University of Vigo posted this:New non-destructive method for “in situ” monitoring of anticorrosive protection of organic coatingsThe main novelty of the device and procedure is the new portable sensor adaptable to virtually any surface. The device, fixable by vacuum to the surface under study, makes possible the measurement of the electrochemical interfacial impedance, that is the main parameter of interest for adherence quality and anti-corrosion performance.
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas posted this:Photo-thermoelectric cell for the conversion of thermal energy into electricityPhoto-thermoelectric cell for the conversion of thermal energy into electricity The Instituto de Ciencias de Materiales de Madrid (ICMM-CSIC) has developed a photo-thermoelectric cell with spectral selectivity to visible and infrared lights. If the cell is part of a thermoelectric generator, the device allows the conversion of the heat produced by incident radiation into electrical energy, due to the temperature difference established in the cell. This technology can also be used to take advantage of the residual heat of machines or electrical circuits. Industrial partners from the energy industry are being sought to collaborate through a patent license agreement. An offer for Patent Licensing
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas posted this:Gold catalysts supported on mixed oxides highly efficient and stable in the Water Gas Shift reactionCSIC, in collaboration with the University of Seville, has developed the synthesis of gold catalysts highly efficient in the Water Gas Shift Reaction (WGS). The catalysts, based on gold supported on CuO/ZnO/Al2O3 mixed oxides with hydrotalcite structure, are able to work without any pre-treatment and are robust against changes in the reaction operation conditions, that make them very useful for production and/or H2 purification processes for fuel processors coupled to fuel cells. An offer for Patent Licensing
Universidad de Alicante posted this:Novel 3D-polymeric monolithic catalystResearchers from Inorganic Chemistry Department at the University of Alicante have developed a new procedure to obtain heterogeneous monolithic catalysts with polymeric support that allow to accelerate catalytic reactions in an optimal way at moderate temperatures, being especially suitable in Preferential Oxidation of Carbon in Hydrogen Rich Gases (CO-PROX). These novel catalysts have been manufactured by 3D printing with complex geometries, improving the performance of current supports. These heterogeneous catalysts are characterized because they have similar conversion and selectivity profiles to current unsupported powder catalysts. They have increased catalytic activity during prolonged reaction times and greater resistance to friction wear. We are looking for companies interested in acquiring this technology for commercial exploitation.
Universidad de Alicante posted this:New metal-free electrocatalysts for fuel cellsThe Carbon Materials and Environment Research Group of the University of Alicante has developed a new method for obtaining carbon materials with excellent properties such as electrocatalysts in fuel cells or metal-air batteries. The process is based on the thermal treatment of polyaniline (or its derivatives) at high temperature and allows to obtain metal-free carbon materials with a high performance, in a very simple, fast way and in a single stage. These novel materials are characterized by their excellent catalytic activity and selectivity in the oxygen reduction reaction in alkaline medium, they are very stable and resistant to methanol and carbon monoxide poisoning, and above all, they stand out for their low manufacturing cost, which makes them promising candidates to replace the current commercial platinum-based catalysts. We are looking for companies interested in acquiring this technology for commercial exploitation.
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Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization of Novosibirsk State University posted this:UAV-mobile geophysical complex for oil and gas exploration and productionNSU developed a UAV-mobile complex for geophysical research. It uses a high-frequency and highly sensitive vector magnetometer, gamma-spectrometer, gas analyzer, as well as special software for data processing, which creates a high-precision description of the depth of occurrence and morphology of magnetic anomaly with the size of up to tens of centimeters and less. Due to this, the costs of exploration are significantly, often more than 10 times lower than using conventional methods.
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas posted this:Tri-functional tanks for desalination processesCSIC has developed a water filtration installation. It contains tanks designed to perform various functions: water filtration by means of ultrafiltration, water filtration by reverse osmosis and recycling of reverse osmosis membranes. This installation is used, for example, in seawater desalination processes. Industrial partners from the hydraulic companies are being sought to collaborate through a patent licence agreement. An offer for Patent Licensing
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas posted this:Organic derivatives for the manufacture of electronic devicesCSIC have developed organic derivatives, low cost, with possibility of modifying its molecular structure, including different substitutions, improving the properties of electronic semiconductor. These molecules present not only interesting electronic properties which make them active for the manufacture of solar cells, specifically organic photovoltaic cells, but also an intense blue color which allows it so be used as a dye in the textile industry. Industrial partners from the energy, electronic and textile are being sought to collaborate through a patent licence agreement. An offer for Patent Licensing
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas posted this:Early Warning System for Anaerobic Digesters The CSIC and University Pablo de Olavide have developed a system for warning possible failure of the anaerobic digestion process carried out in a digester, using a microbial fuel cell connected to the digester by recirculation. This system is called Previous Destabilization Alarm for Anaerobic Digesters (PDAL). Companies interested in the license of the patent are searched for commercial exploitation.
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas posted this:Use of immobilized enzymes in the synthesis of biodieselCSIC has developed a process for the enzymatic synthesis of alkyl esters of long chain fatty acids in the presence of an alcohol and an enzymatic preparation with a sterol esterase/lipase covalently immobilized on magnetic particles functionalized on its surface. The process increases the yield of the synthesis of alkyl esters, and allows recovery of the catalyst. The synthesized compounds can be used as biofuel. Industrial partners are being sought to use the technology through a patent licence agreement. An offer for Patent Licensing
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Brunel University London posted this:Bespoke Materials Characterisation Using World Class Microscopic and Spectroscopic InstrumentsBrunel's Experimental Techniques Centre provides a unique and bespoke service of problem definition, analysis and interpretation. The combination of the analytical experts and a suite of world class techniques and equipment gives ETC the ability to characterise and understand the performance of materials across a wide range of sectors. Many of the analytical services are UKAS accredited providing further confidence in the results obtained.