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Chemical Process Engineering

The doctoral programme in Chemical Process Engineering was created officially in 1986 within the Department of Chemical Engineering at the UPC. In thirty years, around 160 doctoral degrees have been awarded. Most graduates have joined the business sector, universities or research centres.

The industrial applicability of the programme, which is aimed essentially at the development of innovative technologies and methods, has been a priority. The doctoral theses completed in this programme are characterised by innovation and originality, technological relevance and application in the areas of industrial production and environmental protection. The two main fields of action are the design, improvement, simulation and optimisation of operations and processes; and the analysis and reduction of all aspects of risk and environmental impact, including serious accidents, emissions and waste.

In 2004, the programme obtained the Quality Award from the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science (MCD2004-00410). It held this award without interruption until 2010. From 2011 to 2013 (the date of the last call), the programme held the Excellence Award (MEE2011-0313). The programme’s approach and experience have made it very attractive for students of other Catalan (30% in the last 5 years), Spanish (20% in the last 5 years) and American (35% in the last 5 years) universities.

Currently, the research developed in the programme is supported by five research groups, all of which have intense international activity. Four of them are recognised as consolidated groups by the Government of Catalonia and one as an emerging group. Research is carried out within European projects, funded by the state and regional governments, and projects for companies.

The work undertaken on the programme is of a scientific, academic and professional nature and of great interest. The chemical industry is of great importance to the Spanish economy and current society. Furthermore, 40% of the Spanish chemical industry is located in Catalonia (2008).

Scientific and academic aspects are reflected in the scientific results that have been achieved (publications and awards, among others) since the doctoral programme was first introduced. The professional interest of the programme is reflected in the fact that graduates have been recruited for positions of responsibility.



COORDINATOR

Casas Pons, Ignasi

CONTACT

Diagonal-Besòs Campus Management and Support Unit
Building A
Av. Eduard Maristany, 16
08019 Barcelona

(+34) 934 011 792

Programme website

General information

Access profile

Main entrance qualifications (in order of priority):

Chemical Engineering
Industrial Engineering
bachelor’s degree in Chemistry
Food Engineering

With no bridging courses:
master's degree in Chemical Engineering, master’s degree in Chemical Process Engineering, master's degree in Industrial Engineering (specialisation in Chemistry).

With bridging courses:
master’s degree in Chemistry, master’s degree in Biotechnology, master’s degree in Food Engineering, other master’s degrees in related areas.

Output profile

Doctoral candidates who complete a doctoral degree will have acquired the following competencies, which are needed to carry out quality research (Royal Decree 99/2011, of 28 January, which regulates official doctoral studies):

a) A systematic understanding of the field of study and a mastery of the research skills and methods related to the field.
b) An ability to conceive, design or create, put into practice and adopt a substantial process of research or creation.
c) An ability to contribute to pushing back the frontiers of knowledge through original research.
d) A capacity for critical analysis and an ability to assess and summarise new and complex ideas.
e) An ability to communicate with the academic and scientific community and with society in general as regards their fields of knowledge in the manner and languages that are typical of the international scientific community to which they belong.
f) An ability to foster scientific, technological, social, artistic and cultural progress in academic and professional contexts within a knowledge-based society.

The award of a doctoral degree must equip the graduate for work in a variety of settings, especially those requiring creativity and innovation. Doctoral graduates must have at least acquired the personal skills needed to:

a) Develop in contexts in which there is little specific information.
b) Find the key questions that must be answered to solve a complex problem.
c) Design, create, develop and undertake original, innovative projects in their field.
d) Work as part of a team and independently in an international or multidisciplinary context.
e) Integrate knowledge, deal with complexity and make judgements with limited information.
f) Offer criticism on and intellectually defend solutions.

Finally, with respect to competencies, doctoral students must:
a) have acquired advanced knowledge at the frontier of their discipline and demonstrated, in the context of internationally recognised scientific research, a deep, detailed and well-grounded understanding of theoretical and practical issues and scientific methodology in one or more research fields;
b) have made an original and significant contribution to scientific research in their field of expertise that has been recognised as such by the international scientific community;
c) have demonstrated that they are capable of designing a research project that serves as a framework for carrying out a critical analysis and assessment of imprecise situations, in which they are able to apply their contributions, expertise and working method to synthesise new and complex ideas that yield a deeper knowledge of the research context in which they work;
d) have developed sufficient autonomy to set up, manage and lead innovative research teams and projects and scientific collaborations (both national and international) within their subject area, in multidisciplinary contexts and, where appropriate, with a substantial element of knowledge transfer;
e) have demonstrated that they are able to carry out their research activity in a socially responsible manner and with scientific integrity;
f) have demonstrated, within their specific scientific context, that they are able to make cultural, social or technological advances and promote innovation in all areas within a knowledge-based society;
g) have demonstrated that they are able to participate in scientific discussions at the international level in their field of expertise and disseminate the results of their research activity to audiences of all kinds.

Students of the programme will have experience in various fields of research, development and innovation related with chemical process engineering that cover a wide range of situations.

The areas that they may develop could include:

Experience in the field of food products: durability, traceability, optimisation, hygiene and food engineering. Design and construction of new equipment or facilities in food companies, etc.

Capacity to integrate and intensify processes, manage and recover waste and control pollution.

Training in various fields relating to risk and safety. Mainly, they will have trained in risk analysis in the process industry, environmental risk assessment, and forest and interior fires.

In the area of nanotechnology, they will have gained, among other skills, the capacity to design, develop, characterise and test new catalysts based on nano- and micro-structures, for example, for the generation and purification of hydrogen. They may develop photocatalysts and photocatalytic reactors to generate hydrogen from water and sunlight, etc.

They could use separation technologies, for example, to eliminate water pollutants. They may develop new sensors as analytical methods for monitoring physicochemical parameters of interest in natural or industrial environments. In the field of waste, they will be able to study and characterise for proper treatment waste from various sources.

In any of the areas in which they develop their thesis, they are expected to have the capacity to conceive, design, implement and adopt a substantial research process. The programme will also provide them with the means to contribute to expanding the frontiers of knowledge through original research. In addition, they will be able to carry out a critical analysis, assessment and synthesis of new, complex ideas, at the same time as they will obtain the skills required to present the ideas and knowledge they have gained in academic and professional contexts.

Number of places

10

Duration of studies and dedication regime

Duration
The maximum period of study for full-time doctoral studies is three years, counted from the date of admission to the programme to the date of submission of the doctoral thesis. The academic committee of the doctoral programme may authorise a doctoral candidate to pursue doctoral studies on a part-time basis. In this case, the maximum period of study is five years, counting from the date of admission to the programme to the date of submission of the doctoral thesis. For calculating these periods, the date of admission is considered to be the date of the first enrolment for tutorials, and the date of submission the moment in which the Doctoral School officially deposits the doctoral thesis.

