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11097_NZ 17283 – Výzkum a vývoj kompozitních nanovlákenných struktur pro zvýšení technologické využitelnosti mikroorganismů

The purpose of the project is to broaden the utility of material composite nanotechnologies in biotechnology applications, specifically in viticulture, through technic solutions allowing more eficient, easier, and reliable manipulation of wine-making yeast-biomass providing stress free and highly efficient wine production. The objectiveof the project is to develop technic solutions for modern wine-making approaches and by designing advanced biomass carriers, based on a nanotechnology material platform, which will: • allow for otimal wine-yeast collection thanks to the high material affinity, • allow for gentle and long-term conservation of production yeast-strains, and • simplify technological applications of the said carrier for the reviving of such conserved biomass.

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW01010590
Leader
Ing. Mgr. Lukáš Dvořák, Ph.D.
11101_The development of advanced treatment technology for highly mineralized water based on membrane distillation – NZ

viz projekt 17074

Period
01. 05. 2020 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
MPO
Code
CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/19_262/0020216
Leader
Ing. Alena Pavelková, Ph.D.
14756_VZ 17283 – Výzkum a vývoj kompozitních nanovlákenných struktur pro zvýšení technologické využitelnosti mikroorganismů

The purpose of the project is to broaden the utility of material composite nanotechnologies in biotechnology applications, specifically in viticulture, through technic solutions allowing more eficient, easier, and reliable manipulation of wine-making yeast-biomass providing stress free and highly efficient wine production. The objectiveof the project is to develop technic solutions for modern wine-making approaches and by designing advanced biomass carriers, based on a nanotechnology material platform, which will: • allow for otimal wine-yeast collection thanks to the high material affinity, • allow for gentle and long-term conservation of production yeast-strains, and • simplify technological applications of the said carrier for the reviving of such conserved biomass.

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW01010590
Leader
Ing. Mgr. Lukáš Dvořák, Ph.D.
17291_Nanomaterials and Nanotechnologies for Environment Protection and Sustainable Future

Research Infrastructure (RI) NanoEnviCz II is a continuation of a successful scientific platform for the effective cooperation of project partner organizations and their external users. RI is focused on the development, preparation, characterization, and application of conceptually new nanostructured materials for a sustainable environment, its protection, and remediation. RI offers services in the field of environmental nanocatalysis, energy conversion, detection, capture, and degradation of pollutants. At the same time, RI deals with toxic effects and other risks connected with nanomaterials.

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
LM2018124
Website
www.nanoenvicz.cz
Leader
Mgr. Pavel Hrabák, Ph.D.
17934_Development of a mobile energy-independent unit of a drinking water treatment plant for emergency use in crisis situations

In crisis situations as floods, pollution or insufficient resource capacity, humanitarian and evacuation actions, it is necessary to ensure rapid supply of DW. This can be problem by using existing capacities and it is necessary to look for secondary source of DW. Project solves this problem by developing a mobile unit of the DW treatment plant, which will be possible to put into operation in given place within 24 hr. The treatment technology will be based on micro/ultrafiltration (separation of biological agents) in combination with sorption on carbon nanotubes (retention of hazardous chemicals) and disinfection. The technology will be installed in container with its own power unit (independence from elect. network), which will increase its application potential for emergency placing.

Period
01. 01. 2021 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
MV
Code
VI04000014
Leader
Ing. Mgr. Lukáš Dvořák, Ph.D.
Advanced real-time controlling and monitoring of remediation technologies (RealControl)

The aim of the project is to create a complex system of advanced real-time management of remediation technologies, for maximal exploitation of these technologies, which will reduce price of remediation.

Period
01. 01. 2018 – 31. 12. 2021
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TH03030374
Leader
Ing. Jaroslav Nosek, Ph.D.
Advanced Self-Sensing Materials for Critical Components of Rail Vehicles

Aim of the project is to develop materials with intrinsic sensory properties which will be used for monitoring of their history (exposure to excessive thermal or mechanical stress, impacts, chemical influence, etc.). They should be used for exhancement of safety of critical components, namely brakes of rail vehicles. Lightweight construction composite materials can exhibit significant changes of their properties under influence of the external impacts and hence endanger safety of whole construction. Introduction of the new components with sensory properties will significantly increase competitivness of the user and at the same time increase safety of rail transportation, because it will reduce occurence of fatal failures of the carriages and accidents caused by them.

Period
01. 01. 2019 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TH04020405
Leader
doc. Ing. Stanislav Petrík, CSc.
Advanced Self-Sensing Materials for Critical Components of Rail Vehicles

Aim of the project is to develop materials with intrinsic sensory properties which will be used for monitoring of their history (exposure to excessive thermal or mechanical stress, impacts, chemical influence, etc.). They should be used for exhancement of safety of critical components, namely brakes of rail vehicles. Lightweight construction composite materials can exhibit significant changes of their properties under influence of the external impacts and hence endanger safety of whole construction. Introduction of the new components with sensory properties will significantly increase competitivness of the user and at the same time increase safety of rail transportation, because it will reduce occurence of fatal failures of the carriages and accidents caused by them.

Period
01. 01. 2019 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TH04020405
Leader
doc. Ing. Stanislav Petrík, CSc.
Autocalibration early warning system against the effects of the increasing groundwater level during the flood

The aim of the project is based on the AR and ED with use of new knowledges to create the early-warning system as a new part of protection against upward push of groundwater level during floods.

Period
01. 01. 2018 – 31. 12. 2021
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TH03030500
Leader
Ing. Jaroslav Nosek, Ph.D.
Biodegradable silk fibroin based materials for orthopedics

Aim of this project is biocompatible material development in reproducible and medical quality and defined degradation time in simulated body conditions. Main aim is development of two different types of materials for orthopedic aplication – nanofibrous membrane (till 03/2020) and lyophilized 3D scaffold (till 06/2020), in case of need their combination. Both types of material preparation will be realized primarily in laboratory, subsequently in semiindustrial conditions. Part of the material development is also basic in vitro degradability and cytotoxicity testing using cell culture lines. Optimalized materials will be subsequently sent to preclinical and clinical trials to certificated comapnies.

Period
01. 01. 2017 – 31. 12. 2021
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TH03020281
Leader
Ing. Dagmar Poláková
Biologically active materials for application in medical devices

The main goal is the development of materials based on nanofiber carriers with the content of active substances, which will be used for the treatment of infectious skin diseases (herpes) and for treatment of wounds after removal of tick and puncture of stinging insects.

Period
01. 04. 2020 – 31. 12. 2024
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW01010214
Leader
Ing. Miroslava Rysová
Centre of Advanced Materials and Efficient Buildings CAMEB

The motivation for CAMEB is the exhaustion (scarcity) of non-renewable, both material and energy sources, and its impact on construction industry. Actual trend of energy efficient buildings massively reduces operational energy demand, but material and energy intensity of construction grows steeply. CAMEB gathers partners with competences that enable highly efficient use of resources in construction by means of life cycle optimization through the principles of circular and knowledge economy. Support by modern technologies — IT, optimization, modeling and process management.

Period
01. 01. 2019 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TN01000056
Website
www.cameb.cz
Leader
doc. Ing. Petr Tůma, CSc.
CeO2 Nanoparticles-assisted stem cell therapy

The main objective of CELLUX is to develop a novel pharmaceutical-based CeO2 eye drops to treat AMD (Age-related Macular Degeneration) that in combination with stem cell-based therapeutic strategies, will not only stop degeneration but restore vision.

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TH70020001
Leader
RNDr. Alena Ševců, Ph.D.
CeO2 Nanoparticles-assisted stem cell therapy – neveřejné zdroje

The main objective of CELLUX is to develop a novel pharmaceutical-based CeO2 eye drops to treat AMD (Age-related Macular Degeneration) that in combination with stem cell-based therapeutic strategies, will not only stop degeneration but restore vision.

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TH70020001
Leader
RNDr. Alena Ševců, Ph.D.
Ceramics with sensing capabilities for high temperature applications

The main goal of CENTAUR is to develop a new family of functional materials based on oxide ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) for parts and components in high temperature applications.

Period
01. 05. 2020 – 30. 04. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TH71020002
Leader
Ing. Mateusz Fijalkowski, Ph.D.
Compact filtration cartridge for application in the systems of water filtration and beverage and food preparation

Tha aim of the planned project is the substitution of the commercial types of filter cartridges. The novel type of conpact filtration cartridge consists of porous component with the content of active carbon and inner insert made from nanofiber composite. The porous carbon filter will adsorb the disolved chemical contaminants and nanofiber insert will reduce the bacterial content caused e.g. by breakdown in water piping. Expected output of the project is the new type of the filtration element characterized by lower costs and higher flow capacity as compared to current commercially available products.

