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Research Output 1999 2018

2018

A filter apparatus and a method for removing dissolved organic compounds from a water based liquid

Fletcher, A., Tasca, A. & Ghajeri, F., 9 Aug 2018, Patent No. WO 2018/14883 A1

Research output: Patent

Biological filter beds
Organic compounds
Silicon Dioxide
Containers
Silica

Decoupling microporosity and nitrogen content to optimise CO2 adsorption in modified xerogels

Principe, I. A., Murdoch, B., Flannigan, J. M. & Fletcher, A. J., 2 Nov 2018, In : Materials Today Chemistry. p. 195-205 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Microporosity
Xerogels
Nitrogen
Gels
Formaldehyde

Fiber-reinforced organic polymer aerogel

Yang, L., Fletcher, A., Taylor, S., Sillars, F., Nash, D., Webley, A. & Poe, G., 3 May 2018, Patent No. WO/2018/078512, Priority date 24 Oct 2016

Research output: Patent

Organic polymers
Aerogels
Pore size
Fibers
Polymer matrix
1 Citations
formaldehyde
Formaldehyde
Methanol
Raman scattering
methyl alcohol
6 Citations

Low salinity waterflooding in carbonate reservoirs: review of interfacial mechanisms

Derkani, M. H., Fletcher, A. J., Abdallah, W., Sauerer, B., Anderson, J. & Zhang, Z. J., 18 May 2018, In : Colloids and Interfaces. 2, 2, 43 p., 20.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
File
Well flooding
Carbonates
Oils
Recovery
Rocks
1 Citations

Novel hydrophilic and hydrophobic amorphous silica: characterization and adsorption of aqueous phase organic compounds

Tasca, A. L., Ghajeri, F. & Fletcher, A. J., 28 Feb 2018, In : Adsorption Science & Technology. 36, 1-2, p. 327-342 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
organic compounds
Organic compounds
Silicon Dioxide
Silica
silicon dioxide
2 Citations

Parametric study of factors affecting melamine-resorcinol-formaldehyde xerogels properties

Principe, I. A. & Fletcher, A. J., 1 Mar 2018, In : Materials Today Chemistry. 7, p. 5-14 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Xerogels
Formaldehyde
Gels
Nitrogen
Monomers
Open Access
File
Formaldehyde
Drying
Gels
Xerogels
Vacuum
Open Access
File
Wastewater
Health
Soils
Water
Biodegradability
3 Citations

Terbuthylazine and desethylterbutylazine: recent occurrence, mobility and removal techniques

Tasca, A. L., Puccini, M. & Fletcher, A., 31 Jul 2018, In : Chemosphere. 202, p. 94-104 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

terbuthylazine
Herbicides
Ozonization
Degradation
Biological materials
Open Access
File
Deuterium Oxide
Heavy water
heavy water
formaldehyde
Formaldehyde

Threshold concepts in chemical engineering design

Fletcher, A. & Boon, S., 5 Jul 2018, Threshold Concepts in Problem-based Learning. Savin-Baden, M. & Tombs, G. (eds.). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Chemical engineering
Students
engineering
learning
student
1 Citations

Upskilling student engineers: the role of design in meeting employers' needs

Fletcher, A. J. & Harrington, R. W., 31 Jul 2018, In : Education for Chemical Engineers. 24, p. 32-42 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

engineer
employer
Students
Engineers
student
2017
Open Access
File
employability
communication skills
project group
graduate
student
9 Citations

Scalable continuous production of high quality HKUST-1 via conventional and microwave heating

McKinstry, C., Cussen, E. J., Fletcher, A. J., Patwardhan, S. V. & Sefcik, J., 15 Oct 2017, In : Chemical Engineering Journal. 326, p. 570-577 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Microwave heating
Microwave irradiation
heating
Ethanol
Metals
60 Citations

Solvent-switchable continuous-breathing behaviour in a diamondoid metal-organic framework and its influence on CO2 vs CH4 selectivity

Carrington, E. J., McAnally, C. A., Fletcher, A. J., Thompson, S. P., Warren, M. & Brammer, L., 30 Sep 2017, In : Nature Chemistry. 9, 9, p. 882-889 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Metals
Porous materials
Gas adsorption
Aniline
Drug delivery
8 Citations
Open Access
File
employability
Chemical engineering
graduate
Students
engineering
2016
6 Citations

A family of nitrogen enriched metal organic frameworks with CCS potential

Dooris, E., McAnally, C. A., Cussen, E. J., Kennedy, A. R. & Fletcher, A. J., 21 Jan 2016, In : Crystals. 6, 14, 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Carbon capture
Nitrogen
Metals
organic materials
nitrogen
4 Citations

Development of a novel dual-stage method for metaldehyde removal from water

Tao, B. & Fletcher, A., 15 Jan 2016, In : Chemical Engineering Journal. 284, p. 741-749 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Acetaldehyde
acetaldehyde
Water
resin
Ion exchange resins
1 Citations

Group work experiences of women students in a Scottish chemical engineering programme

