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Surfactant-free, mixed-monolayer core-shell noble metal nanocatalysts for alkaline ethanol electro-oxidation
Technology # 19-21Carbon-supported, surfactant-free, ternary metal core-shell nanoparticles with highly efficient electro catalytic activity for direct ethanol fuel cell.  Some Target Application(s):Some Target Application(s):-       Provide optimized synthesis protocols-       Provide highly efficient nanocatalysts for direct ethanol fuel cellAdvantage(s):-       The...
Published: 8/21/2019   |   Inventor(s): Jingyi Chen, Jia Wang, Liang Song, Zhixiu Liang
Category(s): All, Environment
Boron-Doped Diamond Electrode Process for Degradation of Perflurolkyl Substances and Organic Dyes
Technology # 19-07A Process for the Degradation of Perflurolkyl Substances and Organic DyesThis invention/technology is that of modified carbon electrodes which are used to destroy specific contaminants, including dye and fluorinated compounds that are known water contaminants.  The electrodes are configured and the electrochemistry is optimized to...
Published: 4/30/2019   |   Inventor(s): Lauren Greenlee, Mojtaba Abolhassani, Shelby Foster, Zachary Weintraut, Susana Ivandic
Category(s): All, Environment
Process for Reducing Water Soluble Phosphorus in Poultry Litter Using Chitosan
Technology # 12-24Reduction of Water Soluble Phosphorus in Poultry LitterChitosan, when mixed with poultry litter or other animal manure, will reduce the water extractable phosphorus content and subsequently reduce the runoff losses of phosphorus after these materials have been used on agricultural fields as a fertilizer. A potential organic amendment...
Published: 4/30/2019   |   Inventor(s): Ian Bailey, David Zaharoff, Brian Haggard
Category(s): All, Animal Agriculture, Environment
System and Process for Early Detection of Nitrification in Water using a Fluorescence-Based Sensor
Technology # 18-16SYSTEM AND PROCESS FOR EARLY DETECTION OF NITRIFICATION IN WATER USING A FLUORESCENCE-BASED SENSORNitrification is an unintentional process that is characterized by biological ammonia oxidation and necessitates remedial action, forcing water utilities to flush their distribution systems, resulting in losses of billions of gallons of...
Published: 4/30/2019   |   Inventor(s): Julian Fairey, Thien Do, Ashley Pifer, David Wahman
Category(s): All, Biotechnology, Environment, Food Science & Nutrition, Plant Agriculture, Food Systems
Passive, tunable biocide delivery system
Technology # 19-30Novel Tunable Biocide Delivery SystemThe University of Arkansas has developed a passive means of biocide delivery for use in circumstances with nil power and micro gravity. The invention uses a membrane that acts as a controlled delivery device, and a bypass to adjust the concentration of the biocide in the potable water stream. The...
Published: 4/25/2019   |   Inventor(s): Robert Beitle, Tanner Burns, Jennifer Gaines, Rogelio Garcia, Scott Perry, Eric Beitle
Category(s): All, Biotechnology, Environment, Food Systems
Synthesis of ultrafine metal oxide core-shell nanoparticles for water electrolysis
Technology # 19-18A System/Technology for water electrolysisUniform ultrafine metal oxide core-shell nanoparticles with exceptional activity and stability for efficient water electrolysis Application(s):* Provide optimized synthesis protocols* Provide efficient nanocatalysts for water electrolysisAdvantage(s):* The chemical method is economical and...
Published: 3/15/2019   |   Inventor(s): Jingyi Chen, Lauren Greenlee, Ryan Mansano, Prashant Acharya, Cameron Crane
Category(s): All, Environment, Material Science
Improved Reverse Electrodialysis for High Density Power Generation
Technology # 13-34 Improved method using natural salinity gradients as source of energy Worldwide energy needs demand the development of more sustainable sources of energy. Previous research has shown that natural salinity gradients can be used as a source of energy. Methods that use these gradients include pressure retarded osmosis (PRO) and reverse...
Published: 10/11/2018   |   Inventor(s): Jamie Hestekin, Hailey Dunsworth, Alex Lopez
Category(s): Energy & Power, Environment, All
Novel method for production of new TEMPO (2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine-1-oxyradical) celloulose membranes with low contact angles.
Technology # 17-20Cellulose Membranes as Revolutionary New Packaging MaterialWith publications growing dramatically since 2009, the intelligent packaging field of research has shown promise to produce products that can be the future of the packaging industry. Bio-polymers and plastics made from naturally occurring biological material, such as cellulose,...
Published: 7/27/2017   |   Inventor(s): Jamie Hestekin, John Moore, Peter Crooks, Soma Dachavaram, Narsimha Penthala, Shobanbabu Bommagani
Category(s): Environment, Materials & Nanotechnology, All, Material Science
Methods and Devices for Performing Micro-assays
There is a need for performing assays on very small volumes of analyte fluid, and the issued patents listed below provide both devices and methods of doing just that.  By using individually addressable electrode layers, separated by insulating layers, and surrounding a microcavity, an assay device structure has been invented that can be used to rapidly...
Published: 2/9/2017   |   Inventor(s): Ingrid Fritsch, Zoraida Aguilar, Robert Beitle
Category(s): Medical, Biotechnology, Environment, Electronic & Photonic Devices, Materials & Nanotechnology
Efficient Electrochemical Conversoin of Gases to More Commercially Useful Products
Technology # 17-03Conversion of Gases to Commercially Useful ProductsConverting gases such as carbon dioxide, nitrogen or methane to more desirable chemicals generally requires high-temperature, high-pressure chemical reactions, which are expensive.  An electrochemical approach is attractive because it allows the gases to be directly converted to the...
Published: 11/3/2016   |   Inventor(s): Robert Coridan, Hamed Mehrabi
Category(s): Materials & Nanotechnology, All, Environment
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