Period
01. 01. 2019 – 31. 03. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TH04030511
Leader
Ing. Michal Komárek, Ph.D.
Development of a seeding machine for major cropping and intercropping

Aims of the project is to develop key components of precision sowing machine, which allows simultaneous sowing of the main crop and intercrop. Unlike precision seeders currently available on the market, the newly developed machine will be more versatile and allows sowing not only wide-row crops (corn, sugar beet, sunflower, etc.), but also but also crops that cannot be sown with precision sowing machines. The project will be focused mainly on the development of a system for accurate a seed separation and dosing, a developing of a seed transport system from a separating device to a seedbed, the development of electronic systems required for accurate control of the dosing and transport equipment and feedback communication, control and data collection into database systems.

Period
01. 02. 2020 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW01010577
Leader
doc. Ing. Michal Petrů, Ph.D.
Development of electro-post-denitrification system for complete reduction of nitrate

The main objective of the submitted project is to develop an electro-post-denitrification (EPD) unit that will allow biological removal of residual nitrate concentrations from wastewater without the need for dosing of an external organic substrate. The partial objectives of the project are as follows: – to design, parameterize and build a laboratory electro-post-denitrification unit – to put the EPD unit into operation and carry out tests with EPD unit firstly on model water and then on real wastewater – to continuously optimize the operation of the EPD unit based on the results achieved – to isolate a microbial consortium that has been exposed to electric fields for a long time

Period
01. 07. 2020 – 30. 06. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TJ04000035
Leader
Ing. Magda Nechanická
Development of geotechnical and geophysical technics for the creation of 2D and 3D image of a geological structure

The aim of the project proposal is to find such a set of geotechnical and geophysical methods that delivers information about geological structure in both perpendicular and longitudinal direction with respect to an underground structure and about its time development and to find a set of methods which would contribute to a superior description of a geological structure of a rock massif in underground structure vicinity.

Period
01. 09. 2017 – 30. 06. 2021
Zdroj
MPO
Code
FV20294
Leader
doc. Ing. Jiřina Královcová, Ph.D.
Development of glass jewelery components for circular economics

The aim of the project is R&D of glass beads that will be in line with circular economy and ICT. R&D will be focused on the production of glass beads, which will contain in addition to traditional soda-potassium glass also ingredients obtained by recycling waste from various types of glass (flat, laboratory or decorative) or materials that have not been systematically recycled, such as fibers from composite materials. R&D will focus on the preparation of recycled materials (dust, shards, fibers), as well as on the composition of the resulting glass and the resulting visual effect. The 2nd project goal is the development of a glass bead that will allow jewelery to perform functions such as NFC or IoT. The methods of CAE, Rapid Tooling and 3D printing will be used for innovated glass beads.

Period
01. 11. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW02020240
Leader
doc. Dr. Ing. Ivan Mašín
Development of heat exchangers for moisture recovery

The main aim of the project is the development leading to the production of heat exchangers with moisture recovery. The project is focused on the development of enthalpy materials for exchangers, which are able to transfer the moisture and heat between the crossing airflows. The main goals of the project are in particular:-optimisation and preparation of enthalpy membrane with desired properties,-optimisation of the laminated scheet construction/optimisation of the supportin material, -preparation the prototype of exchanger and verification of its properties.

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW01010583
Leader
Ing. Mateusz Fijalkowski, Ph.D.
Development of innovative solitary acoustic elements with implemented nanofibrous structures

The aim of the project is to develop completely new solitary acoustic elements for the solution of spatial acoustics, it is a complex design and optimization of parameters of five types. The uniqueness of the technical solution, as well as the design, is related to the use of innovative technology of nanofibers prepared by three different technologies, whose unique connection enables nanofibers to be deposited on the surface and also into the space of designed 3D constructions, in order to prepare sound-absorbing systems based on synergy of membrane resonator (thin layer), a cavity resonator (the principle of Helmholtz resonator) and a filler with a huge specific surface (volume nanofibrous structure), which allows variable acoustics of the solved space to achieve the acoustic need.

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW01010088
Leader
doc. Ing. Klára Kalinová, Ph.D.
Development of innovative solitary acoustic elements with implemented nanofibrous structuresVZ – Vývoj inovativních solitérních akustických prvků s implementovanými nanovlákennými strukturami

The aim of the project is to develop completely new solitary acoustic elements for the solution of spatial acoustics, it is a complex design and optimization of parameters of five types. The uniqueness of the technical solution, as well as the design, is related to the use of innovative technology of nanofibers prepared by three different technologies, whose unique connection enables nanofibers to be deposited on the surface and also into the space of designed 3D constructions, in order to prepare sound-absorbing systems based on synergy of membrane resonator (thin layer), a cavity resonator (the principle of Helmholtz resonator) and a filler with a huge specific surface (volume nanofibrous structure), which allows variable acoustics of the solved space to achieve the acoustic need.

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW01010088
Leader
doc. Ing. Klára Kalinová, Ph.D.
Development of intelligent gas air-heater for industrial halls using advanced mathematical modeling of temperature distribution and air flow

The aim of the project is to develop and construct an advanced gas air heater (local heater – Ecodesign Directive), which will proactively influence the parameters and distribution of heated air as well as the stratification of temperature in vertical and horizontal axes above the floor of industrial halls so that in individual zones and operating times the optimal temperature (including thermal comfort for workers) is achieved in a more energy efficient mode. The purpose of the project is to extend the Lersen assortment. Within the framework of the project, a functional sample and prototype of “smart” heaters will be built, based on experiments, thermodynamic modeling methods, formulation of control algorithms and application of advanced sensors, digitization and informatics (cloud).

Period
01. 07. 2019 – 30. 06. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TK02020096
Leader
doc. Dr. Ing. Ivan Mašín
Development of mobile modular technology for removal of pesticides, pharmaceuticals and hormonal substances for raw water treatment

The aim of the project is the development and construction of pilot mobile modular technology for the removal of a wide range of pesticides, pharmaceuticals and hormones in the treatment of raw water. The operating parameters of the developed technology will be verified on a pilot site – Vodárna Káraný a.s. The principle of this technology will be a combination of the use of both existing and newly developed sorption materials in conjunction with a packed column with nanofiber biomass carriers and a UV module. Microbial activity will be monitored using molecular genetic methods. Laboratory equipment will be assembled for effective testing of sorbents and developed biomass carriers and determination of their operational properties in controlled conditions.

Period
01. 01. 2021 – 31. 12. 2024
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW03010159
Leader
Ing. Vojtěch Antoš, Ph.D.
Development of the system for asymmetrical fault location V-dip

The aim of the project is development of the complete system for asymmetric faults location in medium voltage networks (V-dip system). The system utilizes distributed measuring units (DMU) installed on the secondary side of distribution transformers. The system will be designed to allow autonomous fault localization while respecting the current configuration and topology of the distribution network. The V-dip system will be linked to dispatching systems to ensure quick and accurate localization of an earth fault. Distributed measuring units will be equipped with a Class A power quality analyzer enabling signal analysis up to 9 kHz to offer additional functions to increase the benefits of the V-dip system. Verification of the system will be carried out on the basis of a pilot plant.

Period
01. 07. 2018 – 30. 06. 2021
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TK01020107
Leader
Ing. Leoš Oldřich Kukačka, Ph.D.
Device for contactless evaluation of the shape accuracy of automotive glasses

The main aim of the project is a research of contactless processes of surface measuring on highly reflective materials, elimination possibilities of the parasitic reflections and subsequent development of advanced contactless measurement technology for gravitationally formed glasses. Actual outputs of the project will be a functional sample (12/2019), prototype (12/2020) and utility model – system for contactless measurement of automotive glass (06/2021). Main output of the project will be a prototype of flexible device for an on-line, in-line quality inspection of formed glass. Prototype will be outlined to be used in a trial run by an automotive glass producer.

