UDT installs and starts up new technology of solar photoreactors to treat polluted water. One of the photoreactors performs oxidation of contaminating emerging molecules and pathogenic microorganisms, and the other is designed to reduce toxic metals.
A material with medical use, a biodegradable system for cloning trees and a process to obtain material for manufacturing insulating panels, were the UDT patent applications recognized in the first "UdeC Awards: Science with Impact".
Two students will be selected for a research stay of 9 weeks from June 5 to August 4 at the North American college.
Wood-plastic products made from material developed with recycled plastic and wood waste by the Technological Development Unit, UDT, with the support of Corfo are sold in 20 large stores of the country.
The patent holding the honor of being the 100th of our university corresponds to a reactor system and its process for producing bio-oil by ultra-fast pyrolysis of plant organic material. It was developed by Igor Wilkomirsky of the Faculty of Engineering in conjunction with the Technological Development Unit.
Sir Harold Kroto, Harry to his friends, passed away on April 30th at age 76. He was an extraordinary scientist, "devout atheist" as he defined himself, and tireless disseminator of science among children and young people.