There will be made a distinction between the infrastructure of ICT and the rest of the research infrastructure (equipments and facilities for experimentation, own or available through cooperation relationship with other institutions)
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CO INCDTIM has in its laboratory all the equipment and knowhow necessary to prepare nanostructured supported metal catalysts. For catalysts characterization: Sorptomatic 1990 by Thermoelectron Corporation for adsorption desorption measurements; Bruker D8 XRD advanced diffractometer; Specs spectrometer for XPS measurements; SDT Q 600 (TA Instruments) thermogravimetric analyzer. For catalysts testing, the necessary set up composed by: Microreactivity Reference Catalytic Reactor (PID Eng.&Tech) online with gas chromatograph (produced by ITIM) and Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer (Prisma Plus from Pfeiffer Vacuum) to analyze the gaseous products, and a Waters HPLC chromatograph equipped with ultraviolet and refractive index detectors to analyze the liquid products.
P1 UBB The infrastructure used by P1 in this project is divided in (1) Information technology (IT) infrastructure composed by Computers: Intel 2000-4000 MHz, 2-6 GB RAM, and Software: ChemCAD, Aspen, Thermoflow, GaBi4, Matlab etc and (2) Experimental infrastructure: Chemical Reaction Engineering laboratory and whole infrastructure of control and analytical monitoring of chemical processes; Modeling, Simulation, Optimization and Control of Chemical Processes laboratory .
P2 ICIA performs analyses for biofuels quality certification through its laboratory CABIO according to the European standard EN 14214 for biodiesel and European standard SR EN 15376 for bioethanol. The relevant infrastructure of CABIO consists in gas chromatograph (Agilent 6890N) with mass detector (Agilent 5975B), ECD and MPD detectors (Agilent 6890N), FID detector (Agilent 7890A), liquid chromatograph (Agilent 1200 Series) coupled to mass spectrometer (Applied Biosystem 3200 Qtrap), HPLC (Perkin Elmer 1801-037 series), FT-IR Spectrometer (Perkin Elmer, Spectrum BX).
P3 Reviva developed an original technology for biodiesel production from soy oil. The relevant infrastructure consists in: horizontal oil press – pressing capacity 1t/h, 380 V electric power; tehnological line for preparation of raw materials – capacity 2t/h; pumps for viscous liquids – capacity 100 l/h, pumping high 5m; POLSTIF tanks – capacity 30t
P4 Rokura The infrastructure used by P4 in this project is: (i) Software Labview industrial monitoring option; Lab AMESIM – software; Data Acquisition portal 1,8 GB Intel PM; (ii)Autoclave Mahoney Robinson; Spinning Catalyst Basket Reactor 350 bar, 350 ⁰C;
Posibility to have constant temperature, controled increase temperature, constant and controled flows. Analyser is FID coupled with mass spectrometer.
We intend to acquire at the beginning of the project (Stage 1) an integrated system for catalysts characterization. This equipment will enable us to have more rapid and accurate results to describe: (i) the surface (adsorptive) and catalytic (nature of catalytic sites) properties of a catalytic material by performing TPD and TPR measurements and (ii) the catalyst deactivation by determining the nature and quantity of deposited materials on the catalytic surface after catalyzed reaction (TPO and TPR measurements). For additivated catalysts used in this proposal these parameters are not fully explored at this hour and the results obtained by using the mentioned equipment are extremely important to fulfill the project objectives.
These equipments will be used for mathematical modeling and simulation of hydrogen production by catalytic reforming processes (IT and softwares aquisition), model validation vs. experimental results, research and dissemination activities (writing project deliverables, articles, patent applications etc.).
This equipment will be used for experimental evaluations to complete the existing experimental infrastructure devoted to study the carbon capture processes.
♦ Power mains: 190-245 V AC/50-60 Hz;♦ Display: LDC 4 × 40♦ fermentor vessel Pyrex glass ♦Temperature: control special radiation heat source with gilded reflector 100 W
Can be used for fermentation of sugars solution for bioethanol production. Fermentor ensures optimal conditions for the production of bioethanol from lignocellulosic biomass: pH, temperature, time, etc. Fermentor has 1 liter capacities, ideal for heat induction, growth of S. cerevisiae, as well as traditional anerobic and aerobic culture from recombinant microbial, yeast and fungal cells. Set-up and start-up assistance is included in fermentor