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Composting Research Group from the Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering Departament at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.  

Lab equipment & activities

Composting & SSF pilot plant

Two 50 L reactor
Temperature or OUR control
On site porosity determination
Online monitoring of
- air flow
- temperature
- oxygen
- weight
Gas emission composition by GC-MS

Full scale sampling

Dynamic Respirometer

On-line respirometry

Anaerobic digester

100 L digester
Temperature controled
Biogas counting
Automatic feeding
Biogas composition by chromatography

Battery of Anaerobic Digesters

Six 2L anaerobic digesters
Biogas counting
Temperaure controlled

TEM image of magnetite nanoparticles

Full scale sampling

SEM image compost

SEM image vermicompost

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Latest Blog Posts

GICOM researchers well positioned in the ranking of scientists in Spain

GICOM research members appear well positioned in the ranking of Spanish scientists according to the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, an initiative of the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group belonging to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), the largest public research body in Spain. This ranking is based on

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SSF advances to produce sophorolipids

Our PhD student Pedro Jiménez, has recently published his latest findings on the production of sophorolipids using the yeast Starmerella bombicola in a solid-state fermentation (SSF) process. Publication data: Pedro Jiménez-Peñalver, Teresa Gea, Antoni Sánchez, Xavier Font Production of sophorolipids from winterization oil cake by solid-state fermentation: Optimization, monitoring and effect of mixing , Biochemical Engineering

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Decisive Kick-off Meeting

On 5th and 6th September 2016 the kick-off meeting of the EU DECISIVE project took place in Rennes (France). DECISIVE project (A DECentralIzed management Scheme for Innovative Valorization of urban biowastE) has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 689229. The project is

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