Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Full metadata record
DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorBaldino, Lucia-
dc.description2013 - 2014it_IT
dc.description.abstractThis research is focused on the production of structures of biomedical interest using supercritical assisted processes: Supercritical freeze extraction, Supercritical gel drying and Supercritical phase separation. These processes have been selected to overcome the limitations of the traditional ones used in this field; indeed, they produce structures with a disordered microporosity, without an organization at nanometric level, with poor mechanical properties and with potential cytotoxic effect due to the residues of organic solvents and crosslinking agents. These problems reduce the efficiency of the cells culture on these structures in terms of adhesion, proliferation and differentiation in the tissue that it would to regenerate. Therefore, during the experimentation, several polymers, of natural and synthetic origin, were tested for bone, tendon and vascular applications. In particular, in this thesis:  synthetic and natural structures characterized by a micrometric porosity and wrinkled pore walls were produced by Supercritical freeze extraction process,  in the case of polymer/drug composite structures, a homogeneous distribution and controlled release of the active compound was assured,  aerogels starting from natural polymers, that mimic the tissue extracellular matrix at nanometric level were produced by Supercritical gel drying,  bioactive materials were tested; in particular, graphene oxide exfoliation and purification, during the formation of cellulose acetate nanocomposites, was obtained by Supercritical phase separation,  FEM Modeling was developed, confirming that mechanical properties of aerogels depend on how the nanofibrous network is connected in the space and that bending is the major mode of deformation of the network. [edited by author]it_IT
dc.publisherUniversita degli studi di Salernoit_IT
dc.subjectSupercritical CO2it_IT
dc.titleGreen processes based on SC-CO2: application to materials of biomedical interestit_IT
dc.typeDoctoral Thesisit_IT
dc.subject.miurING-IND/25 IMPIANTI CHIMICIit_IT
dc.contributor.coordinatoreCiambelli, Paoloit_IT
dc.description.cicloXIII n.s.it_IT
dc.contributor.tutorReverchon, Ernestoit_IT
dc.contributor.tutorDe Marco, Iolandait_IT
dc.identifier.DipartimentoIngegneria Industrialeit_IT
Appears in Collections:Ingegneria chimica

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
tesi L. Baldino.pdftesi di dottorato9,21 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
abstract in inglese L. Baldino.pdf19,85 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
abstract in italiano L. Baldino.pdf70,95 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.