Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC posted this:New robust and reliable chromatic dispersion measurement systemNew chromatic dispersion measurement techniques have been developed to improve some weakness of current commercial analyzers. The technology based on detection of amplitude nulls allows a significant reduction of the cost and complexity. Partners to further develop the system and/or to establish commercial agreements with technical cooperation are sought.
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.
Cracow University of Technology posted this:Comprehensive method to assess the technical condition of the pressure equipment of installation operated in the chemical and petrochemical industryA comprehensive method to assess the technical condition of the pressure equipment of installation operated in the chemical and petrochemical industry, with the use of acoustic emission signal analysis, structure stress field and the degradation st The algorithm for the assessment of the technical condition of pressure equipment of chemical and petrochemical installations, subjected to the long-term operation, allows to determine the damage degree of the material and allows to predict the further development of degradation processes in a function of time. The proposed approach to the problem of safe operation of devices is fundamentally different from the solutions which are currently used in industrial practice. Currently, the supervision of these objects is based mainly on standard non-destructive testing methods. The main limitation of used methods is the lack of the possibility of both examining the object in its entire volume and testing the device in working conditions. Developed algorithm allows to effectively solve current problems in the diagnosis of chemical installations related to the assessment of their technical condition and determination of the conditions for further operation in real time. The algorithm is particularly recommended for monitoring devices in which adverse damages occur due to the long-term operation.
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Korea Institute of Energy Research posted this:Double flow channel open-type solar heat absorberResearchers at the Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER) have developed an innovative double flow channel open-type solar heat absorber. This technology particularly relates to a solar heat absorber which is formed into rectangular or circular-shaped cross sections to increase a contact area with collected sunlight, and which includes a main body formed using a three-layered tube to form a dual passage so that heat loss is prevented.
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UNIVERSIDAD DE BURGOS posted this:Method of preparation and use of derivatives of perylene-diimide (PDI) in different applications such as bioimaging or biomarkers.The present invention provides a methodology for the synthesis of derivatives of perylene-diimide (PDI, for which there was no obtention process, and its use in different applications such as bioimaging or biomarkers.
Amelia TULACZ posted this:TRACESENSE - innovative diagnostic solution - Trace element sensorThe TRACESENSE team has developed an innovative diagnostic solution to help monitor water quality in regards to any type of micro-pollutant. Our mission: - To drastically reduce micro-pollutant capture duration while increasing measurement precision - To encourage a global non-expert use and a participative science concept - To implement the latest technologies available into a simple sensor - To create an autonomous device that is totally integrated, connected PROTOTYPE – Our latest prototype of the device is already available, in limited quantities, and tailored on certain type of trace elements. CUSTOM DEVELOPMENT – Our development team is available to fulfill your project and focus on any targeted contaminant. LICENSING PROGRAM – As a patented and branded innovation, TRACESENSE is available for licensing.
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IMDEA Water Institute posted this:Toxic cyanobacteria detection in fresh water reservoirCyanobacteria constitute a diverse group of bacteria existing almost everywhere on the globe. They are important players in global nutrient cycles and have wide-ranging biotechnological and medical applications. Nevertheless, some cyanobacteria produce toxins. Blooms (large aggregates accumulated on or near water surfaces) of toxic cyanobacteria, especially those developing in water bodies used for drinking purposes, concern environmentalists and policy makers worldwide due to their environmental, economical, and public health implications. In Spain, cyanobacteria grow in major Spanish rivers and reservoirs. Blooms develop at least once a year in some of these reservoirs and include species that produce a potent liver toxin - Microcystins. At IMDEA-Agua, we are experts on cyanobacteria physiology and toxin production in fresh water reservoirs and we are developing cutting-edge tools to monitor toxic cyanobacteria blooms.