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Chemical Process Engineering

The doctoral programme in Chemical Process Engineering was established in 1986 within the framework of the UPC’s Department of Chemical Engineering. Over the last 30 years, the programme has produced some 160 doctoral graduates, most of whom have gone on to work in the business sector or at universities or research centres.

The programme’s prioritisation of industrial applicability translates into a focus on developing innovative techniques and methods. Doctoral theses completed within the framework of the programme are characterised by innovation and originality, technological impact, and applicability in industrial production and environmental protection. The two main fields covered are the design, improvement, simulation and optimisation of operations and processes, and analysis and reduction of risk and environmental impact (in relation to severe accidents, emissions, waste, etc.).

In 2004, the programme was recognised with a quality award given by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science (MCD2004-00410), which was renewed without interruption until 2010. From 2011 to 2013 (the year of the most recent call), the programme was recognised with a Pathway to Excellence award (MEE2011-0313). The approach and track record of the programme have made it very attractive to graduates of other Catalan universities (30% of students in the last five years) and from Spanish universities and institutions in the Americas (20% and 35% of students in the last five years, respectively). The programme was associated with the UPC master’s degree in Chemical Process Engineering and is now linked to the master’s degree in Chemical Engineering: Smart Chemical Factories, specialisation in Green Chemical Process Engineering.

Research carried out within the programme is currently supported by five research groups, all of which are very active at the international level. Four are recognised as consolidated research groups by the Government of Catalonia, and one as an emerging research group. Research is conducted within the framework of European projects, with funding from national and regional administrations, and projects carried out for companies.

The programme has done scientific, academic and professional work of great interest. The chemical industry plays a key role in the Spanish economy and in contemporary society, and the chemical business of production companies based in Catalonia currently accounts for 48% of the total for Spain and 50% of commercial activity in the sector (source: http://www.fedequim.es/).

The scientific and academic quality of the doctoral programme is evident in the scientific results achieved (publications, awards, etc.) since it was launched. The interest of employers is reflected in the hiring of graduates to fill positions of responsibility.

COORDINATOR

Casas Pons, Ignasi

CONTACT

Diagonal-Besòs Campus Management and Support Unit
Building A
Av. Eduard Maristany, 16
08019 Barcelona
(+34) 934 011 792

Programme website

General information

Access profile

Given its specific characteristics, the doctoral programme in Chemical Engineering is open to bachelor’s degree holders with a scientific and technological background who have completed a master's degree in Chemical Engineering or one that is related to the scientific field of the programme and includes content on basic chemical engineering operations, chemical reactors, modelling of industrial and environmental processes, and waste treatment and management.

In addition to having suitable academic qualifications, it is considered important that applicants have certain personal characteristics – namely, an interest in the research projects carried out within the framework of the programme; critical thinking and analytical skills; initiative, perseverance and persistence in their academic work; the ability to work in a team; and the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Main entrance qualifications (in order of priority):
Pre-EHEA or bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering
Pre-EHEA degree in Industrial Engineering or bachelor's degree in Industrial Technology Engineering
Pre-EHEA or bachelor’s degree in Chemistry
Pre-EHEA or bachelor’s degree in Food Engineering

No bridging courses required:
Master's degree in Chemical Engineering, master's degree in Research on Chemical Process Engineering, master's degree in Industrial Engineering, specialisation in Chemistry.

With bridging courses:
Master's degree in Chemistry, master's degree in Biotechnology, master's degree in Food Engineering, other master's degrees in related fields.

Output profile

Doctoral candidates who complete a doctoral degree will have acquired the following competencies, which are needed to carry out quality research (Royal Decree 99/2011, of 28 January, which regulates official doctoral studies):

a) A systematic understanding of the field of study and a mastery of the research skills and methods related to the field.
b) An ability to conceive, design or create, put into practice and adopt a substantial process of research or creation.
c) An ability to contribute to pushing back the frontiers of knowledge through original research.
d) A capacity for critical analysis and an ability to assess and summarise new and complex ideas.
e) An ability to communicate with the academic and scientific community and with society in general as regards their fields of knowledge in the manner and languages that are typical of the international scientific community to which they belong.
f) An ability to foster scientific, technological, social, artistic and cultural progress in academic and professional contexts within a knowledge-based society.

The award of a doctoral degree must equip the graduate for work in a variety of settings, especially those requiring creativity and innovation. Doctoral graduates must have at least acquired the personal skills needed to:

a) Develop in contexts in which there is little specific information.
b) Find the key questions that must be answered to solve a complex problem.
c) Design, create, develop and undertake original, innovative projects in their field.
d) Work as part of a team and independently in an international or multidisciplinary context.
e) Integrate knowledge, deal with complexity and make judgements with limited information.
f) Offer criticism on and intellectually defend solutions.

Finally, with respect to competencies, doctoral students must:

a) have acquired advanced knowledge at the frontier of their discipline and demonstrated, in the context of internationally recognised scientific research, a deep, detailed and well-grounded understanding of theoretical and practical issues and scientific methodology in one or more research fields;
b) have made an original and significant contribution to scientific research in their field of expertise that has been recognised as such by the international scientific community;
c) have demonstrated that they are capable of designing a research project that serves as a framework for carrying out a critical analysis and assessment of imprecise situations, in which they are able to apply their contributions, expertise and working method to synthesise new and complex ideas that yield a deeper knowledge of the research context in which they work;
d) have developed sufficient autonomy to set up, manage and lead innovative research teams and projects and scientific collaborations (both national and international) within their subject area, in multidisciplinary contexts and, where appropriate, with a substantial element of knowledge transfer;
e) have demonstrated that they are able to carry out their research activity in a socially responsible manner and with scientific integrity;
f) have demonstrated, within their specific scientific context, that they are able to make cultural, social or technological advances and promote innovation in all areas within a knowledge-based society;
g) have demonstrated that they are able to participate in scientific discussions at the international level in their field of expertise and disseminate the results of their research activity to audiences of all kinds.

Students will gain experience in various fields of RDI related to chemical process engineering in a wide range of contexts.

This may include:

Experience in the field of food products: durability, traceability, optimisation, hygiene and food engineering. Design and construction of new equipment and facilities for food companies, etc.

• Ability to integrate and intensify processes, manage and recover waste and control pollution.

• Training in various fields related to risk and safety. Graduates will generally have received training in risk analysis in the process industry, environmental risk assessment, and fire events in forests and inside buildings.

• In the field of nanotechnology, they will have developed a range of skills, including the ability to design, develop, characterise and test new catalysts based on nano and microstructures (e.g. for the generation and purification of hydrogen) or the ability to develop photocatalysts and photocatalytic reactors to generate hydrogen from water and sunlight.

• They will be able to apply various separation technologies (e.g. to remove pollutants from water) or develop new sensors as analytical methods for monitoring physico-chemical parameters of interest in natural and industrial environments. They will be able to study and characterise waste from various sources to ensure appropriate treatment.

In any of the areas in which students complete theses, they are expected to develop the ability to conceive, design, implement and adapt a substantial process of research. The programme also aims to equip students to contribute to extending the frontiers of knowledge through original research. They will also be capable of critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas, and will develop the skills needed to present their ideas and the knowledge they have acquired in academic and professional contexts.

Number of places

10

Duration of studies and dedication regime

Duration
The maximum period of study for full-time doctoral studies is three years, counted from the date of admission to the programme to the date of submission of the doctoral thesis. The academic committee of the doctoral programme may authorise a doctoral candidate to pursue doctoral studies on a part-time basis. In this case, the maximum period of study is five years, counting from the date of admission to the programme to the date of submission of the doctoral thesis. For calculating these periods, the date of admission is considered to be the date of the first enrolment for tutorials, and the date of submission the moment in which the Doctoral School officially deposits the doctoral thesis.

For full-time doctoral candidates, the minimum period of study is two years, counted from the date of an applicant's admission to the programme until the date on which the doctoral thesis is deposited; for part-time doctoral candidates it is four years. When there are justified grounds for doing so, and the thesis supervisor and academic tutor have given their authorisation, doctoral candidates may request that the academic committee of their doctoral programme exempt them from the minimum period of study requirement.

The calculation of periods of study will not include periods of absence due to illness, pregnancy or any other reason provided for in the regulations in force. Students who find themselves in any of these circumstances must notify the academic committee of the doctoral programme, which, where appropriate, must inform the Doctoral School. Doctoral candidates may also temporarily withdraw from the programme for up to one year, and this period may be extended for an additional year. Doctoral candidates who wish to interrupt their studies must submit a justified request to the academic committee of the doctoral programme, which will decide whether or not to approve the request. Each programme will establish conditions for readmission to doctoral studies.

Extension
If full-time doctoral candidates have not applied to deposit their thesis by the end of the three-year period of study, the academic committee of the programme may authorise an extension of up to one year. In exceptional circumstances, a further one-year extension may be granted, subject to the conditions established by the corresponding doctoral programme. In the case of part-time doctoral candidates, an extension of two years may be authorised. In both cases, in exceptional circumstances a further one-year extension may be granted by the Doctoral School's Standing Committee, upon the submission of a reasoned application by the academic committee of the doctoral programme.

Dismissal from the doctoral programme
A doctoral candidate may be dismissed from a doctoral programme for the following reasons:

  • The doctoral candidate submitting a justified application to withdraw from the programme.
  • The maximum period of study and of extensions thereof ending.
  • The doctoral candidate not having enrolled every academic year (unless he or she has been authorised to temporarily withdraw).
  • The doctoral candidate failing two consecutive assessments.
  • The doctoral candidate having disciplinary proceedings filed against him or her that rule that he or she must be dismissed from the UPC.

Dismissal from the programme implies that doctoral candidates cannot continue studying at the UPC and the closing of their academic record. This notwithstanding, they may apply to the academic committee of the programme for readmission and the committee must reevaluate them in accordance with the criteria established in the regulations.

Enrollment aid

The programme does not provide any specific grants to cover enrolment fees. In exceptional cases, research groups may offer one-off grants.

Organization

COORDINATOR:
ACADEMIC COMMISSION OF THE PROGRAM:
STRUCTURAL UNITS:
  • Department of Chemical Engineering (PROMOTORA)
Specific URL of the doctoral program:
https://eebe.upc.edu/ca/estudis/estudis-de-doctorat/doctorat-en-enginyeria-de-processos-quimics/index

CONTACT:

Diagonal-Besòs Campus Management and Support Unit
Building A
Av. Eduard Maristany, 16
08019 Barcelona
(+34) 934 011 792


Agreements with other institutions

Agreements:

China Scholarship Council (CSC) (China)
National University of Colombia (Colombia)
Amirkabir University of Technology (Iran)
University of Palermo (Italy)

Collaborations:

The Department of Chemical Engineering has an extensive network of contacts with renowned universities and research centres abroad. Collaborations involve co-supervision, exchanges of academic staff and doctoral students, reciprocal participation on thesis examination committees, and execution of joint research projects. Institutions we collaborate with include:

Amirkabir University of Technology (Iran)
University of Bremen (Germany)
Brookhaven National Laboratory (USA)
Carnegie Mellon University (USA)
Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium)
Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden)
Cornell University (USA)
Cranfield University (UK)
Delft University of Technology (Netherlands)
École des Mines d’Alès (IMT Mines Alès, France)
ETH Zurich (Switzerland)
Imperial College (UK)
Institute for Research on Catalysis and the Environment of Lyon (France)
Institute of Chemical Technology – TU Bergakademie Freiberg (Germany)
JRC Karlsruhe (Germany)
Polytechnic University of Turin (Italy)
Poznań University of Technology (Poland)
Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (Mexico)
National University of San Luis (Argentina)
University of Tarapacá (Chile)
National University of Litoral (Argentina)
NOVA University of Lisbon (UNL, Portugal)
University of Palermo (Italy)
University of Udine (Italy)
University of Calabria (Italy)
University of Bologna (Italy)
Sapienza University of Rome (Italy)
University of Barcelona (Spain)
Mohamed Boudiaf University of Science and Technology of Oran (USTOMB, Algeria)
Oran 1 University (Algeria)
University of Edinburgh (UK)
University of Helsinki (Finland)
University of Plymouth (UK)
University of Reading (UK)
Wageningen University & Research (Netherlands)

Access, admission and registration

Access profile

Given its specific characteristics, the doctoral programme in Chemical Engineering is open to bachelor’s degree holders with a scientific and technological background who have completed a master's degree in Chemical Engineering or one that is related to the scientific field of the programme and includes content on basic chemical engineering operations, chemical reactors, modelling of industrial and environmental processes, and waste treatment and management.

In addition to having suitable academic qualifications, it is considered important that applicants have certain personal characteristics – namely, an interest in the research projects carried out within the framework of the programme; critical thinking and analytical skills; initiative, perseverance and persistence in their academic work; the ability to work in a team; and the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Main entrance qualifications (in order of priority):
Pre-EHEA or bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering
Pre-EHEA degree in Industrial Engineering or bachelor's degree in Industrial Technology Engineering
Pre-EHEA or bachelor’s degree in Chemistry
Pre-EHEA or bachelor’s degree in Food Engineering

No bridging courses required:
Master's degree in Chemical Engineering, master's degree in Research on Chemical Process Engineering, master's degree in Industrial Engineering, specialisation in Chemistry.

With bridging courses:
Master's degree in Chemistry, master's degree in Biotechnology, master's degree in Food Engineering, other master's degrees in related fields.

Access requirements

Applicants must hold a Spanish bachelor’s degree or equivalent and a Spanish master’s degree or equivalent, provided they have completed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits on the two degrees (Royal Decree 43/2015, of 2 February)

In addition, the following may apply:

  • Holders of an official degree awarded by a university in Spain or any other country in the European Higher Education Area, pursuant to the provisions of Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007, of 29 October, which establishes official university course regulations, who have completed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits on official university degrees, of which at least 60 must be at the master's degree level.
  • Holders of an official Spanish bachelor’s degree comprising at least 300 credits, as provided for by EU regulations. Holder of degrees of this kind must complete bridging courses unless the curriculum of the bachelor’s degree in question included research training credits equivalent in value to those which would be earned on a master's degree.
  • Holders of an official university qualification who, having passed the entrance examination for specialised medical training, have completed at least two years of a training course leading to an official degree in a health-sciences specialisation.
  • Holders of a degree issued under a foreign education system. In these cases, homologation is not required, but the UPC must verify that the degree certifies a level of training equivalent to an official Spanish master's degree and qualifies the holder for admission to doctoral studies in the country where it was issued. Admission on this basis does not imply homologation of the foreign degree or its recognition for any purpose other than admission to doctoral studies.
  • Holders of a Spanish doctoral qualification issued under previous university regulations.
  • Note 1: Doctoral studies entrance regulations for holders of an undergraduate degree awarded before the introduction of the EHEA (CG 47/02 2014)

    Note 2: Governing Council Decision 64/2014, which approves the procedure and criteria for assessing the fulfilment of academic admission requirements for doctoral studies by holders of non-homologated foreign degrees (CG 25/03 2014)

Admission criteria and merits assessment

Weighting
1. Applicant’s curriculum vitae: Type of training and marks awarded, as well as research and professional experience (70%).
2. Personal contact through online or face-to-face interviews (15%).
3. English language skills (15%)


Admissions body
The programme has an academic committee that assesses student applications. Each month, the committee reviews applications submitted through the pre-enrolment application.

The doctoral programme has a specific form for doctoral students to indicate their scientific and technical interests. Based on this information, and taking into account the needs and capacity of research groups, the academic committee channels the applications accepted so that tutors and thesis supervisors can be assigned.

If the academic committee deems that additional training is required for an applicant to be admitted, it determines what bridging courses the student will be required to take to ensure that they have the necessary skills, knowledge and abilities (up to a maximum of 60 ECTS credits).

Training complements

The academic committee for the doctoral programme may require that students pass specific bridging courses. Additional training requirements will be determined based on each student's academic background. In such cases, the committee will keep track of the bridging courses completed and establish appropriate criteria to limit their duration.

Bridging courses may provide research or cross-disciplinary training, but in no case may doctoral students be required to enrol for 60 or more ECTS credits.


Students will complete any additional training within the framework of the master's degree in Chemical Engineering offered by the Barcelona East School of Engineering (EEBE-UPC) or by taking cross-disciplinary training courses organised by the UPC. This master's degree includes a specialisation module in Green Chemical Process Engineering (GCPE), which offers students the option of acquiring a specialisation in which the Department has a solid track record in both teaching and research. This specialisation focuses on advanced design of chemical process plants, with particular emphasis on state-of-the-art methods for safety and risk analysis and environmental protection.

Based on each applicant's background and the gaps in their training, bridging courses are selected from among subjects taught on the master's degree in Chemical Engineering. Applicants are informed of the bridging courses they will be required to take prior to the enrolment process. At the same time, they are also provided with information on the frequency with which courses are offered and the pertinence of their content.

The following points apply to any bridging courses that doctoral students may be required to take:
1. Bridging courses are subjects of the specified master's degree and must be administratively linked to the student’s enrolment in the doctoral degree. They may be taken in one or two semesters, depending on the student’s previous training and the frequency with which the subjects are offered.
2. Students who do not successfully complete required bridging courses will be automatically excluded from the programme.

For information on subject content, click on the following link:
https://eebe.upc.edu/ca/estudis/estudis-de-master/master-chemical-engineering-smart-chemical-factories/nou-pla-estudis-master-enginyeria-quimica

Compulsory master’s degree subjects
• Biotech Processes and Polymer Industry (6 ECTS credits)
• Chemical and Catalytic Reaction Engineering (6)• Chainability and Circular Economy (6)
• Polymer Physics (6)
• Waste Resource Technologies (6)
• Nanotechnology (6)
• Risk and Safety in the Chemical Industry (6)

Subjects of the Green Chemical Process Engineering (GCPE) specialisation
• Membrane Processes and Technologies (6)
• Industrial Water Technologies (6)
• Process Integration (6)
• Advanced Catalytic Reactors (6)
• Computational Fluid Dynamics (6)
• Circular Process Engineering (6)

Enrolment period for new doctoral students

The ordinary enrolment period starts in September and ends on 15 October of each academic year, though the enrolment date will depend on the admission decision.

More information at the registration section for new doctoral students

Enrolment period

The enrolment period will be from 15 September to 15 October of each academic year.

More information at the general registration section

Monitoring and evaluation of the doctoral student

Procedure for the preparation and defense of the research plan

Doctoral candidates must submit a research plan, which will be included in their doctoral student activity report, before the end of the first year. The plan may be improved over the course of the doctoral degree. It must be endorsed by the tutor and the supervisor, and it must include the method that is to be followed and the aims of the research.

At least one of these annual assessments will include a public presentation and defence of the research plan and work done before a committee composed of three doctoral degree holders, which will be conducted in the manner determined by each academic committee. The examination committee awards a Pass or Fail mark. A Pass mark is a prerequisite for continuing on the doctoral programme. Doctoral candidates awarded a Fail mark must submit a new research plan for assessment by the academic committee of the doctoral programme within six months.

The committee assesses the research plan every year, in addition to all of the other activities in the doctoral student activity report. Doctoral candidates who are awarded two consecutive Fail marks for the research plan will be obliged to definitely withdraw from the programme.

If they change the subject of their thesis, they must submit a new research plan.

Formation activities

Activity: Preparation and initial defence of research plan.
Hours: 4.
Type: compulsory.


