Beatriz Ledesma

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Activated hydrochars obtained from the hydrothermal carbonization of orange peels (Citrus sinensis) followed by various thermochemical processing were assessed as adsorbents for emerging contaminants in water. Thermal activation under flows of CO2 or air as well as chemical activation with phosphoric acid were applied to the hydrochars. Their(More)
A series of activated carbons were prepared by physical steam gasification under identical experimental conditions to compare the pore development from almond tree pruning chars and walnut shell activated carbons. The results obtained showed that steam gasification yields microporous carbons in both cases, and the rise in temperature causes an increase of(More)
By means of this study We have optimized the performance of the cryptographic algorithm Rijndael in a low cost hardware/software system, in a FPGA Spartan3e board of Xilinx with a MicroBlaze soft-processor. After the study of its execution in six systems with different configurations, the hardware bits rotation of MicroBlaze's optimizes the process of(More)
In this work, the adsorption behavior of a tricyclic antidepressant, amitriptyline hydrochloride, onto several activated carbons (ACs) is reported. The adsorption was done using in vitro simulated gastric and intestinal fluid at 37°C to test the performance of the carbons as treatment in overdose cases. The tested materials were one commercial AC (carbomix)(More)
In this work, the adsorption kinetics of p-nitrophenol (PNP) onto several commercial activated carbons (ACs) with different textural and geometrical characteristics was studied. For this aim, a homogeneous diffusion solid model (HDSM) was used, which does take the adsorbent shape into account. The HDSM was solved by means of the finite element method (FEM)(More)
In this work, prawn shell was studied as raw material for the production of mesoporous adsorbents via hydrocarbonization, studying the effect of temperature and time on the process reactivity and final characteristics of the hydrochars. By suitable characterization technique analyses (N2 adsorption at 77 K, SEM observation, ultimate analysis, surface(More)
In this work, the influence of the variables temperature, residence time, and biomass/water ratio on the hydrothermal carbonization (HTC) of tomato peel was investigated. The implementation of a Design of Experiments - Response Surface Methodology approach allowed to identify the importance of each variable, as well as their interactions, in both the(More)
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