“Process for the Treatment and Valorisation of Waste and Effluents from Olive Oil Production Units through the Use and Valorisation of Corticeira Industry Waste”
National Patent No. 103,470
European Patent Application No. 1849756
Researcher – João Claro
Process of treatment and valorization of the residues and effluents of the units of production of olive oil through the use and valorization of cork industry waste. It consists of mixing effluents and residues from olive oil production units with cork industry waste in order to obtain a product with a high calorific value for combustion.
The process consists of the mechanical mixing of waste from the cork sector, namely cork dust, with waste and effluent from the olive production units, giving rise to a sludge or paste that can be used as fertilizer or alternatively after Drying, be subject to energy recovery. This invention also addresses an existing flaw in the treatment of waste from the olive oil and cork industry, solving an environmental problem.
This product can be used in cogeneration plants for electricity and heat or turned into briquettes or pellets to be marketed to the domestic or industrial consumer.
“Process of Particle Agglomeration of the Sectors of Madeira and Cork”
National Patent No. 103,693
International Patent Application No. WO2008114103
Researcher – João Claro
The present process consists of a method of agglomerating particles of the wood and cork sectors, namely wood chips, fiber powders, polishing powders and sawdust or sawdust and agglomeration of cork particles, commonly known as cork granules, Of cork and “grounds” (particles of the outer layer of the cork plates). This process uses a binder system consisting of a polybutadiene prepolymer with hydroxyl end groups, a diisocyanate and, optionally, a catalyst, to obtain agglomerates of cork and / or wood with novel characteristics and with new particle compositions .
“Agglomeration Process of Wood Fibers for the Production of Agglomerated Boards or Panels”
National Patent No. 103,702
International Patent Application No. WO2008117138
Researcher – João Claro
The present process consists of a method of agglomerating wood fibers for obtaining fibrous slabs of different densities such as medium density plates (MDF) and high density plates (HDF), which consists of impregnating and / Or spraying the fibers with a hydroxyl end-group polybutadiene prepolymer, a diisocyanate and, optionally, a catalyst, followed by pressing at a temperature between 30 to 90 ° C, for a period ranging from 1 minute to 3 day. The binder system used is free of formaldehyde, thus being an alternative to the current binders based on formaldehyde and meeting the most demanding environmental criteria.
This process is aimed at the production of fibreboard boards which translate into a better quality product with various applications such as in the construction and furniture industry.
“Process of Biomass Production from Industrial Waste and Effluents, Particularly from the Sectors of Madeira, Cork and Pulp”
National Patent No. 103,739
European Patent Application EP No. 1995298
Researcher – João Claro
The process consists of a method that uses waste from the wood and cork sectors, namely cork dust, “earth”, fiber dust and polishing powder from wood and sawdust, which are added to the effluents from the wood, cork and Cellulose, generates products with high calorific value with applications for combustion, energy-enhanced by burning in boiler or other heating structures, namely in the form of briquettes or pellets with application to biomass plants.
“Aerobic Biological Process for the Treatment of Agro-Industrial Effluents with High Content in Aromatic Compounds Based on the Application of Microorganisms of the Species Candida oleophila”
National Patent No. 103,738
Researcher in charge – José Alcides Peres
The present process relates to the application of yeast Candida oleophila, a non-filamentous and non-pathogenic microorganism to humans, in the aerobic treatment of agroindustrial effluents with high organic load, namely those containing a minimum aromatic concentration of 100 mg / L , Through its development in reactors, discontinuous or continuous or in semi-continuous regime. This process aims to reduce the polluting impact of these effluents on watercourses and / or municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants (TSARs) in the case of discharge into sewage ducts.
“Soil Properties Measurement System”
National Invention Patent No. 103 909
World Patent Application No. WO20098497
Researcher Responsible – António Luís Gomes Valente
The present process consists of a system for measuring various soil properties: thermal properties, electrical conductivity, water content and water flow. It is essentially characterized by all the components necessary for the control, acquisition and processing of data of a multifunctional probe. Once processed the data is displayed on a Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) or sent over a wireless network. Said components comprise temperature sensors, heating actuator, heating circuits and signal processing, wireless communication system, energy production and storage system and electronic management.
