Focus on Sustainability

 

Renewable resources and energy production/conversion

Find new solutions to convert renewable energy sources (e.g. biomass, wind, solar, geothermal) into high energy densitiy's products and increasing the efficiency of the application of renewable energy sources.

Clean Technologies

Membrane techniques

The low energy need of the process compared to other separation techniques is the great advantage of this clean process. Membranes are used for the production of renewable materials and cleaning waste waters (regeneration of metals and solvents). The emission of waste products can be reduced significantly through membrane techniques.

Distillation, absorption

Regeneration of solvents from industrial wastes and side products, elimination of toxic compounds, wastewater treatment. Carbon dioxide absorption from flue gases and biogases.

 

The distillation columns and membranes which were designed by our Research Group are applied succesfully in several industrial companies.

Life cycle analyis

Idustrial processes and products must be designed considering the criterias of sustainability and green chemistry.  In order to do this an exhaustive environmental impact analysis (the so called life cycle analysis) must prior any plant/process design and construction phases to indetify possible hazardous environmental impacts and bottlenecks.

 

Integrated process design

Designing processes considering environmental impacts, process control and possible integration of heat and hybrid technologies.  This field requires modern modelling tools and the latest results of green chemistry.

Research Fields

Petroleum technologies
Heterogeneous catalysis
Homogeneous catalysis
Waste management technologies
Waste recycling technologies
Industrial chemistry
Environmental technologies
Carbon Capture and Utilization
Sewage treatment technologies
Organic chemistry technologies
Inorganic chemical technologies
Recycling technologies
Chemical technology
Green chemistry