We come up with new materials, processes and products to generate added-value from waste and by-products. These wastes can be incorporated into new products as secondary raw materials, thus improving the overall life cycle without affecting the final technical performance, looking for, whenever possible, potential cost reductions.
We have the means and expertise to characterise, formulate and design new processes using waste or by-products. The main lines of research according to the types of waste or by-products used are the following:
We evaluate waste-to-energy alternatives when the incorporation waste into new materials or products is unfeasible from either a technical or a financial standpoint. In these cases, the methodology used is based on an exhaustive characterisation of the waste and the selection of the optimum waste-to-energy technology and process.
We conduct chemical characterisation analyses and develop pre-treatment and appraisal processes to optimise energy efficiency and minimise polluting emissions.
We have experimental waste combustion facilities in place as well as isokinetic sampling probes and combustion gas analysers.
We make in-situ measurements of the noise and vibrations generated by means of ground transport with the aim of proposing new measures and/or materials that dampen the transmission of noise and vibrations in infrastructures (sound barriers, road surfaces, sound absorbers, etc.)