Universitat de Lleida posted this:Bio-preservant solution to control foodborne pathogens in fresh-cut fruitOur technology is based on a microorganism with demonstrated bio-preservative activity. The strain CPA-7 of Pseudomonas graminis, isolated from fruit, is capable of inhibiting the growth of foodborne human pathogens such as Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes and Escherichia coli O157:H7 in fresh-cut fruit. The University of Lleida seeks an industrial partner willing to adopt a new technology for biological control of foodborne pathogenic bacteria in fresh-cut fruit. The type of partner sought is for the regulatory development and commercialization of the protected technology under a license agreement.
UATEC - Unidade de Transferência de Tecnologia posted this:Process for converting waste, effluents and organic by-products in recyclable materialsA group of researchers from a Portuguese university has developed a biological process to treat waste, effluents and organic by-products with industrial origin characterized by high biodegradability that adds value to conventional biological treatment processes, integrating their assumptions on the concept of biorefinery. The invention aims to reduce by 96% the organic matter content of the starting substrate allowing generally meet the discharge criteria set out in the legislation.
University of Vigo posted this:Valorization of whey and vinasses by producing antimicrobial extracts using biotechnological processesThis invention is based on the production of antimicrobial extracts with potential application against pathogenic microorganisms. The biotechnological production of antimicrobial metabolites was carried out using Lactobacillus plantarum strains. Two industrial wastes, whey, and wine distilled lees (or vinasses) were assayed in order to make the process economically competitive with regard to the chemical one. The extracts are mainly composed by lactic acid, 3-phenyllactic and bacteriocins. Whey was enzymatically hydrolyzed and the solutions were fermented sequentially or simultaneously. The bioprocesses were carried out continuously or discontinuously
Universidad de Cádiz posted this:New process for using beer bagasse (spent brewers grain) to obtain raw materials for the production of biofuelsCurrently, considerable quantities of lingo-cellulosic residues are generated continuously in many sectors of the agro-food industry. If these can be suitably processed, they are of great commercial interest to industry as potential raw materials for the production of biofuels and a variety of other high value-added products. The residual biomass of the agro-food industry typically has a high content in lipids, carbohydrates, proteins and other compounds of industrial interest. The only limitations to its use as a precursor of biofuel are the economic viability of the process for obtaining these precursors and their quality. One of the byproducts of special interest for this application is spent beer grain, also known as bagasse; given the existing lack of commercial value, this bagasse is widely available as a low-cost raw material. Currently, the principal application of bagasse is as feedstuff for livestock. In general, bagasse does not represent a source of income for breweries, and the reason why it is sold is to minimize the associated problems of waste management and disposal. The UCA research group on "Allelopathy in Higher Plants and Microorganisms" (FQM- 286) has developed an acid hydrolysis procedure whereby precursor materials for biofuels and other high -value-added products are obtained from beer bagasse. Its content in lipids and food fibre (equal to or more than 5% and 20%, dry weight, respectively), make it an ideal material for this application. This would represent a more attractive commercial outlet for many of the residues resulting from operations of the agro-food industry, and in particular, for beer bagasse. The object of the process is to obtain two different products. The first is an oil consisting mainly of the fats contained in the bagasse; the second is a substance rich in sugars or molasses. The oil is of interest as raw material for the production of biodiesel by the process of transesterification; the molasses can be employed as raw material for the production of bio-ethanol by means of fermentation. Molasses can also be formulated as sugar, after a crystallization process. The oil would be particularly useful for correcting the viscosity of biodiesel, thus achieving the optimum parameters for its use as biofuel. In outline, the process developed by the research group consists of a principal line, in which a series of operations take place for the conditioning of the bagasse, such as milling, extraction of lipids and the separation of the resulting solids. Downstream, this line divides into two secondary lines: in one line, for production of oils, the solvents from the prior extraction stage are separated out; in the other secondary line, for the production of molasses, an acid hydrolysis of the sugars is carried out. Another significant feature is that the optimum operating mode of the process is continuous operation, although batch loading is also accepted.
UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE posted this:New Food Disinfection System Using Ultraviolet Germicidal Radiation• Non transparent liquid foods, having low UV radiation penetration depth, are fully sterilized. • It is an alternative to thermal processes because it provides similar results being less aggressive to the product characteristics. • Superficial disinfection of solid surfaces can be accomplished. • Low cost and effective technology. • UV disinfection can be implemented anyway in the production process.
UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE posted this:Novel visual inspection system for quality control in production procesessVisual inspection systems are based on the employment of pictures, both in the visible and infrared or ultraviolet spectrums. They can also make use of sonar images or adding structured light to the environment in order to analyze defects and shapes in products. The figure shows an image obtained by means of a range camera that allows distinguishing an object by its depth. Thus, its position and defects can be determined through its volume. The technology is totally developed and has been laboratory and field tested, although, it requires a particular specification for each case. The technology can be used for real-time inspection of production processes, both for the recognition and for the classification and quality inspection.
Universitat de València posted this:BioCalibra: Device for activated sludge models calibrationThe device has the following advantages over existing techniques: Improves WWTP simulations: allows simulation of calibrated WWTP with only the adjustment of influent characteristics. High efficiency: allows the calculation of the most important set of parameters for the activated sludge model with the minimum of experimental effort User friendly software: all elements are controlled by the calibration software that can be installed on any conventional computer.
Universitat de València posted this:Nitrogen removal control system based on low-cost sensorsThis control system allows optimization of the activated sludge process since maintains effluent nitrogen concentration under limit values with minimum energy consumption. The most remarkable advantages provided by this technology are: Cost reduction of initial investment and maintenance Easier operation than nutrient analysers Lower time response Lower aireation energy consumption Lower pumping energy consumption
Universidad de Cádiz posted this:Healthy oil from marine and vegetal sources, natural enhancer of flavors characterized by a high conservation and good performance at cooking temperatures.Our product: .- Stabilizes fish and / or algae oils, slowing its normal oxidation process, that until now hindered its alimentary uses. .- Provides oil blend with a more balanced proportion of natural antioxidants (polyphenols) and vitamins (A, D and E) than the oils offered current in the market. .- Regarding vegetable oils rich in omega 6, this mixture provides an optimal balance with omega 3 which has a potent anti-inflammatory effect. .- It avoids the use artificial additives such as flavor enhancers..- It enriches the flavor in preparing of dishes and foodstuff from the sea. .- It can be heated without its drastic deterioration
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Better Care, S.L. posted this:Better Care allows the capture, integration, analysis and processing of biomedical signals from a wide range of medical devices (monitors, respirators, ...) The platform incorporates medical knowledge through implementation of configurable alarms.Our product is unique and different compare with the competition because: - The capacity of acquiring, processing and storing biomedical signals in high quality with advanced alarms. - The advanced alarms are validated by health professionals. - Provide tools for teach and research purposes. - Synchronization of signals from different devices. - Designed for and by health professionals. - Wide variety of medical devices integrated, providing the same interface for the user, easily customizable. - Fully integrated with the Hospital Information System and Electronical Medical Record (EMR) using standards (HL7, DICOM).
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Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:New bioantioxidants, biopreservers and bioantifungal obtained by fermentation of agroindustrial subproducts.This research group is working to obtain greater advantages from the sub-products through fermentation processes, in order to obtain high value-added natural substances: - Obtaining natural compounds with antioxidant activities, preservatives and antifungal. - Interesting in the food industry, both human and animal. - Interesting to control plant pathogens.
FrieslandCampina posted this:Anti-telescoping device for spiral wound membranesThe anti-telescoping device causes a spiral wound membrane filter to operate at a more constant and at a lower trans membrane pressure difference than such filter without such device. It is especially useful in microfiltration and ultrafiltration devices for liquids such as fruit juices, milk, beer, waste water, fermentation broths, etc.