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Publications: Dr Roberto Volpe

Volpe M, Picone A, Luz FC, Mosonik MCA, Volpe R, Messineo A ( 2022 ) . Potential pitfalls on the scalability of laboratory-based research for hydrothermal carbonization . Fuel: the science and technology of fuel and energy vol. 315 ,
Barr MR, Forster L, D'Agostino C, Volpe R ( 2022 ) . Alkaline pretreatment of walnut shells increases pore surface hydrophilicity of derived biochars . Applied Surface Science vol. 571 ,
Lozano DCP, Jones HE, Reina TR, Volpe R, Barrow MP ( 2021 ) . Unlocking the potential of biofuels via reaction pathways in van Krevelen diagrams . Green Chemistry
Chelang'At Mosonik M, Volpe R, Ezenwajiaku C, Talibi M, Balachandran R ( 2021 ) . In situ observation of the evolution of polyaromatic tar precursors in packed-bed biomass pyrolysis . Reaction Chemistry and Engineering vol. 6 , ( 9 ) 1538 - 1547 .
Chen C, Volpe R, Jiang X ( 2021 ) . A molecular investigation on lignin thermochemical conversion and carbonaceous organics deposition induced catalyst deactivation . Applied Energy vol. 302 ,
Volpe M, Luz FC, Saha N, Reza MT, Mosonik MC, Volpe R, Messineo A ( 2021 ) . Enhancement of energy and combustion properties of hydrochar via citric acid catalysed secondary char production . Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery
Barr MR, Volpe R, Kandiyoti R ( 2021 ) . Identifying Synergistic Effects between Biomass Components during Pyrolysis and Pointers Concerning Experiment Design . ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering
Maniscalco MP, Volpe R, Messineo A ( 2021 ) . Morphological and structural evolution of activated carbons from almond shells . AIP Conference Proceedings . vol. 2343 ,
BARR M, Volpe R, Kandiyoti R ( 2021 ) . Liquid Biofuels from Food Crops in Transportation – A Balance Sheet of Outcomes . Chemical Engineering Science
Barr MR, Jervis R, Zhang Y, Bodey AJ, Rau C, Shearing PR, Brett DJL, Titirici M et al. ( 2021 ) . Towards a mechanistic understanding of particle shrinkage during biomass pyrolysis via synchrotron X-ray microtomography and in-situ radiography . Scientific Reports vol. 11 , ( 1 )
Saha N, Volpe M, Fiori L, Volpe R, Messineo A, Reza MT ( 2020 ) . Cationic Dye Adsorption on Hydrochars of Winery and Citrus Juice Industries Residues: Performance, Mechanism, and Thermodynamics . Energies vol. 13 , ( 18 ) 4686 - 4686 .
Barr MR, Volpe M, Messineo A, Volpe R ( 2020 ) . On the suitability of thermogravimetric balances for the study of biomass pyrolysis . Fuel vol. 276 , Article 118069 , 118069 - 118069 .
Volpe M, Messineo A, Mäkelä M, Barr MR, Volpe R, Corrado C, Fiori L ( 2020 ) . Reactivity of cellulose during hydrothermal carbonization of lignocellulosic biomass . Fuel Processing Technology vol. 206 ,
Maniscalco MP, Corrado C, Volpe R, Messineo A ( 2020 ) . Evaluation of the optimal activation parameters for almond shell bio-char production for capacitive deionization . Bioresource Technology Reports vol. 11 ,
Taylor MJ, Alabdrabalameer HA, Michopoulos AK, Volpe R, Skoulou V ( 2020 ) . Augmented Leaching Pretreatments for Forest Wood Waste and Their Effect on Ash Composition and the Lignocellulosic Network . ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Article acssuschemeng.0c0035 ,
Messineo A, Maniscalco MP, Volpe R ( 2020 ) . Biomethane recovery from olive mill residues through anaerobic digestion: A review of the state of the art technology . Science of the Total Environment vol. 703 ,
Maniscalco M, Volpe R, Messineo A ( 2019 ) . Assessing flow rate parameters on capacitive deionization of NaCl solution using biomass-derived activated carbon electrodes . ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY . vol. 258 ,
Barr M, Zhang Y, Jervis R, Volpe R ( 2019 ) . Study of char morphology during biomass pyrolysis and gasification via micro-computed tomography . ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY . Conference: ACS Fall 2019 National Meeting & Expo
Volpe R, Bermudez Menendez JM, Ramirez Reina T, Volpe M, Messineo A, Millan M, Titirici MM ( 2019 ) . Free radicals formation on thermally decomposed biomass . Fuel vol. 255 ,
Barr M, Volpe R, Kandiyoti R ( 2019 ) . Influence of reactor design on product distributions from biomass pyrolysis . ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Article acssuschemeng.9b0136 ,
Volpe M, Fiori L, Panno D, Volpe R, Messineo A ( 2018 ) . Assessment of bio-combustibles production via slow pyrolysis of wine industry residues . AIP Conference Proceedings . vol. 2040 ,
Volpe R, Maniscalco MP, Ticali D, Volpe M, Messineo A ( 2018 ) . Catalytic effect of alkali metals in volatilisation of solid biofuels during gasification . AIP Conference Proceedings . vol. 2040 ,
Maniscalco MP, Volpe M, Volpe R, Messineo A ( 2018 ) . Promoting energy recovery from recalcitrant agro-industrial wastes through anaerobic digestion: A review on olive mill residues . AIP Conference Proceedings . vol. 2040 ,
Volpe R, Menendes JB, Reina TR, Titirici M, Messineo A, Millan M ( 2018 ) . Chemical pathways in thermal decomposition of citrus waste via slow pyrolysis . ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY . vol. 256 ,
Palacio D, Reina TR, Volpe R, Barrow M ( 2018 ) . Detailed molecular compositions of citrus waste bio-oil: Application of ultra-high-resolution mass spectrometry . ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY . vol. 256 ,
Volpe R, Kandiyoti R ( 2018 ) . Thermal breakdown in coal and biomass: Relationship between reactor design and product distributions . ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY . vol. 256 ,
Volpe R, Zabaniotou AA, Skoulou V ( 2018 ) . Synergistic Effects between Lignin and Cellulose during Pyrolysis of Agricultural Waste . Energy and Fuels vol. 32 , ( 8 ) 8420 - 8430 .
