Natural Resources and Environment

COORDINATOR

Dorado Castaño, Toni

CONTACT

UPC Manresa

Av. Bases de Manresa, 61-73

08242 Manresa

Tel.: 938 777 228

https://emit.upc.edu/en/doctorate

Twenty-first century society requires technologies that allow the use of naturalresources to be optimised following sustainability and circularity criteria. Theprogramme carries out research on the use of geological resources and on minimisingthe environmental impact of this use. Use is considered holistically, covering allenvironmental aspects, from the harvesting of raw materials to their disposal oncethey have become waste, and including all of the stages in their physicochemical andbiological transformation. Within this framework, the doctoral programme in NaturalResources and Environment builds on the research lines of the Resources and Smartand Sustainable Industries group and the TECNIO network’s Smart SustainableResources centre. The programme responds to the challenge of using naturalresources and urban, industrial and mining waste optimally from a comprehensive,multidisciplinary perspective. Given that resources are limited, it focuses on findingsolutions that minimise the production of waste or that use resources in line with theEuropean Union’s zero waste and circular economy directives.

General information

Access profile

Given the multidisciplinary nature of the scientific field of the programme, there are a wide range of degrees that qualify applicants for admission. The most appropriate education for applicants to this programme to have will soon include bachelor’s studies in the sciences and technologies and master’s studies in Natural Resources Engineering or another master’s programme in the same scientific field. In addition to having this educational background, certain personal characteristics are considered important, such as interest in the research projects being carried out in the programme, critical and analytical skills, having initiative, being consistent and persistent with work, being able to work in a team, and having suitable oral and written communication skills.

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.

Number of places

8

Duration of studies and dedication regime

Duration
The maximum period of study for full-time doctoral studies is four years, counted from the date of first enrolment in the relevant programme until the date on which the doctoral thesis is deposited. 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 seven years from the date of first enrolment in the programme until the date on which the doctoral thesis is deposited. To calculate these periods, the date of deposit is considered to be the date on which the thesis is made publicly available for review.

If a doctoral candidate has a degree of disability equal to or greater than 33%, the maximum period of study is six years for full-time students and nine years for part-time students.

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 requirement to complete this minimum period of study.

Temporary disability leave and leave for the birth of a child, adoption or fostering for the purposes of adoption, temporary foster care, risk during pregnancy or infant feeding, gender violence and any other situation provided for in current regulations do not count towards these periods. Students who find themselves in any of these circumstances must notify the academic committee of the doctoral programme, which must inform the Doctoral School.

Doctoral candidates may request periods of temporary withdrawal from the programme for up to a total of two years. Requests must be justified and addressed to the academic committee responsible for the programme, which will decide whether or not to grant the candidate's request.

Extension of studies
If a doctoral candidate has not applied to deposit their thesis before the expiry of the deadlines specified in the previous section, the academic committee of the doctoral programme may, at the request of the doctoral candidate, authorise an extension of this deadline of one year under the conditions specified for the doctoral programme in question.

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 doctoral candidate not having completed their annual enrolment or applied for a temporary interruption.
  • The doctoral candidate not having formalised annual enrolment on the day after the end of the authorisation to temporarily interrupt or withdraw from the programme.
  • The doctoral candidate receiving a negative reassessment after the deadline set by the academic committee of the doctoral programme to remedy the deficiencies that led to a previous negative assessment.
  • The doctoral candidate having been the subject of disciplinary proceedings leading to their suspension or permanent exclusion from the UPC.
  • A refusal to authorise the extensions applied for, in accordance with the provisions of Section 3.3 of these regulations.
  • The doctoral candidate not having submitted the research plan in the period established in Section 8.2 of these regulations.
  • The maximum period of study for the doctoral degree having ended, in accordance with the provisions of Section 3.4 of these regulations.

Dismissal from the programme means that the doctoral candidate cannot continue studying at the UPC and that their academic record will be closed. This notwithstanding, they may apply to the academic committee of the programme for readmission, and the committee must reevaluate the candidate in accordance with the criteria established in the regulations.

A doctoral candidate who has been dismissed due to having exceeded the time limit for completing doctoral studies or due to an unsatisfactory assessment may not be Academic Regulations for Doctoral Studies Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Page 17 of 33 admitted to the same doctoral programme until at least two years have elapsed from the date of dismissal, as provided for in sections 3.4 and 9.2 of these regulations.

Legal framework

Organization

COORDINATOR:
ACADEMIC COMMISSION OF THE PROGRAM:
STRUCTURAL UNITS:
  • Department of Mining, Industrial and ICT Engineering (PROMOTORA)
SPECIFIC URL OF THE DOCTORAL PROGRAM:
https://emit.upc.edu/en/doctorate

CONTACT:

UPC Manresa

Av. Bases de Manresa, 61-73

08242 Manresa

Tel.: 938 777 228


Access, admission and registration

Access profile

Given the multidisciplinary nature of the scientific field of the programme, there are a wide range of degrees that qualify applicants for admission. The most appropriate education for applicants to this programme to have will soon include bachelor’s studies in the sciences and technologies and master’s studies in Natural Resources Engineering or another master’s programme in the same scientific field. In addition to having this educational background, certain personal characteristics are considered important, such as interest in the research projects being carried out in the programme, critical and analytical skills, having initiative, being consistent and persistent with work, being able to work in a team, and having suitable oral and written communication skills.

Access requirements

As a rule, 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).

Applicants who meet one or more of the following conditions are also eligible for admission:

a) Holders of official Spanish degrees or equivalent Spanish qualifications, provided they have passed 300 ECTS credits in total and they can prove they have reached Level 3 in the Spanish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education.
b) Holders of degrees awarded in foreign education systems in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), which do not require homologation, who can prove that they have reached Level 7 in the European Qualifications Framework, provided the degree makes the holder eligible for admission to doctoral studies in the country in which it was awarded.
c) Holders of degrees awarded in a country that does not belong to the EHEA, which do not require homologation, on the condition that the University is able to verify that the degree is of a level equivalent to that of official university master's degrees in Spain and that it makes the holder eligible for admission to doctoral studies in the country in which it was awarded.
d) Holders of another doctoral degree.
e) Holders of an official university qualification who, having been awarded a post as a trainee in the entrance examination for specialised medical training, have successfully completed at least two years of training leading to an official degree in a health sciences specialisation.

Note 1: Regulations for access to doctoral studies for individuals with degrees in bachelor's, engineering, or architecture under the system prior to the implementation of the EHEA (CG 47/02 2014).

Note 2: Agreement number 64/2014 of the Governing Council approving the procedure and criteria for assessing the academic requirements for admission to doctoral studies with non-homologated foreign degrees (CG 25/03 2014).

Legal framework

Admission criteria and merits assessment

Students who have completed, preferably, the master’s degree programme in Natural Resources Engineering (which is associated with this programme) or another master’s degree programme offering contents in line with the lines of research followed by this programme (including engineering and the experimental sciences) will be admitted. In this case, no bridging courses will be required.

Cases for other applicants will be considered by the programme’s Academic Committee and could require candidates to complete 20 credits of specific coursework from the master’s degree programme in Natural Resources Engineering. The duration of this coursework will run for a maximum of one academic course.

In addition to general procedures and criteria, the doctoral programme’s Academic Committee has established the following admission criteria and weighting:

• Appropriateness of the applicant’s academic background with the doctoral programme’s lines of research: 50%.

• Applicant’s academic transcript: 30%.

• Public or private research grant: 10%.

• Languages: 5%.

• Letters of recommendation: 5%.

Training complements

The academic committee of the doctoral programme may require that candidates pass specific bridging courses, based on their academic background. The courses could involve training in research or transversal education, but in no case will candidates be required to enrol in 60 or more ECTS credits.

In this case, the Committee will monitor the bridging courses and set up appropriate criteria to limit their length.

Depending on the doctoral student activity report, the programme’s Academic Committee may propose measures, in addition to those established by current regulations, that would disassociate candidates who do not meet the established requisites.

Students who have completed the master’s degree programme in Natural Resources Engineering (associated with the present doctoral programme) or another programme providing contents similar to the lines of research in this programme (engineering and the experimental sciences) will not have to take bridging courses.

Applicants with other backgrounds will be considered by the programme’s Academic Committee and may be required to take 20 credits of specific training from the master’s programme in Natural Resources Engineering. The maximum duration of this additional coursework shall not exceed one academic year. 

Enrolment period for new doctoral students

Must be completed on the days indicated on the admission decision.

More information at the registration section for new doctoral students

Enrolment period

Ordinary period for enrolment: first half of October.

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

1. Tutorial: 3 hr/week (423 total hours).Compulsory activity.
2. Course: Methodological tools for research in the field of natural resources: 45 hours. Optional activity.
3. Seminars: 2 hr/month (72 total hours). Optional activity.
4. Research stay: 480 hours. Optional activity.
5. Mobility: 40 hours. Optional activity.
6. Courses:
• Get to know the basic resources and services of UPC libraries: 2 hours. Compulsory.
• Start your thesis off right: organise information: 2 hours. Compulsory.
• Information services and resources in engineering: 2 hours. Optional.
• Get in-depth knowledge about using Mendeley to manage bibliographies: 2 hours. Optional.
• Publication, visibility and impact indicators: 2 hours. Optional.
7. Assessment of doctoral student activity report and research plan: 1 hour. 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 maximum period of study for full-time doctoral studies is four years, counted from the date of first enrolment in the relevant programme until the date on which the doctoral thesis is deposited. 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 seven years from the date of first enrolment in the programme until the date on which the doctoral thesis is deposited. To calculate these periods, the date of deposit is considered to be the date on which the thesis is made publicly available for review.

