The project concerns the safe and economically viable management and recovery of rare earth elements (ree) from different electronic waste compositions and origins. The challenge posed is the difficult, but highly rewarding, separations of the rare earth metal ions from variable complex matrices.
The principal raw materials now used for the production of polyurethane foams are petrochemical products. Some of the raw materials needed for the production of polyurethane can be obtained from renewable materials.
Development and production of biopreparations and a new generation of organo-mineral fertilisers promoting decomposition of post-harvest residues/straw, improving soil properties/increasing supperssivity of soil environment.
Development of applications for glucomannan polysaccharides and oligosaccharides derived from konjac plants which give substantial health benefits. In particular, prebiotic properties are addressed extensively.
Development of a hand sanitising system to reduce the time it takes to disinfect hands by up to 75% and cause less harm to the skin and environment. This will reduce the rate of hospital acquired infections and can be used in other industries such as food & beverage.
To identify novel dissociated vitamin d3 analogues that maintain the beneficial effects on bone cells while avoiding potential complications such as hypercalcemia
To develop a new type of organic fertilizer which will decrease the use of mineral fertilizers in agriculture production and in doing so will decrease nitrate quantities in food, soil and groundwater.
Development of an integrated concept for the further processing of glycerol fraction produced as a by-product in biodiesel plants, including final market product implementation in smes and hydrogen production for fuel cell systems
The aim of the project is to manufacture renewable plastics (phb, phbv) with a new industrial process.
Recycling of polyolefin-mixed films for the production of high-added value ldpe (low density polyethylene) film and pellets