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Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate)/poly(methyleneoxide) blends: thermal, crystallization and mechanical behaviour
Abstract Blends of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) (PHB)/poly(methylene oxide) (POM) were prepared by melt mixing and subsequent compression moulding. Crystallization, thermal behaviour, morphology andExpand
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Experimental evaluation of the sensitivity to fuel utilization and air management on a 100 kW SOFC system
Abstract The tubular SOFC generator CHP-100, built by Siemens Power Generation (SPG) Stationary Fuel Cells (SFC), is running at the Gas Turbine Technologies (GTT) in Torino (Italy), in the frameworkExpand
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Economics evaluation of a 5 kW SOFC power system for residential use
Abstract Solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) has an electrolyte that is solid and works at a temperature range of 600 – 1000 ∘ C ; it can use a wide range of fuels and the relatively high operatingExpand
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Biocompatibility studies on biodegradable polyester-based composites of human osteoblasts: a preliminary screening.
A series of biodegradable composites with natural hydroxyapatite, designed for possible use in orthopedics applications, were preliminarily screened for biocompatibility by employing primary culturesExpand
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Desulfurization processes for fuel cells systems
Abstract Adsorptive desulfurization was studied for removal of sulfur compounds from both natural gas (NG) and diesel fuel. In the former case, diverse commercial adsorbents were tested under ambientExpand
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Biodegradation of poly-ε-caprolactone/poly-β-hydroxybutyrate blend
Poly-e-caprolactone (PCL), poly-β-hydroxybutyrate (PHB) and one of their blends have been incubated in presence of some microbial consortia isolated from plastic-contaminated environments. In theExpand
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Blends of biodegradable polyesters by reactive blending: preparation, characterisation and properties
Blends of poly-ε-caproIactone (PCL) and poly-β-hydroxybutyrate (PHB) were prepared by mixing the two polymers in the presence of dicumylperoxide (DCPO) in solution of chlorobenzene. Similarly blendsExpand
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Interaction between low-profile agents and glass fibres in polyester-based composites
Scanning electron microscope and differential scanning calorimetry studies were used to study the morphology and thermal properties of cured systems constituted of different unsaturated polyesterExpand
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Polycarbonate/acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene blends: 1. Complementary etching techniques for morphology observations
Abstract Blends of bisphenol A polycarbonate (PC) and acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene copolymer (ABS) were prepared in a Brabender-like apparatus and compression moulded in a press. SpecimenExpand
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Poly(butyl acrylate) inclusive polymerization in the presence of bacterial polyesters, 1. Synthesis and preliminary mechanical and morphological characterization
Linear polyesters of 3-hydroxybutyric acid (PHB) and its copolymers with 3-hydroxyvaleric acid (PHBV) are produced by the fermentation of glucose by the bacterium Alcaligenes Eutrophus1,2. TheirExpand
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