Self-healing in lime based mortars Ghent University
Providing lime mortars with an early strength is usually done through expensive and/or toxic chemicals. Here we propose obtaining rapid hardening of lime mortars through bacterial CO2 production and calcium carbonate precipitation. Also, the autogenous self-healing capacity of lime mortars will be studied and bacteria will be added into lime mortar, to induce CaCO3 precipitation in occurring microcracks.
The relation between postwar art and technology is widely considered in terms of progress, optimism, and prosperity. This project sets forth to re-examine postwar art and technology in more subtle and complex ways. Its ambition is to analyze postwar sculpture in Belgium in its unique engagement with the rise and fall of techno-optimism, showing how three successive generations of artists reflected upon technologyU+2014its values, ...
CyberSecurity (CS) research program - operating year 2024 Ghent University
This strategic research programme includes four tracks.
- Track 1 addresses Application and Software Security
- Track 2 includes Strategic Security Services
- Track 3 covers System and Infrastructure Security.
- Track 4 covers the Technology Building Blocks for Security.
UGent is active in track 3, performing research on Diversity-based Multi-Variant Execution Mitigation Techniques for System Defense and ...
Solvable Models of Quantum Gravity Ghent University
Understanding quantum gravity is one of the most important unsolved problems in high energy theoretical physics. The past six years have seen remarkable progress in this field in terms of exactly solvable holographic lower dimensional models, starting with the SYK model and 2d JT gravity. In this project, we aim to understand this class of solvable models better, with two goals in mind. Firstly, we want to characterize how large ...
Regeneration and reutilization of the filter materials used in hemodialysis-hemoperfusion (HD-HP) systems in medical care services: economic benefits for the treatment of renal chronical disease patients. Hasselt University
Ideology of Heritage, Museum, Cultural Politics, and Construction of National Identity in Finland and Japan. University of Antwerp
Downstream processing of carboxylic acids from fermentation broths Ghent University
The objective is to develop and optimise the downstream processes for purifying bio-based carboxylic acids from fermentation broths. Research combines simulations in the Aspen software with experimental studies. Currently, the evaporation process is being investigated. Other purification techniques such as membrane separation, liquid-liquid extraction, distillation, etc. will also in focus after finishing the paper on evaporation.
Self-healing concrete in realistic extreme conditions. Ghent University
Self-healing is a promised technology to improve the durability of concrete structures. The research describes how self-healing concrete behaves in different aggressive conditions, such as frost salt scaling, chemical attacks and water pressure. The extreme conditions will be applied during and after healing, and the latter will provide information on the durability of the healed material.
Holistic performance assessment of demand controlled ventilation concerning VOCs in the indoor environment. Ghent University
The indoor air we breathe in on a daily basis contains more than just the oxygen we need, the air is polluted by people and their activities, furniture and building materials. One group of pollutants are the Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and are mainly emitted by building materials. When the exposure to VOCs gets too high, there are significant health risks (cancer, non-hereditary asthma,U+2026). Nowadays, buildings are fitted with a ...