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Continuous synthesis of Zn 2 Al–CO 3 layered double hydroxides: a comparison of bench, pilot and industrial scale syntheses (2018)
Journal Article
Clark, I., Gomes, R., Crawshaw, C., Neve, L., Lodge, R., Fay, M., …Lester, E. (in press). Continuous synthesis of Zn 2 Al–CO 3 layered double hydroxides: a comparison of bench, pilot and industrial scale syntheses. Reaction Chemistry and Engineering, doi:10.1039/c8re00241j

Zn 2 Al–CO 3 was produced continuously at bench (g h −1), pilot (100s g h −1) and industrial scale (10s kg h −1). Crystal domain length and BET surface area were similar at all three scales although there was a small increase at pilot scale. Platelet... Read More

Anthropogenic environmental drivers of antimicrobial resistance in wildlife (2018)
Journal Article
Swift, B. M., Bennett, M., Waller, K., Dodd, C., Murray, A., Gomes, R. L., …Arnold, K. E. (2019). Anthropogenic environmental drivers of antimicrobial resistance in wildlife. Science of the Total Environment, 649, 12-20. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.08.180

The isolation of antimicrobial resistant bacteria (ARB) from wildlife living adjacent to humans has led to the suggestion that such antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is anthropogenically driven by exposure to antimicrobials and ARB. However, ARB have al... Read More

Rational design of thermostable carbonic anhydrase mutants using molecular dynamics simulations (2018)
Journal Article
Parra-Cruz, R., Jäger, C. M., Lau, P. L., Gomes, R. L., & Pordea, A. (2018). Rational design of thermostable carbonic anhydrase mutants using molecular dynamics simulations. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, doi:10.1021/acs.jpcb.8b05926. ISSN 1520-6106

The stability of enzymes is critical for their application in industrial processes, which generally require different conditions from the natural enzyme environment. Both rational and random protein engineering approaches have been used to increase s... Read More

Cloud manufacturing as a sustainable process manufacturing route (2018)
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Fisher, O., Watson, N., Porcu, L., Bacon, D., Rigley, M., & Gomes, R. (2018). Cloud manufacturing as a sustainable process manufacturing route. Journal of Manufacturing Systems, 47, doi:10.1016/j.jmsy.2018.03.005. ISSN 0278-6125

Cloud Manufacturing (CM) is a service oriented business model to share manufacturing capabilities and resources on a cloud platform. Manufacturing is under pressure to achieve cost and environmental impact reductions, as manufacturing becomes more in... Read More

Techno-economic assessment of scale-up of bio-flocculant extraction and production by using okra as biomass feedstock (2018)
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Lee, C. S., Chong, M. F., Binner, E., Gomes, R. L., & Robinson, J. P. (2018). Techno-economic assessment of scale-up of bio-flocculant extraction and production by using okra as biomass feedstock. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 132, doi:10.1016/j.cherd.2018.01.050. ISSN 0263-8762

This paper reports a techno-economic assessment for industrial scale bio-flocculant production with okra as biomass feedstock. The sludge dewatering ability of the bio-flocculant was evaluated prior to economic analysis. Several optimisation strategi... Read More

Enhancing natural product extraction and mass transfer using selective microwave heating (2016)
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Lee, C. S., Binner, E., Winkworth-Smith, C., John, R., Gomes, R., & Robinson, J. (2016). Enhancing natural product extraction and mass transfer using selective microwave heating. Chemical Engineering Science, 149, doi:10.1016/j.ces.2016.04.031. ISSN 0009-2509

This study uses a combination of empirical observations and an analysis of mass transfer behaviour to yield new insights into the mechanism of microwave assisted extraction. Enhancements in extraction rate and yield were observed experimentally compa... Read More

The impact of impurities in various crude A. annua extracts on the analysis of artemisinin by liquid chromatographic methods (2012)
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Pilkington, J., Preston, C., & Gomes, R. (2012). The impact of impurities in various crude A. annua extracts on the analysis of artemisinin by liquid chromatographic methods. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, 70, doi:10.1016/j.jpba.2012.06.015. ISSN 0731-7085

Analysis of Artemisia annua extracts by liquid chromatographic methods has traditionally been complicated by the presence of significant quantities of impurities. It has been observed that these impurities often remain as a solid residue after sample... Read More