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A Multidisciplinary Approach for an Effective and Rational Energy Transition in Crete Island, Greece (2022)
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Katsaprakakis, D., Michopoulos, A., Skoulou, V., Dakanali, I., Maragkaki, A., Pappa, S., …Contaxakis, C. (2022). A Multidisciplinary Approach for an Effective and Rational Energy Transition in Crete Island, Greece. Energies, 15(9), Article 3010. https://doi.org/10.3390/en15093010

This article proposes a mixture of actions for the development of an effective and rational energy transition plan for all sectors and for all types of onshore final energy use in Crete. Energy transition is initiated with an appropriate capacity bui... Read More about A Multidisciplinary Approach for an Effective and Rational Energy Transition in Crete Island, Greece.

Interaction of temperature, salinity and extracellular polymeric substances controls trace element incorporation into tufa calcite (2021)
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Rogerson, M., Pedley, H. M., Greenway, G. M., & Wadhawan, J. D. (in press). Interaction of temperature, salinity and extracellular polymeric substances controls trace element incorporation into tufa calcite. The Depositional Record, https://doi.org/10.1002/dep2.160

The influence of extracellular polymeric substances on carbonate mineral growth in natural settings remains one of the most poorly understood contributors to the growth of non-marine carbonate sediments. The influences of these materials are complica... Read More about Interaction of temperature, salinity and extracellular polymeric substances controls trace element incorporation into tufa calcite.

Decorating BODIPY with electron-withdrawing NO group: spectroelectrochemical consequences and computational investigation (2021)
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Silva, T. L., Nascimento, T. A. D., Almeida, A. K. . A. . D., Melo, S. M. . G., Silva, J. C. . S. . D., Xavier, J. A., …Goulart, M. O. (2021). Decorating BODIPY with electron-withdrawing NO group: spectroelectrochemical consequences and computational investigation. ChemElectroChem, 8(15), 2921-2934. https://doi.org/10.1002/celc.202100609

4,4-difluoro-5,7-dimethyl-4-bora-3a,4a-diaza-s-indacene (BODIPY) and derivatives are an outstanding class of fluorescent dyes. Herein, we report on the introduction of a nitrosyl moiety into the BODIPY structure and its dramatic effect on the observe... Read More about Decorating BODIPY with electron-withdrawing NO group: spectroelectrochemical consequences and computational investigation.

A porous media model for the numerical simulation of acoustic attenuation by perforated liners in the presence of grazing flows (2021)
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Wang, J., Rubini, P., & Qin, Q. (2021). A porous media model for the numerical simulation of acoustic attenuation by perforated liners in the presence of grazing flows. Applied Sciences, 11(10), Article 4677. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11104677

In this paper, a novel model is proposed for the numerical simulation of noise-attenuating perforated liners. Effusion cooling liners offer the potential of being able to attenuate combustion instabilities in gas turbine engines. However, the acousti... Read More about A porous media model for the numerical simulation of acoustic attenuation by perforated liners in the presence of grazing flows.

Techno-economic analysis and feasibility of industrial-scale biodiesel production from spent coffee grounds (2021)
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Thoppil, Y., & Zein, S. H. (2021). Techno-economic analysis and feasibility of industrial-scale biodiesel production from spent coffee grounds. Journal of cleaner production, 307, Article 127113. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.127113

The depletion of the overall provision of crude oil has contributed to the penury for replacing diesel inside the tape drive industry to mitigate their impact. The purpose of the study is to perform an economic analysis to key out the viability of de... Read More about Techno-economic analysis and feasibility of industrial-scale biodiesel production from spent coffee grounds.

Biosynthesis of silver nanospheres, kinetic profiling and their application in the optical sensing of mercury and chlorite ions in aqueous solutions (2021)
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Vashisht, D., Sangar, S., Kaur, M., Sharma, E., Vashisht, A., Ibhadon, A. O., …Singh, K. (2021). Biosynthesis of silver nanospheres, kinetic profiling and their application in the optical sensing of mercury and chlorite ions in aqueous solutions. Environmental Research, 197, Article 111142. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2021.111142

Pollution of water linked to microbial decontamination and extensive use of sodium chlorite (NaClO2 ) as a disinfectant, especially in the face of the current COVID-19 situation, is a serious water pollution issue that needs to be addressed. In this... Read More about Biosynthesis of silver nanospheres, kinetic profiling and their application in the optical sensing of mercury and chlorite ions in aqueous solutions.

Amine or Azo functionalized hypercrosslinked polymers for highly efficient CO2 capture and selective CO2 capture (2021)
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Qiao, Y., Zhan, Z., Yang, Y., Liu, M., Huang, Q., Tan, B., …Wu, C. (2021). Amine or Azo functionalized hypercrosslinked polymers for highly efficient CO2 capture and selective CO2 capture. Materials Today Communications, 27, Article 102338. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mtcomm.2021.102338

Hypercrosslinked polymers (HCPs) are very promising for large-scale applications due to their easy preparation, high thermal stability, and good capability of CO2 capture. Currently, many amine-functionalized porous materials are prepared through two... Read More about Amine or Azo functionalized hypercrosslinked polymers for highly efficient CO2 capture and selective CO2 capture.

