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Low cost, green absorbents and their role in wastewater treatment

14 Feb, 2017

Arunima Nayak

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The reclamation for recycled water has fast gained into prominence mainly on account of the demand for fresh water and rising health concerns on the adverse effect of increasing pollutant contamination. The adsorption technology is considered ideal in the treatment of wastewaters on account of its non-specificity towards the pollutant irrespective of their diverse nature. […]

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Industry 4.0 − the catalyst for our so needed EU growth?

07 Feb, 2017

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By Elodie Bugnicourt (Ph.D.) and David F. Nettleton (Ph.D.) The world has gone through 3 well re-known industrial revolutions linked respectively to steam machine appearance in the 19th century, mass production at the beginning of the last century culminating with the Ford model for work division, the use of electronics to programme manufacturing machines in […]

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Industry 4.0 – Opportunities and Challenges of Cyber-Physical System

31 Jan, 2017

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By David F. Nettleton (Ph.D.) and Elodie Bugnicourt (Ph.D.) Industry 4.0 refers to an industrial revolution based on cyber-physical systems, in order to evolve towards “smart factories” which have a modular structure, and in which cyber-physical systems monitor physical processes by creating a virtual copy of the physical world thus facilitating decentralized decision making. Also, […]

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Mapping out research and predicting future innovation!

05 Dec, 2016

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By Elodie Bugnicourt (Ph.D.) and David F. Nettleton (Ph.D.) In our last blog post, we saw how the data mining of past research studies can be used to define emerging scientific areas and shape certain funding policies. Let’s focus now on how it can help in identifying future innovations. Based on 43 million of scientific […]

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Grape pomace: Nature´s cheap solution to water pollution problems

22 Nov, 2016

Arunima Nayak

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Commercial activated carbons, produced from non-renewable coal, petroleum residues and from plant by-products like wood and coconut shells, are used to clean up wastewaters via the removal and recovery of chemical pollutants. The technology of adsorbing the pollutants works when the high surface area, porous and chemically active surfaces of the activated carbons come into […]

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Data mining as a decision support tool for funding of emerging scientific and technological research

13 Oct, 2016

Carlota

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By David F. Nettleton (Ph.D.) and Elodie Bugnicourt (Ph.D.) Identifying which topics, researchers and institutions to fund is a key issue for funding bodies. Current approaches rely on peer review, in which renown experts who are active in different discipline areas, use a predefined set of criteria to reach a consensus to evaluate presented proposals […]

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Open Innovation 2.0

27 Sep, 2016

Elodie Bugnicourt

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While the paradigm of how to innovate has drastically changed during the last decades, open innovation, referring to the use of both inflows and outflows of knowledge to improve internal innovation, is not new as it dates as far back as the 1960s. So immersed in a strange paradox between outmost confidentiality and protection around […]

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Anaerobic Digestion in Agrofood Industrial wastes: Dual Role in Biofuel generation and wastewater treatment

29 Aug, 2016

Arunima Nayak

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Agrofood industrial effluents are major contributors to the worldwide industrial water pollution. Effluents from the agro-food industries are high in organic complexity and load. The environmental regulatory authorities have put strict criteria regarding the discharge of high volume and high organic load agrofood industrial effluents to the water bodies. Thereby there has been increased momentum […]

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IRIS se adhiere al clúster INNOVACC

18 Aug, 2016

Carlota

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IRIS es desde el pasado mes de Julio uno de los socios del clúster INNOVACC (Asociación Catalana de Innovación en el Sector Cárnico y Porcino). La entidad la forman un grupo de empresas e instituciones que se unen de manera voluntaria y libre para promover la competitividad de las empresas mediante la innovación y la […]

IRIS participating in ICIEMPM 2016 Congress

13 Jul, 2016

Carlota

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Dr. David F. Nettleton, of IRIS Advanced Engineering, will be presenting a paper entitled “Towards Automatic Calibration of In-line Machine Processes”, in the 18th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing Process Modeling (ICIEMPM 2016), in London, July 28-29. The paper is also co-authored by Dr. Elodie Bugnicourt (IRIS), Christian Wasiak (IPT Fraunhofer) and Alejandro […]