Meeting with the producer 3/7: Breinco

Meeting with the producer 3/7: Breinco

Today, a person from Breinco has come to the IETcc to know the results we have obtained and collected until now. Marta Castellote and Eva Jiménez have explained and solved every question. Then, we have visited the three bank of proofs and the rest of platforms in Madrid.

Meeting with the producer 2/7: Financiera y Minera

Meeting with the producer 2/7: Financiera y Minera

Today, another producer, in this case Financiera y Minera, has come at the Eduardo Torroja Institute for Construction Science for a meeting with Marta Castellote and Eva Jiménez. They have shown the results until now.

Visit to the platforms with the producers 1/7: Cristal

Visit to the platforms with the producers 1/7: Cristal

After the technical meeting where the Phostoscaling Project and the results have been presented, the people from Cristal, Madrid City Council and UPM (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid) have visited the platform. There were placed all the materials and, of course, one of them was Cristal.

Meeting with the producer 1/7: CRISTAL

Meeting with the producer 1/7: CRISTAL

Today, has took place at the Eduardo Torroja Institute for Construction Science the meeting with one of the seven producers, Cristal in this case. Firstly, Marta Castellote has explained the main features of the Photoscaling Project and then, Eva Jiménez has shown the results up until now. Staff from the UPM (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid) and Madrid City Council have also attended.

Technical meeting with UPM and Madrid City Council

Technical meeting with UPM and Madrid City Council

Today, we have met with UPM (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid) and Madrid City Council at IETcc (Eduardo Torroja Institute for Construction Science). Topics such as next actions to perform, tests, expositions and meetings have been covered.  

Cleaning the platforms

Cleaning the platforms

From the first time, one of the tasks in LIFE Photoscaling project was simulating real life conditions over our products. That aim includes the effects of environmental conditions, vehicles abrasion and also the cleaning by City Council workers. Today, this last condition has been simulated. The process of cleaning is divided in two ones: 1. Cleaning the “Leaching Bank of Proofs”. This action has been […]

Leachate collection

Leachate collection

One of the photocatalytic characteristics checked is if they loose some kind of contaminant. This thing would become the photocatalytic material dangerous and pointless compared with the environmental damage. In order to control this hypothetical situation, one pit for each surface were built and the leachates inside them have been collected every time it has rained.

Chewing gum and grease removals

Chewing gum and grease removals

The common dirt in our sidewalks, pavements and roads are chewing gums from (filthy) people and grease from vehicles. In this project, besides the mentioned graffiti, gums and grease have been spread over the platforms to prove if the photocatalytic materials are able to remove them. In the photo below, they can be seen: the gum (small white circle on the left) and the grase (next […]

Removal of NOx test

Removal of NOx test

The removal of NOx test is the most typical test to know how powerful the photocatalytic material is. In LIFE Photoscaling project, it is pretended to scale from laboratory tests to real life surfaces. To do that, it was necessary to make a “in situ” meter available. So, this new meter was built, patented and used to perform every “in situ” test.

Air pollutants variations recorded

Air pollutants variations recorded

In addition to the measuring of NOx degradation, in LIFE Photoscaling project, these contaminants and other ones are constantly measured by using two types of meters: The first one (in the left of the picture) reveals the live concentration of NO, NO2, O3 and, moreover, relative humidity and temperature (both also registered by weather stations). The second one (in the right of the picture) keeps a […]