Hydroxyl-group-modified polymeric carbon nitride with the highly selective hydrogenation of nitrobenzene toN-phenylhydroxylamine under visible light (2021)
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Pei, L., Tan, H., Liu, M., Wang, R., Gu, X., Ke, X., …Zheng, Z. (2021). Hydroxyl-group-modified polymeric carbon nitride with the highly selective hydrogenation of nitrobenzene toN-phenylhydroxylamine under visible light. Green chemistry : an international journal and green chemistry resource : GC, 23(10), 3612-3622. https://doi.org/10.1039/d1gc00325a

Regulating the surface properties of catalysts to control the selectivity of a reaction is a fascinating approach. Bulk polymeric carbon nitride exhibits a poorN-phenylhydroxylamine yield in nitrobenzene reduction reaction mainly due to the uncontrol... Read More about Hydroxyl-group-modified polymeric carbon nitride with the highly selective hydrogenation of nitrobenzene toN-phenylhydroxylamine under visible light.

Recent advances in the catalytic deoxygenation of plant oils and prototypical fatty acid models compounds: Catalysis, process, and kinetics (2021)
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Cheah, K. W., Yusup, S., Loy, A. C. M., How, B. S., Skoulou, V., & Taylor, M. J. (2021). Recent advances in the catalytic deoxygenation of plant oils and prototypical fatty acid models compounds: Catalysis, process, and kinetics. Molecular Catalysis, Article 111469. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mcat.2021.111469

With the inevitable human innate aspirations for better urban mobility and sustainable economic development, bio-based transportation fuels are projected to play an essential role in the foreseeable automotive transportation sector. Agricultural-base... Read More about Recent advances in the catalytic deoxygenation of plant oils and prototypical fatty acid models compounds: Catalysis, process, and kinetics.

A circular economy approach for industrial scale biodiesel production from palm oil mill effluent using microwave heating: Design, simulation, techno-economic analysis and location comparison (2021)
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Waudby, H., & Zein, S. H. (2021). A circular economy approach for industrial scale biodiesel production from palm oil mill effluent using microwave heating: Design, simulation, techno-economic analysis and location comparison. Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 148, 1006-1018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psep.2021.02.011

This paper examines a green approach to produce industrial-scale biodiesel from a palm oil mill effluent (POME) using Microwave Heating. Kinetic data were determined for this reaction and implemented into the Aspen HYSYS simulation software to produc... Read More about A circular economy approach for industrial scale biodiesel production from palm oil mill effluent using microwave heating: Design, simulation, techno-economic analysis and location comparison.

Electrochemically Induced Mesomorphism Switching in a Chlorpromazine Hydrochloride Lyotropic Liquid Crystal (2021)
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Crapnell, R. D., Alhasan, H. S., Partington, L. I., Zhou, Y., Ahmed, Z., Altalhi, A. A., …Wadhawan, J. D. (2021). Electrochemically Induced Mesomorphism Switching in a Chlorpromazine Hydrochloride Lyotropic Liquid Crystal. ACS Omega, 6(7), 4630-4640. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.0c05284

The discovery of electrochemical switching of the Lα phase of chlorpromazine hydrochloride in water is reported. The phase is characterized using polarizing microscopy, X-ray scattering, rheological measurements, and microelectrode voltammetry. Fast,... Read More about Electrochemically Induced Mesomorphism Switching in a Chlorpromazine Hydrochloride Lyotropic Liquid Crystal.

Electrochemical Quantification of D-Glucose during the Production of Bioethanol from Thermo-Mechanically Pre-treated Wheat Straw (2021)
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Ward, R. A., Welham, K. J., Zein, S. H., Richards, D. I., Kelly, S. M., Lawrence, N. S., …Lawrence, N. (2021). Electrochemical Quantification of D-Glucose during the Production of Bioethanol from Thermo-Mechanically Pre-treated Wheat Straw. Electrochemistry communications, 124, Article 106942. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.elecom.2021.106942

Mechanical pre-treatment (disc refining) of wheat straw, at both atmospheric and elevated pressure, is shown to be an efficient process to access fermentable monosaccharides, with the potential to integrate within the infrastructure of existing first... Read More about Electrochemical Quantification of D-Glucose during the Production of Bioethanol from Thermo-Mechanically Pre-treated Wheat Straw.