For full-time doctoral candidates, the minimum period of study is two years, counted from the date of an applicant's admission to the programme until the date on which the doctoral thesis is deposited; for part-time doctoral candidates it is four years. When there are justified grounds for doing so, and the thesis supervisor and academic tutor have given their authorisation, doctoral candidates may request that the academic committee of their doctoral programme exempt them from the minimum period of study requirement.

The calculation of periods of study will not include periods of absence due to illness, pregnancy or any other reason provided for in the regulations in force. Students who find themselves in any of these circumstances must notify the academic committee of the doctoral programme, which, where appropriate, must inform the Doctoral School. Doctoral candidates may also temporarily withdraw from the programme for up to one year, and this period may be extended for an additional year. Doctoral candidates who wish to interrupt their studies must submit a justified request to the academic committee of the doctoral programme, which will decide whether or not to approve the request. Each programme will establish conditions for readmission to doctoral studies.

Extension
If full-time doctoral candidates have not applied to deposit their thesis by the end of the three-year period of study, the academic committee of the programme may authorise an extension of up to one year. In exceptional circumstances, a further one-year extension may be granted, subject to the conditions established by the corresponding doctoral programme. In the case of part-time doctoral candidates, an extension of two years may be authorised. In both cases, in exceptional circumstances a further one-year extension may be granted by the Doctoral School's Standing Committee, upon the submission of a reasoned application by the academic committee of the doctoral programme.

Dismissal from the doctoral programme
A doctoral candidate may be dismissed from a doctoral programme for the following reasons:

  • The doctoral candidate submitting a justified application to withdraw from the programme.
  • The maximum period of study and of extensions thereof ending.
  • The doctoral candidate not having enrolled every academic year (unless he or she has been authorised to temporarily withdraw).
  • The doctoral candidate failing two consecutive assessments.
  • The doctoral candidate having disciplinary proceedings filed against him or her that rule that he or she must be dismissed from the UPC.

Dismissal from the programme implies that doctoral candidates cannot continue studying at the UPC and the closing of their academic record. This notwithstanding, they may apply to the academic committee of the programme for readmission and the committee must reevaluate them in accordance with the criteria established in the regulations.

Enrollment aid

The programme does not provide any specific grants to cover enrolment fees. Exceptionally, research groups may establish one-off grants.

Organization

COORDINATOR:
ACADEMIC COMMISSION OF THE PROGRAM:
Other Universities:



STRUCTURAL UNITS:
  • Department of Chemical Engineering (PROMOTORA)
Specific URL of the doctoral program:
https://eebe.upc.edu/ca/estudis/estudis-de-doctorat/doctorat-en-enginyeria-de-processos-quimics/index

CONTACT:

Diagonal-Besòs Campus Management and Support Unit
Building A
Av. Eduard Maristany, 16
08019 Barcelona

(+34) 934 011 792


Agreements with other institutions

Ag:

The China Scholarship Council (CSC)
University of Tunis El Manar (Tunisia)
University of the Andes (Colombia)
National University of Colombia (CO)

Collaborations:

The Department of Chemical Engineering has a wide network of contacts with prestigious universities and research centres based in other countries, with which it has active exchange programme involving students and researchers. As an example, we could mention:

Amirkabir University of Technology (IR)
Bremen University (DE)
Brookhaven National Laboratories (US)
Carnegie Mellon University (US)
Catholic University of Leuven (BE)
Chalmers University of Technology (SE)
Cornell University (US)
Cranfield University (UK)
Delft Technical University (NL)
École des Mines d’Alès (IMT Mines d’Alès) (FR)
ETH Zürich (CH)
Imperial College (UK)
Institut de Recherches sur la Catalyse et l’Environnement de Lyon (FR)
Institute of Chemical Technology, TU Bergakademie Freiberg (DE)
JRC Karlsruhe (DE)
Politecnico di Torino (IT)
Poznań Institute of Technology (PL)
Tecnológico de Monterrey (MX)
Universidad de San Luis (AR)
Universidad de Tarapacá (CL)
Universidad Nacional del Litoral (AR)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa – UNL (PT)
Università degli Studi di Palermo (IT)
Università degli Studi di Udine (IT)
Università della Calabria (IT)
Università di Bologna (IT)
Università La Sapienza (IT)
Universitat de Barcelona (ES)
Université des Sciences et de la Technologie Mohamed Boudiaf (DZ)
Université Oran 1 (DZ)
University of Edinburgh (UK)
University of Helsinki (FI)
University of Plymouth (UK)
University of Reading (UK)
Wageningen University (NL)

Access, admission and registration

Access profile

Main entrance qualifications (in order of priority):

Chemical Engineering
Industrial Engineering
bachelor’s degree in Chemistry
Food Engineering

With no bridging courses:
master's degree in Chemical Engineering, master’s degree in Chemical Process Engineering, master's degree in Industrial Engineering (specialisation in Chemistry).

With bridging courses:
master’s degree in Chemistry, master’s degree in Biotechnology, master’s degree in Food Engineering, other master’s degrees in related areas.

Access requirements

Applicants must hold a Spanish bachelor’s degree or equivalent and a Spanish master’s degree or equivalent, provided they have completed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits on the two degrees (Royal Decree 43/2015, of 2 February)

In addition, the following may apply:

  • Holders of an official degree awarded by a university in Spain or any other country in the European Higher Education Area, pursuant to the provisions of Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007, of 29 October, which establishes official university course regulations, who have completed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits on official university degrees, of which at least 60 must be at the master's degree level.
  • Holders of an official Spanish bachelor’s degree comprising at least 300 credits, as provided for by EU regulations. Holder of degrees of this kind must complete bridging courses unless the curriculum of the bachelor’s degree in question included research training credits equivalent in value to those which would be earned on a master's degree.
  • Holders of an official university qualification who, having passed the entrance examination for specialised medical training, have completed at least two years of a training course leading to an official degree in a health-sciences specialisation.
  • Holders of a degree issued under a foreign education system. In these cases, homologation is not required, but the UPC must verify that the degree certifies a level of training equivalent to an official Spanish master's degree and qualifies the holder for admission to doctoral studies in the country where it was issued. Admission on this basis does not imply homologation of the foreign degree or its recognition for any purpose other than admission to doctoral studies.
  • Holders of a Spanish doctoral qualification issued under previous university regulations.
  • Note 1: Doctoral studies entrance regulations for holders of an undergraduate degree awarded before the introduction of the EHEA (CG 47/02 2014)

    Note 2: Governing Council Decision 64/2014, which approves the procedure and criteria for assessing the fulfilment of academic admission requirements for doctoral studies by holders of non-homologated foreign degrees (CG 25/03 2014)

Admission criteria and merits assessment

Weighting
1. Academic curriculum of the candidate: type of training and grades obtained (weighting: 60%).
2. Research experience (weighting: 15%).
3. Grants and/or financial aid that have been awarded to the doctoral student (weighting: 20%).
4. Other merits (5%).


