ISP

The Institute of Sustainable Processes (ISP) is a research institute of the University of Valladolid dedicated to solving environmental issues and improving industrial processes through the development of sustainable technologies, as well as control and automation tools.

ISP is becoming a leading center in research and innovation for the development of a sustainable economy that’s based on the proper management of natural resources and waste and making the most of them, which allows improving the competitiveness of the industrial sector.

MISSION

Environment conservation and improvement and the industry competitiveness and sustainability are great challenges that must be faced jointly to obtain effective solutions. That’s why ISP wants to conduct research and innovation activities of an interdisciplinary nature as well as offer highly specialized training to create innovative knowledge.

RESEARCH

Our lines of research are organized into five scientific and technological units:

Environmental Technology Unit

We develop new biological processes for treatment and valorization of solid, liquid and gaseous contaminants and waste.

Analytical Chemistry, Environment and Chemometrics Unit

We design and apply the best methods of assays of organic and inorganic pollutants in environmental samples, with emphasis on trace elements and emerging pollutants.

Industrial Process Supervision and Control Unit

We use advanced modeling, optimization and control tools to achieve a more efficient industrial process operation.

Chemical and Biochemical Processes Unit

We transform agroindustrial and agri-food waste into biofuels and bioactive compounds. We improve conversion efficiency and reduce the energy requirements of the process by developing clean biomass pretreatment technologies.

Porous Surfaces and Materials Unit

We develop innovative porous or partially porous materials for membrane processes, including gas permeation, reverse osmosis, nanofiltration, ultrafiltration and microfiltration.

PROJECTS

We implement these lines of research by executing various projects regionally as well as nationally and internationally. You can check them all, both finished and ongoing, here:

PUBLICATIONS

From the beginning of our research activity we have prepared numerous publications, available for consultation. You can check the list with their corresponding links to access each of them here:

SERVICES AND TECHNOLOGICAL OFFER

AGRI-FOOD WASTE

· Pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass.
· Fermentation processes.

ENVIRONMENT

· Odor and volatile organic compound treatment.
· Treatment and valorization of greenhouse gases.
· Analysis, control and treatment of emerging contaminants.
· Biological wastewater treatment.
· Systems biology and metabolic engineering applied to pollutant valorization.

RAW MATERIALS

· Production of bioplastic and ectoine from waste.
· Biofuels and bioactive compounds generated from agri-food waste.

MATERIALS

· Development of porous materials with separative properties.
· Membrane systems to separate complex liquids or gases.

INDUSTRY 4.0

· Advanced control and process supervision.
· Process modeling and simulation.
· Industrial computing and systems engineering.

ENERGY

· Biomethane production (biological biogas upgrading).

ANALYTICAL SERVICES

· Bioindication and microbial diversity studies.
· Chemical analysis of agri-food, water and sludge samples.

TRANSFER

Our research has an impact and an application in the real economy. Proof of these are the projects developed for the companies which we collaborate with. You have a list of these works here:

TESTIMONIES

The degree of complementary research that ISP provides URBASER is what makes the company's developments achieve maximum performance. Partnership with ISP is of the highest quality and reliability.- URBASER
ISP has done a great job. We’ve had a very committed, hardworking team with high technical capabilities. Someone we would certainly work again with, especially because of their professionalism and humane treatment. Goals were fulfilled 100%.- ELECNOR
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TRAINING

Some of our goals are to provide a high quality education and the development of excellent scientific careers. We help our students obtain the highest academic and professional certification. Our members teach the following:

DOCTORATES

· Process and Systems Engineering
· Chemistry
· Industrial engineering
· Chemical and Environmental Engineering
· Physics

MASTER’S DEGREES

· Quality, Environmental and Labor Risk Prevention Management
· Food Quality, Development and Innovation
· Energy: Generation, Management and Efficient Use
· Environmental engineering
· Bioenergy Engineering and Energy Sustainability
· Research in Process Engineering and Industrial Systems
· Industrial engineering
· Chemical engineering
· Advanced Chemistry Techniques. Chemical Analysis and Quality Control
· Physics

STRATEGY

NATIONAL, REGIONAL AND EUROPEAN

Our activities are framed in the fields of scientific specialization of the RIS3 of Castile and León, in the Spanish Strategy of Science, Technology and Innovation, and in the priorities established by Europe in its R&D&I Framework Program.

TALENT ATTRACTION

We have highly qualified and proactive researchers who are the key to enhancing the impact of the center’s research.

TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER

We actively work with companies and administrations to improve industrial sustainability, make the most of resources and reduce environmental impact.

DIRECTORY

You can check who takes part in the ISP team or contact any of its members through this link:

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