If a doctoral candidate has a degree of disability equal to or greater than 33%, the maximum period of study is six years for full-time students and nine years for part-time students.

If a doctoral candidate has not applied to deposit their thesis before the expiry of the deadlines specified in the previous section, the academic committee of the doctoral programme may, at the request of the doctoral candidate, authorise an extension of this deadline of one year under the conditions specified for the doctoral programme in question.

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 doctoral candidate not having completed their annual enrolment or applied for a temporary interruption.
  • The doctoral candidate not having formalised annual enrolment on the day after the end of the authorisation to temporarily interrupt or withdraw from the programme.
  • The doctoral candidate receiving a negative reassessment after the deadline set by the academic committee of the doctoral programme to remedy the deficiencies that led to a previous negative assessment.
  • The doctoral candidate having been the subject of disciplinary proceedings leading to their suspension or permanent exclusion from the UPC.
  • A refusal to authorise the extensions applied for, in accordance with the provisions of Section 3.3 of these regulations.
  • The doctoral candidate not having submitted the research plan in the period established in Section 8.2 of these regulations.
  • The maximum period of study for the doctoral degree having ended, in accordance with the provisions of Section 3.4 of these regulations.

Dismissal from the programme means that the doctoral candidate cannot continue studying at the UPC and that their academic record will be closed. This notwithstanding, they may apply to the academic committee of the programme for readmission, and the committee must reevaluate the candidate in accordance with the criteria established in the regulations.

A doctoral candidate who has been dismissed due to having exceeded the time limit for completing doctoral studies or due to an unsatisfactory assessment may not be Academic Regulations for Doctoral Studies Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Page 17 of 33 admitted to the same doctoral programme until at least two years have elapsed from the date of dismissal, as provided for in sections 3.4 and 9.2 of these regulations.

Legal framework

Learning resources

  • Classrooms equipped with a projector, a computer and internet access
  • Equipment and computer classrooms of the UPC in Manresa (EPSEM)
  • General and specific software related to the research lines
  • Workstation with high-speed internet access. Wi-Fi across the Campus

Mining laboratory

  • Digital sieve and standard sieves for flakiness index
  • Digital sieve and standard sieves for granulometry
  • Jaw crusher
  • Roll crusher
  • Shaking table
  • Flotation cell
  • 5°C–250°C oven with a capacity of 250 l
  • 2 precision electronic scales
  • Sand equivalent test equipment
  • 2 sets of dual-frequency GPS receivers
  • 2 total stations for surveying with angular precision
  • Seismograph
  • Evaporimeter
  • Plotter
  • PASI seismometer
  • PASI resistivity meter
  • GPT-3000N total station
  • GPT-9003M total station
  • Casagrande cup for Atterberg limit determination

Geology laboratory

  • 6 Kyowa binocular microscopes
  • 1 Olympus trinocular microscope
  • 3 polarised light petrographic microscopes (2 Nikon and 1 Zeiss)
  • 9 mineral cabinets for classes
  • Fume hood
  • Oven
  • Hand polisher
  • 20 cm diamond saw
  • Chemical products for mineral analysis
  • Dremel precision micro drill
  • Jenolab polarized and reflected light petrographic microscope

Chemical analysis laboratory

  • Material and basic equipment of the chemical analysis laboratory
  • Thermo atomic absorption spectrometer + autosampler + hydride generator
  • Thermo GM gas chromatograph + DSQ II
  • ICS-1000 ion chromatography column + autosampler
  • Fisons GM MD 8000 chromatograph
  • PerkinElmer gas chromatograph with FID and ECD
  • Lambda 25 UV-Vis spectrophotometer
  • PerkinElmer Spectrum Two FTIR spectrophotometer
  • PerkinElmer 6000 ICP-MS + AS-90 autosampler
  • Dionex ICS-1000 ion chromatography column + AS-40 autosampler

Chemical engineering laboratory

  • Fluid transport pilot plant
  • Heat transfer pilot plant
  • Rectification pilot plant
  • Gas absorption pilot plant
  • Automated reactors
  • Industrial centrifugal pump pilot plant
  • Solids drying pilot plant
  • Pilot plant for studying fluid flow regimes

Gas treatment research laboratory

  • Trickling biofilters
  • Automated biofiltration plant
  • O2/CO2 analyser
  • Total hydrocarbon analyser
  • Automated mass transfer pilot plant
  • 3 l fermenter
  • Portable multiparameter gas sensors

Doctoral Theses

List of authorized thesis for defense

Last update: 27/05/2024 04:45:20.

List of lodged theses

  • CEGARRA SALGES, SASHA ALEJANDRA: Processing and characterization of metallic glasses prepared by centrifugal atomization.
    Author: CEGARRA SALGES, SASHA ALEJANDRA
    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 NATURAL RESOURCES AND THE ENVIRONMENT
    Department: Department of Mining, Industrial and ICT Engineering (EMIT)
    Mode: Article-based thesis
    Deposit date: 24/05/2024
    Deposit END date: 07/06/2024
    Thesis director: RIERA COLOM, MARIA DOLORES | PIJUAN CASES, JORDI
    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: LLORCA ISERN, NURIA
         SECRETARI: GAMISANS NOGUERA, XAVIER
         VOCAL: NOGUES AYMAMÍ, MIQUEL
    Thesis abstract: The production of metallic glasses presents an opportunity for advancing materials science and engineering applications, offering a unique combination of mechanical characteristics that traditional materials struggle to achieve. Conventional materials often exhibit a trade-off between strength and toughness, but metallic glasses, with their non-crystalline structure, offer a promising solution to this challenge.Despite their potential, widespread adoption of metallic glasses has been impeded by challenges in the production of these materials. Achieving the necessary cooling rates for amorphization is a demanding task, as they are limited by the time-dependent process of heat transfer, which in turn limit the dimensions of the final product. However, these limitations can be overcome through the production of powder and their subsequent consolidation. In this sense, centrifugal atomization emerges as a promising technique for the production of metallic glasses. By subjecting molten metal to high centrifugal forces, this technique enables the generation of fine spherical droplets with cooling rates in the order of 102 to 105 K/s, promoting the formation of the desired non-crystalline structure.This doctoral thesis focuses on characterizing the centrifugal atomization equipment designed at the Fundació EURECAT, with the primary objective of enhancing the cooling rates of atomized particles for metallic glass powder production. To carry out this comprehensive study, a complete theoretical and experimental research of the centrifugal atomization process is required. Theoretical efforts involve refining numerical models to understand the thermal behavior of atomized particles, significantly advancing our comprehension of cooling kinetics in this process of atomization. These models are validated through experimental methods to determine their applicability range, ensuring their utility in future investigations. On the experimental front, a systematic study is conducted on the effects of disk rotation speed, melt superheat temperature, and gas composition on the cooling rate of Al-Cu alloys and Al-based metallic glass forming alloys. Furthermore, additional techniques are explored, such as introducing an external gas source into the conventional centrifugal atomization process to investigate the impact of gas flow on the cooling rate of atomized Cu powder.With the optimal adjustment of the atomization parameters, such as gas composition and disk speed, cooling rates of up to 105 K/s are achieved, with amorphous fractions of around 70% for particles smaller than 45 µm, and up to 50% in fractions of up to 125 µm in the Al-based metallic glass forming alloy of composition Al86Ni8Y4,5La1,5. The findings demonstrate that the centrifugal atomization process is well-suited for producing metallic glass powder tailored to meet the requirements of various industrial applications.By conducting this study, this thesis lays the groundwork for the advancement of metallic glass powder production via centrifugal atomization. Future perspectives include further exploration in other alloy systems, such Fe-based glass forming alloys, making use of the acquired knowledge to continue improving production processes and expanding the application possibilities of these innovative materials across various industries.

Last update: 27/05/2024 04:30:28.

List of defended theses by year

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  • DELGADO MARTINEZ, AIDA MERCEDES: Desarrollo de una metodología para el diseño de una ruta de turismo sostenible, ¿La Ruta del Oro¿, con base en la valoración de sus patrimonios: geológico, minero, biodiverso, histórico y cultural, primera fase: municipio de El Tambo-Nariño, Colombia.
    Author: DELGADO MARTINEZ, AIDA MERCEDES
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN NATURAL RESOURCES AND THE ENVIRONMENT
    Department: Department of Mining, Industrial and ICT Engineering (EMIT)
    Mode: Normal
    Reading date: 09/02/2024
    Thesis director: PARCERISA DUOCASTELLA, DAVID | PANTOJA TIMARÁN, FREDDY

