Universidad de Alicante

Universidad de Alicante

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San Vicente del Raspeig, Alicante, Spain · Spain · San Vicente del Raspeig | PROFESSIONAL

About Universidad de Alicante


As one of the largest universities of Spain, Universidad de Alicante has a rich history of innovation. Our main objective is to transfer the technology that our research teams are developing to the industries and companies which are able to take profit from them. R & D & Innovation results and know-how are offered in the domains of Chemistry, Materials, Environment, IT, Building and other applied subjects.
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San Vicente del Raspeig, Alicante, Spain

Publications (89)

Antibacterial alternative to antibiotics, with high specificity against Escherichia coli

The "Molecular Microbiology" research group at the University of Alicante has modified several phage proteins (Poll-N and UK-C) that have high specificity against Escherichia coli (E. coli), but not against other Gram-negative (G-) bacteria. For these reasons, their use as a specific antimicrobia[…]

New metal-free electrocatalysts for fuel cells

The Carbon Materials and Environment Research Group of the University of Alicante has developed a new method for obtaining carbon materials with excellent properties such as electrocatalysts in fuel cells or metal-air batteries. The process is based on the thermal treatment of polyaniline (or its de[…]

Novel 3D-polymeric monolithic catalyst

Researchers from Inorganic Chemistry Department at the University of Alicante have developed a new procedure to obtain heterogeneous monolithic catalysts with polymeric support that allow to accelerate catalytic reactions in an optimal way at moderate temperatures, being especially suitable in Prefe[…]

New metal-free electrocatalysts for fuel cells

The Carbon Materials and Environment Research Group of the University of Alicante has developed a new method for obtaining carbon materials with excellent properties such as electrocatalysts in fuel cells or metal-air batteries. The process is based on the thermal treatment of polyaniline (or its de[…]

Removal of odours in recycled plastics

The research group "Waste, Energy, Environment and Nanotechnology (REMAN)" of the University of Alicante has developed a procedure for the elimination of odours in recycled plastics by steam stripping. This procedure comprises the following stages: (i) separation and conditioning of plastic; (ii)[…]

Ultrasonic capillary reactor with temperature control and homogeneous vibration

The Photochemistry and Semiconductor Electrochemistry (GFES) research group of the University of Alicante has developed an ultrasonically-enhanced capillary reactor which achieves homogeneous, efficient and temperature-controlled multiphase flow. The reactor features a capillary tube in a helicoidal[…]

New multifunctional material for controlled-drug-release implants

The "Advanced Materials" research group at the University of Alicante has developed a foamed material comprising three phases: a structural matrix, at least one host phase, and a fluid. This material is characterized by the fact that the structural matrix comprises a plurality of interconnected poro[…]

New multifunctional material for catalysis applications

The "Advanced Materials" research group at the University of Alicante has developed a foamed material comprising three phases: a structural matrix, at least one host phase, and a fluid. This material is characterized by the fact that the structural matrix comprises a plurality of interconnected poro[…]

The Institute of Materials of the University of Alicante has developed a new and cost-effective catalyst without noble metals to obtain propylene oxide from the selective oxidation of propylene. The catalytic system is characterized by not making use of dangerous or highly contaminating agents, and[…]

New compound to successfully treat degenerative diseases of the retina

The research group "Neurobiología del sistema visual y terapia de enfermedades neurodegenerativas" of the University of Alicante has discovered the use of the compound 3-(2-isothiocyanatethyl)-5-methoxy-1H-indol, and its pharmaceutically acceptable salts, for the preventive or therapeutic treatment […]

Polyurethane adhesives with enhanced adhesion and mechanical properties due to the addition of very small amounts of graphenic carbon materials

Polyurethane adhesives are widely used in industry for bonding materials in the footwear, electronics, renewable energy, aeronautics, and construction industries, as well as in composite materials. However, they have limitations due to their mechanical properties and stiffness. Researchers at the u[…]

New filter for removing tar, nicotine and toxic compounds from tobacco smoke

The group of investigation of Processing and pyrolysis of polymers of the University of Alicante has developed a new combined filter that eliminates the tar, the nicotine and other toxic gases present in tobacco smoke in a very efficient way more efficiently than current filters available in the mar[…]

Smart polyurethane pressure-sensitive adhesive with controlled tack

The University of Alicante has developed an innovative polyurethane pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA), that presents a controllable degree of stickiness ("tack") with respect to the current adhesives. The tack of the adhesive is changed abruptly in specific short ranges of temperature. The adhesi[…]