Activity: Programme-specific courses, seminars and workshops.
Hours: 15.
Type: compulsory.

Activity: Programme-specific courses, seminars and workshops.
Hours: 30.
Type: optional.

Activity: Publications.
Hours: 75.
Type: optional.

Activity: Mobility and conferences.
Hours: 152.
Type: optional.

Activity: Research stays.
Hours: 480.
Type: optional.

Activity: Cross-disciplinary activities.
Hours: 15.
Type: compulsory.

Activity: Cross-disciplinary activities.
Hours: 30.
Type: optional.

Procedure for assignment of tutor and thesis director

The academic committee of the doctoral programme assigns a thesis supervisor to each doctoral candidate when they are admitted or enrol for the first time, taking account of the thesis supervision commitment referred to in the admission decision.

The thesis supervisor will ensure that training activities carried out by the doctoral candidate are coherent and suitable, and that the topic of the candidate’s doctoral thesis will have an impact and make a novel contribution to knowledge in the relevant field. The thesis supervisor will also guide the doctoral candidate in planning the thesis and, if necessary, tailoring it to any other projects or activities undertaken. The thesis supervisor will generally be a UPC professor or researcher who holds a doctoral degree and has documented research experience. This includes PhD-holding staff at associated schools (as determined by the Governing Council) and UPC-affiliated research institutes (in accordance with corresponding collaboration and affiliation agreements). When thesis supervisors are UPC staff members, they also act as the doctoral candidate’s tutor.

PhD holders who do not meet these criteria (as a result of their contractual relationship or the nature of the institution to which they are attached) must be approved by the UPC Doctoral School's Standing Committee in order to participate in a doctoral programme as researchers with documented research experience.

The academic committee of the doctoral programme may approve the appointment of a PhD-holding expert who is not a UPC staff member as a candidate’s thesis supervisor. In such cases, the prior authorisation of the UPC Doctoral School's Standing Committee is required. A UPC staff member who holds a doctoral degree and has documented research experience must also be proposed to act as a co-supervisor, or as the doctoral candidate’s tutor if one has not been assigned.

A thesis supervisor may step down from this role if there are justified reasons (recognised as valid by the committee) for doing so. If this occurs, the academic committee of the doctoral programme will assign the doctoral candidate a new thesis supervisor.

Provided there are justified reasons for doing so, and after hearing any relevant input from the doctoral candidate, the academic committee of the doctoral programme may assign a new thesis supervisor at any time during the period of doctoral study.

If there are academic reasons for doing so (an interdisciplinary topic, joint or international programmes, etc.) and the academic committee of the programme gives its approval, an additional thesis supervisor may be assigned. Supervisors and co-supervisors have the same responsibilities and academic recognition.

The maximum number of supervisors of a doctoral thesis is two: a supervisor and a co-supervisor.

For theses carried out under a cotutelle agreement or as part of an Industrial Doctorate, if necessary and if the agreement foresees it this maximum number of supervisors may not apply. This notwithstanding, the maximum number of supervisors belonging to the UPC is two.

More information at the PhD theses section

Permanence

The academic committee of the programme may authorise an extension of up to one year for full-time doctoral candidates who have not applied to deposit their thesis by the end of the three-year period of study, in the terms outlined in the Academic Regulations for Doctoral Studies of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. In the case of part-time candidates, an extension of two years may be authorised. In both cases, in exceptional circumstances a further one-year extension may be granted by the Doctoral School's Standing Committee, upon the submission of a reasoned application by the academic committee of the doctoral programme.

A doctoral candidate may be dismissed from a doctoral programme for the following reasons:

  • The doctoral candidate submitting a justified application to withdraw from the programme.
  • The maximum period of study and of extensions thereof ending.
  • The doctoral candidate not having enrolled every academic year (unless he or she has been authorised to temporarily withdraw).
  • The doctoral candidate failing two consecutive assessments.
  • The doctoral candidate having disciplinary proceedings filed against him or her that rule that he or she must be dismissed from the UPC.

Dismissal from the programme implies that doctoral candidates cannot continue studying at the UPC and the closing of their academic record. This notwithstanding, they may apply to the academic committee of the programme for readmission and the committee must reevaluate them in accordance with the criteria established in the regulations.

International Mention

The doctoral degree certificate may include International Doctorate mention. In this case, the doctoral candidate must meet the following requirements:

a) During the period of study leading to the award of the doctoral degree, the doctoral candidate must have spent at least three months at a respected higher education institution or research centre outside Spain to complete courses or do research work. The stays and activities carried out must be endorsed by the thesis supervisor and authorised by the academic committee of the programme. The candidate must provide a certifying document issued by the person responsible for the research group of the body or bodies where the stay or activity was completed. This information will be added to the doctoral student’s activity report.
b) Part of the thesis (at least the summary and conclusions) must be written and presented in one of the languages commonly used for science communication in the relevant field of knowledge, which must not be an official language of Spain. This rule does not apply to stays and reports in Spanish or to experts from Spanish-speaking countries.
c) At least two PhD-holding experts belonging to a higher education institution or research centre outside Spain must have issued officially certified reports on the thesis.
d) The thesis examination committee must have included at least one PhD-holding expert from a higher education or research institution outside Spain who was not responsible for the candidate’s stay abroad (point a) above).
e) The thesis defence must have taken place on UPC premises or, in the case of joint programmes, at the location specified in the collaboration agreement.

Learning resources

Scientific and technological resources

Having carried out numerous national and international projects, the research groups involved in the doctoral programme have a well-established track record in research. The material, technological and scientific resources available ensure optimal coverage of the needs of each student as they work on their doctoral thesis.

The following general resources are available:
• Research laboratories: chemical reactors, unit operations, separation processes, advanced waste treatment, analysis of the thermal properties of fuels, analysis of atmospheric pollutants, etc.
• Computing centres and computer rooms equipped with a range of powerful software: simulation and optimisation of processes, simulation and optimisation of operations, mathematical modelling of accidents (explosions, fires, toxic clouds), etc.

The following resources are available for work in the specific fields indicated:

In the field of process and environmental engineering, equipment for environmental analysis and for simulation and optimisation of chemical processes, including the following:

• Equipment for thermogravimetric analysis: thermobalances that operate at atmospheric and elevated pressure
• Equipment for monitoring and analysis of gases in industrial facilities and urban areas
• Gas chromatography, coupled to mass spectrometry
• Pilot plant for waste gasification
• Pilot plant for hot gas cleaning
• Pilot plant for development and testing of control and decision support systems (process CIM)
• Software (own or licensed): simulation and control of processes, production planning and management, etc.

For research on risks associated with industrial activities, transport of hazardous goods, and the environmental risk posed by human activity, students have access to the following resources:

• Experimental facility for the study of jet fires
• Experimental facility (small-scale) for study of the characteristics of forest fires
• IR thermographic camera
• Measuring equipment for flame characterisation (thermocouples, radiometers, photography, video)
• Measuring equipment for determination of explosion overpressure
• Meteorological tower
• Software (own and licensed) for mathematical modelling of severe accidents (toxic releases, fires, explosions).
• Software for the representation of risk distribution across a territory.
• Databases on accidents (updated periodically).

Finally, resources used in research activities related to the treatment of urban and industrial waste and in nanoengineering of materials applied to energy (many of these resources are common), including the following:

• Analysis of inorganic pollutants: HPLC chromatography
• Atomic absorption analyser
• UV-V spectrophotometry
• Analysis of heavy metals in soil and water: ICP-MS, HPLC
• Laser spectroscopy
• Analysis of organic pollutants: TOC, GC-MS, FT-IR, CE
• Membrane-based noble metal recovery: standard equipment, equipment for surface area determination
• RAMAN spectroscopy
• X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS)
• Scanning electron microscopy (SEM)

Doctoral Theses

List of authorized thesis for defense

  • LUCENTINI, ILARIA: Producción de hidrógeno a partir de amoniaco en reactores de paredes catalíticas
    Author: LUCENTINI, ILARIA
    Thesis file: (contact the Doctoral School to confirm you have a valid doctoral degree and to get the link to the thesis)
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN CHEMICAL PROCESS ENGINEERING
    Department: Department of Chemical Engineering (EQ)
    Mode: Normal
    Deposit date: 30/09/2021
    Reading date: pending
    Reading time: pending
    Reading place: pending
    Thesis director: LLORCA PIQUE, JORDI
    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: BUENO LÓPEZ, AGUSTÍN
         SECRETARI: ANDREU ARBELLA, TERESA
         VOCAL: LÓPEZ, EDUARDO
    Thesis abstract: Due to the problems associated with the generation and storage of hydrogen in portable applications, the use of ammonia fer the on-site production of hydrogen through its catalytic decomposition has been proposed. This thesis presents an analysis of the existing systems fer the decomposition of ammonia, describing the state of the art of the catalysts used to date and an analysis of the kinetics of the reaction with different catalysts is presented. The structured reactors used are explored, as well as the possibilities offered by catalytic membrana reactors, which allow the simultaneous production and separation of hydrogen. Al2O3, CeO2 and La2O3 have been chosen as catalyst supports, and Ru and Ni as active phases, as well as the Ni-Ru bimetallic phase. The catalysts have been characterized by XRD, TPR, NH3-TPD, HRTEM, SEM, Raman spectroscopy, N2 physisorption, MIP, H2 chemisorption, ICP-OES and XPS. Ceria-based samples are the most active in decomposing ammonia; this has been attributed to a particular metal-support interaction and a lower presence of strong acid sitas. Ru catalysts are more active than Ni-basad samples, but deactivate rapidly. In situ XPS experiments reveal that the active sites fer the catalytic decomposition of ammonia are metallic Ni and Ru. Considering the high cost and limitad availability of Ru, the Ni/CeO2 catalyst appears as a promising system for the decomposition of ammonia dueto its good performance and low cost. Ni-Ru bimetallic catalysts have not surpassed the activity of Ru catalysts, regardless of the order in which the metals are added, however, they show higher activity than Ni/CeO2 and excellent stability.The best catalytic performance has been obtained with catalysts with 2.4-5 % by weight of Ni and 0.4-0.6 % by weight of Ru. Characterization has revealed the existence of an intimate contact between Ni, Ru and CeO2, which is considerad the reason fer the excellent catalytic activity and stability observad. A kinetic model has been developed fer the decomposition of ammonia in a fixed-bed reactor. The dehydrogenation of the ammonia adsorbed on the catalyst surface is probably the limiting step of the reaction and the decomposition of the ammonia is inhibited by the presence of H2. A ceria paste has been preparad without additives and has been used to prepare microchannel ceria structures by 3D printing. The 3D printed caria structures show much higher catalytic activity than conventional cordierite monoliths. The 3D printed ceria structures have been impregnated with different amounts of Ni and Ru, characterized and tested fer the catalytic decomposition of ammonia in a fixed-bed reactor. The best catalytic performance has been achieved with an active phase of 0.5Ni0.1Ru (wt. %). A kinetic expression has been obtained and has been used in a 1D model to simulate the behavior of 3D-printed ceria structures impregnated with Ni-Ru. In order to optimize the catalytic structure, a series of simulations have been carried out to determine the relationship between the geometric parameters of the structures and their catalytic behavior in the decomposition of ammonia. Catalytic tests have been carried out with a membrane reactor to decompose ammonia using the ceria structure with the 0.5Ni0.1Ru bimetallic catalyst deposited on its surface. Three different configurations have been tested: the catalyst as pellets, as a structured reactor and finally an intermediate configuration with the structured catalyst coupled to the same catalyst in the ferm of pellets, analyzing the effect of hydrogen separation from the product stream. The last configuration is the one that has shown the best results.
  • TAPIA QUIRÓS, PAULINA: Recovery of phenolic compounds from olive mill and winery wastes: evaluation of extraction and membrane processing technologies
    Author: TAPIA QUIRÓS, PAULINA
    Thesis file: (contact the Doctoral School to confirm you have a valid doctoral degree and to get the link to the thesis)
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN CHEMICAL PROCESS ENGINEERING
    Department: Department of Chemical Engineering (EQ)
    Mode: Temporary seizure
    Deposit date: 20/09/2021
    Reading date: pending
    Reading time: pending
    Reading place: pending
    Thesis director: CORTINA PALLAS, JOSE LUIS | GRANADOS JUAN, MERCÈ | REIG I AMAT, MÒNICA
    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: SASTRE REQUENA, ANA MARIA
         SECRETARI: CRUZ FREIRE, JOSE MANUEL
         VOCAL: ANTICO DARO, MARIA ENRIQUETA
    Thesis abstract: Olive oil and wine production are two major agri-food economic activities in Spain; and generate large amounts of solid and liquid wastes that represent an important environmental problem. In this context, the proper management of these residues has become an important challenge for industries. These wastes are harmful to the environment but rich in bioactive compounds, such as polyphenols. The research presented in this PhD thesis focus on evaluating the recovery of polyphenols while providing a sustainable solution to olive oil and winery sectors.The assessment of the performance of conventional and non-conventional extraction techniques (solid-liquid extraction (SLE), ultrasound assisted extraction (UAE), microwave assisted extraction (MAE) and pressurized liquid extraction (PLE)) was carried out for the extraction of polyphenols from olive mili and winery wastes by ethanol-water and water systems. The extraction efficiency was evaluated in terms of total polyphenol content (TPC) determined by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC-UV) and by the FolinGiocalteu assay (FC), Furthermore, the antioxidant capacity was determined by2,2-azinobis-3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonate (ABTS), 2,-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) and ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP) assays.Because of their high contents in phenolic compounds and great antioxidant capacity, olive mili wastewaters, olive pomaces and wine lees were identified as especially suited sources for polyphenols recovery. For olive pomace residues the best extraction efficiency was provided by MAE (ethanol:water 50:50 (v/v), 1:20 (w/v), 90 ºC, 5 min), and for lees residues by PLE (ethanol:water 50:50 (v/v), 1:20 (w/v), 100 ºC, 5 min, 1 cycle), However, the results provided by UAE (ethanol:water 50:50 (v/v), 1:20 (w/v), 24 º C, 30 min) were also suitable. SLE technique using water as extraction solvent, al one extraction step, 1:30 (w/v), 25 ºC, 10 min, pH 5 for olive pomace, and one extraction step, 1:100 (w/v), 70 ºC, 1O min, pH 5 for lees residues, is an effective and simple approach to implement and to scale up compared with UAE, MAE and PLE. In addition, the use of water system is environmentaliy advantageous, but also in terms of operational costs, and the aqueous extracts are fully compatible with purificalion schemes relying on membranes and/or resins-based processes.The recovery of polyphenols by integration of a membrane clean-up/clarification stage, by using microfiltration (MF)/ultrafiltration (UF), and a membrane-based separation and/or concentration processes, based on nanofiltration (NF) and reverse osmosis (RO) was explored with olive mili and winery industrial residues (specifically olive pomace and lees filters extracts), using closed and open-loop configurations for polyphenol extracts in aqueous system. MF and UF membranes removed suspended solids and colloids from the extracts; whereas NF and RO membranes were able to separate and concentrate polyphenols streams. The most selective membrane !rain for polyphenols separation and concentration for olive pomace extracts was: 30 kDa (UF), NF270 (NF) and BW30LE (RO), for the lees filters extracts il was a similar train, differing only in the RO membrane: 30 kDa (UF), NF270 (NF) and Duracid (RO). Membranes sequential designs for olive pomace and lees filters extracts were able to produce polyphenol-rich streams and high-quality water streams for reuse purposes.An integrated approach based on these techniques could be implemented in the olive oil and wine production sectors for the valorization ofwastes, contributing to process improvement, sustainability and environmental protection, from a circular economy perspective.

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  • BINTI SHAARANI, FARRA WAHIDA: Synthesis and Characterization of Polycarbonates from Epoxidized Vegetable Oils, Propylene Oxide and Carbon Dioxide
    Author: BINTI SHAARANI, FARRA WAHIDA
    Thesis link: : http://hdl.handle.net/10803/672164
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN CHEMICAL PROCESS ENGINEERING
    Department: Department of Chemical Engineering (EQ)
    Mode: Normal
    Reading date: 20/05/2021
    Thesis director: BOU SERRA, JORGE

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: MASDEU I BULTÓ, ANNA MARIA
         SECRETARI: ALMAJANO PABLOS, MARIA PILAR
         VOCAL: SHARIFFUDDIN, JUN HASLINDA
    Thesis abstract: The current research is primarily focused on the preparation of a polycarbonate using epoxidized linseed oil (ELO) and epoxidized soybean oil (ESO) as feedstocks. The presence of unsaturation in vegetable oil structure enables chemical modifications to introduce epoxy group which further used to synthesize polycarbonate via catalytic copolymerization with carbon dioxide (CO2). In this study, with the presence of heterogeneous catalyst a mixture of epoxidized vegetable oil and propylene oxide (PO) were reacted with CO2. Synthesis of polycarbonate via this pathway helps to lessen the reliance on petroleum-based feedstocks and besides employing renewable raw materials meets the 7th principle of 12 Principles of Green Chemistry that contributes to sustainability in chemistry.The research work is divided into four phases. The first phase comprises preliminary studies whereby preparation of a heterogeneous catalyst for the copolymerization of epoxide with CO2 were made. Catalyst screening tests showed that cobalt- zinc double metal cyanide (Co-Zn DMC), a heterogenous catalyst commonly employed in the copolymerization reaction was feasible for cyclohexene oxide (CHO)/CO2 and PO/CO2 copolymerization. Then in-situ epoxidation of unsaturated fatty acids using selected vegetable oils were carried out to modify vegetable oil to epoxidized vegetable oil. The molar ratio of 0.4:0.1:1.7 (organic acid: double bonds: hydrogen peroxide) were applied and the epoxidation reaction took place at 70ºC for five hours. No formation of polymer was observed from the terpolymerization of epoxidized olive oil (EOO), epoxidized palm oil (EPO) and epoxidized sunflower oil (ESFO) most likely due to the low content of epoxy group of the epoxide oils used. However, from the preliminary studies a promising result were obtained from both ELO and ESO whereby a polymer has been successfully developed from the copolymerization reaction.The second phase of the work is focused on the copolymerization of ESO, PO and CO2 catalyzed by Co-Zn DMC. Products comprises of mixture of poly(propylene carbonate), cyclic carbonate and polyether unit. The Mn of the polymeric products recorded is 6498 g. mol-1 with the percentage incorporation of ESO in the polymer is only 7.8%.The third phase of the work is dedicated on the development of a poly(carbonate-co-ether) using ELO as the starting material. The terpolymerization reaction were conducted at fixed CO2 pressure of 5 MPa and various catalyst loading, reaction temperature and reaction time. At CO2 pressure of 5 MPa, reaction temperature of 60ºC, reaction time of 24 h and catalyst loading of 0.2 g, the resultant polymer with maximum Mn of 6.21 x 105 g.mol-1 and PDI of 1.05 was recorded.Finally, the ability of the synthesized polymer to degrade was study under aerobic condition. The aerobic biodegradation of the test materials was determined under controlled composting conditions by analysis of evolved CO2 using an in-house built direct measurement respirometric (DMR) system. Results from this study discloses that 44.6% of PC-ELO and 51.8% of PC-ESO were degraded at the end of trial period. Both polymers were able to degrade most likely due to the co-monomer employed in the copolymerization reaction are renewable and bio based.

