G1: Advanced polymer materials and polymer recycling
TEAM 1 ADVANCED POLYMER MATERIALS AND POLYMER RECYCLING The main field of activity includes 2 directions: 1. Obtaining new polymeric materials with high-performance properties with applications in medicine, environmental protection, biotechnology, agriculture, construction, space and security 2. Chemical and physical recycling of heavy-duty polymers at the end of their life cycle with applications in thermal insulation of buildings, plasticizers for polymer processing, biotechnology, space and security The research areas of the team are: – Molecularly imprinted polymers – Host-guest polymerization – Polymeric materials for environmental applications – Inorganic-organic hybrid nanocomposites – Hydrogels for environmental applications and nanohydrogels for targeted therapy – Covalent immobilization of enzymes and microorganisms on polymers – Membranes for biotechnological and environmental applications – Sensitive materials for sensors and biosensors – Recycling of polymers at the end of their life – Polyurethane foams from bio-sourced polymers and polymeric wastes – Natural-synthetic hybrid polymeric materials – Determination of molecular masses of polymers by SEC and viscometry – Rheology of concentrated solutions and suspensions Team composition: 8 main researchers (6 doctors),: 4 Scientific Researchers I, 2 Scientific Researchers II, 2 Scientific Researchers III and 7 other researchers : 2 scientific researchers (doctoral students) and 5 scientific research assistants (master students), 1 sub-engineer and 1 main technician. They constitute 6 groups, with 2-4 members, each led by 1 doctor. Each group has 1-2 research directions. There is an interaction between groups, which allows the formulation of interdisciplinary projects and their realization.
Scientific Researcher I Degree, Vice-leader of Team 1
HPLC 1200 Series with RID detector
(G1310A)-ISO HPLC Pump, equipped with PLgel 5 lm MIXED-C column, dimensions L Di = 300 7.5 mm The sensitive and robust Agilent 1200 Series G1362A Infinity Refractive Index Detector (RID) is the detector of choice for fast and reliable LC results when you are routinely analyzing non-UV absorbing substances, such as carbohydrates, lipids and polymers. The detector is also ideal for gel permeation chromatography (GPC) and size exclusion chromatography (SEC).
MultiTherm Shaker – Benchmark
MultiTherm Shaker is an ideal agitator for intense mixing of samples with set temperatures. The types of mixing and temperature control can be used both simultaneously and independently, the device being able to function as an agitator and / or incubator. The instrument base can be used with different modules. The tool is applicable for DNA analysis, extraction of lipids and other cellular components, PCR amplification, pre-denaturation in electrophoresis, etc.
Evolution 260 BIO UV-Visible Spectrophotometer – Thermo Scientific
The UV-visible 260 BIO spectrophotometer is a new model for 3 measurement modes: absorption, transmission and concentration. The device features the INSIGHT software and an optional touch screen. The spectrophotometer can be characterized by sales performance, rapid use and reliability.
Potentiostat/Galvanostat PGSTAT204 – Metrohm Analytics Romania
The PGSTAT204 combines the small footprint with a modular design. The instrument includes a base potentiostat/galvanostat with a compliance voltage of 20 V and a maximum current of 400 mA or 10 A in combination with the BOOSTER10A. The potentiostat can be expanded at any time with one additional module, for example the FRA32M electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) module. The PGSTAT204 is an affordable instrument which can be located anywhere in the lab. Analog and digital inputs/outputs are available to control Autolab accessories and external devices are available. The PGSTAT204 includes a built-in analog integrator. In combination with the powerful NOVA software it can be used for most of the standard electro-chemical techniques
Potentiometric digital titrator – Metrhom 848 Titrino plus
The 848 Titrino plus is a titrator for volumetric titrations for universal applications. With 848 Titrino Plus, the following titration and measuring modes are supported: • DET – Dynamic equivalence point titration. The reagent is added in variable volume steps. • MET – Monotonic equivalence point titration. The reagent is added in constant volume steps. • SET – Endpoint titration at one or two specified endpoints. • CAL – Electrode calibration. For volumetric water determinations, it is used the 803 KF Titration Stand for stirring and for exchanging the used working medium. The built-in pump aspirates off the used titration solution and adds new working medium without the cell having to be opened.
Nicolet™ Summit PRO FTIR Spectrometer – Thermo Fisher Scientific
Powerful performance—Collect accurate spectra with a signal-to-noise ratio of 40,000:1 and best-in-class spectral resolution (0.45 cm-1). LightBar feedback—The integrated LightBar gives you a quick visual indication of sample quality, ranging from 0–100. Software options—Analyze data on any of the 3 software modules: OMNIC Paradigm Desktop Software, OMNIC Paradigm Touchscreen Software, or OMNIC Anywhere Cloud-based Software
Laboratory equipments for conditioning of bulk powder materials – MILLS, ATTRITOR, PLANETARY MILL, ULTRASONIC PROCESSOR
Contraplex Mill typically deliver high grinding fineness in the range 10 – 500µm, especially with brittle and crystalline materials. The Contraplex CW wide-chamber housing prevents coating formation, builds up and thus blockages in the machine and is especially suited for moist, oily, fatty or hygroscopic products. The planetary monomill can be used for mixing and homogenization of dry samples, of emulsions and of pastes. In order to prevent excessive abrasion, the hardness of the grinding bowl used and of the grinding balls must be higher than that of the material used. The attritor versatility is gained by the ability to operate under a range of conditions: grinding media type, size and amount; different machine speeds
Spin CoaterKW-4A – Chemat
The Spin Coater is a programmable centrifugal system, intended for the deposition of thin films from solutions, under conditions of high reproducibility, on smooth surfaces of different types (glass, quartz, mica, silicon, etc.) and with variable dimensions. The most important aspects for ensuring correct, so reproducible, measurements are (i) the preparation and history of the sample, and (ii) the measurement procedure, including the equipment and devices to be used. The first aspect is related to the sample, through the sample understanding both the material to be analyzed and the form in which it is placed. The second aspect concerns the experimental conditions required to be respected.
