Presentación de los nuevos equipos de Agilent GC/MSD Serie 5977A y GC 7890B
Purificación de agua para laboratorio
Carlos Bort Misol
Especialista en purificación de agua, Lab Solutions
- Buenas prácticas de almacenamiento del agua de Tipo II
4. Agua ultrapura de Tipo I a partir de agua purificada. Sistema Milli-Q® Advantage
- Características generales
- Filtros finales específicos y opción Q-POD® Element
5. Guía de buenas prácticas en la utilización de un sistema de purificación de agua
6. Agua purificada y agua ultrapura a partir de agua potable, con un único equipo
- Sistema Milli-Q® Integra
- Especificaciones del agua ultrapura Milli-Q® y sus aplicaciones
- Especificaciones del agua purificada Elix® y sus aplicaciones
CICLO DE CONFERENCIAS CON MOTIVO DEL "AÑO INTERNACIONAL DE LA ENERGÍA SOSTENIBLE PARA TODOS"
Éste ciclo, titulado: ENERGÍA Y SOSTENIBILIDAD, consta de 11 conferencias, 10 de las cuales se impartirán en la Facultad de Ciencias de la UAM y la última se impartirá en la Residencia de Estudiantes de Madrid, acompañada con una mesa redonda que cerrará el ciclo.
Las conferencias, que comienzan el 26 de septiembre de 2012, se impartirán a razón de una por semana.
Todos los alumnos de la UAM que lo deseen podrán conseguir un crédito de libre configuración o un ECTS, para ello tendrán que inscribirse.
Cayetano López Martínez, Director del CIEMAT
21 de Noviembre. “Educar para un uso responsable de la energía”
Luis Balairón, Director del programa de Atribución y Análisis del Cambio Climático (AEM)
11 de diciembre. 19:00 h. Conferencia de clausura del curso y mesa redonda. Federico Mayor Zaragoza.
Residencia de Estudiantes, c/ Pinar 21-23 Madrid
Aquí puedes encontrar los ficheros de audio y las presentaciones de las conferencias:
- Emilio Menéndez: Audio | Presentación
- Carlos Taibo: Audio
- Jose Luis Diáz Fernández: Audio | Presentación
- Martín Ortega Carcelén: Audio | Presentación
- Miguel Antonio Peña: Presentación
- Carlos Sánchez: Audio1 | Audio2 | Presentación
- Cayetano López: Audio | Presentación
- Javier Benayas: Audio | Presentación
- Fernando López Vera: Audio | Presentación
- Luis Balairón: Audio | Presentación (Informes A.I.E.)
- Federico Mayor Zaragoza: Video (¡1GB!)
Quantitative electron microscopy for rationalizing the activity and stability of nanocatalysts
Departamento de Ciencia de los Materiales e Ingeniería Metalúrgica y Química Inorgánica. Facultad de Ciencias. Universidad de Cádiz.
It is unquestionable that one of the most important challenges of our society is the development of new energy strategies to tackle global warming and exhaustion of fossil fuels. Therefore, the design of innovative low-cost and environmentally friendly energy storage and conversion systems is crucial for stable economic growth in a world whose energy needs are continuously increasing. In this context, catalysis has been proven as a critical enabling science for developing the use of alternative feedstocks, such as biomass or hydrogen, and increasing energy production efficiency 1.
Real catalysts commonly are complex multicomponent systems whose characterization usually demands an insight at the atomic level, and they are continuously posing new challenges and calling for further improvements in Electron Microscopy techniques. On the other hand, real catalysts contain morphological, structural and compositional heterogeneities and it is also obvious the need of developing new methodologies, based in statistical studies, that will give us a real picture of our catalyst. This point is really crucial for the rationalization of structure-activity-selectivity relationships and understanding the deactivation processes. This approach is very promising in order to bridge the gap between model surfaces and supported nanoparticles studies, which would greatly contribute to the real innovative design of new material with tailored properties.
The major goal of this contribution will be to review, using a number of examples from our most recent work, the possibilities of (Scanning) Transmission Electron Microscopy to reveal the ultimate details of the structure of these Oxide and Metal/Oxide systems and how this information allow us gaining some understanding of how they work as catalysts. The lecture will focus on understanding the interaction of CO with gold catalysts supported on ceria-based oxides. This is a relatively new family of materials which has received increasing attention because of its outstanding activity in a number of relevant catalytic reactions for energy production such as Methane combustion, PROX and WGS, having in common the participation as reactant of the CO molecule [2,3].
Thermophilic bioprocessing of lignocellulosic biomass to biofuels
Sustainable biofuels production is presented through utilization of renewable lignocellulosic biomass such as bioenergy crops (switchgrass, SWG and prairie cordgrass, PCG) and biomass waste including agri-waste (corn stover) and municipal solid waste (MSW). SWG is viewed as one of the most promising energy crops for the U.S. conditions and its production is predicted to increase ten-fold within the next ten years. On the other hand, the handling and disposal of MSW is of a growing concern in the U.S. with nearly 5 lb/capita/day. MSW contains approximately 60% of biodegradable material which can be processed biologically. Production of biofuels from biomass would reduce dependence on fossil fuels, enhance energy security and contribute to the effort of preventing global warming and pollution. To date, lignocellulose biodegradation presents one of the major technological challenges to the economics of biofuels production due to the relatively slow hydrolysis of biomass, high enzyme costs, end-product inhibition, time- and temperature-dependant loss of activity, etc. From this perspective, the search for and the discovery of novel thermophilic microorganisms and thermostable enzymes with enhanced capabilities for biomass bioprocessing could greatly assist in the establishment of a cost-efficient and environmentally-benign biomass to biofuels process. To this end, consolidated bioprocessing (CBP), combining several process steps into one, is considered as the ultimate approach to a commercially viable biological conversion of biomass to biofuels and value-added bioproducts. The advantages of employing thermophilic microorganisms and enzymes in lignocellulose bioprocessing include increased reaction/conversion rates due to improved mass transfer rates; improved substrate accessibility resulting in increased yields of fermentable sugars; increased substrate solubility and reduced viscosity of feedstock allowing the use of higher solids loadings; decreased risk of contamination, etc. The use of higher solids loadings, processing temperatures and integration of processing steps has proven beneficial for the significant reduction of capital and operating costs of biofuels production. Novel thermophilic isolates discovered in the unique environments of the Yellowstone National Park (WY, USA) and the deep subsurface of the former Homestake Mine (SD, USA) have been employed in the production of bioethanol, biohydrogen and biodiesel. Results from thermophilic bioprocessing of different biomass sources will be presented and discussed.
Surfing the Third Wave of Biotechnology: Turning Trash into Cash
Departments of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Chemistry, and Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Institute for Genomic Biology,and Center for Biophysics and Computational Biology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801
Due to concerns about energy security, sustainability, and global climate change, the use of microorganisms to produce chemicals and materials from renewable feedstock such as plant biomass has become increasingly attractive. Here I will highlight our recent effort in engineering microorganisms capable of producing chemicals and materials from plant biomass cost-effectively. The first example concerns the development of novel synthetic biology tools for pathway engineering and natural products discovery. The second example concerns the development of a new bioprocess for synthesis of xylitol, one of DOE’s top 12 platform chemicals for biorefinery. The third example concerns the development of a yeast strain capable of efficiently utilizing full sugars for the economical production of fuels, chemicals, and materials. I will report our progress on construction and optimization of cellobiose and pentose utilization pathways in S. cerevisiae and the development of consolidated bioprocessing organisms.