In the following figure is shown the work sequence in the demonstration activities to validate the sol-gel product and the device application developed during the project.
The technical work to reach this main objective is structured in four workpackages with their particular objectives.
WP1: Formulation and kinetic study of sol-gel products
Duration: October 2013 – July 2014
Objective: Development of a new and competitive formulation of sol gel product based on hybrid organic-inorganic system. It will be competitive compared to commercial products regarding induction time, pot life and adhesion on surfaces.
WP2: Design of application device
Duration: October 2013- September 2014
Objective: Design of a versatile device capable of providing a wide and accurate range of sol gel on spray or stick/brush.
WP3: Stability of the product
Duration: August 2014- March 2015
Objective: Scale-up of the process and adjust of the chemical properties of the product for its industrial application.
WP4: Demonstration of application device
Duration: August 2014- September 2015
Objective: The objective of this work package will be demonstrate the right working of the device designed and constructed in WP3 as a system to apply of sol gel product formulated in WP1.
All of them are related to each other as shown in the following flowchart.