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: CARRIÓN MERO, PAÚL
         SECRETARI: ALFONSO ABELLA, MARIA PURA
         VOCAL: BOIXEREU VILA, ESTER
    Thesis abstract: The municipality of El Tambo is in the department of Nariño, Colombia, it is an integral part of the Andes Mountain Range, it belongs to the two most important geographical features of this in Colombia, ¿El Nudo de los Pastos¿ and ¿el Macizo Colombiano¿ These regions have the high biodiversity, in the second most megadiverse country in the world. The other hand, One of the most exploited mineral resources in Nariño is gold, through traditional small-scale production processes, mostly located in the Andean zone since pre-Columbian times and, therefore, have a mining and cultural heritage that can be exploited with sustainable methods.The aim of this Thesis was to develop a methodology for the design of a sustainable tourism route, "La Ruta del Oro", through the valuation of the geological, mining, biodiversity, historical and cultural heritage, first phase: Municipality of El Tambo. Its implementation will contribute to generate additional income, especially for women and young people who currently participate indirectly in the mining activity.A systemic and participatory approach was used, where: a) all macro variables are interrelated, b) several disciplines converged and c) the main social representants with knowledge of their territory were involved. The research was developed in 4 phases and 14 steps according to the specific objectives; these phases were: elaboration of the research outline; identification of the key macro-variables and their role; evaluation of the possible locations to integrate "The Gold Route" and proposal of stages and routes for its execution.The main results were:a. An original equation for the Total Valuation of Sites (VTs) based on four criteria and weighting factors, as follows: valuation that the local community gives to the candidate sites, called Preliminary Valuation (VPPs), Valuation of Characteristics and Attributes (VCAs), Valuation of the Visual Quality of the Landscape (VCPs) and Valuation of the Preferences of Potential Visitors from Pasto, capital of Nariño (VPs). The resulting equation is as follows:VTs = 28VPPs+28VCAs+28VCPs+16VPs.b. Fifteen sites were identified and evaluated, corresponding to natural, geological and mining heritage or historical and cultural heritage. With the results obtained, proposals for tours or routes were prepared in three stages. In the first stage, the six sites that obtained the highest scores are linked; among them: Cerro del Espada and Mina la Espada which are part of the thematic axis of the Route. The urban area where the life of the municipality is perceived, in this one is highlighted a) the Basilica where Jesus Nazareno is located b) the local market represents the rural life and c) the Victoriano Salas Arts Hall.c. Relatively new topics in the Latin American scientific context are being discussed in Colombia: the valuation of the landscape, geodiversity, geological heritage and mining heritage.Among the conclusions are:A methodological scheme was designed with a systemic and participatory approach that can be replicated in another territory or in another productive sector. The equation for the total assessment of the candidate sites is its own and original contribution, as is the methodological scheme.El Tambo (N) has some heritage: geological, mining, biodiverse, historical and cultural that deserves to be made known through a Thematic Route called ¿Golden Route.

Last update: 27/05/2024 05:00:40.

Theses related publications

AUTHOR:SIDKI RIUS, NOR
Title:Assessment and characterization of subsidence in the Catalan Potash Basin.
Reading date:13/12/2023
Director:SANMIQUEL PERA, LLUIS
Co-director:BASCOMPTA MASSANÈS, MARC
Mention:No mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Elements and mineral resources
Sanz, J.; Tomasa, O.; Jiménez-Franco, A.; Sidki-Rius, N.
Springer
Publication date: 12/04/2022
Book

Some approaches to improve knowledge about subsidence processes in underground mining
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)
Publication date: 12/2022
Book chapter

Process mineralogy of the tailings from Llallagua: towards a sustainable activity
Alfonso, P.; Ruiz, M.; Zambrana, R.N.; Sendrós, M.; García-Vallès, M.; Anticoi, H.; Sidki-Rius, N.; Salas, A.
Minerals, ISSN: 2075-163X (JCR Impact Factor-2022: 2.5; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 07/02/2022
Journal article

Subsidence management and prediction system: a case study in potash mining
Sidki-Rius, N.; Sanmiquel, L.; Bascompta, M.; Parcerisa, D.
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Publication date: 13/09/2022
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LCA analysis and comparison in quarrying: Drill and blast vs mechanical extraction
Bascompta, M.; Sanmiquel, L.; Gangolells, M.; Sidki-Rius, N.
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Publication date: 01/10/2022
Journal article

Mineralogy and mineral chemistry of the Au-Ag-Te-(Bi-Se) San Luis Alta deposit, Mid-South Peru
Alfonso, P.; Ccolqque, E.; García-Vallès, M.; Martínez, A.; Yubero, M.T.; Anticoi, H.; Sidki-Rius, N.
Minerals, ISSN: 2075-163X (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 3.7
Publication date: 18/04/2023
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Characterization of Clays in Catalan Potash Basin. Influence on the Geomechanicalconditions in Potash Mining
7th World Congress on Mechanical, Chemical, and Material Engineering
Presentation date: 04/08/2021
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Analysis of the surveying errors in the Cabanasses Ramp breakthrough
MCM - 7th World Congress on Mechanical, Chemical, and Material Engineering
Presentation date: 04/08/2021
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Service-learning in engineering: analysis of students experiences in development cooperation
50th Annual Conference of the European Society for Engineering Education
Presentation date: 09/2022
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Experiences of Mining Engineering students in cooperation for development
50th Annual Conference of the European Society for Engineering Education
Presentation date: 09/2022
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Millora del coneixement sobre els desplaçaments produïts en un territori afectat per mineria subterrània
Jornada InnoBages
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FEM analysis of saline creep behaviour over time
8th World Congress on Mechanical, Chemical, and Material Engineering
Presentation date: 01/08/2022
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Analysis of an accident in the mining sector using the Feyer & Williamson method
8th World Congress on Mechanical, Chemical, and Material Engineering
Presentation date: 01/08/2022
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Characterizarion of illitic materials from the Collsuspina quarry Catalonia, Spain
13th European Symposium on Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Presentation date: 09/2022
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Quantitative and qualitative analysis of sustainability reporting in Spain-based mining companies
10th World Sustainability Forum
Presentation date: 14/09/2023
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AUTHOR:HERMS CANELLAS, JOAN IGNASI
Title:Contribution to the hydrogeological knowledge of the high mountain karst aquifer of the Port del Comte (SE, Pyrenees)
Reading date:02/06/2022
Tutor/a:PARCERISA DUOCASTELLA, DAVID
Director:SOLER GIL, ALBERT
Co-director:JORGE SANCHEZ, JUAN
Mention:No mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Información hidrogeológica y base cartográfica continua. Perspectivas en el ámbito digital [Tema 5]
Fundación Centro Internacional de Hidrología Subterránea
Publication date: 01/06/2016
Book chapter

Identification of natural and anthropogenic geochemical processes determining the groundwater quality in Port del Comte high mountain karst aquifer (SE, Pyrenees)
Herms, I.; Jódar, J.; Soler, A.; Lamban, L.; Custodio, E.; Nuñez, J.; Arnó, G.; Parcerisa, D.; Jorge, J.
Water (Basel), ISSN: 2073-4441 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 3.53; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 15/10/2021
Journal article

Caracterización hidrogeoquímica de las aguas de recarga y descarga del acuífero kárstico del macizo del Port del Comte (Solsonés, Lleida)
II Congreso Ibérico de Aguas Subterráneas (CIAS-2014)
Presentation date: 10/09/2014
Presentation of work at congresses

Isotopic and hydrogeochemical characterization of karst aquifer in the Port del Comte massif (Lleida, Spain)
International Conference on Groundwater in Karst 2015
Presentation date: 24/06/2015
Presentation of work at congresses

Mapas de fusión de la nieve en el Pre-Pirineo catalán a partir de datos MODIS/Terra
XVI Congreso de la Asociación Española de Teledetección
Presentation date: 22/10/2015
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Información hidrogeológica y base cartográfica continua en el ámbito digital, y prospectiva
Jornada Hidrogeología Emergente
Presentation date: 12/05/2016
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Aplicación de la geoquímica isotópica del agua a la comprensión del modelo conceptual del acuífero carbonatado kárstico del macizo del Port del Comte (Lleida, Spain)
XII Congreso Nacional y XI Ibérico de Geoquímica
Presentation date: 26/09/2017
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Estimación de tiempos de tránsito en acuíferos kársticos de alta montaña del Pirineo oriental mediante isótopos ambientales. El macizo del Port del Comte (Lleida, España)
Congreso Ibérico sobre Agua subterránea, medio ambiente, salud y patromonio
Presentation date: 15/11/2018
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Typology of karst aquifers in Europe: a review : GeoERA RESOURCE project, CHAKA work package
46th International Association of Hydrogeologists Congress
Presentation date: 26/09/2019
Presentation of work at congresses

Baseline hydrogeochemical characteristion of a vulnerable pristine high-mountain karst aquifer in the southeastern Pyrenees. The Port del Comte massif (Topic 7 - Karst Hydrogeology)
46th International Association of Hydrogeologists Congress
Presentation date: 27/09/2019
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3D geological modelling as a tool for supporting spring catchment delineation in high-mountain karst aquifers: the case study of the Port del Comte (Eastern Pyrenees) aquifer
5th European Meeting on 3D Geological Modelling
Presentation date: 24/05/2019
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Typology of karst aquifers and recommendations for their management – GeoERA RESOURCE project, CHAKA work package
27th International Karstological School “Classical Karst”
Presentation date: 17/06/2019
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Impacto del cambio climático en acuíferos kársticos del Pirineo. El caso del Port del Comte, Lleida (España)
Congreso Ibérico de las Aguas Subterráneas 2021
Presentation date: 17/11/2021
Presentation of work at congresses

AUTHOR:TRECHERA RUIZ, PEDRO
Title:Environmental and occupational characterisation of coals and dust from coal mining.
Reading date:13/01/2022
Director:MORENO PÉREZ, TERESA
Co-director:QUEROL CARCELLER, XAVIER
Mention:No mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Trace element fractionation between PM10 and PM2.5 in coal mine dust: Implications for occupational respiratory health
Moreno Pérez, Teresa; Trechera, P.; Querol , X.; Lah, R.; Johnson, D.; Wrana, A.; Williamson, B.
International journal of coal geology, ISSN: 0166-5162 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 10.2
Publication date: 02/2019
Journal article

Mineralogy, geochemistry and toxicity of size-segregated respirable deposited dust in underground coal mines
Trechera, P.; Moreno Pérez, Teresa; Córdoba, P.; Moreno Palmerola, Natàlia; Zhuang, X.; Li, B.; Li, J.; Shangguan, Y.; Kandler, K.; Oliete, A.; Kelly, F.; Querol , X.
Journal of hazardous materials, ISSN: 0304-3894 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 10.588; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 11/2020
Journal article

