A Safe, Sustainable, and Inexpensive Water Purification System
The technology is a photocatalytic composite that uses solar energy to degrade organics and inactivate bacteria in water. The composite is able to inactivate 100% of total coliform bacteria after just 15 minutes of sunlight exposure. The technology is green, sustainable, and an economically viable wastewater purification method.
Resin Wafer Electrodeionization (RW-EDI)
RW-EDI is an energy-efficient, low-cost separations technology that uses electricity to remove ions from low-quality water streams. This technology is built from commercially available components and Argonne’s patented modification to enhance system performance and flexibility. RW-EDI reduces the cost of water treatment by enhancing ion removal and pH control.
Soil Strengthening and Cementation
This technology uses environmentally friendly agricultural urease to create microbial induced carbonate precipitation to cement loose soils and improve the strength of the soil to facilitate construction in a much cheaper method with less harmful by products and prevent soil erosion.
Air purification through electrostatic precipitation
This technology enables the suppression of the use of a personal mask in order to protect people during sports and activity in a polluted environment. It is based on an electrostatic precipitation system with reduced power consumption required.
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Selective Reductant Electrowinning for Metal Recovery and Waste Reduction
Ohio University’s patent-pending technology, Selective Reductant Electrowinning (SRE) process allows the recovery and recycling of metals with significant advantages when compared to traditional electrowinning: lower energy consumption, high purity material recovery, and has higher selectivity.
Functionalized Biodegradable Polymers to Neutralize Complex Mixtures of Organic Compounds from Environmental Sources
This nanoparticle material allows for the remediation of environmental contaminants through the preparation of biodegradable nanoparticles capable of selectively sequestering or chemically modifying target contaminants. It demonstrates the ability of the materials to capture gaseous environmental contaminants of the aldehyde and carboxylic acid functional group classes.
Compact Laser Spectroscopy for Downhole Applications
NETL has developed a new laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) design for that detects and measures of the concentration of elements. This device is ideal for a wide range of industrial applications and because of its innovative construction, can be produced at lower cost than the competition, while providing greater functionality.
Electro-Magnetic Mop "EMOP"
EMOP is a simple, environmentally-safe method to cleanup, recover and manipulate spilled oil in water and on other surfaces. Additionally, it provides a solution to contain, control and possibly stop oil leaks. The system uses a patented electromagnetic boom for use in conjunction with a method for magnetizing oil.
Reclamation of Critical and Value Materials from Electronics using an Electrorecycling Process.
A novel electrochemistry-based process was developed to reclaim valuable base, precious and critical metals from waste electronic materials, while significantly minimizing chemical use and waste generation. The method uses an electrochemical cell to efficiently dissolve the bulk of metals from electronics leading to more complete recovery for recyclable materials.
Switchable Polarity Solvent Forward Osmosis – SPS FO
The R&D 100 award winning Switchable Polarity Solvent - Forward Osmosis technology combines unique thermolytic salts, called switchable polarity solvent, with forward osmosis processes using specialized membranes, to treat industrial wastewater. The result is an efficient, low-cost system capable of treating highly concentrated waste streams.
Remediation Method for Arsenic Contaminated Soils
The method consists of the soil washing step with acidic reducing solution and of the waste-water treatment step with precipitation and adsorption of arsenic by the addition of oxidant, ferric iron and alkali. It can remediate arsenic contaminated soils with one successive process of soil washing and waste-water treatment.
Remediation Method for Cyanide Contaminated Soils
This method provides the procedure for the remediation of cyanide (CN) contaminated soils. The procedure includes the extraction of CN from soils by reaction with alkaline phosphate solution and the CN removal from washing solution by the oxidation and precipitation of CN.
Synthetic Method of Magnetite-Birnessite Mixture for Wastewater Treatment
Strong magnetic porous mixture of magnetite and birnessite was synthesized by precipitating magnetite and then birnessite in a reacting vessel at laboratory condition. The mixture showed a high adsorption capacity for both cationic and anionic contaminants and was easily recovered with low intensity magnetic field after adsorption of contaminants.
