Francisco Gracia Caroca

Francisco Gracia Caroca

  • Grado máximo: Ph.D. en Ingeniería Química (U. Notre Dame, USA, 2004)
  • Jerarquía: Profesor Asociado
  • Área de investigación: Catálisis Heterogénea, Diseño de Reactores Químicos, Nuevas Fuentes de Energía
  • Email: fgracia@ing.uchile.cl

Publicaciones


  1. J Gupta, VK; Saravanan, R; Agarwal, S; Gracia, F; Khan, MM; Qin, JQ; Mangalaraja, RV Gupta, Vinod Kumar; Saravanan, R.; Agarwal, Shilpi; Gracia, F.; Khan, Mohhammad Mansoob; Qin, Jiaqian; Mangalaraja, R. V. (2017) “Degradation of azo dyes under different wavelengths of UV light with chitosan-SnO2 nanocomposites”. JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR LIQUIDS 232, 423-430. ISSN: 0167-7322, FI: 3.648.

  2. J Pandiyarajan, T; Saravanan, R; Karthikeyan, B; Gracia, F; Mansilla, HD; Gracia-Pinilla, MA; Mangalaraja, RV Pandiyarajan, Thangaraj; Saravanan, Rajendran; Karthikeyan, Balasubramanian; Gracia, F.; Mansilla, Hector D.; Gracia-Pinilla, M. A.; Mangalaraja, Ramalinga Viswanathan (2017) “Sonochemical synthesis of CuO nanostructures and their morphology dependent optical and visible light driven photocatalytic properties”. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE-MATERIALS IN ELECTRONICS 28(3) 2448-2457. ISSN: 0957-4522, FI: 2.019

  3. Rajendran, S.; Khan, M.; Gracia, F.; et ál..(2017) “Ce3+-ion-induced visible-light photocatalytic degradation and electrochemical activity of ZnO/CeO2 nanocomposite” SCIENTIFIC REPORTS 221, 930-941. ISSN: 0167-7322, FI: 3.648

  4. Toledo, M., Gracia, F., Caro, S., Gómez, J., & Jovicic, V. (2016). “Hydrocarbons conversion to syngas in inert porous media combustion”. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 41(14), 5857-5864. ISSN: 0360-3199, FI: 3.419.

  5. Saravanan, R., Sacari, E., Gracia, F., Khan, M. M., Mosquera, E., & Gupta, V. K. (2016). “Conducting PANI stimulated ZnO system for visible light photocatalytic degradation of coloured dyes”. Journal of Molecular Liquids, 221, 1029-1033. ISSN: 0167-7322, FI: 2.439

  6. Devaraj, Manoj; Saravanan, R.; Deivasigamani, RanjithKumar; et al. (2016) ” Fabrication of novel shape Cu and Cu/Cu2O nanoparticles modified electrode for the determination of dopamine and paracetamol”. Journal of Molecular Liquids, 221, 930-941. ISSN: 0167-7322, FI: 2.439

  7. Gómez, J., Mmbaga, J. P., Hayes, R. E., Toledo, M., & Gracia, F. (2016). Modelling hydrogen production by the rich combustion of heavy fuel oil. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 41(40), 17933-17943. ISSN: 0360-3199, FI: 3.419.

  8. Gnanasekaran, L., Hemamalini, R., Saravanan, R., Ravichandran, K., Gracia, F., & Gupta, V. K. (2016). Intermediate state created by dopant ions (Mn, Co and Zr) into TiO 2 nanoparticles for degradation of dyes under visible light. Journal of Molecular Liquids, 223, 652-659. ISSN: 0167-7322, FI: 2.439.

  9. Vargas, E., Romero-Sáez, M., Denardin, J. C., & Gracia, F. (2016). “The ultrasound-assisted synthesis of effective monodisperse nickel nanoparticles: magnetic characterization and its catalytic activity in CO 2 methanation”. New Journal of Chemistry, 40(9), 7307-7310. ISSN: 1144-0546, FI:3.247

  10. R. Saravanan, M.M. Khan, V.K. Gupta, E. Mosquera, F. Gracia, V. Narayanang and A. Stephen (2015). “ZnO/Ag/Mn2O3 nanocomposite for visible light induced industrial textile effluent degradation, uric acid and ascorbic acid sensing and antimicrobial activity”. RSC Advances 5, 34645 – 34651. ISSN: 2046-2069 FI: 3,708

  11. R. Saravanan, M.M. Khan, V.K. Gupta, E. Mosquera, F. Gracia, V. Narayanan, A. Stephen. (2015) “ZnO/Ag/CdO Nanocomposite for Visible Light-Induced Photocatalytic Degradation of Industrial Textile Effluents”. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 452, 126 – 133, ISSN: 0021-9797. FI: 3,552

  12. E. Mosquera, C. Rojas-Michea, M. Morel, F. Gracia, V. Fuenzalida, R.A. Zárate. (2015) “Zinc oxide nanoparticles with incorporated silver: Structural, morphological, optical and vibrational properties”. Applied Surface Science 347, 561 – 568, ISSN: 0169-4332. FI: 2,538

  13. R. Saravanan, V.K. Gupta, E. Mosquera, F. Gracia, “Preparation and characterization of V2O5/ZnO nanocomposite system for photocatalytic application”, Journal of Molecular Liquids (2014), Accepted.
  14. R. Saravanan, V.K. Gupta, E. Mosquera, F. Gracia, (2014) “Preparation and characterization of V2O5/ZnO nanocomposites system for Photocatalytic application” Journal of Molecular Liquids, 198, 409-412. ISSN: 0167-7322. FI: 2,083

  15. Ceron, ML; Herrera, B; Araya, P; Gracia, F; Toro-Labbe, Influence of the monoclinic and tetragonal zirconia phases on the water gas shift reaction. A theoretical study, A.JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR MODELING 19, 2885-2891 (2013).