Comprehensive evaluation of potential coal mine dust emissions in an open-pit coal mine in Northwest China
Trechera, P.; Moreno Pérez, Teresa; Córdoba, P.; Moreno Palmerola, Natàlia; Zhuang, X.; Li, B.; Li, J.; Shangguan, Y.; Oliete, A.; Kelly, F.; Querol , X.
International journal of coal geology, ISSN: 0166-5162 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 6.3; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 02/2021
Journal article

Geochemistry and oxidative potential of the respirable fraction of powdered mined Chinese coals
Trechera, P.; Moreno Pérez, Teresa; Córdoba, P.; Moreno Palmerola, Natàlia; Amato, F.; Cortés, J.; Zhuang, X.; Li, B.; Li, J.; Shangguan, Y.; Oliete, A.; Kelly, F.; Mhadhbi, T.; Jaffrezo, J.; Uzu, G.; Querol , X.
Science of the total environment, ISSN: 0048-9697 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 10.753; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 12/2021
Journal article

Phenomenology of ultrafine particle concentrations and size distribution across urban Europe
Trechera, P.; Reche, C.; Perez, N.; Savadkoohi, M.; Beddows, D.; Marchand, N.; Mihalopoulos, N.; Jokiniemi, J.; Eleftheriadis, K.; Gerwig, H.; Hoffmann, B.; Hentrich, D.; Petaja, T.; Alastuey, A.
Environment international, ISSN: 0160-4120 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 17.1
Publication date: 02/2023
Journal article

AUTHOR:MORRAL MOLTÓ, ELOI
Title:Tractament d'emissions gasoses amb altes càrregues d'amoníac mitjançant tecnologies biològiques avançades.
Reading date:03/12/2021
Director:GAMISANS NOGUERA, XAVIER
Co-director:DORADO CASTAÑO, ANTONIO DAVID
Mention:Industrial Doctorate Mention (Generalitat)
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A review of biotechnologies for the abatement of ammonia emissions
Morral, E.; Gabriel, D.; Dorado, A.D.; Gamisans, X.
Chemosphere, ISSN: 0045-6535 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 7.086; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 15/10/2020
Journal article

Influence of ore grade and mineral medium on chalcopyrite bioleaching with mixed microbial consortia
Benzal, E.; Sole, M.; Lao, C.; Morral, E.; Gamisans, X.; Dorado, A.D.
Environmental progress & sustainable energy, ISSN: 1944-7442 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 2.824; Quartil: Q3)
Publication date: 04/01/2021
Journal article

A novel bioscrubber for the treatment of high loads of ammonia from polluted gas
Morral, E.; Dorado, A.D.; Gamisans, X.
Environmental science and pollution research international, ISSN: 1614-7499 (JCR Impact Factor-2022: 5.8; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 09/03/2022
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A novel bioscrubber for the abatement of gaseous ammonia emissions at high loads: characterization of the absorption step
3rd International Congress of Chemical Engineering
Presentation date: 19/06/2019
Presentation of work at congresses

AUTHOR:BENZAL MONTES, EVA
Title:Study and optimisation of copper bioleaching process for electronic waste valorisation.
Reading date:28/01/2021
Director:GAMISANS NOGUERA, XAVIER
Co-director:DORADO CASTAÑO, ANTONIO DAVID
Mention:International Mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Método para recuperación biológica de metales en residuos eléctricos y electrónicos
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Registration date: 25/04/2018
Patent

Método para recuperación biológica de metales en residuos eléctricos y electrónicos.
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Registration date: 28/01/2021
Patent

Elemental copper recovery from e-wastes mediated with a two-step bioleaching process
Benzal, E.; Sole, M.; Lao, C.; Gamisans, X.; Dorado, A.D.
Waste and biomass valorization, ISSN: 1877-2641 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 3.703; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 27/03/2020
Journal article

Copper recovery from PCBs by Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans: toxicity of bioleached metals on biological activity
Benzal, E.; Cano, A.; Sole, M.; Lao, C.; Gamisans, X.; Dorado, A.D.
Waste and biomass valorization, ISSN: 1877-2641 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 3.703; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 01/04/2020
Journal article

Copper bioleaching from waste printed circuit boards by Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans
1st International Conference on Bioenergy & Climate Change
Presentation date: 06/06/2016
Presentation of work at congresses

Valorització biològica de residus electrònics
XX Congrés de Metges i Biòlegs de Llengua Catalana
Presentation date: 20/10/2017
Presentation of work at congresses

Exploring bioleaching technique to recover valuable metals from mobile phones
22th International Biohydrometallurgy Symposium.
Presentation date: 27/09/2017
Presentation of work at congresses

Eina per a la captació de talent al grau d'enginyeria química (#TEQxC2): el cas de la UPC Manresa
X Congrés Internacional de Docència Universitària i Innovació
Presentation date: 04/07/2018
Presentation of work at congresses

Bioleaching of electronic scrap
Freiberger Univertätsforum 2018
Presentation date: 07/06/2018
Presentation of work at congresses

E-waste valorisation by recovering valuable metals with microorganisms
7th International Conference on sustainable Solid Waste Management
Presentation date: 26/06/2019
Presentation of work at congresses

AUTHOR:FÀBREGA ALSINA, CARLES
Title:Albitization of the granitic basement of the Guilleries and Roc de Frausa Massifs (NE Spain) in relationship to the Permian - Triassic palaeosurface.
Reading date:17/12/2020
Director:PARCERISA DUOCASTELLA, DAVID
Co-director:GÓMEZ GRAS, DAVID MANUEL
Mention:No mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Permian–Triassic red-stained albitized profiles in the granitic basement of NE Spain: evidence for deep alteration related to the Triassic palaeosurface
Fàbrega, C.; Parcerisa, D.; Thiry, M.; Franke, C.; Gurenko, A.; Gómez, D.; Solé, J.; Travé, A.
International journal of Earth sciences, ISSN: 1437-3254 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 2.278; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 01/10/2019
Journal article

Albitization and oxidation of Variscan granitoid rocks related to the post-Variscan paleosurface in the Sudetes (Bohemian Massif, SW Poland)
Thiry, M.; Franke, C.; Yao, K.; Szuszkiewicz, A.; Fàbrega, C.; Jelenska, M.; Kadzialko-Hofmokl, M.; Gurenko, A.; Parcerisa, D.; Sobczyk, A.; Turniak, K.; Aleksandrowski, P.
International journal of earth sciences, ISSN: 1437-3262 (JCR Impact Factor-2022: 2.3; Quartil: Q3)
Publication date: 13/12/2022
Journal article

Application of Response Surface Methodology (RSM) to Instrumental Mass Fractionation (IMF) prediction in stable isotope SIMS analyses
7th International Maar Conference
Presentation date: 24/05/2018
Presentation of work at congresses

AUTHOR:HAMID, SARBAST AHMAD HAMID
Title:Modelling of Liberation in Ta- and W-Rich Minerals.
Reading date:18/12/2019
Director:ALFONSO ABELLA, MARIA PURA
Co-director:OLIVA MONCUNILL, JOSEP
Mention:No mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
New approach to ball mill modelling as a piston flow process
Guasch, E.; Anticoi, H.; Hamid, S.; Oliva, J.; Alfonso, P.; Escobet, T.; Sanmiquel, L.; Bascompta, M.
Minerals engineering, ISSN: 0892-6875 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 3.315; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 15/01/2018
Journal article

Quantitative mineralogical comparison between HPGR and ball mill products of a Sn-Ta ore
Hamid, S.; Alfonso, P.; Anticoi, H.; Guasch, E.; Oliva, J.; Dosbaba, M.; García-Vallès, M.; Chugunova, M.
Minerals, ISSN: 2075-163X (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 2.25; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 11/04/2018
Journal article

Breakage function for HPGR: mineral and mechanical characterization of tantalum and tungsten ores
Anticoi, H.; Guasch, E.; Hamid, S.; Oliva, J.; Alfonso, P.; García-Vallès, M.; Bascompta, M.; Sanmiquel, L.; Escobet, T.; Argelaguet, M.; Escobet, A.; de Felipe, J.J.; Parcerisa, D.; Peña-Pitarch, E.
Minerals, ISSN: 2075-163X (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 2.25; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 20/04/2018
Journal article

Textural and mineral-chemistry constraints on columbite-group minerals in the Penouta deposit: evidence from magmatic and fluid-related processes
Alfonso, P.; Hamid, S.; García-Vallès, M.; Llorens, T.; López-Moro, J.; Tomasa, O.; Calvo, D.; Guasch, E.; Anticoi, H.; Oliva, J.; Parcerisa, D.; García Polonio, F.
Mineralogical magazine, ISSN: 0026-461X (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 2.21; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 05/2018
Journal article

An improved high-pressure roll crusher model for tungsten and tantalum ores
Anticoi, H.; Guasch, E.; Hamid, S.; Oliva, J.; Alfonso, P.; Bascompta, M.; Sanmiquel, L.; Escobet, T.; Escobet, A.; Parcerisa, D.; Peña-Pitarch, E.; Argelaguet, M.; de Felipe, J.J.
Minerals, ISSN: 2075-163X (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 2.25; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 25/10/2018
Journal article

Modeling the liberation of comminuted scheelite using mineralogical properties
Hamid, S.; Alfonso, P.; Oliva, J.; Anticoi, H.; Guasch, E.; Hoffmann, C.; Garcia-Vallès, M.; Escobet, T.
Minerals, ISSN: 2075-163X (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 2.38; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 03/09/2019
Journal article

Liberation characteristics of Ta–Sn ores from Penouta, NW Spain
Alfonso, P.; Hamid, S.; Anticoi, H.; García-Vallès, M.; Oliva, J.; Tomasa, O.; López-Moro, J.; Bascompta, M.; Llorens, T.; Castro, D.; García Polonio, F.
Minerals, ISSN: 2075-163X (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 2.644; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 31/05/2020
Journal article