Admissions body

The programme has an academic committee that assesses the students’ applications. This committee is comprised of four representatives of lecturers on the programme, the coordinator (who chairs the committee), a student representative and an administrator (who does not vote). Every month, the committee reviews the applications that are received through various channels (pre-enrolment computer application, e-mail and in person). The doctoral programme has a specific form where doctoral students can express their scientific and technical interests. With this information, the academic committee of the programme can channel accepted applications in relation to the needs and capacity of the research groups, to assign tutors/thesis supervisors.
The committee also establishes the bridging courses that candidates must take if considered necessary for admission, to guarantee skills, knowledge and abilities, up to a maximum of 60 ECTS.

Training complements

The academic committee of the doctoral programme may require that candidates pass specific bridging courses, based on their academic background. In such cases, the committee will keep track of the bridging courses completed and establish appropriate criteria to limit their duration. Bridging courses could be related to research or cross-disciplinary training. However, doctoral students can never be asked to complete bridging courses worth 60 ECTS or more.

This additional training is carried out within the framework of the master’s degree in Chemical Engineering - Smart Chemical Factories, which is offered by the Barcelona East School of Engineering (EEBE) or within the cross-disciplinary courses programmed by the UPC.

The master’s degree in Chemical Engineering (recently verified) is the course that is considered to be associated with the doctoral programme in Chemical Process Engineering.

The bridging courses that doctoral students should take are selected by the academic committee from the subjects of the master’s degree, depending on the students’ academic background and knowledge gaps.

Enrolment period for new doctoral students

The ordinary enrolment begins in September and ends on 15 October every academic year. However, the enrolment date depends on the ruling on admission.

More information at the registration section for new doctoral students

Enrolment period

The enrolment period is between 15 September and 15 October each academic year.

More information at the general registration section

Monitoring and evaluation of the doctoral student

Procedure for the preparation and defense of the research plan

Doctoral candidates must submit a research plan, which will be included in their doctoral student activity report, before the end of the first year. The plan may be improved over the course of the doctoral degree. It must be endorsed by the tutor and the supervisor, and it must include the method that is to be followed and the aims of the research.

At least one of these annual assessments will include a public presentation and defence of the research plan and work done before a committee composed of three doctoral degree holders, which will be conducted in the manner determined by each academic committee. The examination committee awards a Pass or Fail mark. A Pass mark is a prerequisite for continuing on the doctoral programme. Doctoral candidates awarded a Fail mark must submit a new research plan for assessment by the academic committee of the doctoral programme within six months.

The committee assesses the research plan every year, in addition to all of the other activities in the doctoral student activity report. Doctoral candidates who are awarded two consecutive Fail marks for the research plan will be obliged to definitely withdraw from the programme.

If they change the subject of their thesis, they must submit a new research plan.

Formation activities

Activity: Tutorial.
Hours: 288.
Type: compulsory.
Activity: Courses.
Hours: 30.

Type: optional.

Activity: Seminars.
Hours: 12.
Type: optional.

Activity: Workshops.
Hours: 8.
Type: optional.

Activity: Research stays.
Hours: 480.
Type: optional.

Activity: Mobility.
Hours: 80.
Type: optional.

Activity: Conferences.
Hours: 72.
Type: optional.

Activity: Publications.
Hours: 75.
Type: optional.

Activity: Information skills.
Hours: 1.5.
Type: optional.

Activity: Research methodology.
Hours: 12.
Type: optional.

Activity: Innovation and creativity.
Hours: 8.
Type: optional.

Activity: Language and communication skills.
Hours: 18.
Type: optional.

Activity: Assessment of the doctoral student activity report (DAD) and the research plan.
Hours: 4.
Type: compulsory.

Procedure for assignment of tutor and thesis director

The academic committee of the doctoral programme assigns a thesis supervisor to each doctoral candidate when they are admitted or enrol for the first time, taking account of the thesis supervision commitment referred to in the admission decision.

The thesis supervisor will ensure that training activities carried out by the doctoral candidate are coherent and suitable, and that the topic of the candidate’s doctoral thesis will have an impact and make a novel contribution to knowledge in the relevant field. The thesis supervisor will also guide the doctoral candidate in planning the thesis and, if necessary, tailoring it to any other projects or activities undertaken. The thesis supervisor will generally be a UPC professor or researcher who holds a doctoral degree and has documented research experience. This includes PhD-holding staff at associated schools (as determined by the Governing Council) and UPC-affiliated research institutes (in accordance with corresponding collaboration and affiliation agreements). When thesis supervisors are UPC staff members, they also act as the doctoral candidate’s tutor.

PhD holders who do not meet these criteria (as a result of their contractual relationship or the nature of the institution to which they are attached) must be approved by the UPC Doctoral School's Standing Committee in order to participate in a doctoral programme as researchers with documented research experience.

The academic committee of the doctoral programme may approve the appointment of a PhD-holding expert who is not a UPC staff member as a candidate’s thesis supervisor. In such cases, the prior authorisation of the UPC Doctoral School's Standing Committee is required. A UPC staff member who holds a doctoral degree and has documented research experience must also be proposed to act as a co-supervisor, or as the doctoral candidate’s tutor if one has not been assigned.

A thesis supervisor may step down from this role if there are justified reasons (recognised as valid by the committee) for doing so. If this occurs, the academic committee of the doctoral programme will assign the doctoral candidate a new thesis supervisor.

Provided there are justified reasons for doing so, and after hearing any relevant input from the doctoral candidate, the academic committee of the doctoral programme may assign a new thesis supervisor at any time during the period of doctoral study.

If there are academic reasons for doing so (an interdisciplinary topic, joint or international programmes, etc.) and the academic committee of the programme gives its approval, an additional thesis supervisor may be assigned. Supervisors and co-supervisors have the same responsibilities and academic recognition.

The maximum number of supervisors of a doctoral thesis is two: a supervisor and a co-supervisor.

