Recent Submissions

  • Evaluation of a new sustainable continuous system for processing bovine leather 

    Bacardit i Dalmases, Anna; Baquero Armans, Grau; Sorolla, Sílvia; Ollé i Otero, Lluís (Elsevier, 2015-08)
    The aim of the present work is to evaluate a new sustainable continuous system for processing bovine leather. By means of a prototype described in the international patent WO, 2010/070571 (A2) of the technological centre ...
  • Decarbonizing household heating: reviewing demographics, geography and low-carbon practices and preferences in five European countries 

    Sovacool, Benjamin K.; Cabeza, Luisa F.; Pisello, Anna Laura; Fronzetti Colladon, Andrea; Madani Larijani, Hatef; Dawoud, Belal; Martiskainen, Mari (Elsevier, 2021)
    What commonalities are there in sustainable or unsustainable heating practices in five high-income, high-emitting western European countries? What preferences do a nationally representative sample of the public in these ...
  • Formaldehyde scavengers for cleaner production: A case study focused on the leather industry 

    Marsal Monge, Agustí; Cuadros Domènech, Sara; Ollé i Otero, Lluís; Bacardit i Dalmases, Anna; Manich i Bou, Albert Mª; Font Vallès, Joaquim (Elsevier, 2018-06)
    Due to its carcinogenic character, the presence of formaldehyde in leather continues to be a subject of great concern. By using formaldehyde scavengers, it is possible to reduce the formaldehyde content in leather. In this ...
  • Application of highly carboxylate resins in aqueous emulsion for leather coating avoiding the use of isopropyl alcohol 

    Ollé i Otero, Lluís; Baquero Armans, Grau; Solé, Mercè; Cuadros Domènech, Rosa; Bacardit i Dalmases, Anna (Elsevier, 2016-08)
    Today, the first stages of the finishing processes of buffed cattle hides or full loose grain–known as impregnation–are largely carried out with acrylic resins and penetrating agents (typically, a mixture of surfactants ...
  • Use of water-based carbonyl-functional polymers on a cross-linker-free highperformance leather finish 

    Ollé i Otero, Lluís; Urteaga, Eva; Font Vallès, Joaquim; Labastida, Luis; Bacardit i Dalmases, Anna (Asociación de Químicos del Instituto Químico de Sarriá, 2011)
    The present paper aims to study a new high-performance coating formulation while avoiding the use of cross-linkers. By using acrylic polymers with carbonyl functional groups, the negative environmental effects of the ...
  • Aplicación de taninos sostenibles con baja huella de carbono 

    Díaz, Jorge; Casas, Concepció; Sorolla, Sílvia; Mir, Teresa; Ollé i Otero, Lluís; Bacardit i Dalmases, Anna (Asociación Química Española de la Industria del Cuero, 2014)
    Hoy estamos viviendo un "boom ecológico", lo que significa el desarrollo de procesos con un menor impacto ambiental, haciéndolos lo más ecológico posible. Esa es la razón de llevar a cabo este trabajo, tratar de utilizar ...
  • Determinación de pesos moleculares de los ácidos húmicos por crioscopía en fase estacionaria 

    Bacardit i Dalmases, Anna; Jorge Sánchez, Joan; Bou Serra, Jorge; Ollé i Otero, Lluís (Asociación Química Española de la Industria del Cuero, 2013)
    En este trabajo se estudian los pesos moleculares de los ácidos húmicos para determinar su capacidad para penetrar dentro de la piel y su posterior unión química entre fibras. La determinación del peso molecular se ha ...
  • Determinación de fungicidas en piel y en baños de tenería 

    Reyes, Maria Reyes; Font Vallès, Joaquim; Bacardit i Dalmases, Anna; Cuadros Huertas, Sara; Marsal Monge, Agustí (Asociación Química Española de la Industria del Cuero, 2016)
    En este artículo se presentan dos métodos de análisis para determinar fungicidas utilizados en la industria del cuero. Un método determina fungicidas en piel y el otro en baños de proceso de tenería. Las moléculas son ...
  • Desarrollo de productos a partir de Caesalpinia spinosa 

    Bacardit i Dalmases, Anna; Díaz, Jorge; Casas, Concepció; Ollé i Otero, Lluís (Asociación Química Española de la Industria del Cuero, 2016)
    En estudios anteriores se han desarrollado modificaciones químicas y físicas para obtener una tara modificada con un mayor porcentaje de taninos y con una mejor capacidad de penetración y fijación en cuero mediante una ...
  • Comparación de cuatro sistemas de precurtición wet-white 

    Bacardit i Dalmases, Anna; Combalia Cendra, Felip; Ollé i Otero, Lluís; Makárova, Anna (Asociación Química Española de la Industria del Cuero, 2006)
    La curtición al cromo es un proceso con un fuerte impacto ambiental, por una parte debido a que contamina de forma importante las aguas residuales y por otra a la dificultad de eliminar los residuos sólidos que contienen ...
  • Olipo-wet olive pomace, a new renewable source for leather retanning 

