A group of 20 high school students from Olot came to Leitat facilities in Barcelona 22@ this Wednesday 23rd of October for a visit to discover the realm of nanomaterials. The event took place in the framework of EscoLab, the program of the town hall of Barcelona aiming to open the doors of leading laboratories and research centers and offer the opportunity to students to talk with researchers working on cutting-edge topics.

Leitat’s team presented to the pupils how the nanomaterials have entered our daily lives. During the session, different projects from Leitat were explained, such as Genesis. Marcel Boerrgiter, coordinator of Genesis project, as well as Aldo Ramirez explained the manufacturing of hollow fibers in Leitat’s laboratories and how do they separate the CO2 from other gases like N2.

Aldo Ramírez presenting the hollow fibers.

Leitat’s team aimed to answer questions about the origins of nanomaterials, their manufacturing, their advantages, and their risks. Experts explained in greater detail applications of nanomaterials, in the Genesis case, how are they working in order to have an eco-friendly impact.

Aldo Ramírez while explaining how do they separate the gases.

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