“Process of Water Quality Analysis through Stochastic-Dynamic Projection of Aquatic Ecosystem Metrics in a Multiscale Perspective”
National Invention Patent Application No. 103 753
Researcher in charge – Edna Carla Sampaio
This process aims at the projection of water quality through the analysis of the structure and its biophysical environment, composition and functioning of the aquatic ecosystems, making it possible to obtain physico-chemical and biological results in an expeditious way. These results make it possible to determine in a dynamic and interactive way the behavior, in space and time, of an aquatic ecosystem subject to natural or anthropogenic alterations and to test brokerage or minimizing measures of the phenomena generated by the referred alterations, namely alterations of the soil use in the surrounding tree.
“Artifacts based on inert industrial waste and clay clays or by-products, process for their production and their use in civil construction” (Co-ownership Regime)
National Invention Patent Application No. 103 916
Researcher Responsible – Amândio Teixeira Pinto
The present process consists of articles for civil construction based on inert industrial waste, natural clays or clayey by-products obtained by the alkaline activation method. Under optimized conditions, bodies with adequate mechanical resistance and increased resistance to salt attack, acids and high temperatures obtained in a fire situation are obtained. Different industrial residues were selected and characterized, including dust and wires collected in the suction systems of the production of light aggregates of expanded clay or bricks, sludge generated in the filtration of drinking water or in the treatment of effluents from the anodizing industries of aluminum, Fines generated in the processes of granite cutting and polishing, recycled packaging glass hull, in particular the fraction contaminated with insoluble and sand casting used in the mold parts.
“Intelligent Continuous Monitoring System for Shock Absorber Application”
National Invention Patent No. 103 847
World Patent Application No. WO2009048247
Researcher Responsible – Raul Manuel Pereira Morais dos Santos
The present process consists of a system of continuous monitoring for shock absorbers through a sensorial system, allowing the alert of the driver regarding its state. The proposed system shall be part of the electronic management system of the vehicle or machine where the damper is coupled through a wired or wireless connection.
It can be integrated in the shock absorber, or it can be coupled to the exterior of the shock absorber, with only an internal pressure outlet, being able to obtain energy from the system of feeding of the vehicle or machine in which it is installed, or to produce its own energy, namely Through piezoelectric converters from the energies absorbed by the damper.
“Method and device for measuring solar irradiance using a photovoltaic panel”
National Invention Patent No. 103 923
World Patent Application No. WO2009088310
Researcher Responsible – Raul Manuel Pereira Morais dos Santos
A group of researchers from the Department of Engineering Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro developed a device capable of charging batteries and simultaneously measure the magnitude of solar radiation in a solar panel, regardless of the loading regime. As a result, the device also functions as a sensor, producing an electrical signal that translates the amount of solar radiation, a feature that avoids the use of a specific sensor. This device is especially useful in small electronic devices, especially those fed by small solar panels, for which the current value of the magnitude of the solar radiation is an essential parameter. In order to achieve this objective, the electric energy transferred between the solar panel and the rechargeable battery using a DC-DC converter is monitored by means of the control mechanism (on / off) of the DC- CC.
“Process of Analysis and Forecasting of Structural Behavior of Vegetation”
National Invention Patent No. 103 930
Researcher in charge – Cláudia Patrícia Oliveira Fernandes
With this process we intend to predict and analyze the impact on natural vegetation or human decisions, using the environmental, biological and physical variables of the study areas and their surroundings. The results obtained allow to determine the structural behavior of the vegetation in the face of changes and / or environmental or anthropogenic disturbances, along the established temporal gradient, as well as to design measures that correct or minimize those changes.
