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Agro Nanobubbles

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AgroNB is a dynamic research group in the cutting edge of NB technology. We can produce long stability NB of 150nm diameter and concentration 5.000.000 NB/ml. NB accelerate the plant growth of soya, lentils, basil etc. Our engineers have manufactured sophisticated NB generators following various advanced technologies.

Space Fryer

The proposed product is a prototype deep fat fryer (a.k.a Space Fryer) that achieves the intensification of the frying process by increasing the heat transfer rates from hot oil to the food. This is managed by altering the food orientation during frying and at the same time by exposing the food to increased gravitational forces (i.e. up to 0.5 ± 3.0 gearth). As a result Space Fryer prepares the food by consuming less energy (50%) in less time (60%), compared to the ordinary fryers. Shorter frying time, means that the oil will suffer less thermal stress during one single frying batch and therefore it may be re-used more times.

Ovca Test

We seek to have a direct impact on the early diagnosis of ovarian cancer when it is in the most curable stage, i.e when the disease has not spread to the lymph nodes or distant sites (stage I and/or II). In order to achieve this, a novel diagnostic test is required, one that has the required specificity and sensitivity in order to detect the disease when there is a small number of cancer cells present.

DIPDS

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The aim of DIPDS project is to develop an integrated web based information system that formulates, monitors and executes processes into organizations, manages electronic documents, mines and analyzes the produced big data in order to discover potential administrative weaknesses and propose sophisticated rearrangements that can improve the organization quality of service.
The implemented system is based on open source code and is compliant with BPMN 2.0 standard. The use of BPMN 2.0 by DIPDS enables user to model and execute organization procedures with an easy way while at the same time it records all the executed procedures. Based on the aforementioned framework and the produced data we are going to expand the implemented prototype with more sophisticated and client optimized tools such as visualization of the produced results and process optimization.

ROLFER

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ROLFER is an autonomously moving drone allowing for deployment in unattended beaches or in absence of human lifeguard, as well as for supporting emergency crews in rescue operations.
ROLFER is not remotely piloted as other existing robotic lifeguards although it will be able to be operated and in this way.

Edubot

EduBot will be a complete educational product supported by a humanoid robot in order to deliver developmental instruction modules that can teach critical functional skills to children with physical, mental, or developmental disabilities. The product will be based on the well-known NAO robot that has qualities that are extremely well-adapted to the context of special education. Scientific findings report that children respond very well to small and friendly humanoid robots such as NAO, helping and teaching them certain skills, making intervention more accessible. Unfortunately, current NAO solutions are not available to the Greek domain mainly because of the lack in Greek language support and the absence of available schemes and educational games tailored to the Greek psychoeducational needs.

AgroComp

Project Agrocomp proposes the usage of Commercial Of The Self (C.O.T.S) hardware and software that is developed under the GNU/General Public License, in order to create, access and manage computer platforms installed in the field.
Project aims at helping Foresters, Agronomists and other field scientists or field workers by providing them with a versatile reprogrammable computer platform that can be used for a variety of problems.

Nano Cement Sensor

The aim of the Nano Cement Sensor Project is to develop cement based nanocomposites with “smart” characteristics that can be used as sensors embedded in a concrete structure for health and structural integrity monitoring.

Seed-IOE

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Nowadays, the use of wireless sensor network in providing decision support systems has solved many problems in the real world. This research focuses on solving the problems of agriculture, associated with the optimization of resources, decision support and seed breeding monitoring. This study provides information in real time on the seedbed while help users make the right decisions during seed breeding process. The implemented automation system monitor data from sensors in a feedback loop which activates the control devices based on threshold values. The implementation of this monitoring system will optimize the control of air temperature and humidity, soil moisture, air capacity, brightness while minimizing the time of seed breeding and will maximize the number of seeds that are ready plants for transplanting.

Fuel UP

 

A conversion of a real refinery naphtha cut (low quality) to a strong anti-knocking upgraded fuel is proposed. The ultimate upgraded fuel could potentially replace the harmful gasoline ether oxygenates (MTBE, ETBE, TAME) from the refinery blended gasoline pools with an in situ and an environmentally friendly catalytic process. An integrated application of heterogenised homogeneous catalysis in aqueous media will take place in the proposed fuel upgrade process. The new composition of the final fuel will contain less harmful and water-soluble compounds than MTBE/ETBE/TAME, the FON (Front Octane Number) and the RON (Research Octane Number) of the ultimate fuel will be raised, the produced long-chain alcohols should achieve a better solubility in the fuel and it will improve the storage stability of the ultimate fuel by reducing the content of olefins, diolefins and aldehydes.

Magnother

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MAGNOTHER project aims in the development of a novel nanoparticle fluid oriented for localized cancer therapy by the combination of magnetic hyperthermia treatment and thermally-triggered drug delivery. For its realization, a facile and scalable method of preparation will be designed to establish accurate control of synthetic parameters and a significant cost reduction compared to commercially available competitors. The ultimate product of this methodology combines a number of advantages with significant importance in cancer research including magnetic targeting of tissues, high heating efficiency (~1 kW/g), on-site heat-assisted release of drugs, low toxicity and favorable cell internalization.

Smart-Adsorbents

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Nowadays, the target of worldwide researchers is the environmental protection in line with the human health. So, it becomes necessary to turn the interest in real problems derived from industries, which directly influence the environmental and daily life. One of the most hazardous and toxic problem, affecting humans and environment, is oil contamination and the presence of heavy metals in aqueous media. This project entitled “Multifunctional materials for efficient decontamination of oil spills and tannery effluents “will be carried out in Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology (EMaTTech) giving a new area in the multi-functionalization of materials.

Biosurf – Oil

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BioSurfer is a biosurfactant product as well as a biosurfactant production scheme for ‘clean’ biosurfactant production, aiming for the growing biosurfactant market (oil spill response, enhanced oil recovery, detergents-personal hygiene industry). Big scale – low cost production of biosurfactant mixture from marine hydrocarbon-degrading bacteria. The final product is free from substrate impurities due to the ‘smart’ carbon source fed to the bacteria.

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