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UATEC - Unidade de Transferência de Tecnologia posted this:Distributed interference cancelation based on outdated channel gain informationA group of researchers from a Portuguese university has developed a technology for distributed communication systems where several pairs of transmitters/receivers communicate simultaneously using the same resources. The invention aims to increase the throughput of current cellular communication systems. The advantages of this technology in relation to existing solutions are: 1) the throughput is enhanced and proportional to the square root of the number of transmitter/receiver pairs. 2) the interference is canceled using only outdated channel gain information and the interference removal procedure is distributed. The university is looking for companies on the wireless communications arena interested in improving the capacity of their communication systems.
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.
UATEC - Unidade de Transferência de Tecnologia posted this:Innovative water saving technology, based on recirculation of the same water when it is warming upThe present invention has the following advantages comparing to existing technologies: 1 - It is easy to mount, either in new construction or in existing, because it is a kit and does not involve works of alteration; 2 - It is modular, which allows scaling the technology to all sites or only where the highest consumption occur; 3 - It is reliable because it is based on components with many years of use in hot water systems; 4 - It is automatic, as it connects with the movement of opening a hot water tap on and automatically shuts down ; 5 - it is economic because while consuming electric power, consumption is very low and only for a few seconds; 6 - has a high cost-benefit ratio, it can generate savings that make the return on investment in short times.
UATEC - Unidade de Transferência de Tecnologia posted this:Production of a novel collagenase and applicationsThe described process for collagenase production and purification is rapid, cheap and reproducible. The obtained product is highly active and stable for long period storage (in solution or lyophilised). The features of this novel product are, certainly related to a novel domain organization and architecture not yet described for other collagenases
UATEC - Unidade de Transferência de Tecnologia posted this:Innovative method for extraction of triterpenic acidsIt is a process that, with a simple set of unitary operations, allows to get extracts with high triterpenic acids contents , from crude extracts of eucalyptus bark. This process can be easily integrated with existing pulp production, allowing even the subsequent exploitation of bark for energy production.
UATEC - Unidade de Transferência de Tecnologia 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
Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla posted this:PROCESS FOR PERFORMING TRANSESTERIFICATION REACTIONS USING ANIONIC CLAYS AND RESULTING PRODUCTS.The present invention refers to a process for performing transesterification reactions, mainly for obtaining alkyl ester from fatty acids and/or glycerine, more particularly for producing biodisel, which comprises the following stages: reaction of animal fats and/or vegetable oils either pure or used, with an alcohol at a temperature of from about 40 DEG C to about 300 DEG C in the presence of a catalyst that comprises the mixed oxides M2+OM3+2O3, M2+OMp+2OpM3+2O3 or mixtures thereof, where M2+ is a divalent cation, M3+ is a trivalent cation and Mp+ is at least a divalent or trivalent cation or a mixture thereof obtained by the calcination of materials, where the catalyst, previous the activation to be used as a catalyst, presents the X-ray diffraction pattern characteristic of the anionic clays which have a molar ratio M2+/M3 of 1 to 10, thus forming alkyl esters from fatty acids which are separated from the alcohol without reacting and from the glycerine, by decantation, filtration, centrif ugation and/or solid-liquid extraction.
Fundació URV posted this:Electronic nose device for early diagnosis of gastric cancerElectronic nose device capable of detecting volatile organic compounds (VOCs) present in the breath of people suffering from gastric cancer. The device allows the early diagnosis of gastric cancer through the analysis of exhaled breath samples. In this sense, this device could avoid the performance of unnecessary endoscopy to some patients. Therefore, it is a non-invasive technique. This device has been developed by a collaboration between two research groups of the Pamplona University of Colombia and the Rovira I Virgili University of Spain.
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University of Granada (OTRI) posted this:Method for treating and obtaining sub-products from residues proceeding from olive millsUGR has developed a procedure for treating residues from olive mills allowing to obtain sub-products with high added value for industry, through the use of clean technologies, without addition of external solvents or other agents during the process avoiding to generate additional residues. Along with residues treatment, the revalorization of effluents is achieved as a potential and profitable source of high-value antioxidants in the market and agro-food, cosmetic, pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries.
aws-Austria Wirtschaftsserviceges.m.b.H. posted this:FRIDS - Moisture–regulating indoor insulation system to improve energy efficiency of old buildingsOld buildings present a special challenge since it is often only possible to insulate them from the inside (e.g. at classified historical monuments). Furthermore, old buildings frequently suffer from damp and condensation problems. FRIDS is an indoor insulation system that guarantees heat insulation and moist removal sustainable solution for ground-contact wall fragments, fire walls, reveals, etc. and offers a permanent solution to this problems.
