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Microwave-assisted and conventional hydrothermal carbonization of lignocellulosic waste material: comparison of the chemical and structural properties of the hydrochars (2015)
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Elaigwu, S. E., & Greenway, G. M. (2016). Microwave-assisted and conventional hydrothermal carbonization of lignocellulosic waste material: comparison of the chemical and structural properties of the hydrochars. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 118, 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaap.2015.12.013

This study compares the chemical and structural properties of the hydrochars prepared from microwave-assisted and conventional hydrothermal carbonizations of Prosopis africana shell, a waste plant material. The preparation involved heating the raw ma... Read More

Nanotoxicity of polyelectrolyte-functionalized titania nanoparticles towards microalgae and yeast: Role of the particle concentration, size and surface charge (2015)
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Al-Awady, M. J., Greenway, G. M., & Paunov, V. N. (2015). Nanotoxicity of polyelectrolyte-functionalized titania nanoparticles towards microalgae and yeast: Role of the particle concentration, size and surface charge. RSC advances, 5(46), 37044-37059. https://doi.org/10.1039/c5ra05577f

We studied the nanotoxicity of titania nanoparticles (TiO₂NPs) of various hydrodynamic diameters and crystallite sizes towards C. reinhardtii microalgae and S. cerevisiae (yeast) upon illumination with UV and visible light. The cell viability was ass... Read More

Zinc Uptake from Circumneutral Mine Drainage in Freshwater Biofilms: New Insights from In Vitro Experiments (2015)
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Jones, A., Rogerson, M., Greenway, G., & Mayes, W. M. (2015). Zinc Uptake from Circumneutral Mine Drainage in Freshwater Biofilms: New Insights from In Vitro Experiments. Mine Water and the Environment, 34(3), 295-307. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10230-015-0325-9

© 2015, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. We present results from in vitro flask and flume experiments using freshwater biofilms sourced and cultivated from a mine-impacted stream in North Yorkshire, UK. Flask experiments showed rapid uptake of Zn f... Read More