“NON-DESTRUCTIVE METHODOLOGY AND DEVICE TO CALCULATE THE VIGOR AND THE VEGETABLE EXPRESSION OF THE ARBOR-ARBUSTIVES AND THEIR APPLICATIONS”
National Invention Patent Application No. 105163
PCT Application No. PCT / IB2010 / 055592
Researchers Responsible – ANA ALEXANDRA RIBEIRO COUTINHO DE OLIVEIRA
PAULA CRISTINA RIBEIRO COUTINHO DE OLIVEIRA
JOÃO PAULO FONSECA DA COSTA MOURA
The present invention relates to a non-destructive methodology for determining the Vigor and Vegetative Expression of Arboreal-Shrubs conducted in surface (eg vines and actinide) rushes, regardless of the variety.
The methodology consists of the acquisition of a digital image, obtained in the field, that is submitted to a digital treatment. This treatment allows to identify, locate and isolate a reference mark, which will allow to determine the area of a pixel of the image, and the sticks, to calculate the total area of the rods. Based on the area of a pixel, the total area of the sticks, the number of sticks and the polynomial relationship, between the mean area of a stick and the average weight of a stick determines vigor and vegetative expression.
“SMART CONTAINERS FOR WASTE COLLECTION”
Utility Model # 10331
Researcher in charge – João Manuel Pereira Barroso
The solution proposed in this invention involves the use of a low-cost intelligent container that allows optimum collection of this type of waste. This vessel must act independently by transmitting to the collection undertaking information indicating that it has reached its limit capacity and is therefore in a position to be collected. This ensures that when the employee of the company moves to collect a container at a particular address, he knows for sure that he will collect the full container.
These containers are managed by a central system developed for this purpose. The application developed for central management receives the information coming from these containers allowing efficient management and optimized planning of collection routes, which leads to a reduction of costs. This architecture allows the central management software to automatically monitor the containers and prepare the collection routes, with the automatic display of the containers on the map.
“METHOD FOR ESTIMATING THE AGE OF OLD TREES”
National Patent No. 104183
Researcher in charge – José Luís Lousada and André Soares dos Reis Company
This methodology is not based on the identification and counting of growth rings, or on the radiocarbon analysis of the wood formed in the first years of the tree life, but rather by means of a dendrometric tree trunk parameter (translated for example by radius, Diameter or perimeter of the trunk), with which age is well correlated. In this case, even if the tree no longer conserves the totality of the growth rings, as the new ones are located on the exterior of the trunk and those that are being destroyed are those that are in the interior, the tree when growing is always increasing of ray, Diameter or perimeter, which will allow, through a mathematical function elaborated for this purpose, to estimate the age according to the size of the trunk.
“METHOD OF ANALYSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF GROWTH AND FOREST POPULATION PRODUCTION THROUGH AID AND BIOMETRIC MODELS”
National Patent No. 104288
Researcher responsible – João Paulo Carvalho Fidalgo
The present invention allows determining the most suitable management mode for optimizing forest growth and production. Provides and optimizes different biometric information for forest stands or other forestry type, as well as economic and financial indicators of forest management decisions taken.
The implementation of this process was based on the following developments:
– Study and creation of specific biomechanic and auxometric models to provide biometric, growth and forest production estimates;
– Establishment of interrelations of functions and variables for programmatic analysis and provision of results necessary for their use in forestry and ecological management;
– Creation of an interface platform.
“Soil stabilization by alkaline activation”
National Patent No. 104421
Researcher in charge – Bruno Nogueira
The current invention relates to an alkaline activation (AA) soil stabilization process using the addition of high calcium fly ash, type C ash (ASTM, 1999) and an alkaline activator composed of sodium hydroxide And sodium silicate in aqueous solution, which promote in certain stoichiometric compositions phase formation reactions which result in binder systems, which provide the so stabilized soils with some additional characteristics and superior to those initially held.
After the reactive mechanisms it is possible to obtain, under optimized conditions of curing and mixing, a material with high compressive strength and low volumetric expansion, with a varied application in civil construction.
