REPSOL-YPF: CENIT MEDIODIA PROJECT: STUDY OF STABILIZATION AND DEGRADATION OF AGRICULTURAL FILMS

Title: 
REPSOL-YPF: CENIT MEDIODIA PROJECT: STUDY OF STABILIZATION AND DEGRADATION OF AGRICULTURAL FILMS
Entity: 
REPSOL-YPF
Type: 
CONTRATO DE INVESTIGACIÓN
Leader: 
Dr. Fernando Catalina Lapuente.
ICTP Personal: 
Dra. Mijangos Ugarte, Carmen; Dra. Peinado Margalef, Carmen; Dra. Bosch Sarobe, Paula; Dra. Corrales Viscosillas, Teresa.
Start: 
2007
End: 
2010
Summary: 

The present Project is focussed on the functionalization of EBA materials by photostabilization structures and the study of the new photostabilizers. Also, the environmental biodegradation (thermal, photochemical and biological biodegradations) of the new materials will be studied using novel techniques, such us, chemiluminescence and microbiological biometric methods. The effects of the environmental degradation on the surface properties of agricultural films will be studied under aging controlled condition, natural and artificial weathering.