New connector for concrete and wood mixed structures

The present invention refers to a connection system of mixed concrete-wood structures formed by at least one connector comprising: a head that anchors the bolt to the concrete and which in turn consists of a clamping head and a body of larger diameter with the function of a distribution washer; and […]

New procedure for anoxic marine sediment remediation

The “Ecosystem and Biodiversity Management” (Spanish initials: GEB) and “Agricultural Chemistry” (Spanish initials: QA) research groups at the University of Alicante have developed a new anoxic marine sediment remediation system and procedure that allows in situ transformation of soft, black, muddy […]

The Department of Nursing of the University of Alicante has designed a new ambulances platform, which in addition to the current functions of the platforms allocating the stretchers in vehicles, provides the exact value of the weight of the patient, in real time, facilitating the calculation of prec[…]

Briquettes of flexible polyurethane foam with latex or viscoelastic foam for the energy recovery of mattress wastes

The research group, " Wastes, Energy, Environment and Nanotechnology ", belonging to the University Institute of Engineering of the Chemical Processes (WEEN-IECP) at the University of Alicante, has developed a new compacted material and the procedure for manufacturing briquettes from mattress wastes[…]

The research group of Optics and Visual Perception of the UNIVERSITY OF ALICANTE, with the collaboration of the company LABORATORIOS LENTICON SA, has developed a new multifocal scleral contact lens to compensate presbyopia (age-related near vision deterioration) which has the peculiarity of being op[…]

Technology for locating injured people in areas without mobile phone coverage

The technology developed by researchers at the University of Alicante allows the use of a smartphone to locate people injured in remote environments where there is no mobile phone coverage (GSM/UMTS). The smartphone emits a Wi-Fi signal that acts as a distress beacon and can reach a distance of seve[…]

The Plant Proteomics and Functional Genomics research group at the University of Alicante has designed and manufactured a bubble column-type bioreactor to carry out the culture of cell a cell suspension of any type of plant in aseptic conditions. Its novel design allows to recover the culture medium[…]

The research group “Materials and Construction Systems for Buildings”, from the Building and Urbanism Department of the University of Alicante, has developed a new and simple system that allows to fix any type of armours in concrete construction elements during the concreting process. This system av[…]

The research group of Holography and Optical Processing of the University of Alicante has developed a holographic technique for the detection of adulterants in essential oils. This technique is able to detect different types of adulterants qualitatively. In addition, a quantitative measurement of[…]

The Optics and Vision Sciences research group at the University of Alicante has developed a method for biometric authentication by recognizing the blinking of a subject. The method consists of studying and characterizing the changes in the intensity of diffused light during the blinking process. Th[…]

Researchers at the University of Alicante have developed a procedure that combines the culture of several marine species in the same place in offshore areas, as part of an integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) system. The main culture may be any of the species commonly used in marine aquacultu[…]

The Colour and Vision Research Group of the University of Alicante has been designed a new process to develop nano-structured hybrid nanopigments (from synthetic or natural dyes). These nanopigments confer improved optical, thermal, and mechanical properties when they were applied on composite mater[…]

The Applied Petrology Group of the University of Alicante has developed an automatic device and a method to determine gas diffusion coefficients of single gases from a gas mixture under atmospheric conditions. The device works in a wide range of relative humidity and temperature and can be employed […]

The invention consists in a communications system to send/receive small data blocks (700 bytes maximum) between a base station and a set of Wi-Fi® interfaces without any active data link (active Wi-Fi® network connection). A base station has a coverage area between 12 km2 and 27 km2 without obstacle[…]

The researchers of the University have developed a wind flow concentrator incorporated into a Vertical Axe Wind (VAWT), which allows a significant increase in wind speed before being injected to the turbine. The system allows the optimization of the currents with independence of its direction and it[…]

The research group “Materials and Construction Systems for Buildings”, from the Building and Urbanism Department at the University of Alicante, has developed a new system that significantly facilitates the placement of the horizontal bars in constructive elements of reinforced concrete due to its re[…]

Device for position and lumbar spine control.

