Search Results - Gas/Liquid Treatment

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Forward Osmosis separation processes using Magnesium Oxide and Carbon Dioxide
SUMMARYLehigh University has developed a forward osmosis separation processes using magnesium oxide and carbon dioxide. The invention can purify water through a Forward Osmosis process from both surface water and saline water. The invention can concentrate waste from a dilute waste stream. In various applications it may be desirable to concentrate...
Published: 5/20/2014   |   Inventor(s): Arup Sengupta, Robert Creighton, Ryan Smith
Keywords(s): Water Treatment
Category(s): Chemistry, Chemical, Gas/Liquid Treatment
Brackish Water Desalination Using a Mixed Bed of Anion Exchangers to Prevent Sulfate Scaling Without External Addition of Chemicals
SUMMARYLehigh University has developed a reversible ion exchange-desalination (RIX-D) process. Desalination is a common method of salt-water purification, which is practiced throughout the world. The two products of salt water purification drinking water and leftover salty brine called concentrate. Unfortunately, the amount of drinking water that c...
Published: 5/20/2014   |   Inventor(s): Arup Sengupta, Ryan Smith
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Category(s): Gas/Liquid Treatment, Chemistry, Chemical
Autothermal Cycle for Co2 Capture
SUMMARY Lehigh University has developed a novel process for carbon capture. This process removes carbon dioxide from flue gas through beds containing adsorbent materials. Desorption is performed by passing steam through the beds creating a stream of carbon dioxide mixed with steam. This mixture is then compressed to condense the steam and move the ...
Published: 5/16/2012   |   Inventor(s): Hugo Caram
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Category(s): Energy and Environment, Gas/Liquid Treatment, Chemicals & Materials Science
Facile, High Yield Synthesis and Purification of CdS Quantum Dots from Optimized Strains of S. maltophilia
SUMMARY A major barrier to the utilization of quantum dots (QDs) in commercial applications is the high cost associated with conventional chemical synthesis as well as the use of high temperatures and toxic solvents, thereby requiring specialized, expensive waste disposal procedures. Lehigh University has developed an optimized, bacterial-based syn...
Published: 8/26/2011   |   Inventor(s): Bryan Berger, Steven Mcintosh
Keywords(s): Efficiency Enhancement, Solid State Displays
Category(s): Energy and Environment, Materials and Nanotechnology, Optical Networking and Sensors, Electronics, Gas/Liquid Treatment
Supercapacitive Swing Adsorption
SUMMARY Lehigh University has developed a new approach to sorption based gas separation using supercapacitive swing adsorption (SSA). This approach is advantageous over traditional gas separation techniques as it avoids the need of pressure and temperature changes. Reusable supercapacitive energy is utilized to achieve gas separation suggesting sub...
Published: 6/14/2011   |   Inventor(s): Kai Landskron, David Moore, Nina Finamore Jarrah, Berenika Kokoszka, Cong Liu, Paritosh Mohanty
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Category(s): Energy and Environment, Materials and Nanotechnology, Gas/Liquid Treatment
Eliminating Membrane Fouling Through Reversible Cation Exchange Process
SUMMARY Reversible cation-exchange membrane desalination (RCIX-MEM) is a useful technology that offers significant benefits for any company/industry involved in desalination of saline water. Reverse osmosis (RO) is the most common technology used for desalination of saline water but there are major problems with it, such as scale formation, disposa...
Published: 6/11/2010   |   Inventor(s): Arup Sengupta, Sudipta Sarkar
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Category(s): Gas/Liquid Treatment
A Method for Treating Contaminated Water
SUMMARY The given technology is a method for the treatment of wastewater. Zero valent iron particles having enhanced surface area are used to treat contaminated groundwater in-situ or above ground. Hollow and/or porous zero valent iron particles having a generally spherical shape and porous surface are produced using a sacrificial substrate and the...
Published: 3/16/2009   |   Inventor(s): Wei-Xian Zhang
Keywords(s): Environmental Remediation, Nanotechnology, Water Treatment
Category(s): Gas/Liquid Treatment