A nanotechnology platform developed at Headwaters Technology Innovation (HTI) has many applications. A case study based on synthesis of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) from hydrogen and oxygen will be used as an example and discussed. H2O2 [...]
GVD Corporation is commercializing solvent-free, chemically-pure polymer coatings formed by chemical vapor deposition (CVD). GVD’s all-dry coatings currently range from fluorocarbons to silicones to electrically-conductive polymers. These novel coatings are deposited from the vapor phase, [...]
The replacement of synthetic plastics by biodegradable polymers such as polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) is urgent. The final price of these polyesters is higher and the production costs should be decreased. Whey, which is the major by-product [...]
The Miracle of UV Light: UV Materials Technology V’s Standard Solvent, Water or 2K Materials Technology... Solution: UV Technology is “Faster, Smaller, Cleaner” Faster Line Speed – Increase productivity by 100 – 200% Faster Coating [...]
A new simple system has been built and installed in semiconductor plants that uses laser light and oxygen to clean semiconductor and other surfaces without chemicals. This system has only four moving parts, has no [...]
Advanced Electron Beams (AEB) utilizes an innovative design and manufacturing technology to provide compact electron beams as an efficient, clean and cost effective form of industrial energy. End users are replacing traditional thermal and ultraviolet [...]
Polyflow Corporation is commercializing a revolutionary process technology that will truly recycle mixed and dirty plastic and rubber trash into monomers and solvents. Polyflow cracks plastic and rubber waste as an alternative to crude oil [...]
Immobilization of free enzymes/proteins on water-insoluble mesoporous silica (MS) supports is often applied to obtain efficient biocatalysts for various applications. Three methods were applied for enzyme bonding onto MS: (1) physical adsorption with subsequent crosslinking [...]
The adulteration of the olive oil with lower-priced oils and its distinction of different classifications are serious problems in the olive oil market, a fast on-site screening method is needed to be developed. In addition [...]
The aim of our novel approach was to create a simple and cheap sensor providing reasonable sensitivity and selectivity to indicate the “best use before” period combined with a memory effect that cannot easily be [...]
The unique mechanical, electronic, and non-volatility of carbon nanotubes (CNT) have significant potential to replace current silicon-based switches. However, before fully integrating CNT switches into the semiconductor industry, the production costs and environmental impacts associated [...]
, Fornasiero F.
, Grigoropoulos C.P.
, Holt J.K.
, In J.B.
, Kim S.
, Noy A.
, Park H.G.
, Stadermann M.
, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, US
Both MD simulations and experimental studies have shown that liquid and gas flow through carbon nanotubes with nanometer size diameter is exceptionally fast. For applications in separation technology, selectivity is required together with fast flow. [...]
Optimized synthesis of new cellulose-GMA materials via radical and physical chemical activation, their chemical composition determination and derivatization quantification. Structural solid state NMR and IR ATR characterizations. Derivative screenings for possible use in filtration of [...]
Titania based aerogels are nanoscopic pore-solid architectures with high surface area and a continuous mesoporous network fashioned from interconnected nano-quasicrystallites building blocks that make them attractive for various (photo)catalysis based applications . Besides the role [...]
Ultrasound in a liquid phase cause mass and heat transfer across the liquid through cavitational processes which act as nanoreactors to generate unstable mechanical equilibrium. The effect of 1 MHz ultrasound on the inactivation of [...]
Nanotechnology has been compared to the industrial revolution in its scope of applications and ability to dramatically transform new and existing technologies. Nanotechnology is a quickly emerging field where the toxicological effects on human and [...]
The fate of nanoparticles in commercial products at the end of product life is not entirely clear. This uncertainty, coupled with the unknowns regarding the potential for risks to human health and the environment, could [...]
Transition metal oxides are desirable alternatives to precious metals based catalysts for CO oxidation since they are less costly. Several nanosize iron oxides were prepared by using Headwaters Technology Innovation (HTI) NxCat® colloidal chemistry nanotechnology. [...]
This research work presents a new implementation of the CMOS electric-field sensor, titled as Differential Electric Field Sensitive Field Effect Transistor (DeFET). The DeFET is successfully used in detection of small partials and it is [...]
Here we present a highly sensitive nanocomposite based Chemiresistive SO2 sensor. The main objective of this research is focused on developing a cost effective, integrable and disposable gas sensor which detects SO2 gas molecules in [...]
The effects of nanparticle surface chemistry, size, concentration and distribution on the properties of Pd/polycarbonate nanocomposites was investigated. Interesting trends in electrical conductivity and thermal stability of the nanomposites were identified. These trends were used [...]
Soane Labs develops and applies nanotechnology and advanced polymer chemistry to the personal care industry trough novel colorants and high-affinity polymers. By controlling the spontaneous self-assembly of polymers and nanoparticles at interfaces, the color, look, [...]
The presentation will give an overview of state-of-the-art technologies and today’s possibilities as well as technical and regulatory limitations. The focus will be on the potential of a new generation of homogenizers, which allowfor the [...]
Headwaters Technology Innovation (HTI) has applied aqueous colloidal chemistry with great success in the development of “bottom-up” nanomaterials and nanotechnologies. One such material is a nano-scaled magnesium hydroxide, NxCat® Mg(OH)2, which is primarily used as [...]
Recent advances in hydrothermal synthesis techniques and procedures to modify the surfaces of the particles have led to the development of a new class of material – the NanoZeolites. The availability of porous, nanocrystalline materials [...]
Low-dimensional TiO2-related nanomaterial with high morphology specificity, including nano-tube, -wire, -sheet, -fiber and -ribbon, had attracted particular interest in advanced applications as catalyst, solar-energy conversion semiconductor, gas sensor and electrochemical material, as it was discovered [...]
Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: Technical Proceedings of the 2008 Clean Technology Conference and Trade Show
Published: June 1, 2008
Industry sectors: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing | Energy & Sustainability
Topic: Sustainable Materials