A device to control the position and movement of the lumbar spine has been developed. This device measures the degree of lumbar spine and trunk rotation as well as changes in position or while performing any type of physical activity. The device is patented and potential partners to license the tech[…]

Acid-base electrochemical flow battery (ABEFB)

The research group of Applied Electrochemistry and Electrocatalysis of the University of Alicante has developed an electric energy storage system. This system uses neutralization acid-base free energy for discharge process (use as battery), while charge process is performed by inverting previous rea[…]

A Spanish Research Group has developed a system to help in the recognition of a melanoma through the visual characteristics of an image of the skin lesion. This system can be used as an automated way to decide the urgency to refer a patient to the dermatologist.[…]

The Laboratory of Adhesion and Adhesives of the University of Alicante and the company Dental Global Training, have developed a new procedure to incorporate efficiently graphene derivatives (nanofibers, nanosheets, nanoparticles) in chemically cured resins by using an in situ polymerization techniqu[…]

Researchers at the University of Alicante have developed a method to recycle composite fiberglass structures on a polymer matrix (resin). The process removes the polymer matrix, recovering glass fiber which can be reused. The process is not aggressive with fiberglass. It takes place at room tempe[…]

The Adhesion and Adhesives Laboratory of the University of Alicante has developed a new polymeric foaming material for in-situ filling and sealing of internal irregular different shaped human cavities, intended for patients suffering chronic pleural cavities and in-field injuries caused by bullets o[…]

Spanish University have developed a process for the manufacture of electrodes from superporous nanostructured carbon materials. The process uses electrospraying technique to deposit a suspension of a carbon material over a collector. This method facilitates processing superporous nanostructured carb[…]

System for a customized and natural rehabilitation and interaction of disabled people

Researchers at Institute for Computing Research of the University of Alicante have developed a multisensor system for rehabilitation and interaction of people with motor and cognitive disabilities. The system enables to perform different therapies using multiple modes of interaction (pose and gestur[…]

Cloud System for Electronic Receipt Management

The industrial computer network research group (I2RC) from the University of Alicante has developed a Cloud system for automatic generation and management of receipts. The system can easily be integrated into the points of sale of the company and allows scanning, storing and transmitting receipts be[…]

Sustainable production of biofuel (bioethanol) from shellfish waste

The research group of Plant Pathology at the University of Alicante has developed a new process by using fungi to produce biofuel (bioethanol) and fungal biomass for agrobiotech use from shellfish waste. It is a sustainable alternative to agroforestry crops currently used. The current technology st[…]

Research and development into new fertilizers and biostimulants

The research group Agricultural Chemistry of the University of Alicante has extensive knowledge and experience in the development of new fertilizers, biostimulants, iron chelates and inductors for plant defense system. It also has plant growth chambers, greenhouses and scientific-technological equip[…]

Solid-state laser with COPV as active compound

The research group “Physics of condensed matter” of the University of Alicante has developed a new solid state laser (OSL) where the active compound comprises carbon-bridged oligo(p-phenylenevinylene) (COPV). The main advantages of this technology are photostability, miscibility, processable in thin[…]

Production of briquettes for energy recovery of furniture waste with polyurethane foams

The Research Group "Waste, energy, environment and nanotechnology" (WEEN) from the University of Alicante has developed a new compact material and a production process of briquettes of furniture waste. This process makes it possible to carry out the management and the energy recovery of this waste, […]

Multicapillary nebulizer for simultaneous nebulization of two or more liquids

A Spanish university research group has developed a new pneumatic multicapillary nebulizer which allows the simultaneous nebulization of two or more liquids, miscible or immiscible between them. This device offers the possibi[…]

The research group Carbon Materials and Environment of the University of Alicante has developed a procedure to prepare silica fillings preventing their shrinkage by the deposition of a thin film prior to the synthesis of the filling. Modifying the said thin film, the filling properties are modified,[…]

Stand-alone system for the purification of brackish water directly powered by photovoltaic solar energy

The Applied Electrochemistry and Electrocatalysis Research Group at the University of Alicante has developed an Stand-alone system for the desalination and disinfection of water by Electrodialysis (ED) and the necessary water pre- and post-conditioning steps. The developed system is sustainable and […]

Researchers from the University of Alicante have developed a control system, which allows a greater versatility in flight for UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles also colloquially called drones). With this system a vehicle can switch between different flight plans or define in real time the optimum aircr[…]

Machine-to-Cloud Management System of Distributed Heterogeneous Devices

The Specialized Processors Architecture Laboratory (SPA-Lab group) research group from University of Alicante has developed a system which improves remote control systems processes of different kind of devices geographically spread, through the Cloud. This suggested system provides independence betw[…]

• The titania is black, and then absorb in the whole visible range (band gap 2.74 eV) and maintains its photocatalytic activity at least after 5 cycles reaction with an efficiency of 95 %. • The synthesis process is simple, inexpensive and versatile (a wide variety of functional compounds can be in[…]

The main innovative aspects of this technology regarding current methods of synthesis are: • The indolizine dyes are obtained in one step from commercially available materials, unlike current procedures, which involve multiple steps. This is an advantage in the production process, as it reduces co[…]