For theses carried out under a cotutelle agreement or as part of an Industrial Doctorate, if necessary and if the agreement foresees it this maximum number of supervisors may not apply. This notwithstanding, the maximum number of supervisors belonging to the UPC is two.

More information at the PhD theses section

Permanence

The academic committee of the programme may authorise an extension of up to one year for full-time doctoral candidates who have not applied to deposit their thesis by the end of the three-year period of study, in the terms outlined in the Academic Regulations for Doctoral Studies of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. In the case of part-time candidates, an extension of two years may be authorised. In both cases, in exceptional circumstances a further one-year extension may be granted by the Doctoral School's Standing Committee, upon the submission of a reasoned application by the academic committee of the doctoral programme.

A doctoral candidate may be dismissed from a doctoral programme for the following reasons:

  • The doctoral candidate submitting a justified application to withdraw from the programme.
  • The maximum period of study and of extensions thereof ending.
  • The doctoral candidate not having enrolled every academic year (unless he or she has been authorised to temporarily withdraw).
  • The doctoral candidate failing two consecutive assessments.
  • The doctoral candidate having disciplinary proceedings filed against him or her that rule that he or she must be dismissed from the UPC.

Dismissal from the programme implies that doctoral candidates cannot continue studying at the UPC and the closing of their academic record. This notwithstanding, they may apply to the academic committee of the programme for readmission and the committee must reevaluate them in accordance with the criteria established in the regulations.

International Mention

The doctoral degree certificate may include International Doctorate mention. In this case, the doctoral candidate must meet the following requirements:

a) During the period of study leading to the award of the doctoral degree, the doctoral candidate must have spent at least three months at a respected higher education institution or research centre outside Spain to complete courses or do research work. The stays and activities carried out must be endorsed by the thesis supervisor and authorised by the academic committee of the programme. The candidate must provide a certifying document issued by the person responsible for the research group of the body or bodies where the stay or activity was completed. This information will be added to the doctoral student’s activity report.
b) Part of the thesis (at least the summary and conclusions) must be written and presented in one of the languages commonly used for science communication in the relevant field of knowledge, which must not be an official language of Spain. This rule does not apply to stays and reports in Spanish or to experts from Spanish-speaking countries.
c) At least two PhD-holding experts belonging to a higher education institution or research centre outside Spain must have issued officially certified reports on the thesis.
d) The thesis examination committee must have included at least one PhD-holding expert from a higher education or research institution outside Spain who was not responsible for the candidate’s stay abroad (point a) above).
e) The thesis defence must have taken place on UPC premises or, in the case of joint programmes, at the location specified in the collaboration agreement.

Learning resources

The research groups that participate in the doctoral programme have undertaken a high number of national and international projects and have consolidated research experience. The material, scientific and technological resources that are available fully cover the students’ needs as they prepare their doctoral theses. The following general resources are available in the Department of Chemical Engineering, in the Barcelona East School of Engineering (EEBE) and the Barcelona School of Industrial Engineering (ETSEIB). 

• Research laboratories: chemical reactors, unit operations, separation processes, advanced waste treatment, analysis of thermal characteristics of fuels, analysis of atmospheric pollutants, analytical techniques for characterisation of solids, etc.

• Computer centres and computer rooms equipped with a powerful range of software: simulation and optimisation of processes, simulation and optimisation of operations, mathematical modelling of accidents (explosions, fires, toxic clouds), etc.

Doctoral Theses

List of authorized thesis for defense

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List of lodged theses

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List of defended theses by year

  • VILLASANTE DUEÑAS, JULIANA: Antioxidant properties and applications of pecan (Carya illinoinensis)
    Author: VILLASANTE DUEÑAS, JULIANA
    Thesis file: (contact the Doctoral School to confirm you have a valid doctoral degree and to get the link to the thesis)
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN CHEMICAL PROCESS ENGINEERING
    Department: Department of Chemical Engineering (EQ)
    Mode: Temporary seizure
    Reading date: 18/02/2021
    Thesis director: ALMAJANO PABLOS, MARIA PILAR | METÓN TEIJEIRO, ISIDORO

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: RASO PUEYO, JAVIER
         SECRETARI: SAPERAS PLANA, NURIA
         VOCAL: SERNA-SALDÍVAR, SERGIO ROMÁN OTHÓN
         VOCAL: HARO BAUTISTA, DIEGO
         VOCAL: KURI, VICTOR
    Thesis abstract: At the present time, the environmental challenges are the second concern on a global level, and the first one in some countries. This is one of the main reasons behind the recent boost of new methods of production within the agri-food sector. Adopting a circular economy model, for example, means aiming at reducing, reusing and processing wastes. Wastes and food sub-products are a potential source of bioactive compounds, some of which can have antioxidant properties. In recent years, they have become more relevant in the food and drug industry, since they represent a good alternative in the formulation of functional foods, such as additives or even in the production of drugs.The main focus of this dissertation was on the pecan shell (Carya illinoinensis) and its fruit. Secondly, the roselle flower (Hibiscus sabdariffa) and the cayenne pepper (Capsicum annuum) were also studied as well. These plants or their extract have antioxidant and, to a lesser extent, antibacterial properties on food.Firstly, the total polyphenols content (TPC) and the antiradical activity were identified and analyzed through several methods. Secondly, the potential synergetic effects of these plants in real food environments, such as oil-in-water emul- sions, fish and beef patties were evaluated.On the other side, active packaging was also part of the study. Films were created from a basis of gelatine, with extracts of the pecan shell and the fruit. The film was characterized and evaluated both in its interaction with the food (ham- burger), analyzing the delay in the oxidation, and for its mechanical and physic-chemical properties. Also, the film Poly (¿-dodecyl ¿-glutamate) (PAAG-12) was formed by adding ¿-tocopherol (one of the main compounds of the pecan shell) and was compared to the polylactic acid film in similar conditions.The process of extrusion of the pecan shell was optimized. The extrudate shell was added as a new ingredient to the development of bread and tortilla production. The extruded pecan shell was encapsulated and its antioxidant activity was evaluated in patties of salmon. At the same time, the fermentation of the original pecan shell and extruded shell with Aspergillus oryzae fungus were studied.Along with the antioxidant analysis, an in vitro evaluation was conducted on the antiproliferative activity of the extract from the fruit and shell of the pecan nut, in cultures of cells derived from tumors.The results obtained from the pecan shell extract show high levels of TPC and good antiradical activity, similar to the values for the extract of green tea. At the same time, both the fruit and the pecan shell had a positive effect, slowing the formation of hydroperoxides in emulsions.The synergy between the fruit of the nut and the roselle flower slowed down the fat oxidation in sardine burgers, thus decreasing the formation of reactive compounds to malondialdehyde and volatile compounds. Similar results were achieved in meat, by the addition of the mix of the pecan shell with the roselle flower and the cayenne pepper.Concerning the two types of film developed, the result was positive both in terms of decrease of compounds, generated from the primary oxidation in emulsions, and the secondary oxidation in meat.The extrusion of the pecan shell increased significantly the antioxidant properties and up to three times the content of soluble fiber versus the non-extruded pecan shell. The addition of this new ingredient in bread, tortillas and capsules showed favorable results. Moreover, the extracts of both the fruit and the pecan shell showed an anti-proliferative activity in cell cultures derived from tumors. Taking advantage of residues like the pecan shell in order to obtain products with an added value represents an environmentally conscious option. Moreover, the synergies between different plants increased the antioxidant and antimicrobial activities, and potentially allowing the replacement of synthetics additives in food

Last update: 27/02/2021 06:02:46.

