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Study of the impacts of supplements on the specific methane production during anaerobic digestion of the West African Gamba and Guinea Grass (2020)
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Egwu, U., Sallis, P., & Oko, E. (2021). Study of the impacts of supplements on the specific methane production during anaerobic digestion of the West African Gamba and Guinea Grass. Fuel, 285, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2020.119060

Nutrient supplementation could improve the biomethane production of different biomass feedstocks during anaerobic digestion. In this study, the impact of nutrient supplementation on the anaerobic digestion of the West African Gamba and Guinea Grass f... Read More about Study of the impacts of supplements on the specific methane production during anaerobic digestion of the West African Gamba and Guinea Grass.

The Role of Heterogeneous Catalysts in the Plasma-catalytic Ammonia Synthesis (2020)
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Patil, B. S., Cherkasov, N., Srinath, N. V., Lang, J., Ibhadon, A. O., Wang, Q., & Volker Hessel, . (in press). The Role of Heterogeneous Catalysts in the Plasma-catalytic Ammonia Synthesis. Catalysis Today, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cattod.2020.06.074

Ammonia, being the second largest produced industrial chemical, is used as a raw material for many chemicals. Besides, there is a growing interest in the applications of ammonia as electrical energy storage chemical, as fuel, and in selective catalyt... Read More about The Role of Heterogeneous Catalysts in the Plasma-catalytic Ammonia Synthesis.

Kinetic modelling of hydrogen transfer deoxygenation of a prototypical fatty acid over a bimetallic Pd60Cu40 catalyst: an investigation of the surface reaction mechanism and rate limiting step (2020)
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Kyriakou, G., Cheah, K. W., Yusup, S., How, B. S., Taylor, M. J., Osatiashtiani, A., …Uemura, Y. (in press). Kinetic modelling of hydrogen transfer deoxygenation of a prototypical fatty acid over a bimetallic Pd60Cu40 catalyst: an investigation of the surface reaction mechanism and rate limiting step. Reaction Chemistry and Engineering, https://doi.org/10.1039/d0re00214c

Herein, for the first time, we demonstrate a novel continuous flow process involving the application of tetralin as a hydrogen donor solvent for the catalytic conversion of oleic acid to diesel-like hydrocarbons, using an efficient and stable carbon... Read More about Kinetic modelling of hydrogen transfer deoxygenation of a prototypical fatty acid over a bimetallic Pd60Cu40 catalyst: an investigation of the surface reaction mechanism and rate limiting step.

Synthesis of Biodegradable Polymers: A Review on the Use of Schiff-Base Metal Complexes as Catalysts for the Ring Opening Polymerization (ROP) of Cyclic Esters (2020)
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Santoro, O., Zhang, X., & Redshaw, C. (2020). Synthesis of Biodegradable Polymers: A Review on the Use of Schiff-Base Metal Complexes as Catalysts for the Ring Opening Polymerization (ROP) of Cyclic Esters. Catalysts, 10(7), https://doi.org/10.3390/catal10070800

This review describes the recent advances (from 2008 onwards) in the use of Schiff-base metal complexes as catalysts for the ring opening polymerization (ROP) of cyclic esters. The synthesis and structure of the metal complexes, as well as all aspect... Read More about Synthesis of Biodegradable Polymers: A Review on the Use of Schiff-Base Metal Complexes as Catalysts for the Ring Opening Polymerization (ROP) of Cyclic Esters.

Single-Step extraction-esterification process to produce Biodiesel from Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) using microwave heating: a circular economy approach to making use of a difficult waste product. (2020)
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Davies, E., Deutz, P., & Zein, S. H. (in press). Single-Step extraction-esterification process to produce Biodiesel from Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) using microwave heating: a circular economy approach to making use of a difficult waste product. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, https://doi.org/10.1007/s13399-020-00856-1

This investigation explores single step biodiesel synthesis using Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) as a feedstock. Normally considered a waste product from the extraction process of palm oil, POME treatment is difficult and can cause significant environ... Read More about Single-Step extraction-esterification process to produce Biodiesel from Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) using microwave heating: a circular economy approach to making use of a difficult waste product..

Analysis of emerging contaminants: A case study of the underground and 1 drinking water samples in Chandigarh, India (2020)
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Vashisht, D., Kumar, A., Mehta, S. K., & Ibhadon, A. (2020). Analysis of emerging contaminants: A case study of the underground and 1 drinking water samples in Chandigarh, India. Environmental advances, 1, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envadv.2020.100002

The present report deals with the analysis of emerging contaminants and the quality of drinking and underground water supply in Chandigarh, India. A water sampling monitoring and analysis was conducted by collecting a total of 54 samples of undergrou... Read More about Analysis of emerging contaminants: A case study of the underground and 1 drinking water samples in Chandigarh, India.

