Aubervilliers, France
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A process for making silver nanostructures, which includes the step of reacting at least one polyol and at least one silver compound that is capable of producing silver metal when reduced, in the presence of: (a) a source of chloride or bromide ions, and (b) at least one copolymer that comprises: (i) one or more first constitutional repeating units that each independently comprise at least one pendant saturated or unsaturated, five-, six-, or seven-membered, acylamino- or diacylamino-containing heterocylic ring moiety per constitutional repeating unit, and (ii) one or more second constitutional repeating units, each of which independently differs from the one or more first nonionic constitutional repeating units, and has a molecular weight of greater than or equal to about 500 grams per mole, is described herein.


A process allowing the encapsulation of a polymerization accelerator comprising the steps of: a) providing an reverse emulsion containing, in an oil phase, a water solution/dispersion containing the polymerisation activator, the oil phase including a heat curable mixture of an isocyanate and a polyalkyldiene hydroxylated or polyol, b) pouring the reverse emulsion in a water phase to make a multiple emulsion water/oil/water, containing drops of activators as the internal water phase, and then, c) heating the multiple emulsion obtained in step b) to cure the polyisocyanate in polyurethane and obtain drops of activator enclosed in shells of polyurethane dispersed in water. The invention also relates to aqueous gelling systems comprising the encapsulated polymerization accelerator with water soluble or dispersable monomers and a polymerization initiator dispersed in said monomers, useful i.a. for sealing subterranean environments or consolidation of a soil or sealing of a subterranean structure.


An inhibitor composition contains alkyl thiophosphoric triamide (or a mixture of alkyl thiophosphoric triamide and dicyandiamide), dissolved in a liquid medium comprising at least one organic solvent and at least one amine stabilizer, is useful in making fertilizer compositions and in a method of fertilizing target plants.


The present invention concerns a plasticized cellulose ester derivative composition comprising a cellulose ester derivative and at least a compound of formula (I)R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a hydroxyl group,R2 and R3 independently represent a hydrogen atom, a (C_(1)-C_(4))alkyl group or a-O(C_(1)-C_(4))alkyl group,R4 represents a hydrogen atom, an hydroxyl group, a (C_(1)-C_(4))alkyl group, a benzyl group, a -O(C_(1)-C_(4))alkyl group or a -Obenzyl group, andrepresents a single bond or a double bond. The present invention further relates to the use of a compound of formula (I) as a plasticizer of a cellulose ester derivative and a process for the manufacture of a plasticized article.


The present invention relates to a plasticized cellulose ester derivative composition comprising a cellulose ester derivative and at least a compound of formula (I)_(1)-C_(4))alkyl group or a -O(C_(1)-C_(4))alkyl group ; Y represents a bond or a group -C=C- in configuration (E), and when Y is a bond, at least one of R1, R2 and R3 is different from a hydrogen atom. The present invention further relates to the use of a compound of formula (I) as a plasticizer of a cellulose ester derivative and a process for the manufacture of a plasticized article.


The present invention relates to a composition containing an anionic surfactant based on an alkali salt of sulfosuccinic acid dialkylester to promote the obtention of an inverse microemulsion which is used as foam control composition in a phosphoric acid production medium. The present invention also discloses a process to produce said composition by stirring the components of such a composition to obtain a microemulsion. The invention also aims at a method for controlling foam during the production of phosphoric acid by wet process, avoiding its formation or decreasing its amount.


The invention relates to a novel process for the preparation of silicate comprising:- reacting rice husk ash with a silicate precursor P1 to obtain a silicate S2 having a SiO_(2)/M_(x)O molar ratio MR_(2),in which the precursor P1 iseither a silicate S1 having a SiO_(2)/M_(x)O molar ratio MR_(1) such that MR_(2) > MR_(1),or a mixture of sand with metal hydroxide.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: LCE-10-2014 | Award Amount: 6.49M | Year: 2015

