SUSU presents its projects at the China Hi-Tech Fair

China’s largest Hi-Tech Fair 2021 is held on December 27-29. Russia and China are cooperating successfully in the fields of medicine, information systems, biology, oceanology, ecology and the pandemic response to Covid-19. SUSU scientists present their projects in the fields of biotechnology, safety protection technology, high-tech industrial production.

This year the Fair takes place in a mixed format: online for participants from Russia and in a face-to-face format for residents of the People's Republic of China. 59 online representatives from Russia participate in CHTF 2021, this is a record number from the very start of holding the Fair.

Within the Priority 2030 program South Ural State University runs projects in five strategic directions: intellectual production, advanced materials, postindustrial agglomeration ecology, health in the digital world, digital literacy for industry 4.0. It is the projects that are presented to the international community at the Fair.

Technologies for high-productivity agriculture, storage and agricultural products processing

The project managed by Professor Irina Potoroko, D.Sc., “Development of Biodegradable Organic Cookware Made from Natural Materials” involves the usage of new environmentally friendly composites made from natural mixtures without the use of polymers, secondary products of the vegetable raw materials processing in order to preserve food resources. Complete biodegradation in compost takes four weeks. This development aims at reducing the amount of plastic waste and preserving the environment. The biodegradable dishes can be attractive for wholesalers and retailers of disposable tableware.

The second project of the School of Medical Biology presented at the Fair is the technology of food decontamination by cold plasma.

“Cold plasma provides extraordinary efficiency of inactivation of microorganisms at sub-zero temperatures (up to 50 °C), is characterized by high diffusion capacity, does not destroy the product matrix, and remains an environmentally friendly method of disinfection. The application of the technology will allow agricultural enterprises to produce safe foodstuffs”, Irina Potoroko says.

Safety protection technologies

In the area of information security technology, SUSU is developing a system for detecting intrusions into automated process control systems based on the detection of technological process anomalies using neural networks. Senior lecturer of the Department of Information Protection Andrey Barinov manages the project.


The system locates the source of the anomaly: a sensor or an executive mechanism generating aberrant behavior of the process. An ensemble of neural networks is used to find intrusions thus improving the detection of anomalies. It is not necessary to use data describing the anomalous state of technological processes,” Andrei Barinov informs.

The system can be used for real-time operation: it takes less than a second to assess the current state of the process. The prototype is designed to work on model data describing the operation of a wastewater treatment plant. The technology can be used in the energy, oil and gas, and metallurgical industries.

Modern industrial and manufacturing technologies

Vildan Abdullin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of the Department of Automation and Control presents the project “Technology of Monitoring of Production Facilities IIoT Sense Based on Industrial Internet of Things”.

“The monitoring system makes it possible to control vibration and temperature of units and machines, temperature of surfaces and media, temperature and humidity of air, pressure or discharge of liquids and gases, and other technological parameters. Data from wireless intelligence sensors are transmitted to controllers and to the enterprise corporate network by radio channel ,” Wildan Abdullin notes.

The data obtained can be used in various information and analytical systems, the creation of digital twins, for planning of repair works, and in the early detection of faults. The technology has also been successfully tested in industry. Since 2019 IIoT Sense systems have been operating in a number of workshops and units of the Magnitogorsk Iron&Steel Works: long products, blast furnace, water supply shops.

High-Tech production and Development of New Energy-Efficient Technologies

The project on developing a high-tech production of hydraulic drives with hydrostatic guides resistant to the movement of moving parts and an increased service life for bench test equipment was implemented by South Ural State University and the Ural Engineering Center with funding from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation. Within the project Ural Interregional Research and Education Center has improved the design of the components of a tracking hydraulic drive with hydrostatic guides . The manager of the Project is Dmitrii Ardashev, D.Sc., Professor of the Department of Automation Engineering.

“The feature of the new hydraulic drive is its design of hydrostatic guides which provides a large number of loading cycles, up to 100 million. The new drive has an unprecedented resistance to external forces that can cause the whole unit to fail. In addition, the chrome coating of the internal surface of the hydraulic cylinder body ensures long service life and necessary performance characteristics. The project is realized within the framework of the import substitution program,” Dmitrii Ardashev says.

This development is unique.

You can get acquainted with all the projects of SUSU and other participants presented at the China Hi-Tech Fair here.

Elena Kiryakova, photo by Olga Romanovskaya
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