VLIRUOS: research committed to environmental development are presented

Submitted by lilia.sanz on Monday 27 de November 2017 - 10:10 am
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On November 9th, in the context of the First PhD Scientific Workshop "Bringing knowledge into practice" celebrated at the Universidad de Oriente with the support of the VLIR-IUC-UO programme, the three commissions partaking in the schedule of the event, continued working.

The hall of the Vice-Rector for Research and Postgraduate Studies once again welcomed the commission devoted to environmental research and clean technologies.

MSc. Yander Luis DiezGarcía presented a piece of research related to the study of a component of the marine biodiversity of Cuba: a group of animals known as microturbelaries, flat worms, very small in size (usually between 0.5 and 2.5 millimeters).

"So far, we have been able to identify 73 species of marine microturbelaries.  They had never been found within our country; 53 out of these are new to science. These results reinforce the interest of the international scientific community towards these groups of small species that have not been studied in the rest of the world”, Diez García said.

MSc. Mónica Hernández Rodríguez socialized her work on the adsorption of nickel (II) on activated carbon of coffee dregs and husk. Through this research, she intends to use the waste of coffee dregs and husk to obtain activated carbon, widely used for the removal of both organic and inorganic pollutants, used to remove nickel (II) that is obtained in the Moa municipality.

Marian Rigñack Delgado, B.A presented a characterization of granular activated carbon used in the production of rum by immersion bulbajometry with a pure liquid, a technique that will characterize the rum filter using activated carbon.

"If you determine that a part of that activated carbon is not totally depleted by the technique, you would not throw it away. If you cannot use it again in the filter itself or if it is totally wasted, you can use it for other purposes such as preparing fertilizers, among others", Rigñack Delgado explained..

In the afternoon, the PhD students of the VLIR Programme gathered in the poster session, an alternative to socializing the results achieved so far.

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