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RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Lopez, J.; Reig, M.; Vecino, X.; Gibert, O.; Cortina, J. (2020). Comparison of acid-resistant ceramic and polymeric nanofiltration membranes for acid mine waters treatment. - Chemical engineering journal, ISSN: 1385-8947 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 8.355; Quartil: Q1)

Lopez, J.; Reig, M.; Vecino, X.; Gibert, O.; Cortina, J. (2020). From nanofiltration membrane permeances to design projections for the remediation and valorisation of acid mine waters. - Science of the total environment, ISSN: 0048-9697 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 5.589; Quartil: Q1)

AUTHOR:RENGEL DARNACULLETA, FRANCISCO DE BORJA
Title:Validation of CFD codes for risk analysis of accidental hydrocarbon fires
Reading date:13/12/2019
Director:PASTOR FERRER, ELSA
Co-director:PLANAS CUCHI, EULALIA
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Rengel, F.; Àgueda, Alba; Pastor, E.; Casals, J.; Planas, E.; Hu, L.; Palacios Rosas, Adriana (2020). Experimental and computational analysis of vertical jet fires of methane in normal and sub-atmospheric pressures. - Fuel, ISSN: 0016-2361 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 5.128; Quartil: Q1)

AUTHOR:PAVÓN REGAÑA, SANDRA
Title:Rare earth elements recovery from E-wastes by solvent extraction and supported liquid membrane processes
Reading date:28/11/2019
Director:SASTRE REQUENA, ANA MARIA
Co-director:FORTUNY SANROMA, AGUSTIN
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Pavon, S.; Fortuny, A.; Coll, M.T.; Becue-Bertaut, M.; Sastre, A. (2020). Permeability dependencies on the carrier concentration and membrane viscosity for Y(III) and Eu(III) transport by using liquid membranes. - Separation and purification technology, ISSN: 1383-5866 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 5.107; Quartil: Q1)

AUTHOR:VALERO PÉREZ, MARIO MIGUEL
Title:Infrared image processing tools for automated aerial remote sensing of active wildland fires
Reading date:30/10/2019
Director:PLANAS CUCHI, EULALIA
Co-director:PASTOR FERRER, ELSA
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
AUTHOR:AUDINO, FRANCESCA
Title:Advanced oxidation process models for optimisation and decision making support in water management
Reading date:20/06/2019
Director:GRAELLS SOBRE, MOISES
Co-director:PEREZ MOYA, MONTSERRAT
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Audino, F.; Pérez-Moya, M.; Graells, M.; Espuña, A.; Csukas, B.; Varga, M. (2020). A novel modeling approach for a generalizable photo-Fenton-based degradation of organic compounds. - Environmental science and pollution research, ISSN: 0944-1344 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 2.914; Quartil: Q2)

AUTHOR:DOMBAYCI, CANAN
Title:Conceptual modelling for integrated decision-making in process systems
Reading date:27/05/2019
Director:ESPUÑA CAMARASA, ANTONIO
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
AUTHOR:SANCHO LACALLE, IRENE
Title:Towards the wastewater treatment plant of the future: integration of carbon redirection and nitrogen recovery technologies
Reading date:12/12/2018
Director:CORTINA PALLAS, JOSE LUIS
Co-director:ARESPACOCHAGA SANTIAGO, NICOLÁS DE
Co-director:LÓPEZ PALAU, SILVIA
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Sancho, I.; López Palau, Silvia; de Arespacochaga, N.; Cortina, J. (2019). New concepts on carbon redirection in wastewater treatment plants: a review. - Science of the total environment, ISSN: 0048-9697 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 6.551; Quartil: Q1)

AUTHOR:RIOS I RUBIRAS, ORIOL
Title:Inverse modelling in wildfire spread forecasting: towards a data-driven system
Reading date:30/11/2018
Director:PASTOR FERRER, ELSA
Co-director:PLANAS CUCHI, EULALIA
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Valero, M.; Jimenez, D.; Butler, B.; Mata, C.; Rios, O.; Pastor, E.; Planas, E. (2018). On the use of compact thermal cameras for quantitative wildfire monitoring.

AUTHOR:YOU CHEN, XIALEI
Title:Nutrient recovery from waste water treatment plant by sorption processes: technical and economic analysis
Reading date:29/11/2018
Director:VALDERRAMA ANGEL, CESAR ALBERTO
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Fernandez Alcaraz, Javier (2019). ESTUDI HIGIÈNIC COMPOSTOS ORGÀNICS VOLÀTILS (COV'S).

Paredes Román, Javier Adrian (2019). Análisis de riesgos emergentes enfocado en nuevos modelos laborales..

Suñé Pou, David (2019). Construcción de una sala de fraccionamiento con exposición a sustancias químicas..

Rifi Setti, Otman (2019). La Prevención de Riesgos Laborales, aplicada a los voluntarios, Sant Joan de Deu, Serveis Socials..

