12/03/2018

Eco-Friendly extraction of target compounds from biomass using microwave (MAE), ultrasounds (UAE) and supercritical fluids (SFE), according to Green Chemistry principles.

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Università degli Studi di Foggia
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Agricultural sciences
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    Established Researcher (R3)
    Leading Researcher (R4)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    09/04/2018 23:59 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Italy
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    To be defined
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    FP7

The challenge of this work is to integrate microalgae production and anaerobic digestion of vegetable feedstocks, agricultural and livestocks wastes applying a “biorefinery” approach. The Anaerobic Digester Effluent (ADE), which is the wastewater rich in nutrients produced by anaerobic digestion of organic matter, could be used as culture medium for microalgae cultivation reducing its environmental impact. The produced algal biomass could be used for a set of biotechnological applications including, fine chemicals and biomaterials extraction (by means “green technologies”), biodiesel, biogas (by microbiological process), syngas and biochar production (by thermochemical process), or a combination of them. The innovative and main purpose of this work is to investigate this integration (so called BIOREFINERY”) not at laboratory scale, where some studies have already been done, but to work at pilot scale.

Eligibility criteria

Eligible destination country/ies for fellows:

  • Italy

Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residence:

  • Italy

Eligibility of fellows: nationality/ies:

  • Italy

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Università degli Studi di Foggia
Italy

EURAXESS offer ID: 288491
Posting organisation offer ID: 141539