Wide scale implementation of renewable energy will require growth in production of inexpensive, efficient energy storage systems. The extension of battery technology to large-scale storage will become necessary as intermittent renewable energy sources such as wind, solar and wave become more prevalent and integrated into electrical grid. Lithium-ion battery appears as quite mature for this application but its cost per mWh remains high in comparison to high temperature technology such as Zebra, which integrate low cost sodium base materials. Furthermore, as the use of large format lithium battery becomes widespread; increase demand for lithium commodity chemicals combined with geographically constrained Li mineral reserves will drive up prices. Based on the wide availability and low cost of sodium, ambient temperature sodium-based batteries have the potential for meeting large scale grid energy storage needs. In NAIADES we will demonstrate the feasibility of ambient temperature Na-ion battery from the knowledge and achievement that has been done at the laboratory scale, up to a module demonstration in a realistic application environment. Several European industrials, institutes and universities belonging to ALISTORE-ERI have decided to join their efforts to assess the Na-ion technology for stationary storage application through building a 1 kW modules system Na-ion cell which will serve as data base to demonstrate economical and public acceptance. These module prototypes will be developed to meet performances in a 1kW system in a cost-effective, sustainable and environmental-friendly manner. New energy policy will be developed to integer the Na-ion battery in the Smart Grid initiative and promote the penetration of renewable energy in the electric network.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: SPIRE-01-2014 | Award Amount: 6.00M | Year: 2015

Intensified continuous processes are a key innovation of the last decade for the production of high quality, high value and customer-specific products at competitive prices in a sustainable fashion. To realize the potential of this technology, key steps must be made towards long-term stable, tightly controlled and fully automated production. The goal of the CONSENS project is to advance the continuous production of high-value products meeting high quality demands in flexible intensified continuous plants by introducing novel online sensing equipment and closed-loop control of the key product parameters. CONSENS will focus on flexible continuous plants but the results will be transferable also to large-scale continuous processes. The research and development is driven by industrial case studies from three different areas, spanning the complete value chain of chemical production: complex organic synthesis, speciality polymers, and formulation of complex liquids. Innovative PAT technology will be developed for online concentration measurements (mid-resolution process NMR), for the online non-invasive measurement of rheological properties of complex fluids, and for continuous measurements of fouling in tubular reactors. New model-based adaptive control schemes based on innovative PAT technology will be developed. The project results will be validated in industrial pilot plants for all three types of processes, including validation in production containers that have been developed in the F3 Factory project. Further, methods for sensor failure monitoring, control performance monitoring and engineering support for PAT-based solutions will be developed. The exploitation of the new technologies will be facilitated by a tool for technology evaluation and economic impact assessment. A Cross-sectorial Advisory Board supports the transfer of PAT technologies and adaptive control to neighboring sectors of the European processing industry.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: ICT-29-2014 | Award Amount: 4.47M | Year: 2015

Highly efficient organic electroluminescent devices (OLEDs) are a technology that promises to reduce significantly the electricity consumption. The estimated market for OLED lighting products is large ($8 billion) and European lighting manufacturers are ideally positioned to capture a large part of it. Glass OLED products prepared by vacuum evaporation techniques have been demonstrated with good performances, yet the main bottle neck for larger market introduction is the high cost. At high production volumes the cost of OLED production is directly related to the efficiency of materials usage which is estimated to be 70 % for vacuum deposition and 90 % via solution processing. Hence, roll-to-roll solution processed OLEDs, will lead to a significant price reduction due to more efficient organic material usage, lower capital investments and higher throughput. Additionally, these OLEDs will be produced directly on flexible substrates allowing for new light weight and space saving designs. SOLEDLIGHT will develop hybrid and fully S2S and R2R solution processed multilayer OLEDs with power efficiencies > 100 lm/W and lifetimes > 15000 hours at 3,000 cd/m2. This will be addressed by: New emitter and charge transport materials Methods to control multilayer stack formation. Interface and emitting layer morphology control. Implementing large-area roll-to-roll solution processing. Demonstration of flexible OLEDs integrated into a luminaire. SOLEDLIGHT will scale up both the chemical synthesis of these material systems and the R2R coating technology to a pilot production line. SOLEDLIGHT has assembled a consortium comprising a Osram (leading OLED manufacturer and integrator), Solvay (leading OLED materials manufacturer), TNO/Holst Centre (an excellence centre for organic devices with a state-of-the-art R2R line and leading universities in the field (Univ. Valencia, EPFL and Imperial College). The participation of Osram ensures a rapid transfer to future products.

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