“PROCESS FOR OBTAINING RECYCLING PRODUCTS FROM GLASS WASTE AND PLATES FROM WATER TREATMENT STATIONS, ALUMINUM RICH, AND SOUGHT PRODUCTS”
National Patent No. 104534
Researcher in charge – Amândio Teixeira Pinto
The present invention relates to the recovery of waste from the glass and sludge industry of aluminum-rich water treatment plants for the production of products for construction and other industries where materials with stability and high temperatures are required And means of high acidity. The process consists of calcination of the sludge generated at the water treatment plants and mixing with waste from the glass industry, the milling of the two products together, the preparation of an alkaline activator and the alkaline activation of the solid phases, the product obtained being further curable At room temperature. The product obtained has high mechanical resistance, and is resistant to salt attack, attack by acids or at elevated temperatures.
METHOD FOR OBTAINING DIETARY FIBER FROM MUSHROOMS AND THEIR FIBER
National Patent Application No. 104691
World Patent Application No. PCT / IB2009 / 055552
Researchers in charge – Fernando Nunes and Ana Barros
The present invention relates to a process for obtaining dietary fibers of mushrooms obtained from mushroom residues and mushroom production surpluses.
This process aims at the treatment and recovery of mushroom residues and mushroom production excesses, creating a product with suitable characteristics to be used as food ingredient as dietary fiber.
The process consists in milling and extracting the non-fiber components of mushroom and mushroom residues with an alkaline solution containing hydrogen peroxide, which is fiber enriched, low in caloric value and with a composition in polysaccharides different from the fibers obtained from the sources Vegetables and cereals usually used for the production of this food ingredient.
“Method of Extraction and Amplification of Vitis vinifera L. DNA from wine and its use in the detection and quantification of grape varieties in musts and wines”
National Patent Application No. 104856
World Patent Application No. PCT / IB2009 / 055612
Researcher in charge – Paula Lopes
The present invention falls into two distinct areas, that of its application, in the winemaking area, since it covers the whole process of vinification from the vine (leaf and berry), through the wort to the final product, the wine, posterior Bottling and certification and also in the area of molecular genetics, where the present method of extracting and amplifying Vitis vinifera L. DNA from wine has been developed, minimizing and / or eliminating the presence of contaminants and presenting a high yield.
In the production of wines, one or more varieties, usually identified on the label, may be introduced. However, in addition to these, it is allowed to include other varieties, in percentages allowed by law, and these values differ from country to country. This fact influences the economic value of wines and to date there has been no methodology aimed at the detection and / or quantification of grape varieties in musts and wines in order to control this practice, which favors fraudulent actions in the wine industry. This method can be implemented as a traceability system and is therefore useful for producers, distributors and consumers in order to guarantee the origin of the product, to detect frauds and misleading labeling, thus appearing as the perfect solution, since, by allowing the extraction Of grapevine DNA from monovarietal, varietal and commercial wines, will enable the detection and consequently the quantification of different vine varieties in musts and wines.
“OXIDATION PROCESS USING VANADIUM HYBRID CATALYSTS FOR THE SELECTIVE CYCLOHEXANE CONVERSION IN CYCLOHEXANOL AND CYCLOHEXANONE”
National Patent Application No. 104862
World Patent Application No. PCT / IB2009 / 055665
Researcher in charge – Pedro Tavares and Gopal Mishra
The innovation consists in the use of hybrid catalysts of Vanadium complexes truly anchored to the supports. These catalysts allow improved conversion of the cyclohexane with high selectivity of the corresponding reaction products, cyclohexanol and cyclohexanone, through the cheap oxidant dioxygen (O2) available in the air under moderate reaction conditions, either in Presence or absence of heterocyclic acids. The main aim of the present invention is to improve the oxidation processes of cyclohexane.
“GPS-based street park management system”
National Patent Application No. 105024
Researcher in charge – João Manuel Pereira Barroso
In this invention a solution is proposed for street car parks in urban centers, avoiding the problems typically associated with parking meters, vandalism and avoidance of payment. This proposal also facilitates the creation of user benefits, such as knowing beforehand the occupation rate of a certain zone or even knowing of free parking places in a given area.
