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UNIVERSIDAD DE BURGOS posted this:Anaerobic treatment of biodegradable waste liquidsBioreactor formed by two connected closed tanks (anaerobic digestion tank and filtration tank) for the anaerobic treatment of complex wastewater with biogas production. A support material is used, in a non-arranged way, increasing the active biomass accumulation capacity and allowing downwards flow in the digestion tank.
Universidad de Alicante posted this:Holographic sensor for detection of adulterants in essential oilsThe research group of Holography and Optical Processing of the University of Alicante has developed a holographic technique for the detection of adulterants in essential oils. This technique is able to detect different types of adulterants qualitatively. In addition, a quantitative measurement of the degree of adulteration of an essential oil can also be performed by means of pre-calibration of the sensor for a particular adulterant. The sensor could be miniaturized and manufactured at a low cost compared to traditional methods of analysis such as gas chromatography and high performance liquid chromatography. The sensor can be used by unqualified personnel.
Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew University posted this:Passion-Fruit Cultivar '428' (Dena) - Fruit Remain on The Vine After RipeningCluster11 Dena 428 ‘Ripens during summer’ - a new variety of the Passion Dream cultivar - bares sweet, exotic flavored fruit that remains on the vine when ripened, providing a continuous flow of produce throughout most of the year. Project ID : 8-2010-2368
uacoopera posted this:Ohmic heating reactor for chemical synthesis, the method and its applicationsIn ohmic heating electrical energy is dissipated in heat with a very high efficiency (electrodes in contact with the reaction medium), resulting in fast and uniform heating and in the increase of charged species movement. As in the case of the heating with microwave radiation, electrical energy is transformed into thermal energy. However, on contrary of heating with microwave radiation (penetration depth of microwave radiation in absorbing media is limited) the penetration depth is virtually unlimited and the extent of heating is regulated only by the spatial uniformity of electrical conductivity throughout the reaction medium and the time spent in the ohmic reactor. Thus, the direct scaling of the ohmic heating for the pilot or industrial scale shouldn’t have the limitations presented by microwave radiation heating. It is also possible to reduce reaction times and increase the energy efficiency of chemical reactions
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Cracow University of Technology posted this:Suspension containing gold or silver nanoparticles or a mixture thereof and a production method thereofThe present invention relates to a process for the preparation of nanosilver and nanogold using an aqueous extract of dog rose, white grape and knotweed. Substances which were extracted from these plants act both as reducer of silver and gold ions and stabilizing agent of forming silver and gold nanodispersion, preventing them from agglomeration and inhibiting their growth, so that the resulting particle size does not exceed 100 nm.
University of Vigo posted this:Procedure for the extraction of biosurfactants contained in corn steep liquorsNowadays, most of the pharmaceutical and cosmetic products in the market contain chemically synthesized surfactants in its composition. In many cases, these surfactants are the same as those used in regular cleanup activities. In order to get more natural and biocompatible products, it would be interesting to include natural surfactants instead of chemical surfactants in the preparation of these pharmaceutical and cosmetic products. These biosurfactants are also present in the formulation of greener nanoparticles, replacing the chemical surfactants currently used in the preparation thereof. Most biosurfactants have antimicrobial activity, which would improve the properties of certain nanoparticles, as well as many pharmaceutical and cosmetic products. The main disadvantage of biosurfactants industrial production is related to the high cost compared to chemically synthesized surfactant production. The solution proposed by the Chemical Engineering research group at the University of Vigo, is the development of eco-friendly simple extraction of biosurfactant from a corn wet-milling industry byproduct, such as corn wash liquors, better known as "corn steep liquor (CSL)", which could compete in terms of cost production with its chemical counterparts.
Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia posted this:Valorization of HFC-23: trifluoromethylation reactions- clean production of trifluromethylcopper reagent - process works at room temperature and atmospheric pressure - inexpensive and abundant trifluoromethyl source - environmentally friendly process - low-cost reagents - valorization of fluoroform: a by-product of PTFE production - Versatile reagent allowing for a broad scope of reactivity
Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia posted this:New method to produce trifluoromethyl copper reagents useful in trifluoromethylation reactions from fluoroformThe trifluoromethyl copper derivative useful in trifluoromethylation reactions is prepared at room temperature from readily available and cheap reagents and in high yield, i.e. without the formation of side-products associated to the fast decomposition of the trifluoromethyl anion, that usually forms in processes involving the deprotonation of fluoroform. This is the first method to date for deprotonation-free, direct cupration of fluoroform, a longly sought after reaction.
