Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC posted this:NEW SOLUTION TO PREVENT EXCESSIVE WEAR IN GEAR USEFUL FOR WIND TURBINESA new system to prevent the excessive wear in a tooth gear has been developed and patented. The system is specially developed to prevent the wear at the pitch and/or yaw gear tooth systems from the wind turbines but it could be used in others gears applications. Partners to further develop the system and/ or to establish commercial agreements along with technical cooperation are sought.
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC posted this:Environmental Quality Assessment of contaminated soilsEnvironmental quality of soils is determined using analytical chemistry methods, with expensive and sophisticated equipment. Toxicity assays provide a global response regarding the danger of contaminated soil to living organisms. However bioassays are based in lengthy experimental procedures (between 7 and 28 days) to provide reliable results. Normalized soil assays use different species of earthworms and collembola that must be grown and maintained in specialized facilities. Partners to further develop the technology and/or to establish commercial agreements along with technical cooperation are sought.
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC posted this:Precast concrete floating platform to support Off-shore deep sea wind turbinesA new system including the design of the platform and erection process has been developed to produce economical and high-reliable floating support to offshore wind turbines in deep sea waters. A prestressed concrete structure built in a dry-dock, which includes both the floater and the tower is towed to the final position, where it is erected in a simple operation. The nacelle and the turbine can be placed without using a high crane. Partners to further develop the system and/or to establish commercial agreements along with technical cooperation are sought.
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC posted this:Solar desalination plant for sea water, waste water or brineA new system of seawater desalination has been developed, consisting of a solar heat collector made of a transparent film surface in a pyramidshaped tent and another dark one (to retain the maximum amount of heat) material inner truncated pyramid parallel to the former, generating a layer of heated air. Heat accumulates at the vertex, where high temperatures are achieved. This allows the evaporation of seawater injected by micronebulizers, resulting into moisture-laden air being pulled by a central axial tube leading to a 'cold spot' located underground. Here a network of galleries, filled with the stored water, provides cold temperature to dissipate heat and to condense the steam into pure water. Partners to further develop the technology and/or to establish commercial agreements along with technical cooperation are sought.
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC posted this:New bio-based insulation material from vegetal pith and natural bindersPartners to further develop the system through technical cooperation are sought. The areas of developing are: performance improvement: use of other bio-based binders and additives, material applications (construction systems, renders, etc.) and manufacture at commercial scale. Partners to establish commercial agreements are also sought.
Biótica, Bioquímica Analítica,S.L. posted this:ULISENS Legionella Desktop AnalyzerFully automated equipment for 1 hour-determination of Legionella in concentrated water samples. The #ULISENS Desktop is a portable computer that makes it possible to analyze #Legionella in filtered water samples. With the "nespresso" philosophy, it uses a recyclable cartridge. "Push & Run" and the data is available in only 1 hour. It automates the rapid immunomagnetic method listed in the norm UNE100030:2017 for the control and prevention of #Legionella. (https://youtu.be/baiHP26xwCs)
University of Vigo posted this:Innovative process for the removal of persistent organic pollutants present in wastewater streams.This is the first time that surfactants-based aqueous phase segregation has been proposed for the remediation of aromatic organic pollutants. Up to know, biological degradation was used alone or in combination with other physical and chemical methods (e.g. volatilization, sorption, electrokinetic, oxidation, extraction with supercritical fluids, etc.), that often entail economic and environmental disadvantages. Therefore, the proposed strategy is an environmentally friendly alternative that entails benefits such as low energy consumption, low cost, availability of reagents at bulk quantities and easy implementation.
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
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Cracow University of Technology posted this:Beafire – simulating fire resistance of reinforced concrete beamsThe Beafire technology consists of an originally developed algorithm for finding fire resistance of reinforced concrete beams and a prototype of an engineering application based on it. The algorithm couples 1D mechanical modelling with 2D simulation of cross-section temperature distribution what makes it very efficient. The application consists of GUI and stimulation engine modules.
Servei de Gestió de la Innovació posted this:
Licensing Manager at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC
Alexander Kvashnin posted this:
Director at Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization of Novosibirsk State University
Universidad de Alicante posted this:New metal-free electrocatalysts for fuel cellsThe Carbon Materials and Environment Research Group of the University of Alicante has developed a new method for obtaining carbon materials with excellent properties such as electrocatalysts in fuel cells or metal-air batteries. The process is based on the thermal treatment of polyaniline (or its derivatives) at high temperature and allows to obtain metal-free carbon materials with a high performance, in a very simple, fast way and in a single stage. These novel materials are characterized by their excellent catalytic activity and selectivity in the oxygen reduction reaction in alkaline medium, they are very stable and resistant to methanol and carbon monoxide poisoning, and above all, they stand out for their low manufacturing cost, which makes them promising candidates to replace the current commercial platinum-based catalysts. We are looking for companies interested in acquiring this technology for commercial exploitation.
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Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew University posted this:A Novel Biosensor for Detecting Wine SpoilageIn the proposed research we describe a novel, efficient and low-cost approaches for detection of acetic acid in wines. The first technique is based on the interaction of acetic acid volatiles with a specific receptor from the bacterium Bacillus subtilis. The receptor, which is encoded within a bacterial biosensor, will activate a reporter gene in the presence of volatiles of acetic acid. Project ID : 8-2018-4662
Ivan Rodriguez Rosello posted this:
Licensing Manager at Universidad de Alicante