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Empresa italiana ofrece sensores a medida de bajo coste para control de procesos en las industrias química, de procesamiento de alimentos, papel y agua

Resumen

Tipo:
Oferta Tecnológica
Referencia:
TOIT20161213004
Publicado:
22/12/2016
Caducidad:
22/12/2017
Resumen:
Una empresa italiana con experiencia en desarrollo, prototipado y fabricación de dispositivos de medición personalizados empleados en la cuantificación de parámetros químicos en muestras líquidas o semisólidas ha desarrollado un nuevo método de detección química y control de procesos. Sus dispositivos son flexibles y modulares y permiten un control de procesos más eficiente a un coste bajo. La empresa busca socios en las industrias de procesamiento de alimentos, papel, tratamiento de metales, tratamiento químico y tratamiento de agua. El objetivo es establecer acuerdos de cooperación técnica, comercialización con asistencia técnica o joint venture con empresas interesadas en aplicar y adaptar la tecnología.

Details

Tittle:
Italian company offers low-cost, custom sensors for process control in chemical, food processing, paper and water industry
Summary:
An Italian company has developed an innovative method of chemical sensing -Y- process control; the devices are flexible, modular and lead to a more efficient process control at a lower cost. The company seeks industry partners in food processing, paper, metal treatment, chemical or water treatment. Technical/research cooperation agreement is envisaged, as well as commercial agreement with technical assistance or joint venture agreement to companies willing to apply and adapt the technology.
Description:
An Italian company is expert in the development, prototyping and production of customised measuring devices used in the quantification of chemical parameters in liquid or semisolid samples. Its expertise comes from ten years of research in the academic context joined with relations with industrial partners. The company currently develops and sells custom measuring devices for process control and sensing of chemical parameters in liquid or semisolid samples especially in production plants, laboratories and field use.

*Problem:
New approaches to continuous process control is increasingly becoming essential for the workflow in the chemical, food and, in general, production plants; it is also mandatory in order to meet environmental regulations. Moreover, rapid changes in manufacturing require highly customisable systems. Customisation is a key aspect, but only few companies have the proper know-how and explicit mission to satisfy customers´ needs. The company´s development workflow, on the contrary, proceeds step-by-step from customers´ requests to the final working solution; the project management quickly reacts to clients´ inputs, leading to fast prototyping and system integration of devices. In conclusion, currently available products do not overall satisfy sensor market´s needs both in terms of cost and performances.

*Solution:
The Italian company studied new approaches to continuous process control and has developed services which supply suitable sensing devices meeting specific customer requirements. The technology offered is based on amperometry, which offers several advantages (in terms of cost, fast answers, ease of use etc.). It exploits innovative materials and non-conventional analytical procedures in order to solve process control challenges in industrial fluids. Sensing elements, electronic components and relevant controlling software are integrated in cutting-edge devices.

Advantages:
Solutions proposed have several advantages if compared to potential competitor ones, some of which thanks to the technology which:
- has a low cost;
- is flexible and modular. These new measuring devices can be easily adapted to different, new operating conditions or new problems; devices can easily integrate sensors into industrial plants and control systems;
- is customised to different applications.

*Main end-users:
- chemical industries;
- food processing industries;
- plant manufacturers;
- metal treatment industries;
- paper industries;
- water treatment industry
- system integrators in sectors above.

The solution impacts different industrial sectors:
- innovative sensors for process control in food industry;
- monitoring of metal finishing treatments;
- determination of strong oxidants in pulp bleaching processes;
- innovative sensors for drinking and waste water in compliance to recent regulations (e.g. Chemical Oxygen Demand estimation);
- sensors for determining state of charge in redox flow batteries.

The company is looking for industry partners in the fields of foodstuff preparation, pulp and paper production, fermentation processes, metal treatment, waste and drinking water treatment. Target partners are enterprises looking for novel analytical devices in interested in optimizing process control through the quantification of challenging analyses.

Industry partners sought should cooperate with the Italian company in the customisation of the technology and its application, then apply and use the technology.
Technical or research cooperation agreement is envisaged, as well as commercial agreement with technical assistance or joint venture agreement.
Advantages and Innovations:
Proposed devices:
- are based on amperometry (advantages: they give fast answer, are easy to use, need very low maintenance, are inexpensive, and are easy to integrate in an automatic device);
- exploits innovative materials and non-conventional analytical procedures;
- have simple construction (no moving part) and very low maintenance;
- are fast ad easy to use;
- have a low cost;
- are suitable for "hard jobs" (turbid, semisolid samples);
- are suitable for in- and on-line analysis;
- are available in a portable configuration;
- are adapted and customised to customers´ specifications;
- includes fast prototyping and system integration of devices.
Stage of Development:
Prototype available for demonstration
IPs:
Patents granted
CommeR Statunts Regarding IPR Status:
One of the applications is covered by an Italian patent.
Intellectual property has to be discussed on a case by case basis.

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
- Type of partner sought: industry (manufacturing enterprises)

- Specific area of activity of the partner: food processing, fermentation process, paper, metal treatment and chemical industry; waste and drinking water treatment industry. Partners sought can be both end-users and system integrators involved in the described fields.

- Task to be performed by the partner sought: cooperate in the customisation of the technology and its application. Apply and use the technology. Characteristics: interested in optimizing process control through the quantification of challenging analyses.

Client

Type and Size of Client:
Industry SME <= 10
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
No
Languages Spoken:
English
Italian

Dissemination

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Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech_Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Luxembourg, Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic Of, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Keywords

Technology Keywords:
10002008 Medición y detección de la contaminación
08002001 Métodos de análisis y detección
05001001 Química analítica
09001009 Tecnología de sensores relacionada con la realización de medidas
03004004 Tecnología e ingeniería eléctrica / aparatos eléctricos