Dear colleagues! We invite you to take part in the work of the international scientific forum of students "YOUTH IN SCIENCE AND CREATIVITY" April 26, 2017 in Gzhel State University. Post-graduate students, students, schoolchildren take part in the forum. Participation in the forum is free of charge. A collection of materials will be registered at the RINC. International competitions for the best scientific report will be held in the following categories: "Decorative and Applied Art" "Design" "Service and Tourism" "Pedagogy" "Psychology" "Economic Sciences", " Humanities "" Natural Sciences ". The last day for receiving applications and reports is April 1, 2017.
A chemist from RUDN University has developed a catalyst for the production of eugenol acetate, a substance that destroys the larvae of mosquitoes transmitting dangerous diseases, being a safe chemical for human health.
RUDN soil scientists have revealed a direct correlation between the rate of soil formation of carbon dioxide, called CO2 emissions, and the content of microbial biomass in it. It is known that CO2 emission from soil is mainly conditioned by respiration of soil microorganisms and plant roots. The more CO2 soil emits, the more microbial biomass it usually contains. It was shown that CO2 emission by chernozem of different ecosystems (or different types of land use) correlates with the content of microbial biomass, and most closely with the rate of its microbial respiration. And the soil with good microbial properties has the “best quality”, is more fertile, provides the highest yield of crops and other plant biomass.
A RUDN chemist has synthesized a catalyst for the production of gamma-valerolactone — an energy-intensive “green” biofuel. The catalyst based on zirconium dioxide and zeolite has shown high efficiency in converting the waste of wood plant materials — methyl levulinate — to gamma-valerolactone.