Universidad de Alicante posted this:Research and development into new fertilizers and biostimulantsThe research group Agricultural Chemistry of the University of Alicante has extensive knowledge and experience in the development of new fertilizers, biostimulants, iron chelates and inductors for plant defense system. It also has plant growth chambers, greenhouses and scientific-technological equipment to carry out different types of analysis. We offer our services to companies interested in developing R&D&i, specific training related to the research and any scientific and technical support.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Improved process for selective oxidation of sulfide groups to sulfone by silsesquioxane catalysts.A Spanish-Portuguese research group from the department of Inorganic Chemistry at Alcalá University and ITQB-Universidad Nova of Lisboa of Oeiras, has developed a process of synthesis of titanium silesquioxane compounds and its applications in oxidation catalyst of organic sulphur compounds. The group looks for licencing agreements and commercial or collaboration agreements with pharmaceutical and petrochemical industry, and those industries in charge of the fertilizer preparation and production of compounds for the treatment of environmental problems.
uacoopera posted this:Asymmetric heterogeneous catalysts: new methodology that allows the effective immobilisation of a high cost commercial bis (oxazoline) onto porous solid supportsThe present invention presents the following advantages in relation to the existent technologies: the materials prepared by this methodology are efficient heterogeneous catalysts in the asymmetric benzoylation of 1,2-diols, and eventually in other asymmetric organic transformations, can be easily filtered at the end of the liquid phase reaction and reused in more catalytic cycles without loss of catalytic activity and enantioselectivity.
Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew University posted this:Specific Bacteria Elimination Using Bacteriophage LysinsCluster01 Cluster11a The increasing amount of dairy products challenge microbiologists and food engineers to develop solutions for combating bacterial threats, both to ensure product safety as well as increase shelf life. Bacteria such as Bacilli cause major economic damage, as they can withstand extreme temperatures and survive pasteurization. The ability of these bacteria to grow later on at low temperatures is one of the primary reasons for damaging product flavor and causing its spoilage. Here we propose a novel approach designed to eradicate any required specific bacterial species by the use of lysins; highly evolved hydrolytic enzymes produced by bacteriophages. These proteins are able to directly target peptidoglycan, the main component of the bacterial cell wall and spore shells, resulting in rapid cell lysis and death. While antibiotics often kill bacteria indiscriminately, lysins possess high species specificity, targeting only the desired strain, leaving the commensal bacteria undamaged. Moreover, lysins destroy the peptidoglycan directly, killing both growing and non-growing stationary bacteria. With the use of specific lysins, we are able to target and destroy any given bacterial strain from a mixture of many different bacteria. We demonstrate the use of this strategy and its efficiency, by killing specifically Bacillus subtilis grown in a mixture with other species using a purified lysin. This approach has been developed and utilized successfully in our laboratory for research purposes. The proposed strategy can be useful for many industrial processes, in which an elimination of a specific bacterium is required, leaving the desired bacteria unaffected. Furthermore, this method is not restricted to a single bacterium, as a cocktail of several lysins can be applied to eradicate various strains concurrently. This approach holds an enormous potential to revolutionize the way we fight bacteria in a safe and specific manner. Project ID : 23-2016-4288
RAMOT at Tel Aviv University Ltd. posted this:Resistance genes to North American races of the stripe rust pathogenResistance genes to North American races of the stripe rust pathogen Project ID : 1-2011-164
RAMOT at Tel Aviv University Ltd. posted this:A novel herbicidea novel herbicide has been discovered which inhibits photosynthesis with minor effects on respiration. The differential inhibition is attributed to the target of inhibition: the calvin cycle (carbon fixation pathway), and not enzymes involved in respiration. Preliminary data demonstrates efficacy in plants (oats) and algea. Project ID : 1-2012-369
RAMOT at Tel Aviv University Ltd. posted this:Plant endophytic fungi for crop protection and resistance to abiotic stressPlants contain numerous microorganisms, in particular fungi. They are collectively referred to endophytes. Endophytic fungi are beneficial for the hosting plant, therefore the co-existence from day 1. The advantages for the plants include growth enhancement, protection from pathogens and pests, ability to grow and reproduce in sub-optimal conditions such as water limiting conditions and sub or supra- optimal temperatures. During cultivation, important genes have been lost and scientist are trying to find genes in wild populations and add them back into cultivated plants. ICCI specializes in diseases of cereals. Work is done on isolation of disease resistance genes from wild relatives of wheat and introduction into cultivated wheat. We propose to complement the genetic efforts by producing disease resistance through the use of endophytic fungi; Similar to gene loss, we believe that essential microorganisms have been lost during cultivation. We will utilize the vast collection of seeds from wild relative of wheat and barley to identify hidden endophytes that contribute to plant disease resistance and survival in arid and warm climate. After identifying such endophytes in the wild plants, we will introduce the most beneficial species into cultivated wheat and barley. This approach has been already used successfully in pasture plants. Expected outcome: 1. Novel knowledge on the composition of endophytic species in wild grasses relatives of wheat 2. Patent of species with economical and agricultural potential 3. Development of pathogen-protection in wheat and barley 4. Development of climate sustainability in wheat and barley Project ID : 2-2013-719