The research group Materials and Construction Systems for Buildings of the University of Alicante has developed a reusable formwork element to implement joints with continuous reinforcement armours in reinforced concrete construction elements. It is easy to adapt to any construction element currentl[…]

• The use of cocoa shell as a new lignocelulosic precursor to preparate activated carbon (monoliths) for industrial applications. • In contrast with current procedures used to synthesize activated carbon monoliths, in the present invention, the mounding of precursor is made before the carbonization[…]

• Non transparent liquid foods, having low UV radiation penetration depth, are fully sterilized. • It is an alternative to thermal processes because it provides similar results being less aggressive to the product characteristics. • Superficial disinfection of solid surfaces can be accomplished. […]

Based on current SLAM techniques, researchers have developed new algorithms with important improvements in the map creation, association and location processes. In this way, the vehicle reaches a better adaptation to the space and organization of the warehouse. In other words, the vehicle can be ada[…]

The developed catalyst does not use Pt, which leads to a cheaper product. The resulting catalyst shows equal or even better performance as Pt catalysts. Following the patented procedure of synthesis, the catalyst produced has a lower particle size. This leads to higher surface per particle and there[…]

• New simple preparation method which does not require sophisticated instrumental techniques. • The procedure use low-cost materials and optimizes the loading of the metals employed. • This technology is efficient, producing robust and reliable sensors with high signal-to-response ratio and low co[…]

• Electrochemical technology enhances performance in many aspects of currently technologies (thermal regeneration), as already described above. It is characterized by a high efficiency, sustainability and more economical than conventional technologies. • It is therefore a real promising alternat[…]

Insertion of new CRISPR spacer units is very infrequent in most species. Detection of these events usually requires large screenings of CRISPR clusters of a high number of clones. In order to decrease the number of clones to be tested, it is possible to select adapted cells when such acquisition […]

Among the current methods for measuring vibrations, accelerometers are traditionally preferred. Nevertheless, these methods are contact devices, which may be difficult to use when the specimens not accessible due to the object itself or the surrounding conditions (inaccessibility, damage risk, etc.)[…]

This technology aims to help controlling resistant strains of important filamentous fungi and yeast fungi (e.g. Candida spp.) originated after prolonged treatment with currently used antifungals. The present invention provides for these purposes: a) The use of novel antifungals (COS and chi[…]

The main innovation of the present system is the development of a single method allowing the sequential preparation and automatic quantification of ionic species in water samples employing a commercially available ICP-AES. […]

The main system innovation is the use of ion conductive gels as reservoirs of chlorides in migration assays. Until now the techniques had to start with the full saturation of the specimen and keeping it in contact with a chloride ions solution during diffusion or migration tests. This guaranteed the[…]

• Use distributed artificial intelligence techniques to streamline the supply. • Allows to set profiles of distribution according to the characteristics and temporal needs of users. • Can use external information to anticipate demand and establish preventive actions. It could use for example, info[…]

The developed system has the following innovations: • The system allows dynamically adjusting the compression/decompression time delay to the needs of each environment. • The system meets timing constraints regardless of the characteristics of the image, the rate of compression, size, number of […]

The main innovations of this technology are that this software can be executed in any smartphone equipped with a 3D camera, which is used to detect the distance to the obstacles, and it provides an accessible interface that alerts the user by means of beeps or vibration when it finds an obstacle. Th[…]

The most innovative aspects of this technology are: • The process for the removal of the ink is completely innovative and ecological, because it does not use organic solvents. • The technology has been successfully tested on different plastics, such as Polythene, Polypropylene, Polyester and Pol[…]

The main innovation of this invention is: • This novel photobioreactor combines the mechanism of a bubble column with the air-lift type for higher biomass production than that obtained for both sy[…]

Regarding the existing state of the technique, the electrochemical processes have characteristics which make them very adequate to be applied for the synthesis of organic compounds with industrial application. Here, oxidation processes occurs upon electrodes named anodes where the substance which mu[…]

The main advantages of this technology are: - The technology consists of a cooling and heating system more sustainable and efficient. This system allows the usual air conditioners, forced air convective or hot water radiators to be replaced. - The installation and fastening system is very simple[…]

• This system is thermostated and temperature can be adjusted to the desired experimental conditions. • It is possible to implement in the volumetric device other suitable elements to determine density (e.g., elements based on measurement of resonant frequency, and so on). […]

Visual inspection systems are based on the employment of pictures, both in the visible and infrared or ultraviolet spectrums. They can also make use of sonar images or adding structured light to the environment in order to analyze defects and shapes in products. The figure shows an image obtaine[…]

