CFALab is a mix of theoretical, modelling and experimental competences aimed at developing competitive, safe and sustainable technologies from an environmental point of view. The general approach has always an applicative nature, linked to the search for solutions that can be realized to solve problems of industrial interest.
Since the development of competitive technologies is based on an in-depth understanding of the chemical and physical phenomena involved, the approach that characterizes CFALab involves the application of physical chemistry principles to experimentally investigate the phenomena involved and understand the research results using appropriate mathematical models. This provides the possibility to scale the technologies developed at all the required scales, from molecular to industrial production.
The main application sectors in which the laboratory has already operated successfully include the development of industrial chemical processes, of polymeric and inorganic materials for advanced technologies, of combustion processes with low environmental impact, of processes for abatement and recovery of pollutants, and industrial safety analysis.
CFALab is active in two main research areas: the development of functional polymeric materials and process intensification. Specifically, the topics covered include, as regards the development of materials:
As for process development, CFALab is active in the development of:
JOAO MEDEIROS GARCIA ALCANTARA
SIMONE GIOVANNI GUGLIANDOLO
TAE KEUN KIM