrochemical 

      Rosas, Juana Mª; Ibeh, Paul O.; García-Mateos, Francisco; Rodriguez-Mirasol, Jose; Cordero, Tomás (2019-12-13)
      The valorization of lignocellulosic biomass waste into bio-based materials is proposed in this work in order to obtain low-cost materials and to reduce environmental impacts. Cylindrical activated carbon monoliths (ACMs) ...
    • Effectiveness of conventional drinking water treatment in the removal of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons 

      Gutierrez-Urbano, Isabel; Villen-Guzman, Maria; Perez-Recuerda, Rocío; Rodriguez-Maroto, Jose Miguel (2020-09-23)
      The presence of recalcitrant organic pollutants, such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in aquatic environments poses a threat to the human health. According to recent studies, PAHs, such as benz[a]anthracene and ...
    • Kinetic and thermodynamic studies on biosorption of Ni (II) and Cd (II) by chemically modified lemon peel 

      Villen-Guzman, Maria; Arhoun, Brahim; Cerrillo-Gonzalez, Maria del Mar; Paz-Garcia, Juan Manuel; Rodriguez-Maroto, Jose Miguel (2020-09-23)
      The valorization of agricultural wastes as biosorbent represents a promising circular economy strategy: a waste is applied for the treatment of wastewater containing contaminants. This work is focused on the removal of Ni ...
    • Life cycle assessment of aluminium cans and glass bottles 

      Luque Calvo, Ana María; Cerrillo-González, María del Mar; Villen-Guzman, Maria; Paz-Garcia, Juan Manuel (2020-09-29)
      In this work, we present a simplified LCA on two commom products: an aluminum can and a glass bottle, both containing the same amoung of beverage (1/3 L of beer). The work presented here seeks to find out which option would ...
    • Leaching of LiCoO2 using H2O2 as reductant 

      Cerrillo-González, María del Mar; Acedo-Bueno, Luis Fernando; Villen-Guzman, Maria; Paz-Garcia, Juan Manuel; Rodriguez-Maroto, Jose Miguel (2020-09-29)
      The growing use of Lithium-Ion batteries (LIBs) in the field of electric vehicles and renewable energy storage entails the production of toxic and environmental hazardous wastes. Furthermore, some components in these ...
    • Modeling of LiCoO2 leaching reaction using COMSOL multiphysics 

      Cerrillo-González, María del Mar; Acedo-Bueno, Luis Fernando; Villen-Guzman, Maria; Paz-Garcia, Juan Manuel; Rodriguez-Maroto, Jose Miguel (2020-09-29)
      Currently, the most popular LIBs recycling processes are either pyrometallurgical and hydrometallurgical. Although the former is the most used method on an industrial scale, hydrometallurgical has become a promising process ...
    • Co-digestion of mixed sewage sludge and fruit and vegetables wastes effect of different mixtures on biogas yield 

      Arhoun, B.; Gómez-Lahoz, C.; Rodríguez-Maroto, JM.; García-Herruzo, Francisco; Vereda-Alonso, Carlos
      Disposal of fruit and vegetable wastes (FVWs) in landfill site cause serious environmental issues such as contamination of soil, air and ground water. These wastes contain large quantities of biodegradable organic fractions, ...