Eduard Hernandez Balada posted this:
Freelancer at Bioconservacion
Cracow University of Technology posted this:Comprehensive method to assess the technical condition of the pressure equipment of installation operated in the chemical and petrochemical industryA comprehensive method to assess the technical condition of the pressure equipment of installation operated in the chemical and petrochemical industry, with the use of acoustic emission signal analysis, structure stress field and the degradation st The algorithm for the assessment of the technical condition of pressure equipment of chemical and petrochemical installations, subjected to the long-term operation, allows to determine the damage degree of the material and allows to predict the further development of degradation processes in a function of time. The proposed approach to the problem of safe operation of devices is fundamentally different from the solutions which are currently used in industrial practice. Currently, the supervision of these objects is based mainly on standard non-destructive testing methods. The main limitation of used methods is the lack of the possibility of both examining the object in its entire volume and testing the device in working conditions. Developed algorithm allows to effectively solve current problems in the diagnosis of chemical installations related to the assessment of their technical condition and determination of the conditions for further operation in real time. The algorithm is particularly recommended for monitoring devices in which adverse damages occur due to the long-term operation.
Jordi Reverter posted this:
Licensing Manager at Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia
Amelia TULACZ posted this:TRACESENSE - innovative diagnostic solution - Trace element sensorThe TRACESENSE team has developed an innovative diagnostic solution to help monitor water quality in regards to any type of micro-pollutant. Our mission: - To drastically reduce micro-pollutant capture duration while increasing measurement precision - To encourage a global non-expert use and a participative science concept - To implement the latest technologies available into a simple sensor - To create an autonomous device that is totally integrated, connected PROTOTYPE – Our latest prototype of the device is already available, in limited quantities, and tailored on certain type of trace elements. CUSTOM DEVELOPMENT – Our development team is available to fulfill your project and focus on any targeted contaminant. LICENSING PROGRAM – As a patented and branded innovation, TRACESENSE is available for licensing.
Deniz Bayramoglu posted this:
Head of IP- and Innovation Management at Darmstadt University of Technology
Universidad de Alicante posted this:Black titanias for photocatalysis, solar cells and environmental applications• The titania is black, and then absorb in the whole visible range (band gap 2.74 eV) and maintains its photocatalytic activity at least after 5 cycles reaction with an efficiency of 95 %. • The synthesis process is simple, inexpensive and versatile (a wide variety of functional compounds can be incorporated in the structure of the titania lattice avoiding blocking the mesoporosity and maintaining the anatase structure). • Excellent thermal and hydrothermal stability. The functionality is incorporated into the structure of the titania being protected thereby.
Universidad de Alicante posted this:How to get high added value products for industrial applications from agricultural wastes• The use of cocoa shell as a new lignocelulosic precursor to preparate activated carbon (monoliths) for industrial applications. • In contrast with current procedures used to synthesize activated carbon monoliths, in the present invention, the mounding of precursor is made before the carbonization and activation steps. • Raw material shows self-binder properties, so it is not necessary additional binders or additional steps for consolidation.
Universidad de Cádiz posted this:A very innovative accessory element to distribute and redirect the air flow for split air conditioningBrisAire should be placed on the air exit located on the outside of the air conditioning, held to the casing using the two adhesive strips, which allow easy assembly and disassembly. The central piece, made of light material, makes it ideal for absorbing the mass of air, acting as a loading buffer. The openings in the central body of BrisAire are arranged in rows across the surface. Its particular provision aims to create an effect of irregular distribution of air flow in the room, preventing its impact directly and uniformly on the people in the room. Once placed on the air conditioning, the element standing by on the off position, it reassembles a paper bag, attached to the air conditioning by its wider sides, and the other two sides being unfastened. When the air conditioning is turned on, BrisAire will inflate releasing some air through the openings in its body and the rest via the unfastened side to the casing of the air conditioning. The openings and the two free sides, prevent the return of air to the equipment, which could cause defects in the efficiency of the apparatus. To prevent the air from the air conditioning impacting directly on the people in the room, BrisAire has larger openings on the top side which points upwards, while the smaller openings are found beneath.
