(AGENPARL) – ESCH-SUR-ALZETTE mer 21 giugno 2023
Smart Monitoring System
Smart manufacturing is vulnerable to different types of faults and failures (hardware, software, communication, etc.). This vulnerability impacts the behaviour of the entire manufacturing system and its sustainable aspects by increasing machine run time, the energy consumption, maintenance cost, the life of the equipment (hardware and software), economic and environmental waste, etc.
“Based on our expertise in smart sensors and advanced technologies, we are the pioneers to propose diagnostic, self-healing and fault tolerance approaches toward a sustainable, resilient and healthy manufacturing with optimized resource and energy consumption”, explains Prof. Inès Chihi who manages the research laboratory Advanced Engineering & Smart Sensor Solutions (AE3S) at the University of Luxembourg.
AE3S lab provides creative and high-level research. “We wisely choose the scientific issues on which we want to investigate and invent new approaches. Our research has the originality of methodological and applied character. We are focusing to solve scientific and complex problems related to the smart sensor-based monitoring, modeling, identification of complex systems with unpredictable behaviours. The main research fields of the lab are bioengineering, energy, Smart manufacturing”, continues Prof. Chihi.
Toilet paper recycling
“We presented the possibility to produce activated biochar from toilet paper (waste) with the ultimate purpose to clean wastewater through Nature-Based Solutions in a circular economy way. Turning a problem (waste) into an opportunity (product) is always nice!”, mentions Silvia Venditti, Postdoctoral researcher within the Urban water management group at the University of Luxembourg.
“Our research group on urban water management gives special emphasis to the optimisation of treatment processes in wastewater treatment plants and the increase of energy efficiency of wastewater treatment processes. Our research activities focus on fundamental and applied nature with a special focus on energy and environment as well as sustainable use of resources”, explains Prof. Joachim Hansen who manages the group.