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Separation and other processes for greenhouse gases minimization based on principles of sustainable development

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
2.02.00  Engineering sciences and technologies  Chemical engineering   
2.03.00  Engineering sciences and technologies  Energy engineering   

Code Science Field
T350  Technological sciences  Chemical technology and engineering 

Code Science Field
2.04  Engineering and Technology  Chemical engineering  
2.03  Engineering and Technology  Mechanical engineering 
Evaluation (rules)
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Researchers (8)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  31320  PhD Nataša Belšak Šel  Control and care of the environment  Technical associate  2013 - 2016  82 
2.  11243  PhD Štefan Čelan  Chemical engineering  Researcher  2013 - 2016  302 
3.  00853  PhD Janvit Golob  Chemical engineering  Head  2013 - 2016  600 
4.  29402  PhD Maja Hanžekovič  Chemistry  Junior researcher  2013  15 
5.  14980  PhD Dušan Klinar  Chemical engineering  Researcher  2013 - 2016  182 
6.  33156  PhD Miha Narobe  Materials science and technology  Junior researcher  2013 
7.  20043  PhD Aleksandra Pivec  Chemical engineering  Researcher  2013 - 2016  107 
8.  20089  PhD Klavdija Rižnar  Chemical engineering  Researcher  2013 - 2016  146 
Organisations (2)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0103  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology  Ljubljana  1626990  23,447 
2.  1421  Scientific research Centre Bistra Ptuj  Ptuj  5844975000  445 
The program is designed towards enhancing two distinct paths: the faster transition to the principles of sustainable development and strengthening competitive position of the companies in the market by concentrating on technological development based on new products development. The idea of new​​ products development will strengthen the competitive advantage of companies and at the same time introducing innovative practices inside the company. Combination also introduced new technologies and methods for sustainable development and policies focused on utilizing local potentials such as local material and human resources. The fundamental knowledge acquired through relevant research aimed to understand as a primary source of ideas for the new products, understanding market niches and filling them with a competitive offer on a global scale. The research program also follows the socio-economic objectives some way backward on the creation of new knowledge on which than relevant technology, equipment and products are developed. The program of research and other separation processes which create the conditions for introducing the principles of sustainable development in the economy are based on the perspective of the use of local resources, biomass and other alternative fuels (waste) to replace fossil fuels. CO2 emissions can be effectively reduced by direct replacement or utilization or indirect replacement of its  main sources. The program is designed to create conditions for the creation of value-added chain, chain of the research institutions and trained personnel for further development. The emerging infrastructure is enable to perform an intensive marketing demonstrations, tests and processing of the customers raw materials on the established t a laboratory and pilot plant. Presented research program make up the mosaic of the program to meet scientific excellence and originality, and also pave new ways on old processes like pyrolysis. Scientific excellence achieved by the relevant international publications is not an ultimate goal but only the condition for upgrading of the socio-economic objectives in the form of relevant new technologies, equipment and products in the participating companies.
Significance for science
Within the research P2-0346 quality and the relevant result achieved which also support applications in some development processes. The quality of scientific publications is confirmed by high impact factor international journals, European transnational projects and training young researchers with a completed PhD. The success of the research is supplemented by demonstration of some applications and results for development processes in the companies. Implementation of biochar engineering research supports a global effort to deploy low-carbon technologies. Action importantly supports and enables the low-carbon economy. Engineering research of pyrolysis process supports technology development and enables its faster biochar application dissemination. An article about the pyrolysis published in high impact factor publication (IF 4.9) open a new engineering view on process modelling by combining processes and reactions in the process flows what allows the design and optimisation of process equipment. Together with engineering design, published method of process flows, equations, mass and heat balance support the development of economic and business models of the pyrolysis process. Published approach allows the integration of economic and business models and directly connects technology solutions with their economic effects.
Significance for the country
In the research approach concept of smart specialisation, circular economy and strategy of supporting rising added value of products was strongly followed. With the introduction of the biochar into the Slovenian research and practice an opportunity of the development of low carbon economy and possibilities of advanced use of biomass for material and energy use open. Slovenia with this becomes a country which raises interest quickly for research and introduction of the biochar into the practice. Biochar enables development of new technologies in the farming which significantly improve carbon and ecological footprint of the farming technologies of animal breeding and plant productions. Implementation of the chemical engineering research on Pyrolysis process gives an excellent opportunity for the extraordinary process of optimisation and production of economically acceptable process equipment. Adequate equipment prices are the primary trigger for faster implementation of biochar technology and its dissemination in the economy. Research support and open opportunities for implementation of the biochar in farming, environmental protection and in the circular economy.
Most important scientific results Annual report 2013, 2014, 2015, final report
Most important socioeconomically and culturally relevant results Annual report 2013, 2014, 2015, final report
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