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Biomimetic Polyester

CSIC and the University of Málaga have patented a new procedure for the synthesis of polyaleurate polyester, a mimetic polymer of plant cutin, and its use as a biodegradable packaging material for food or active ingredients. It consists of a non-toxic plastic polymer which can be obtained from raw materials coming from vegetable wastes.
The new procedure uses neither solvents nor catalysts, saving in raw materials, reduction of waste and the production of a higher purity biodegradable material which can be thrown away without risk of contamination. It is also possible to give the desired form to the material, using different casts in the process.
Due to the simplicity of the manufacturing process, its implementation on an industrial scale would not involve any additional effort.

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Nanostructured material for the absorption of organic pollutants in water

CSIC has patented a new material based on high-charged synthetic mica unique for its organophilic properties. The material is very interesting for wastewater treatment by is capacity to remove organic pollutants over a wide range of industrial wastes in water. It can be optimized for each specific waste present in water to comply with the strictest environmental laws. Partners interested in a patent license are being sought. PDF icon Powater.pdf

New encrypted tag system for tagging and tracking objects

CSIC in collaboration with Polytechnic University of Madrid has developed a new method to tag objects that consists in fabricate on them one or more nanometer-thick and invisible layers by plasma polymerization. Any kind of pattern can be recorded in these layers, by laser or other techniques, allowing its recognition, control and tracking. Highly complex patterns containing much information can be recorded.

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CO2 and SO2 sequestration using industrial waste at room temperature

A Spanish public research organisation and two universities from Spain have developed a process that allows mineral sequestration of CO2 and SO2, gases that trigger the greenhouse effect and acid rain respectively. The process is based on the reuse of calcium-rich industrial waste produced by many types of industries, performed at room temperature and outdoors, so it’s an easier and cheaper process than the existing ones.

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Metal nanoparticles functionalized with fluorescent organic molecules

CSIC organization and University Pablo de Olavide have developed new metal nanoparticles functionalized with fluorescent organic molecules, whose fluorescence is not turned off by the proximity of the metal, stable in aqueous medium, which may be functionalized with molecules of interest (eg antibodies for biomedical applications) and biocompatible. These nanoparticles can be detected by other techniques other than fluorescence like UV-Vis, IR and Raman.

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Versatile and economical method of manufacturing mixed oxides thin films

CSIC organization has developed a process for the manufacture of thin films of mixed oxides. The method allows the controlled deposition of oxides of a variety of metals in a simple and economical way. It consists in evaporating metalorganic compounds of the desired metal that are subsequently decomposed by the plasma action, resulting in the
cation reaction with oxygen and forming the corresponding oxide thin film.

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Kalsilite production optimized new process

CSIC organization has patented a new method to synthesize higher purity kalsilita (KAlSiO4) from an easily available precursor, kaolinite, under mild conditions of pressure and temperature and with a substantially time and costs reduction of the process. The kalsilita is used as the precursor of leucite, a major component in the porcelain-fused-to-metal and
ceramic dental restoration systems, as high thermal expansion ceramic for bonding to metals and in applications in diesel engines.

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Optically tailored nanovoid coatings

CSIC has patented a new coating with the particularity that contains closed nanopores (nanovoids of 1-50 nm diameter). The manufacture control of the coating microstructure determines the refractive index, color, density, mechanical and other coating properties. This possibility makes the invention useful for a wide range of applications from filters and reflectors working in the desired in wavelength, beyond tunable color coatings, heat accumulators for construction and efficiency enhancer of solar cells, without modifying the chemical, thermal and mechanical stability. The new manufacturing method is based on a fully operational technology, so can be easily implemented in the current processing lines to manufacture coatings in industrial scale.

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Tunable and flexible mirror/filter for coating

CSIC has developed a new coating that functions as a color selective mirror/filter, serving to shield certain radiation in the ultraviolet range, visible or near infrared. It is a flexible material that adapts to different types of substrates and form, providing the choice of color and protection. The innovative solution found is based on the nanostructured coating formed by nanometer thick layers of different oxides. In that sense, the mechanism of light selection does not involve light absorption and thus avoid unwanted overheating of the coating.

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Advanced ceramics with high thermomechanical performance

CSIC organization has developed a process for obtaining composite ceramic materials of TiB2/TiC, TiB2/TiN y TiB2 /TiCx N1-x in a wide range of compositions. It subjects a mixture of the elements in a stoichiometric proportion to a process of high energy milling. The process leads to a highly exothermic reaction that instantaneously spreads. The material
obtained can be used in the fabrication of devices which are subjected to high temperatures and corrosive environments.

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Gold catalyst support of H2 generation that reaches a 100% CO conversion

Spanish public research organisations have developed a new gold catalyst for the Water Gas Shift Reaction (WGSR) useful for the production and/or purification of H2 for applications in fuel cells. It is a catalyst capable of working at low temperatures in the range in which the reaction is thermodynamically more efficient. It has a high stability
and ease of regeneration.

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Smart management of industrial waste for CO2 sequestration

CSIC organization, University of Seville and University of Cádiz have developed a method to recycle the industrial waste as alternative to the current standards for CO2 sequestration, under ambient temperature and pressure conditions. The new process is suitable for the treatment of calcium-rich waste, presenting this double and simultaneous benefit, the CO2 capture and recycling of waste. Is an innovation in the field of greenhouse gases reduction, whose main advantages are the costs reduction, low complexity and low energy consumption.

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