Advanced Innovation Center
Areas of Compentece
AIC has a long trajectory in creation, handling and control of plasma for different uses. We have experience in work with plasma in its different states/phases. (glow discharge, arc discharge, among others), which enables us to control the phenomenon in one area and in its whole volume. The capacities in this area include not only the plasma application per se, but in the construction and design of sources of power, reaction chambers and the necessary equipment for their implementation.
- Water and fluid sanitation.
- Gas sanitation.
- Reactor designs for the production of new compounds.
- Advanced process of oxidation.
AIC has done extensive research on magnetostatics, electrostatics and electromechanical conversion of energy. It also has vast experience in design and dimensioning of electromechanical dispositives for specific industrial applications. Among which we can find motors, generators and magnetic separators.
- Electromechanical conversion of energy. Such as generators and motors.
- Magnetic Separation.
One of AIC´s priorities is to part of the world’s water crisis, that has over 780 million people over the world without regular access to potable water. This means that this amount of people are exposed to health diseases related to contaminated water use. Based on the facts stated above, AIC has devoted great amount of its innovation efforts to develop technologies that can contribute to solve the water problem. Both the water treatment for human consump as the treatment and reuse of residual water. Understanding that this is a real opportunity for enterprises to generate a real impact.
- Water Sanitation.
- Organic content remotion.
- Ionic content remotion.
- Heavy metal remotion.
- Separation of compounds of interest.
AIC has the ability to implement different microwave irradiation techniques for specific industrial applications. In order to achieve this, a wide spectrum of knowledge is needed for the integral design of its components: waveguides, resonant cavities/chambers, reactors, among other things.
- Plasma formation.
- Selective heating.
- Enhanced extraction of Natural and Sinthetic compounds.
AIC counts with an integral knowledge of acoustic stimulation. mainly in what refers to high and low potency ultrasound. This has enabled the development of different industrial applications. Generators, transductors and sonotrodes (horns) custom made for each application.
- Improvement and acceleration of chemical and biological reactions: 1) Microalgae growth control for the generation of biomass and/or biofuel. 2) Biodigesters growth control. 3) Improvement in extraction and control of wine fermentation.
- Compound emulsification.
- Extraction improvement of natural and synthetic compounds of interest.
- Improvement in adsorption and desorption process.
Modelization , control and automation of processes
In a transversal way to all the technological developments, AIC has the capability to model, control and automate processes in every one of its applications. Directed to all industries, this not only allows to estimate more precisely the behavior of scaled systems but also predict their functioning in a dynamic way inside a more complex process. This also facilitates the acquisition of data and statistic analysis. This allows to evaluate behavior and design a new configuration for the integration of a new system inside a productive plant.