Development of novel analytical instrumentation and methodology based upon chemical separation science, hyphenated techniques, and multidimensional detection systems.
Selective, sensitive characterization and determination of thiolic compounds and proteins by fluorescence spectrometry and hyphenated techniques.
Development and application of a Dynamic Surface Tension Detector (DSTD) to the study of proteins and polymers at water/air interfaces and as detection system of surfactants for FIA and HPLC instrumentation.
Characterization of supramolecular Polyphenol-Chromium(III) Clusters by Molecular Dynamics Simulations Atomic spectrometry techniques (Atomic Absorption Spectrometry, Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry); liquid chromatography (LC); hyphenated techniques (LC-AFS); development of analytical methods; protein analysis.
Flow Injection Analysis, surface tension measurements, polymer and protein surface activity, process analysis.
Molecular fluorescence and Trp phosphorescence spectroscopy, analysis of protein dynamic Spectroscopic techniques (Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy, Circular Dichroism, UV/Visible spectroscopy, NMR spectroscopy), protein conformational analysis.
Electrochemistry (Differential Pulse Polarography and Voltammetry).
Development of analytical methods for the analysis of nitrosothiols and nitrosoproteins in biological fluids by chemical derivatization techniques and enzymatic reactions.
Conformational analysis of proteins by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR).
ENEA is the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (www.enea.it). The ENEA Faenza Technical Unit on MATerial Technologies (ENEA-UTTMATF) is located at the Faenza Research Laboratories and has around 3500 square metres of laboratories and offices, on two locations. It has a staff of about 30 employees and is involved in R&D activities on new materials and technologies. It focuses mainly on advanced and traditional ceramics, ceramic composites and building materials. The unit activities are financed by the national and European research projects, technological services to SMEs, in cooperation with industrial associations and private companies. The unit works in three main fields: ceramics, technology and engineering. The ultimate purpose is the innovation and technology transfer. Therefore it is strongly committed to the development and engineering of innovative components and to the demonstration of innovative technological processes. The unit also takes part in the European activities concerning the pre-normative research to develop new standards for both advanced and traditional ceramics, quality assurance and certification.
The activities are organised into two different groups: the “new materials and technologies” group and the “engineering and qualification” group.
The “new materials and technologies” group is involved in the development of innovative materials and technologies for recovery and recycling of biomass aimed at developing economic development: support for local companies, experimental projects for the transfer technology, pilot applications, developing new methods of physical characterization of biomass and characterization of organic fertilizers. Particular experience has been in poultry wastes treatment and recovery, because poultry farming is an important local agroindustrial activity.
Confindustria Emilia-Romagna is a totally private organization instituted as the Federation of Emilia-Romagna’s nine provincial Industrial Association and part of the Italian national Confindustria Organization. It is the main organization representing the producing and service companies in Emilia-Romagna, one of the most important Region in North Italy. It also counts Assopiastrelle (Italian Association of Ceramic Tiles producers) and Ance (Regional association of building and construction industries) as additional members. Founded in 1972 to promote entrepreneurship and enhance the competitiveness of regional industry, Confindustria ER is actively involved in the field of economic development, industrial relations, training and education, environment, finance, legislative and regulatory issues, economic policy and internationalization. Overall it represents more than 7.000 associated firms (90% have less than 50 workers) employing about 300.000 workers across all the major sectors of manufacturing, in particular electrical and mechanical industry, textile, chemicals, ceramic tiles, wood machinery, food processing, packaging and constructions with a growing share of ICT and Consultancy companies.
In 2009 Confindustria Emilia-Romagna participated as partner of the DOCENT (DOCtors in ENTerprise) Project, under the Lifelong Learning Program – ERASMUS Sub-program. The project aimed at enhancing the employability of PhD students in technical-scientific fields. The role of Confindustria EMR was the coordination between the partners, in order to guarantee the correct technical and administrative management, and the valuation and validation of the results. [http://docentproject.eu/]
Since 2005 Confindustria ER via FABER, a foundation promoted by entrepreneurs part of the regional system, led 3 initiatives focused on technologic foresight related to themes as mechanics, food and industrial logistic with support of the European Social Fund.
EPLER & LORENZ
Collection, thermal treatment, incineration, bioremedation and recycling of hazardous waste in the southern part of Estonia. Epler & Lorenz Ltd. started in 1991. Industrial activities in Tartu collection and incineration of waste incinerators built in the first Baltic States. Rotary Furnace met its technical specifications and capabilities tools understanding environmentally unfit for recycling disposal. It soon became clear that the risk to humans and the surrounding environment, and corporate as conveying the residue to remove the circle is much wider than the old oil will remain in Estonia, and in this era of the emergence of the market for hazardous waste management. With the emergence of the Estonian Waste Act in 1992 began to develop quickly legislation and company Epler &
Lorenz became the first designated as having hazardous waste handling company in South-Estonia.
The current period of operation has established waste management companies in the whole of South Estonia covering hazardous waste collection system.
There are bigger companies entered into fixed contracts for the transfer and handling of hazardous waste. Has been developed in cooperation with local governments in Tartu and the rest of Scandinavia similar to hazardous waste collection network. The network is based on the county and municipalities located collection points where residents can bring the unsafe nature of waste. Collection points are servicers AS Epler & Lorenz. A few times a year, hazardous waste collection campaigns, during which you can even upload your car’s door waste collection things not to throw trash.