You, X.; Valderrama, C.; Cortina, J. (2019). Nutrients recovery from treated secondary mainstream in an urban wastewater treatment plant: a financial assessment case study. - Science of the total environment, ISSN: 0048-9697 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 6.551; Quartil: Q1)

AUTHOR:VERA I CANUDAS, MARC
Title:Evaluating the role of natural organic matter in the operation of a drinking water treatment plant incorporating membrane technologies
Reading date:23/07/2018
Director:CORTINA PALLAS, JOSE LUIS
Co-director:GIBERT AGULLO, ORIOL
Mention:
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
AUTHOR:RAMÍREZ CAMACHO, JAIME GIOVANNI
Title:Contribución al análisis de riesgos en el transporte de materiales peligrosos por tubería
Reading date:15/12/2017
Director:CASAL FABREGA, JOAQUIM
Co-director:PASTOR FERRER, ELSA
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Amaya, R.; Ramírez-Camacho, J. G.; Pastor, E.; Casal, J.; Muñoz, F. (2018). Crater formation by the rupture of underground natural gas pipelines: a probabilistic-based model. - Journal of natural gas science and engineering, ISSN: 1875-5100 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 3.859; Quartil: Q1)

AUTHOR:REIG I AMAT, MÒNICA
Title:Integration of electrically driven membrane separation processes for water treatment and resources recovery
Reading date:19/12/2016
Director:CORTINA PALLAS, JOSE LUIS
Co-director:GIBERT AGULLO, ORIOL
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Laiseca García, Andrea Catalina (2017). Separación de cobre, zinc y arsénico en aguas ácidas por medio de Electrodiálisis.

Martín Gil, Kevin (2017). Valorización de metales y nacidos de aguas de procesos metalúrgicos por integración de tecnologías de membranas..

Pagès, N.; Reig, M.; Gibert, O.; Cortina, J. (2017). Trace ions rejection tunning in NF by selecting solution composition: Ion permeances estimation. - Chemical engineering journal, ISSN: 1385-8947 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 6.735; Quartil: Q1)

Reig, M.; Vecino, X.; Valderrama, C.; Gibert, O.; Cortina, J. (2017). Application of selectrodialysis for the removal of as from metallurgical process waters: Recovery of Cu and Zn. - Separation and purification technology, ISSN: 1383-5866 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 3.927; Quartil: Q1)

Vecino, X.; Reig, M.; Valderrama, C.; Gibert, O.; Cortina, J. (2017). Selectrodialysis process for heavy metal separation and recovery from metallurgical process streams.

Lopez, J.; Reig, M.; Licon, E.; Gibert, O.; Yaroshchuk, A.; Torres, E.; Ayora, C.; Cortina, J. (2017). Evaluation of nanofiltration membranes for recovery and concentration of rare earth elements from acidic waters.

Reig, M.; Vecino, X.; Lopez, J.; Valderrama, C.; Gibert, O.; Cortina, J. (2017). Valorisation of dye chemical industrial brines by selectrodialysis to promote a circular economy scheme.

Vecino, X.; Reig, M.; Lopez, J.; Valderrama, C.; Gibert, O.; Cortina, J. (2017). Integration of liquid membrane contactors on the valorization of nitrogen from treated wastewaters as liquid fertilizers: process limitations due to water transport.

Lopez, J.; Reig, M.; Vecino, X.; Valderrama, C.; Gibert, O.; Yaroshchuk, A.; Cortina, J. (2017). Transport performance of nanofiltration membranes in metallurgical and mining efflents: Modelling the separation of oxyacids (H2SO4 and H3AsO4) from metallic species (Cu, Zn).

Reig, M.; Vecino, X.; Lopez, J.; Valderrama, C.; Gibert, O.; Cortina, J. (2017). Zinc and arsenic separation from an industrial acid effluent by means of an electrodialysis-based technology (selectrodialysis).

Vecino, X.; Reig, M.; Lopez, J.; Sancho, I.; Valderrama, C.; Gibert, O.; Cortina, J. (2017). Liquid-liquid membrane contactor for ammonia separation and recovery as liquid fertilizers.

AUTHOR:GALLEGO IRADI, MARÍA GABRIELA
Title:Estudio de la actividad antioxidante de diversas plantas aromáticas y/o comestibles
Reading date:24/10/2016
Director:ALMAJANO PABLOS, MARIA PILAR
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Gallego, M.; Rodriguez-Cabo, T.; Rodriguez-Pereiro, I.; Almajano, María Pilar (2016). Analytical characterization of polyphenols from tara and caesalpinia decapetala as stabilizers of O/W Emulsions. - Journal of food science, ISSN: 0022-1147 (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 1.815; Quartil: Q2)

Almajano, María Pilar; Azman, A.; Skowyra, M.; Gallego, M.; Muhammad, K. (2017). Evaluation of the antioxidant activity of Betula pendula leaves extract and its effects on model foods. - Pharmaceutical biology, ISSN: 1388-0209 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 1.918; Quartil: Q2)

AUTHOR:PAGÈS HERNANDO, NEUS
Title:Nanofiltration and Hybrid Sorption - Ultrafiltration Processes for Improving Water Quality
Reading date:15/09/2016
Director:CORTINA PALLAS, JOSE LUIS
Co-director:GIBERT AGULLO, ORIOL
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Pagès, N.; Gibert, O.; Bernat, X.; Cortina, J. (2016). Removal of dissolved organic carbon and bromide by a hybrid MIEX-ultrafiltration system: Insight into the behaviour of organic fractions. - Chemical engineering journal, ISSN: 1385-8947 (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 6.216; Quartil: Q1)

Pagès, N.; Valderrama, C.; Bernat, X.; Gibert, O.; Cortina, J. (2017). Integration of a hybrid ion exchange – membrane filtration process for reduction of disinfection by-products in drinking surface waters: dissolved organic carbon and bromide removal. - Chemical engineering journal, ISSN: 1385-8947 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 6.735; Quartil: Q1)

AUTHOR:HJAILA, KEFAH
Title:Towards multi enterprise-wide coordination for large-scale chemical supply chains
Reading date:06/09/2016
Director:ESPUÑA CAMARASA, ANTONIO
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
AUTHOR:HEMMATIAN, BEHROUZ
Title:Contribution to the study of Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosions and their mechanical effects
Reading date:18/07/2016
Director:CASAL FABREGA, JOAQUIM
Co-director:PLANAS CUCHI, EULALIA
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Hemmatian, B.; Planas, E.; Casal, J. (2017). Comparative analysis of BLEVE mechanical energy and overpressure modelling. - Process safety and environmental protection, ISSN: 0957-5820 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 3.441; Quartil: Q1)

AUTHOR:HERMASSI, MEHREZ
Title:Valorization of phosphate from industrial and domestic effluents as by-products for fertilizers production
Reading date:27/02/2016
Director:HARROUCH EP BATIS, NARJES
Co-director:CORTINA PALLAS, JOSE LUIS
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
AUTHOR:SILVENTE SAIZ, JAVIER
Title:Improving the tactical and operational decision making procedures in Chemical Supply Chains
Reading date:17/02/2016
Director:ESPUÑA CAMARASA, ANTONIO
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
RELATED PUBLICATIONS