“PALLADIUM ALLOY CATALYSTS FOR FUEL CELLS AND THEIR PRODUCTION METHOD”
National Patent Application No. 105193
World Patent Application No. PCT / IB2010 / 055605
Researcher in charge – Maria Cristina Oliveira
The object of this invention is to prepare a catalytic material for the cathode of low and medium temperature fuel cells. The catalyst to be developed has a catalytic activity equal to, or greater than that of commercial Pt, for the reduction reaction of oxygen in acid medium, a good tolerance to methanol and a low production cost.
This catalyst is constituted by an alloy between a metal element (Pd) and a non-metallic element (P or B). In the alloy production process the catalyst is deposited directly on carbon paper by a chemical method.
“Process and installation for the industrial production of blocks, pellets and granules from waste of vegetable origin”
National Patent Application No. 105275
World Patent Application No. PCT / IB2010 / 055593
Researcher responsible – João Claro
The present invention relates to a process and plant for the industrial production of blocks, pellets and granules from residues of vegetable origin, in particular olive pomace and cork powder. The plant is generally constituted by a production line (5,6,8,9,14,14) controlled by an electronic control unit (15), wherein the mixing system (5) causes the homogeneous mixing of the biomass to Obtaining pulp from olive pomace, cork dust and / or other plant residues; Then a mechanical compression system (6) of the pulp acts to reduce the moisture content, followed by extrusion of the pulp to the desired shape (for example pellets or briquettes), the extruder (7) comprising a cutter blade system Pieces of extruded pulp to obtain the pellets or briquettes, obtained after drying in a continuous drying dryer (9), which includes a steam dissipation chimney.
The invention further comprises the product produced by said process and installation, generally in the form of blocks (briquettes), pellets and granules.
“METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAM BASED ASSESSMENT OF ANESTHETIC STATE DURING ANESTHESIA OR SEDATION”
National Patent Application No. 105402
World Patent Application No. PCT / IB2010 / 055569
Researcher in charge – Luís Antunes and Aura Silva
This invention is a method and apparatus for monitoring the anesthetic depth of animals subjected to general anesthesia. This method is based on recording the electroencephalogram (EEG) on the surface of the animal’s skull during general anesthesia and its analysis and transformation into an index that reflects anesthetic depth and varies between 100 (awake) and 0 (maximum depth). This index is derived from the EEG through an algorithm developed and adapted for animal species. This algorithm is based on nonlinear systems analysis techniques to characterize EEG patterns characteristic of different anesthetic depths. Thus, to the algorithm “permutation entropy”, able to detect effects of anesthetics in more superficial planes, the algorithm “tsallis entropy” was added, capable of detecting the presence of EEG patterns characteristic of deeper anesthetic planes, as is the case of Standard “burst suppression”. The final values obtained by applying the algorithms in the EEG analysis were adapted to the EEG characteristics of the animals, based on hundreds of EEGs collected in several species.
The innovation of this method lies in its specificity for animal species other than man and also in a greater robustness of the method compared to existing methods, which allows its application to a variety of animal species with different brain anatomy.
The method will be incorporated into a portable monitor which also includes an amplifier, an analog-to-digital converter, and a microprocessor that will preprocess the signal (digital filtering and artifact removal) and apply the method described here by transforming the electrical signal into the index , Which will be transmitted on a screen that is part of the monitor to the user. The electroencephalographic signal is transmitted to the monitor via three electrodes placed in contact with the patient’s skull.
This method will also include a characteristic of continuous adaptation to the species, in which the electroencephalograms collected by the clients will be automatically sent by the web to the database, together with data on the animal species, race, age and anesthetic protocol used for continuous adaptation and Improvement of the method.
