Acronym MI-WINE
Project Topic The current project pursues two objectives. The first objective is to advance the knowledge in ceramic materials (metal oxides) design strategies for adsorbing and removing typical contaminants responsible for the instability of wine and other organic beverages; a further, secondary objective, is to implement the aforementioned design strategies in a new resource-efficient process that improves the overall quality and nutritional value of organic wine and other beverages. The first objective is pursued increasing knowledge on the mechanistic processes underlying the adsorption of specific chemical compounds (undesirable wine contaminants such as proteins and metal ions) on the surface of metal oxides, in form of mesoporous materials, submicrometric powders, nanostructured coatings. For this purpose the physical/chemical/electrostatic effects involved, the adsorption selectivity, the absorption strength and effectiveness, the desorption processes will be investigated. Based on mechanistic results, the secondary objective is pursued exploring manufacturing technologies to integrate the developed innovative material, with reduced processing time and costs, also entailed in the recovery or disposal of waste provided by batch treatment systems currently used in the food industry. As final outcome the MI-WINE project will deliver a mild process lab flow-system that will be lab validated versus specific Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) such as the technical, economic, production advantages and social benefits, outlined in the impact section. (currently TRL: 2; expected TRL: 4).
Network CORE Organic Cofund
Call CORE Organic & SUSFOOD Joint Call 2019

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna = Italy
2 National Reserach Council = Italy
3 DLR Rheinpfalz = Germany
4 Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences = Poland