Period
01. 01. 2019 – 30. 06. 2021
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TH04010256
Leader
doc. Ing. František Novotný, CSc.
EBIOCHEM

The aim is to develop and verify an innovative technology for in situ remediation of groundwater contaminated with chlorinated compounds based on a combination of ERD and ISCR supported by electric current application. Detailed site survey using direct sensing will be carried out prior to the remediation. The injection of remediation agents will be performed using Frac-In technology to increase the permeability and emplacement of mZVI. Subsequently, electrodes and newly developed equipment for remote monitoring and control will be installed. Using this device, remediation based on application of electric current and remediation agents to the aquifer will be remotely monitored and controlled. The developed technology will enable partners to penetrate the West-European remediation market.

Period
01. 01. 2021 – 31. 12. 2024
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW03010071
Leader
Ing. Jaroslav Nosek, Ph.D.
Expertní systém pro podporu rozhodování pro realizaci opatření postupné obnovy

Development of an expert system for realization of the restoration after a restriction due to an epidemic situation. The system will restrospectively assess data and model scenarios for the future managing of crises caused by very danger biological agens and toxins. Data from a continual monitoring will be used for short-time and instant assessment. They will be processed using statistical methods. Long-term assessment will be done using artificial intelligence methods including the lessons from past crisis courses, making predictions of possible future course. The system will define, assess and classify data, their quality and importance for assessment, it will set up the way how to manage the uncertainty and will help to prevent possible misinterpretation or misinformation.

Period
01. 01. 2021 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
MV
Code
VI04000018
Leader
doc. Ing. Jan Šembera, Ph.D.
Exploring the role of ferrates and modified nano zero-valent iron in the activation process of persulfates

Persulfates are one of the newest oxidants that are used in in situ chemical oxidation. Although persulfates chemistry has been researched for some years, there are still many unknowns that should be investigated. The broader impacts of this joint project will include, but will not be limited to, creation (1) of new approaches for persulfates activation [with the iron in various oxidation states (modified nano zero-valent iron and ferrates)] and use of thus activated persulfates for remediation of toxic organic and inorganic substances e.g. organic contaminants that are on the list of persistent organic pollutants, (2) of a novel way for determination of persulfates that will be developed and protected during the project timebeing. The created method will be facile and fast and will allow for detection of persulfates in a double oxidant system (e.g. persulfates and ferrates) and will be required for evaluation of the persulfates reaction kinetics in the researched matrices. In the long term, this joint project will further a broader synergistic coupling between US and Czech researchers in the persulfates and nanomaterial domain by bringing new collaborators and facilitating new international links between the researchers and students in related areas at multiple institutions.

Period
01. 06. 2019 – 30. 06. 2022
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
LTAUSA18078
Leader
prof. Dr. Ing. Miroslav Černík, CSc.
Higher quality and energetically more effective production of cables using advanced materials and nanotechnologies

Aim of the project is to employ advanced (nano)materials for significant improvement of the tools used in technology process of cable production. Special thin layers applied on functional parts of the tools will be studied, developed and practically verified. They will lower tribological energy loss during forming of cable components (wires, yarns), lower abrasion loss of strategic materials, and overall improve precision and effectivness of the production.

Period
01. 01. 2019 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TH04020240
Leader
doc. Ing. Stanislav Petrík, CSc.
Hybrid Materials for Hierarchical Structure

The aim of the project is the development of a research centre at Technical University of Liberec in the field of material research to boost problem-oriented materials research. The research is interdisciplinary character, which will significantly help to efficient utilization of TUL research activities and will lead to the achievement of internationally competitive research quality in this area. In order to complete this objective the research intent is divided into three interconnected research programmes: 1. Flexible hierarchical structures 2. Composite materials and structures 3. Functionalized nanomaterials. The development and construction of new materials and structures focus on functionality, reduced energy and process media demands, renewable resources, the economy of production and use, environmental protection, production waste processing, the processing of post-lifespan products, user-friendliness and product humanization. The purpose of these materials is a comprehensive solution covering their entire cycle, from creation to use to waste recycling. Surface functionalization, the development of structures and the construction of hierarchical structures for technical applications is one of the key conditions for creating new progressive materials with a lot of added value and a resulting competitive advantage on the market. As a result, these materials will have the highest possible application potential. This will ensure that the results of research and development will be given international priority and lead to the competitiveness of companies in the Czech Republic as well as the increased international prestige of the project submitter.

Period
01. 01. 2018 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_019/0000843
Leader
prof. Dr. Ing. Petr Lenfeld
Impact of geosphere evolution on radionuclide transport from deep repository of radioactive waste to biosphere

The scope of this project is a research of long-term geological, geomorphological and climatic changes and their impact on a radionuclide transport from DR into biosphere. Integrated transport models for prediction of species migration from DR in long time horizon will be used. The models will vary predictions of geological and climatic changes. The foundation will be a preparation of geological scenarios and related model inputs. Models will be implemented in several SW; their results will be cross-compared for validation taking into account the knowledge of strong and weak traits of individual SW for their application in complex geological environment and in long time horizon. Based on this, a SW for incorporation of geosphere development predictions will be developed.

Period
01. 07. 2019 – 30. 09. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TK02030120
Leader
prof. Dr. Ing. Jiří Maryška, CSc.
Influence of radiolysis and bacterial extremophiles on lifetime of the canister for deep geological repository

1. The estimation of the influence of radiolysis on oxidation-reduction properties of bentonite pore solution and stability and semiconductive properties of passive layer od stainless steel 316L. 2. The estimation of the influence of radiolysis on uniform corrosion rate and susceptibility to localised forms of corrosion of stainless steel. 3. The estimation of the influence of bentonite pore solution composition changes by sulphate-reducing bacteria and the susceptibility of stainless steel to pitting corrosion. 4. The estimation of the influence of extreme bentonite pore solution composition changes under the biofilm of sulphate-reducing bacteria and the effect on stress corrosion cracking of carbon and stainless steel.

Period
01. 09. 2020 – 31. 08. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TK03010067
Leader
RNDr. Alena Ševců, Ph.D.
inherently Flexible Aerogels for energy effiCient structurES (i-FACES)

Aerogels have ultra-high nano-porous structures, which enabled them to be optimal candidates for thermal protecting materials. However, most aerogels are mechanically brittle and are not suitable for thermal insulation of structures with complex geometries where material’s flexibility is required. Rather than “inducing” the flexibility in the structure, i-FACES will produce single component “inherently flexible aerogels” based on classes of polyolefins and polyvinyls with inherent mechanical flexibility at the ambient thermal conditions. Also, advanced composites of the developed aerogels with smart functionalities based on thermochromic materials will be developed. Furthermore, recycled materials will be utilized in this research for the creation of aerogels with more ecological impact.

Period
01. 12. 2020 – 30. 04. 2024
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TO01000311
Leader
doc. Ing. Stanislav Petrík, CSc.
Innovative technology based on constructed wetlands for treatment of pesticide contaminated waters

This project will provide a means of mitigating risks to water from HCH megasites using Wetland+ and the means by which this can be replicated across the EU and globally. We will benchmark its performance, ease of deployment and sustainability against conventional approaches. While we target megasites because of their importance the approach is also down-scalable for smaller problem sites. Specific objectives are: 1) A large scale pilot Wetland+ prototype will be established at Hajek (CZ), “P1” based on already completed R&D and scale up to large pilot. P1 will exhibit system performance at a commercially relevant scale and provide an exemplar to support replication. Key performance attributes, cost drivers and wider sustainability outcomes will be monitored. Process refinement to support scale up will be developed. 2) A field pilot deployment prototype will be carried out at Jaworzno (PL), “P2”. P2 will exhibit the site specific replication pathway for this technology to other sites, taking into account site differences such as contamination context, hydrogeological conditions, microbial communities, and local resources such as sorbent materials, across the different stages of Wetland+ (abiotic redox, sorbent systems, biodegradation and wetland). 3) A specific project replication process will be established and a progression of candidate sites will be actively canvassed, with the intention of taking several through to feasibility study stage. This will be supported by targeted outreach and communication to extend the audience and potential for replication; and also a business model to service replication needs. 4) Innovations in performance monitoring to improve replication and reduce management costs will be investigated. Several routes to green monitoring and analysis will be explored, e.g. via HCH monitoring in tree biomass. 5) We will take advantage of the P1 and P2 deployments to further optimise the Wetland+ process, by developing enhanced understanding of key process stages, investigating the use of renewable energy and resources in deployments, developing process control strategies for remote locations and optimisations for downsizing and potentially extending the range of treatable contaminants. 6) Targeted communication and dissemination will ensure that the outcomes of this project are channelled to different audiences and interest groups on a global basis, but particularly within Europe.