“Isolation and characterization of yeasts: application in controlled processes of volatile acidity bio – reduction in wines”
Provisional Patent Application No. 105420
Researcher responsible – Alice Vilela Moura
The level of acetic acid, the main component of volatile acidity, is fundamental to the quality of the wine. The winemakers have been using a refermentation process, with the aim of reducing the concentration of acetic acid in wines with high volatile acidity. This process consists in mixing the sour wine with fresh musts or, alternatively, in the incubation of the wine with the bagasse resulting from an alcoholic fermentation. This method, although frequently used and inexpensive, can cause unexpected and sometimes negative effects on the referenced wines. Thus, a challenge for the development of new solutions to reduce the volatile acidity of wines, is the selection of yeasts with a capacity of refermentation of sour wines, for use in controlled processes of biological deacidification.
“INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR PUBLIC ATTENDANCE”
National Patent Application No. 105392
Researcher in charge – Leonel Morgado and PT Inovação
The architecture presented here allows a team of helpdesk staff to provide a permanent presence at various points of contact with heterogeneous technology supports, without the need for any member of the team to ensure this presence. By “presence” is meant the indication to the users of the service that a human employee is available to provide care.
When a user uses the helpdesk service through that presence, the contact is forwarded to one of the employees in a transparent manner, without revealing the identity or individuality of the employee. That is, the user can be attended in successive contacts by different employees, but the indication is always being served by the same presence. It is also possible that, in situations of breakdown of the communication channel with an employee who is performing the service, a new available employee will be assigned to the same, receiving the history of the communications made with the previous employee and assuming the continuation of the service form Transparent (that is, without the need for the user to perceive that he or she has been taken care of by a different person).
“Electronic Mount Detector”
National Patent Application No. 105466
Researcher in charge – Pedro Mestre and Carlos Serôdio
The present invention relates to an electronic detection system characterized in that electronic tags are used on the females (1), detected by a portable reading system (2) connected to the male by means of fastening straps (3), allowing the detection of Attempts of jumping and mating of the female by the male, and the transmission of this information for later analysis to a data collection system (4). The information collected by the system is the identification of the male, the identification of the female, obtained from the electronic tag (1), the time of the jump and the duration of the same. Indirectly the present invention allows detecting the occurrence of estrus in females.
“Pervasive WSN based solutions applied to Health and Life-support systems”
Pedido Provisório de Patente Nacional N.º 105472
Investigador responsável – Pedro Mestre e Carlos Serôdio
This method describes a pervasive solution for Health and Life-support based LBS context-aware services, based on the integration and fusion of sensors and wireless technologies. It is proposed the integration of IEEE 802.15.4, RFID, Bluetooth, 3G and CAN devices and protocols to provide biotelemetry and alarm signals. The alarm signals and default communications links are context-aware to the physical environment. Since the system is location context-aware it will be analysed several indoor location solutions based on propagation models and a novel approach based on “proximity” paradigm and opportunistic networks is presented. A range of tests were carried out in an indoor environment and the results corroborate that the proposed system is viable, adaptable to different scenarios and compliant to the health care applications.
“Decorative Structure with Liquid Dispenser of Mechanical and / or Electromagnetic Action to Hang on the Wall”
National Patent Application No. 105491
Researcher in charge – Vitor Monteiro
The present invention relates to a decorative structure (10) having a mechanical and / or electromechanical liquid dispensing means for hanging on the wall with the incorporation of an image having an aesthetic value. It is essentially characterized in that it is formed by a frame or frame in which the front (1), rear (11) and side faces are coated by material that allows the printing or decoration to be supported and the mechanisms for its operation, said face (3), from which a liquid storage container (6) is connected to a liquid storage container (6), the liquid container (6) And a support mechanism (4) from the frame to the wall.
“Method for the Production of Confectioned Fruits and Vegetables and Dry Fruits and Vegetables without Sucrose with Use of Sucrose Replacers with or without Functional Properties”
National Patent Application No. 105662
Researcher in charge – Fernando Nunes and Douromel Company
The present invention relates to a process for the production of candied fruits and vegetables without sucrose by immersing the fruits and vegetables previously prepared in confection solutions containing sucrose substituents. The sucrose substituents may or may not have other functional properties in addition to their sweet taste. The resulting confectionery products may be subject to additional water content reduction processes giving rise to fruit or dried vegetables without sucrose with or without additional functional properties.
