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Characterization of energy-rich hydrochars from microwave-assisted hydrothermal carbonization of coconut shell (2018)
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Elaigwu, S. E., & Greenway, G. M. (2019). Characterization of energy-rich hydrochars from microwave-assisted hydrothermal carbonization of coconut shell. Waste and biomass valorization, 10(7), 1979–1987. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12649-018-0209-x

In this study, microwave-assisted hydrothermal carbonization of waste coconut shell (feedstock) is reported. It is a thermo-conversion technique in which the feedstock was transformed into energy-rich carbonaceous material under mild conditions. The... Read More about Characterization of energy-rich hydrochars from microwave-assisted hydrothermal carbonization of coconut shell.

Microwave-assisted hydrothermal carbonization of rapeseed husk: A strategy for improving its solid fuel properties (2016)
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Elaigwu, S. E., & Greenway, G. M. (2016). Microwave-assisted hydrothermal carbonization of rapeseed husk: A strategy for improving its solid fuel properties. Fuel Processing Technology, 149, 305-312. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuproc.2016.04.030

Hydrothermal carbonization of a waste biomass material is a green and promising technique for improving its solid fuel properties, which does not require pretreatment procedure such as drying of the biomass. In this study, hydrothermal carbonization... Read More about Microwave-assisted hydrothermal carbonization of rapeseed husk: A strategy for improving its solid fuel properties.

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 about Microwave-assisted and conventional hydrothermal carbonization of lignocellulosic waste material: comparison of the chemical and structural properties of the hydrochars.

Microwave-assisted hydrothermal synthesis of carbon monolith via a soft-template method using resorcinol and formaldehyde as carbon precursor and pluronic F127 as template (2014)
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Elaigwu, S. E., Kyriakou, G., Prior, T. J., & Greenway, G. M. (2014). Microwave-assisted hydrothermal synthesis of carbon monolith via a soft-template method using resorcinol and formaldehyde as carbon precursor and pluronic F127 as template. Materials letters, 123, 198-201 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matlet.2014.03.003

A new microwave-assisted hydrothermal synthesis of carbon monolith is reported in this work. The process uses microwave heating at 100 °C under acidic condition by employing a triblock copolymer F127 as the template, and resorcinol–formaldehyde as th... Read More about Microwave-assisted hydrothermal synthesis of carbon monolith via a soft-template method using resorcinol and formaldehyde as carbon precursor and pluronic F127 as template.

Biomass derived mesoporous carbon monoliths via an evaporation-induced self-assembly (2013)
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Elaigwu, S. E., & Greenway, G. M. (2014). Biomass derived mesoporous carbon monoliths via an evaporation-induced self-assembly. Materials letters, 115, 117-120. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matlet.2013.10.019

Evaporation-induced self-assembly has been applied in the synthesis of crack-free mesoporous carbon monolith with good mechanical stability using a waste plant material as carbon precursor and triblock copolymer F127 as template. The carbon monolith... Read More about Biomass derived mesoporous carbon monoliths via an evaporation-induced self-assembly.


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