Francisco José 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)
In this work, oxidation with a Fenton-like process of a dye solution was carried out in a packed-bed reactor. Activated carbon Norit RX 3 Extra was impregnated with ferrous sulfate and used as catalyst (7 wt.% of iron). The effect of the main operating conditions in the Chicago Sky Blue (CSB) degradation was analyzed. It was found that the increase in(More)
Two series of Pt/C-catalysts were prepared using pure carbon aerogels as supports. The influence of porosity, surface chemistry and Pt dispersion on the activity of Pt/C combustion catalysts was analyzed. The synthesis of the supports was fitted to have a monomodal pore size distribution in the meso and macropore range respectively. Both supports were(More)
Five organic aerogels were prepared simultaneously by polycondensation of resorcinol and formaldehyde using different alkali carbonates (M(2)CO(3), M = Li, Na, K, Rb and Cs) as basification agents. The gelation time depended on the carbonate used, increasing from Li(2)CO(3) to Cs(2)CO(3). The porosity of the samples is defined during this process, when the(More)
Tungsten catalysts supported on activated carbon were prepared using tungsten hexacarbonyl, ammonium tungstate, and tungsten pentaethoxide. The catalysts were pretreated in He, dry air, or wet air at 623 K for 6 h before being characterized by N 2 adsorption at 77 K, temperature-programmed desorption, X-ray diffraction, high-resolution transmission electron(More)
We have used activated carbon (AC) prepared from almond shells as a support for tungsten oxide to develop a series of WOx/AC catalysts for the catalytic combustion of toluene. We conducted the reaction between 300 and 350 degrees C, using a flow of 500 ppm of toluene in air and space velocity (GHSV) in the range 4000-7000 h(-1). Results show that AC used as(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)
Thirteen monolithic carbon aerogels with different pore textures were used as toluene adsorbents. Adsorption was carried out under both static and dynamic conditions. Under static conditions at 25 degrees C and at saturation, an adsorption capacity as high as 1.36 cm(3) g(-1) or 1180 mg g(-1) was obtained. Toluene adsorption was a reversible process in all(More)