Intra- and Inter-molecular Sulf- hydryl Hydrogen Bonding: Facilitating Proton Transfer Events for Determination of pH in Sea Water (2020)
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Sisodia, N., Miranda, M., McGuinness, K. L., Wadhawan, J. D., & Lawrence, N. S. (in press). Intra- and Inter-molecular Sulf- hydryl Hydrogen Bonding: Facilitating Proton Transfer Events for Determination of pH in Sea Water. Electroanalysis, https://doi.org/10.1002/elan.202060332

© 2020 Wiley-VCH GmbH This work presents the electrochemical response of a 2-(methylthio)phenol glassy carbon based electrode for a promising voltammetric pH sensor in both buffered and low-buffered solutions. Electropolymerization of the redox speci... Read More about Intra- and Inter-molecular Sulf- hydryl Hydrogen Bonding: Facilitating Proton Transfer Events for Determination of pH in Sea Water.

Multiscale characterization of the 3D network structure of metal carbides in a Ni superalloy by synchrotron X-ray microtomography and ptychography (2020)
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Zhang, Z., Khong, J. C., Koe, B., Luo, S., Huang, S., Qin, L., …Mi, J. (2021). Multiscale characterization of the 3D network structure of metal carbides in a Ni superalloy by synchrotron X-ray microtomography and ptychography. Scripta materialia, 193, 71-76. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scriptamat.2020.10.032

Synchrotron X-ray microtomography and ptychography were used to characterize the 3D network structure, morphology and distribution of metal carbides in an as-cast IN713LC Ni superalloy. MC typed carbides were found to distribute mainly on the grain b... Read More about Multiscale characterization of the 3D network structure of metal carbides in a Ni superalloy by synchrotron X-ray microtomography and ptychography.

Esterification of residual palm oil using solid acid catalyst derived from rice husk (2020)
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Semilin, V., Balan, W. S., Janaun, J., Chung, C. H., Zhu, Z., Haywood, S. K., …Zein, S. H. (2021). Esterification of residual palm oil using solid acid catalyst derived from rice husk. Journal of hazardous materials, 404(Part B), Article 124092. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2020.124092

In this study, carbon-silica based acid catalysts derived from rice husks (RH) were successfully synthesised using microwave (MW) technology. The results showed that MW sulphonation produced Sulphur (S) content of 17.2–18.5 times higher than in raw R... Read More about Esterification of residual palm oil using solid acid catalyst derived from rice husk.

Recovery of oil from palm oil mill effluent using polypropylene micro/nanofiber (2020)
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Semilin, V., Janaun, J., Chung, C. H., Touhami, D., Haywood, S. K., Chong, K. P., …Zein, S. H. (2021). Recovery of oil from palm oil mill effluent using polypropylene micro/nanofiber. Journal of hazardous materials, 404, Article 124144. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2020.124144

Residual palm oil that goes into the river untreated can become detrimental to the environment. Residual oil discharge during milling process into palm oil mill effluent (POME) is unavoidable. About 1 wt% of residual oil in POME causes major problems... Read More about Recovery of oil from palm oil mill effluent using polypropylene micro/nanofiber.

Aqueous-Phase Cellulose Hydrolysis over Zeolite HY Nanocrystals Grafted on Anatase Titania Nanofibers (2020)
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Shan, L., Yan, J., Wang, Y., Ke, X., Cai, J., Yu, S., …Zhang, X. (2021). Aqueous-Phase Cellulose Hydrolysis over Zeolite HY Nanocrystals Grafted on Anatase Titania Nanofibers. Catalysis Letters, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10562-020-03402-w

© 2020, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature. Acid-catalyzed aqueous-phase hydrolysis of cellulose was investigated over zeolite HY nanocrystals grafted on anantase titania nanofibres (HY-TiO2). H-exchanged NaY zeolite nanocr... Read More about Aqueous-Phase Cellulose Hydrolysis over Zeolite HY Nanocrystals Grafted on Anatase Titania Nanofibers.

Foams of vegetable oils containing long-chain triglycerides (2020)
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Liu, Y., & Binks, B. P. (2021). Foams of vegetable oils containing long-chain triglycerides. Journal of colloid and interface science, 583, 522-534. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcis.2020.09.043

© 2020 Elsevier Inc. Hypothesis: Can vegetable oils containing long-chain triglycerides be aerated to yield stable oil foams? This is based on the idea that cooling of vegetable oil results in the formation of crystals of certain triglyceride chain l... Read More about Foams of vegetable oils containing long-chain triglycerides.

Nonlinear model predictive control (NMPC) of the solvent-based post-combustion CO2 capture process (2020)
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Akinola, T. E., Oko, E., Wu, X., Ma, K., & Wang, M. (2020). Nonlinear model predictive control (NMPC) of the solvent-based post-combustion CO2 capture process. Energy, 213, Article 118840. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2020.118840

The flexible operation capability of solvent-based post-combustion capture (PCC) process is vital to efficiently meet the load variation requirement in the integrated upstream power plant. This can be achieved through the deployment of an appropriate... Read More about Nonlinear model predictive control (NMPC) of the solvent-based post-combustion CO2 capture process.

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, Article 119060. 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.