Analysis of emerging contaminants: A case study of the underground and 2 drinking water samples in Chandigarh, India (2020)
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Vashisht, D., Kumar, A., Mehta, S. K., & Ibhadon, A. (in press). Analysis of emerging contaminants: A case study of the underground and 2 drinking water samples in Chandigarh, India. Environmental advances, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envadv.2020.100002

10 The present report deals with the analysis of emerging contaminants and the quality of 11 drinking and underground water supply in Chandigarh, India. A water sampling monitoring 12 and analysis was conducted by collecting a total of 54 samples of... Read More about Analysis of emerging contaminants: A case study of the underground and 2 drinking water samples in Chandigarh, India.

Evaporative Mass Loss Measurement as a Quality Control Tool for Quality Assurance in the Manufacture of Inks Suitable for High Speed (≥60 m/min) Printing (2020)
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Ward, H. J., Armstrong-Telfer, T. A., Kelly, S. M., Lawrence, N. S., & Wadhawan, J. (in press). Evaporative Mass Loss Measurement as a Quality Control Tool for Quality Assurance in the Manufacture of Inks Suitable for High Speed (≥60 m/min) Printing . Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry,

In any manufacturing environment, it is always important to be able to embrace a culture of traceability of any non-conformed product. For the case of ink manufacture, operator confusion, leading to the mixing-up of solvents, or connecting the incorr... Read More about Evaporative Mass Loss Measurement as a Quality Control Tool for Quality Assurance in the Manufacture of Inks Suitable for High Speed (≥60 m/min) Printing .

Optimization of pH as a strategy to improve enzymatic saccharification of wheat straw for enhancing bioethanol production (2020)
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Abdulsattar, M. O., Abdulsattar, J. O., Greenway, G. M., Welham, K. J., Abdulsattar, M., Abdulsattar, J., …Zein, S. H. (2020). Optimization of pH as a strategy to improve enzymatic saccharification of wheat straw for enhancing bioethanol production. Journal of Analytical Science and Technology, 11(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s40543-020-00217-7

In this work, wheat straw (WS) was used as a lignocellulosic substrate to investigate the influence of pH on enzymatic saccharification. The optimum enzymatic hydrolysis occurred at pH range 5.8 – 6.0, instead of 4.8 - 5.0 as has been widely reported... Read More about Optimization of pH as a strategy to improve enzymatic saccharification of wheat straw for enhancing bioethanol production.

Big problem, little answer: overcoming bed agglomeration and reactor slagging during the gasification of barley straw under continuous operation (2020)
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Alabdrabalameer, H. A., Pikkarainen, T., Aladbrabalameer, H., Taylor, M. J., Kauppinen, J., Soini, T., …Skoulou, V. (2020). Big problem, little answer: overcoming bed agglomeration and reactor slagging during the gasification of barley straw under continuous operation. Sustainable Energy & Fuels, 4(7), 3764-3772. https://doi.org/10.1039/d0se00155d

Defluidisation as a result of reactor bed agglomeration is a global challenge associated with the gasification of lignocellulosic biomass waste, specifically its high inorganic content. The use of conventional water leaching has been scrutanised for... Read More about Big problem, little answer: overcoming bed agglomeration and reactor slagging during the gasification of barley straw under continuous operation.

Bi2WO6/C-Dots/TiO2: A Novel Z-Scheme Photocatalyst for the Degradation of Fluoroquinolone Levofloxacin from Aqueous Medium (2020)
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Elumalai, S., Ibhadon, A. O., Sharma, S., Ibhadon, A. O., Francesconi, M. G., Mehta, S. K., …Baskoutas, S. (2020). Bi2WO6/C-Dots/TiO2: A Novel Z-Scheme Photocatalyst for the Degradation of Fluoroquinolone Levofloxacin from Aqueous Medium. Nanomaterials, 10(5), https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10050910

Photocatalytic materials and semiconductors of appropriate structural and morphological architectures as well as energy band gaps are the materials needed for mitigating current environmental problems as these materials have the ability to exploit... Read More about Bi2WO6/C-Dots/TiO2: A Novel Z-Scheme Photocatalyst for the Degradation of Fluoroquinolone Levofloxacin from Aqueous Medium.

