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Synthesis of Novel Calcium Phosphate Nanowhiskers
Project ID: D2011-31 Background: Viral gene delivery techniques are among the most commonly used gene delivery techniques owing to their high reported efficiencies. The primary drawback of viral gene delivery results from the risks associated with insertional mutagenesis. In some instances, such therapies have resulted in patient death after the ...
No-Heat-Required System for Sensing Chlorine Gas
Project ID: D2008-23 Novelty: Continuous chlorine gas sensing system provides rapid, reliable, cost effective and easy to operate monitoring of ambient environments. Value Proposition: Chlorine gas is widely used for whitening and disinfecting in many industrial processes involving paper, fabric, water purification, and food production. Becaus...
Exhaust Gas Purification Catalysts and Methods of Making the Same
Project ID: D2009-44Background: Exhaust streams generated by the combustion of fossil fuels contain different types of pollutants, such as carbon monoxide, oxides of sulfur and nitrogen, unburned hydrocarbons, and volatile organic compounds oxides. While there are different catalytic devices and methods to treat exhaust streams, it is difficult to...
Desulfurizer-Reformer Reactor System for use with Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
Project ID: D2008-25Background:Fuel cells are electrochemical devices that continuously convert chemical energy into electric energy for as long as fuel and oxidant are supplied. The primary advantages of fuel cell power generation include increased efficiency, lower weight, smaller size, less air pollution, and reduced noise. However, diesel fuel...
High Temperature Sulfur Sorbents
Project ID: D2009-35Background:Fuel cells are electrochemical devices that continuously convert chemical energy into electric energy for as long as fuel and oxidant are supplied. The primary advantages of fuel cell power generation include increased efficiency, lower weight, smaller size, less air pollution, and reduced noise. However, diesel fuel...
Novel Class of Materials for Boron Extraction
Project ID: D2009-11Invention novelty: The present invention comprises of a novel class of ionic liquid and polymeric ionic liquid materials that are highly selective for boron and serves application in boron extraction. Value proposition: The hazardous effects of drinking and irrigation water have resulted in many boron elimination technologies...