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WORKING PLAN

Work Package 1(WP1):  Mesoporous silica obtaining
Responsible INCDMNR-IMNR
Partners involvedIMNR + ITU
Person month46

Objectives:

  1. Serpentinite preparation
  2. Acid attack
  3. Phases Separation
  4. Washing of gel phase
  5. Drying of gel to solid mesoporous silica
  6. Magnesium recovery from liquid sub products
Description of work:
  • Milling and sieving
  • Acid attack
  • Filtration
  • Washing with water and filtration
  • Drying of silica
  • Magnesium salts obtaining from liquid phase
Deliverables Milestones
Research reportsEvery six month
Pilot technology for mesoporous silicaAt the end of the project

Work Package 2(WP2):  Polymer hybrid nano composite synthesis
Responsible INCDCP-ICECHIM
Partners involvedICECHIM + ITU
Person month45

Objectives:

  1. Imbibition
  2. Polymerization
Description of work:
  • Dissolution of initiator in the monomer and imbibition of silica
  • Deaeration
  • Polymerization
  • Grounding
Deliverables Milestones
Research reportsEvery six month
Pilot technology for polymer nano compositesAt the end of the project

Work Package 3(WP3):  Polymer cyclization and graphitization
Responsible INCDCP-ICECHIM
Partners involvedICECHIM + CALORIS + IMNR + ITU
Person month99

Objectives:

  1. Cyclization
  2. Graphitization
Description of work:
  • Thermal treatment in air at 200-300°C
  • Thermal treatment in inert gas at 500-600°C
Deliverables Milestones
Research reportsEvery six month
Pilot technology for silica-carbon nano compositeAt the end of the project

Work Package 4(WP4):  Carbothermal reduction or nitridation
Responsible SC CALORIS
Partners involvedCALORIS + ICECHIM + IMNR
Person month99

Objectives:

  1. Necessary quantities of mesoporus silica obtaining
  2. Necessary quantities of polymer nano composites and silica-carbon composites obtaining
  3. Silicon carbide synthesis
  4. Silicon nitride synthesis
Description of work:
  • Synthesis of silica, polymerization and carbonization of the polymer nanocomposites
  • Thermal treatment over 1400°C, in Ar or in N2
Deliverables Milestones
Research reportsEvery six month
Pilot technology for SiC and Si3N4At the end of the project

Work Package 5(WP5):  Ceramics articles production
Responsible MDA SERAMIK
Partners involvedMDA SERAMIK + CALORIS + INCDCP-ICECHIM + ITU
Person month83

Objectives:

  1. Necessary quantities of silicon carbide obtaining
  2. Necessary quantities of silicon nitride obtaining
  3. Processing of powders by various methods to obtain ceramic articles
Description of work:
  • Synthesis of silicon carbide and silicon nitride
  • Processing of powders by sinterization or gelcasting
Deliverables Milestones
Research reportsEvery six month
Pilot technology for ceramic articles obtainingAt the end of the project

Work Package 6(WP6):  Complex characterization of raw, intermediate and final materials and products
Responsible ITU
Partners involvedITU + IMNR+ ICECHIM
Person month10

Objectives:

  1. Characterization of all raw, intermediate and final materials and product
Description of work:
  • BET, TEM, SEM, DTG/TG, FTIR, XRD, HPLC, etc.
Deliverables Milestones
Analysis bulletins, images, spectra, plotsDuring every stage

Work Package 7(WP7):  Exploitation and dissemination of the results and identification of property rights
Responsible INCDCP-ICECHIM
Partners involvedICECHIM + INCDMNR-IMNR + CALORIS + MDA SERAMIK + ITU
Person month8

Objectives:

  1. Feasibility study, Exhibitions, Brochure, Publication,
    Communication, Events, Patent ellaboration
Description of work:
  • 4 Articles, 7 Scientific communications, 3 Exhibition participation, Patent asking
Deliverables Milestones
Feasibility study, Brochure, Articles, Presentations,
Exhibition participation, Business plan, Patent asking
During the project running

Work Package 8(WP8):  Project management
Responsible INCDCP-ICECHIM
Partners involvedINCDCP-ICECHIM + CARMA
Person month5

Objectives:

  1. Management
Description of work:
  • Following of the task accomplishment, Consortium meetings, Financial aspects
Deliverables Milestones
Scientific and financial reports to the authorities, MeetingsDuring the project running