Plasma Torch for Material Processing and a Reactor Using the Same
The technology can be applied to increase the reaction efficiency and equality of outputs as it is adopted with the different compounds to the existing plasma torch and reactor. It can be used to produce the equal outputs and control the precise reaction, eliminating CO2 or removing exhaust gas.
Carbon Aerogel Photocatalytic Foam for Simultaneous Pollutant Clean-up and Hydrogen Generation
A carbon aerogel photocatalytic foam for either water treatment or air purification. The interconnected fibrils and open cells pores of the foam provides a large surface area for immobilization of photocatalyst nanoparticles. It acts as a self-contained micro-reactor for simultaneous absorption of toxic organic compounds, photo-degradation and hydrogen generation
COWS – Turning Garbage into Gas
A compact anaerobic digester that effectively converts organic waste into methane gas, which can be used to generate electricity and heat. The Contained Organic Waste System (COWS) anaerobic digester is suitable for high solids organic waste, such as food waste or animal manure.
Biological treatment of wastewater
A team at the NUS Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is developing a faster biological treatment process, with a smaller reactor size. This could result in significant savings in energy consumption, capital, operation and maintenance costs, while also taking up a smaller process footprint.
CARBON NANOTUBE IMMOBILIZED MEMBRANES FOR WATER TREATMENT & RECOVERY
Processes using CNT enhanced membranes can be operated using low grade heat sources (waste heat or solar energy) to handle higher salt concentrations compared to RO and requires less pretreatment. These membranes can also be used to harvest water from air or water vapor released from cooling towers.
Inverted Capacitive Deionization (i-CDI)
i-CDI is a new technology to remove salts, ions, and heavy metals from water while minimizing any negative environmental impact. i-CDI does not use any chemicals and requires less energy than alternative solutions such as membrane filtration.
Hydrocarbon Membranes for Energy and Water Electrochemical Systems
Polymer membranes play a crucial function in many energy and water technologies, including energy storage, water electrolysis and purification, and stationary and transportation power systems. An advantage of Sandia’s membrane technology is that the poly (phenylene) backbone is similar for all applications, with chemical functionalization determining the application space.
Soil Diagnostics Inc. is in the business of helping growers manage their most valuable asset, their soil. We want to bring cutting edge, low cost, high resolution monitoring services for soil nutrients and soil-dwelling pathogens to enable growers to maximize their profitability while reducing their input costs.
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Atmospheric plasma reactor enabling rapid metal nanoparticle synthesis, and /or recovery of metal ions from aqueous solutions
An atmospheric plasma reactor will be presented, allowing the rapid (minutes), continuous production of aqueous metal nanoparticle suspensions (gold, platinum-group metals, transition elements). It is used for precious metals recovery (recycling). Can be scaled-up for the industry (catalysis, hydrometallurgy, biomedical). Synthesis is free of organic solvents, and reduction agents.
Bio-Inspired Hydraulic Actuator to Stabilize Buildings in Natural Disasters
A bio-inspired hydraulic passive actuator for stabilizing buildings in natural disasters with a force-displacement curve with maximum forces of 100kN. The device is fully passive so it does not require the use of external power and can be tuned quickly in order to adjust for structural changes.
A Portable Heavy Metal Detector
The proposed technology is an electronic tongue (E-Tongue) probe comprising an electrochemical sensor array, data acquisition and intelligent pattern recognition software to fill the unmet need for rapid, low cost, on-site characterization of toxic metals such as arsenic, cadmium, copper, lead, zinc, and mercury in water and sediments.
Mercury Removal Sponge
A sponge capable of removing over 99.9% of mercury from water. It can also be used to remove mercury from flue gas. The sponge is coated with a nanolayer of selenium which is permanently bound to the sponge surface and permanently bonds with mercury.