ICEBERG Project.– The Spanish Demolition Association has awarded the Master’s Thesis on HSI technologies for the classification of CDW; The thesis was developed between GAIKER and the University of the Basque Country.
The researcher at the University of the Basque Country/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (UPV / EHU), Raquel Arias Pérez, worked on her project at Gaiker –Member of ICEBERG–, where she was able to study advances in the recovery of CDW materials using hyperspectral images.
Raquel has won the award organized by the Spanish Association of Demolition, Decontamination, Concrete Cutting and Recycling for research on circular economy in the construction sector. Her research on the “Efficient recovery of material resources contained in construction and demolition waste based on advanced hyperspectral imaging techniques” was the winning proposal.
Hyperspectral imaging in the SWIR range is an emerging, innovative, reliable, fast, non-destructive, low-cost, flexible technique with respect to the materials to be processed and that offers the possibility of integration in laboratories and industry.
This project developed within one of the ICEBERG case studies, which establishes the foundations to allow the design, development, demonstration and validation of advanced technologies to produce high-value secondary raw materials (purity >92% by weight), covering the circularity of concrete, mixed, aggregates, plasterboard and polymeric and insulating foams.
The Spanish Association of Demolition, Decontamination, Concrete Cutting and Recycling – AEDED announces the EMA (Academic Excellence and Merit) Awards for Circular Economy in Construction, aimed at students and researchers interested in this specialized trade.
The awards aim to make visible and recognize the work of students and researchers in this field; encourage the interest of new generations in the sector and encourage the incorporation of students into the labor market, and show the importance of the circular economy.