• Valorisation of glycerol by new mechanochemical processes 

      Malpartida-García, Irene; Maireles-Torres, Pedro; Lair, Valentin; Halloumi, Samy; Thiel, Julien; [et al.] (2019-05-22)
      The search for new applications of glycerol, as a chemical platform from which a broad spectrum of new valuable derivatives can be obtained, is ongoing. In the present communication, a new mechano-chemical reactor is used ...
    • Valorización de huesos de aceituna para la obtención de furfural en presencia de gamma- Al2O3 y CaCl2 

      Fúnez Núñez, Inmaculada; García Sancho, Cristina; Cecilia, Juan Antonio; Moreno-Tost, Ramon; Serrano Cantador, Luis; [et al.] (2019-07-02)
      En la actualidad, se considera que la biomasa lignocelulósica es una materia prima sostenible muy prometedora, ya que es la única fuente de carbono renovable que no compite con la cadena alimentaria. A partir de ella puede ...
    • Valorization of carbohydrates: dehydration of sorbitol to isosorbide in the presence of acidic zeolites 

      Santamaria-Gonzalez, Jose; Lerena Gil, Isabel; Ginés-Molina, María José; Merida-Robles, Josefa Maria; Moreno-Tost, Ramon; [et al.] (2015-10-16)
      Currently, the growing interest in the use of biomass as a renewable and sustainable raw material for the production of energy, chemicals and biofuels is driving the development of new catalytic processes and technologies ...
    • Valorization of olive stones to obtain furfural in the presence of gamma-Al2O3 and CaCl2 

      Fúnez Núñez, Inmaculada; García Sancho, Cristina; Cecilia, Juan Antonio; Moreno-Tost, Ramon; Serrano Cantador, Luis; [et al.] (2019-10-03)
      Furfural is considered as one of the 12 platform molecules derived from biomass for the synthesis of high value-added chemicals. It is mainly produced by acid-catalyzed dehydration ofpentoses, such as xylose, which can be ...
    • Water-to-cement ratio influence on low-carbon cements performances 

      Santacruz-Cruz, Maria Isabel; Zea-Garcia, Jesus D.; Londono-Zuluaga, Diana; Cuesta-Garcia, Ana Maria; García-Aranda, Miguel Ángel; [et al.] (2019)
      Portland Cement (PC) is the most important active ingredient in most of the construction concrete. However, the PC production is associated with a high carbon dioxide release (around 1 ton of CO2 per ton of PC). One approach ...
    • X-ray diffraction, cements and environment, three worlds in one 

      Zea-Garcia, Jesus D.; Gomez-de-la-Torre, Maria de los Angeles; Santacruz-Cruz, Maria Isabel; Londono-Zuluaga, Diana; García-Maté, Marta; [et al.] (2017-12-13)
      This keynote lecture will be focused on the strategies for reducing CO2 emissions in the cement production. Concretely, the production of ecocements with optimised formulations that yield reductions in CO2 emissions of up ...
    • X-ray powder diffraction applied to cement related phases: in-situ and high resolution applications 

      Cuesta-Garcia, Ana Maria; Álvarez-Pinazo, Gema; Gomez-de-la-Torre, Maria de los Angeles; Santacruz-Cruz, Maria Isabel; Peral, Inma; [et al.] (2014-07-03)
      XRPD is a powerful tool for material characterization in general, and for in-situ studies of chemical processes in particular. The use of an intense X-ray source, .i.e. synchrotron X-rays, coupled with fast X-ray detection ...
    • X-Ray powder diffraction laboratory @ University of Málaga (UMA) 

      Gomez-de-la-Torre, Maria de los Angeles; Cabeza-Diaz, Aurelio; García-Aranda, Miguel Ángel; León-Reina, Laura (2016-06-27)
      X-Ray Powder Diffraction (XRPD) laboratory is a facility placed at Servicios Centrales de apoyo a la Investigación (SCAI) at University of Malaga (UMA) http://www.scai.uma.es/. This facility has three XRPD diffractometers ...
    • γ-Al2O3 as acid catalyst for dehydration of glucose to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural 

      Fúnez Núñez, Inmaculada; García Sancho, Cristina; Santamaria-Gonzalez, Jose; Merida-Robles, Josefa Maria; Moreno-Tost, Ramon; [et al.] (2015-10-19)
      Currently, the search and development of sustainable feedstocks for chemicals derived from petrol have gained worldwide attraction because of the instability of the price of crude oil, the reduction of fossil oil reserves, ...