High pressure grinding rolls modelling with population balance models applied to tantalum ore
10th International Comminution Symposium
Presentation date: 12/04/2016
Presentation of work at congresses

Rare-element mineralization in the Sn-Ta Penouta ore deposit, NW Spain
2nd European Mineralogical Conference
Presentation date: 12/09/2016
Presentation of work at congresses

Quantitative mineralogy for processing Ta-low grade ores: The Penouta deposit
Goldschmidt 2017
Presentation date: 18/08/2017
Presentation of work at congresses

AUTHOR:ANTICOI SUDZUKI, HERNÁN FRANCISCO
Title:Strategic Minerals Milling Modelling of High Pressure Grinding Rolls and Process Parameters Dependency.
Reading date:18/12/2019
Director:OLIVA MONCUNILL, JOSEP
Co-director:ALFONSO ABELLA, MARIA PURA
Mention:No mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
High-pressure grinding rolls: model validation andfunction parameters dependency on processconditions
Anticoi, H.; Guasch, E.; Oliva, J.; Alfonso, P.; Bascompta, M.; Sanmiquel, L.
Journal of materials research and technology, ISSN: 2238-7854 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 5.289; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 12/2019
Journal article

AUTHOR:VIVES COSTA, JORDI
Title:Modelització mitjançant Dinàmica de Fluids Computacional del Mòdul Hidromètric del segle XIX de la Sèquia de Manresa.
Reading date:15/07/2019
Director:FELIPE BLANCH, JOSE JUAN DE
Co-director:PEÑA PITARCH, ESTEBAN
Mention:No mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
La Sèquia de Manresa, una infraestructura hidràulica medieval: l'afany d'una ciutat per l'aigua, un recorregut a través de set segles per la història i la tècnica d'un canal
Editorial Académica Española
Publication date: 24/02/2020
Book

Análisis de la influencia de la evolución tecnológica en los riesgos laborales que afectan las mediciones topográficas
ORP Journal, ISSN: 2385-3832
Publication date: 19/09/2018
Journal article

Evaluación de los accidentes en el sector minero español entre los años 2010 y 2016
ORP Journal, ISSN: 2385-3832
Publication date: 02/11/2018
Journal article

Introductory analysis of human upper body after stroke
Peña-Pitarch, E.; Vives, J.; Lopez, J.A.; A. Al Omar; Alcelay, J. I.; Ticó, N.
International Journal of Privacy and Health Information Management, ISSN: 2155-563X
Publication date: 01/2019
Journal article

Numerical model for a nineteenth-century hydrometric module
Vives, J.; de Felipe, J.J.; Peña-Pitarch, E.
Journal of irrigation and drainage engineering, ISSN: 0733-9437 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 1.409; Quartil: Q3)
Publication date: 01/11/2019
Journal article

CFD friction factors verification in an underground mine
4th World Congress on Mechanical, Chemical, and Material Engineering
Presentation date: 17/08/2018
Presentation of work at congresses

Management of subsidence in a potash mining area
4th World Congress on Mechanical, Chemical, and Material Engineering
Presentation date: 17/08/2018
Presentation of work at congresses

Técnicas de minería de datos para la mejora de la seguridad en explotaciones a cielo abierto
V Congreso Nacional de Áridos
Presentation date: 25/10/2018
Presentation of work at congresses

Friction factors determination of the auxiliary ventilation system in an underground mine
5th World Congress on Mechanical, Chemical, and Material Engineering
Presentation date: 16/08/2019
Presentation of work at congresses