  • CORRUCHAGA GUERRERO, AGUSTÍN: Estudio de la evaporación de vertidos de disoluciones acuosas de amoníaco
    Author: CORRUCHAGA GUERRERO, AGUSTÍN
    Thesis file: (contact the Doctoral School to confirm you have a valid doctoral degree and to get the link to the thesis)
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN CHEMICAL PROCESS ENGINEERING
    Department: Department of Chemical Engineering (EQ)
    Mode: Temporary seizure
    Reading date: 04/10/2021
    Thesis director: CASAL FABREGA, JOAQUIM | PALACIOS ROSAS, ADRIANA

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: MUTJÉ PUJOL, PERE
         SECRETARI: PLANAS CUCHI, EULALIA
         VOCAL: ZÁRATE LÓPEZ, LUIS GUADALUPE
    Thesis abstract: Evaporation from liquid spills is a phenomenon of great importance. This phenomenon has been studied by a number of researchers. However, most of them have focused on the evaporation of pure liquid spills or hydrocarbon mixtures, very few have analyzed the evaporation of ammonia from aqueous solutions.The work described in this thesis aims to be a contribution to the knowledge and prediction of the main FEATURES of ammonia evaporation from discharges of aqueous solutions.The first chapter briefly describes the main products derived from ammonia, as well as an overview of the evolution of production figures for this substance. The main characteristics in terms of transport and storage are also mentioned. Finally, the risks associated with the production and transport of ammonia are exposed.The second chapter presents a review of the most significant publications and of the different models proposed by various authors for the prediction of the evaporation rate, both from a generic point of view and in the specific, much smaller, case of the ammonia solutions.The third chapter is dedicated to the historical analysis of accidents that occurred in industrial facilities or in transport in which ammonia has been implicated. The results obtained from the statistical treatment of the information extracted from the different databases consulted are presented, dedicating a special section to transport by pipeline, given its importance. Finally, a major accident that occurred in Kingman (Kansas) in 2004 is described and analyzed.The fourth chapter describes the experimental set-up designed and built to obtain experimental data on the evaporation of ammonia from aqueous solutions under the influence of an air current.The fifth chapter presents the experimental data related to the evolution of temperature, concentration and mass, during the evaporation process of ammonia solutions at different air speeds.Finally, in the sixth chapter the modeling of the phenomenon is presented. In the first place, the three consecutive phases that have been observed throughout the process are described when analyzing the evolution of the mass and the temperature of the solution. Their existence may be important from the point of view of analyzing the risk associated with the possible generation of a toxic cloud in the case of an accidental spill, given the high evaporation rate in the first phase, and from the point of view of view of emergency management. To illustrate this aspect, it has been calculated with the ALOHA (Areal Locations of Hazardous Atmospheres) software, the leeward area in which there could be an impact on people for a given spill. These values highlight the hazard that an accidental spill could imply for people in the affected area. The experimental data have also been correlated with the most suitable dimensionless groups through dimensional analysis. This has made it possible to obtain a new expression to estimate the mass transfer coefficient (k) and to modify the equation frequently used to determine the evaporation rate. Likewise, the term relative to the equivalent diameter of the discharge has been deleted, since its inclusion in the model does not make sense for full-scale discharge. It has been studied how an increase in air speed produces an increase in evaporation speed, and how this influence is reduced as air speed increases. Finally, a comparison between the experimental data and those calculated with the new model is presented.

  • MORAKABATCHIANKAR, SHABNAM: A contribution to Sustainable Management of Integrated Material/Energy networks in Process Industries
    Author: MORAKABATCHIANKAR, SHABNAM
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/672327
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN CHEMICAL PROCESS ENGINEERING
    Department: Department of Chemical Engineering (EQ)
    Mode: Normal
    Reading date: 22/07/2021
    Thesis director: ESPUÑA CAMARASA, ANTONIO | GRAELLS SOBRE, MOISES

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: MARTÍN MARTÍN, MARIANO
         SECRETARI: PONSICH, ANTONIN SEBASTIEN
         VOCAL: RUIZ FEMENIA, JOSE RUBEN
    Thesis abstract: Towards sustainability forces process industries to change their traditional patterns. Therefore, efficient retrofitting has been a significant challenge and raised several issues, motivating the process system engineering (PSE) to develop models. These models mainly aim to optimize profitability, cost reduction, energy consumption, demand satisfaction, the environmental impact associated with the production process, and social acceptance. Nevertheless, such optimization is significantly complicated if considering the presence of uncertainty and seeking compromised outcomes.This thesis aims to extend a general model to facilitate retrofitting in industrial processes and expedite optimization of the issues. Such a contribution based on developing efficient mathematical models allows coordinating many decision variables synchronizing the production and distribution tasks in terms of economic and environmental criteria.This thesis presents an overview of the retrofitting requirement towards sustainable material/energy networks, describing and analyzing the current methods, tools, and models used and identifying the most relevant open issues.The second part focused on developing current models stressing energy integration in the processing system. This part first explores how the economic performance of the network can be enhanced and environmental impacts improved simultaneously by integrating an energy generation unit into the production system. Furthermore, the network sustainability performance was explored under demand uncertainties. Additional risk indicators (including financial and environmental risk metrics) have been included to add risk management capability to the model. This part also explores the strategies that efficiently select the number of scenarios.Consequently, a novel generalized mathematical formulation that integrates equations regarding energy generation and material production decision variables is efficiently solved. The effect of uncertainty on the economic and environmental performance is analyzed by using risk analysis. Finally, the model was extended to solve multi-renewable energy generation integrated into the multi-product production process under demand uncertainty. The importance and effect of the energy/material integration over the network configuration are analyzed through sensitivity analysis.The third part of this thesis provides the conclusions and further work to be developed.

  • SHOKRY ABDELALEEM TAHA ZIED, AHMED: A contribution to chemical process operation support: new machine learning and surrogate models based approaches for process optimization, supervision and control
    Author: SHOKRY ABDELALEEM TAHA ZIED, AHMED
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/672136
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN CHEMICAL PROCESS ENGINEERING
    Department: Department of Chemical Engineering (EQ)
    Mode: Normal
    Reading date: 05/05/2021
    Thesis director: ESPUÑA CAMARASA, ANTONIO

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: MOULINES, ERIC FRANÇOIS VICTOR
         SECRETARI: GUILLEN GOSALBEZ, GONZALO
         VOCAL: ZIO, ENRICO
    Thesis abstract: In the chemical process industry, the decision-making hierarchy is inherently model-based. The scale and complexity of the considered models (e.g., enterprise, plant or unit model) depend on the decision-making level (e.g., supply-chainmanagement, planning, scheduling, operation) and the allowable time slot (weeks, hours, seconds) within which model simulation runs must be performed and their output is analyzed to support the decision making. The use of high-fidelity models, which include detailed physics-based description of the process, is attracting wide interests of the processengineers. Since, these First Principle Model (FPMs) are able to accurately predict the real behavior of the process, leading to realistic optimal decisions. However, their use is hindered by practical challenges as the high computational time required for their simulation and the unguaranteed reliability of their consistent convergence. The challenges become prohibitive at lower levels of the decision-making hierarchy (i.e., operation), where decisions are required online within time slots ofminutes or seconds entailing lots of simulation runs using such complex and highly nonlinear FPMs. Surrogate modelling techniques are potential solution for these challenges, which relies on developing simplified, but accurate, data-driven or machine learning models using data generated by a FPM simulations, or collected from a real process. Although, there areprogressive developments of surrogate-based methods in the chemical engineering area, they are concentrated in process design and steady-state optimization areas.This Thesis presents a framework for the proper and effective use of surrogate models and machine learning techniques in different phases of the process operation. The objective is to provide efficient methodologies, each supports the decisionmaking in a specific phase of the process operation, namely; steady-state operation optimization, Model Predictive Control (MPC), multivariate system identification and multistep-ahead predictions, dynamic optimization, Fault Detection and Diagnosis (FDD) and soft-sensing. Each developed methodology is designated according to careful State-Of-Art (SOA) review that identifies the gaps and missing requirements to be covered. The SOA, identified gaps and the contributions of each methodology are summarized in Chapter 1 and detailed in the introduction of each of the following chapters.In this context, Chapter 3 presents a surrogate-based methodology for steady-state operation optimization of complex nonlinear chemical processes modelled by black-box functions. Chapter 4 proposes machine learning-basedmethodologies for multiparametric solution of complex operation optimization problems subjected to uncertainty. Chapter 5 presents a data-based multiparametric MPC methodology that enables simple implementations of explicit MPC for nonlinear chemical processes. Chapter 6 proposes a data-driven methodology for multivariate dynamic modelling of nonlinearchemical processes and for multistep-ahead prediction. Chapter 7 suggests a dynamic optimization methodology for solving optimal control problems of complex nonlinear processes based on data-driven dynamic models. Chapter 8 shows a hybrid methodology to improve FDD of chemical processes run under time-varying inputs based on multivariate data-drivendynamic models and classification techniques. Chapter 9 presents data-driven soft-sensing methodologies for batch processes operated under changeable initial conditions. The effectiveness of the developed methodologies is proved by comparing their performances to those of classical solution procedures existing in the SOA, via their applications to different benchmark examples and case studies. The promising results and their sound analysis allowed to publish many papers in top-ranked journals and proceedings, and to present them at several top-ranked international conferences including two Keynote presentations.

  • VILLASANTE DUEÑAS, JULIANA: Antioxidant properties and applications of pecan (Carya illinoinensis)
    Author: VILLASANTE DUEÑAS, JULIANA
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/672557
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN CHEMICAL PROCESS ENGINEERING
    Department: Department of Chemical Engineering (EQ)
    Mode: Temporary seizure
    Reading date: 18/02/2021
    Thesis director: ALMAJANO PABLOS, MARIA PILAR | METÓN TEIJEIRO, ISIDORO

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: RASO PUEYO, JAVIER
         SECRETARI: SAPERAS PLANA, NURIA
         VOCAL: SERNA-SALDÍVAR, SERGIO ROMÁN OTHÓN
         VOCAL: KURI, VICTOR
         VOCAL: HARO BAUTISTA, DIEGO
    Thesis abstract: At the present time, the environmental challenges are the second concern on a global level, and the first one in some countries. This is one of the main reasons behind the recent boost of new methods of production within the agri-food sector. Adopting a circular economy model, for example, means aiming at reducing, reusing and processing wastes. Wastes and food sub-products are a potential source of bioactive compounds, some of which can have antioxidant properties. In recent years, they have become more relevant in the food and drug industry, since they represent a good alternative in the formulation of functional foods, such as additives or even in the production of drugs.The main focus of this dissertation was on the pecan shell (Carya illinoinensis) and its fruit. Secondly, the roselle flower (Hibiscus sabdariffa) and the cayenne pepper (Capsicum annuum) were also studied as well. These plants or their extract have antioxidant and, to a lesser extent, antibacterial properties on food.Firstly, the total polyphenols content (TPC) and the antiradical activity were identified and analyzed through several methods. Secondly, the potential synergetic effects of these plants in real food environments, such as oil-in-water emul- sions, fish and beef patties were evaluated.On the other side, active packaging was also part of the study. Films were created from a basis of gelatine, with extracts of the pecan shell and the fruit. The film was characterized and evaluated both in its interaction with the food (ham- burger), analyzing the delay in the oxidation, and for its mechanical and physic-chemical properties. Also, the film Poly (¿-dodecyl ¿-glutamate) (PAAG-12) was formed by adding ¿-tocopherol (one of the main compounds of the pecan shell) and was compared to the polylactic acid film in similar conditions.The process of extrusion of the pecan shell was optimized. The extrudate shell was added as a new ingredient to the development of bread and tortilla production. The extruded pecan shell was encapsulated and its antioxidant activity was evaluated in patties of salmon. At the same time, the fermentation of the original pecan shell and extruded shell with Aspergillus oryzae fungus were studied.Along with the antioxidant analysis, an in vitro evaluation was conducted on the antiproliferative activity of the extract from the fruit and shell of the pecan nut, in cultures of cells derived from tumors.The results obtained from the pecan shell extract show high levels of TPC and good antiradical activity, similar to the values for the extract of green tea. At the same time, both the fruit and the pecan shell had a positive effect, slowing the formation of hydroperoxides in emulsions.The synergy between the fruit of the nut and the roselle flower slowed down the fat oxidation in sardine burgers, thus decreasing the formation of reactive compounds to malondialdehyde and volatile compounds. Similar results were achieved in meat, by the addition of the mix of the pecan shell with the roselle flower and the cayenne pepper.Concerning the two types of film developed, the result was positive both in terms of decrease of compounds, generated from the primary oxidation in emulsions, and the secondary oxidation in meat.The extrusion of the pecan shell increased significantly the antioxidant properties and up to three times the content of soluble fiber versus the non-extruded pecan shell. The addition of this new ingredient in bread, tortillas and capsules showed favorable results. Moreover, the extracts of both the fruit and the pecan shell showed an anti-proliferative activity in cell cultures derived from tumors. Taking advantage of residues like the pecan shell in order to obtain products with an added value represents an environmentally conscious option. Moreover, the synergies between different plants increased the antioxidant and antimicrobial activities, and potentially allowing the replacement of synthetics additives in food

  • XING, CONGCONG: TiO2-based heterostructure photocatalysts for enhanced hydrogen production
    Author: XING, CONGCONG
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/672368
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN CHEMICAL PROCESS ENGINEERING
    Department: Department of Chemical Engineering (EQ)
    Mode: Article-based thesis
    Reading date: 30/07/2021
    Thesis director: LLORCA PIQUE, JORDI | CABOT CODINA, ANDREU

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: FERNÁNDEZ GARCÍA, MARCOS
         SECRETARI: VENDRELL VILLAFRUELA, XAVIER
         VOCAL: LI, WENHUA
    Thesis abstract: The photocatalytic production of hydrogen from water and biomass derivatives such as ethanol, glycerol and sugars is a highly attractive strategy to generate environmentally benign hydrogen. Ethanol is more easily oxidized than water by holes in the valence band (VB) of photoexcited semiconductors, which also helps to suppress the recombination of electron-hole pairs, thus increasing the usage of electrons in the conduction band (CB) of photoexcited semiconductors to yield hydrogen. Titanium dioxide (TiO2) has been widely investigated in the field of photocatalysis due to its photosensitivity, low cost, natural abundance, non-toxicity, and good chemical and thermal stability. However, the solar energy conversion efficiency of TiO2 is hindered by its large bandgap (3.2 eV). Here, we demonstrate that the combination of TiO2 with Ni, Co and Cu can substantially promote local spatial charge separation and proton activation in TiO2, achieving high-efficiency for H2 photoproduction.In chapter 2, we present a strategy to produce porous NiTiO3/TiO2 nanostructures with excellent photocatalytic activity toward hydrogen generation. Nickel-doped TiO2 needle bundles were synthesized by a hydrothermal procedure. Through the sintering in air of these nanostructures, porous NiTiO3/TiO2 heterostructured rods were obtained. Alternatively, the annealing in argon of the nickel-doped TiO2 needle bundles resulted in NiOx/TiO2 elongated nanostructures. Porous NiTiO3/TiO2 structures were tested for hydrogen evolution in the presence of ethanol. Such porous heterostructures exhibited superior photocatalytic activity toward hydrogen generation, with hydrogen production rates up to 11.5 mmol h-1 g-1 at room temperature. In chapter 3, CoTiO3/TiO2 composite catalysts with controlled amounts of highly distributed CoTiO3 nanodomains for photocatalytic ethanol dehydrogenation are developed and studied. To take advantage of solar light, the CoTiO3 nanoparticles with a band gap around 2.3 eV were synthesized by a hydrothermal procedure. We demonstrate these materials to provide outstanding hydrogen evolution rates under UV and visible illumination. The origin of this enhanced activity is extensively analysed. In contrast to previous assumptions, UV-vis absorption spectra and ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS) prove CoTiO3/TiO2 heterostructures to have a type II band alignment, with the CB minimum of CoTiO3 below the H+/H2 energy level. Additional steady-state photoluminescence (PL) spectra, time-resolved PL spectra (TRPLS), and electrochemical characterization prove such heterostructures to result in enlarged lifetimes of the photogenerated charge carriers. These experimental evidences point toward a direct Z-scheme as the mechanism enabling the high photocatalytic activity of CoTiO3/TiO2 composites toward ethanol dehydrogenation.The optimization of photodehydrogenation of ethanol requires the use of highly active, stable and selective photocatalytic materials based on abundant elements, and the proper adjustment of the reaction conditions, including temperature. In chapter 3, Cu2O-TiO2 type-II heterojunctions with different Cu2O amounts are obtained by a one-pot hydrothermal method. The structural and chemical properties of the produced materials and their activity toward ethanol photodehydrogenation under UV and visible light illumination are evaluated. The structural and chemical properties of the produced materials and their activity toward ethanol photodehydrogenation under UV and visible light illumination are evaluated. The Cu2O-TiO2 photocatalysts exhibit high selectivity toward acetaldehyde production and up to tenfold higher hydrogen evolution rates compared to bare TiO2. We further discern here the influence of temperature and visible light absorption on photocatalytic performance.

  • YU, XIANGWEI: Optimization strategies for efficient dosage of H2O2 in Fenton and photo-Fenton processes
    Author: YU, XIANGWEI
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/672371
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN CHEMICAL PROCESS ENGINEERING
    Department: Department of Chemical Engineering (EQ)
    Mode: Normal
    Reading date: 07/07/2021
    Thesis director: GRAELLS SOBRE, MOISES | PEREZ MOYA, MONTSERRAT

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: ESPLUGAS VIDAL, SANTIAGO
         SECRETARI: TORRADES CARNE, FRANCESC
         VOCAL: SÁNCHEZ POLO, MANUEL
    Thesis abstract: This Thesis work addresses the challenge of designing hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) dosage Strategies for improving Fenton and photo-Fenton applications. The determination of the H2O2 dosage scheme that minimizes hydrogen peroxide consumption while meeting the specified treatment outcome is crucial for the practicality of Fenton and photo-Fenton processes, as well as for further understanding the effect of the dosage. A first part of the research addresses this challenge by providing a problem formulation, identifying and discussing objectives and constraints, and the nature of the optimal solution. From this point, the Thesis presents a novel dosage model and a consequent methodology aimed at experimentally optimizing the dosage profile along a discretized time horizon following recipe optimization concepts. The approach is parallel to the numerical solution of the model-based optimization problem posed by H2O2. The methodology is validated in the remediation of a Paracetamol (PCT) solution, and the obtained results are assessed and discussed in regard of the evolution of the concentration of hydrogen peroxide, the contaminant (PCT), and Total Organic Carbon (TOC). The concentration of dissolved oxygen (DO), which is also monitored, allows providing a more comprehensive explanation of the nature of the process. A second part focuses on the practical limitations of this scheme by adopting a hybrid methodology between open and closed loop approaches and it is based on three different stages: (i) one-shot initial H2O2 addition (ii) continuous H2O2 dosage until reaching a specific dissolved oxygen (DO) level and (iii) on-off control of H2O2 dosage using DO slope as control variable. The proposed strategy is validated in the remediation of a Paracetamol solution (100 mg L-1) and the results are assessed using H2O2 consumption and mineralization rate and level as performance criteria. The final tuning of the proposed strategy consists of: (i) only 40% of the stoichiometric H2O2 concentration, (ii) continuous feeding of H2O2 until a 4 mg L-1 DO concentration is attained, and (iii) on-off control dosage selecting DO slope set-points in 0.1 and 0.2 mg L-1 1 min-1. The dosage scheme and settings developed in this second part show an improvement of the process performance by ~ 15% with respect to the same H2O2 amount in a single-addition. Finally, the third part generalizes this strategy by expanding its application and exploring and assessing its performance on different water matrix (natural water and distilled water), different contaminant concentrations, and different contaminants (paracetamol and sulfamethazine) and mixtures. Towards this end, a set of assays were planned and executed involving Paracetamol and Sulfamethazine. In particular, assays performed on sulfamethazine presented higher efficiency (mg of TOC removed per mg of H2O2 consumed), which increased 25-35% with respect to the results obtained with only one-shot initial addition. Furthermore, a deeper analysis of the results allowed detecting and assessing the option of a redesign of the dosage scheme by removing the idea of a specific DO set point and directly addressing the control of the DO slope. Hence, this thesis also opens new research lines in regard to increasing the simplicity and robustness of this efficient control strategy of the photo-Fenton process.