Research projects

START DATEEND DATEACTIVITYFINANCING ENTITY
01/10/202030/09/20223D Fire LABoratoryCommission of European Communities
01/07/202031/12/2023Caracterización y estudio de análogos químicos del combustible nuclear irradiado (SNF) en las condiciones esperadas en un almacenamiento definitivo, en condiciones reductoras y parcialmente oxidantesENRESA
15/06/202015/06/2020The porpuse of the cooperation between the parties to help the develpment of coupled-firea atmosphere models. The objective of this project is to build a model comparison exercicse to test the modelsUS FOREST SERVICE
01/06/202031/05/2024Circular Processing of Seawater Brines from Saltworks for Recovery of Valuable Raw MaterialsCommission of European Communities
01/06/202031/05/2024Development of radical innovations to recover minerals and metals from seawater desalination brinesCommission of European Communities
11/03/202012/06/2020Estudio sobre la calidad del aire en las inmediaciones de la instalación industrial de Silvalac en Els Pallaresos y elaboración de un análisis cuantitativo de riesgos para la salud humanaSILVALAC, S.A.
10/02/202010/09/2020Evaluación de nanopartículas (NPs) de hierro (Fe) para potenciar la desnitrificación de aguas subterráneas contaminadas por nitratos.FUN.CEN. ANDALUZ INVESTIG.DEL AGUA
01/02/202030/04/2022Desenvolupament d’eines per al suport en l’implementació i en la gestió de la reutilitació (SUGGEREIX).AGÈNCIA CATALANA DE L'AIGUA
01/01/202001/01/2023Ús eficient de recursos de rentat industrial.AGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
11/11/201920/12/2019Mesures d'absorció/desorció de CO2REFTRANS SA
02/10/201930/10/2022Assessorament expert al projecte europeu GUARDIAN, dedicat a la implementació de tecnologies d'irrigació per a la protecció d'interfícies urbano-forestals.ECORYS Nederland BV
15/09/201915/03/2020Verificació complementària en relació als paràmetres emprats i al correcte procés de simulació, de les simulacions computacionals del sistema de control de temperatura i evacuació de fum en cas d’inceCOLT ESPAÑA, S.A.
01/09/201930/09/2019Optimización de la etapa de extracción de polifenoles presentes en los residuos agroalimentarios.FUNDACIÓN CENTRO GALLEGO DE
01/07/201930/06/2022001-P-001722_Fusió a Catalunya (Fusion Cat)GENCAT - DEPT. D'EMPRESA I OCUPACIO
01/04/201931/03/2023Bimetallic catalyst knowledge-based development for energy applicationsCommission of European Communities
21/03/201920/06/2019Puesta a punto de un sistema de monitorización de gases, trabajo, experimental y análisis de datos de pruebas para la evaluación de la tasa de infiltración de una lona ignifuga para la protección de vJSP WILDFIRE SECURITY SL
01/03/201928/02/2020Realización de los trabajos de asesoramiento y asistencia técnica en el marco del estudio, análisis y evaluación en proyectos I+D+i en la línea de investigación Calidad del Agua.CETAQUA
01/02/201931/01/2021Wildland-Urban Interface VIrtual Essays WorkbenchCommission of European Communities
29/01/201928/07/2019Desenvolupament de tasques per a la millora de teixits d'altes prestacionsAPRESTOS DE LANERIA, S.A.
14/01/201913/01/2022Simulació i desenvolupament de reactors catalítics per la tecnologia de l'hidrogen.AGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/01/201931/12/2022OPEN INNOVATION-RESEARCH TRANSLATION AND APPLIED KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE IN PRACTICE THROUGH UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY-COOPERATIONCommission of European Communities
01/01/201931/12/2021Preparación mecanoquímica de catalizadores para aplicaciones energéticas: activación de metano y producción de hidrógenoAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2021001-P-001646_BASE 3DGENCAT - DEPT. D'EMPRESA I OCUPACIO
09/10/201808/01/2019Realització d'experiments en columna per avaluar l'efecte de l'aplicació de nanopartícules de Fe en l'eliminació biològica i química de nitrats d'una aigua contaminada.FUN.CEN. ANDALUZ INVESTIG.DEL AGUA
20/06/201820/09/2018Realización de un estudio experimental sobre la eficiencia de una lona ignifuga en caso de atrapamiento en un incendio forestal.JSP WILDFIRE SECURITY SL
01/05/201830/09/2018Anàlisi de les dades de dioxines i furans i Anàlisi Quantitatiu de Risc (AQR) per la salut humana realitzats al voltant de la planta de valorització de residus situada a Sant Adrià del Besós.TERSA, TRACTAMENT SELECC.RESIDUS SA
04/04/201804/10/2021Ammonium recovery in wastewater treatment plants for agricultural valorization.AGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/03/201810/05/2018Caracterización y medidas de adsorción/desorción de dióxido de carbono en dos muestras de material adsorbenteREFTRANS SA
01/02/201831/01/2020Anàlisi del risc en cas d'incendi en la interfície urbano-forestal: impacte en infraestructures de GLPInstitut d'Estudis Catalans
31/01/201831/12/2018Sponsorship 3rd Fundamentals and Applications of cerium dioxide in CatalysisQIANDONG RARE EARTH GROUP CO., LTD
26/01/201831/12/2018Sponsorship 3rd Fundamentals and applications of cerium dioxide in CatalysisSPECS SURFACE NANO ANALYSIS GMBH
12/01/201831/12/2018Esponsorització 3rd Fundamentals and Applications of Cerium dioxide in CatalysisINSTITUT ESTUDIS CATALANS
01/01/201831/12/2020Enhancing Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Sustainability in Higher Education in Africa (EEIS-HEA)Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, EACEA (Comissió Europea)
01/01/201831/12/2020Estrategias de reciclado de residuos que contienen tierras raras: membranas.AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201831/12/2020Métodos avanzados de integración para una simbiosis eficiente de redes de procesoAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201831/12/2020Recuperación de recursos mediante integración de procesos por membranasAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201831/12/2021Estudio simultáneo de los procesos de movilidad y reactividad de nanopartículas en medios porosos para la eliminación y recuperación de contaminantes en aguasAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201831/12/2020Estudios de corrosión y disolución de análogos químicos del combustible nuclear gastado en las condiciones esperadas durante su almacenamientoAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201831/12/2020Estudio del efecto dominó en escenarios accidentales mediante herramientas CFDAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
20/12/201720/12/2018Estudio de la reacción de síntesis de amoniaco a partir del nitrógeno e hidrógeno utilizando el catalizador hidroxiapatita permanentemente polarizada y optimización de los parámetros de reacciónB. BRAUN SURGICAL, S.A.
27/10/201731/12/2017Servicios de asistencia técnica para el análisis del comportamiento del humo en caso de incendio mediante simulaciones con FDS en el aparcamiento de Gracia II.SABA APARCAMENTS, S.A.
01/09/201728/02/2021Reducció de l'impacte ambiental d'envasos alimentarisAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/09/201728/02/2021ENHANCED NITROGEN AND PHOSPHORUS RECOVERY FROM WASTEWATER AND INTEGRATION IN THE VALUE CHAINEURCOM-D.G.FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
01/07/201731/12/2020PECT LITORAL BESÒS TERRITORI SOSTENIBLEGENCAT-DEP.GOVERN.I ADMIN.PÚBLIQUES
01/07/201731/12/2020Recuperació i valorització de recursos de digestats urbans en el marc de l'economia circular.ACC10
01/06/201731/05/2021Modern spent fuel dissolution and chemistry in failed container conditionsCommission of European Communities
25/05/201725/05/2017Catalizzatori a base di Pd/CeO2 e metodo per la loro preparazione
01/01/201731/12/2018Recopilación de resultados de proyectos de investigación en puertos y transferencia de conocimiento a usuarios finalesAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
30/12/201629/12/2019Control de la expresión génica para ahorrar proteína e incrementar la utilización de los carbohidratos de la dieta en la producción de dorada (sparus aurata)Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación
02/11/201630/04/2018Estudio de alternativas al proceso habitual de curtición basándose en procesos enzimáticosCentro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial (CDTI)
01/11/201631/12/2019Combustibles sintèticsACC10
08/09/201608/09/2016Estructura electroosmótica en capas
01/09/201628/02/2020Resines acríliques modificades com a nous productes readobats i/o adobats sense formol ni fenolAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
17/06/201611/06/2017Programa Joves i Ciència:/'Obtenció d'hidrògen amb un concentrador solar i un fotocatalitzador/'CAIXA ESTALVIS CATALUNYA
01/06/201631/05/2019Reducció energètica i flexibilitat en edificis en rehabilitacióACC10
05/05/201630/09/2016Evaluación de la purificación de ácidos débiles generados en el procesamiento metalúrgico de minerales de cobre en base a procesos de precipitación química con tiosulfatoATLANTIC COPPER, S.A.
01/01/201630/06/2019Síntesis verde de nanopartículas metálicas a partir de aguas ácidas de mina y extractos de residuos agroalimentariosMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201630/06/2019Microreactores con tecnología de impresión 3D par la generación catalítica y fotocatalítica de hidrogenoMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201631/12/2018CTM2015-68859-C2-2-R - Síntesis verde de nanopartículas metálicas a partir de aguas ácidas de mina y extractos de residuos agroalimentariosMINECO. Secretaria de Estado de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación.
22/12/201522/12/2015Sensor electroquímico y procedimiento de recubrimiento, procedimiento de fabricación y usos correspondientes
04/11/201504/11/2017Estudios sobre la estabilidad del combustible irradiado como forma de residuo de alta actividadENRESA
01/09/201531/12/2018Integrated and sustainable management of cork waste generated in the cork industryEURCOM-D.G.FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
01/09/201531/08/2016Modulación simultánea de propiedades ópticas y electrónicas para generar hidrógeno con fotocatalizadores y luz solarMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/09/201531/12/2018LIFE14 ENV/ES/000460 - Integrated and sustainable management of cork waste generated in the cork industryEuropean Commission
01/05/201530/04/2019Conversion of Low Grade Heat to Power through closed loop Reverse Electro-DialysisCommission of European Communities
25/03/201531/12/2020Impartició de curs en règim semipresencial de Gerència de Riscos i Valoració d'Actius al personal comercial de Seguros Catalana OccidenteSEGUROS CATALANA OCCIDENTE,SOCIEDAD
01/01/201530/06/2018Study of metals and inorganic compounds attenuation processes in groundwater by using of mineral nanoparticlesMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201531/12/2018Valorización de sub-productos de efluentes industriales: integración de tecnologías de membranas en las etapas de separación, concentración y purificaciónMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201531/12/2017Separación/recuperación de tierras raras mediante procesos de sorción en biopolímeros, composites y membranasMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201531/08/2018Validación de la capacidad predictiva de herramientas CFD en el análisis del riesgo de escenariosMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201531/12/2017Behavior of actinides and fission products in cement pore waterMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201531/12/2015Desarrollo de un sistema de seguimiento e información para asegurar la disponibilidad y la gestión sostenible del agua para todosMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201531/12/2017CTM2014-52770-R - Separación/recuperación de tierras raras mediante procesos de sorción en biopolímeros, composites y membranasMINECO. Secretaria de Estado de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación.
01/01/201531/12/2019Premi ICREA Academia 2014INSTITUCIO CAT DE RECERCA I