Research projects

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01/02/202430/09/2024C-12707ACOSTA INGENIEROS
20/12/202329/02/2024C-12709WEIR MINERALS KAZAKHSTAN LLP
19/12/202331/12/2023Anàlisi qualitatiu dels olis essencials de Plantes Aromàtiques i MedicinalsC. TECNOLOGIC FORESTAL CAT.
15/11/202331/10/2024Desenvolupament d'un prototipus per a donar connectivitat a diverses gammes de màqunes embolicadores i fleixadoresPLASTICBAND SA
11/10/202310/10/2026J-04176Agència per la Competitivitat de l'Empresa (ACCIÓ)
01/10/202310/09/2024Realització del projecte d'R+D consistent en el disseny i construcció d'un prototipus amb connectivitat intel.ligent/baix consum per mesurar vibracions dels raïls d'un punt concret d'una via de trenACOSTA INGENIEROS
01/10/202331/07/2024L’objecte del contracte és la familiarització de l’empresa amb l’ús de les tecnologies TIC de baix cost, que en aquest projecte es concreta en un projecte d’R+D consistent en l’assaig i experimentacióPERFORACIONES Y VOLADURAS, S.A.
01/09/202331/08/2027Valorización de la fracción fina de los residuos de construcción y demolición para fabricar nuevos materiales cementantesAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
17/07/202318/09/2023Anàlisi de llots calcaris provinents de l'extracció de roca ornamental.MARMOLES MORATONAS
17/07/202318/09/2023Valorització de materials fins per usos industrials i de la construcció.ARIDS SOLESTANY SA
01/07/202330/06/2024Assessorament i recolzament en el desenvolupament de projectes R+D+iDisseny dels sensors que son la base de la mesura i de l’electrònica de condicionament de senyal.Simulació del sensors i circuitsSOFAMEL, SL
22/06/202322/06/2024Fòrum de Joves Talents de Catalunya 2023_Projecte BOSC i SostenibilitatSERRADORA BOIX, S.L.
06/06/202305/06/2026Recerca en l'eliminació d'impureses del Carbonat Càlcic per via seca pel desenvolupament d'un nou procés de purificació (CATbonate)Agència per la Competitivitat de l'Empresa (ACCIÓ)
01/06/202331/05/2024Canvi Climàtic i equitat: mapeig de les emissions en funció del nivell de rendaCentre per a la Cooperació al Desenvolupament
01/06/202331/05/2024Programació i introducció a les TIC destinats als estudiants de la residència de Mbour de la Fundació PUSE al SenegalCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament de la UPC
17/05/202330/06/2023Realització de tasques relacionades amb la cerca de matèries primeres per a la fabricació de formigó. Treballs de camp i mostreig de materials d'acord amb diferents necessitats que tingui l'empresa.PROMOTORA MEDITERRANEA-2, S.A.
15/05/202314/05/2024Optimització dels recursos dels dipòsits de la Faixa Estannifera Boliviana: minimització de l'energia de processament i augment de la recuperacióUniversidad Técnica de Oruro (UTO); RIIS - Grup de Recerca en Recursos i Indústries Intel·ligents i Sostenibles; Centro de Cooperación para el Desarrollo de la UPC; Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
04/04/202319/01/2024L'objecte del conveni és la realització del projecte de R+D consistents en la modelització i control de la subsidència minera a la zones d'influència de les mines de Súria i Sallent, així com la actuaIBERPOTASH, S.A.
03/04/202307/07/2023Millora del procés productiu d'una pedrera des del procés d'arrencament amb voladura o de tipus mecànic, la càrrega, transport i descàrrega del material, fins a la planta de processament.POLÍGON INDUSTRIAL CAN SEDO, S.L.
19/12/202210/01/2024Contracte col·laboració per dispositiu e-connect, ampliar capacitat d’adquisició dades i processament en el propi dispositiu o perifèric (edge computing) amb algoritmes d’intel·ligència artificialENDEPRO SOFTWARE, SL
01/12/202230/11/2024Recuperación Sostenible de Elementos de valor añadido a partir de salmueras de desalinización de agua de mar mediante Tecnologías de separación híbrida.AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/12/202230/11/2024Integración de tecnologías de procesamiento para garantizar una cadena de valor de baterías segura, circular y sostenible a través minería urbana e industrial.AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
10/11/202231/12/2025Contracte col·laboració per realitzar hidrodestil·lacions per obtenir oli essencial i fer-ne la caracterització química per determinar la qualitat de les principals espècies aromàtiques del SolsonèsC. TECNOLOGIC FORESTAL CAT.
01/10/202230/09/2026Master of Science in Smart, Secure and Interconnected SystemsCommission of European Communities
01/09/202231/08/2025Caracterización de biopelículas y herramientas avanzadas de modelización para el desarrollo de bioreactores mediados con hidrógeno para la valorización de gases residualesAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/09/202231/08/2025Expandiendo los límites de la eficiencia energética en dispositivos móviles a través de soluciones de radio despertadorAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/09/202231/08/2025Recuperación de elementos de tierras raras (REE) y metales de desechos electrónicos y baterías de iones de litio gastadas mediante procesos de separación híbridos.AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
27/07/202226/07/2025Nou sistema d'alta precisió per a la detecció de cavitats en el subsolAgència per la Competitivitat de l'Empresa (ACCIÓ)
25/07/202224/07/2025Dy-Fluor: noves metodologies d'extracció de disprosi del residu de la indústria del fosfat bicàlcicAgència per la Competitivitat de l'Empresa (ACCIÓ)
01/07/202230/06/2023Contracte de col·laboració per la realització d'un dispositiu de mesura (verificador portàtil de pèrtigues) per verificar el nivell d'aïllament de pertigues noves o usades.SOFAMEL, SL
01/06/202231/05/2023Afecció de la contaminació de la mineria a l’aigua i al sòl: Proposta d’alternativesCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament de la UPC
01/06/202231/05/2023Contribución a la búsqueda de una solución integral en la crítica situación de ZarumaCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament de la UPC
25/05/202225/05/2022A process for the nitric oxide abatement through biological treatments
16/05/202231/12/2023Donació per Fòrum Joves Talents de Catalunya (EXPLORATORI DELS RECURSOS DE LA NATURA)LIVEN S.A.
16/05/202231/12/2022Donació SERRADORA BOIX per Fòrum Joves Talents de Catalunya 2022 (EXPLORATORI DELS RECURSOS DE LA NATURA)SERRADORA BOIX, S.L.
04/04/202220/01/2023Contracte de col·laboració per la modelització i control de la subsidència minera a la zones d’influència de les mines de Súria i Sallent, així com la actualIBERPOTASH, S.A.
11/03/202231/12/2023Contracte de col·laboració per l'impuls i promoció de la recerca i la investigació per a la reconversió del sector de l'automoció, nous models de mobilitat i expansió del vehicle elèctric.CONSELL COMARCAL DEL BAGES
01/03/202231/03/2024Contracte de col·laboració per l'implementació de l'Internet en les màquines que dissenya i fabrica l’empresaPLASTICBAND SA
04/01/202204/01/2022Method of cooling air in a vehicle and air conditioning system for a vehicle
01/01/202231/12/2024Metal Influenced Acid Water as a source of valuable and critical raw materialsEUROPEAN INST OF INNOV.& TECHNOL.
01/12/202130/11/2023Aguas Acidas de Minería como Recurso para el suministro sostenible de materias primas y materias críticas.AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
23/09/202131/12/2021Donacio per Fòrum de Joves Talents de Catalunya 2021PRODUCTORA ELECTRICA URGELLENCA SA
01/09/202131/08/2024Reciclaje de recursos de residuos urbanos e industriales mediante la integración de procesos de separación híbridos.AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/09/202131/08/2024Development of a smart automated BIObased process for the recovery of valuable METALs from end-of-life phones (BIOMETAL)AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/09/202131/08/2025Capacidades Intrínsecas para Robots Co-trabajadoresAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
30/07/202130/07/2024Recerca en processos per separar els components de la fracció mineral dels residus de construcció i demolicióAgència per la Competitivitat de l'Empresa (ACCIÓ)
29/07/202129/07/2024Nou procés de producció d'àrid i pedra ornamental verda (GreenQuarry)Agència per la Competitivitat de l'Empresa (ACCIÓ)
29/07/202129/07/2024Nou equip d'escaneig d'alta velocitat i precisió per espais subterranis (UG-FastScan)Agència per la Competitivitat de l'Empresa (ACCIÓ)
29/07/202129/07/2024Bioprocés per a la recuperació de cobalt i liti en bateries (BioCoLi)Agència per la Competitivitat de l'Empresa (ACCIÓ)
01/07/202130/06/2022dispositiu EPI anomenat a Sofamel com a DETECTOR PERMANENT, que s’instal·larà a línies d’alta tensió de forma permanent i sense alimentació, i que permet visualitzar per part dels operaris si la líniSOFAMEL, SL
01/07/202130/09/2022El Bosque y la sostenibilidadFUND.ESPAÑOLA CIENCIA Y TECNOLOGIA
01/07/202130/06/2022Desafío Quí-Bot-H20: Integración del pensamiento computacional en el currículum escolar mediante robótica educativa aplicada a la experimentación química.FUND.ESPAÑOLA CIENCIA Y TECNOLOGIA
01/07/202131/07/2022AquaESTEAMFUND.ESPAÑOLA CIENCIA Y TECNOLOGIA
17/06/202131/12/2021Donació Serradora Boix per Fòrum de Joves Talents de Catalunya 2021SERRADORA BOIX, S.L.
01/06/202131/12/2023FORUM JOVES TALENTS DE CATALUNYA 2021LIVEN S.A.
06/04/202119/11/2021L’objecte del contracte és la modelització i control de la subsidència minera a la zones d’influència de les mines de Súria i Sallent, així com la actualització de la xarxa bàsica cartogràfica de laIBERPOTASH, S.A.
26/03/202130/11/2021Modelat Simulink d' EPS (Direcció Elèctrica Assistida)MAPRO SISTEMAS DE ENSAYO, S.A.
28/01/202128/01/2021Método para recuperación biológica de metales en residuos eléctricos y electrónicos.
07/01/202131/10/2021Recerca en processos d’atricció en continu i processos de neteja i separació per tal de fer factible la regeneració de sorres evitant la seva reducció de mida i recuperar més del 85% de l’arena silíciFUNDERÍA CONDALS, S.A.
01/01/202127/05/2022Ampliació de la instal·lació fotovoltaica de la granja d'Agoïta a BenínCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament de la UPC
01/01/202127/05/2022Millores en la mineria artesanal d’or davant la salut pública i el canvi climàtic: el cas de BolíviaCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament de la UPC
01/01/202127/05/2022Identificació de projectes TIC a Guinea BissauCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament de la UPC
14/12/202031/12/2021L’objecte del contracte és la realització del projecte d’R+D consistents en el disseny i construcció d'un sistema de monitoratge, processament i enviament de dades de les vies de ferrocarril en tempsACOSTA INGENIEROS
24/11/202024/11/2023Investigació en nous processos de valorització d'àrids de gravera.Agència per la Competitivitat de l'Empresa (ACCIÓ)
24/11/202024/11/2023Desenvolupament d'un sistema micro electromecànic per a la digitalització de perforacions.Agència per la Competitivitat de l'Empresa (ACCIÓ)
15/11/202030/11/2020Redactar un projecte pedagògic basat en el recurs tecnològic d’una taula topogràfica interactiva de realitat virtual, coneguda genèricament com a AR Sandbox o “Caixa de sorra”.CONSELL COMARCAL DEL BAGES
01/07/202030/06/2021Investigació, disseny i desenvolupament, test industrial de dispositius i circuits electrònics de detecció i mesura de camps elèctricSOFAMEL, SL
01/07/202031/12/2022Xarxa Fourth Industrial RevolutionAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/07/202031/12/2021Assessorament i participació en diversos projectes, tant amb empreses específiques com projectes cooperatius dins de l’àmbit de gestió de sòls i aigües contaminades i impacte ambiental.FUNDACIÓ EURECAT
01/07/202031/12/2022Fourth Industrial Revolution Network (XaFIR) - CIRCUITAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
29/06/202031/12/2020Donació UCEN 2020HIDROELECTRICA DEL VALIRA SL
01/06/202031/05/2024Development of radical innovations to recover minerals and metals from seawater desalination brinesCommission of European Communities
05/05/202031/12/2023La finalitat del present conveni és regular la col·laboració econòmica de l’Ajuntament de Berga en l’execució de les activitats que es portaran a terme al llarg dels propers 4 anys, de l’any 2020 al 2AYUNTAMIENTO DE BERGA
20/03/202031/12/2020ResUPCManresaCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
01/03/202030/10/2020Separación de las fracciones de arenas y finos de fundición para incrementar su potencial de valorización en una nueva aplicación, dentro del proyecto: ARC027/19/00042 concedido por la Agencia de ResiFUNDERÍA CONDALS, S.A.
01/03/202028/02/2021Monitoring of photovoltaic installations of the Saint-Camille associationCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
01/03/202028/02/2021Improvements in artisanal mining in the face of public health and climate change: the case of BoliviaCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
01/03/202028/02/2021Promotion of cooperation on the Manresa CampusCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
01/03/202028/02/2021Continuïtat del Projecte d'enfortiment de capacitats agroproductives de comunitats rurals a Cochabamba i rehabilitació sostenible funcional del canal de reg Pirigallo i el seu entorn.Centre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
29/01/202028/04/2022Desenvolupament d’eines per al suport en l’implementació i en la gestió de la reutilitació (SUGGEREIX).AGÈNCIA CATALANA DE L'AIGUA
02/01/202001/01/2023CÀTEDRA "PREMIUM" ICL EN MINERIA SOSTENIBLEIberpotash, S.A.
25/11/201930/04/2020El present conveni té per objecte tutoritzar des de l'EPSEM als alumnes participants a l'INNOVA Petit 2019-20 per resoldre dubtes tècnics dels projectes/prototips creats.AG DE DESENVOLUPAMENT DEL BERGUEDÀ
25/11/201930/04/2020ProjecteINNOVA petit 2019-2020AG DE DESENVOLUPAMENT DEL BERGUEDÀ
17/10/201917/10/2021Modelització i desenvolupament d'un nou procés per a la purificació del CaCo3Agència per la Competitivitat de l'Empresa (ACCIÓ)
01/10/201931/03/2022Young students as critical science detectivesCommission of European Communities
01/10/201930/09/20212019-1-DK01-KA201-060167 Young Students - Young students as critical science detectivesUnió Europea
03/09/201910/10/2019L’objecte del contracte és l'estudi de les possibles aplicacions derivades de la detecció de vibracions, a partir de la mesura d’acceleracions, que apareixen en els sistemes de fixacions per a vies deACOSTA INGENIEROS
01/09/201931/03/2023SUSTAINABLE BIOGAS PURIFICATION SYSTEM IN LANDFILLS AND MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTES TREATMENT PLANTSEuropean Commission - Environment - Life Program
19/06/201931/12/2019COL·LABORACIO EN FORMACIO PEL FORUM DE JOVES TALENTS DE CATALUNYA (EXPLORATORI DELS RECURSOS DE LA NATURA)PRODUCTORA ELECTRICA URGELLENCA SA
27/05/201931/12/2019DONACIO MONTAJES RUS SL PER FORUM JOVES TALENTS DE CATALUNYA 2019 (EXPLORATORI)MONTAJES RUS, S.L.
17/05/201931/12/2019DONACIO SERRADORA BOIX SL PER FORUM JOVES TALENTS CATALUNYA (EXPLORATORI) 2019SERRADORA BOIX, S.L.
14/05/201931/12/2019DONACIO FORUM JOVES TALENTS DE CATALUNYA 2019LIVEN S.A.
01/05/201901/02/2021Optimització i validació d'un prototip amb base biotecnològica per a la recuperació de metalls valuosos en residus electrònicsAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/03/201928/02/2020CCD 2019-A003 Enfortiment de capacitats agroproductivas de comunitats rurals a Cochabamba i rehabilitació sostenible funcional del canal de reg Pirigallo i el seu entorn. Pla participatiu de desenvolupament integral amb la UMSS i la coop. de dones indigènes constructores.Centre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
01/03/201928/02/2020CCD 2019-A004 Millores en el sistema de monitoratge de la instal·lació fotovoltaica d'AgoïtaCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
01/03/201928/02/2020CCD 2019-A005 Identificació de projectes TIC en les escoles i residències de la Fundació PUSE a SenegalCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
01/03/201928/02/2020Valoració ambiental i econòmica per la sostenibilitat de les activitats mineres d’or, Sn i In A Bolívia i Sud-mig del PerúCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
01/01/201930/06/2022Mejora del tratamiento de gases de combustion (NOx) mediante biorreactores con transferencia de materia mejorada y el uso de herramientas avanzadas de análisis de biofilmsAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2022001-P-001643_Agrupació emergent Looming FactoryGENCAT - DEPT. D'EMPRESA I OCUPACIO
01/01/201931/12/2019Subvenció per a activitats de l'Observatori de RecercaAgència per la Competitivitat de l'Empresa (ACCIÓ)

