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Rare Earth Recovery and Separation from Ionic Liquids
Invention SummaryThe process for dissolving, electrochemically recovering and separating rare earth metals from ionic liquid solutions is disclosed. Rare earth metals are valued for their unique magnetic, optical and catalyst properties which are used in many clean energy technologies including wind turbines, electric vehicles, photovoltaic thin films...
Published: 3/30/2020   |   Inventor(s): Kyle Boutin, Kenneth Czerwinski, Janelle Droessler, David Hatchett, Karen Jayne, Michael Kimble
Keywords(s): Chemistry
Category(s): All, Chemistry, Life Sciences, Energy & Environment
Fabricating Ionic/Polyimide Membranes
Invention SummaryMethod to Fabricate Nafion/Polyimide blend Ionic polymer-metal composite (IPMC) in order to alter and improve the mechanical and thermal properties of Nafion during severe conditions all while maintaining its electromechanical performance. Market OpportunityAccording to Marketwatch: The global nafion market is estimated to value of...
Published: 9/16/2019   |   Inventor(s): Kwang Kim, Dong-Chan Lee, Tae Seon Hwang, Jungsoo Nam
Keywords(s): Chemistry, Engineering & Manufacturing - Manufacturing, Engineering & Manufacturing - Sensors & Devices
Category(s): Chemistry, Energy & Environment, Engineering & Manufacturing, All
Phoswich Detector with Fast Neutron Spectroscopy Function
Phoswich Detector with Fast Neutron Spectroscopy FunctionInvention SummaryThis invention is related to neutron detection systems, and methods for the manufacture and use. It is described as a portable phosphor-sandwich (‘phoswich’) detector of neutrons and gamma rays with the neutron energy spectroscopy capability. Neutron detection is provided...
Published: 12/11/2018   |   Inventor(s): Alexander Barzilov, Jessica Hartman
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Category(s): All, Energy & Environment
Solid-State Electrolyte Material for Sodium-Ion Batteries
Invention SummaryWe’ve created a sodium-rich antiperovskite (NaRAP) material that greatly improves battery capabilities. Antiperovskite is a type of crystal structure that exists naturally deep in the earth’s mantle that we now can create in the lab. When used as an electrolyte (the material between positive and negative electrodes on a...
Published: 11/18/2015   |   Inventor(s): Yonggang Wang, Yusheng Zhao, Ruqiang Zou
Keywords(s): Energy & Environment - Renewable Energy
Category(s): All, Energy & Environment
Prevention and Treatment of American Foulbrood Disease (AFB) in Honeybees
Invention SummaryThe invention relates to materials and methods for treating and preventing American Foulbrood disease (AFB) in honeybees, and more particularly for using phage to lyse Paenibacillus larvae in honeybees. A bacteriophage is a virus that destroys bacteria by lysis. Several varieties exist, and each typically attacks only one species/strain...
Published: 11/18/2015   |   Inventor(s): Penny Amy, Lucy LeBlanc
Keywords(s): Agriculture, Health & Life Sciences
Category(s): All, Energy & Environment, Life Sciences
Methods of Detecting Pollution in Water Using Sonication
Invention SummaryA method for detecting the presence of pollutants such as volatile chlorinated hydrocarbons in water using pH electrical conductivity and specific ion species sensitive electrode tests. Comparison of the post sonication to pre sonication test results indicates the presence of pollutants.Market OpportunityContamination of hazardous waste...
Published: 11/18/2015   |   Inventor(s): Grazyna Orzechowska, Edward Poziomek
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Category(s): All, Energy & Environment
Biofertilizer to Improve Growth of Turf Grass
Invention SummaryA composition forming a biofertilizer replaces conventional chemical fertilizers for vegetation, including turf grass, for growth and enhancement. The composition spares the environment of excess nitrogen, reduces nitrate and nitrite contamination, and may lower costs associated with typical use of chemical fertilizer. The composition...
Published: 11/18/2015   |   Inventor(s): Penny Amy
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Category(s): Energy & Environment, Life Sciences, All
Diminishing Detonator Effectiveness through Electromagnetic Effects
Invention SummaryThe present invention relates to the field of detonators for explosive or blasting environments, particularly methods for deactivating or reducing the performance characteristics of detonators. Non-contact means of electromagnetically coupling energy into commercial and improvised detonators were shorted and open-circuited to melt the...
Published: 11/18/2015   |   Inventor(s): Robert Schill
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Category(s): All, Energy & Environment, Engineering & Manufacturing
Methods for the Detection and Quantitation of the Fungus Stachybotrys Chartarum
Invention Summary The invention relates to methods for the detection and quantitation of the fungus Stachybotrys Chartarum by means of genetic amplification of a specimen. Stachybotrys chartarum is a toxigenic mold that has been implicated in the appearance of health effects in exposed individuals. This slow growing mold can colonize wet materials composed...
Published: 10/5/2015   |   Inventor(s): Mark Buttner, Patricia Cruz Perez
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Category(s): All, Energy & Environment
Plasma Treatment to Strengthen Diamonds
Invention SummaryThis invention is applicable to toughening diamonds-that is, to improvements in the wear resistance and/or hardness of natural or synthetic diamond. The treatment is an immersion of the diamond in a low-temperature plasma environment. The plasma cations penetrate into the diamond material. The small ion with an available reactive bond...
Published: 9/23/2015   |   Inventor(s): Zhiyong Wang, William Wang
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Category(s): Engineering & Manufacturing, Energy & Environment, All
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