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AUTHOR:VILLASANTE DUEÑAS, JULIANA
Title:Antioxidant properties and applications of pecan (Carya illinoinensis)
Reading date:18/02/2021
Director:ALMAJANO PABLOS, MARIA PILAR
Co-director:METÓN TEIJEIRO, ISIDORO
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
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Villasante, J.; Martín , A.; Almajano, María Pilar (2020). Characterization and application of gelatin films with pecan walnut and shell extract (Carya Illinoiensis). - Polymer, ISSN: 0032-3861 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 3.771; Quartil: Q1)

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AUTHOR:FERNÁNDEZ DE LABASTIDA VENTURA, MARCOS
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Reading date:01/10/2020
Director:YAROSHCHUK, ANDRIY
Mention:No
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Director:DE PABLO RIBAS, JOAN
Co-director:MORERA PRAT, JOSEP MARIA
Mention:
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Director:SASTRE REQUENA, ANA MARIA
Co-director:RUIZ PLANAS, MONTSERRAT
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
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Title:Decision support strategies for the efficient implementation of circular economy principles in process systems
Reading date:26/03/2020
Director:ESPUÑA CAMARASA, ANTONIO
Co-director:GRAELLS SOBRE, MOISES
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
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Reading date:17/12/2019
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Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
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Vecino, X.; Reig, M.; Lopez, J.; Valderrama, C.; Gibert, O.; Cortina, J. (2017). Integration of liquid membrane contactors on the valorization of nitrogen from treated wastewaters as liquid fertilizers: process limitations due to water transport.

Lopez, J.; Reig, M.; Vecino, X.; Valderrama, C.; Gibert, O.; Yaroshchuk, A.; Cortina, J. (2017). Transport performance of nanofiltration membranes in metallurgical and mining efflents: Modelling the separation of oxyacids (H2SO4 and H3AsO4) from metallic species (Cu, Zn).

Reig, M.; Vecino, X.; Lopez, J.; Valderrama, C.; Gibert, O.; Cortina, J. (2017). Zinc and arsenic separation from an industrial acid effluent by means of an electrodialysis-based technology (selectrodialysis).

Vecino, X.; Reig, M.; Lopez, J.; Sancho, I.; Valderrama, C.; Gibert, O.; Cortina, J. (2017). Liquid-liquid membrane contactor for ammonia separation and recovery as liquid fertilizers.

Vecino, X.; Reig, M.; Lopez, J.; Valderrama, C.; Gibert, O.; Cortina, J. (2018). Recovery and concentration of tartaric acid by electrodialysis from lees model solutions.

Reig, M.; Vecino, X.; Bhushan, B.; Lopez, J.; Valderrama, C.; Gibert, O.; Cortina, J. (2018). Liquid fertilizers production by liquid-liquid membrane contactors: ammonium valorization.

Lopez, J.; Leon, D.; Reig, M.; Vecino, X.; Valderrama, C.; Gibert, O.; Yaroshchuk, A.; Cortina, J. (2018). Evaluation of ceramic and polymeric nanofiltration membranes performance in rich sulfuric acid streams.

Vecino, X.; Reig, M.; Bhushan, B.; Lopez, J.; Valderrama, C.; Gibert, O.; Cortina, J. (2018). Valorization of ammonium from urban waste waters as liquid fertilizers by integration of liquid-liquid membrane contactors and electrodialysis.

Lopez, J.; Reig, M.; Vecino, X.; Valderrama, C.; Gibert, O.; Cortina, J. (2018). Integration of diffusion dialysis for sulphuric acid recovery from metallurgical process streams.

Reig, M.; Vecino, X.; Hermassi, M.; Lopez, J.; Valderrama, C.; Gibert, O.; Cortina, J. (2018). Integration of selectrodialysis and ion-exchange for copper and zinc recovery from metallurgical process streams containing arsenic.

Bhushan, B.; Vecino, X.; Reig, M.; Sancho, I.; Lopez, J.; Valderrama, C.; Gibert, O.; Cortina, J. (2018). Ammonia recovery from urban treated wastewater by using hollow fiber liquid-liquid membrane contactors.

Lopez, J.; Reig, M.; Vecino, X.; Valderrama, C.; Gibert, O.; Yaroshchuk, A.; Cortina, J. (2018). Experimental and theoretical study of nanofiltration of weak electrolytes: HSO4 - /SO4 2- system.

Lopez, J.; Reig, M.; Vecino, X.; Valderrama, C.; Gibert, O.; Torres, E.; Ayora, C.; Cortina, J. (2018). Evaluation of polymeric nanofiltration membranes on metal valorisation from acidic mine waters.

Gholami, S.; Lopez, J.; Vatanpour, V.; Rezvai, A.; Cortina, J. (2018). Improving the performance of polyamide Nano-filtration membrane in acidic media by incorporation of modified multi-walled carbon nanotubes.

Lopez, J.; Reig, M.; Vecino, X.; Valderrama, C.; Gibert, O.; Cortina, J. (2018). Increasing sustainability on the metallurgical industry by integration of membrane NF processes: acid recovery.

Reig, M.; Vecino, X.; Hermassi, M.; Lopez, J.; Valderrama, C.; Gibert, O.; Cortina, J. (2018). Selectrodialysis and ion-exchange resins as integration processes for copper and zinc recovery from metallurgical streams containing arsenic.

Vecino, X.; Reig, M.; Bhushan, B.; Lopez, J.; Gibert, O.; Valderrama, C.; Cortina, J. (2018). Integration of liquid-liquid membrane contactors and electrodialysis for ammonia recovery from urban wastewaters.

Vecino, X.; Reig, M.; Lopez, J.; Valderrama, C.; Gibert, O.; Cortina, J. (2019). Acid and base production by electrodialysis with bipolar membranes using vinasses from distillation process of grape marc.

Reig, M.; Vecino, X.; Lopez, J.; Gibert, O.; Valderrama, C.; Cortina, J. (2019). Ammonia wastewater valorization as ammonia salts to be used as liquid fertilizers by liquid-liquid membrane contactors: study of the operational conditions.

Vecino, X.; Reig, M.; Lopez, J.; Valderrama, C.; Gibert, O.; Cortina, J. (2019). Rare earth elements recovery from acid mine waters by spiral wound nanofiltration.

Vecino, X.; Reig, M.; Lopez, J.; Valderrama, C.; Gibert, O.; Cortina, J. (2019). Integration of monopolar and bipolar electrodialysis processes for tartaric acid recovery from distillation vinasses.

Reig, M.; Vecino, X.; Lopez, J.; Gibert, O.; Valderrama, C.; Cortina, J. (2019). Integration of liquid-liquid membrane contactors and electrodialysis processes for nutrient recovery from ammonia wastewater streams.

De la Parra, C.; Reig, M.; Vecino, X.; Lopez, J.; Valderrama, C.; Sirés, I.; Cortina, J. (2019). Valorization of bottom ash from municipal solid waste incineration: recovery of copper by electrowinning.

Vecino, X.; Reig, M.; Lopez, J.; Valderrama, C.; Gibert, O.; Cortina, J. (2019). Recovery and separation of valuable metals (copper and zinc) from acidic mine waters by ion-exchange resins.

Lopez, J.; Reig, M.; Vecino, X.; Valderrama, C.; Gibert, O.; Cortina, J. (2019). Recovery of sulphuric acid and valuable metals (Zn, Cu and REE) from acidic mine waters using nanofiltration.

Vecino, X.; Reig, M.; Lopez, J.; Valderrama, C.; Gibert, O.; Cortina, J. (2019). Ion-exchange resins for metals recovery (Cu and Zn) from acidic mine waters.

Lopez, J.; Reig, M.; Vecino, X.; Gibert, O.; Valderrama, C.; Cortina, J. (2019). Evaluation of a nanofiltration membrane on metal valorisation from acidic mine waters.

Reig, M.; Vecino, X.; Lopez, J.; Gibert, O.; Valderrama, C.; Cortina, J. (2019). Metal recovery by ion-exchange resins from municipal incinerated bottom ash.

AUTHOR:RENGEL DARNACULLETA, FRANCISCO DE BORJA
Title:Validation of CFD codes for risk analysis of accidental hydrocarbon fires
Reading date:13/12/2019
Director:PASTOR FERRER, ELSA
Co-director:PLANAS CUCHI, EULALIA
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Rengel, F. (2017). Validation of CFD codes for risk analysis of accidental hydrocarbon fires.

Galí Labarias, Josep (2017). Validation of FLACS code for risk analysis of hydrocarbon jet fires..

Gómez-reino Martínez, José Brais (2017). Validation of FLACS code for risk analysis of hydrocarbon pool fires..

Llopart Cervelló, Dídac (2019). Study of additives in space lubricants.

Rengel, F.; Pastor, E.; Hermida, D.; Gómez, E.; Molinelli, L.; Planas, E. (2017). Computational analysis of fire dynamics inside a wind turbine. - Fire Technology, ISSN: 1572-8099 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 1.483; Quartil: Q2)

Mata, C.; Pastor, E.; Rengel, F.; Valero, M.; Planas, E.; Palacios Rosas, Adriana; Casal, J. (2018). Infrared imaging software for jet fire analysis. - Chemical engineering transactions, ISSN: 2283-9216 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 0.273; Quartil: Q3)

Rengel, F.; Mata, C.; Pastor, E.; Casal, J.; Planas, E. (2018). A priori validation of CFD modelling of hydrocarbon pool fires. - Journal of loss prevention in the process industries, ISSN: 0950-4230 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 2.069; Quartil: Q2)

Rengel, F.; Àgueda, Alba; Pastor, E.; Casals, J.; Planas, E.; Hu, L.; Palacios Rosas, Adriana (2020). Experimental and computational analysis of vertical jet fires of methane in normal and sub-atmospheric pressures. - Fuel, ISSN: 0016-2361 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 5.128; Quartil: Q1)

Rengel, F.; Pastor, E.; Rios, O.; Mata, C.; Bartolomé, A.; Planas, E. (2017). Assessment of the predictive capabilities of different modelling tools to forecast fire effects in residential compartments.

Rengel, F.; Mata, C.; Pastor, E.; Planas, E. (2017). Validation of CFD modelling of hydrocarbon pool fires.

Rengel, F.; Mata, C.; Pastor, E.; Casal, J.; Planas, E. (2018). A Priori validation of CFD modelling of hydrocarbon pool fires.

Rengel, F.; Mata, C.; Palacios Rosas, Adriana; Pastor, E.; Casal, J.; Planas, E. (2019). CFD modelling of vertical sonic jet fires.

AUTHOR:PAVÓN REGAÑA, SANDRA
Title:Rare earth elements recovery from E-wastes by solvent extraction and supported liquid membrane processes
Reading date:28/11/2019
Director:SASTRE REQUENA, ANA MARIA
Co-director:FORTUNY SANROMA, AGUSTIN
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Pavon, S. (2017). Desenvolupament de processos de separació de terres rares mitjançant membranes.

Pavon, S.; Kutucu, M.; Coll, M.T.; Fortuny, A.; Sastre, A. (2017). Comparison of Cyanex 272 and Cyanex 572 for the separation of Neodymium froma Nd/Tb/Dy mixture by pertraction. - Journal of chemical technology and biotechnology, ISSN: 1097-4660 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 2.75; Quartil: Q2)

Pavon, S.; Fortuny, A.; Coll, M.T.; Sastre, A. (2018). Neodymium recovery from NdFeB magnet wastes using Primene 81R·Cyanex 572 IL by solvent extraction. - Journal of environmental management, ISSN: 0301-4797 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 4.865; Quartil: Q1)

Pavon, S.; Fortuny, A.; Coll, M.T.; Sastre, A. (2018). Rare earths separation from fluorescent lamp wastes using ionic liquids as extractant agents. - Waste management, ISSN: 0956-053X (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 5.431; Quartil: Q1)

Pavon, S.; Fortuny, A.; Coll, M.T.; Sastre, A. (2019). Solvent extraction modeling of Ce/Eu/Y from chloride media using D2EHPA. - AICHE journal, ISSN: 0001-1541 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 3.519; Quartil: Q2)

Pavon, S.; Fortuny, A.; Coll, M.T.; Sastre, A. (2019). Improved rare earth elements recovery from fluorescent lamp wastes applying supported liquid membranes to the leaching solutions. - Separation and purification technology, ISSN: 1383-5866 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 5.774; Quartil: Q1)

Pavon, S.; Fortuny, A.; Coll, M.T.; Becue-Bertaut, M.; Sastre, A. (2020). Permeability dependencies on the carrier concentration and membrane viscosity for Y(III) and Eu(III) transport by using liquid membranes. - Separation and purification technology, ISSN: 1383-5866 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 5.107; Quartil: Q1)

Pavon, S.; Fortuny, A.; Coll, M.T.; Sastre, A. (2017). Separation of Nd(III) from a Nd/Tb/Dy mixture using Primene 81R·Cyanex 572 IL by solvent extraction.

AUTHOR:OBÓN ESTRADA, ELEONORA
Title:Towards the recovery of Rare Earth Elements from end-of-life products: hydrometallurgical routes and mathematical modelling of extraction systems
Reading date:27/11/2019
Director:SASTRE REQUENA, ANA MARIA
Co-director:FORTUNY SANROMA, AGUSTIN
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Obon, E. (2015). Recuperació de Nd, Tb i Dy en mines urbanes mitjançant extracció líquid-líquid.

Obon, E.; Fortuny, A.; Coll, M.T.; Sastre, A. (2017). Mathematical modelling of neodymium, terbium and dysprosium solvent extraction from chloride media using methyl-tri(octyl/decyl)ammonium oleate ionic liquid as extractant. - Hydrometallurgy, ISSN: 0304-386X (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 3.3; Quartil: Q1)

Obon, E.; Fortuny, A.; Coll, M.T.; Sastre, A. (2017). Experimental and modelling studies of neodymium solvent extraction from chloride media with methyl-tri(octyl/decyl)ammonium oleate ionic liquid diluted in kerosene. - Hydrometallurgy, ISSN: 0304-386X (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 3.3; Quartil: Q1)

AUTHOR:VALERO PÉREZ, MARIO MIGUEL
Title:Infrared image processing tools for automated aerial remote sensing of active wildland fires
Reading date:30/10/2019
Director:PLANAS CUCHI, EULALIA
Co-director:PASTOR FERRER, ELSA
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Pastor, E.; Planas, E.; Valero, M.; Àgueda, Alba; Mata, C. (2018). Estudio experimental sobre la eficiencia de una lona ignífuga para vehículos - Informe Final.

Valero, M.; Mata, C.; Muñoz, J.; Scarponi, G.; Pastor, E. (2019). Main specifications of CFD codes for WUIVIEW activities.

Valero, M. (2015). Automatic on-line monitoring of active wildland fires through aerial infrared imaging.

Molas Peix, Arnau (2016). Simulació d'incendis en naus industrials mitjançant OZONE.

Medina Carpio, Michael Junior (2017). Reproducción en FDS de un incendio real de aparcamiento.

Pau Moré Ollé (2018). Estudi d’un model complex de piròlisi del simulador FDS.

Rios, O.; Pastor, E.; Valero, M.; Planas, E. (2016). Short-term fire front spread prediction using inverse modelling and airborne infrared images. - International journal of wildland fire, ISSN: 1049-8001 (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 2.748; Quartil: Q1)

Valero, M.; Rios, O.; Mata, C.; Pastor, E.; Planas, E. (2017). An integrated approach for tactical monitoring and data-driven spread forecasting of wildfires. - Fire safety journal, ISSN: 0379-7112 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 1.888; Quartil: Q2)

Valero, M.; Rios, O.; Pastor, E.; Planas, E. (2018). Automated location of active fire perimeters in aerial infrared imaging using unsupervised edge detectors. - International journal of wildland fire, ISSN: 1049-8001 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 2.656; Quartil: Q1)

Rios, O.; Jahn, W.; Pastor, E.; Valero, M.; Planas, E. (2018). Interpolation framework to speed up near-surface wind simulations for data-driven wildfire applications. - International journal of wildland fire, ISSN: 1049-8001 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 2.656; Quartil: Q1)

Valero, M.; Martinez, M.; Pozo, F.; Planas, E. (2018). A successful experience with the flipped classroom in the transport phenomena course. - Education for chemical engineers, ISSN: 1749-7728 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 0.308; Quartil: Q3)

Ríos, O.; Valero, M.; Pastor, E.; Planas, E. (2019). A data-driven fire spread simulator: validation in Vall-llobrega's Fire. - Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering, ISSN: 2297-3079

Prat, N.; Lahaye, S.; Vilalta, O.; Borràs, M.; Vendrell, J.; Conde, C.; Ballart, H.; Canaleta, G.; Valero, M.; Pastor, E. (2019). How to speak the same language: key ideas from the forum on Catalan wildfire research. - Wildfire, ISSN: 1073-5658

Valero, M.; Verstockt, S.; Mata, C.; Jimenez, D.; Queen, L.; Ríos, O.; Pastor, E.; Planas, E. (2020). Image similarity metrics suitable for infrared video stabilization during active wildfire monitoring: a comparative analysis. - Remote sensing, ISSN: 2072-4292 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 4.118; Quartil: Q1)

Valero, M.; Rios, O.; Pastor, E.; Planas, E. (2015). Automatic detection of wildfire active fronts from aerial thermal infrared images.

Fanlo, J.; Rios, O.; Valero, M.; Planas, E.; Navalón, X.; Escolano, S.; Pastor, E. (2016). Designing computational fluid dynamics simulation scenarios for the assessment of dwellings vulnerability in the wildland urban interface.

Pastor, E.; Valero, M.; Rios, O.; Planas, E. (2016). Simulación prestacional en incendios de interfaz de microescala.

Valero, M.; Rios, O.; Pastor, E.; Planas, E. (2017). New technologies to automatically track the fire perimeter and forecast fire spread in real time.

Valero, M.; Verstockt, S.; Rios, O.; Pastor, E.; Vandecasteele, F.; Planas, E. (2017). Flame filtering and perimeter localization of wildfires using aerial thermal imagery.

Rios, O.; Valero, M.; Pastor, E.; Planas, E. (2017). A data-driven fire spread simulator: validation in Vall-llobrega’s fire.

Rios, O.; Valero, M.; Pastor, E.; Planas, E. (2017). Optimization strategy exploration in a wildfire propagation data driven system.

Valero, M.; Martinez, M.; Pozo, F.; Planas, E. (2018). Introducing the flipped classroom into the Chemical Engineering degree. A practical experience.