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
EUK
Code
LIFE18 ENV/CZ/000374
Leader
prof. Dr. Ing. Miroslav Černík, CSc.
Innovative technology based on constructed wetlands for treatment of pesticide contaminated waters

This project will provide a means of mitigating risks to water from HCH megasites using Wetland+ and the means by which this can be replicated across the EU and globally. We will benchmark its performance, ease of deployment and sustainability against conventional approaches. While we target megasites because of their importance the approach is also down-scalable for smaller problem sites. Specific objectives are: 1) A large scale pilot Wetland+ prototype will be established at Hajek (CZ), “P1” based on already completed R&D and scale up to large pilot. P1 will exhibit system performance at a commercially relevant scale and provide an exemplar to support replication. Key performance attributes, cost drivers and wider sustainability outcomes will be monitored. Process refinement to support scale up will be developed. 2) A field pilot deployment prototype will be carried out at Jaworzno (PL), “P2”. P2 will exhibit the site specific replication pathway for this technology to other sites, taking into account site differences such as contamination context, hydrogeological conditions, microbial communities, and local resources such as sorbent materials, across the different stages of Wetland+ (abiotic redox, sorbent systems, biodegradation and wetland). 3) A specific project replication process will be established and a progression of candidate sites will be actively canvassed, with the intention of taking several through to feasibility study stage. This will be supported by targeted outreach and communication to extend the audience and potential for replication; and also a business model to service replication needs. 4) Innovations in performance monitoring to improve replication and reduce management costs will be investigated. Several routes to green monitoring and analysis will be explored, e.g. via HCH monitoring in tree biomass. 5) We will take advantage of the P1 and P2 deployments to further optimise the Wetland+ process, by developing enhanced understanding of key process stages, investigating the use of renewable energy and resources in deployments, developing process control strategies for remote locations and optimisations for downsizing and potentially extending the range of treatable contaminants. 6) Targeted communication and dissemination will ensure that the outcomes of this project are channelled to different audiences and interest groups on a global basis, but particularly within Europe.

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
EUK
Code
LIFE18 ENV/CZ/000374
Leader
prof. Dr. Ing. Miroslav Černík, CSc.
Innovative technology based on constructed wetlands for treatment of pesticide contaminated waters

TUL own co-financing for LIFEPOPWAT project.

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
Code
LIFE18 ENV/CZ/000374
Leader
prof. Dr. Ing. Miroslav Černík, CSc.
Inovativní metody průzkumu a sanace vertikálně stratifikované anorganické kontaminace podzemních vod

The aim of the project is to develop innovative remediation technology for sites with an inorganic type of groundwater pollution. The basic idea is to connect the detailed study of vertical stratification of contaminant in avod (Functional sample of equipment for measuring vertical stratification of inorganic contamination allowing localization of phase interface) followed by a professional study of the natural vertical stratification of inorganic contamination in avod. At the same time, a device for innovative in situ direct-push injection technology will be built to apply a remediation mixture developed on the basis of results. All developed technologies will be applied and verified directly on the site. The results of the project will significantly increase competitiveness.

Period
01. 01. 2021 – 31. 12. 2024
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW03010511
Leader
Ing. Jaroslav Nosek, Ph.D.
Inovativní technologie enkapsulace skel

The project will be focused on the development of an innovative glass encapsulation technology that will exploit the potential of advanced manufacturing processes (eg. plasma technology) and progressive polymeric materials to be specifically modified to obtain maximum adhesion to the modified glass surface. The focus of the project will be in the elimination of currently used chemically aggressive primers and replacing them with another physical method of effective modifying the glass surface. The newly developed manufacturing technology will allow reducing the time and energy requirements for the production of glasses encapsulated by polymer but also will increase production efficiency while improving the process stability (reducing unacceptable parts).

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW01010448
Leader
Ing. Martin Seidl, Ph.D.
Inteligentní filtrace terciárního čištění odpadních vod pomocí super textilií a nano membrán

The aim of the first project stage is the research and development of two new high tech textiles (sandwich and carpet type) designed for “coarse” filtration of particles bigger than 5 μm while machieving of flow 2,5 l/s*m2 at pressure drop 1,5-3 kPa which will be applicable for filtration devices based on disc or drum configuration currently produced by IN- EKO. The goal of second mperiod is the research and development of the micro-filtration membrane with nanofiber layer for mfiltration of particles bigger than 300 nm with the mean flow 0,1 l/s*m2 at pressure drop 10 – 30 kPa.Further research will be aimed on the development of filtration device utilizing the micro – filtration membrane, which will operate at throughput reaching as far as 5 m3/h of recycled waters for other technical usage.

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 10. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW01010306
Leader
prof. Dr. Ing. Jiří Maryška, CSc.
Inteligentní filtrace terciárního čištění odpadních vod pomocí super textilií a nano memebrán

The aim of the first project stage is the research and development of two new high tech textiles (sandwich and carpet type) designed for “coarse” filtration of particles bigger than 5 μm while machieving of flow 2,5 l/s*m2 at pressure drop 1,5-3 kPa which will be applicable for filtration devices based on disc or drum configuration currently produced by IN- EKO. The goal of second mperiod is the research and development of the micro-filtration membrane with nanofiber layer for mfiltration of particles bigger than 300 nm with the mean flow 0,1 l/s*m2 at pressure drop 10 – 30 kPa.Further research will be aimed on the development of filtration device utilizing the micro – filtration membrane, which will operate at throughput reaching as far as 5 m3/h of recycled waters for other technical usage.

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW01010306
Leader
prof. Dr. Ing. Jiří Maryška, CSc.
Limiting Factors for Survivability and Proliferation of Microorganisms Significant for Corrosion of Deep Geological Repository Barrier Systems

Aim of the project is to determine values of the physical factors limiting the survival and proliferation of naturally occurring microflora in deep water and bentonite and to propose a standardized method which enables efficient estimation of these values in any type of bentonite and water in the future.The project will primarily focus on the effects of pressure, temperature, irradiation and water and nutrient availability, which are the key factors negatively influencing the survival and proliferation of bacteria in repository conditions. The limiting factor values will be tested on a Czech bentonite candidate together with the reference purified bentonite Nanocor of defined chemical composition and without natural microflora.Other outputs-functional sample,proven technology,publications.

Period
01. 06. 2019 – 31. 05. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TK02010169
Leader
Mgr. Kateřina Černá, Ph.D.
Micro-struCtural imaging as a Tool for modelinG fibrOus materiALS (μ-CT GOALS)

This work aims at developing a new framework for modeling the mechanical behavior of fibrous structures based on non-invasive and direct measurement for their geometrical parameters. The project will develop novel theoretical (models and image analysis algorithms), as well as experimental techniques (4D scanning) for characterizing the studied materials. This work will create an open-source database of digital models of different fibrous-structures which will be available for all researchers and will allow more theoretical models to be developed independent from the complexities associated with physical sample production and scanning. This project will also create the conditions for deeper and sustainable collaboration between our institute and our American partner that will extend beyond the lifetime of this project. This collaboration will be realized in the form of: shared publications in prestigious journals, exchange of students and staff, knowledge and technology transfer, mutual organization of international conferences as well as further applications for collaborative research grants.

Period
01. 01. 2019 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
LTAUSA18135
Leader
doc. Mohamed Farag A. Eldessouki, Ph.D.
Modernization and upgrade of larfe research infrastructure “Nanomaterials and nanotechnologies for protection of the environment and sustainable future”.

The proposed project makes it possible to build on the NanoEnviCz program of current research infrastructures and complements it in the area of critical available equipment and expertise. Acquisition of new devices focused on research and development of potential fulfillment of scientific goals focused on synthesis, complex characterization, optimal setting of functional properties and clarification of applications for nanomaterials in the field of environmental protection and in determining their potential harmfulness.

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/18_046/0015586
Leader
Mgr. Pavel Hrabák, Ph.D.
Modularita zemědělských strojů s podporou pokročilých výrobních technologií

The aim of the project is to innovate the modularity of the agricultural machine using a complex system for simulation and verification of machine design solutions using chisel and disk arrangement of soil processing tools. The system will optimize and innovate the existing design settings so that the weight of the machine’s construction is minimized when calculating the material options of the solution. The reduction in weight of the structure will allow and significantly improve the use of larger-scale machines and thus larger areas in one pass, while reducing the proportion of soil compaction, reducing water absorption, and reducing the overall energy demands of soil treatment. Verification and testing will be performed on a machine fitted from individual structural arrangement modules. The objectives of the project are consistent with national RIS3 strategy, KET’s and National priorities of oriented research.