“Model of Operational, Economic and Environmental Performance Evaluation of Urban Waste Collection Systems”
Provisional Patent Application No. 105741
Researcher in charge – Carlos Teixeira and Isabel Bentes
The present method consisted of the design, construction and automation of a model for the evaluation of the operational, economic and environmental performance of waste management systems (collection circuits and urban cleaning areas) and the deposition and collection methodologies Streams and waste streams (undifferentiated, paper / carton, packaging and glass) in the system. Operational and economic analysis is supported by properly organized and contextualized performance indicators. Environmental assessment is supported by environmental profiles, calculated through the application of LCA. The environmental profile (impact categories and eco-indicator99) assesses the environmental impact of management operations, in particular as regards acidification, eutrophication, global warming, ozone depletion and human toxicity, through the partial adoption of the CML-2001 methodology and Of the Eco-indicator99.
The performance evaluation model developed was implemented in the Municipality of Porto in order to verify its applicability; To obtain reference values for the management of urban waste and to formulate environmental management scenarios for their collection.
This model can be easily used by several entities, namely municipalities, municipal companies, operators or managing entities, nationally or internationally.
“Method of Coloring Ornamental Stones and Natural and / or Artificial Agglomerates”
National Patent Application No. 105790
Researcher responsible – Luís Sousa and Empresa Transgranitos
The present invention relates to a method of staining ornamental and natural and / or artificial agglomerates with two colors simultaneously, characterized in that it uses coloring solutions consisting of sulfuric acid, iron sulfate, potassium ferrocyanide, and a heat treatment for fixing Of colors. This method allows the coloring of granite with light tones, giving it a homogeneous coloration, resistant to solar radiation and washing by water.
“Method of Production of an Artificial Soil and its Composition Based on Organic and Inorganic Residues”
National Patent Application No. 105791
Researcher responsible – Luís Sousa and Empresa Transgranitos
The present invention relates to a method of producing an artificial soil, characterized by the combined use of organic and inorganic waste. The organic residue used may be the mud resulting from the wastewater treatment process (WWTP sludge). The inorganic wastes used include weathered rock resulting from quarry operations (gravel) and the residue from sawing and rock cutting operations in sawing sludge. This method allows obtaining a substrate (artificial soil) with good characteristics to recover degraded areas by quarrying or to be used in areas where the soil does not present the best characteristics for the installation of plant species.
“Application of sumac extracts (Rhus coriaria L.) as phytochemical agent”
Provisional Patent Application No. 105816
Researcher in charge – Eunice Bacelar, Ana Sampaio and Ermelinda Silva
The present invention relates to the application of extracts from Rhus coriaria L. plant in the control of phytopathogenic microorganisms. The application of these extracts allows to combat the infection promoted by fungi and Oomycetas that cause phytopathologies in crops such as: vines, potatoes, prunóides, pomegranates, horticultural, ornamental and lawns. According to this invention the extracts of the R. coriaria plant can be applied to control infections in plants.
“Model, Process and Device for the Evaluation of Mobility / Accessibility in Urban Areas”
Provisional Patent Application No. 105837
Researcher in charge – António Cunha and João Varajão
The invention is intended for assisted characterization in terms of path mobility / accessibility. However, due to its characteristics and elements it can be applied to the evaluation of: any type of course that is intended to characterize; Situations with potential for risk; Assessment of other environmental characteristics; Operation of conventional and non-conventional floors (aerospace); Simulation in terms of mobility / accessibility; Route planning; Education and training; Technical support for the design of spaces, buildings and equipment covered and not covered by legislation and accessibility regulations; Supervision of compliance with project specifications and on site.
This type of technology can also be useful in the areas of leisure and entertainment, special effects in audiovisuals, virtual reality and augmented, as well as in the scientific, industrial, engineering, cultural, archeology, architecture, geology, planetary exploration, forensic science.