Riitta Liisa Keiski

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Dissolved arsenic in drinking water is a global concern as it causes serious health problems. The purpose of this research was to study the applicability of an industrial intermediate product, a mixture of titanium hydroxide and titanium dioxide for removing aqueous arsenic. The material is common, inexpensive, and non-toxic, making it an attractive choice(More)
In this study, removal of cadmium and zinc from their respective water samples was conducted by micellar-enhanced ultrafiltration (MEUF), using sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) as the surfactant. Response surface methodology (RSM) was used for modelling and optimising the process, and to gain a better understanding of the process performance. Face Centred(More)
This paper introduces the production process of an alternative transportation biofuel, biobutanol. European legislation concerning biofuels and their sustainability criteria are also briefly described. The need to develop methods to ensure more sustainable and efficient biofuel production processes is recommended. In addition, the assessment method to(More)
We report the synthesis of N-doped TiO(2) nanofibers and high photocatalytic efficiency in generating hydrogen from ethanol-water mixtures under UV-A and UV-B irradiation. Titanate nanofibers synthesized by hydrothermal method are annealed in air and/or ammonia to achieve N-doped anatase fibers. Depending on the synthesis route, either interstitial N atoms(More)
Three-dimensional carbon nanotube scaffolds created using micromachined Si/SiO2 templates are used as nanoparticulate filters and support membranes for gas-phase heterogeneous catalysis. The filtering efficiency of better than 99% is shown for the scaffolds in filtering submicrometer particles from air. In the hydrogenation of propene to propane reaction(More)
The sensitivity of photoacoustic spectroscopy was improved with the invention of optical cantilever detection (PAS-OCD). However, the ability of present PAS-OCD devices to carry out multicomponent detection is poor. To overcome this, a Fourier transform infrared photoacoustic spectrometer with optical cantilever detection (FT-IR-PAS-OCD) prototype was(More)
This work presents the current waste management system at the pulp and paper mill complex of Stora Enso Oyj Veitsiluoto Mills at Kemi, Northern Finland. This paper covers examples of case studies carried out at the mill and describes how the wastes and by-products are utilized as a neutralizing agent for acidic wastewaters (i.e., green liquor dregs from the(More)
This research work is focused on the processing of berries into fruit juices from the point of view of waste minimization and environmental best-practice technologies. Environmental bestpractice technologies aim to satisfy consumer demands, while the production process is optimised in order to have the least impact on the environment. The optimisation(More)
The treatment of volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions is a necessity of today. The catalytic treatment has already proven to be environmentally and economically sound technology for the total oxidation of the VOCs. However, in certain cases, it may also become economical to utilize these emissions in some profitable way. Currently, the most common way(More)
The Theory of Waste Management is a unified body of knowledge about waste and waste management, and it is founded on the expectation that waste management is to prevent waste to cause harm to human health and the environment and promote resource use optimization. Waste Management Theory is to be constructed under the paradigm of Industrial Ecology as(More)