Rick Wadley posted this:
Innovation Manager at Vortex H20
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC posted this:Environmental Quality Assessment of contaminated soilsEnvironmental quality of soils is determined using analytical chemistry methods, with expensive and sophisticated equipment. Toxicity assays provide a global response regarding the danger of contaminated soil to living organisms. However bioassays are based in lengthy experimental procedures (between 7 and 28 days) to provide reliable results. Normalized soil assays use different species of earthworms and collembola that must be grown and maintained in specialized facilities. Partners to further develop the technology and/or to establish commercial agreements along with technical cooperation are sought.
Laser Consult Ltd. posted this:Innovative Technology to Utilize and Recycle Sewage SludgeOur partner, a Hungarian company, developed a patented technology that provides a solution for transforming municipal sewage sludge into solid fuel (Solid Recovered Fuel -SRF), which also enables sewage plants to achieve significant cost savings. The company is looking for potential licensing partners in the field of sewage plant construction and operation.
Miguel Menendez posted this:
Professor / PhD. at Universidad de Zaragoza
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Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew University posted this:Clay-Polymer Sorbents for the Removal of Organic Micro-Pollutants from Water"Complex" Pyridine [not simple PDADMAC.] Yael Mishael – Clay Polymer Sorbents for the Removal of Organic Micro-Pollutants (TTM:2876)– Prof. Mishael developed a patented clay based ‘pyridine’ composite to remove organic pollutants with a higher efficiency then activated carbon. The composite is cheap to produce yet highly effective in removing drugs, herbicides and pesticides. Patent Position: https://www.lens.org/lens/patent/WO_2016_151592_A1 Yissum Online: http://www.yissum.co.il/technologies/project/2876 Below thoughts were edited and approved by Yael Mishael: The complex pyridine based polymer is ‘designed’ for catching micro pollutants @ ng/Liter concentrations (single molecule - pharmaceuticals, herbicide, pesticide), but there are no regulations in place for treatment of micropollutants from waste water. So there is no incentive for companies/municipalities to add expensive capex to treat this wastewater (capex for pumps, filtration columns etc – irrespective of adsorption resin). There is not really a need for filtering freshwater (tap water) through a complex resin since freshwater is not tested for micro pollutants and is not likely to have this and again there is no regulation for this. On the other hand the simple ‘PDADMAC’ polymer can be used for filtering any dissolvable organic matter (humeric/muddy), and can be used for clearing up opaque fresh water prior to drinking or treated wastwater. So the results are clearly visible and can be used in municipalities and private home filtration systems, and it was found to be more efficient and more cost effective in purifying organic matter than granulated activated carbon. Project ID : 8-2012-2876
UACOOPERA University of Aveiro posted this:
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Ivan Rodriguez Rosello posted this:
Licensing Manager at Universidad de Alicante
Laser Consult Ltd. posted this:All-natural hydrophobic oil absorbent powders and granules for environmental & industrial purposesThe technology consists of an original industrial process by which natural materials can be turned into products with hydrophobic oil adsorbent properties. The captured oil can be extracted and recycled, and the product can be reused several times over. These products can be developed as powders or granules with varying levels of hardness, water resistance, size, and density for diverse set of applications.
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:Laboratory techniques for contaminant transport assessmentLaboratory techniques: Experimental analysis of processes affecting transport of contaminants through the vadose zone and the aquifer are necessary to interpret field data, especially when the recognition at field level is hampered by the complexity of the environmental system. Batch and column experiments, specifically designed to simulate field conditions as reliably as possible, provide valuable information on interaction between contaminants and vadose zone and/or aquifer materials. These laboratory techniques are also useful to assess the response in terms of contaminant removal during water reuse and water treatment activities. Experimental study should always be coupled with numerical modelling to quantify contaminant transport parameters, with the aim of finding the nexus between field and laboratory research.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Bioremediation strategy in situ for the precipitation and immobilization of uranium and other toxic elements in contaminated soils.A research group from the Geology Department of the University of Alcalá is developing a technology to study the role of the oxidation-reduction processes of humics in the reduction of uranium and other toxic metals in contaminated soils to determine whether stimulating the activity of humic-reducing and oxidizing microbial communities in contaminated soils can be an effective strategy for the in situ immobilization of uranium and other toxic metals. The group is looking for technical cooperation projects with companies.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Improved process for selective oxidation of sulfide groups to sulfone by silsesquioxane catalysts.A Spanish-Portuguese research group from the department of Inorganic Chemistry at Alcalá University and ITQB-Universidad Nova of Lisboa of Oeiras, has developed a process of synthesis of titanium silesquioxane compounds and its applications in oxidation catalyst of organic sulphur compounds. The group looks for licencing agreements and commercial or collaboration agreements with pharmaceutical and petrochemical industry, and those industries in charge of the fertilizer preparation and production of compounds for the treatment of environmental problems.
Laser Consult Ltd. posted this:“Air filter integrated in a bicycle’s wheel” – giving bicycles the power to provide cleaner urban airThis product offers a simple, end user inclusive, and inexpensive way of filtering the air from particulate matter particles (PM 10, PM 2.5 and similar). This product is integrated in a bicycle wheel. The basic concept of the product is using the rotation of the wheel, combined with the axial motion of the bicycle to push air through the filter material, thus filtering the air. The device itself is actually quite simple, and it has a goal of helping towards the solving the problem of air pollution in urban areas. Everyone who has a bicycle is a potential user of the product, but the users that would benefit the most are people living in urban areas that face the problem of air pollution. The best possible way to implement this device is to integrate the filters on bicycles sharing or renting systems that have a significant number of users, for example such systems are common in East Asia. Another way to implement the product is offering it to people as a product that can be added to their bicycle while buying a new one, or fixing their old bicycle. With all of the statements above, the ideal partnership would be with a company, but it is not exclusive to other companies, that works in the mentioned fields. The partnership could be via licensing the product, or selling the rights together with the complete documentation.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Universal sensor platform for immunoassayThe research group in Bioelectrochemistry and Biosensors of the University of Alcalá has developed a method for the construction of a universal analytical device that allows the adaptation of any ELISA format to an immunosensor format, in order to develop simple, low cost and easy to use sensors. This device is based on the sequential deposition of self-assembled monolayers of polymers and affinity elements, applicable for the detection and quantification of any analyte or target antigen in a liquid sample, which allows the development of "on-demand" immunosensors. The group looks for companies or institutions from agro-food, bio-sanitary and environmental sector, interested in reaching collaboration agreements, commercial agreements with technical assistance or patent licensing.