Universidad de Alicante posted this:Noble metal-free ceria-based diesel soot combustion catalyst, suitable for gas purification in Diesel engine exhaustsThe developed catalyst does not use Pt, which leads to a cheaper product. The resulting catalyst shows equal or even better performance as Pt catalysts. Following the patented procedure of synthesis, the catalyst produced has a lower particle size. This leads to higher surface per particle and therefore, a better ratio yield when interacting in oxidation reactions, leading to a higher oxygen production rate.
Centre Technology Transfer CITTRU posted this:Catalysts for low-temperature combustion of methane from low-caloric sources and methods for their preparationDue to the rising emission of methane and its extensive contribution to the greenhouse effect, the reduction of CH4 emissions from low-caloric anthropogenic sources is currently a vital importance. The main sources of the methane emission are: exploitation of oil pools, coal mining, pas power stations, landfills, agriculture and biomass. The most popular method of the reduction of methane is its catalytic combustion. Unfortunately, this method has few limitations associated mainly with hard activation of the C-H bond in CH4 and low concentrations of methane in the emitted gases. The catalytic oxidation of methane is limited also by the very large airflows (of order 105 m3/min), passing through the catalyst bed during the process. There is still a lack on the market of a technological solution based on total catalytic combustion of CH4 in the economically reasonable low-temperature window, i.e. below 400 °C. The most popular method among the methods limiting the emission of methane to the atmosphere is the one based on its catalytic combustion. However, this procedure has disadvantages, mainly due to the high activation energy of methane molecules and also because of the low concentration of methane emitted from anthropogenic sources. There is no technology allowing effectively combusting of methane with the concentration of 1-2 % and in the economically justified temperatures, i.e. lower than 400 °C. The fundamental advantages of offered solutions are: - method for preparing catalysts that ensures the repeatability of the parameters and high efficiency in the reactions of methane combustion, - increased both the activity and the thermal stability of the catalysts in comparison with other systems described in the literature, - possibility of using the catalysts in the total oxidation of methane emitted from the low-caloric sources at temperatures below 400 °C.
Universidad de Alicante posted this:Novel device for simultaneous determination of adsorption of binary gas mixtures on solid adsorbents• This system is thermostated and temperature can be adjusted to the desired experimental conditions. • It is possible to implement in the volumetric device other suitable elements to determine density (e.g., elements based on measurement of resonant frequency, and so on).
Universidad de Alicante posted this:Method for dioxin and furan extraction, cleanup and analysisMethod to measure a very low concentration of dioxins (values close to picograms or femtograms). The technique also permits the quantitative analysis of almost all the congeners of dioxins and furans (more than 130 different compounds), not only the main 17 toxic compounds. The technique could be applied to different fields: gaseous emissions from the combustion, characterization of hazardous and toxic wastes, determination in food and feed, determination in sewage sludges and other organic fertilizers, determination in other matrices such as tissues and blood, air, emission due to the traffic, paper, ink, hygienic materials, tobacco smoke, chimney soot, dust… Innovative aspects: − The know-how involves the ability to measure a very low concentration of dioxins (values close to picograms or femtograms). It does not depend on the precise equipment but the expertise in preparing properly the samples by means of a very sensitive and specific analytical method. − The technique also permits the quantitative analysis of almost all the congeners of dioxins and furans (more than 130 different compounds), not only the main 17 toxic compounds. − Nowadays, this methodology (standard one) is the only one available method to carry out reliable dioxin analyses.
Laser Consult Ltd. posted this:“Air filter integrated in a bicycle’s wheel” – giving bicycles the power to provide cleaner urban airThis product offers a simple, end user inclusive, and inexpensive way of filtering the air from particulate matter particles (PM 10, PM 2.5 and similar). This product is integrated in a bicycle wheel. The basic concept of the product is using the rotation of the wheel, combined with the axial motion of the bicycle to push air through the filter material, thus filtering the air. The device itself is actually quite simple, and it has a goal of helping towards the solving the problem of air pollution in urban areas. Everyone who has a bicycle is a potential user of the product, but the users that would benefit the most are people living in urban areas that face the problem of air pollution. The best possible way to implement this device is to integrate the filters on bicycles sharing or renting systems that have a significant number of users, for example such systems are common in East Asia. Another way to implement the product is offering it to people as a product that can be added to their bicycle while buying a new one, or fixing their old bicycle. With all of the statements above, the ideal partnership would be with a company, but it is not exclusive to other companies, that works in the mentioned fields. The partnership could be via licensing the product, or selling the rights together with the complete documentation.