Valero, M.; Martinez, M.; Planas, E. (2018). Teacher education: the cornerstone for teaching innovation.

Valero, M.; Rios, O.; Mata, C.; Pastor, E.; Planas, E. (2018). GIS-based integration of spatial and remote sensing data for wildfire monitoring.

Valero, M.; Jimenez, D.; Butler, B.; Mata, C.; Rios, O.; Pastor, E.; Planas, E. (2018). On the use of compact thermal cameras for quantitative wildfire monitoring.

Mata, C.; Valero, M.; Pastor, E.; Planas, E. (2018). Management of an infrared imaging system for wildfire monitoring.

Valero, M.; Ríos, O.; Mata, C.; Pastor, E.; Planas, E. (2018). Towards real-time wildfire monitoring: matching research with operational needs.

Pastor, E.; Sebastià, J.; Mata, C.; Àgueda, Alba; Valero, M.; Planas, E. (2019). Performance analysis of a self-protection system for vehicles in case of WUI fire entrapment.

AUTHOR:AUDINO, FRANCESCA
Title:Advanced oxidation process models for optimisation and decision making support in water management
Reading date:20/06/2019
Director:GRAELLS SOBRE, MOISES
Co-director:PEREZ MOYA, MONTSERRAT
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Audino, F. (2015). Process Models for Integrating Decision Making Levels in Wastewater Supply Chain Optimisation.

Miralles, S.; Audino, F.; Oller, I.; Sánchez, R.; Sánchez, J.; Malato, S. (2014). Pharmaceuticals removal from natural water by nanofiltration combined with advanced tertiary treatments (solar photo-Fenton, photo-Fenton-like Fe(III)-EDDS complex and ozonation).. - Separation and purification technology, ISSN: 1383-5866 (JCR Impact Factor-2014: 3.091; Quartil: Q1)

Audino, F.; Medina , S.; Graells, M.; Pérez-Moya, M.; Espuña, A.; MÉNDEZ, C. (2017). Optimization of a distributed wastewater treatment network considering lumped parameters interrelations. - Computer aided chemical engineering, ISSN: 978-0-444-63965-3

Audino, F.; Conte, L.; Schenone, A.; Pérez-Moya, M.; Graells, M.; Alfano, O. (2017). A kinetic study for the fenton and photo-fenton paracetamol degradation in a pilot plant reactor. - Computer aided chemical engineering, ISSN: 978-0-444-63965-3

Audino, F.; Conte, L.; Schenone, A.; Pérez-Moya, M.; Graells, M.; Alfano, O. (2018). A kinetic study for the Fenton and photo-Fenton paracetamol degradation in an annular photoreactor. - Environmental science and pollution research, ISSN: 0944-1344 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 2.914; Quartil: Q2)

Audino, F.; Campanya, G.; Pérez-Moya, M.; Espuña, A.; Graells, M. (2019). Systematic optimization approach for the efficient management of the photo-Fenton treatment process. - Science of the total environment, ISSN: 0048-9697 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 6.551; Quartil: Q1)

Audino, F.; Pérez-Moya, M.; Graells, M.; Espuña, A.; Csukas, B.; Varga, M. (2020). A novel modeling approach for a generalizable photo-Fenton-based degradation of organic compounds. - Environmental science and pollution research, ISSN: 0944-1344 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 3.056; Quartil: Q2)

Shokry , A.; Audino, F.; Vicente, P.; Escudero, G.; Pérez-Moya, M.; Graells, M.; Espuña, A. (2015). Modeling and simulation of complex nonlinear dynamic processes using data based models: application to photo-fenton process.

Abdelaleem, A.; Audino, F.; Vicente, P.; Escudero, G.; Pérez-Moya, M.; Graells, M.; Espuña, A. (2015). Modeling and simulation of complex nonlinear dynamic processes using data based models: application to photo-Fenton process.

Audino, F.; Campanya, G.; Graells, M.; Espuña, A.; Pérez-Moya, M. (2015). Dynamic simulation and optimisation of a fed-batch photo-fenton process.

Jiménez, C.; Audino, F.; Graells, M. (2016). Kinetic modelling of the photo-Fenton reaction and parameter fitting: a comparative study.

Audino, F.; Sanz, J.; Parrellada, E.; Graells, M.; Pérez-Moya, M. (2017). Influence of fenton reagent ratios and of hydrogen peroxide dosage on the Photo-Fenton process efficiency.

Audino, F.; Jus, J.; Fradejas, N.; Pérez-Moya, M. (2017). Light power and hydrogen peroxide concentration influence on the photo-fenton and H2O2/UV efficiency for paracetamol removal.

Toro, J.; Egner, S.; Hirth, T.; del Valle, LJ.; Audino, F.; Pérez-Moya, M. (2017). Photo induced advanced oxidation of relevant pollutants in water without additives.

Audino, F.; Conte, L.; Schenone, A.; Pérez-Moya, M.; Graells, M.; Alfano, O. (2017). A kinetic study for the fenton and photo-fenton paracetamol degradation in an annular photoreactor involving assessment of LVRPA.

Audino, F.; Toro, J.M.; Graells, M.; Egner, S.; Hirth, T.; Pérez-Moya, M. (2018). Removal of paracetamol by photo-induced advanced oxidation without additives.

Yu, X.; Audino, F.; Toro, J.M.; Graells, M.; Pérez-Moya, M. (2018). Performance of caffeine removal by using different AOPs technologies.

Audino, F.; Varga, M.; Csukas, B.; Pérez-Moya, M.; Graells, M.; Espuña, A. (2018). Toward a generalized, simplified, first principles model for photo-Fenton process based degradation of harmful contaminants (CECs).

AUTHOR:DOMBAYCI, CANAN
Title:Conceptual modelling for integrated decision-making in process systems
Reading date:27/05/2019
Director:ESPUÑA CAMARASA, ANTONIO
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Dombayci, C. (2015). Integrated Multi-Echelon Supply Chain Management for Sustainable Chemical Processes.

Moreno, M.; Dombayci, C.; Espuña, A.; Puigjaner, L. (2015). Integrated process and plant design optimisation of industrial scale batch systems: Addressing the inherent dynamics through stochastic and hybrid approaches. - Chemical engineering transactions, ISSN: 1974-9791 (JCR Impact Factor-2015: 0.418; Quartil: Q2)

Dombayci, C.; Farreres, J.; Rodriguez, H.; Muñoz , E.; Capon-Garcia, E.; Espuña, A.; Graells, M. (2015). On the process of building a process systems engineering ontology using a semi-automatic construction approach. - Computer aided chemical engineering, ISSN: 1570-7946 (JCR Impact Factor-2015: 0.245; Quartil: Q3)

Dombayci, C.; Medina , S.; Graells, M.; Espuña, A. (2016). Integrated management of hierarchical levels: towards a CAPE tool. - Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, ISSN: 978-0-444-63428-3

Shokry , A.; Dombayci, C.; Espuña, A. (2016). Multiparametric metamodels for model predictive control of chemical processes. - Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, ISSN: 978-0-444-63428-3

Dombayci, C.; Capon-Garcia, E.; Muñoz, E.; Espuña, A. (2017). Constraint identification and integration procedures in multi-level hierarchical systems. - Computer aided chemical engineering, ISSN: 1570-7946 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 0.19; Quartil: Q3)

Dombayci, C.; Espuña, A. (2017). Systematic decision making models through Conceptual Constraints. - Computer aided chemical engineering, ISSN: 1570-7946 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 0.19; Quartil: Q3)

Dombayci, C.; Farreres, J.; Rodriguez, H.; Espuña, A.; Graells, M. (2017). Improving automation standards via semantic modelling: Application to ISA88. - ISA transactions, ISSN: 0019-0578 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 3.37; Quartil: Q1)

Dombayci, C.; Medina , S.; Graells, M.; Espuña, A. (2015). Integrated management of batch production systems using a domain ontology.

Dombayci, C.; Espuña, A. (2017). Modelling decision support systems using Conceptual Constraints linking Process Systems Engineering and Decision Making Models.

Dombayci, C.; Espuña, A. (2018). Building decision making models through conceptual-constraints: multi-scale process model implementations.

AUTHOR:ALCARAZ SEGURA, AURORA
Title:Enhancing the thermal efficiency of a salinity gradient solar pond. Implementation of the study in the design, construction, salinity gradient establishment, operation and energy transfer at industrial scale
Reading date:28/02/2019
Director:VALDERRAMA ANGEL, CESAR ALBERTO
Co-director:FARRAN MARSA, ADRIANA
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Alcaraz, A. (2014). Enhancing the thermal efficiency of salt gradient solar pond. Technology. Implementation of the study in the design. Construction, salinity gradient establishment and energy transfer efficiency.

Licon , E.; Alcaraz, A.; Casas, S.; Valderrama, C.; Cortina, J. (2016). Trace ammonium removal by liquid-liquid membrane contactors as water polishing step of water electrolysis for hydrogen production from a wastewater treatment plant effluent. - Journal of chemical technology & biotechnology, ISSN: 0268-2575 (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 3.135; Quartil: Q1)

Alcaraz, A.; Valderrama, C.; Cortina, J.; Akbarzadeh, A.; Farran, A. (2016). Enhancing the efficiency of solar pond heat extraction by using both lateral and bottom heat exchangers. - Solar energy, ISSN: 0038-092X (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 4.018; Quartil: Q1)

Alcaraz, A.; Montalà, M.; Cortina, J.; Akbarzadeh, A.; Aladjem, C.; Farran, A.; Valderrama, C. (2018). Design, construction, and operation of the first industrial salinity-gradient solar pond in Europe: An efficiency analysis perspective. - Solar energy, ISSN: 0038-092X (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 4.674; Quartil: Q1)

Alcaraz, A.; Montalà, M.; Valderrama, C.; Cortina, J.; Akbarzadeh, A.; Farran, A. (2018). Increasing the storage capacity of a solar pond by using solar thermal collectors: heat extraction and heat supply processes using in-pond heat exchangers. - Solar energy, ISSN: 0038-092X (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 4.674; Quartil: Q1)

AUTHOR:MEDINA GONZÁLEZ, SERGIO ARMANDO
Title:A contribution to support Decision Making in Energy/Water Sypply Chain Optimisation
Reading date:22/02/2019
Director:ESPUÑA CAMARASA, ANTONIO
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Medina , S. (2015). A contribution to support Decision Making in Water Supply Chain Optimisation.

Medina , S.; Abdelaleem, A.; Silvente, J.; Espuña, A. (2015). A meta-multiparametric framework: Application to the operation of bio-based energy supply chains. - Computer aided chemical engineering, ISSN: 1570-7946 (JCR Impact Factor-2015: 0.245; Quartil: Q3)

Medina , S.; Pozo, C.; Corsano, G.; Guillén, G.; Espuña, A. (2017). Using pareto filters to support risk management in optimization under uncertainty: Application to the strategic planning of chemical supply chains. - Computers & chemical engineering, ISSN: 0098-1354 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 3.113; Quartil: Q1)

Medina , S.; Graells, M.; Guillén, G.; Espuña, A.; Puigjaner, L. (2017). Systematic approach for the design of sustainable supply chains under quality uncertainty. - Energy conversion and management, ISSN: 0196-8904 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 6.377; Quartil: Q1)

Abdelaleem, A.; Medina , S.; Espuña, A. (2017). Mixed-integer multiparametric approach based on machine learning techniques. - Computer aided chemical engineering, ISSN: 978-0-444-63965-3

Medina , S.; You, F.; Espuña, A. (2017). Optimal design and operation of water supply chain networks using scenario-based dynamic negotiation and multiple negotiation terms. - Computer aided chemical engineering, ISSN: 978-0-444-63965-3

Medina , S.; Espuña, A.; Puigjaner, L. (2017). An efficient uncertainty representation for the design of sustainable energy generation systems. - Chemical engineering research and design, ISSN: 0263-8762 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 2.795; Quartil: Q2)

Medina , S.; Rojas, M.; Ponce, J.; Espuña, A.; Guillén, G. (2018). Use of nonlinear membership functions and the water stress index for the environmentally conscious management of urban water systems: spplication to the city of Morelia. - ACS sustainable chemistry & engineering, ISSN: 2168-0485 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 6.97; Quartil: Q1)

Medina , S.; Abdelaleem, A.; Silvente, J.; Lupera , G.; Espuña, A. (2019). Optimal management of bio-based energy supply chains under parametric uncertainty through a data-driven decision-support framework. - Computers and industrial engineering, ISSN: 0360-8352 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 4.135; Quartil: Q1)

Medina , S.; Graells, M.; You, F.; Espuña, A. (2018). Aplicación del enfoque de negociación dinámica basada en escenarios para el diseño de manejo de redes de suministro de agua.

AUTHOR:SANCHO LACALLE, IRENE
Title:Towards the wastewater treatment plant of the future: integration of carbon redirection and nitrogen recovery technologies
Reading date:12/12/2018
Director:CORTINA PALLAS, JOSE LUIS
Co-director:ARESPACOCHAGA SANTIAGO, NICOLÁS DE
Co-director:LÓPEZ PALAU, SILVIA
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Sancho, I. (2014). Evaluation of conventional urban waste water treatment processes by integration of organic matter up-concentration, enhanced anaerobic digestion and nutrient recovery processes.

Sancho, I.; Licon , E.; Valderrama, C.; de Arespacochaga, N.; López Palau, Silvia; Cortina, J. (2017). Recovery of ammonia from domestic wastewater effluents as liquid fertilizers by integration of natural zeolites and hollow fibre membrane contactors. - Science of the total environment, ISSN: 0048-9697 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 4.61; Quartil: Q1)

Sancho, I.; López Palau, Silvia; de Arespacochaga, N.; Cortina, J. (2019). New concepts on carbon redirection in wastewater treatment plants: a review. - Science of the total environment, ISSN: 0048-9697 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 6.551; Quartil: Q1)

AUTHOR:RIOS I RUBIRAS, ORIOL
Title:Inverse modelling in wildfire spread forecasting: towards a data-driven system
Reading date:30/11/2018
Director:PASTOR FERRER, ELSA
Co-director:PLANAS CUCHI, EULALIA
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Pastor, E.; Tarrago, D.; Rios, O.; Muñoz, M.A.; Planas, E. (2014). Monitorització d'assajos en compartiments - FireSeminar 2014.

Rios, O.; Pastor, E.; Planas, E. (2014). Metodologia de recollida de dades d’incendis d’interior.

Tarrago, D.; Rios, O.; Pastor, E.; Planas, E. (2014). Calibratge Bi-directional probe.

Rios, O. (2015). Estudi de la capacitat computacional del CERTEC amb FDS.

Rios, O.; Pastor, E.; Planas, E. (2014). Short term forecasting of large scale wind-driven wildfires using thermal imaging and inverse modelling techniques.

Rios, O. (2014). Wildfire integral monitoring and forecasting system based on infrared thermography.

Jaume Valls Crusellas (2015). Simulación de incendios con Fire Dynamics Simulator en una sala de cables en centrales nucleares.

Illa Casals, Arnau (2016). Validació d'un catàleg d'escenaris d'incendi en naus industrials mitjançant l'eina de simulació FDS.

Bultó Puig, Martí (2016). ESTUDI EXPERIMENTAL DE LA DINÀMICA DEL FOC CONFINAT EN BASE ALS PRINCIPALS INDICADORS DE RISC D'INCENDI URBÀ..

Jordi Cerveró (2016). SIMULACIO AMB FDS dels RESULTATS D’UN ESTUDI EXPERIMENTAL SOBRE LA DINÀMICA DEL FOC CONFINAT.

Fanlo Alquézar, Jorge (2016). DESENVOLUPAMENT D'UN ESCENARI DE SIMULACIÓ CFD PER A L'ESTUDI DE LA VULNERABILITAT DE LA INTERFÍCIE URBANO‐FORESTAL ALS INCENDIS.

Bueno Arcos, Juan Carlos (2018). Analysis of ventilation effect on fires occurred in industrial warehouses using FDS simulation tool.

Rios, O.; Jahn, W.; Rein, G. (2014). Forecasting wind-driven wildfires using an inverse modelling approach. - Natural hazards and earth system sciences, ISSN: 1561-8633 (JCR Impact Factor-2014: 1.735; Quartil: Q2)

Tarrago, D.; Planas, E.; Rios, O.; Pastor, E. (2014). Study of the predictive capacity of WFDS in laboratory-scale forest fires.

Miralles, A.; Pastor, E.; Planas, E.; Rios, O.; Muñoz, M.A.; Tarrago, D.; Martins, R. (2015). Toward the validation of CFD simulations for dispersion analysis: The USP-UPC experimental campaign.

Rios, O.; Pastor, E.; Planas, E. (2015). Fire safety academic education at university level in Spain: The growing case of Catalonia.

Pastor, E.; Corberó, B.; Rios, O.; Giraldo, M.; Haurie, L.; Lacasta, A.M; Cuerva, E.; Planas, E. (2015). Compartment and façade large scale tests: behaviour comparison of different insulating materials in case of fire.

Blond, J.; Rios, O. (2016). Simulation of premixed flames with FDS. Application to the hot smoke testing system Izar.

AUTHOR:YOU CHEN, XIALEI
Title:Nutrient recovery from waste water treatment plant by sorption processes: technical and economic analysis
Reading date:29/11/2018
Director:VALDERRAMA ANGEL, CESAR ALBERTO
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Solé Jardí, Sergi (2014). ESTUDI DE L'ELIMINACIÓ D'ESTRONCI EN AIGÜES SUBTERRÀNIES MITJANÇANT EXPERIMENTS D'ADSORCIÓ I CO-PRECIPITACIÓ..

Pareja Álvarez, Ana Marta (2014). INFORME SOBRE L'AVALUACIÓ DEL RISC DE L'EXPOSICIÓ AL SOROLL DELS TRABALLADORS D'UNA EMPRESA DEL SECTOR DE FABRICADIÓ DEL VIDRE..

Mas Carrera, Santiago (2015). Evaluación de destilación por membranas como tecnología de valorización de salmueras.

Toribio Jiménez, Eva (2015). Estudio de la capacidad de los hidroxiapatitos como reactivos para la eliminación de metales..

Ventosa Capell, Blanca (2015). Ammonia and phosporous removal from wastewater by ion exchange: the effect of dissolved organic matter.

Royo Bonet, Nuria (2015). ESTUDI DE LA ELIMINACIÓ DE NITRATS EN AIGÜES SUBTERRÀNIES MITJANÇANT LIXIVIATS DE BIOMASSA VEGETAL I SÒLS D'AIGUAMOLL..

Echevarría Díez-canedo, Carlos (2015). APPLICATION OF MEMBRANE DISTILLATION ON BRINES CONCETRATION: DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND EVALUATION AT EXPERIMENTAL SCALE..

Parra Carmona, Alex (2015). VALORITZACIÓ DE SALMORRES CONCENTRADES MITJANÇANT ELECTRODIÀLISI AMB MEMBRANES BIPOLARS.

Cheng Cui, Yuanhao (2015). CARACTERIZACIÓN DE LA ADSORCIÓN DE AMONIO Y FOSFATO MEDIANTE ZEOLITAS SINTÉTICAS MODIFICADAS..

Masip Xiol, Xavier (2015). ESTUDIO DE LA RECUPERACIÓN DE NUTRIENTES DE AGUAS RESIDUALES PARA LA PRODUCCIÓN DE FERTILIZANTES LOW COST..