Teaching staff and research groups

Research projects

START DATEEND DATEACTIVITYFINANCING ENTITY
01/10/202030/09/20223D Fire LABoratoryCommission of European Communities
01/07/202031/12/2023Caracterización y estudio de análogos químicos del combustible nuclear irradiado (SNF) en las condiciones esperadas en un almacenamiento definitivo, en condiciones reductoras y parcialmente oxidantesENRESA
15/06/202015/06/2020The porpuse of the cooperation between the parties to help the develpment of coupled-firea atmosphere models. The objective of this project is to build a model comparison exercicse to test the modelsUS FOREST SERVICE
01/06/202031/05/2024Circular Processing of Seawater Brines from Saltworks for Recovery of Valuable Raw MaterialsCommission of European Communities
01/06/202031/05/2024Development of radical innovations to recover minerals and metals from seawater desalination brinesCommission of European Communities
11/03/202012/06/2020Estudio sobre la calidad del aire en las inmediaciones de la instalación industrial de Silvalac en Els Pallaresos y elaboración de un análisis cuantitativo de riesgos para la salud humanaSILVALAC, S.A.
10/02/202010/09/2020Evaluación de nanopartículas (NPs) de hierro (Fe) para potenciar la desnitrificación de aguas subterráneas contaminadas por nitratos.FUN.CEN. ANDALUZ INVESTIG.DEL AGUA
01/02/202030/04/2022Desenvolupament d’eines per al suport en l’implementació i en la gestió de la reutilitació (SUGGEREIX).AGÈNCIA CATALANA DE L'AIGUA
01/01/202001/01/2023Ús eficient de recursos de rentat industrial.AGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
11/11/201920/12/2019Mesures d'absorció/desorció de CO2REFTRANS SA
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