Probing synergies between lignin-rich and cellulose compounds for gasification (2020)
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Taylor, M. J., Michopoulos, A. K., Zabaniotou, A. A., & Skoulou, V. (2020). Probing synergies between lignin-rich and cellulose compounds for gasification. Energies, 13(10), https://doi.org/10.3390/en13102590

The fixed bed gasification of lignin rich and deficient mixtures was carried out to probe the synergistic effects between two model compounds, Lignin Pink (LP) rich in Na and Cellulose Microcrystalline (CM). Reaction conditions utilized the most comm... Read More about Probing synergies between lignin-rich and cellulose compounds for gasification.

Regular Solution Theory for Polymer Permeation Transients: A Toolkit for Understanding Experimental Waveshapes (2020)
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Wadhawan, J. D., Craster, B., Lawrence, N. S., Wadhawan, J., Craster, B. ;., Lawrence, N., & Kelly, S. M. (2020). Regular Solution Theory for Polymer Permeation Transients: A Toolkit for Understanding Experimental Waveshapes. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 36(18), 5003-5020. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.0c00589

The accurate measurement of permeation is important at the product design stage for a variety of industries as diverse as conveyance methods for oil and gas produced fluids, such as mixtures of carbon dioxide, methane, hydrogen sulfide, water, and hy... Read More about Regular Solution Theory for Polymer Permeation Transients: A Toolkit for Understanding Experimental Waveshapes.

Augmented Leaching Pretreatments for Forest Wood Waste and Their Effect on Ash Composition and the Lignocellulosic Network (2020)
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Taylor, M. J., Alabdrabalameeer, H. A., Michopoulos, A. K., Volpe, R., & Skoulou, V. (2020). Augmented Leaching Pretreatments for Forest Wood Waste and Their Effect on Ash Composition and the Lignocellulosic Network. ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 8(14), 5674-5682. https://doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c00351

© 2020 American Chemical Society. By augmenting conventional leaching technologies for the removal of ash constituents from lignocellulosic waste residues, a cleaner and energy efficient solution can be provided for critical industrial problems such... Read More about Augmented Leaching Pretreatments for Forest Wood Waste and Their Effect on Ash Composition and the Lignocellulosic Network.

Electrochemical immunoassay for the detection of stress biomarkers (2020)
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Abdulsattar, J. O., Greenway, G. M., & Wadhawan, J. D. (2020). Electrochemical immunoassay for the detection of stress biomarkers. Heliyon, 6(3), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2020.e03558

A rapid electrochemical immunoassay method was developed to detect and measure stress biomarkers (cortisol and cortisone) in two biological samples (Zebrafish whole-body and artificial saliva). This methodology utilizes an immunoassay approach taking... Read More about Electrochemical immunoassay for the detection of stress biomarkers.

Dehydroacetic acid Derived Schiff base as Selective and Sensitive Colorimetric Chemosensor for the Detection of Cu(II) ions in Aqueous Medium (2020)
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Vashisht, D., Sharma, S., Kumar, R., Saini, V., Saini, V., Ibhadon, A., …Kataria, R. (2020). Dehydroacetic acid Derived Schiff base as Selective and Sensitive Colorimetric Chemosensor for the Detection of Cu(II) ions in Aqueous Medium. Microchemical journal, 155, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.microc.2020.104705

The deficiency, as well as overconsumption of essential metal ions, has serious health implications. Hence, the design and synthesis of sensors for detection of such ionic species are of great significance. In this work, a Dehydroacetic acid-based ch... Read More about Dehydroacetic acid Derived Schiff base as Selective and Sensitive Colorimetric Chemosensor for the Detection of Cu(II) ions in Aqueous Medium.

Dehydroacetic acid Derived Schiff base as Selective and Sensitive Colorimetric Chemosensor for the Detection of Cu(II) ions in Aqueous Medium (2020)
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Vashisht, D., Sharma, S., Kumar, R., Saini, V., Saini, V., Ibhadon, A., …Kataria, R. (2020). Dehydroacetic acid Derived Schiff base as Selective and Sensitive Colorimetric Chemosensor for the Detection of Cu(II) ions in Aqueous Medium. Microchemical journal, 155, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.microc.2020.104705

14 The deficiency, as well as overconsumption of essential metal ions, has serious health 15 implications. Hence, the design and synthesis of sensors for accurate detection of such ionic 16 species are of great significance. We report the synthesis a... Read More about Dehydroacetic acid Derived Schiff base as Selective and Sensitive Colorimetric Chemosensor for the Detection of Cu(II) ions in Aqueous Medium.


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