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20032020

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Artistic and research interests

Professor Sixta Herbert's research interests include the following:

  • Pulping chemistry and technology with special emphasis on dissolving pulps
  • Cellulose chemistry
  • Chemistry of the fractionation of biomass, in particular lignocellulosic biomass
  • Valorization of cellulose to regenerated cellulose fibers
  • Valorization of cellulose to cellulose derivatives
  • Dry-jet wet spinning of cellulose solutions
  • Valorization of hemicelluloses as furanic compounds
  • Isolation and characterization of lignin. Valorization of lignin to monoaromatic structures, to bio-oil and as co-polymer in composite material with cellulose
  • Cellulose textile chemistry
  • Novel dying technologies for cellulose-based textiles.
  • Novel pathways of functionalization of cellulose-based textiles
  • Chemical and mechanical purification of pulps
  • Oxygen delignification of unbleached pulps
  • TCF- and ECF  bleaching techniques
  • Organosolv fractionation methods with particular emphasis on GVL/water pulping of hardwood

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Research Output

Cellulose Fibers for High-Performance Textiles Functionalized with Incorporated Gold and Silver Nanoparticles

Haslinger, S., Ye, Y., Rissanen, M., Hummel, M. & Sixta, H., 2020, In : ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering. 8, 1, p. 649-658

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  • Characterisation of cellulose pulps isolated from Miscanthus using a low-cost acidic ionic liquid

    Tu, W. C., Weigand, L., Hummel, M., Sixta, H., Brandt-Talbot, A. & Hallett, J. P., 1 May 2020, In : Cellulose. 27, 8, p. 4745-4761 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

    Open Access
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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    7 Downloads (Pure)

    Effect of metal formates on hydrothermolysis of organosolv lignin for the production of bio-oil

    Hashmi, S. F., Pitkänen, L., Usvalampi, A., Meriö-Talvio, H., Ruuttunen, K. & Sixta, H., 1 Jul 2020, In : Fuel. 271, 117573.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  • Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Influence of reaction conditions on solvolysis of organosolv lignin using water and green organic co-solvents as reaction medium

    Hashmi, F., Meriö-Talvio, H., Ruuttunen, K. & Sixta, H., 2020, In : Fuel Processing Technology. 197, 106200.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Projects

    Sustainable textile systems: Co-creating resource-wise business for Finland in global textile networks

    Sixta, H., Schlapp-Hackl, I., Mäkelä, M. & Ojha, K.

    01/06/201931/12/2022

    Project: Academy of Finland: Strategic research funding

    CERES Mod1 GVL-REC

    Sixta, H., Le, H. Q. & Granatier, M.

    01/05/201831/12/2022

    Project: Academy of Finland: Other research funding

    ALL-CELL: From ultra-light to ultra-strong all-cellulose composites via green processing

    Korhonen, O., Chen, F., Sixta, H., Budtova, T. & Revitzer, H.

    01/01/201631/01/2021

    Project: Business Finland: Other research funding

    Select+ / Stora Enso Gomez

    Gomez Millan, G. & Sixta, H.

    27/03/201831/10/2019

    Project: Other external funding: Other domestic funding

    Prizes

    DIA Design Intelligence Award, China

    Pirjo Kääriäinen (Recipient), Herbert Sixta (Supervising professor) & Sanna Hellsten (Recipient), 8 May 2018

    Prize: Invitation or ranking in competition

  • European Paper Recycling Award 2015 European Recovered Paper Council, EU

    Herbert Sixta (Recipient), 2015

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work

    Global Change Award

    Herbert Sixta (Recipient), 10 Feb 2016

    Prize: Award or honor granted for academic career

    Ioncell project selected for Designmuseum Habitare Collection

    Pirjo Kääriäinen (Recipient), Herbert Sixta (Recipient) & Marja Rissanen (Recipient), 11 Sep 2019

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work

    Activities

    Pre-examiner of a doctoral thesis at University of Life Sciences and Natural Resources, Vienna

    Herbert Sixta (Examiner)
    Jun 2017

    Activity: Examination typesPre-examination of dissertation or acting as opponent to doctoral students

    Bio-aerogels via all-cellulose composite approach

    Oona Korhonen (Speaker), Herbert Sixta (Contributor), Tatiana Budtova (Contributor)
    20 Aug 201724 Aug 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesConference presentation

    γ-valerolactone/water Fractionation of Softwood

    Sherif Elsayed (Contributor), Huy Le (Contributor), Marc Borrega Sabate (Contributor), Herbert Sixta (Contributor)
    28 Mar 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesConference presentation

    File

    "Are ionic liquids suitable for the Lyocell spinning process?" Keynote at the COST FP1205 conference in Stockholm

    Herbert Sixta (Keynote speaker)
    8 Mar 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote or plenary lecture

    Press / Media

    The time is now for ionic liquids

    Herbert Sixta

    03/02/2020

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Media appearance

    Uuden kuituteknologian synty

    Herbert Sixta

    17/05/2019

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Media appearance

    Ioncell makes clothing out of birch and recycled materials

    Herbert Sixta

    14/03/2019

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Media appearance