Food and fibre agroindustry extruder technology progress is hindered by high equipment costs,high energy consumption and low capacities (tons per unit). There is a need for simple, high input equipment for biopolymer extrusion.
Environmental pollution/unwanted plant-soil relationships reduce crop yield quality and quantity. This project will develop new cereal cultivars tolerant to abiotic stress and make them available for environmentally-sound agriculture.
Utilisation possibilities of natural mineral wastes/mineral wastes generated in various industrial processes to produce building materials to construct waste disposal sites and protection of existing hazardous waste disposal sites.
Using selected historical buildings as a basis, determine quantitative/chemical parameters and limit values to more accurately define historical properties so historical and current production methods/techniques can be compared.
Develop cheap adsorbents derived from various pyrolysis coal processes (low rank to anthracite); materials with specific adsorbent properties from pyrolysed/activated mixture of graphite intercalation compounds and coal-derived products.
Will support further development of abatement strategies within europe by providing an improved scientific basis for the quantification of source-receptor relationships for photo-oxidants and acidifying substances.
Optimized discontinuous duplex/multi-functional coatings, combining a pulse-plasma nitriding, implantation, pvd, which boosts blanking tools performance as improved mechanical support of coatings enables them to withstand higher loads.
Development of methodologies to identify dynamic models based on in-operation data, with an additional focus on monitoring and fault prediction and diagnosis. Applications in a variety of different sectors will be pursued.
Aim: exploit coal slimes by adapting preparation techniques for improved combustion in mechanically-stoked boilers, direct combustion in fluidised bed boilers. New coal-oil- water fuels will be developed.
Draw up a project of waste utilisation products from building demolition and production of building materials and their components for applications in highways and attendant infrastructure.