Moreno Portalo, María Encarnación (2015). VALORACIÓN DE LOS CRITERIOS USADOS PARA LA EVALUACIÓN DE RIESGOS QUÍMICOS DEL ÁREA DE INYECCIÓN DE PLÁSTICOS DE UNA EMPRESA DEL SECTOR DE LA UTOMOCIÓN..

Aliaga Bonilla, Oswaldo Luis (2015). EVALUACIÓN DE LAS MEDIDAS DE CONTROL PARA REDUCIR LA EXPOSICIÓN A FORMALDEHÍDO EN LA SALA DE ANATOMIA PATOLÓGICA Y AUTOPSIAS DE UN HOSPITAL UNIVERSITARIO..

Fernández Gili, Rubén (2015). ELABORACIÓN E IMPLEMENTACIÓN DE UN PLAN DE PREVENCIÓN APLICADO A UN PROCESO DE DESPLAZAMIENTO INTERNACIONAL..

Rovira Povill, Laia (2015). PROCEDIMENTS D'INTERCANVI DOCUMENTAL EN LA COORDINACIÓ D'ACTIVITATS EMPRESARIALS..

Figueroa Moreno, Ana (2015). EVALUACIÓN DE RIESGOS ERGONÓMICOS DE UNA LÍNEA DE MONTAJE EN EL SECTOR DEL AUTOMÓVIL..

Qiu Zhang, Danni (2015). CHARACTERIZATION OF AMMONIUM AND PHOSPHATE ADSORPTION BY SYNTHETIC ZEOLITE..

Monfort Samitier, Octavi (2015). Evaluación de las conduciones de trabajo en un centro de vela..

You, X. (2015). Nutrient removal and recovery from waste water treatment plant by adsorption processes.

Galera Bella, Marc (2015). PHOSPHATE RECOVERY BY SYNTHETIC ZEOLITE AND FLY-ASH: SORPTION CHARACTERIZATION AND PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT IN HYBRID SORPTION-ULTRAFILTRATION PILOT PLANT..

Jordán Martín, Manuel (2016). PLAN DE AUTOPROTECCIÓN DEL EDIFICIO "A58 CENTRO DE NEGOCIOS" DECRETO 30/2015..

Vacas García, Lara (2016). ESTUDIO DE LAS ALTERNATIVAS DE GESTIÓN DE LAS AGUAS RESIDUALES DE UNA EMPRESA DEL SECTOR QUÍMICO..

Sala Castells, Francesc (2016). Estudi de millora de l'aparcament a Barcelona en base als pàrquings privats.

Li, Xiang (2017). Comparación del sistema de seguridad y salud ocupacional de España con el de China y la referencia para China.

Balasch Peries, Núria (2017). PLA DE PREVENCIÓ DE RISCOS LABORALS DEL CENTRE SOCIOSANITARI.

Somocueto Cerezo, Albert (2017). Evaluación higiénica del puesto operador de una planta piloto EDMB en un laboratorio académico.

Dacosta Dios, Antonio (2017). ANÁLISIS DE SOLUCIONES TÉCNICAS DE MEJORA DEL CONFORT TÉRMICO EN LUGARES DE TRABAJO DEL SECTOR TERCIARIO PARA BARCELONA Y BOGOTÁ MEDIANTE SOFTWARE BIM.

Cadena Subia, Jimmy Paul (2017). ELABORACIÓN DE FICHAS INFORMATIVAS DE SEGURIDAD PARA UNA EMPRESA DE NO CONSTRUCCIÓN.

Dong, Yanchen (2017). Research on the Mechanism of Logistics Enterprise Group's Control in the Internet Age.

Perales Martínez, Antoni (2017). Implantación de un sistema de gestión en seguridad y salud basado en la norma OHSAS 18001.

Nuñez Gallego, Maria (2017). Enzymatic synthesis of aliphatic polyesters for biomedical applications.

Campoy Pizarro, Ainara (2017). Minas a cielo abierto: Seguridad en las voladuras.

Monroy Olivos de falcón, Rosa Luz (2017). EVALUACIÓN DE CONDICIONES DE TRABAJO EN UNA CARPINTERÍA INDUSTRIAL.

Martínez Canteras, Javier (2018). CAE - Cumplimiento normativo e Implantación de un Sistema de Gestión CAE.

Toma, Antonia Liviana (2018). Adaptación del puesto de trabajo y competitividad: Realidad u Utopía.

Prieto Melo, Esther Gisette (2018). Implementar un programa de promoción de la salud en una empresa X..

Piquer Gibert, Sandra (2018). Anàlisi de la qualitat dels informes d?avaluació del risc químic: una necessitat per garantir la seguretat i la salut dels treballadors..

Jurado Gomez, Kensey Manuel (2018). ANÁLISIS DE LA GESTIÓN DE LA PREVENCIÓN DE RIESGOS LABORALES EN LOS PAÍSES MIEMBROS DE LA ALIANZA DEL PACÍFICO.

Beltran Guano, Joan Guillermo (2018). Evaluación de la exposición a contaminantes químicos en una empresa de fabricación de pinturas..

Claveria Gurgui, Xavier (2018). RISC D'ESTRES TERMIC EN CONDICIONS EXTREMES DE TREBALL A ALTES TEMPERATURES.

Fernandez Alcaraz, Javier (2019). ESTUDI HIGIÈNIC COMPOSTOS ORGÀNICS VOLÀTILS (COV'S).

Paredes Román, Javier Adrian (2019). Análisis de riesgos emergentes enfocado en nuevos modelos laborales..

Suñé Pou, David (2019). Construcción de una sala de fraccionamiento con exposición a sustancias químicas..

Rifi Setti, Otman (2019). La Prevención de Riesgos Laborales, aplicada a los voluntarios, Sant Joan de Deu, Serveis Socials..

You, X.; Farran, A.; Guaya, D.; Valderrama, C.; Cortina, J.; Soldatov, V. (2016). Phosphate removal from aqueous solutions using a hybrid fibrous exchanger containing hydrated ferric oxide nanoparticles. - Journal of environmental chemical engineering, ISSN: 2213-3437 (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 0.844; Quartil: Q1)

You, X.; Guaya, D.; Farran, A.; Valderrama, C.; Cortina, J. (2016). Phosphate removal from aqueous solution using a hybrid impregnated polymeric sorbent containing hydrated ferric oxide (HFO). - Journal of chemical technology & biotechnology, ISSN: 0268-2575 (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 3.135; Quartil: Q1)

You, X.; Valderrama, C.; Cortina, J. (2017). Simultaneous recovery of ammonium and phosphate from simulated treated wastewater effluents by activated calcium and magnesium zeolites. - Journal of chemical technology and biotechnology, ISSN: 1097-4660 (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 11.0; Quartil: )

You, X.; Valderrama, C.; Soldatov, V.; Cortina, J. (2017). Phosphate recovery from treated municipal wastewater using hybrid anion exchangers containing hydrated ferric oxide nanoparticles. - Journal of chemical technology and biotechnology, ISSN: 1097-4660 (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 11.0; Quartil: )

You, X.; Valderrama, C.; Querol , X.; Cortina, J. (2017). Recovery of ammonium by powder synthetic zeolites from wastewater effluents: optimization of the regeneration step. - Water, air and soil pollution, ISSN: 0049-6979 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 1.769; Quartil: Q3)

You, X.; Valderrama, C.; Cortina, J. (2019). Nutrients recovery from treated secondary mainstream in an urban wastewater treatment plant: a financial assessment case study. - Science of the total environment, ISSN: 0048-9697 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 6.551; Quartil: Q1)

You, X.; Valderrama, C.; Cortina, J. (2015). Recovery of Nitrogen and Phosphorus from aqueous solution using modified synthetic zeolites.

AUTHOR:VERA I CANUDAS, MARC
Title:Evaluating the role of natural organic matter in the operation of a drinking water treatment plant incorporating membrane technologies
Reading date:23/07/2018
Director:CORTINA PALLAS, JOSE LUIS
Co-director:GIBERT AGULLO, ORIOL
Mention:
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Gibert, O.; Vera, M.; Cruz, S.; Boleda, M.; Paraira, M.; Martín-Alonso, J.; Casas, S.; Bernat, X. (2017). Characterisation of organic foulants on full-scale UF membranes during filtration, backwash and chemical cleaning episodes. - Desalination and water treatment, ISSN: 1944-3994 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 1.383; Quartil: Q3)

Vera, M.; Cruz, S.; Boleda, M.; Mesa, J.; Martín-Alonso, J.; Casas, S.; Gibert, O.; Cortina, J. (2017). Fluorescence spectroscopy and parallel factor analysis as a dissolved organic monitoring tool to assess treatment performance in drinking water trains. - Science of the total environment, ISSN: 0048-9697 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 4.61; Quartil: Q1)

Vera, M.; Martín-Alonso, J.; Mesa, J.; Granados, M.; Beltrán, J.; Casas, S.; Gibert, O.; Cortina, J. (2017). Monitoring UF membrane performance treating surface-groundwater blends: limitations of FEEM-PARAFAC on the assessment of the organic matter role. - Chemical engineering journal, ISSN: 1385-8947 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 6.735; Quartil: Q1)

AUTHOR:ARDAKANI, MOHAMMADHAMED
Title:Data driven methods for updating fault detection and diagnosis system in chemical processes
Reading date:23/07/2018
Director:ESPUÑA CAMARASA, ANTONIO
Director:GRAELLS SOBRE, MOISES
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Ardakani, M. (2015). A Framework for on-Line Fault Detection and Diagnosis in Chemical Processes, based on Data-Driven Methods.

Ardakani, M.; Graells, M.; Escudero, G. (2015). Fault diagnosis using the incremental learning algorithm with support vector machine.

Ardakani, M.; Shokry , A.; Escudero, G.; Graells, M.; Espuña, A. (2016). A framework for unsupervised fault detection and diagnosis based on clustering assisted Kriging observer.

Ardakani, M.; Askarian, M.; Shokry , A.; Escudero, G.; Graells, M.; Espuña, A. (2016). Optimal features selection for designing a fault diagnosis system.

Shokry , A.; Ardakani, M.; Escudero, G.; Graells, M.; Espuña, A. (2016). Kriging based fault detection and diagnosis approach for nonlinear noisy dynamic processes.

Ardakani, M.; Escudero, G.; Graells, M.; Espuña, A. (2016). Incremental learning fault detection algorithm based on hyperplane-distance.

Ardakani, M.; Abdelaleem, A.; Saki, G.; Escudero, G.; Graells, M.; Espuña, A. (2016). Imputation of missing data with ordinary kriging for enhancing fault detection and diagnosis.

Ardakani, M.; Askarian, M.; Abdelaleem, A.; Escudero, G.; Graells, M.; Espuña, A. (2016). Optimal feature selection for designing a fault diagnosis system.

Ardakani, M.; Abdelaleem, A.; Escudero, G.; Graells, M.; Espuña, A. (2016). A framework for unsupervised fault detection and diagnosis based on clustering assisted kriging observer.

Ardakani, M.; Abdelaleem, A.; Escudero, G.; Graells, M.; Espuña, A. (2018). Unsupervised automatic updating of classification models of fault diagnosis for novelty detection.

Ardakani, M.; Abdelaleem, A.; Graells, M.; Espuña, A.; Escudero, G. (2018). Online quantification of the concept drift using incremental learned classifier and non-automatic clustering.

AUTHOR:RAMÍREZ CAMACHO, JAIME GIOVANNI
Title:Contribución al análisis de riesgos en el transporte de materiales peligrosos por tubería
Reading date:15/12/2017
Director:CASAL FABREGA, JOAQUIM
Co-director:PASTOR FERRER, ELSA
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Ramírez-Camacho, J. G.; Pastor, E.; Casal, J.; Amaya, R.; Muñoz Giraldo, Felipe (2015). Analysis of domino effect in pipelines. - Journal of hazardous materials, ISSN: 0304-3894 (JCR Impact Factor-2015: 4.836; Quartil: Q1)

Ramírez-Camacho, J. G.; Carbone, F.; Pastor, E.; Bubbico, R.; Casal, J. (2016). Assessing the consequences of pipeline accidents to support land-use planning. - Safety science, ISSN: 0925-7535 (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 2.246; Quartil: Q2)

Bubbico, R.; Carbone, F.; Ramírez-Camacho, J. G.; Pastor, E.; Casal, J. (2016). Conditional probabilities of post-release events for hazardous materials pipelines. - Process safety and environmental protection, ISSN: 0957-5820 (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 2.905; Quartil: Q1)

Amaya, R.; Ramírez-Camacho, J. G.; Pastor, E.; Casal, J.; Muñoz, F. (2018). Crater formation by the rupture of underground natural gas pipelines: a probabilistic-based model. - Journal of natural gas science and engineering, ISSN: 1875-5100 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 3.859; Quartil: Q1)

Ramírez-Camacho, J. G.; Carbone, F.; Pastor, E.; Casal, J.; Amaya, R.; Muñoz, F.; Bubbico, R. (2016). El análisis histórico de accidentes de tuberías y la estimación de la probabilidad de fallo basado en efecto dominó.

AUTHOR:REIG I AMAT, MÒNICA
Title:Integration of electrically driven membrane separation processes for water treatment and resources recovery
Reading date:19/12/2016
Director:CORTINA PALLAS, JOSE LUIS
Co-director:GIBERT AGULLO, ORIOL
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Reig, M. (2014). Integration of membrane and ion-exchange processes for the valorization of concentrates from water desalination treatments..

Valverde Estrella, Edgar (2014). OBTENCIÓN DE ÁCIDOS Y BASES A PARTIR DE DISOLUCIONES SALINAS CONCENTRADAS MEDIANTE ELECTRODIÁLISIS CON MEMBRANAS BIPOLARES..

Martinez Alsina, Montserrat (2015). POSADA EN FUNCIONAMENT D'UNA PLANTA PILOT D'ELECTRODIÀLISI AMB MEMBRANES BIPOLARS (EDBM)..

Trillo Vega, Daniel-salvador (2015). ESTUDIO Y MODELIZACIÓN DEL RECHAZO DE MEZCLAS DE SALES DE FOSFATO MEDIANTE MEMBRANAS DE NANOFILTRACIÓN PARA SU POSTERIOR VALORIZACIÓN..

Monserrat Quirós, Carlos (2015). Evaluación de procesos de electrodiálisis para la valorización de efluentes industriales mediante membranas de intercambio iónico.

Stibi, Michael (2016). SEPARATION AND CONCENTRATION OF LANTHANUM IN SOLUTIONS OF SULFURIC ACID USING NANOFILTRATION: INFLUENCE OF MATRIX COMPOSITION.

Laiseca García, Andrea Catalina (2017). Separación de cobre, zinc y arsénico en aguas ácidas por medio de Electrodiálisis.

Martín Gil, Kevin (2017). Valorización de metales y nacidos de aguas de procesos metalúrgicos por integración de tecnologías de membranas..

Pagès, N.; Reig, M.; Yaroshchuk, A.; Gibert, O.; Cortina, J. (2012). Rejection of minor ionic solutes in nanofiltration : influence of solution composition. - Procedia engineering, ISSN: 1877-7058 (JCR Impact Factor-2012: 0.184; Quartil: )

Reig, M.; Pagès, N.; Licon, E.; Valderrama, C.; Gibert, O.; Yaroshchuk, A.; Cortina, J. (2014). Evolution of electrolyte mixtures rejection behaviour using nanofiltration membranes under spiral wound and flat-sheet configurations. - Desalination and water treatment, ISSN: 1944-3994 (JCR Impact Factor-2014: 1.173; Quartil: Q3)

Reig, M.; Casas, S.; Aladjem, C.; Valderrama, C.; Gibert, O.; Valero, F.; Miguel, C.; Larrotcha, E.; Cortina, J. (2014). Concentration of NaCl from seawater reverse osmosis brines for the chlor-alkali industry by electrodialysis. - Desalination, ISSN: 0011-9164 (JCR Impact Factor-2014: 3.756; Quartil: Q1)

Licon , E.; Reig, M.; Villanova, P.; Valderrama, C.; Gibert, O.; Cortina, J. (2015). Ammonium removal by liquid–liquid membrane contactors in water purification process for hydrogen production. - Desalination and water treatment, ISSN: 1944-3994 (JCR Impact Factor-2015: 1.272; Quartil: Q3)

Tanaka, Y.; Reig, M.; Casas, S.; Aladjem, C.; Cortina, J. (2015). Computer simulation of ion-exchange membrane electrodialysis for salt concentration and reduction of RO discharged brine for salt production and marine environment conservation. - Desalination, ISSN: 0011-9164 (JCR Impact Factor-2015: 4.412; Quartil: Q1)

Reig, M.; Farrokhzad, H.; Van der Bruggen, B.; Gibert, O.; Cortina, J. (2015). Synthesis of a monovalent selective cation exchange membrane to concentrate reverse osmosis brines by electrodialysis. - Desalination, ISSN: 0011-9164 (JCR Impact Factor-2015: 4.412; Quartil: Q1)

Reig, M.; Casas, S.; Gibert, O.; Valderrama, C.; Cortina, J. (2016). Integration of nanofiltration and bipolar electrodialysis for valorization of seawater desalination brines: production of drinking and waste water treatment chemicals. - Desalination, ISSN: 0011-9164 (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 5.527; Quartil: Q1)

Reig, M.; Valderrama, C.; Gibert, O.; Cortina, J. (2016). Selectrodialysis and bipolar membrane electrodialysis combination for industrial process brines treatment: Monovalent-divalent ions separation and acid and base production. - Desalination, ISSN: 0011-9164 (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 5.527; Quartil: Q1)

Reig, M.; Licon , E.; Gibert, O.; Yaroshchuk, A.; Cortina, J. (2016). Rejection of ammonium and nitrate from sodium chloride solutions by nanofiltration: Effect of dominant-salt concentration on the trace-ion rejection. - Chemical engineering journal, ISSN: 1385-8947 (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 6.216; Quartil: Q1)

Reig, M.; Casas, S.; Valderrama, C.; Gibert, O.; Cortina, J. (2016). Integration of monopolar and bipolar electrodialysis for valorization of seawater reverse osmosis desalination brines: Production of strong acid and base. - Desalination, ISSN: 0011-9164 (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 5.527; Quartil: Q1)

Pagès, N.; Reig, M.; Gibert, O.; Cortina, J. (2017). Trace ions rejection tunning in NF by selecting solution composition: Ion permeances estimation. - Chemical engineering journal, ISSN: 1385-8947 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 6.735; Quartil: Q1)

Reig, M.; Vecino, X.; Valderrama, C.; Gibert, O.; Cortina, J. (2017). Application of selectrodialysis for the removal of as from metallurgical process waters: Recovery of Cu and Zn. - Separation and purification technology, ISSN: 1383-5866 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 3.927; Quartil: Q1)

Pagès, N.; Reig, M.; Yaroshchuk, A.; Gibert, O.; Cortina, J. (2012). Rejection of minor ionic solutes in nanofiltration. Influence of solution composition.

Pagès, N.; Reig, M.; Yaroshchuk, A.; Gibert, O.; Cortina, J. (2012). Selective ion rejection by nanofiltration processes in potable water treatments.

Pagès, N.; Reig, M.; Gibert, O.; Yaroshchuk, A.; Cortina, J. (2012). Rejection of minor ionic solutes in nanofiltration. Influence of solution chemistry.

