Francisco J. Maldonado-Hódar

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Carbon aerogels and Cr-, Fe-, Co-, and Ni-containing carbon aerogels were obtained by pyrolysis, at temperatures between 500 and 1800 °C, of the corresponding aerogels prepared by the sol-gel method from polymerization of resorcinol with formaldehyde. All samples were characterized by mercury porosimetry, nitrogen adsorption, X-ray diffraction (XRD),(More)
Fe, Co, Ni, and Cu-doped monolithic organic aerogels were prepared by the sol-gel method through the polymerization of a resorcinol formaldehyde mixture containing the metal acetates as polymerization catalysts. The aerogels were supercritically dried with carbon dioxide, and their surface morphology and pore texture were characterized by means of scanning(More)
Carbon-coated monoliths were prepared from polyfurfuryl alcohol coated cordierite structures obtained by dip-coating. In this way, thin, homogeneous, consistent and good adhered carbon layers were obtained. The different steps followed in the preparation of these catalyst supports were studied by scanning electron microscopy. Pd and Pt catalysts were(More)
Two original series of carbon gels doped with different cobalt loadings and well-developed mesoporosity, aerogels and xerogels, have been prepared, exhaustively characterized, and tested as cathodes for the electro-catalytic reduction of CO 2 to hydrocarbons at atmospheric pressure. Commercial cobalt and graphite sheets have also been tested as cathodes for(More)
A series of seven activated carbons was obtained for use in drinking water treatments by steam-activation of olive-waste cakes. This raw material is an abundant and cheap waste byproduct of oil production, making these activated carbons economically feasible. The activated carbons, prepared by the one step method, were characterized, and the evolution of(More)
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