The aim of this project is to improve the quality and productivity of paper manufacturing by using fungal enzymes in order to control and remove slime and pitch deposition.
Explosive concrete spalling at high temperatures results in serious economic and human safety problems. A research programme will study innovative concretes using new fibre types able to exclude toxic effects and avoid spalling.
Investigation and characterisation of the performance of a new category of optical filters based on the combination of single mode polymer optical fibres and bragg gratings in order to offer a new level of performance compared to existing technologies.
Development of a new technology for building large length cruising yachts by using a carbon fibre (cf) material for the hull. This will be validated by a pilot test. The aim is to apply a new technology for the production of cf sheets.
New bioactive nanostructured composite implant materials will be developed for human bone substitutes. Development is based on the plasma processing of ceramic nanopowders and chemical technology for the production of nanosized hydroxyapatite powders.
Development of new alloys and new composite coatings for high performance engine components for the racing industry and future generation turbo diesel engines, with spin-offs in other industries including aernoautics, electronics and precision equipment.
The project aims at developing innovative intumescent coatings with: a) durability improvement for water based system, b) shorter drying time for solvent based system. The project will also look for powdered system development.
New polymer composites reinforced with carbon nanofibres and nanotubes will be investigated. The goals will be optimisation of the production leading to the best product for mechanical properties and the development of prototypes.
Development and testing of a novel 'tpn' duplex coating process to enable more biocompatible prostheses and wider use of weight and energy saving alloys in a wide range of industries.
Nano-crystalline aluminium alloys through melt-spinning and continuous rotary extrusion.