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Research Output 1999 2020

2020
2 Downloads (Pure)

Adsorption selectivity of CO2 over CH4, N2 and H2 in melamine-resorcinol-formaldehyde xerogels

Principe, I. A. & Fletcher, A. J., 23 Jan 2020, In : Adsorption. 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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melamine
Xerogels
Melamine
xerogels
formaldehyde
2019

Creativity, conformity and constraints: a grounded theory study on capstone group design projects

Sharif, A. W. A., Haw, M. D. & Fletcher, A. J., 21 Sep 2019, Proceedings of the 46th SEFI Annual Conference 2018: Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Engineering Education Excellence. Clark, R., Hussmann, P. M., Järvinen, H-M., Murphy, M. & Vigild, M. E. (eds.). Brussels, Belgium, p. 419-427 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

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conformity
grounded theory
creativity
Students
Teaching
22 Downloads (Pure)

Mechanisms of surface charge modification of carbonates in aqueous electrolyte solutions

Derkani, M. H., Fletcher, A. J., Fedorov, M., Abdallah, W., Sauerer, B., Anderson, J. & Zhang, Z. J., 31 Oct 2019, In : Colloids and Interfaces. 3, 4, 19 p., 62.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Stearic acid
Carbonates
Zeta potential
Surface charge
Electrolytes
1 Downloads (Pure)

Modelling the formation of porous organic gels-how structural properties depend on growth conditions

Prostredny, M., Fletcher, A. & Mulheran, P., 27 Jun 2019, In : RSC Advances. 9, 35, p. 20065-20074 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Structural properties
Gels
Catalysts
Gelation
Pore structure
1 Citation (Scopus)

Organics adsorption on novel amorphous silica and silica xerogels: microcolumn rapid breakthrough test coupled with sequential injection analysis

Tasca, A. L., Fletcher, A. J., Ghajeri, F., Alejandro, F. M. & Palomino, G. T., 12 May 2019, In : Journal of Porous Media. 22, 8, p. 1001-1014 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Xerogels
xerogels
Silica
Adsorption
Silicon Dioxide
1 Downloads (Pure)

The effect of atomic point charges on adsorption isotherms of CO2 and water in metal organic frameworks

Sladekova, K., Campbell, C., Grant, C., Fletcher, A. J., Gomes, J. R. B. & Jorge, M., 7 Dec 2019, In : Adsorption. 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Adsorption isotherms
isotherms
Metals
adsorption
Water
26 Downloads (Pure)

The impact of deuterium oxide on the properties of resorcinol-formaldehyde gels

Prostredny, M., Ballantine, J., Sefcik, J. & Fletcher, A. J., 15 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology. 89, 1, p. 21–28 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Deuterium Oxide
Heavy water
heavy water
formaldehyde
Formaldehyde

The manufacture and characterisation of rosid angiosperm-derived biochars applied to water treatment

Idowu, G. A. & Fletcher, A. J., 21 Nov 2019, In : Bioresource Technology. 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Water treatment
angiosperm
water treatment
Carbon
carbon
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
2 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

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

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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
3 Citations (Scopus)
8 Downloads (Pure)

Investigation of IR and Raman spectra of species present in formaldehyde-water-methanol systems

Gaca-Zając, K. Z., Smith, B. R., Nordon, A., Fletcher, A. J., Johnston, K. & Sefcik, J., 1 Jul 2018, In : Vibrational Spectroscopy. 97, p. 44-54 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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formaldehyde
Formaldehyde
Methanol
Raman scattering
methyl alcohol
8 Citations (Scopus)
40 Downloads (Pure)

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

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Well flooding
Carbonates
Oils
Recovery
Mineral Oil
4 Citations (Scopus)
65 Downloads (Pure)

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

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organic compounds
Organic compounds
Silicon Dioxide
Silica
silicon dioxide
6 Citations (Scopus)
20 Downloads (Pure)

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

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Xerogels
Formaldehyde
Gels
Nitrogen
Monomers
16 Downloads (Pure)
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Drying
Gels
Xerogels
Vacuum
Temperature
2 Citations (Scopus)
11 Downloads (Pure)
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Wastewater
Health
Soils
Water
Biodegradability
8 Citations (Scopus)
8 Downloads (Pure)

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

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terbuthylazine
Herbicides
Ozonization
Degradation
Biological materials

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
2 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

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

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engineer
employer
Students
Engineers
student
2017
16 Downloads (Pure)
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employability
communication skills
project group
graduate
student
16 Citations (Scopus)
70 Downloads (Pure)

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

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Microwave heating
Microwave irradiation
heating
Ethanol
Metals
113 Citations (Scopus)
114 Downloads (Pure)

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

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Metals
Porous materials
Gas adsorption
Aniline
Drug delivery
10 Citations (Scopus)
40 Downloads (Pure)
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employability
Chemical engineering
graduate
Students
engineering
2016
7 Citations (Scopus)
88 Downloads (Pure)

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

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Carbon capture
Nitrogen
Metals
organic materials
nitrogen
4 Citations (Scopus)
150 Downloads (Pure)

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

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Acetaldehyde
acetaldehyde
Water
resin
Ion exchange resins
1 Citation (Scopus)
13 Downloads (Pure)

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

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group work
Chemical engineering
Students
engineering
inclusion
1 Citation (Scopus)
85 Downloads (Pure)

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

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peroxides
Peroxides
Vapors
vapors
Thin films
38 Citations (Scopus)
136 Downloads (Pure)

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

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Metals
crystal
Crystals
metal
gas storage
2015
14 Citations (Scopus)
49 Downloads (Pure)

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

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Thymidine Monophosphate
Polymorphism
Polymers
Vapors
Crystalline materials
1 Citation (Scopus)
66 Downloads (Pure)

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

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Xerogels
xerogels
Carbonates
formaldehyde
Formaldehyde
2014
13 Citations (Scopus)
8 Downloads (Pure)
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Ion Exchange Resins
Ion exchange resins
Acetaldehyde
Potable water
Silicon Dioxide
30 Citations (Scopus)
138 Downloads (Pure)

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

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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 (Scopus)

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
feedstocks
Agriculture
4 Citations (Scopus)

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
23 Citations (Scopus)

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
Alcohols
Crystalline materials
Single crystals
36 Citations (Scopus)
173 Downloads (Pure)

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

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Metals
Crystals
synthesis
metals
crystals
26 Citations (Scopus)
S 0957
Ion Exchange
Sorbents
Activated carbon
Adsorption
27 Citations (Scopus)

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 (Scopus)
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
19 Citations (Scopus)

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
155 Citations (Scopus)

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
354 Citations (Scopus)

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