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
Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization of Novosibirsk State University posted this:Novel technology of geological mapping with reduced exploration costsNovosibirsk State University (Russia) has developed a new paradigm of geological mapping of Pacific-type folded belts. It allows to improve the quality of geological mapping and to reduce the cost of geological exploration of natural resources. Exploration costs are cut down by excluding/reducing the scope of surface and subsurface exploration in unpromising areas. The university seeks for partners to sign commercial agreements, R&D agreements, and service contracts.
Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization of Novosibirsk State University posted this:Breakthrough UAV-mobile system for geophysical research of solid mineral depositsNSU developed a UAV-mobile system for geophysical research of solid mineral deposits. 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 the ore body, archaeological artifact or other 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.
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University of Huelva posted this:Procedure for obtaining a renewable resource of metals from acid minewater, and the respective systemsIs known in the state of the art the recovery of metals from the acid aqueous solution that contain them, generally by liquid-liquid extractions. For metals recovery at industrial scale is necessary that these metals can be recovered simultaneously by means of a single extraction step. There are several extraction reagent for this purpose, all these reagent are very expensive and the industrial process for the metal recovery (particularly for rare earth and yttrium) are very complex and finally expensive. The present procedure allows to recovery selectively metals (particularly rare earths and yttrium) by the neutralization of acid mine waters. The objective is to revalue the metal content dissolved in this waters.
Universidad de Alicante posted this:Laboratory device to measure gas diffusion coefficients at real conditions.The Applied Petrology Group of the University of Alicante has developed an automatic device and a method to determine gas diffusion coefficients of single gases from a gas mixture under atmospheric conditions. The device works in a wide range of relative humidity and temperature and can be employed to test any permeable or porous material. The procedure allows to calculate the gas diffusion coefficients for samples with different size and nature (soils, rocks, concretes, synthetic materials, etc.). It is a non-destructive test that can be used to calculate the gas diffusion coefficients of more than one gas at the same time. It is looking for companies that are interested in this technology for its commercial exploitation.
Universidad de Cádiz posted this:An improved fast and high throughput method for the sequential measurement of nitrate and nitrite in water samplesWe have developed an improved fast and sequential protocol that permits the determination of low concentrations of nitrite and nitrate in aquatic samples using small volumes. It is ideal to analyse large sets of samples with different characteristics, since it is enough a small amount of water the volume and cost of reagents and consumables are reduced.
uacoopera posted this:Tungsten carbide based composite material, the appropriate method of production and applicationThe preferential production method of the composite material involves the sputtering for the modification of the particle surface by coating them with a nanocrystalline layer of iron-rich metallic binder with variable thickness. The rest of the processing follows the traditional powder metallurgy routes with pressing and sintering in a vacuum furnace. After processing, the composite contains tungsten carbide phase, eta-phase and iron rich binder.