    Gaidau, Carmen; Stanca, Maria; Simion, Demetra; Niculescu, Olga; Alexe, Cosmin-Andrei; Casas, Concepció; Bacardit i Dalmases, Anna; Tonea, Stoica; Paun, Gabriela (ICAMSCERTEX, 2020-10)
    The aim of OLIPO project is to find suitable extraction methods for an important waste of olive oil production, wet olive pomace, in view of reclaiming it as tanning and retanning material, alternative to petroleum origin ...
  • Synthesis of polyurethanes with low volatile organic Compounds content for upholstery and automotive Articles 

    Bacardit i Dalmases, Anna; Sorolla, Sílvia; Casas, Concepció; Conde Mateos, Mireia; Ollé i Otero, Lluís (ICAMSCERTEX, 2020-10)
    The manufacture of upholstery and automotive articles is linked to the release of Volatile Organic Compounds (hereinafter VOCs) during their manufacture, which have short and long-term effects on the health of users and ...
  • Sustainable products in the leather industry 

    Ballús, Olga; Bacardit i Dalmases, Anna (ICAMSCERTEX, 2020-10)
    Protecting the environment is one of the three objectives of sustainability. One way to achieve this is to preserve natural resources by using renewable or residual raw materials. These products have a shorter lifespan and ...
  • Renewable Heating and Cooling Solutions for Buildings and Industry 

    Frazzica, Andrea; Decorme, Régis; Calderoni, Marco; Cuneo, Alessandra; Taťáková, Zuzana; Scoccia, Rossano; Jakob, Uli; Carbonell, Daniel; Karellas, Sotirios; Spijker, Eise; Cioni, Guglielmo; Varga, Szabolcs; Mahkamov, Khamid; Gracia Cuesta, Alvaro de; Zsembinszki, Gabriel; Cabeza, Luisa F.; Ciccolanti, Luca; Vuillerme, Valery; Fabiani, Claudia (MDPI, 2020)
    This workshop brought together a selection of H2020 EU-funded projects involving experts from the biomass, geothermal, solar thermal, and heat pump sectors to discuss a common strategy for increasing the use of renewable ...
  • Embodied energy and embodied carbon of structural building materials: Worldwide progress and barriers through literature map analysis 

    Cabeza, Luisa F.; Boquera, Laura; Chàfer, Marta; Vérez, David (Elsevier, 2021)
    Climate change mitigation is a recurrent consciousness topic among society and policymakers. Actions are being adopted to face this crucial environmental challenge, with a rising concern with a big impact on the building ...
  • New phase change material storage concept including metal wool as heat transfer enhancement method for solar heat use in industry 

    Prieto, Cristina; Rubio, Carlos; Cabeza, Luisa F. (Elsevier, 2021)
    Thermal energy storage is recognized as a key technology in the energy transition the world is facing today. But the main technical barrier this technology has to achieve wider deployment the low thermal conductivity of ...
  • Effect of Harvesting Age and Size Reduction in the Performance of Anaerobic Digestion of Pennisetum Grass 

    Pizarro Loaiza, Carlos Alexander; Torres Lozada, Patricia; Illa i Alibés, Josep; Palatsi Civit, Jordi; Bonmatí Blasi, August (MDPI, 2020)
    In the rural zones of Latin American and Caribbean developing countries, the poorest households rely on traditional fuels such as firewood to meet their daily cooking needs. Many of those countries are located near the ...
  • Novel geopolymer for use as a sensible storage option in high temperature thermal energy storage systems 

    Jacob, Rhys; Trout, Neil; Solé, Aran; Clarke, Stephen; Fernández Renna, Ana Inés; Cabeza, Luisa F.; Saman, Wasim; Bruno, Frank (2020)
    In the current study a novel geopolymer created from waste materials (namely fly ash and black slag) has been characterised as a potential high temperature thermal energy storage material option. Several geopolymer samples ...
  • Multi-Objective Optimization of Nutritional, Environmental and Economic Aspects of Diets Applied to the Spanish Context 

    Abejón, Ricardo; Batlle Bayer, Laura; Laso, Jara; Bala, Alba; Vázquez Rowe, Ian; Larrea Gallegos, Gustavo; Margallo, María; Ruiz Salmón, Israel; Cristobal, Jorge; Puig, Rita; Fullana i Palmer, Pere; Aldaco, Rubén (MDPI, 2020-11-20)
    Current food consumption patterns must be revised in order to improve their sustainability. The nutritional, environmental, and economic consequences of these dietary patterns must be taken into consideration when diet ...
  • Life Cycle Assessment and Leather Production 

    Navarro, Diego; Wu, Jianhui; Lin, Wei; Fullana i Palmer, Pere; Puig, Rita (Springer One, 2020-11-09)
    Leather industry is facing new trends on production and consumption patterns due to society concerns. Circular economy is proposing a transition from the current economic model to a more sustainable one, in which waste is ...

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