Smart and green interfaces – from single bubbles and drops to industrial, environmental and biomedical applications (SGI) (MP1106)

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11.05.2012 - 10.05.2016
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Bubbles and drops are entities of enormous practical interest since their interfaces are met in numerous industrial processes and applications of every day life. In order to enhance efficiency, the creation of revolutionary Smart interfaces is demanded: interfaces that are easily manipulated with well-controlled size and properties. The acute modern environmental problems require attributing eco-friendly features to Smart interfaces by incorporating innovative materials or processes. The outcome is Smart and Green (S&G) interfaces. The objective of this Action is to organize a network of groups from academia and industry in order to identify best strategies and means to produce S&G interfaces. Furthermore, state-of-the-art experimental, theoretical and numerical work will be combined to acquire insight into the underlying phenomena through the scales and across the disciplines for the implementation of S&G interfaces in industrial, environmental and biomedical applications. The Action’s main deliverables are the networking between groups working on different aspects of S&G interfaces through organization of scientific events, training schools and STSMs, and the industrial interface to market new technologies. The professional perspectives of ESRs will be boosted through an extensive mobility program. The Action’s main benefit is the endorsement of the European scientific and industrial leadership in this field.

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A catalytic ceramic fiber with desired properties was formed using plasma technology and was used for production of catalyst designed to neutralize pollutants emitted to the environment. To accomplish the purpose the tasks were performed:
1. Modification, installation and application of a plasma-chemical reactor for the production of catalytic fibers.
2. Selection of optimal parameters of plasmochemical reactor for the production of catalytic fibers from different chemical composition materials.
3. Increased the yield of a suitable structure catalytic fibers.
4. The structure, morphology and composition of the produced catalytic fiber was studied using scientific analytical equipment.
5. The research, design, production and testing of a special stand used to test the activity of a fiber catalysts while imitating the working conditions.
6. Investigation of the activity of various catalysts in the reduction of CO, NOx and hydrocarbons emissions.
7. Selection of the most efficient catalyst.

Total cost: 760 900.1 EUR


  • Prof. Hendrik Kuhlmann AT
  • Prof. Gunter Brenn AT
  • Prof. Sefko Sikalo BA
  • Prof. Pierre Colinet BE
  • Prof. Nicolas Vandewalle BE
  • Prof. Nikolai Denkov BG
  • Prof. Elena Mileva BG
  • Dr. John Kiwi CH
  • Dr. Istvan Szilagyi CH
  • Dr. Jiri Vejrazka CZ
  • Dr. Pavlina Basarova CZ
  • Dr. Reinhard Miller DE
  • Dr. Tatiana Gambaryan-Roisman DE
  • Prof. Bernhard Peters DE
  • Dr. Sergei Tisler EE
  • Dr. Medhat Hussainov EE
  • Prof. Margaritis Kostoglou EL
  • Dr. John Lioumbas EL
  • Prof. Virginia Palero-Diaz ES
  • Prof. Mickael Antoni FR
  • Prof. Catherine Colin FR
  • Prof. Sami Franssila FR
  • Dr. Dusko Cakara HR
  • Prof. Imre Dekany HU
  • Prof. Matthias Moebius IE
  • Prof. Yoav Tsori IL
  • Prof. Abraham Marmur IL
  • Dr. Libero Liggieri IT
  • Prof. Stefano Guido IT
  • Dr. Gunars Bajars LV
  • Dr. Victoria Dutschk NL
  • Prof. Joao Bernardo Campos NL
  • Dr. Robert Orr NO
  • Prof. Gisle Oye NO
  • Prof. Kazimierz Malysa PL
  • Prof. Tomasz Sosnowski PL
  • Prof. Fatima Montemor PT
  • Dr. Mirjana Comor RS
  • Dr. Jaroslav Katona RS
  • Prof. Miguel Cabrerizo Vilchez RS
  • Dr. Norbert Babcsán RS
  • Dr. Stefan Hutzler RS
  • Prof. Frieder Mugele RS
  • Prof. Mihai Pascu RS
  • Prof. Liliana Voinea RS
  • Prof. Ignac Capek RS
  • Dr. Marita Cardenas Gomez SE
  • Prof. Srdjan Sasic SE
  • Prof. Iztok Golobic SI
  • Prof. Edvard Govekar SI
  • Dr. Imren Hatay Patir TR
  • Prof. Metin Muradoglu TR
  • Prof. Glen Mchale UK
  • Prof. Victor Starov UK

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