About the TUHH pilot plant The TUHH pilot plant for aerogel production comprises of two high-pressure units (64 L & 25 L capacity) to perform the supercritical carbon dioxide drying needed for aerogel production. The unit is enclosed in a ventilated cabin satisfying the ATEX norms. Each unit is operated independently in closed loop setting […]Read More
Alginate and cellulose based aerogels proved to be appropriate for the application in the food sector: edibility, renewability, sustainability and relatively low cost of these polysaccharides make them an attractive starting material of functional food.Read More
Bio-aerogels: a new class of versatile and functional biobased materials Bio-aerogels are one of the classes of aerogel materials that exhibit open-porous nanofibrillar network. They are based on natural polymers such as polysaccharides or proteins. Bio-aerogels are produced by sol-gel synthesis via biopolymer dissolution followed by chain self-assembly and drying with supercritical carbon dioxide. No […]
Student opportunities at 20th International Sol-Gel Conference on August 25-30, 2019 in St. Petersburg
The 20th International Sol-Gel Conference will be held on August 25-30, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Russia. A conference is organized in partnership with the International Sol-Gel Society (ISGS) and hosted by ITMO University, St. Petersburg, Russia. The milestone 20th edition of the conference will manifest the new generation of the Sol-Gel Conference.