Pulsar HC 60 Benchtop NMR -Oxford Instruments US
Pulsar is a benchtop, cryogenfree NMR spectrometer that offers high performance without the special requirements associated with superconducting magnet instruments. With a small footprint, Pulsar is suited to virtually any laboratory from the teaching or organic synthesis laboratory, to near-line in an industrial production area. Pulsar gives you class-leading performance. Incorporating a 1.4 T (60MHz proton resonance) rare-earth permanent magnet with superior homogeneity, Pulsar provides outstanding spectral resolution in a benchtop system.
“Recycling crustaceans shell wastes for developing biodegradable wastewater cleaning composites – BIOSHELL”
The objective of the project is to obtain functional biopolymer-based hydrogels starting from valorized crustacean’s shell wastes used for metal and antibiotics retention in waters as well for anti-bacterial treatment.
Screen-Printed Hybrid Electrodes for Detecting and Monitoring Lipopolysaccharides
The objective of the project is to design innovative, versatile and re-usable biosensors for the fast, qualitative and quantitative detection and monitoring of lipopolysaccharides in various biological, food or water samples.
Petcu Cristian, Purcar Violeta, Radu Anita-Laura, Ianchis Raluca, Sarbu Andrei, Ion-Ebrasu Daniela, Miron Alexandra Raluca, Modrogan Cristina, Ciobotaru Alina Ioan
“Removal of zinc ions from model wastewater system using Bicopolymer membranes with fumed silica”
Journal of Water Process Engineering
. Mircea Teodorescu · Maria Andrei · Gabriel Turturica ·Paul O. Stanescu · Anamaria Zaharia · Andrei Sârbu
Novel Thermoreversible Injectable Hydrogel Formulations Based on Sodium Alginate and Poly(N-Isopropylacrylamide)
International Journal of Polymeric Materials and Polymeric Biomaterials
Monica Duldner, Ana Mihaela Florea, Emeric Bartha, Zina Vuluga, Simona Nica, Andrei Sarbu, Cristian Nicolae, Stela Iancu
Functionalized oligoterephthalate structures from PET wastes, useful as additives in nanocomposites
, Bulletin of Romanian Chemical engineering society
Ivanka Stoycheva*, Temenuzhka Budinova, Miglena Vasileva, Antoana Bahova, Boyko Tsyntsarski, Mehmed Ferhat Yardim, Andrei Sarbu, Teodor Sandu, Anita Radu
Characterization and Application of Nanoporous Carbon From RDF Waste for Tannin Removal
Simpozion international Prioritatile Chimiei pentru o Dezvoltare Durabila PRIOCHEM – editia XV
Teodor Sandu, Andrei Sârbu, Raul- Augustin Mitran, Nicolae Stănică, Delia Pătroi, Virgil Marinescu, Maria Luiza Jecu, Melania Liliana Arsene, Anita Laura Radu, Marinela Victoria Dumitru, Tanța Verona Iordache, Ana Mihaela Florea, Steluța Apostol
Innovative composite beads based on polymer blends and mnps and their use in biotechnology,
A 27-a Sesiune de comunicări ştiinţifice Academic Days of Iasi
Bianca-Elena Stoica, Ana-Lorena Ciurlica, Tanta-Verona Iordache, Andrei Sarbu, Anamaria Zaharia, Anita-Laura Radu, Sandu Teodor, Steluta Apostol, Monica Duldner, Alina-Elena Coman, Ana-Mihaela Gavrila
Preparation and characterization of non-imprinted films doped with conducting polymers
A 27-a Sesiune de comunicări ştiinţifice Academic Days of Iasi
Tanţa Verona Iordache, Anita Laura Radu, Anamaria Zaharia, Andrei Sârbu, Carmen Sirbu, Ana Mihaela Gavrilă, Teodor Sandu, Elena Bianca Stoica, Crina Thea Cojocaru, Razvan Edward Botez, Andreea Miron si Steluţa Apostol
Compozit geotextil pentru protectia mediului si procedeu pentru obtinerea acestuia
Teodor Sandu, Andrei Sârbu, Marinela Victoria Dumitru, Adi Ghebaur, Sorina Alexandra Gârea, Horia Iovu, Tanța Verona Iordache, Anita Laura Chiriac, Ana Mihaela Gavrilă, Anamaria Zaharia
Materiale hibride pe bază de montmorilonit silanizat și mealamină și procedeu de obținere a acestora
Duldner Monica- Mirela, Coman Alina-Elena, Zaharia Anamaria, Iordache Tanta Verona, Sarbu Andrei, Rotariu Traian, Darloman Florin-Marian, Hubca Gheorghe, Damian Celina Maria
Compozitii poliester-poliolice pentru poliuretani elastomeri, metoda de obtinere a acestora si materiale compozite pentru combustibili solizi de rachete incorporand respectivele compozitii poliester-poliolice