TECHNOLOGIES OF RENEWABLE RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION (MML-371)
The group comes from the unification of two groups with more than 15 years of scientific experience, whose common objectives were related to the industrial use of renewable resources (lignocellulosic and waste biomass) together with the minimization of the possible environmental impacts that these activities may produce. These objectives involve the search for an optimal process for each resource and the study of very diverse technologies which should include the manufacture of cellulosic and paper with different biomass lignocellulosic waste, fractionation of the biomass through hydrothermal processes to obtain sugars and other organic components, different systems of obtaining energy (thermochemical processes), production of compost with the least valuable fractions (also with municipal solid waste and sludge of sewage treatment plants), studies of the degradation of the organic components of the different biomass and derivatisation of organic compounds extracted from biomass for industrial use in systems involving a minimum generation of effluents (liquid or gaseous).
Prof. Dr. Juan Carlos García Domínguez
Manuel Jesús Díaz Blanco
Francisco López Baldovín
Mercedes Ruiz Montoya
María Trinidad García Domínguez
Javier Mauricio Loaiza Rodríguez
Alberto Palma López
ENGINEERING OF COMPLEX FLUIDS (TEP-185)
The main research work done by this group focuses on the experimental search for relationships between microstructure, mechanical properties and processing of complex flow materials (as per example asphalts, food dispersions, lubricant greases, plastics and bioplastics, detergents, etc.). This group began its research activity more than 25 years ago, and since 1998, is headquartered in the Department of Chemical Engineering of the University of Huelva. The group has numerous equipment capable of performing a wide variety of rheological testing to a wide spectrum of materials (from solid to Newtonian fluids). It also has the newest techniques for the study of the morphology and microstructure of materials, thermal properties and technological testing equipment. This group also has various plants pilots for material processing (asphalt, lubricant greases, emulsions, pharmaceutical products, etc.). It is classified as Group of Excellence by the Directorate of Evaluation and Accreditation (DEVA) of the Junta de Andalucía.
Prof. Dr. José María Franco Gómez