Teaching staff and research groups

Research projects

START DATEEND DATEACTIVITYFINANCING ENTITY
01/02/202430/09/2024C-12707ACOSTA INGENIEROS
20/12/202329/02/2024C-12709WEIR MINERALS KAZAKHSTAN LLP
19/12/202331/12/2023Anàlisi qualitatiu dels olis essencials de Plantes Aromàtiques i MedicinalsC. TECNOLOGIC FORESTAL CAT.
15/11/202331/10/2024Desenvolupament d'un prototipus per a donar connectivitat a diverses gammes de màqunes embolicadores i fleixadoresPLASTICBAND SA
11/10/202310/10/2026J-04176Agència per la Competitivitat de l'Empresa (ACCIÓ)
01/10/202310/09/2024Realització del projecte d'R+D consistent en el disseny i construcció d'un prototipus amb connectivitat intel.ligent/baix consum per mesurar vibracions dels raïls d'un punt concret d'una via de trenACOSTA INGENIEROS
01/10/202331/07/2024L’objecte del contracte és la familiarització de l’empresa amb l’ús de les tecnologies TIC de baix cost, que en aquest projecte es concreta en un projecte d’R+D consistent en l’assaig i experimentacióPERFORACIONES Y VOLADURAS, S.A.
01/09/202331/08/2027Valorización de la fracción fina de los residuos de construcción y demolición para fabricar nuevos materiales cementantesAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
17/07/202318/09/2023Anàlisi de llots calcaris provinents de l'extracció de roca ornamental.MARMOLES MORATONAS
17/07/202318/09/2023Valorització de materials fins per usos industrials i de la construcció.ARIDS SOLESTANY SA
01/07/202330/06/2024Assessorament i recolzament en el desenvolupament de projectes R+D+iDisseny dels sensors que son la base de la mesura i de l’electrònica de condicionament de senyal.Simulació del sensors i circuitsSOFAMEL, SL
22/06/202322/06/2024Fòrum de Joves Talents de Catalunya 2023_Projecte BOSC i SostenibilitatSERRADORA BOIX, S.L.
06/06/202305/06/2026Recerca en l'eliminació d'impureses del Carbonat Càlcic per via seca pel desenvolupament d'un nou procés de purificació (CATbonate)Agència per la Competitivitat de l'Empresa (ACCIÓ)
01/06/202331/05/2024Canvi Climàtic i equitat: mapeig de les emissions en funció del nivell de rendaCentre per a la Cooperació al Desenvolupament
01/06/202331/05/2024Programació i introducció a les TIC destinats als estudiants de la residència de Mbour de la Fundació PUSE al SenegalCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament de la UPC
17/05/202330/06/2023Realització de tasques relacionades amb la cerca de matèries primeres per a la fabricació de formigó. Treballs de camp i mostreig de materials d'acord amb diferents necessitats que tingui l'empresa.PROMOTORA MEDITERRANEA-2, S.A.
15/05/202314/05/2024Optimització dels recursos dels dipòsits de la Faixa Estannifera Boliviana: minimització de l'energia de processament i augment de la recuperacióUniversidad Técnica de Oruro (UTO); RIIS - Grup de Recerca en Recursos i Indústries Intel·ligents i Sostenibles; Centro de Cooperación para el Desarrollo de la UPC; Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
04/04/202319/01/2024L'objecte del conveni és la realització del projecte de R+D consistents en la modelització i control de la subsidència minera a la zones d'influència de les mines de Súria i Sallent, així com la actuaIBERPOTASH, S.A.
03/04/202307/07/2023Millora del procés productiu d'una pedrera des del procés d'arrencament amb voladura o de tipus mecànic, la càrrega, transport i descàrrega del material, fins a la planta de processament.POLÍGON INDUSTRIAL CAN SEDO, S.L.
19/12/202210/01/2024Contracte col·laboració per dispositiu e-connect, ampliar capacitat d’adquisició dades i processament en el propi dispositiu o perifèric (edge computing) amb algoritmes d’intel·ligència artificialENDEPRO SOFTWARE, SL
01/12/202230/11/2024Recuperación Sostenible de Elementos de valor añadido a partir de salmueras de desalinización de agua de mar mediante Tecnologías de separación híbrida.AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/12/202230/11/2024Integración de tecnologías de procesamiento para garantizar una cadena de valor de baterías segura, circular y sostenible a través minería urbana e industrial.AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
10/11/202231/12/2025Contracte col·laboració per realitzar hidrodestil·lacions per obtenir oli essencial i fer-ne la caracterització química per determinar la qualitat de les principals espècies aromàtiques del SolsonèsC. TECNOLOGIC FORESTAL CAT.
01/10/202230/09/2026Master of Science in Smart, Secure and Interconnected SystemsCommission of European Communities
01/09/202231/08/2025Caracterización de biopelículas y herramientas avanzadas de modelización para el desarrollo de bioreactores mediados con hidrógeno para la valorización de gases residualesAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/09/202231/08/2025Expandiendo los límites de la eficiencia energética en dispositivos móviles a través de soluciones de radio despertadorAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/09/202231/08/2025Recuperación de elementos de tierras raras (REE) y metales de desechos electrónicos y baterías de iones de litio gastadas mediante procesos de separación híbridos.AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
27/07/202226/07/2025Nou sistema d'alta precisió per a la detecció de cavitats en el subsolAgència per la Competitivitat de l'Empresa (ACCIÓ)
25/07/202224/07/2025Dy-Fluor: noves metodologies d'extracció de disprosi del residu de la indústria del fosfat bicàlcicAgència per la Competitivitat de l'Empresa (ACCIÓ)
01/07/202230/06/2023Contracte de col·laboració per la realització d'un dispositiu de mesura (verificador portàtil de pèrtigues) per verificar el nivell d'aïllament de pertigues noves o usades.SOFAMEL, SL
01/06/202231/05/2023Afecció de la contaminació de la mineria a l’aigua i al sòl: Proposta d’alternativesCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament de la UPC
01/06/202231/05/2023Contribución a la búsqueda de una solución integral en la crítica situación de ZarumaCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament de la UPC
25/05/202225/05/2022A process for the nitric oxide abatement through biological treatments
16/05/202231/12/2023Donació per Fòrum Joves Talents de Catalunya (EXPLORATORI DELS RECURSOS DE LA NATURA)LIVEN S.A.
16/05/202231/12/2022Donació SERRADORA BOIX per Fòrum Joves Talents de Catalunya 2022 (EXPLORATORI DELS RECURSOS DE LA NATURA)SERRADORA BOIX, S.L.
04/04/202220/01/2023Contracte de col·laboració per la modelització i control de la subsidència minera a la zones d’influència de les mines de Súria i Sallent, així com la actualIBERPOTASH, S.A.
11/03/202231/12/2023Contracte de col·laboració per l'impuls i promoció de la recerca i la investigació per a la reconversió del sector de l'automoció, nous models de mobilitat i expansió del vehicle elèctric.CONSELL COMARCAL DEL BAGES
01/03/202231/03/2024Contracte de col·laboració per l'implementació de l'Internet en les màquines que dissenya i fabrica l’empresaPLASTICBAND SA
04/01/202204/01/2022Method of cooling air in a vehicle and air conditioning system for a vehicle
01/01/202231/12/2024Metal Influenced Acid Water as a source of valuable and critical raw materialsEUROPEAN INST OF INNOV.& TECHNOL.
01/12/202130/11/2023Aguas Acidas de Minería como Recurso para el suministro sostenible de materias primas y materias críticas.AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
23/09/202131/12/2021Donacio per Fòrum de Joves Talents de Catalunya 2021PRODUCTORA ELECTRICA URGELLENCA SA
01/09/202131/08/2024Reciclaje de recursos de residuos urbanos e industriales mediante la integración de procesos de separación híbridos.AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/09/202131/08/2024Development of a smart automated BIObased process for the recovery of valuable METALs from end-of-life phones (BIOMETAL)AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/09/202131/08/2025Capacidades Intrínsecas para Robots Co-trabajadoresAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
30/07/202130/07/2024Recerca en processos per separar els components de la fracció mineral dels residus de construcció i demolicióAgència per la Competitivitat de l'Empresa (ACCIÓ)
29/07/202129/07/2024Nou procés de producció d'àrid i pedra ornamental verda (GreenQuarry)Agència per la Competitivitat de l'Empresa (ACCIÓ)
29/07/202129/07/2024Nou equip d'escaneig d'alta velocitat i precisió per espais subterranis (UG-FastScan)Agència per la Competitivitat de l'Empresa (ACCIÓ)
29/07/202129/07/2024Bioprocés per a la recuperació de cobalt i liti en bateries (BioCoLi)Agència per la Competitivitat de l'Empresa (ACCIÓ)