  16. Palza, H; Maturana, A; Gracia, F; Neira, A; Fuenzalida, VM; Avila, J; Sanchez-Ballester, NM; Elsegood, MRJ; Teat, SJ; Ariga, K; Hill, “Nanostructured Manganese Oxide Particles from Coordination Complex Decomposition and Their Catalytic Properties for Ethanol Oxidation”. JP. JOURNAL OF NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY 12, 8087-8093 (2012).

  17. Alvarado, FD; Alvarado, F; Gracia, F. I., “Oxidative steam reforming of glycerol for hydrogen production: Thermodynamic analysis including different carbon deposits representation and CO2 adsorption”. NTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY 37, 14820-14830 (2012).

  18. Wu, YJ; Diaz Alvarado, FA; Santos, JC; Gracia, F; Cunha, AF; Rodrigues, AE., “Sorption-Enhanced Steam Reforming of Ethanol: Thermodynamic Comparison of CO2 Sorbents”.. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY 35, 847-858 (2012).

  19. M.L. Cerón, B. Herrera, P. Araya, F. Gracia, A.Toro-Labbé, “The Mechanism of Methanol Decomposition by CuO. A Theoretical Study Based on the Reaction Force and Reaction Electronic Flux Analysis”, Journal of Molecular Modelling, 17(7): 1625-1633, (2011).

  20. C. Covarrubias, F. Gracia, H. Palza, “Catalytic degradation of polyethylene using nanosized ZSM-2 zeolite”, Applied Catalysis A: General, 384: 186-191, (2010).

  21. F. Díaz, F. Gracia, “Steam Reforming of Ethanol for Hydrogen production: Thermodynamic analysis including different Carbon Deposits representation”, Chemical Engineering Journal, 165(2): 649-657, (2010).

  22. M. Villarroel, P. Baeza, F. Gracia, N. Escalona, P. Avila, F.J. Gil-Llambias, “Phosphorus effect on Co/Mo and Ni/Mo synergism in hydrodesulphurization catalysts”, Applied Catalysis A: General, 364(1-2), 75-79, (2009).

  23. G. Águila, J. Jiménez, S. Guerrero, F. Gracia, B. Chornik, S. Quinteros, P. Araya, “A novel method for preparing high surface area copper zirconia catalysts: Influence of the preparation variables”, Applied Catalysis A: General, 360(1): 98-105, (2009).

  24. B. Herrera, F. Gracia, P. Araya, A. Toro-Labbe, “The impact of Cu atoms on the reactivity of ZrO2 oligomers”, Journal of Molecular Modelling 15(4): 405-410, (2009).

  25. G. Aguila, F. Gracia, and P. Araya, “CuO and CeO2 catalysts supported on Al2O3, ZrO2, and SiO2 in the oxidation of CO at low temperature”, Applied Catalysis A: General 343(1-2): 16-24, (2008).

  26. P. Baeza, G. Aguila, F. Gracia, and P. Araya, “Desulfurization by adsorption with copper supported on zirconia”, Catalysis Communications 9(5) (2008) 751-755.

  27. P. Baeza, G. Aguila, F. Gracia, and P. Araya, “Desulfurization by adsorption with copper supported on zirconia”, Catalysis Communications 9(5): 751-755, (2008).

  28. G. Aguila, F. Gracia, J. Cortés, and P. Araya, “Effect of Copper Species and the Presence of Reaction Products on the Activity of Methane Oxidation on Supported CuO Catalysts”, Applied Catalysis B- Environmental 77(3-4): 325 – 338, (2008).


Proyectos


  1. 2012 – 2015 Production of synthetic natural gas as an alternative for CO2 utilization. Proyecto Fondecyt Nº 1120363. Investigador Responsable.

  2. 2009 – 2012: Proyecto FONDECYT Nº 1090232. Hydrogen Production from Biomass-derived Sources. Desarrollado en el Laboratorio de Catálisis y Energía, Dpto de Ingeniería Química y Biotecnología, Universidad de Chile. Investigador Responsable.

  3. 2009 – 2010: Proyecto Ayudas a la Investigación, Fundación MAPFRE. “Optimización Energética y Degradación Catalítica de Materiales Plásticos”. Desarrollado en el Laboratorio de Ingeniería de Polímeros y en el Laboratorio de Catálisis y Energía, Dpto de Ingeniería Química y Biotecnología, Universidad de Chile. Sub-Director Proyecto, Investigador Asociado.

  4. 2007- 2009: Proyecto FONDECYT Nº 1070961. ”Copper Based Catalysts for Preferential Oxidation of Carbon Monoxide in the Presence of Excess Hydrogen (PROX)”. Desarrollado en el Laboratorio de Catálisis y Energía, Dpto de Ingeniería Química y Biotecnología, Universidad de Chile. Participación como Co-Investigador.

  5. 2007- 2009: Proyecto FONDECYT Nº 1061236. Estudio de un Sistema Catalítico para la Producción de Hidrógeno a partir de Alcoholes Primarios. Desarrollado en el Laboratorio de Catálisis y Energía, Dpto. de Ingeniería Química y Biotecnología, Universidad de Chile. Participación como Investigador Principal.