The PSR “SOS Frutta” (Environmentally friendly innovative crop protection strategies, residual mixtures management and updates on water needs for sustainable fruit production) funded by PSR Emilia-Romagna, articulated and detailed as it is, is the backbone of the production of pome and stone fruits in integrated and organic farming.

Tags: Trattamento Acque Sistemi per l'agricoltura

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MEMS-GC Project aims at developing an advanced MEMS-based technology allowing the fabrication of “lab-on-a-chip” systems for gas-chromatographic analysis. A great advantage of such a “general purpose” technological platform lies in its modularity; for this reason, the proposed solution is suitable for a huge number of applicative scenarios.

The target of the Project is to demonstrate the efficiency of this technology, developing and fabricating an “ad-hoc” prototype of gas-chromatographic system for the analysis of BIOGAS/BIOMETHANE. The peculiarity of the system is given by the interconnection of the single components of the analytical module (injector, separation column and detector) through an INNOVATIVE PNEUMATICAL MANIFOLD. This solution allows to overcome the typical constrains represented by the use of conventional interconnection capillaries and fillets (fragility, high thermal sensitivity, dead volumes, assembly) and will permit the implementation of more sensitive, compact, robust, accurate and low-cost analyzers         

Duration: 2017/01/01 – 2018/06/30 (18 months).

Budget: Overall = 379.928 €. Regional funding = 203.222 €.

Tags: Monitoraggio Atmosfera Sviluppo Strumenti e Sensori

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The Project intends to quantify the decrease of ammonia emissions that could be obtained in some innovative typologies of non-cage systems for laying hens.

Going into details, two different case studies will be considered:

- the first one consists of a single-level aviary system (in a shed) where the hens faeces, responsible of ammonia emissions, accumulate on the ground floor while a longitudinal ventilation system provides to their drying.

- the second one consists of a multi-level aviary system for hens housing, equipped with an external drying tunnel (Manure Drying System - MDS). Ammonia emissions can be further decreased by adopting proper feeding strategies based on the use of food characterized by antioxidant properties.

In addition to the quantification of ammonia emissions decrease, a further goal of the project is to consider the possibility to include the first typology into the BATs (Best Available Techniques), reported in the IRPP BREF 2017.           


Duration: 2017/08/01 – 2020/07/31 (36 months)

Budget: Overall = 198.919 €. Regional Funding = 178.916 €.

Tags: Monitoraggio Atmosfera Sviluppo Strumenti e Sensori

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