University of Huelva posted this:Measurement system for the identification and accurate determination of distorting loads in electrical networks and microgridsThe only measurement of distortion level in a network can highlight the need for action to control it. Among those actions is, for example, the use of power filters. However, the determination of the most suitable point where the filter must be connected and its most appropriate configuration requires further analysis of the micro-network (a subset of nodes in the network with different loads connected to each). Therefore, an additional study becomes necessary to establish the responsibility of each load in global distortion levels. In addition, the establishment of the model of the most responsible loads is also necessary in order to decide the filter configuration. In this sense, the load may be voltage distorting or current distorting. All this information is provided by the device of the invention. Indeed, the device, besides distributing the responsibility for overall levels of distortion between each agent, reports whether loads are voltage harmonics or current harmonic sources. This information is the most relevant to determining the power filter settings that best mitigate the distortion in each network node.
UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE posted this:Natural hybrids nanopigments synthesis for multiple industrial applications.The Colour and Vision Research Group of the University of Alicante has been designed a new process to develop nano-structured hybrid nanopigments (from synthetic or natural dyes). These nanopigments confer improved optical, thermal, and mechanical properties when they were applied on composite materials. The nanoclays, dyes, and additives have been selected depending on the composite matrix source. Also, it has been selected the additives order in the process of synthesis, based on the material properties that would be going to improve. The parameters that could be control with this new system are: the adsorbed dye concentration, the degradation temperature of the reinforced dye, the degradation temperature of the final nanocomposite, the bending resistant modulus, and the UV-VIS colour fastness. Also, it can be controlled the optical properties as transparency and colouring power degree. It is looking for companies interested in commercial exploitation of these new colored nanomaterials.
UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE posted this:Laboratory device to measure gas diffusion coefficients at real conditions.The Applied Petrology Group of the University of Alicante has developed an automatic device and a method to determine gas diffusion coefficients of single gases from a gas mixture under atmospheric conditions. The device works in a wide range of relative humidity and temperature and can be employed to test any permeable or porous material. The procedure allows to calculate the gas diffusion coefficients for samples with different size and nature (soils, rocks, concretes, synthetic materials, etc.). It is a non-destructive test that can be used to calculate the gas diffusion coefficients of more than one gas at the same time. It is looking for companies that are interested in this technology for its commercial exploitation.
Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla posted this:Process to obtain dimers, trimers and up to polymers from pyridinemethanol derivatives compoundsThe dimerization or polymerization reaction of pyridinic alcohols is carried out in order to produce novel products. The process is carried out in the absence or presence of some solvent, during the process of the current invention, temperature may be or may be not used as catalyst, in the process of the current invention the reaction may be or may not be catalyzed by the presence of a catalyst (acid or base), the resultant products can be produced and separated in an easy way, in the process of the current invention starting from pyridinic alcohols the resultant ethenediols can be produced by a single step reaction. The pyridinemethanol derivatives used as starting compounds, do not oxidize as easily and their handling is easier than that of other compounds. The products produced with etheneidol parts can be used as antioxidants due to their capacity to act as free radicals scavengers.
Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla posted this:Process for obtaining an adsorbent from a waste material and use of the adsorbentThis invention provides a natural waste material, specifically avocado seed, its preparation and use for the filling of columns used in the elimination of contaminants present in wastewater. The particles have an irregular shape and variable size for filling columns of different diameter and length. The adsorbent has sufficient hardness for avoiding a particle collapse. The material does not rot, is re-generable and ecological. In the present invention the preparation of the adsorbent, its pre-activation, carbonization and application to eliminate the color of textile wastewater is disclosed.; The color elimination from textile wastewater, as well as decrease of salts, total suspended solids, chemical oxygen demand (COD) and total organic carbon (TOC), is carried out passing the textile wastewater through a column filled with the prepared adsorbent. In batch systems metals dissolved in water can be eliminated.