A researcher of IMDEA Water participates in the program for young talents, Brazil

Julio Lado, researcher at IMDEA Water, will participate in the "Ciência sem fronteiras", program funded by the National Council of Technological and Scientific Development (CNPq http://www.cnpq.br/) in collaboration with the Federal University of São Carlos (Brazil). http://www2.ufscar.br/home/index.php

 

Julio Lado, researcher at IMDEA Water, will participate in the "Ciência sem fronteiras", program funded by the National Council of Technological and Scientific Development (CNPq) in collaboration with the Federal University of São Carlos (Brazil).

The main goal of the program is to promote the consolidation and expansion of science, technology and innovation in Brazil by means of international exchange and mobility of young talents. Thus, the program encourage young talents and highly qualified researchers from abroad to work with local investigators in joint projects. In this context, a collaborative project between IMDEA Water and the Federal University of São Carlos (Brazil) was ranked number one in the proposal evaluation. The project will be developed in collaboration with the group of Professor Luis Augusto Martins-Ruotolo from the Department of Chemical Engineering of that university.

In this project, a waste obtained from the ethanol-sugar industry, the “fly-ashes”, will be evaluated as a suitable electrode material for capacitive deionization. The idea will be to use a CDI system outfitted with those electrodes for reducing concentrations of Ca2+ e Mg2+ of the boiler´s outlet solution. Thus, the treated water could be reuse again in the boiling process.

Published On: February 3, 2014

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