Sanna Hellsten

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Artistic and research interests

I am working on the development of the Ioncell process. The Ioncell technology developed at Aalto University converts dissolving pulp and low-grade raw cellulosic materials such as textile waste into man-made cellulose fibers utilizing ionic liquid as a solvent. The fibers can be applied in textiles or technical applications. My research is focused on the recovery and purification of the solvent. 

Research group: Biorefineries

List of publications and other research outputs: Aalto Research portal

Researched ID: A-6529-2018
Scopus ID: 56770939300
Twitter: @IoncellFibers

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Research Output

A comparative study of water-immiscible organic solvents in the production of furfural from xylose and birch hydrolysate

Gómez Millán, G., Hellsten, S., King, A. W. T., Pokki, J-P., Llorca, J. & Sixta, H., 25 Apr 2019, In : JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL AND ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY. 72, p. 354-363 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  • 6 Citations (Scopus)

    Recent advances in the catalytic production of platform chemicals from holocellulosic biomass

    Gomez Millan, G., Hellsten, S., Llorca, J., Luque, R., Sixta, H. & Balu, A., 18 Apr 2019, In : ChemCatChem. 11, 8, p. 2022-2042 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleScientificpeer-review

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    Fast furfural formation from xylose using solid acid catalysts assisted by a microwave reactor

    Gómez Millán, G., El Assal, Z., Nieminen, K., Hellsten, S., Llorca, J. & Sixta, H., 15 Dec 2018, In : Fuel Processing Technology. 182, p. 56-67 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  • 6 Citations (Scopus)

    Ioncell gala dress for the First Lady of Finland

    Kääriäinen, P., Rissanen, M., Hellsten, S., Sixta, H., Hirvonen, P., Salolainen, M., Liikanen, H., Saarnio, E., Kivioja, S. & Myllymäki, R., 6 Dec 2018

    Research output: Artistic and non-textual formArtefactArt in coproductionpeer-review

  • Projects

    SolvRec: Technical development of Ioncell-F with special emphasis on the solvent recycling

    Hellsten, S., Sixta, H., Elsayed, S., Katajainen, L., Rissanen, M., Revitzer, H. & Ojha, K.


    Project: Business Finland: Other research funding

    TeKiDe: Tekstiilikuitujen kierrätyksen demonstraatioalusta Bioruukkiin

    Sixta, H. & Hellsten, S.


    Project: EU: Other research funding

    1.3.2-319 2017-04 IonCell-F

    Oinas, P. & Hellsten, S.


    Project: EU: Framework programmes funding

    Palkintoraha / Climate-KIC

    Oinas, P., Xiao, Y. & Hellsten, S.


    Project: EU: Framework programmes funding


    DIA Design Intelligence Award, China

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

    Prize: Invitation or ranking in competition

  • Activities

    • 1 Conference presentation
    • 1 Visit abroad

    Recycling of Ionic Liquid in the Cellulose Fibre Spinning

    Sanna Hellsten (Speaker)
    31 Aug 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesConference presentation

    Foreign Organisation

    Sanna Hellsten (Visiting researcher)
    1 May 201613 May 2016

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisit abroad

    Press / Media