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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...
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
Electric Hot Water Heater Responsive to Grid Frequency
Technology Description This technology utilizes residential water heaters to provide a low cost method of stabilizing the electric grid. Electric water heaters can be used as a demand response resource to control the amount of power consumed in response to instantaneous availability of renewable generation. Standard electric hot water heater contro...
Published: 5/23/2016   |   Inventor(s): Ted Brekken
Keywords(s): Energy Storage
Category(s): Sustainability & Cleantechnologies
Low Cost Methods for Producing Microchannel Process Technology
Technology Description This manufacturing architecture uses microchannel flow inserts to eliminate the need for small photochemically-machined features, thereby enabling the use of stamping and, in turn, improving the material utilization and reducing the cost of compact, microchannel heat exchangers made from refractory alloys needed for high-temp...
Published: 5/17/2016   |   Inventor(s): Brian Paul, Samuel Brannon
Keywords(s): Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Inst. (ATAMI), Chemical Synthesis, Chemicals / Chemical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Energy Storage, Heat exchangers, Heat Transfer, Manufacturing, Mechanical & Areospace Engineering, Metal Alloy, Microchannel, Mixing, Nanotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Physical Science, Physics / Applied Engineering, Process/Procedure, Reactor, Research Tools
Category(s): Device, Engineering, Medical Devices, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Physical Science, Research Tools, Sustainability & Cleantechnologies, Transportation
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