Nisbet, J., Haw, M. D., Boon, S., Harrington, R. W. & Fletcher, A. J., 31 Jul 2016, In : Education for Chemical Engineers. 16, p. 39-47 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
group work
Chemical engineering
Students
engineering
inclusion
1 Citations

Miniature nitro and peroxide vapor sensors using nanoporous thin films

Blue, R., Thomson, N., Taylor, S. J., Fletcher, A. J., Skabara, P. J. & Uttamchandani, D., 15 Dec 2016, In : IEEE Sensors Journal. 16, 24, p. 8767-8774 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
peroxides
Peroxides
Vapors
vapors
Thin films
28 Citations

Scalable continuous solvothermal synthesis of metal organic framework (MOF-5) crystals

Patwardhan, S., Fletcher, A., McKinstry, C., Sefcik, J., Cussen, E. & Cathcart, R., 1 Feb 2016, In : Chemical Engineering Journal. 285, p. 718-725 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Metals
crystal
Crystals
metal
gas storage
2015
13 Citations

Coordination polymer flexibility leads to polymorphism and enables a crystalline solid-vapour reaction: a multi-technique mechanistic study

Vitõrica-Yrezábal, I. J., Libri, S., Loader, J. R., Mínguez Espallargas, G., Hippler, M., Fletcher, A. J., Thompson, S. P., Warren, J. E., Musumeci, D., Ward, M. D. & Brammer, L., 28 May 2015, In : Chemistry - A European Journal . 21, 24, p. 8799-8811 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Thymidine Monophosphate
Polymorphism
Polymers
Vapors
Crystalline materials
1 Citations

Effects of secondary metal carbonate addition on the porous character of resorcinol-formaldehyde xerogels

Taylor, S. J., Haw, M. D., Sefcik, J. & Fletcher, A. J., 2 Dec 2015, In : Langmuir. 31, 50, p. 13571-13580 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Xerogels
xerogels
Carbonates
formaldehyde
Formaldehyde
2014
12 Citations
Ion Exchange Resins
Ion exchange resins
Acetaldehyde
Potable water
Silicon Dioxide
21 Citations

Gelation mechanism of resorcinol-formaldehyde gels investigated by dynamic light scattering

Taylor, S. J., Haw, M. D., Sefcik, J. & Fletcher, A. J., 2 Sep 2014, In : Langmuir. 30, 34, p. 10231-10240 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
gelation
Dynamic light scattering
Gelation
formaldehyde
Formaldehyde

Novel approaches to the preparation and exploitation of carbon capture materials

Yip, T., Fletcher, A., Patwardhan, S. & Sweatman, M., Apr 2014.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Carbon capture
2 Citations

Production factors controlling the physical characteristics of biochar derived from phytoremediation willow for agricultural applications

Fletcher, A., Smith, M., Heinemeyer, A., Lord, R., Ennis, C., Hodgson, E. & Farrar, K., 1 Mar 2014, In : BioEnergy Research. 7, 1, p. 371-380 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

biochar
production economics
phytoremediation
Agriculture
feedstocks

The Effect of the Catalyst on the Formation of RF Xerogels

Anderson, L., 1 Jul 2014

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

Xerogels
Formaldehyde
Polymethyl Methacrylate
Sols
Gels
3 Citations

The role of tutors in peer led teaching

Nisbet, J. T., Haw, M. D. & Fletcher, A. J., 1 Jan 2014, In : Education for Chemical Engineers. 9, 1, p. e15–e19 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

tutor
Teaching
Students
Curricula
interaction
2013
22 Citations

Chemical transformations of a crystalline coordination polymer: a multi-stage solid–vapour reaction manifold

Vitorica-Yrezabal, I., Mínguez Espallargas, G., Soleimannejad, J., Florence, A., Fletcher, A. & Brammer, L., 1 Feb 2013, In : Chemical Science. 4, 2, p. 696-708 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Thymidine Monophosphate
Polymers
Vapors
Alcohols
Crystalline materials
31 Citations

Effect of synthesis conditions on formation pathways of metal organic framework (MOF-5) Crystals

McKinstry, C., Cussen, E., Fletcher, A., Patwardhan, S. & Sefcik, J., 22 Oct 2013, In : Crystal Growth and Design. 13, p. 5481-5489 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Metals
Crystals
synthesis
metals
crystals
21 Citations
S 0957
Ion Exchange
Sorbents
Activated carbon
Adsorption
22 Citations

Polysulfone mixed matrix gas separation hollow fibre membranes filled with polymer and carbon xerogels

Magueijo, V., Anderson, L., Fletcher, A. & Shilton, S. J., 5 Apr 2013, In : Chemical Engineering Science . 92, p. 13-20 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Xerogels
Polysulfones
Polymers
Carbon
Membrane
2 Citations
Chemical engineering
Students
engineering
learning
student

Wetting layer absorption using amines for carbon capture

Yip, T., Fletcher, A., Patwardhan, S. & Sweatman, M., May 2013.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Carbon capture
Amines
Wetting
17 Citations

Zipping and unzipping of a paddlewheel metal-organic framework to enable two-step synthetic and structural transformation

