A Novel Decontamination Process for Powders

SUMMARY

 

Lehigh University has developed a purification process for magnesium aluminate spinel powder. The process has been successfully utilized to remove unwanted elements in commercial grade spinel powders. It can potentially be used for the purification of other similar materials as well. The process involves treating powders in ultra-high vacuum with or without concurrent heating for extended period of time. In this process the impurities (predominantly the anionic species) are removed from the powders without any changes in the physical characteristics (such as particle size and particle size distribution, surface area, volume etc).

 

Lehigh Tech ID# 120710-01

 

THE MARKET

Decontamination of powders, suspensions and likewise materials.

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

Lehigh University is initially interested in identifying industry partners to co-develop the technology, ultimately leading to licensing.

 

 

App Type Country Serial No. Patent No. File Date Issued Date Expire Date
Utility United States 13/334,829 8,440,584 12/22/2011 5/14/2013 12/22/2031
For Information, Contact:
Yatin Karpe
Associate Director
Lehigh University
yak206@lehigh.edu
Inventors:
Animesh Kundu
Martin Harmer
Keywords:
Filtration
Nanotechnology
Purification