Period
01. 08. 2019 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
MPO
Code
FV40207
Leader
doc. Ing. Michal Petrů, Ph.D.
Nano Zero-Valent Iron and Cyclodextrins – Their Synergistic Action for Water Purification

Nanoscale zero-valent iron (NZVI) is one of the most important nanostructure for degradative remediation of environmental pollutants. In the project NZVI will be for the first time functionalized with cyclodextrins (CD), which are considered as excellent, environmental friendly and cheap sorbents of toxic contaminants. Functionalization of the nano zero-valent iron by CD, their derivatives and polymers, can not only enhance the stability and dispersibility of ZVI nanoparticles, but also can complex toxic contaminants inside the CD cavities that will be further reduced by NZVI to less toxic products. By this, one of the largest obstacle of NZVI, i.e. lack of NZVI selectivity, can be overcome. Moreover, reactivity towards several recalcitrant organic compounds (POPs), that under standard conditions are not very reactive with the NZVI (e.g. perfluorooctanoic acid), can be enhanced. In addition, CD might act as a carbon source for bioremedial microorganisms, which can lead to a further synergistic effect between NZVI, CD and microbes involved in the water purification process

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
GAČR
Code
20-17028Y
Leader
Ing. Stanislaw Witold Waclawek, Ph.D.
NZ – Development of a seeding machine for major cropping and intercropping

Aims of the project is to develop key components of precision sowing machine, which allows simultaneous sowing of the main crop and intercrop. Unlike precision seeders currently available on the market, the newly developed machine will be more versatile and allows sowing not only wide-row crops (corn, sugar beet, sunflower, etc.), but also but also crops that cannot be sown with precision sowing machines. The project will be focused mainly on the development of a system for accurate a seed separation and dosing, a developing of a seed transport system from a separating device to a seedbed, the development of electronic systems required for accurate control of the dosing and transport equipment and feedback communication, control and data collection into database systems.

Period
01. 02. 2020 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW01010577
Leader
doc. Ing. Michal Petrů, Ph.D.
NZ – Development of glass jewelery components for circular economics

The aim of the project is R&D of glass beads that will be in line with circular economy and ICT. R&D will be focused on the production of glass beads, which will contain in addition to traditional soda-potassium glass also ingredients obtained by recycling waste from various types of glass (flat, laboratory or decorative) or materials that have not been systematically recycled, such as fibers from composite materials. R&D will focus on the preparation of recycled materials (dust, shards, fibers), as well as on the composition of the resulting glass and the resulting visual effect. The 2nd project goal is the development of a glass bead that will allow jewelery to perform functions such as NFC or IoT. The methods of CAE, Rapid Tooling and 3D printing will be used for innovated glass beads.

Period
01. 11. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW02020240
Leader
doc. Dr. Ing. Ivan Mašín
NZ – Development of intelligent gas air-heater for industrial halls using advanced mathematical modeling of temperature distribution and air flow

The aim of the project is to develop and construct an advanced gas air heater (local heater – Ecodesign Directive), which will proactively influence the parameters and distribution of heated air as well as the stratification of temperature in vertical and horizontal axes above the floor of industrial halls so that in individual zones and operating times the optimal temperature (including thermal comfort for workers) is achieved in a more energy efficient mode. The purpose of the project is to extend the Lersen assortment. Within the framework of the project, a functional sample and prototype of “smart” heaters will be built, based on experiments, thermodynamic modeling methods, formulation of control algorithms and application of advanced sensors, digitization and informatics (cloud).

Period
01. 07. 2019 – 30. 06. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TK02020096
Leader
doc. Ing. Michal Petrů, Ph.D.
NZ – Inovativní technologie enkapsulace skel

The project will be focused on the development of an innovative glass encapsulation technology that will exploit the potential of advanced manufacturing processes (eg. plasma technology) and progressive polymeric materials to be specifically modified to obtain maximum adhesion to the modified glass surface. The focus of the project will be in the elimination of currently used chemically aggressive primers and replacing them with another physical method of effective modifying the glass surface. The newly developed manufacturing technology will allow reducing the time and energy requirements for the production of glasses encapsulated by polymer but also will increase production efficiency while improving the process stability (reducing unacceptable parts).

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW01010448
Leader
Ing. Martin Seidl, Ph.D.
Optimalizace mikrofluidního dávkovacího systému pro přípravu vysoce sofistikovaných nanovlákenných krytů ran

The aim of the project is research and development in the field of personalized wound dressings. Specifically, the project optimizes and develops technical solutions for the preparation of lipid active-molecule nanoparticles in an on-line system enabling the clinical expert to prepare a wound dressing according to the needs of a particular wound and of a patient. The project builds on Grade Medical’s activities in the field of customized wound dressings and brings together the company’s know-how in the field of chemical properties with technical solutions of the Technical University of Liberec (TUL). Project subsystems will be optimized to achieve an efficient, reproducible and cost-effective formulation and process.

Period
01. 05. 2019 – 30. 04. 2022
Zdroj
MPO
Code
FV40188
Leader
prof. Ing. Václav Kopecký, CSc.
Optimalizace mikrofluidního dávkovacího systému pro přípravu vysoce sofistikovaných nanovlákenných krytů ran

The aim of the project is research and development in the field of personalized wound dressings. Specifically, the project optimizes and develops technical solutions for the preparation of lipid active-molecule nanoparticles in an on-line system enabling the clinical expert to prepare a wound dressing according to the needs of a particular wound and of a patient. The project builds on Grade Medical’s activities in the field of customized wound dressings and brings together the company’s know-how in the field of chemical properties with technical solutions of the Technical University of Liberec (TUL). Project subsystems will be optimized to achieve an efficient, reproducible and cost-effective formulation and process.

Period
01. 05. 2019 – 30. 04. 2022
Zdroj
MPO
Code
FV40188
Leader
prof. Ing. Václav Kopecký, CSc.
Optimalizace souboru opatření pro zemědělská povodí v rámci procesu pozemkových úprav

The project aims at elaboration of methodologic procedures of designing a complex of biotechnology supplements for main and secondary drainage equipment. Mostly, agricultural soils that are threatened by erosion will be targeted to enhance water retention, accumulation, and quality in the catchment areas of interest. Field-scale installations of variable measures will be performed within the project. Procedural and administrative options of landscaping will be evaluated for current and expected hydrologic situations at representative pilot sites.

Period
01. 01. 2021 – 31. 12. 2025
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
QK21010341
Leader
Ing. Vojtěch Antoš, Ph.D.
Photoactive nanocomposite systems for improvement of the environment

The project is aimed to develop innovative photoactive nanocomposite systems with solar self-cleaning and disinfection functions and their subsequent specific use, both for surface treatment of insulated panel houses preventing growth of algae and for surface protection of historical buildings and other monuments. In both cases, direct and indirect positive impacts on the environment are present. The mapping and cataloging of insulated panel houses affected by algae throughout the Czech Republic as well as historical buildings in Prague, which are suitable for photoactive surface treatment, will be generally important. Project support will allow the necessary involvement of academic institutions, complex mapping of both types of objects and helps to accelerate the planned realizations.

Period
01. 01. 2019 – 31. 12. 2021
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TH04030090
Leader
RNDr. Alena Ševců, Ph.D.
Porézní biologické 2D membrány a 3D struktury vystavěné z polysacharidů funkcionalizovaných rostlinných gum a jejich environmentální aplikace

The proposed project aims to develop ultra lightweight, high-strength, bio-based, biodegradable, porous, and tuneable two-dimensional (2D) membranes and three-dimensional (3D) sponges with facile synthetic schemes based on eco-friendly polysaccharide gums. The proposed 3D sponges and 2D porous membranes will be fabricated via self-assembly-freeze-drying, cryogelation and electrospinning from tree gum exudates (e.g. arabic, karaya, tragacanth, ghatti, and kondagogu) as well as their blends with other renewable natural/synthetic biodegradables polymers. The enhancement of functional properties (physicochemical, mechanical, thermal, hydrophobicity/hydrophilicity and surface area) will be investigated by applying the environmental friendly “green technologies” such as plasma treatment, laser ablation, γ-ray irradiation, UV initiation and microwave treatment. Furthermore, the hierarchical porous structure and functional groups of gum will be used for functionalization of porous membranes and sponges with various metal/metal oxide or core-shell nanoparticles, and other organic/polymeric molecules. The ensuing porous functionalised structures will form an integral part of applications for sustainable development under the umbrella of green chemistry and technology, specifically heterogeneous catalysis (greener catalytic degradation) and extraction of environmental contaminates of various types (heavy metals, pesticides, and organic dyes).