Smart, P., Mason, C. A., Loader, J. R., Meijer, A. J. H. M., Florence, A., Shankland, K., Fletcher, A., Thompson, S. P., Brunelli, M., Hill, A. H. & Brammer, L., 11 Mar 2013, In : Chemistry - A European Journal . 19, 11, p. 3552-3557 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Metals
Ligands
Fasteners
Pyridine
Hot Temperature
2012

Green(2): new green adsorbents for carbon capture

Patwardhan, S. & Fletcher, A., 25 Mar 2012.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Carbon capture
Adsorbents
Silicon Dioxide
Materials properties
Silica

Green materials for environmental remediation

Patwardhan, S., Fletcher, A. & Gibson, L., 2012.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Volatile Organic Compounds
Carbon capture
Volatile organic compounds
Adsorbents
Water Pollutants

Mixed matrix polysulfone hollow fibres filled with polymer and carbon xerogels for gas separation

Shilton, S., Magueijo, V., Anderson, L. & Fletcher, A., Sep 2012.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Xerogels
Polymers
Carbon
Gases
Membranes

Understanding carbon capture in new green adsorbents

Fletcher, A. & Patwardhan, S., 2012.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Carbon capture
Adsorbents
Silicon Dioxide
Porous materials
Materials properties
2009
149 Citations

Chemically blockable transformation and ultraselective low-pressure gas adsorption in a non-porous metal organic framework

Xiao, B., Byrne, P. J., Wheatley, P. S., Wragg, D. S., Zhao, X., Fletcher, A. J., Thomas, K. M., Peters, L., Evans, J. S. O., Warren, J. E., Zhou, W. & Morris, R. E., Jul 2009, In : Nature Chemistry. 1, 4, p. 289-294 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gas adsorption
Metals
Nitric oxide
Electron microscopy
Nitric Oxide
2008

Adsorption of organic vapour pollutants on activated carbon

Fletcher, A. J., Kennedy, M. J., Zhao, X. B., Bell, J., Thomas, K. M., Mota, J. P. . (ed.) & Lyubchik, S. (ed.), 2008, Recent Advances in Adsorption Processes for Environmental Protection and Security. Dordrecht, The Netherlands, p. 29-54 25 p. (Nato Science for Peace and Security Series C - Environmental Security).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

activated carbon
adsorption
pollutant
kinetics
anthropogenic source
341 Citations

Surface interactions and quantum kinetic molecular sieving for H-2 and D-2 adsorption on a mixed metal-organic framework material

Chen, B., Zhao, X., Putkham, A., Hong, K., Lobkovsky, E. B., Hurtado, E. J., Fletcher, A. J. & Thomas, K. M., 2008, In : Journal of the American Chemical Society. 130, 20, p. 6411-6423 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Adsorption
Metals
Kinetics
Enthalpy
Activation energy
2007
380 Citations

High-capacity hydrogen and nitric oxide adsorption and storage in a metal-organic framework

Xiao, B., Wheatley, P. S., Zhao, X., Fletcher, A. J., Fox, S., Rossi, A. G., Megson, I. L., Bordiga, S., Regli, L., Thomas, K. M. & Morris, R. E., Feb 2007, In : Journal of the American Chemical Society. 129, 5, p. 1203-1209 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nitric oxide
Adsorption
Nitric Oxide
Metals
Hydrogen
17 Citations

Kinetic isotope quantum effects in the adsorption of H2O and D2O on porous carbons

Fletcher, A. J. & Thomas, K. M., 11 Jan 2007, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 111, 5, p. 2107-2115 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Isotopes
Carbon
isotopes
Adsorption
Adsorbates
69 Citations

Role of surface functional groups in the adsorption kinetics of water vapor on microporous activated carbons

Fletcher, A. J., Uygur, Y. & Thomas, K. M., 23 May 2007, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 111, 23, p. 8349-8359 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Steam
activated carbon
Activated carbon
Water vapor
Functional groups
2006
97 Citations

Adsorption and desorption kinetics for hydrophilic and hydrophobic vapors on activated carbon

Fletcher, A. J., Yuzak, Y. & Thomas, K. M., Apr 2006, In : Carbon. 44, 5, p. 989-1004 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Activated carbon
Desorption
Vapors
Adsorption
Kinetics
16 Citations

Assembly of heterometallic clusters and coordination polymers by combining Mo-S-based clusters with Mn2+

Lin, P., Clegg, W., Harrington, R. W., Henderson, R. A., Fletcher, A. J., Bell, J. & Thomas, K. M., May 2006, In : Inorganic Chemistry. 45, 10, p. 4284-4302 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

coordination polymers
2,2'-Dipyridyl
Polymers
assembly
polymers
128 Citations

Competitive adsorption of a benzene-toluene mixture on activated carbons at low concentration

Lillo-Rodenas, M. A., Fletcher, A. J., Thomas, K. M., Cazorla-Amoros, D. & Linares-Solano, A., Jul 2006, In : Carbon. 44, 8, p. 1455-1463 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Toluene
Benzene
Activated carbon
Adsorption
Porosity