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  1. Microalgae are very useful biological systems for capturing carbon dioxide (CO2 ) and generating biomass and many useful products. Increasing the CO2 concentration in gas supplied to a microalgae growth system can improve its productivity many fold over using atmospheric air. Flue gas could be a good source of CO2 -enriched gas; however, its usefu...
    Published: 2/19/2016
  2. Batteries operate by polarizing and transferring ions through liquid or molecular solvents. Recent developments have made use of organic cation salts in plastic crystalline states as solvents, in which lithium salts can be dissolved. These lithium salts are known as electrolytes. Unfortunately, they are associated with low conductivity. Other elect...
    Published: 2/2/2016
  3. While photosynthetic microorganisms offer a promising route to generate sustainable transportation fuels and products using solar energy, boosting their photosynthetic efficiency above normal levels (<5%) will help ensure its economic viability. A major source of inefficiency is that photosynthetically active radiation (PAR, 400-700 nm) constitu...
    Published: 6/10/2015
  4. Ice makers are commonly found in household refrigerators, food service industries, and restaurants and bars. The automatic ice makers within standard freezers typically use a timer-operated solenoid valve to fill the tray with the appropriate amount of water. Once the water has frozen the timer activates a heating element that melts a thin layer of...
    Published: 5/7/2015
    Category(s): Applied Technologies
  5. The demand for rechargeable batteries is rapidly rising due to increased sales of consumer electronics, electric and hybrid automobiles, and the need for grid-based energy storage systems. Currently, the most widely used rechargeable batteries are manufactured with lithium-ion and liquid electrolyte materials. Unfortunately, as these batteries are ...
    Published: 5/8/2014
    Inventor(s): Candace Chan, Ting Yang, Ying Li
    Category(s): Energy & Power
  6. The demand for electric automobiles is driving research to find new rechargeable battery options. Current lithium ion batteries are very heavy and require large amounts of space. Additionally, these batteries have the potential to overheat during charging and cause fires. Lithium ion batteries are used because they can be recharged, but the chargin...
    Published: 4/21/2014
  7. The lithium battery industry is undergoing rapid expansion, now representing the largest segment of the portable battery industry and dominating the computer, cell phone, and camera power source industry. High capacity and high rate lithium-ion batteries (LIB) with low cost and improved safety characteristics constitute a major requirement for elec...
    Published: 10/3/2012
    Inventor(s): Candace Chan
  8. The lithium battery industry is undergoing rapid expansion, now representing the largest segment of the portable battery industry and dominating the computer, cell phone, and camera power source industry. Beyond consumer electronics, LIBs are also growing in popularity for military, electric vehicle, and aerospace applications. Lithium-ion batterie...
    Published: 10/3/2012

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