Two distinctions for “PUŁAWY”
On February 11th, the 21st Show of Inventions Awarded at 2013 World Innovation Fairs will be inaugurated in Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw. The exhibition lasts for two days and shall start from the ceremony of handing out diplomas issued by the Minister of Science and Higher Education, and statuettes for the innovators. The following day, February 12th, will follow the idea of “Science for Economy”, and it will be open to representatives of various enterprises, journalists as well as visitors.
The 21st Show of Inventions aims at promoting Polish innovations which have been recognized on an international level. The event is also meant to boost the interest of businesspeople in Polish scientific and technological solutions, and in innovative Polish products.
The list of laureates includes the names of two members of “PUŁAWY” staff, who were the co-authors of inventions awarded at Brussels Innova 2013 Innovation Fairs. A golden medal with a honorary mention and a special award went to Technology of removing fluoride from liquids used in flue gas desulphurization, and an appliance for using this technology by Fertilizer Research Institute in Puławy and Grupa Azoty Zakłady Azotowe “PUŁAWY” S.A. The authors of the project are: Piotr Maria Synowiec, Barbara Bunikowska, Bożena Pisarska, Cezary Możeński, Stanisław Jaworski, Marta Stechman, and Tomasz Pepliński, Tomasz Krupa, Ryszard Jarosz.
It is worth mentioning that removing fluoride compounds from liquids after flue gas desulphurization with ammonia is of strategic importance for their further processing. The solution results in obtaining high-quality nitrogen-based fertilizer, which contains sulphur; another advantage is reducing the emissions of toxic substances to the atmosphere.
Another golden medal was awarded to Method of cyclohexylhydroperoxide decomposition in the process of cyclohexane oxidation submitted by Industrial Chemistry Research Institute and Grupa Azoty Zakłady Azotowe “PUŁAWY” S.A. The team behind this solution includes: Michał Zylbersztejn, Andrzej Zimowski and Andrzej Kania, Tadeusz Darczuk, Remigiusz Sylwestrowicz, Jacek Cebulski, Marcin Popiołek.
This solution, which has already been implemented in Our Works, makes it possible to reduce the quantity of benzene and caustic soda used in the manufacturing processes, and at the same time to limit the production cost. The process involves facilitating the selective decomposition of the intermediate product (cyclohexylhydroperoxide) to the end product (cyclohexanone).