Pagès, N.; Reig, M.; Yaroshchuk, A.; Gibert, O.; Cortina, J. (2013). Ionic selectivity rejections using nanofiltration in potable brackish water processes.

Reig, M.; Mareev, S.; Yaroshchuk, A.; Nikonenko, V. (2013). Voltammetry on nanoporous charged classes membranes.

Reig, M.; Licon , E.; Martínez, M.; Valderrama, C.; Gibert, O.; Cortina, J. (2014). Acid and base production in the desalination process by bipolar membrane electrodialysis: preliminary results.

Reig, M.; Licon , E.; Valderrama, C.; Gibert, O.; Yaroshchuk, A.; Cortina, J. (2014). Evaluation of electrolyte mixtures rejection behavior using nanofiltration membranes using spiral wound and flat sheet configurations.

Licon , E.; Reig, M.; Villanova, P.; Valderrama, C.; Gibert, O.; Cortina, J. (2014). Ammonium removal by liquid - liquid membrane contactors in water purification process for hydrogen production.

Licon , E.; Reig, M.; Marín, M.; Valderrama, C.; Yaroshchuk, A.; Gibert, O.; Cortina, J. (2014). Phosphate recovery from tertiary treatment effluents using nanofiltration membranes.

Reig, M.; Gibert, O.; Cortina, J. (2014). From sea water reverse osmosis desalination brines to chemical products: valorization of NaCl by electrodialysis in the chlor-alkali industry.

Reig, M.; Licon, E.; Martínez, M.; Valderrama, C.; Gibert, O.; Cortina, J. (2015). HCl and NaOH production by bipolar membrane electrodialysis to valorize reverse osmosis brines.

Licon , E.; Reig, M.; Marín, M.; Valderrama, C.; Yaroshchuk, A.; Gibert, O.; Cortina, J. (2015). Study on the permeability of phosphate traces in nanofiltration membranes for its later recovery.

Reig, M.; Valverde, E.; Valderrama, C.; Gibert, O.; Cortina, J. (2015). Seawater reverse osmosis brine valorization by means of electrodialysis with bipolar membranes.

Reig, M.; Casas, S.; Gibert, O.; Valderrama, C.; Cortina, J. (2016). Valorització de salmorra de dessalinització d’aigua de mar mitjançant la integració de nanofiltració i electrodiàlisi amb membranes bipolars per a la producció de reactius (de residu a producte).

Reig, M.; Gibert, O.; Valderrama, C.; Sirés, I.; Brillas Coso, Enrique; Cortina, J. (2016). Integration of selectrodialysis and electrodialysis with bipolar ion-exchange membranes as brine management solution in chemical industries: an example of circular economy.

Vecino, X.; Reig, M.; Valderrama, C.; Gibert, O.; Cortina, J. (2017). Selectrodialysis process for heavy metal separation and recovery from metallurgical process streams.

AUTHOR:GALLEGO IRADI, MARÍA GABRIELA
Title:Estudio de la actividad antioxidante de diversas plantas aromáticas y/o comestibles
Reading date:24/10/2016
Director:ALMAJANO PABLOS, MARIA PILAR
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Sánchez Benítez, Laura (2013). DETERMINACIÓN DE LA CAPACIDAD ANTIOXIDANTE DE LA CAESALPINIA DECAPETALA Y ESTABILIDAD OXIDATIVA EN SISTEMAS ALIMENTARIOS.

Gallego, M. (2014). ESTUDIO DE LA ACTIVIDAD ANTIOXIDANTE E INHIBICIÓN OXIDATIVA DE DISTINTAS PLANTAS AROMÁTICAS Y/0 COMESTIBLES..

Gallego, M.; Gordon, M.; Segovia, F.; Skowyra, M.; Almajano, María Pilar (2013). Antioxidant Properties of Three Aromatic Herbs (Rosemary,Thyme and Lavender) in Oil-in-Water Emulsions. - Journal of the american oil chemists society, ISSN: 0003-021X (JCR Impact Factor-2013: 1.62; Quartil: Q2)

Skowyra, M.; Falguera, V.; Gallego, M.; Peiro, S.; Almajano, María Pilar (2013). Antioxidant properties of aqueous and ethanolic extracts of tara (Caesalpinia spinosa) pods in vitro and in model food emulsions. - Journal of the science of food and agriculture, ISSN: 0022-5142 (JCR Impact Factor-2013: 1.879; Quartil: Q1)

Skowyra, M.; Gallego, M.; Segovia, F.; Almajano, María Pilar (2014). Antioxidant Properties of Artemisia annua Extracts in Model Food Emulsions. - Antioxidants, ISSN: 2076-3921

Segovia, F.; Peiro, S.; Gallego, M.; Almajano, María Pilar; Azman, A. (2014). Avocado seeds: extraction optimization and possible use as antioxidant in food. - Antioxidants, ISSN: 2076-3921

Skowyra, M.; Calvo, M.; Gallego, M.; Azman, A.; Almajano, María Pilar (2014). Characterization of phytochemicals in petals of different colours from viola × wittrockiana gams and their correlation with antioxidant activity. - Journal of agricultural science, ISSN: 1916-9752

Azman, A.; Gallego, M.; Julià, L.; Fajari, L.; Almajano, María Pilar (2015). The effect of convolvulus arvensis dried extract as a potential antioxidant in food models. - Antioxidants, ISSN: 2076-3921 (JCR Impact Factor-2015: 0.0; Quartil: )

Gallego, M.; Gordon, M.; Segovia, F.; Almajano, María Pilar (2015). Caesalpinia decapetala Extracts as Inhibitors of Lipid Oxidation in Beef Patties. - Molecules, ISSN: 1420-3049 (JCR Impact Factor-2015: 2.465; Quartil: Q2)

Gallego, M.; Gordon, M.; Segovia, F.; Almajano, María Pilar (2016). Gelatine-based antioxidant packaging containing Caesalpinia decapetala and Tara as a coating for ground beef patties. - Antioxidants, ISSN: 2076-3921 (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 0.125; Quartil: Q4)

Azman, A.; Gallego, M.; Segovia, F.; Almajano, María Pilar; Abdullah, S.; Md Shaarani, S. (2016). Study of the properties of bearberry leaf extract as a natural antioxidant in model foods. - Antioxidants, ISSN: 2076-3921 (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 0.125; Quartil: Q4)

Gallego, M.; Rodriguez-Cabo, T.; Rodriguez-Pereiro, I.; Almajano, María Pilar (2016). Analytical characterization of polyphenols from tara and caesalpinia decapetala as stabilizers of O/W Emulsions. - Journal of food science, ISSN: 0022-1147 (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 1.815; Quartil: Q2)

Almajano, María Pilar; Azman, A.; Skowyra, M.; Gallego, M.; Muhammad, K. (2017). Evaluation of the antioxidant activity of Betula pendula leaves extract and its effects on model foods. - Pharmaceutical biology, ISSN: 1388-0209 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 1.918; Quartil: Q2)

Almajano, María Pilar; Azman, A.; Segovia, F.; Gallego, M.; Casanovas, J. (2013). Evaluación de la actividad antioxidante de tres plantas del Pirineo: Betula alba, Convolvulus arvensis y Malva sylvestris.

AUTHOR:PAGÈS HERNANDO, NEUS
Title:Nanofiltration and Hybrid Sorption - Ultrafiltration Processes for Improving Water Quality
Reading date:15/09/2016
Director:CORTINA PALLAS, JOSE LUIS
Co-director:GIBERT AGULLO, ORIOL
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Pagès, N.; Gibert, O.; Bernat, X.; Cortina, J. (2016). Removal of dissolved organic carbon and bromide by a hybrid MIEX-ultrafiltration system: Insight into the behaviour of organic fractions. - Chemical engineering journal, ISSN: 1385-8947 (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 6.216; Quartil: Q1)

Pagès, N.; Valderrama, C.; Bernat, X.; Gibert, O.; Cortina, J. (2017). Integration of a hybrid ion exchange – membrane filtration process for reduction of disinfection by-products in drinking surface waters: dissolved organic carbon and bromide removal. - Chemical engineering journal, ISSN: 1385-8947 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 6.735; Quartil: Q1)

Gibert, O.; Pagès, N.; Bernat, X.; Cortina, J. (2015). Removal of dissolved organic carbon and bromide by a hybrid anion exchange-ultrafiltration system.

AUTHOR:HJAILA, KEFAH
Title:Towards multi enterprise-wide coordination for large-scale chemical supply chains
Reading date:06/09/2016
Director:ESPUÑA CAMARASA, ANTONIO
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Zamarripa, M.; Hjaila, K.; Silvente, J.; Espuña, A. (2013). Simplified model for integrated supply chains planning. - Computer aided chemical engineering, ISSN: 1570-7946 (JCR Impact Factor-2013: 0.216; Quartil: Q3)

Zamarripa, M.; Coccola, M.; Hjaila, K.; Silvente, J.; Mendez, C.; Espuña, A. (2013). Knowledge-based approach for the integration of the planning and scheduling decision-making levels. - Chemical engineering transactions, ISSN:

Hjaila, K.; Baccar, R.; Sarrà, M.; Martínez, C.; Blánquez , P. (2013). Environmental impact associated with activated carbon preparation from olive-waste cake via life cycle assessment. - Journal of environmental management, ISSN: 0301-4797 (JCR Impact Factor-2013: 3.188; Quartil: Q1)

Hjaila, K.; Zamarripa, M.; Abdelaleem, A.; Espuña, A. (2014). Application of Pricing Policies for Coordinated Management of Supply Chains. - Computer aided chemical engineering, ISSN: 1570-7946 (JCR Impact Factor-2014: 0.239; Quartil: Q3)

Zamarripa, M.; Hjaila, K.; Silvente, J.; Espuña, A. (2014). Tactical management for coordinated supply chains. - Computers & chemical engineering, ISSN: 0098-1354 (JCR Impact Factor-2014: 2.784; Quartil: Q1)

Hjaila, K.; Puigjaner, L.; Espuña, A. (2015). Scenario-based price negotiations vs. game theory in the optimization of coordinated supply chains. - Computer aided chemical engineering, ISSN: 1570-7946 (JCR Impact Factor-2015: 0.245; Quartil: Q3)

Hjaila, K.; Lainez, J.M.; Zamarripa, M.; Puigjaner, L.; Espuña, A. (2016). Optimal integration of third-parties in a coordinated supply chain management environment. - Computers & chemical engineering, ISSN: 0098-1354 (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 3.024; Quartil: Q1)

Hjaila, K.; Lainez, J.M.; Puigjaner, L.; Espuña, A. (2016). Scenario-based dynamic negotiation for the coordination of multi-enterprise supply chains under uncertainty. - Computers & chemical engineering, ISSN: 0098-1354 (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 3.024; Quartil: Q1)

Zamarripa, M.; Coccola, M.; Hjaila, K.; Silvente, J.; Mendez, C.; Espuña, A. (2013). Knowledge-based approach for the integration of the planning and scheduling decision making levels.

Zamarripa, M.; Hjaila, K.; Silvente, J.; Espuña, A. (2013). Simplified model for integrated Supply Chains Planning.

Hjaila, K.; Zamarripa, M.; Abdelaleem, A.; Espuña, A. (2014). Application of pricing policies for coordinated ganagement of supply chains.

Hjaila, K.; Zamarripa, M.; Abdelaleem, A.; Espuña, A. (2014). Application of pricing policies for coordinated management of supply chains.

Hjaila, K.; Zamarripa, M.; Espuña, A. (2014). Analysis of the role of price negotiations and uncertainty in the optimization of coordinated supply chains.

Abdelaleem, A.; Hjaila, K.; Espuña, A. (2014). Adaptative evolutionary optimization of complex processes using a kriging based genetic algorithm.

Hjaila, K.; Puigjaner, L.; Espuña, A. (2015). Negotiations provider-client for supply chains coordination under competitiveness.

Hjaila, K.; Lainez, J.M.; Puigjaner, L.; Espuña, A. (2015). Game-based modeling for the optimal management of decentralized supply chains under competitiveness.

Hjaila, K.; Puigjaner, L.; Espuña, A. (2015). Tactical management of decentralized global supply chains superstructures under uncertainty.

Hjaila, K.; Puigjaner, L.; Espuña, A. (2015). Decentralized manufacturing supply chains coordination under uncertain competitiveness.

Hjaila, K.; Puigjaner, L.; Espuña, A. (2015). Game-based modelling for the optimal management of decentralized supply chains under competitiveness.

Hjaila, K.; Puigjaner, L.; Espuña, A. (2015). Decentralized supply chains coordination under uncertain competitiveness.

Hjaila, K.; Lainez, J.M.; Puigjaner, L.; Espuña, A. (2015). Application of the game theory to the optimization of decentralized production-distribution supply chains under uncertainty.

Hjaila, K.; Lainez, J.M.; Puigjaner, L.; Espuña, A. (2015). Management coordination for superstructures of decentralized large scale supply chains under uncertainty.

Hjaila, K.; Lainez, J.M.; Puigjaner, L.; Espuña, A. (2015). Stochastic game modeling for the optimization of decentralized chemical supply chains under uncertainty.

AUTHOR:HEMMATIAN, BEHROUZ
Title:Contribution to the study of Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosions and their mechanical effects
Reading date:18/07/2016
Director:CASAL FABREGA, JOAQUIM
Co-director:PLANAS CUCHI, EULALIA
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Hemmatian, B.; Planas, E.; Casal, J. (2014). Analysis of methodologies and uncertainties in the prediction of BLEVE blast. - Chemical engineering transactions, ISSN:

Hemmatian, B.; Abdolhamidzadeh, B.; Darbra, R.M.; Casal, J. (2014). The significance of domino effect in chemical accidents. - Journal of loss prevention in the process industries, ISSN: 0950-4230 (JCR Impact Factor-2014: 1.406; Quartil: Q2)

Hemmatian, B.; Planas, E.; Casal, J. (2015). Fire as a primary event of accident domino sequences: the case of BLEVE. - Reliability engineering and system safety, ISSN: 0951-8320 (JCR Impact Factor-2015: 2.498; Quartil: Q1)

Hemmatian, B.; Planas, E.; Casal, J. (2016). On BLEVE definition, the significance of superheat limit temperature (Tsl) and LNG BLEVE's. - Journal of loss prevention in the process industries, ISSN: 0950-4230 (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 1.818; Quartil: Q2)

Hemmatian, B.; Planas, E.; Casal, J. (2017). Comparative analysis of BLEVE mechanical energy and overpressure modelling. - Process safety and environmental protection, ISSN: 0957-5820 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 3.441; Quartil: Q1)

Hemmatian, B.; Planas, E.; Casal, J. (2015). BLEVEs mechanical energy and overpressure: a comparative analysis.

AUTHOR:HERMASSI, MEHREZ
Title:Valorization of phosphate from industrial and domestic effluents as by-products for fertilizers production
Reading date:27/02/2016
Director:HARROUCH EP BATIS, NARJES
Co-director:CORTINA PALLAS, JOSE LUIS
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Harmassi, M.; Gras, M.; Valderrama, C.; Dosta, J.; Cortina, J.; Batis, N. (2014). Hydroxyapatite precipitation from a highly concentrated phosphate solution.

Harmassi, M.; Valderrama, C.; Licon , E.; Gibert, O.; Moreno Palmerola, Natàlia; Font, O.; Querol, X.; Batis, N.; Cortina, J. (2015). Integration of powdered calcium activated zeolites and ultrafiltration (PAZ-UF) on phosphate removal as tertiary treatment.

AUTHOR:SILVENTE SAIZ, JAVIER
Title:Improving the tactical and operational decision making procedures in Chemical Supply Chains
Reading date:17/02/2016
Director:ESPUÑA CAMARASA, ANTONIO
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Silvente, J.; Kopanos, G.; Espuña, A. (2015). A rolling horizon stochastic programming framework for the energy supply and demand management in microgrids. - Computer aided chemical engineering, ISSN: 1570-7946 (JCR Impact Factor-2015: 0.245; Quartil: Q3)

Silvente, J.; Kopanos, G.; Pistikopoulos, E.N.; Espuña, A. (2015). A rolling horizon optimization framework for the simultaneous energy supply and demand planning in microgrids. - Applied energy, ISSN: 0306-2619 (JCR Impact Factor-2015: 5.746; Quartil: Q1)

