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19 Jul 2018
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Ana Andrés and Alberto Coz have participated actively in the WASCON 2018 Conference (10th International Conference on the Environmental and Technical Implications of Construction with Alternative Materials), in Tampere, Finland, from 6th to 8th June, 2018, organised by RIL and ISCOWA (https://www.ril.fi/en/events/wascon-2018.html). WASCON 2018 showed both the state of the art and the future developments in the field of the utilization of alternative materials in construction. In addition to fulfilling the most rigorous standards in its academic track, the conference also showed case hands-on industrial solutions from air to earth. Ana Andrés and Alberto Coz participated with four publications, one oral and three posters. In addition, both of them participated as chairperson in two different topics and Ana Andrés also collaborated in a workshop. ISCOWA is an international, non-profit organization which was formed in 1992 to promote and coordinate the exchange of information regarding the environmental and technical aspects of construction with industrial by-products. During the WASCON Conference, the new board of ISCOWA was chosen and Ana Andrés and Alberto Coz were elected. The main tasks to be carried out by Ana Andrés and Alberto Coz in ISCOWA during the next three years will be the Website content and coordination, and the sponsoring.  

12 Jul 2018
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El profesor Alberto Coz ha sido elegido uno de los Líderes de Opinión en Economía Circular e Innovación y ha sido formado por cuatro Premios Nóbel y otros expertos en una Cumbre presidida por Barack Obama.

La fundación Advanced Leadership Foundation, en colaboración con la Fundación Incyde ha elegido de un total de casi 2000 personas a los 300 líderes españoles en Innovación Tecnológica y Economía Circular. Entre dichos líderes se encuentra el profesor Alberto Coz, del grupo GER. Los líderes han sido formados en la Primera Cumbre de Innovación Tecnológica y Economía Circular que ha tenido lugar en Madrid el pasado viernes 6 de julio y ha sido presidida por el 44º Presidente de los EE.UU. Barack Obama. En dicha cumbre han participado un total de 4 premios Nóbel, junto a expertos internacionales en innovación y economía circular. 

05 Jun 2018
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Two new papers have been published as result of doctoral thesis of Dra. Marta Revilla from SNIACE Company. The Thesis was the first doctoral thesis with Industrial Mention at the University of Cantabria obtaining four scientific papers in high scientific level journals.

The articles mentioned here show a new methodology to optimize the operational conditions of an industrial wastewater treatment plant using a biofilm activated sludge (BAS) process in four steps by combining dynamic simulation techniques with non-linear multicriteria optimization methods. The works allow obtaining optimal solutions of the process variables under industrial plant operative decision making criteria, economic and environmental evaluation criteria.

The methodology is implemented in a full-scale wastewater treatment plant for a cellulose and viscose fibre mill, obtaining (i) improvement of the effluent quality index (Kg pollution/m3) up to 62% and, (ii) decrease the operating cost index (€/m3) of the process up to 30% respect the regular working operational conditions of the plant, and (iii) avoiding risks of bulking, pin-point floc and rising sludge.

  • Marta Revilla, Berta Galán, Javier R. Viguri, 2018, Analysis of simulation tools and optimization of the operational conditions for biofilm activated sludge industrial process. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. Published on line 04 November 2017. DOI 10.1007/s13762-017-1626-2.
  • Marta Revilla, Berta Galán, Javier R. Viguri, 2018, Optimization methodology for high COD nutrient-limited wastewaters treatment using BAS process. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, June 2018, 229:191. DOI: 10.1007/s11270-018-3835-9.

 

17 May 2018
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El profesor del grupo GER Alberto Coz ha sido invitado para dar dos monólogos científicos en el Parque Explora incluido dentro del laboratorio de monólogos científicos, y en el Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano de Medellín, en Colombia, los días 16 y 17 de abril de 2018. El primer monólogo “Los residuos, ¿sirven para algo?” se realizó en el Parque Explora y junto a este monólogo, Alberto Coz, participó en el laboratorio de monólogos científicos que realizan el grupo Homo-nologus todos los lunes en el Planetario de Medellín  (http://www.parqueexplora.org/homo-nologus). El segundo monólogo acerca de la contaminación y alimentación se realizó en el Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano, junto a otros 7 participantes del grupo Homo-nologus.