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
LTAUSA19091
Leader
prof. Dr. Ing. Miroslav Černík, CSc.
PROSYKO – Pro-Active System of Commercialization at TU Liberec 2

The goal of the project is to further develop and make more effective the processes of commercialization at the Technical University of Liberec (TUL). Partial goals are:1. In synergy with the activities supporting set-up of the system and improvements of human resources competencies if the field of commercialization (i.e. projects OP VVV), support acquiring of practical experiences of the teams with specific cases (on minimum 18 partial projects). 2. Extend functionality of the Board for Commecialization to comlex activities of the commercialization process; besides proof-of-concept activities also to assesment of intellectual property subjects, assistance at making licence agreements, and assesment of opportunities for creation spin-off and start-up companies. 3. Reach internationally comparable level of the system and competencies of TUL in the field of commercilization with the help of an Advisory Board composed of foreign experts.

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TP01010031
Leader
Mgr. Adam Blažek, MBA
Reaction Vessel Development for Cultivation Algae with grow light LED using Carbon Dioxide from Biogas

Project presents usage carbon oxide carbonic in biogas produced by anaerobic digestion in bio – gas plants. Project close-set circulatory system condensed waters bubbler biogas with optimum conditions for growing algae resistant on high concentration methane. Elapsed timer oxide carbonic from biogas then relatively increase content methane and by also his gas yield energy. Like source lights use LED illuminant lamps – pick sources selective lighting excluding wave longitude acceptable for cultivation algae. Apparatus supply correspondent control system. Manufacture pilot equipment for developed technology and this equipment test in real biogas plants. Project modular system for application on demanded capacities.

Period
01. 01. 2019 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TH04020180
Leader
Ing. Jiří Jelínek, Ph.D.
Research and development of composite nanofiber structures for microorganism’s technological applicability enhancement

The purpose of the project is to broaden the utility of material composite nanotechnologies in biotechnology applications, specifically in viticulture, through technic solutions allowing more eficient, easier, and reliable manipulation of wine-making yeast-biomass providing stress free and highly efficient wine production. The objectiveof the project is to develop technic solutions for modern wine-making approaches and by designing advanced biomass carriers, based on a nanotechnology material platform, which will: • allow for otimal wine-yeast collection thanks to the high material affinity, • allow for gentle and long-term conservation of production yeast-strains, and • simplify technological applications of the said carrier for the reviving of such conserved biomass.

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW01010590
Leader
Ing. Mgr. Lukáš Dvořák, Ph.D.
Research and development of laboratory workplace with antibacterial nanosurface on the basis of a thin surface sol-gel

The aim of the project is creation of element set of laboratory furniture with antibacterial surface on base of organic-inorganic polymer structure. The final output will be a prototype and set of technologies, determined for complex equipment of high specialised pharmaceutical und microbiological laboratories.

Period
01. 04. 2018 – 30. 09. 2021
Zdroj
MPO
Code
FV30148
Leader
prof. Dr. Ing. Jiří Maryška, CSc.
Research and development of shape molds made of H-13 and HEATVAR for die casting of aluminum alloys in the application of modern technologies of additive production, heat treatment, surface treatment and numerical simulation

The aim of the project is research and development of shaped moulds made of H-13 and HEATVAR material for die casting of aluminium alloys in operating conditions using modern technologies of additive production, innovative design, heat treatment, surface treatment and numerical simulations. Selected materials intended for additive printing should replace standardly used materials of shaped moulds. With regard to the different carbon content, achieved properties and demands for additive production, it will be necessary to optimize the parameters of printing and subsequent heat treatment of printed steel. New knowledge will enable the development and operational verification of a unique concept of shaped moulds in the conditions of the Czech Republic.

Period
01. 01. 2021 – 31. 12. 2024
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW03010609
Leader
Ing. Michal Ackermann, Ph.D.
Research and development of shaped moulds from hardenable steels for casting zinc alloys in the application of modern technologies of additive production, heat treatment, surface treatment and numerical simulations

The aim of the project is research and development of shaped moulds from hardenable steels H11 and T300 for casting zinc alloys using a combination of modern technology of additive production, heat treatment, surface treatment and numerical simulations, including verifications in operating conditions. Another aim of the project is use of a more economically efficient and more environmentally suitable cobalt-free version of steel (T300) which is at the moment not used for additive manufacturing. Additive manufacturing will enable quicker production of shaped inserts of the moulds, design of more sophisticated cooling systems and possibility of significantly increased lifespan of the moulds. New findings will enable to design and to operationally verify a unique concept of shaped moulds.

Period
01. 01. 2021 – 31. 12. 2024
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW03010323
Leader
Ing. Jiří Šafka, Ph.D.
Research into the conditions and forms of the application of products lignite as a sorbent of ammonia, and as stimulators of biological activities in vegetable cells

The subject matter of the project is examination of the conditions for higher utility values of lignite compared to existing ones, under which it is only used as a low quality fuel. The aim is to use lignite similarly as an active component in selected chemical and biological processes.

Period
01. 03. 2019 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
MPO
Code
FV40141
Leader
Mgr. Barbora Antošová
Research into the conditions and forms of the application of products lignite as a sorbent of ammonia, and as stimulators of biological activities in vegetable cells

The subject matter of the project is examination of the conditions for higher utility values of lignite compared to existing ones, under which it is only used as a low quality fuel. The aim is to use lignite similarly as an active component in selected chemical and biological processes.

Period
01. 03. 2019 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
MPO
Code
FV40141
Leader
Ing. Vojtěch Antoš, Ph.D.
Research of stability and modification of sealing barriers based on clay minerals under thermal and biological stress

The proposed research, which has the submitted project and your essence is presented in this document, focusing on the issue of landfills and waste repositories, matter generates thermal energy. The presented project has no problem with a destructive impact affecting thermal and biological activity and offers a research solution that should be possible to protect the environment from other to devastating accidents in the future. Other identified substances or substances that physically or chemically inhibit endangered bacterial consortia and / or promote damage to the geomechanical and hydrodynamic properties of the studied sealing materials. Microbial processes in bentonite and modified bentonite will be simulated in shorter experiments.

Period
01. 01. 2021 – 31. 12. 2024
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW03010349
Leader
RNDr. Alena Ševců, Ph.D.
Robotic device for bipedal locomotion re-education

The main goal of the project is development of the robot, which is capable of significantly help to restor walking in the patients affected by parasea or plexia of the lower limbs (LL). This robotic device will be used for clinical and/or personalized reeducation of bipedal locomotives of LL affected by partial or complete extinction disability. The developed device will combine unique kinematic structures of actively manipulating limbs in both circular and bipedal ways with actively controlled force moments. Effectors and sensors of the robot will provide information to software modules, that will communicate both together and also with biomedical modules autonomously following and managing optimal treatment. In the framework of the project, will be achieved final patented prototype.

Period
01. 01. 2018 – 31. 12. 2021
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TH03010299
Leader
prof. Ing. Aleš Richter, CSc.
Senzorové materiály a systémy pro distribuované snímání stavu energetických kabelů

Aim of the project is to develop distributed sensor system integrated into cable construction, which will enable monitoring of its state and time and space detection of faults and conditions endangering its safe and reliable performance (overheating, mechanical load, deformation, etc.). The sensor system will utilize advanced sensitive nanomaterials optimized for this purpose, so that final product (cable) can be produced by a technology compatible with current processes with minimal additional cost. The nanomaterials will change their electrical or optical properties detected and measured using methods of electrical and optical reflectometry. Corresponding electronic detection system will be developed to provide compatibility of energetic transmission lines with Industry 4.0 principles.

Period
01. 07. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TK03020219
Leader
doc. Ing. Stanislav Petrík, CSc.
Software for Complex and Stochastic Modelling in Hydrogeology

The project goal is to create an innovative and competitive tool from the Flow123d simulator and GeoMop for the preparation of complex computational models in hydrogeology. This software, implemented as a new version of GeoMop, will make the original features of both programs effective and will extend them to complex calibration methods and to working with uncertain data using the Monte-Carlo method. Deploying these computationally demanding practices in practice will be facilitated by strong support for parallel computing and optimization of key software components. The resulting software will be completed by the end of 2021.

