GER Research Group

28 Jan 2016
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Ana Andres and Maria Coronado from GER Research Group have published two papers with International collaboration, in Journals with Impact Factor Q1 in Environmental Sciences Category (positions 13 and 24 of 223); one of them in collaboration with Prof. Chris Cheeseman, from Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London, and other one in collaboration with Prof. Ana Maria Segadães, Department of Materials and Ceramics Engineering (CICECO), University of Aveiro.These works use a different aproach to investigate the potential use of foundry sand dust and Waelz slag as novel resource in the ceramic industry. The research was performed under the framework of the Spanish Education and Science Ministry, Project CTM2009-11303 with Maria Coronado as FPI fellowship of the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science.

The work in Journal of Cleaner Production characterizes the acid gas emissions from three ceramic processes, containing foundry sand dust and Waelz slag as alternative raw materials, at laboratory scale by the combination of different analytical techniques such as DSC, XRD, EGA, FUS-ICP, ISE, INAA and FUS-IR that traditionally have been used in materials characterization. The work published in the Journal of Hazardous Materials, assess and models the leaching behavior of potentially hazardous metals from three different clay-based industrial ceramic products (wall bricks, roof tiles, and face bricks) containing foundry sand dust and Waelz slag as alternative raw materials.

  • Coronado M., Andres A., Cheeseman, C.R., 2016, Acid gas emissions from structural clay products containing secondary resources: foundry sand dust and Waelz slag. Journal of Cleaner Production. 1-12. In Press
  • Coronado M., Segadães A.M., Andres A., 2015, Using mixture design of experiments to assess the environmental impact of clay-based structural ceramics containing foundry wastes. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 299, 529-539.  
28 Jan 2016
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El pasado 27 de Febrero de 2016 el profesor Ignacio E. Grossmann fue investido Doctor Honoris Causa por la Universidad de Cantabria. Ignacio Grossman es Professor of Chemical Engineering y dirige el Center for Advanced Process Decision-making at Universidad Carnegie Mellon (Pittsburgh, EEUU). Desde la estancia de la Dra. Berta Galan en 1992 el Grupo GER ha mantenido una constante colaboración con el Prof. Grossman que se ha traducido en la publicación conjunta de artículos de elevado impacto científico, comunicaciones a congresos y estancias de investigación.

 

19 Nov 2015
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Alberto Coz has participated actively in the ISB-INMA TEH 2015 International Symposium, in Bucharest, Romania, from 29th October until 31st October, 2015 (http://isb.pub.ro/isbinmateh.html). The aim of the Symposiums was to present the latest scientific results on all aspects of research, design and development work in the field of mechanics, environmental engineering, renewable energy sources, agricultural engineering and sustainable agriculture. Furthermore, during the Conference, a Brokerage session for future cooperation possibilities between academy and different companies was carried out. 

 

17 Nov 2015
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El grupo de investigación GER del Departamento de Química e Ingeniería de Procesos y Recursos de la Universidad de Cantabria ha participado en la Semana de la Ciencia 2015 a través de diferentes visitas y charlas a Centros de Educación Secundaria de Cantabria.