Mesoporous solids are compounds used as catalysts and also as catalysts support in many chemical reactions. Catalysts are chemical compounds that increase speed reaction without modifying its own chemical characteristics. Same of them are used in the same phase that reagents and they are called h[…]

This method has two stages: 1) Dispersion of, at least, an inorganic material in water. 2) Addition of, at least, an organic coloring solubilized by agitation. The following parameters might be changed in order to obtain different kinds of nanopigments: • Inorganic material concentratio[…]

The passive safety systems are elements incorporated to the vehicles in order to minimize the consequences of an accident that implies the collision of the vehicle. The use of standard technologies in motor vehicles does not avoid completely the consequences of the accidents and thus a high number o[…]

Basically, the catalytic trap bed is composed of a zeolite with a Si/Al ratio between 10 and 20. The zeolite is partially interchanged with cations of one or several non-noble metals. In order to achieve an optimum performance of the catalytic trap, these metals should be interchanged in the interna[…]

This method is unique in the market and implies a simple procedure to control the volume and size of the mesoporosity developed in POM-based salts. This is possible thanks to the pH increase in solution during the synthesis of mesoporous solids. […]

The new mixed oxide catalyst of cerium-praseodymium (CexPr1-XO2) allow the efficient combustion of chlorinated volatile organic compounds (especially 1,2-dichloroethane). These new catalytic systems are able to work in gas streams at temperatures between 250-500 º C in an dynamic and continuous[…]

The research group has developed a highly enantioselective process catalysed by small amounts of a chiral complex formed by a silver(I) salt and a chiral phosphoramidite. This method allows the preparation of enantioenriched polysubstituted proline derivatives after a three-step sequence. These prol[…]

Our research group has developed a new photopolymer which may be used as a holographic recording material. It is easy to prepare in layers of the desired thickness and has a lower potential toxicity than conventional materials. It is characterized by being environmentally friendly, since it does not[…]

A Spanish research group owns the know-how for the desalination of saline water for human consumption or irrigation by means of systems of electrodialysis powered by photovoltaic solar energy. The main advantages are that it is non-polluting and has a low maintenance cost. The technology is fully de[…]

The Department of Physical Chemistry (Applied Electrochemical Group LEQA) at the University of Alicante has a high experience and know-how to develop and carry out the removal of pollutants in wastewaters by electrocoagulation (EC). A pilot plant fully equipped with the necessary infrastructure a[…]

The research group has developed a weighted suit that enhances muscle development. It is very simple: it improves ergonomics, avoids rubbing, it is easy to use (the suit can be worn throughout the day) and is designed to avoid injuries and pathologies and increase training time. The suit has weighte[…]

Method to measure a very low concentration of dioxins (values close to picograms or femtograms). The technique also permits the quantitative analysis of almost all the congeners of dioxins and furans (more than 130 different compounds), not only the main 17 toxic compounds. The technique could be[…]

The research group "Electro catalysis and Electrochemistry of Polymers", Department of Physical Chemistry at the University of Alicante has developed a novel method that allows highly selective electrode manufacture biometrics to detect any biochemical substance of interest, food or environmental. T[…]

Members of CIBIO Research Institute, led by Professor Maria Angeles Marcos Garcia, head of the Associated Unit to CSIC, have developed a method to raise the dipterans predator Sphaerophoria rueppellii. This insect is known for its efficiency and high specificity predatory sirphid being more suitable[…]

The research group "Processing and Pyrolysis of Polymers", Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Alicante has developed an innovative process that allows recycling of different types of plastics (EVA, polyethylene, polypropylene, polyurethane, polymer melt, foam, rubber or any comb[…]

Researchers at the University of Alicante have devised a system to partially absorb the energy generated in a crash involving at least one motor vehicle traveling at a high or medium speed. It is a passive protection system for vehicles which absorbs the maximum amount of mechanical energy in a cra[…]

The research group has developed a cement compound that includes carbon nanofibers in cement matrix in order to detect the rate of deformation of the structure when it is subjected to external actions. Thanks to this system can perform reliable measurements in any part of the structure without re[…]

The research group "Proteomics and functional genomics of plants of the University of Alicante has developed a new procedure that increases the production and extraction of phytosterols in plant cell cultures in vitro. To do this, is added to the culture medium cyclodextrins and optionally methyl ja[…]

The Group has been working in the development of technologies that integrate the management of the entire set of electronic devices existing in a home. The group is specialized in providing home automation solutions to people with mobility problems, such as elderly people, children or disabled peopl[…]

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