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  Last Updated: July 24, 2015 
Nanotechnology Activities Survey in Spain

Name of the Laboratory Aplicaciones Medioambientales e Industriales de la Catálisis
Department Dpto. Ingeniería Química
Institution

Universidad Rovira i Virgili

Institution (Acronym) AMIC-URV
Contact Person (e-mail) MEDINA CABELLO, Francisco / MEDINA CABELLO, Francisco / MEDINA CABELLO, Francisco; TORNE FERNANDEZ, Vanessa / MEDINA CABELLO, Francisco; TORNE FERNANDEZ, Vanessa
Address Avda. Paisos Catalans 18
Postal code 43007 Tarragona
Province Tarragona
Autonomous Region Cataluña
Country Spain
Phone + 34 977 55 8689
Fax + 34 977 55 8205
Website http://www.etseq.urv.cat/amic/
Main Research Areas

* synthesis
* industrial applications
* nanomaterials
* catalysts


Participating Projects

* CTQ2012-35789-C02-02: Preparación de catalizadores y su aplicación en la eliminación de contaminantes refractarios de aguas residuales mediante procesos de oxidación catalítica y fotocatalítica - -
Coordinator: Dr. F. Medina: Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad del Gobierno de España (165.000 €)

* RD12-1-0018: BioQuim_rescue - Desenvolupament i integracio de tractaments biologics i d'oxidacio quimica per a la reduccio sostenible de micro-contaminants en aigües residuals - -
Coordinator: Dr. F. Medina: ACC10, Generalitat de Cataluña (770.000 €)

* New hierarchical LDH/graphene nanocomposites designed for industrial processes - -
Coordinator: Dra. M.G. Álvarez: ACC10 - Generalitat de Catalunya (96.000 €)


Three more relevant publications within 2012-2015

* 'Conversion of glycerol over 10%Ni/?-Al2O3 catalyst'
  B. Miranda, R. J. Chimentão, J. B. O. Santos, F. Gispert-Guirado, J. Llorca, F. Medina, F. López Bonillo, J. E. Sueiras - Applied Catalysis B-Environmental, 17(1):18-22. 2014.

* 'Gas-phase hydrodechlorination of trichloroethylene over Pd/NiMgAl mixed oxide catalysts'
  Meshesha, B.T.; Barrabés, N.; Föttinger, K.; Chimentão, R.J.: Llorca, J.; Medina, F.; Rupprechter, G.; Sueiras, J.E. - Applied Catalysis B-Environmental, 117-118:236-245. 2012.

* 'Boosted CO2 reaction with methanol to yield dimethyl carbonate over Mg-Al hydrotalcite-silica lyogels'
  D.C. Stoian, E. Taboada, J. Llorca, E. Molins, F. Medina, A.M. Segarra - Chemical Communications, 49(18):5489-5572. 2013.


Instruments and equipment available

* Plantas a escala piloto (1 a 20 L/h) y laboratorio (50 a 200 mL/h), con reactores batch y en continuo preparados para trabajar a alta temperatura y presión
* Equipo de medida de la adsorción física de nitrógeno en superfície, que permite medir área superficial BET y volumen de poros.
* Equipo de seguimiento de reducción, oxidación y desorción térmica programada mediante detectores de masas, IR y TCD.
* DRX - Difractor de Rayos X


funding 2012-2015 (In thousand Euro)
 
MECD/MINECO/MINETUR
CC.AA.
UE
Private
Total for years
2012
176402
90873
0
161187
428462
2013
24836
22025
0
46911
93772
2014
0
0
0
0
0
2015
0
0
0
0
0
Total for organism type
201238
112898
-
208098

Total 2012-2015

522234


Number of researchers (31)
Permanent positions (Prof, Dr) 4
PhD(contracted) 4
PhD Students 11
Technicians 2
Others 1
PhD 2012-2015 9
PhD Ramon y Cajal (currently) 0

Participation in other Networks

Real Sociedad Española de Química, Grupo Especializado en Catálisis, Sociedad Española de la Catálisis (SECAT), Red Fluicom.


Nanotechnology for structural applications
Nano powered ceramics
Composite materials containing nanocrystals or powders
Materials based on carbon nanotubes or fullerenes
Nanoparticulate coatings
Other - specify:
NanoTechnology for information processing storage and transmission
Nanoelectronics, materials and devices
Optoelectronics/optical materials and devices
Magnetic materials and devices
Organic (opto) electronics
Other - specify:
Nano(bio)technology for medical applications
Drug encapsulation
Targeted drug delivery, molecular recognition
Other - specify:
Nanotechnology for sensor applications
Nanostructured sensors
Sensors based on biological molecules
Other - specify:
Nanotechnology for (electro)chemical processing technologies
Filtration
Catalysts or electrodes with nano-structured surface
Other - specify:
Long-term research with generic applications
Self- assembly
Quantum physics, mesoscopic systems, chemical
Interfacing to organic / biological molecules
Other - specify:
Instruments and equipment, supporting sciences and technologies
Analytical equipment and techniques
Powder production and processing
Deposition equipment and techniques
Patterning equipment and techniques
Other - specify: Preparación de nanomateriales catalíticos para diferentes aplicaciones medioambientales


 
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