Period
01. 02. 2018 – 31. 01. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TH03010227
Leader
doc. Mgr. Jan Březina, Ph.D.
Software for Complex and Stochastic Modelling in Hydrogeology – non-public sources

The aim of the project is to create an innovative and competitive tool from the Flow123d simulator and GeoMop for the preparation of complex computational models in hydrogeology. This software, implemented as a new version of GeoMop, will make the original features of both programs effective and will extend them to complex calibration methods and to working with uncertain data using the Monte-Carlo method. Deploying these computationally demanding practices in practice will be facilitated by strong support for parallel computing and optimization of key software components. The resulting software will be completed by the end of 2021.

Period
01. 02. 2018 – 31. 01. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TH03010227
Leader
doc. Mgr. Jan Březina, Ph.D.
Technology for high-throughput production of drug delivery systems

Goal of the project is development of high production electrospraying technology including formulations of nanoparticles for oral and transdermal drug delivery. Specifically, we aim to develop high-throughput electrospraying device with optimized function meeting needs of pharmaceutic, cosmetic and food/feed industry. Nevertheless, advanced drug-releasing nanoparticles with mucopentrative, mucoadhesive and transdermal function will help to adapt the technology to needs of particlar customer and speed up development of final products. The technology follows up on our internal development. InoCure developed the prototype of high-throughput electrospraying unit and verified market competivness. uSphere technology is the only high-throughput electrospraying technology available on market.

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW01010445
Leader
Ing. Miroslava Rysová
Technology of microorganism-free surfaces of nanotechnological materials for biotechnology applications

The aim of the project is to focus attention on the microbiological purity of the surface of biomass carriers, which are created on the basis of material nanotechnologies. With regard to previous experience that has confirmed the unique prerequisites for practical application in microbiology and biotechnology, it opens another dimension of concept applicability in bio-industries and disciplines where the emphasis on surface sterility is crucial to successful, functional and objective use.

Period
01. 01. 2018 – 31. 12. 2021
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TH03030333
Leader
Ing. Mgr. Lukáš Dvořák, Ph.D.
Technology of microorganism-free surfaces of nanotechnological materials for biotechnology applications

The aim of the project is to focus attention on the microbiological purity of the surface of biomass carriers, which are created on the basis of material nanotechnologies. With regard to previous experience that has confirmed the unique prerequisites for practical application in microbiology and biotechnology, it opens another dimension of concept applicability in bio-industries and disciplines where the emphasis on surface sterility is crucial to successful, functional and objective use.

Period
01. 01. 2018 – 31. 12. 2021
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TH03030333
Leader
Ing. Mgr. Lukáš Dvořák, Ph.D.
The development of advanced treatment technology for highly mineralized water based on membrane distillation

The subject of the project is to develop and verify long-term advanced treatment technology for high-mineralized water. The technology will be based on a combination of pre-treatment and membrane distillation unit with highly hydrophobic nanofiber membrane, the development of which is also subject of the project. Such a flexible and complex system will allow for efficient and low cost (use of residual / waste heat) treatment of highly mineralized waters (e.g. industrial, landfill) to a required degree of purity.

Period
01. 05. 2020 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
MPO
Code
CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/19_262/0020216
Leader
Ing. Alena Pavelková, Ph.D.
The development of technology for effective suppression of mycolytic foams in activation systems of wastewater treatment

The aim of the project is to develop a new method of elimination of mycolytic foams in activation systems for wastewater treatment plants (WWTP), introduce it into production and operationally verify it. The basic element is the creation of a complex technology for WWTPs, to reduce or completely eliminate foam. This proven technology will be commercialized by the project applicant and its partners. Objectives will be achieved during the project at one or more WWTPs selected during the monitoring phase of the project. This will result in a reference contract during the project as a necessary basis for the subsequent rapid commercialization of the developed technology for application at other WWTPs.

Period
01. 01. 2019 – 31. 05. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TH04030419
Leader
Ing. Tomáš Lederer, Ph.D.
The research and development of the new electromagnetic heat meter with extreme low power consumption

The research and development of a new el-mag. heat meter with extreme low power consumption is the main aim of this project. Low power consumption will be guaranteed by using permanent magnets instead of excitation coils. Excellent features of used principle will be kept (no mechanical part in flow profile, great dynamic range and quick reaction on flow rate change). Platine temperature sensors need also low power. The prototype of battery powered el-mag. heat meter with extreme low power consumption will be the result of this project. Product will be prepared for type tests and following production. Complexity of this solution will be done by incomparable wider product use on the heat meter market, new technical know-how (utility model) and installation of interface of the net IoT (LoRa).

Period
01. 07. 2018 – 30. 06. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TK01020102
Leader
prof. Ing. Václav Kopecký, CSc.
Total Removal of Nitrogen and Phosphorus from wastewater using tailor-made textile biomass carriers

The aim of the project is to develop, produce and operationally verify an entirely new and original type of biomass carrier designed for high-load post-denitrification and low-load hybrid post-nitrification and phosphorus precipitation reactors. The carriers will be an essential part of a complex wastewater treatment technology from existing wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs), to reduce or completely eliminate nutrients and BOD. This complex proven technology will be commercialized by the project applicant and its partners. The aims will be achieved during the project at WWTPs operated by the applicant. This will result in a reference contract as a necessary basis for the subsequent rapid commercialization of the developed technology and biomass carriers for complete wastewater treatment.

Period
01. 01. 2019 – 30. 06. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TH04030390
Leader
Ing. Mgr. Lukáš Dvořák, Ph.D.
Tree Gum Polymers and their Modified Bioplastics for Food Packaging Application

The proposed project aims to develop biocompatible, biodegradable, thermally and mechanically stable, high barrier properties with facile manufacture schemes for bioplastic films/fibers from eco-friendly polysaccharides tree gums. The prospective food (stabilizer, thickening, gelling, encapsulating, crystallization inhibitor etc.) and non-food (cosmetic and pharmaceutical) applications of various gum polymers such gum Arabic, gum Karaya and Kondagogu gum has been widely established. The current project goals underline to fabricate and characterize bioplastic films or fibers via solution casting and electrospinning from tree gum exudates (Arabic, Karaya, and Kondagogu) and their chemically modified forms (Dodecenylsuccinic anhydride-(DDSA)-gum derivatives) or its polymeric blends with natural/synthetic polymers of biodegradables in nature. The enhancement of functional properties (physicochemical, mechanical, thermal, hydrophobicity/hydrophilicity, surface area, oxygen and water vapor permeability etc.) of gums and their modified films/fibers would be investigated. Furthermore, the incorporation of various nano-fillers such clay, graphene oxide or ‘green’ plasticizers into the films/fibers will be projected for further enhancement of physicochemical properties of these bioplastic applications (as food packaging materials, and disposable stuffs) for sustainable development under the umbrella of green chemistry and technology. The evaluation of bioplastic films/ fibres and membranes for biodegradation tests as per the international standard methods such as AS4736; ASTM D5338; ASTM D6002; EN 13432; ISO 14855 (for compost exposure), ASTM D5988; ISO 17556 (for soil exposure); ASTM D6691; ASTM D6692; ISO 15314; and ISO 16221 (for marine exposure) of determining the extent of biodegradation of tree gum and its composite materials. Further, antioxidant activity, oxygen permeability, food contact migration and antibacterial efficiency to be applied for development as food packaging, disposable bags or containers applications by the quantification of the environmental benefits of the new developed materials using the Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) methodology is also intended.

Period
01. 07. 2019 – 31. 12. 2021
Zdroj
MŠMT
Code
LTAB19007
Leader
prof. Dr. Ing. Miroslav Černík, CSc.
Využití moderních záznamových a výpočetních metod pro optimalizaci technologie výroby nanovlákenných materiálů

The subject of the project is mapping the basic physical phenomena that dominate the fiber spinning process, application of obtained knowledge to a more complex pilot plant spinning device. The adaptation of the individual segments of the spinning device and their parameters to the physical processes occurring during centrifugal spinning to achieve such a course, which will be minimally affected by negative process influences and in terms of production, will be optimal.