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01/10/202030/09/20223D Fire LABoratoryCommission of European Communities
01/07/202031/12/2023Caracterización y estudio de análogos químicos del combustible nuclear irradiado (SNF) en las condiciones esperadas en un almacenamiento definitivo, en condiciones reductoras y parcialmente oxidantesENRESA
15/06/202015/06/2020The porpuse of the cooperation between the parties to help the develpment of coupled-firea atmosphere models. The objective of this project is to build a model comparison exercicse to test the modelsUS FOREST SERVICE
01/06/202031/05/2024Circular Processing of Seawater Brines from Saltworks for Recovery of Valuable Raw MaterialsCommission of European Communities
01/06/202031/05/2024Development of radical innovations to recover minerals and metals from seawater desalination brinesCommission of European Communities
11/03/202012/06/2020Estudio sobre la calidad del aire en las inmediaciones de la instalación industrial de Silvalac en Els Pallaresos y elaboración de un análisis cuantitativo de riesgos para la salud humanaSILVALAC, S.A.
10/02/202010/09/2020Evaluación de nanopartículas (NPs) de hierro (Fe) para potenciar la desnitrificación de aguas subterráneas contaminadas por nitratos.FUN.CEN. ANDALUZ INVESTIG.DEL AGUA
01/02/202030/04/2022Desenvolupament d’eines per al suport en l’implementació i en la gestió de la reutilitació (SUGGEREIX).AGÈNCIA CATALANA DE L'AIGUA
01/01/202001/01/2023Ús eficient de recursos de rentat industrial.AGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
11/11/201920/12/2019Mesures d'absorció/desorció de CO2REFTRANS SA
02/10/201930/10/2022Assessorament expert al projecte europeu GUARDIAN, dedicat a la implementació de tecnologies d'irrigació per a la protecció d'interfícies urbano-forestals.ECORYS Nederland BV
15/09/201915/03/2020Verificació complementària en relació als paràmetres emprats i al correcte procés de simulació, de les simulacions computacionals del sistema de control de temperatura i evacuació de fum en cas d’inceCOLT ESPAÑA, S.A.
01/09/201930/09/2019Optimización de la etapa de extracción de polifenoles presentes en los residuos agroalimentarios.FUNDACIÓN CENTRO GALLEGO DE
01/07/201930/06/2022001-P-001722_Fusió a Catalunya (Fusion Cat)GENCAT - DEPT. D'EMPRESA I OCUPACIO
01/04/201931/03/2023Bimetallic catalyst knowledge-based development for energy applicationsCommission of European Communities
21/03/201920/06/2019Puesta a punto de un sistema de monitorización de gases, trabajo, experimental y análisis de datos de pruebas para la evaluación de la tasa de infiltración de una lona ignifuga para la protección de vJSP WILDFIRE SECURITY SL
01/03/201928/02/2020Realización de los trabajos de asesoramiento y asistencia técnica en el marco del estudio, análisis y evaluación en proyectos I+D+i en la línea de investigación Calidad del Agua.CETAQUA
01/02/201931/01/2021Wildland-Urban Interface VIrtual Essays WorkbenchCommission of European Communities
29/01/201928/07/2019Desenvolupament de tasques per a la millora de teixits d'altes prestacionsAPRESTOS DE LANERIA, S.A.
14/01/201913/01/2022Simulació i desenvolupament de reactors catalítics per la tecnologia de l'hidrogen.AGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/01/201931/12/2022OPEN INNOVATION-RESEARCH TRANSLATION AND APPLIED KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE IN PRACTICE THROUGH UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY-COOPERATIONCommission of European Communities
01/01/201931/12/2021Preparación mecanoquímica de catalizadores para aplicaciones energéticas: activación de metano y producción de hidrógenoAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2021001-P-001646_BASE 3DGENCAT - DEPT. D'EMPRESA I OCUPACIO
09/10/201808/01/2019Realització d'experiments en columna per avaluar l'efecte de l'aplicació de nanopartícules de Fe en l'eliminació biològica i química de nitrats d'una aigua contaminada.FUN.CEN. ANDALUZ INVESTIG.DEL AGUA
20/06/201820/09/2018Realización de un estudio experimental sobre la eficiencia de una lona ignifuga en caso de atrapamiento en un incendio forestal.JSP WILDFIRE SECURITY SL
01/05/201830/09/2018Anàlisi de les dades de dioxines i furans i Anàlisi Quantitatiu de Risc (AQR) per la salut humana realitzats al voltant de la planta de valorització de residus situada a Sant Adrià del Besós.TERSA, TRACTAMENT SELECC.RESIDUS SA
04/04/201804/10/2021Ammonium recovery in wastewater treatment plants for agricultural valorization.AGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/03/201810/05/2018Caracterización y medidas de adsorción/desorción de dióxido de carbono en dos muestras de material adsorbenteREFTRANS SA
01/02/201831/01/2020Anàlisi del risc en cas d'incendi en la interfície urbano-forestal: impacte en infraestructures de GLPInstitut d'Estudis Catalans
31/01/201831/12/2018Sponsorship 3rd Fundamentals and Applications of cerium dioxide in CatalysisQIANDONG RARE EARTH GROUP CO., LTD
26/01/201831/12/2018Sponsorship 3rd Fundamentals and applications of cerium dioxide in CatalysisSPECS SURFACE NANO ANALYSIS GMBH
12/01/201831/12/2018Esponsorització 3rd Fundamentals and Applications of Cerium dioxide in CatalysisINSTITUT ESTUDIS CATALANS
01/01/201831/12/2020Enhancing Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Sustainability in Higher Education in Africa (EEIS-HEA)Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, EACEA (Comissió Europea)
01/01/201831/12/2020Estrategias de reciclado de residuos que contienen tierras raras: membranas.AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201831/12/2020Métodos avanzados de integración para una simbiosis eficiente de redes de procesoAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201831/12/2020Recuperación de recursos mediante integración de procesos por membranasAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201831/12/2021Estudio simultáneo de los procesos de movilidad y reactividad de nanopartículas en medios porosos para la eliminación y recuperación de contaminantes en aguasAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201831/12/2020Estudios de corrosión y disolución de análogos químicos del combustible nuclear gastado en las condiciones esperadas durante su almacenamientoAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201831/12/2020Estudio del efecto dominó en escenarios accidentales mediante herramientas CFDAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
20/12/201720/12/2018Estudio de la reacción de síntesis de amoniaco a partir del nitrógeno e hidrógeno utilizando el catalizador hidroxiapatita permanentemente polarizada y optimización de los parámetros de reacciónB. BRAUN SURGICAL, S.A.
27/10/201731/12/2017Servicios de asistencia técnica para el análisis del comportamiento del humo en caso de incendio mediante simulaciones con FDS en el aparcamiento de Gracia II.SABA APARCAMENTS, S.A.
01/09/201728/02/2021Reducció de l'impacte ambiental d'envasos alimentarisAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/09/201728/02/2021ENHANCED NITROGEN AND PHOSPHORUS RECOVERY FROM WASTEWATER AND INTEGRATION IN THE VALUE CHAINEURCOM-D.G.FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
01/07/201731/12/2020PECT LITORAL BESÒS TERRITORI SOSTENIBLEGENCAT-DEP.GOVERN.I ADMIN.PÚBLIQUES
01/07/201731/12/2020Recuperació i valorització de recursos de digestats urbans en el marc de l'economia circular.ACC10
01/06/201731/05/2021Modern spent fuel dissolution and chemistry in failed container conditionsCommission of European Communities
25/05/201725/05/2017Catalizzatori a base di Pd/CeO2 e metodo per la loro preparazione
01/01/201731/12/2018Recopilación de resultados de proyectos de investigación en puertos y transferencia de conocimiento a usuarios finalesAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
30/12/201629/12/2019Control de la expresión génica para ahorrar proteína e incrementar la utilización de los carbohidratos de la dieta en la producción de dorada (sparus aurata)Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación
02/11/201630/04/2018Estudio de alternativas al proceso habitual de curtición basándose en procesos enzimáticosCentro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial (CDTI)
01/11/201631/12/2019Combustibles sintèticsACC10
08/09/201608/09/2016Estructura electroosmótica en capas
01/09/201628/02/2020Resines acríliques modificades com a nous productes readobats i/o adobats sense formol ni fenolAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
17/06/201611/06/2017Programa Joves i Ciència:/'Obtenció d'hidrògen amb un concentrador solar i un fotocatalitzador/'CAIXA ESTALVIS CATALUNYA
01/06/201631/05/2019Reducció energètica i flexibilitat en edificis en rehabilitacióACC10
05/05/201630/09/2016Evaluación de la purificación de ácidos débiles generados en el procesamiento metalúrgico de minerales de cobre en base a procesos de precipitación química con tiosulfatoATLANTIC COPPER, S.A.
01/01/201630/06/2019Síntesis verde de nanopartículas metálicas a partir de aguas ácidas de mina y extractos de residuos agroalimentariosMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201630/06/2019Microreactores con tecnología de impresión 3D par la generación catalítica y fotocatalítica de hidrogenoMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201631/12/2018CTM2015-68859-C2-2-R - Síntesis verde de nanopartículas metálicas a partir de aguas ácidas de mina y extractos de residuos agroalimentariosMINECO. Secretaria de Estado de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación.
22/12/201522/12/2015Sensor electroquímico y procedimiento de recubrimiento, procedimiento de fabricación y usos correspondientes
04/11/201504/11/2017Estudios sobre la estabilidad del combustible irradiado como forma de residuo de alta actividadENRESA
01/09/201531/12/2018Integrated and sustainable management of cork waste generated in the cork industryEURCOM-D.G.FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
01/09/201531/08/2016Modulación simultánea de propiedades ópticas y electrónicas para generar hidrógeno con fotocatalizadores y luz solarMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/09/201531/12/2018LIFE14 ENV/ES/000460 - Integrated and sustainable management of cork waste generated in the cork industryEuropean Commission
01/05/201530/04/2019Conversion of Low Grade Heat to Power through closed loop Reverse Electro-DialysisCommission of European Communities
25/03/201531/12/2020Impartició de curs en règim semipresencial de Gerència de Riscos i Valoració d'Actius al personal comercial de Seguros Catalana OccidenteSEGUROS CATALANA OCCIDENTE,SOCIEDAD
01/01/201530/06/2018Study of metals and inorganic compounds attenuation processes in groundwater by using of mineral nanoparticlesMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201531/12/2018Valorización de sub-productos de efluentes industriales: integración de tecnologías de membranas en las etapas de separación, concentración y purificaciónMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201531/12/2017Separación/recuperación de tierras raras mediante procesos de sorción en biopolímeros, composites y membranasMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201531/08/2018Validación de la capacidad predictiva de herramientas CFD en el análisis del riesgo de escenariosMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201531/12/2017Behavior of actinides and fission products in cement pore waterMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201531/12/2015Desarrollo de un sistema de seguimiento e información para asegurar la disponibilidad y la gestión sostenible del agua para todosMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201531/12/2017CTM2014-52770-R - Separación/recuperación de tierras raras mediante procesos de sorción en biopolímeros, composites y membranasMINECO. Secretaria de Estado de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación.
01/01/201531/12/2019Premi ICREA Academia 2014INSTITUCIO CAT DE RECERCA I

Teaching staff and research groups

Research projects

START DATEEND DATEACTIVITYFINANCING ENTITY
01/10/202030/09/20223D Fire LABoratoryCommission of European Communities
01/07/202031/12/2023Caracterización y estudio de análogos químicos del combustible nuclear irradiado (SNF) en las condiciones esperadas en un almacenamiento definitivo, en condiciones reductoras y parcialmente oxidantesENRESA
15/06/202015/06/2020The porpuse of the cooperation between the parties to help the develpment of coupled-firea atmosphere models. The objective of this project is to build a model comparison exercicse to test the modelsUS FOREST SERVICE
01/06/202031/05/2024Circular Processing of Seawater Brines from Saltworks for Recovery of Valuable Raw MaterialsCommission of European Communities
01/06/202031/05/2024Development of radical innovations to recover minerals and metals from seawater desalination brinesCommission of European Communities
11/03/202012/06/2020Estudio sobre la calidad del aire en las inmediaciones de la instalación industrial de Silvalac en Els Pallaresos y elaboración de un análisis cuantitativo de riesgos para la salud humanaSILVALAC, S.A.
10/02/202010/09/2020Evaluación de nanopartículas (NPs) de hierro (Fe) para potenciar la desnitrificación de aguas subterráneas contaminadas por nitratos.FUN.CEN. ANDALUZ INVESTIG.DEL AGUA
01/02/202030/04/2022Desenvolupament d’eines per al suport en l’implementació i en la gestió de la reutilitació (SUGGEREIX).AGÈNCIA CATALANA DE L'AIGUA
01/01/202001/01/2023Ús eficient de recursos de rentat industrial.AGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
11/11/201920/12/2019Mesures d'absorció/desorció de CO2REFTRANS SA
02/10/201930/10/2022Assessorament expert al projecte europeu GUARDIAN, dedicat a la implementació de tecnologies d'irrigació per a la protecció d'interfícies urbano-forestals.ECORYS Nederland BV
15/09/201915/03/2020Verificació complementària en relació als paràmetres emprats i al correcte procés de simulació, de les simulacions computacionals del sistema de control de temperatura i evacuació de fum en cas d’inceCOLT ESPAÑA, S.A.
01/09/201930/09/2019Optimización de la etapa de extracción de polifenoles presentes en los residuos agroalimentarios.FUNDACIÓN CENTRO GALLEGO DE
01/07/201930/06/2022001-P-001722_Fusió a Catalunya (Fusion Cat)GENCAT - DEPT. D'EMPRESA I OCUPACIO
01/04/201931/03/2023Bimetallic catalyst knowledge-based development for energy applicationsCommission of European Communities
21/03/201920/06/2019Puesta a punto de un sistema de monitorización de gases, trabajo, experimental y análisis de datos de pruebas para la evaluación de la tasa de infiltración de una lona ignifuga para la protección de vJSP WILDFIRE SECURITY SL
01/03/201928/02/2020Realización de los trabajos de asesoramiento y asistencia técnica en el marco del estudio, análisis y evaluación en proyectos I+D+i en la línea de investigación Calidad del Agua.CETAQUA
01/02/201931/01/2021Wildland-Urban Interface VIrtual Essays WorkbenchCommission of European Communities
29/01/201928/07/2019Desenvolupament de tasques per a la millora de teixits d'altes prestacionsAPRESTOS DE LANERIA, S.A.
14/01/201913/01/2022Simulació i desenvolupament de reactors catalítics per la tecnologia de l'hidrogen.AGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/01/201931/12/2022OPEN INNOVATION-RESEARCH TRANSLATION AND APPLIED KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE IN PRACTICE THROUGH UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY-COOPERATIONCommission of European Communities
01/01/201931/12/2021Preparación mecanoquímica de catalizadores para aplicaciones energéticas: activación de metano y producción de hidrógenoAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2021001-P-001646_BASE 3DGENCAT - DEPT. D'EMPRESA I OCUPACIO
09/10/201808/01/2019Realització d'experiments en columna per avaluar l'efecte de l'aplicació de nanopartícules de Fe en l'eliminació biològica i química de nitrats d'una aigua contaminada.FUN.CEN. ANDALUZ INVESTIG.DEL AGUA
20/06/201820/09/2018Realización de un estudio experimental sobre la eficiencia de una lona ignifuga en caso de atrapamiento en un incendio forestal.JSP WILDFIRE SECURITY SL
01/05/201830/09/2018Anàlisi de les dades de dioxines i furans i Anàlisi Quantitatiu de Risc (AQR) per la salut humana realitzats al voltant de la planta de valorització de residus situada a Sant Adrià del Besós.TERSA, TRACTAMENT SELECC.RESIDUS SA
04/04/201804/10/2021Ammonium recovery in wastewater treatment plants for agricultural valorization.AGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/03/201810/05/2018Caracterización y medidas de adsorción/desorción de dióxido de carbono en dos muestras de material adsorbenteREFTRANS SA
01/02/201831/01/2020Anàlisi del risc en cas d'incendi en la interfície urbano-forestal: impacte en infraestructures de GLPInstitut d'Estudis Catalans
31/01/201831/12/2018Sponsorship 3rd Fundamentals and Applications of cerium dioxide in CatalysisQIANDONG RARE EARTH GROUP CO., LTD
26/01/201831/12/2018Sponsorship 3rd Fundamentals and applications of cerium dioxide in CatalysisSPECS SURFACE NANO ANALYSIS GMBH
12/01/201831/12/2018Esponsorització 3rd Fundamentals and Applications of Cerium dioxide in CatalysisINSTITUT ESTUDIS CATALANS
01/01/201831/12/2020Enhancing Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Sustainability in Higher Education in Africa (EEIS-HEA)Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, EACEA (Comissió Europea)
01/01/201831/12/2020Estrategias de reciclado de residuos que contienen tierras raras: membranas.AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201831/12/2020Métodos avanzados de integración para una simbiosis eficiente de redes de procesoAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201831/12/2020Recuperación de recursos mediante integración de procesos por membranasAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201831/12/2021Estudio simultáneo de los procesos de movilidad y reactividad de nanopartículas en medios porosos para la eliminación y recuperación de contaminantes en aguasAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201831/12/2020Estudios de corrosión y disolución de análogos químicos del combustible nuclear gastado en las condiciones esperadas durante su almacenamientoAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201831/12/2020Estudio del efecto dominó en escenarios accidentales mediante herramientas CFDAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
20/12/201720/12/2018Estudio de la reacción de síntesis de amoniaco a partir del nitrógeno e hidrógeno utilizando el catalizador hidroxiapatita permanentemente polarizada y optimización de los parámetros de reacciónB. BRAUN SURGICAL, S.A.
27/10/201731/12/2017Servicios de asistencia técnica para el análisis del comportamiento del humo en caso de incendio mediante simulaciones con FDS en el aparcamiento de Gracia II.SABA APARCAMENTS, S.A.
01/09/201728/02/2021Reducció de l'impacte ambiental d'envasos alimentarisAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/09/201728/02/2021ENHANCED NITROGEN AND PHOSPHORUS RECOVERY FROM WASTEWATER AND INTEGRATION IN THE VALUE CHAINEURCOM-D.G.FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
01/07/201731/12/2020PECT LITORAL BESÒS TERRITORI SOSTENIBLEGENCAT-DEP.GOVERN.I ADMIN.PÚBLIQUES
01/07/201731/12/2020Recuperació i valorització de recursos de digestats urbans en el marc de l'economia circular.ACC10
01/06/201731/05/2021Modern spent fuel dissolution and chemistry in failed container conditionsCommission of European Communities
25/05/201725/05/2017Catalizzatori a base di Pd/CeO2 e metodo per la loro preparazione
01/01/201731/12/2018Recopilación de resultados de proyectos de investigación en puertos y transferencia de conocimiento a usuarios finalesAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
30/12/201629/12/2019Control de la expresión génica para ahorrar proteína e incrementar la utilización de los carbohidratos de la dieta en la producción de dorada (sparus aurata)Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación
02/11/201630/04/2018Estudio de alternativas al proceso habitual de curtición basándose en procesos enzimáticosCentro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial (CDTI)
01/11/201631/12/2019Combustibles sintèticsACC10
08/09/201608/09/2016Estructura electroosmótica en capas
01/09/201628/02/2020Resines acríliques modificades com a nous productes readobats i/o adobats sense formol ni fenolAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
17/06/201611/06/2017Programa Joves i Ciència:/'Obtenció d'hidrògen amb un concentrador solar i un fotocatalitzador/'CAIXA ESTALVIS CATALUNYA
01/06/201631/05/2019Reducció energètica i flexibilitat en edificis en rehabilitacióACC10
05/05/201630/09/2016Evaluación de la purificación de ácidos débiles generados en el procesamiento metalúrgico de minerales de cobre en base a procesos de precipitación química con tiosulfatoATLANTIC COPPER, S.A.
01/01/201630/06/2019Síntesis verde de nanopartículas metálicas a partir de aguas ácidas de mina y extractos de residuos agroalimentariosMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201630/06/2019Microreactores con tecnología de impresión 3D par la generación catalítica y fotocatalítica de hidrogenoMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201631/12/2018CTM2015-68859-C2-2-R - Síntesis verde de nanopartículas metálicas a partir de aguas ácidas de mina y extractos de residuos agroalimentariosMINECO. Secretaria de Estado de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación.
22/12/201522/12/2015Sensor electroquímico y procedimiento de recubrimiento, procedimiento de fabricación y usos correspondientes
04/11/201504/11/2017Estudios sobre la estabilidad del combustible irradiado como forma de residuo de alta actividadENRESA
01/09/201531/12/2018Integrated and sustainable management of cork waste generated in the cork industryEURCOM-D.G.FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
01/09/201531/08/2016Modulación simultánea de propiedades ópticas y electrónicas para generar hidrógeno con fotocatalizadores y luz solarMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/09/201531/12/2018LIFE14 ENV/ES/000460 - Integrated and sustainable management of cork waste generated in the cork industryEuropean Commission
01/05/201530/04/2019Conversion of Low Grade Heat to Power through closed loop Reverse Electro-DialysisCommission of European Communities
25/03/201531/12/2020Impartició de curs en règim semipresencial de Gerència de Riscos i Valoració d'Actius al personal comercial de Seguros Catalana OccidenteSEGUROS CATALANA OCCIDENTE,SOCIEDAD
01/01/201530/06/2018Study of metals and inorganic compounds attenuation processes in groundwater by using of mineral nanoparticlesMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201531/12/2018Valorización de sub-productos de efluentes industriales: integración de tecnologías de membranas en las etapas de separación, concentración y purificaciónMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201531/12/2017Separación/recuperación de tierras raras mediante procesos de sorción en biopolímeros, composites y membranasMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201531/08/2018Validación de la capacidad predictiva de herramientas CFD en el análisis del riesgo de escenariosMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201531/12/2017Behavior of actinides and fission products in cement pore waterMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201531/12/2015Desarrollo de un sistema de seguimiento e información para asegurar la disponibilidad y la gestión sostenible del agua para todosMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201531/12/2017CTM2014-52770-R - Separación/recuperación de tierras raras mediante procesos de sorción en biopolímeros, composites y membranasMINECO. Secretaria de Estado de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación.
01/01/201531/12/2019Premi ICREA Academia 2014INSTITUCIO CAT DE RECERCA I

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