Di Trapani D, Volpe M, Di Bella G, Messineo A, Volpe R, Viviani G ( 2018 ) . Assessing Methane Emission and Economic Viability of Energy Exploitation in a Typical Sicilian Municipal Solid Waste Landfill . Waste and Biomass Valorization1 - 12 .
VOLPE R, Mäkelä M, Volpe M, Fiori L, Dahl O ( 2018 ) . Spatially resolved spectral determination of polysaccharides in hydrothermally carbonized biomass . Green Chemistry
VOLPE R, Messineo S, Volpe M, Messineo A ( 2017 ) . Catalytic Effect of Char for Tar Cracking in Pyrolysis of Citrus Wastes, Design of a Novel Experimental Set Up and First Results . Chemical Engineering Transactions vol. 50 , 181 - 186 .
Nicolosi G, Messineo A, VOLPE R ( 2017 ) . An Innovative Adaptive Control System to Regulate Microclimatic Conditions in a Greenhouse . Energies vol. 10 , ( 5 ) 722 - 722 .
Volpe R, Menendez JMB, Reina TR, Messineo A, Millan M ( 2017 ) . Evolution of chars during slow pyrolysis of citrus waste . Fuel Processing Technology vol. 158 , Article C , 255 - 263 .
VOLPE R, Volpe M, Fiori L, Messineo A ( 2016 ) . Upgrading of Olive Tree Trimmings Residue as Biofuel by Hydrothermal Carbonization and Torrefaction: a Comparative Study . Chemical Engineering Transactions vol. 50 , 13 - 13 .
De Marchis M, Milici B, Volpe R, Messineo A ( 2016 ) . Energy Saving in Water Distribution Network through Pump as Turbine Generators: Economic and Environmental Analysis . Energies vol. 9 , ( 11 ) 877 - 877 .
Messineo A, Bonasera D, Volpe R, Messineo S, Marvuglia A ( 2016 ) . Technical and Economical Assessment of Biomass Potential for Power Production: A Study in the South of Italy . Journal of Environmental Accounting and Management vol. 4 , ( 3 ) 287 - 299 .
Volpe R, Messineo A, Millan M ( 2016 ) . Carbon reactivity in biomass thermal breakdown . Fuel vol. 183 , Article C , 139 - 144 .
Volpe R, Messineo S, Volpe M, Messineo A ( 2015 ) . Carbon Footprint of Tree Nuts Based Consumer Products . Sustainability vol. 7 , ( 11 ) 14917 - 14934 .
Volpe M, Panno D, Volpe R, Messineo A ( 2015 ) . Upgrade of citrus waste as a biofuel via slow pyrolysis . Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis vol. 115 , 66 - 76 .
Volpe R, Messineo A, Millan M, Volpe M, Kandiyoti R ( 2015 ) . Assessment of olive wastes as energy source: pyrolysis, torrefaction and the key role of H loss in thermal breakdown . Energy vol. 82 , 119 - 127 .
Volpe M, D’Anna C, Messineo S, Volpe R, Messineo A ( 2014 ) . Sustainable Production of Bio-Combustibles from Pyrolysis of Agro-Industrial Wastes . Sustainability vol. 6 , ( 11 ) 7866 - 7882 .
La Rocca A, La Rocca V, Messineo A, Morale M, Panno D, Volpe R ( 2013 ) . Numerical Solution of Foodstuff Freezing Problems Using Radial Basis Functions . Advanced Science Letters vol. 19 , ( 3 ) 1044 - 1047 .
Messineo A, Freni G, Volpe R ( 2012 ) . Collection of Thermal Energy Available from a Biogas Plant for Leachate Treatment in an Urban Landfill: A Sicilian Case Study . Energies vol. 5 , ( 10 ) 3753 - 3767 .
Messineo A, Volpe R, Asdrubali F ( 2012 ) . Evaluation of Net Energy Obtainable from Combustion of Stabilised Olive Mill By-Products . Energies vol. 5 , ( 5 ) 1384 - 1397 .
Messineo A, Volpe R, Marvuglia A ( 2012 ) . Ligno-cellulosic biomass exploitation for power generation: A case study in sicily . Energy vol. 45 , ( 1 ) 613 - 625 .
Messineo A, Panno D, Volpe R ( 2012 ) . Technical and Economical Feasibility of Biomass Use for Power Generation in Sicily . International Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Information Systems vol. 3 , ( 1 ) 40 - 50 .