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Microscale Thermochemical Reactor for Production of DME
Technology Description Researchers at OSU have developed a microscale reactor for the efficient gas phase conversion of CO2 and methane to dimethyl ether (DME). The device architecture utilizes millimeter to sub-millimeter characteristic lengths and novel pillar features to achieve rapid diffusion and heat conduction, improving yield and thermal ef...
Published: 4/22/2019   |   Inventor(s): Lucas Freiberg, Matthew Coblyn, Nicholas AuYeung, Goran Jovanovic
Keywords(s): Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Inst. (ATAMI), Chemical Reaction Process, dimethyl ether, DME, Energy Storage, microreactor, Process Intensification, solar, Solar Themochemical, Solar Thermal, syngas, thermally coupled reactor
Category(s): Chemical, Database, Device, Engineering, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Physical Science, Sustainability & Cleantechnologies
Aqueous Zinc-Metal Battery
Technology Description This battery cell design utilizes a set of electrolytes based on aqueous zinc salt electrolytes and various mixtures comprising other ions. These electrolytes provide for the reversible stripping/plating of a zinc metal anode and the electrochemical energy storage devices that use these anodes. The overall cell architecture ...
Published: 4/22/2019   |   Inventor(s): Xiulei (david) Ji, Chong Zhang
Keywords(s): Batteries, Energy Storage, Manufacturing, Zinc battery
Category(s): Engineering, Chemical, Device, Materials Science, Physical Science, Sustainability & Cleantechnologies
Hybrid Drivetrain for UAVs
Technology Description This hybrid drivetrain combines the benefits of an electric motor and a gas engine to enable vertical takeoff and landing as well as extended flights times in both fixed wing and multi-rotor drone designs. The system has optimized components to allow the electric motor to function as motor and generator and also eliminates ex...
Published: 3/27/2019   |   Inventor(s): Christopher Hagen, Sean Brown, Shyam Menon, Thomas Herron
Keywords(s): Unmanned Aerial Systems, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Category(s): Device, Engineering, Physical Science, Sustainability & Cleantechnologies
Micro-LED Device
Technology Description This micro-LED device architecture utilizes quantum dot (QD) technology to simultaneously minimize UV leakage and leverage the photoluminescence of the QDs to improve color range and reduce power consumption. This enhances the quality of the display while reducing cost. Using available and inexpensive materials with establish...
Published: 3/27/2019   |   Inventor(s): Li-Jing Cheng, Akash Kannegulla
Keywords(s): Light-emitting devices
Category(s): Chemical, Device, Engineering, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Sustainability & Cleantechnologies
Leachate Treatment System and Method
Technology Description This leachate treatment system is a modular system with multiple treatment modules that can remove solids, organics, metals, and nitrogen compounds. The materials, including combustible organics, purified metals, and ammonia, can be recovered for added value. The system is also capable of successfully and dynamically treating...
Published: 3/13/2019   |   Inventor(s): Steven White, Ganti Murthy
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Category(s): Agricultural, Biological Materials, Chemical, Physical Science, Sustainability & Cleantechnologies
An Organic Semiconductor Thin Film for Use in Electronic Devices
Technology Description To overcome challenges with pure xylindein and its derivatives as well as other organic semiconductors, OSU researchers developed a xylindein-containing composite material that can be deposited as a thin film and maintain similar, or in some instances even superior, electrical and optical properties as compared to pure xylind...
Published: 9/5/2018   |   Inventor(s): Oksana Ostroverkhova, Sara (seri) Robinson, Sarath Vega Guiterrez
Keywords(s): biodegradable electronics, Fungal Pigments, Organic electronics, Organic semiconductors, solar cell, sustainable electronics, wearables, Xylindein
Category(s): Chemical, Device, Engineering, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Physical Science, Sustainability & Cleantechnologies
Sulfone-Containing Electrolytes for Highly Reversible Dendrite-Free Lithium Metal Anode
Technology Description The electrolyte described enables highly reversible lithium stripping and plating of a lithium anode operating within a lithium metal battery, including but not limited to Li-S or Li-O2 batteries, while minimizing dendrite formation. The technology is a new electrolyte formula that contains sulfone molecules as the additive t...
Published: 8/2/2018   |   Inventor(s): Xiulei (david) Ji, Woochul Shin
Keywords(s): Batteries, electrolytes, electronics, Energy Storage, Transportation
Category(s): Engineering, Chemical, Materials Science, Physical Science, Sustainability & Cleantechnologies
Pressure Pass-Through Strain Sensor
Technology Description This technology is a pressure pass-through apparatus for a distributed strain sensor assembly. It is made from readily available components configured in a novel and simple way to produce a highly reliable and very economical solution to passing optical fibers from a low-pressure environment to an elevated pressure. The appar...
Published: 5/11/2018   |   Inventor(s): Wade Marcum, Aaron Weiss, Warren Jones, Ann Marie Phillips, Casey Jesse, John Kennedy, Daniel LaBrier, Chad Nixon
Keywords(s): fiber optics, monitoring, non-ambient environment, optics, strain measurement
Category(s): Device, Chemical, Engineering, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Physical Science, Sustainability & Cleantechnologies
Wind turbine sensor array for monitoring avian and bat collisions v2.0
Technology Description An integrated multi-sensor detection package with event-based data collection has been developed using accelerometers, microphones, and a camera coupled with integrated signal processing. The sensors are installed directly on wind turbine blades and on-board processors wirelessly transmit data to the central controller and da...
Published: 3/12/2018   |   Inventor(s): Roberto Albertani, William Maurer, Matthew Johnston, Kyle Clocker
Keywords(s): bird deterrent, collision deterrent, Detection, environment monitoring, sensor, Sensor-based monitoring, wind turbine
Category(s): Sustainability & Cleantechnologies, Research Tools
Low-Power Remote Logging Weight and Temperature Sensor
Technology Description The sensor includes a load cell, external temperature sensor, logger, and fuel container. The inexpensive monitor provides an easy launch via simple switch, data collection via SD card for ease of processing, a flexible power supply to last for any desired duration, and a cloud-based analysis platform to indicate the variabil...
Published: 2/15/2018   |   Inventor(s): Nordica Maccarty, Jennifer Ventrella
Keywords(s): biomass fuel sensor, Cookstoves, fuel efficiency algorithm, Household energy, Load cell logger, low power device, Sensor-based monitoring
Category(s): Device, Diagnostics, Engineering, Information Technology, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Physical Science, Research Tools, Software, Sustainability & Cleantechnologies
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