Period
01. 01. 2019 – 31. 12. 2021
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TH04020387
Leader
prof. Ing. Václav Kopecký, CSc.
Využití moderních záznamových a výpočetních metod pro optimalizaci technologie výroby nanovlákenných materiálů

The subject of the project is mapping the basic physical phenomena that dominate the fiber spinning process, application of obtained knowledge to a more complex pilot plant spinning device. The adaptation of the individual segments of the spinning device and their parameters to the physical processes occurring during centrifugal spinning to achieve such a course, which will be minimally affected by negative process influences and in terms of production, will be optimal.

Period
01. 01. 2019 – 31. 12. 2021
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TH04020387
Leader
prof. Ing. Václav Kopecký, CSc.
Vývoj a testování kombinované sanační metody redoxně-oxidační in-situ bioremediace chlorovaných rozpouštědel

The aim of the project is to design and verify feasibility of the in-situ anaerobic-aerobic bioremediation of chlorinated solvents in the aquifer. The technology should further be verified by the EU ETV programme. The technological, ecological and economical assessment of this method will be included. This output will be achieved in 2022. The subject of the research is to optimize materials for enhanced anaerobic reductive dechlorination (utility model),to verify optimal conditions for following aerobic phase, to find appropriate materials for oxygen supply into the aquifer, development of analytical methods based on SPME nanofibres for monitoring contamination and organoleptic characteristics of treated water (prototype). The technology will be validated by field tests at 2 sites.

Period
01. 01. 2019 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TH04030225
Leader
Ing. Vojtěch Antoš, Ph.D.
Vývoj generátoru tras GNSS a signálu CANBUS pomocí strojového učení s využitím Software Defined Radio

The project has 3 main goals: 1) Creation of automated OCU Testing System using Software Defined Radio. 2) Creation of OCU automation system with implemented machine learning based route generation system. The system will enable artificial route creation including speed profile and simulation of wheel speed based on recorded routes. The system will make possible to create a route anywhere in the world from map backgrounds. 3) Creation of an OCU test facility with a wide range of feasible tests.

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
CK01000020
Leader
Ing. Josef Novák, Ph.D.
Vývoj inovativních komponent elektromembránových modulů pomocí aditivních technologií

The aim of this project is to optimise and intensify the performance of electromembrane modules based on CFD models and verification of models using additive technologies (3D printing). Specifically, 3D printed components will be heterogeneous ion exchange membranes, spacer nets, and spacers for electrodialysis (ED) or electrodeionization (EDI) processes. The secondary objective is to acquire know-how in 3D printing (rapid prototyping) used for electromembrane separation processes. Thanks to this technology it possible to verify the proposed innovations inexpensively, easily and quickly, making it economically more convenient and feasible to 3D print prototypes only in the amount needed for verification of their functionality. This method greatly expands the range of possible innovations.

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW01010292
Leader
Ing. Jiří Šafka, Ph.D.
Vývoj inovativních komponent elektromembránových modulů pomocí aditivních technologií

The aim of this project is to optimise and intensify the performance of electromembrane modules based on CFD models and verification of models using additive technologies (3D printing). Specifically, 3D printed components will be heterogeneous ion exchange membranes, spacer nets, and spacers for electrodialysis (ED) or electrodeionization (EDI) processes. The secondary objective is to acquire know-how in 3D printing (rapid prototyping) used for electromembrane separation processes. Thanks to this technology it possible to verify the proposed innovations inexpensively, easily and quickly, making it economically more convenient and feasible to 3D print prototypes only in the amount needed for verification of their functionality. This method greatly expands the range of possible innovations.

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW01010292
Leader
Ing. Jiří Šafka, Ph.D.
Vývoj mobilní jednotky a nových čistících protokolů pro regeneraci filtračních membrán využívaných při čištění odpadních vod

The aim of the project is to focus on development and to achieve new innovative and highly effective ways of cleaning filtration membrane modules applied in waste water treatment. It will be also focused on the development, construction and optimization of the mobile unit that will be easily transportable, which will allow cleaning (regeneration) of clogged membranes at the place of their installation. At the end of the project (06/2022), there will be a physical form of the mobile unit and long-term verifiable individual cleaning protocols (including mechanical ways of cleaning) that will take into account the requirements of particular membranes, ie membrane module type, membrane material, including the nature of the clogging (biological origin, inorganic origin, their combination).

Period
01. 01. 2019 – 30. 06. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TH04030037
Leader
Ing. Mgr. Lukáš Dvořák, Ph.D.
Vývoj mobilní jednotky a nových čistících protokolů pro regeneraci filtračních membrán využívaných při čištění odpadních vod

The aim of the project is to focus on development and to achieve new innovative and highly effective ways of cleaning filtration membrane modules applied in waste water treatment. It will be also focused on the development, construction and optimization of the mobile unit that will be easily transportable, which will allow cleaning (regeneration) of clogged membranes at the place of their installation. At the end of the project (06/2022), there will be a physical form of the mobile unit and long-term verifiable individual cleaning protocols (including mechanical ways of cleaning) that will take into account the requirements of particular membranes, ie membrane module type, membrane material, including the nature of the clogging (biological origin, inorganic origin, their combination).

Period
01. 01. 2019 – 30. 06. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
TH04030037
Leader
Ing. Mgr. Lukáš Dvořák, Ph.D.
VZ – Development of a seeding machine for major cropping and intercropping

Aims of the project is to develop key components of precision sowing machine, which allows simultaneous sowing of the main crop and intercrop. Unlike precision seeders currently available on the market, the newly developed machine will be more versatile and allows sowing not only wide-row crops (corn, sugar beet, sunflower, etc.), but also but also crops that cannot be sown with precision sowing machines. The project will be focused mainly on the development of a system for accurate a seed separation and dosing, a developing of a seed transport system from a separating device to a seedbed, the development of electronic systems required for accurate control of the dosing and transport equipment and feedback communication, control and data collection into database systems.

Period
01. 02. 2020 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW01010577
Leader
doc. Ing. Michal Petrů, Ph.D.
VZ – Development of glass jewelery components for circular economics

The aim of the project is R&D of glass beads that will be in line with circular economy and ICT. R&D will be focused on the production of glass beads, which will contain in addition to traditional soda-potassium glass also ingredients obtained by recycling waste from various types of glass (flat, laboratory or decorative) or materials that have not been systematically recycled, such as fibers from composite materials. R&D will focus on the preparation of recycled materials (dust, shards, fibers), as well as on the composition of the resulting glass and the resulting visual effect. The 2nd project goal is the development of a glass bead that will allow jewelery to perform functions such as NFC or IoT. The methods of CAE, Rapid Tooling and 3D printing will be used for innovated glass beads.

Period
01. 11. 2020 – 31. 12. 2023
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW02020240
Leader
doc. Dr. Ing. Ivan Mašín
VZ – Inovativní technologie enkapsulace skel

The project will be focused on the development of an innovative glass encapsulation technology that will exploit the potential of advanced manufacturing processes (eg. plasma technology) and progressive polymeric materials to be specifically modified to obtain maximum adhesion to the modified glass surface. The focus of the project will be in the elimination of currently used chemically aggressive primers and replacing them with another physical method of effective modifying the glass surface. The newly developed manufacturing technology will allow reducing the time and energy requirements for the production of glasses encapsulated by polymer but also will increase production efficiency while improving the process stability (reducing unacceptable parts).

Period
01. 01. 2020 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
TAČR
Code
FW01010448
Leader
Ing. Martin Seidl, Ph.D.
VZ- Development of geotechnical and geophysical technics for the creation of 2D and 3D image of a geological structure

The aim of the project proposal is to find such a set of geotechnical and geophysical methods that delivers information about geological structure in both perpendicular and longitudinal direction with respect to an underground structure and about its time development and to find a set of methods which would contribute to a superior description of a geological structure of a rock massif in underground structure vicinity.

Period
01. 09. 2017 – 30. 04. 2021
Zdroj
MPO
Code
FV20294
Leader
doc. Ing. Jiřina Královcová, Ph.D.
Zavedení nové technologie EPB (external press bending) do procesu výroby čelních skel. Ladění a vývoj výrobků na této nové technologii.

The aim of the project is to quickly introduce the new EPB (external press bending) technology into the automotive glass production process. Concentrated research will focus on modeling of new technology operations and on this basis will be targeted development of tools for implementation of technology into the production of the selected type representative and subsequently formulated and verified methodology for editing peripheral conditions of EPB technology for selected types of windscreens.

Period
01. 05. 2019 – 31. 12. 2022
Zdroj
MPO
Code
FV40180
Leader
doc. Ing. František Novotný, CSc.