01/07/202130/06/2022dispositiu EPI anomenat a Sofamel com a DETECTOR PERMANENT, que s’instal·larà a línies d’alta tensió de forma permanent i sense alimentació, i que permet visualitzar per part dels operaris si la líniSOFAMEL, SL
01/07/202130/09/2022El Bosque y la sostenibilidadFUND.ESPAÑOLA CIENCIA Y TECNOLOGIA
01/07/202130/06/2022Desafío Quí-Bot-H20: Integración del pensamiento computacional en el currículum escolar mediante robótica educativa aplicada a la experimentación química.FUND.ESPAÑOLA CIENCIA Y TECNOLOGIA
01/07/202131/07/2022AquaESTEAMFUND.ESPAÑOLA CIENCIA Y TECNOLOGIA
17/06/202131/12/2021Donació Serradora Boix per Fòrum de Joves Talents de Catalunya 2021SERRADORA BOIX, S.L.
01/06/202131/12/2023FORUM JOVES TALENTS DE CATALUNYA 2021LIVEN S.A.
06/04/202119/11/2021L’objecte del contracte és la modelització i control de la subsidència minera a la zones d’influència de les mines de Súria i Sallent, així com la actualització de la xarxa bàsica cartogràfica de laIBERPOTASH, S.A.
26/03/202130/11/2021Modelat Simulink d' EPS (Direcció Elèctrica Assistida)MAPRO SISTEMAS DE ENSAYO, S.A.
28/01/202128/01/2021Método para recuperación biológica de metales en residuos eléctricos y electrónicos.
07/01/202131/10/2021Recerca en processos d’atricció en continu i processos de neteja i separació per tal de fer factible la regeneració de sorres evitant la seva reducció de mida i recuperar més del 85% de l’arena silíciFUNDERÍA CONDALS, S.A.
01/01/202127/05/2022Ampliació de la instal·lació fotovoltaica de la granja d'Agoïta a BenínCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament de la UPC
01/01/202127/05/2022Millores en la mineria artesanal d’or davant la salut pública i el canvi climàtic: el cas de BolíviaCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament de la UPC
01/01/202127/05/2022Identificació de projectes TIC a Guinea BissauCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament de la UPC
14/12/202031/12/2021L’objecte del contracte és la realització del projecte d’R+D consistents en el disseny i construcció d'un sistema de monitoratge, processament i enviament de dades de les vies de ferrocarril en tempsACOSTA INGENIEROS
24/11/202024/11/2023Investigació en nous processos de valorització d'àrids de gravera.Agència per la Competitivitat de l'Empresa (ACCIÓ)
24/11/202024/11/2023Desenvolupament d'un sistema micro electromecànic per a la digitalització de perforacions.Agència per la Competitivitat de l'Empresa (ACCIÓ)
15/11/202030/11/2020Redactar un projecte pedagògic basat en el recurs tecnològic d’una taula topogràfica interactiva de realitat virtual, coneguda genèricament com a AR Sandbox o “Caixa de sorra”.CONSELL COMARCAL DEL BAGES
01/07/202030/06/2021Investigació, disseny i desenvolupament, test industrial de dispositius i circuits electrònics de detecció i mesura de camps elèctricSOFAMEL, SL
01/07/202031/12/2022Xarxa Fourth Industrial RevolutionAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/07/202031/12/2021Assessorament i participació en diversos projectes, tant amb empreses específiques com projectes cooperatius dins de l’àmbit de gestió de sòls i aigües contaminades i impacte ambiental.FUNDACIÓ EURECAT
01/07/202031/12/2022Fourth Industrial Revolution Network (XaFIR) - CIRCUITAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
29/06/202031/12/2020Donació UCEN 2020HIDROELECTRICA DEL VALIRA SL
01/06/202031/05/2024Development of radical innovations to recover minerals and metals from seawater desalination brinesCommission of European Communities
05/05/202031/12/2023La finalitat del present conveni és regular la col·laboració econòmica de l’Ajuntament de Berga en l’execució de les activitats que es portaran a terme al llarg dels propers 4 anys, de l’any 2020 al 2AYUNTAMIENTO DE BERGA
20/03/202031/12/2020ResUPCManresaCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
01/03/202030/10/2020Separación de las fracciones de arenas y finos de fundición para incrementar su potencial de valorización en una nueva aplicación, dentro del proyecto: ARC027/19/00042 concedido por la Agencia de ResiFUNDERÍA CONDALS, S.A.
01/03/202028/02/2021Monitoring of photovoltaic installations of the Saint-Camille associationCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
01/03/202028/02/2021Improvements in artisanal mining in the face of public health and climate change: the case of BoliviaCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
01/03/202028/02/2021Promotion of cooperation on the Manresa CampusCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
01/03/202028/02/2021Continuïtat del Projecte d'enfortiment de capacitats agroproductives de comunitats rurals a Cochabamba i rehabilitació sostenible funcional del canal de reg Pirigallo i el seu entorn.Centre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
29/01/202028/04/2022Desenvolupament d’eines per al suport en l’implementació i en la gestió de la reutilitació (SUGGEREIX).AGÈNCIA CATALANA DE L'AIGUA
02/01/202001/01/2023CÀTEDRA "PREMIUM" ICL EN MINERIA SOSTENIBLEIberpotash, S.A.
25/11/201930/04/2020El present conveni té per objecte tutoritzar des de l'EPSEM als alumnes participants a l'INNOVA Petit 2019-20 per resoldre dubtes tècnics dels projectes/prototips creats.AG DE DESENVOLUPAMENT DEL BERGUEDÀ
25/11/201930/04/2020ProjecteINNOVA petit 2019-2020AG DE DESENVOLUPAMENT DEL BERGUEDÀ
17/10/201917/10/2021Modelització i desenvolupament d'un nou procés per a la purificació del CaCo3Agència per la Competitivitat de l'Empresa (ACCIÓ)
01/10/201931/03/2022Young students as critical science detectivesCommission of European Communities
01/10/201930/09/20212019-1-DK01-KA201-060167 Young Students - Young students as critical science detectivesUnió Europea
03/09/201910/10/2019L’objecte del contracte és l'estudi de les possibles aplicacions derivades de la detecció de vibracions, a partir de la mesura d’acceleracions, que apareixen en els sistemes de fixacions per a vies deACOSTA INGENIEROS
01/09/201931/03/2023SUSTAINABLE BIOGAS PURIFICATION SYSTEM IN LANDFILLS AND MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTES TREATMENT PLANTSEuropean Commission - Environment - Life Program
19/06/201931/12/2019COL·LABORACIO EN FORMACIO PEL FORUM DE JOVES TALENTS DE CATALUNYA (EXPLORATORI DELS RECURSOS DE LA NATURA)PRODUCTORA ELECTRICA URGELLENCA SA
27/05/201931/12/2019DONACIO MONTAJES RUS SL PER FORUM JOVES TALENTS DE CATALUNYA 2019 (EXPLORATORI)MONTAJES RUS, S.L.
17/05/201931/12/2019DONACIO SERRADORA BOIX SL PER FORUM JOVES TALENTS CATALUNYA (EXPLORATORI) 2019SERRADORA BOIX, S.L.
14/05/201931/12/2019DONACIO FORUM JOVES TALENTS DE CATALUNYA 2019LIVEN S.A.
01/05/201901/02/2021Optimització i validació d'un prototip amb base biotecnològica per a la recuperació de metalls valuosos en residus electrònicsAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/03/201928/02/2020CCD 2019-A003 Enfortiment de capacitats agroproductivas de comunitats rurals a Cochabamba i rehabilitació sostenible funcional del canal de reg Pirigallo i el seu entorn. Pla participatiu de desenvolupament integral amb la UMSS i la coop. de dones indigènes constructores.Centre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
01/03/201928/02/2020CCD 2019-A004 Millores en el sistema de monitoratge de la instal·lació fotovoltaica d'AgoïtaCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
01/03/201928/02/2020CCD 2019-A005 Identificació de projectes TIC en les escoles i residències de la Fundació PUSE a SenegalCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
01/03/201928/02/2020Valoració ambiental i econòmica per la sostenibilitat de les activitats mineres d’or, Sn i In A Bolívia i Sud-mig del PerúCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
01/01/201930/06/2022Mejora del tratamiento de gases de combustion (NOx) mediante biorreactores con transferencia de materia mejorada y el uso de herramientas avanzadas de análisis de biofilmsAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2022001-P-001643_Agrupació emergent Looming FactoryGENCAT - DEPT. D'EMPRESA I OCUPACIO
01/01/201931/12/2019Subvenció per a activitats de l'Observatori de RecercaAgència per la Competitivitat de l'Empresa (ACCIÓ)

Quality

The Validation, Monitoring, Modification and Accreditation Framework (VSMA Framework) for official degrees ties the quality assurance processes (validation, monitoring, modification and accreditation) carried out over the lifetime of a course to two objectives—the goal of establishing coherent links between these processes, and that of achieving greater efficiency in their management—all with the overarching aim of improving programmes.

Validation

Monitoring

Accreditation

    Registry of Universities, Centers and Degrees (RUCT)

    Indicators