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Open access publications/technical articles/peer-reviewed publications generated via polynSPIRE

A Novel Combined Design of Vessel and Resonant Cavity for Microwave Multi-Frequency Heating Chemical Reactor Using Antennas as Applicators


Alberto Frisa-Rubio, María Campo-Valera, Marcel Mallah, Gonzalo Murillo-Ciordia and Ignacio Rodríguez-Rodríguez. IEEE Access ( Volume: 11). 2023, 39448 - 39456, DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2023.3268538. 

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Chemical Recycling of Flexible Polyurethane Foams to Recover High Quality Polyols

Maja Grdadolnik, Blaž Zdovc, Ana Drinčić, Ozgun Onder, Petra Utroša, Susana Ramos, Enrique Ramos, David Pahovnik, Ema Žagar. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2023, 11, 29, 10864–10873. 2023

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Effect of Gamma Radiation on the Processability of New and Recycled PA-6 Polymers


Carlos González Niño, Julio Vidal,Martina Del Cerro, Lucía Royo-Pascual, Gonzalo Murillo-Ciordia and Pere Castell. MDPI. Special Issue Recycling Polymers: The Path to a Sustainable Future. 2023, 15(3), 613 

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Determination of End-Group Functionality of Propylene Oxide-Based Polyether Polyols Recovered from Polyurethane Foams by Chemical Recycling

Blaž Zdovc, Maja Grdadolnik, David Pahovnik, Ema Žagar. Macromolecules 2023, 56, 9, 3374–3382. 2023

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Insight into Chemical Recycling of Flexible Polyurethane Foams by Acidolysis

Maja Grdadolnik, Ana Drinčić, Ana Oreški, Ozgun Can Onder, Petra Utroša, David Pahovnik, and Ema Žagar. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2022, 10, 3, 1323–1332. 2022

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Advances in the circularity of end-of-life fibre-reinforced polymers by microwave intensification

I. Julian, A. García-Jiménez, A. Aguado, C. Arenal, , A. Calero d, , V. Campos c,e, G. Escobar, A.M. Lopez-Buendía, D. Romero, E. Verdejo, N. García-Polanco. Chemical Engineering and Processing - Process Intensification. Volume 178, August 2022, 109015

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Microwave-assisted chemical recycling for polymeric waste valorisation

I. Julián; C. González-Niño; A. Frisa-Rubio; N. García-Polanco

51st European Microwave Conference (EuMC)

Fossil coal substitution by plastic injection in EAF steel production

Filippo Cirilli; Daphne Mirabile; Loris Bianco; Matteo Chini; Daniele Gaspardo

convegno nazionale AIM, Italy, 21-23 September 2022

Use of injected polymers derived from plastic waste as substitution of fossil carbon and natural gas in electrical arc furnace (EAF)

Brhel, Jaroslav; Cirilli, Filippo; Mirabile, Daphne; Gaspardo, Daniele; Viottto, Alberto; Bianco, Loris; Gosparini, Elia. European Steel Technology and Application Days. 2021

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Chemical recycling of plastics assisted by microwave multi-frequency heating


Alberto Frisa-Rubio, Carlos González-Niño, Patricia Royo, Nelson García-Polanco, David Martínez-Hernández, Lucía Royo-Pascual, Sven Fiesser, Ema Žagar and Tatiana García-Armingol. Cleaner Engineering and Technology Volume 5. 2021, 100297

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Chemical Recycling of Aliphatic Polyamides by Microwave-Assisted Hydrolysis for Efficient Monomer Recovery


Urška Češarek, David Pahovnik, and Ema Žagar. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2020, 8, 43, 16274–16282.

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Quantitative Determination of PA6 and/or PA66 Content in Polyamide-Containing Wastes


Ema Žagar*, Urška Češarek, Ana Drinčić, Simona Sitar, Igor M. Shlyapnikov, and David Pahovnik. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2020, 8, 31, 11818–11826.

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Finite element model for microwave heating used in chemical recycling of plastic waste material


A. Frisa-Rubio*, C. González-Niño, N. García-Polanco, T. García-Armingol

COMSOL Conference 2020 Europe

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polynSPIRE: Building a future without plastic waste


Open Access Government magazine. Eng.2020. 440-441

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El proyecto polynSPIRE innova en tecnologías viables para la recuperación de residuos plásticos


Revista AVEP. Spanish.2020. 30-32

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Closing the Loop of Plastic Value Chain Through an Innovative Cascade Recycling Approach

A. Frisa-Rubio

Publication in Conference proceedings/Workshop 2020

Computational fluid modelling of plastics injections in EAF metallurgical operation through innovative nozzles and industrial testing

M. De Santis, F. Cirilli  (Rina Consulting - Centro Sviluppo Materiali SpA) L. Bianco, D. Gaspardo, M. Chini (Ferriere Nord) J. Brhel (HTT)

Publication in Conference proceedings/Workshop

Demonstration of innovative technologies towards a more efficient and sustainable plastic recycling


T. García-Armingol

Publication in Conference proceedings/Workshop

Plastic Utilization in EAF: A Fruitful Example of Circular Economy

Filippo Cirilli Rina-CSM ; Michele De Santis; Loredana Di Sante

South East Asian Iron and Steel Institute (SEASI), 22-23 September 2020

Plastic material recycling in steel industry: a fruitful example of circular economy

Filippo Cirilli; Daphne Mirabile; Antonello Di Donato; Michele De Santis; Loris Bianco; Mirko Bottolo; Jaroslav Brhel

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