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National Energy Technology Laboratory Technology Marketing Summaries

Here you’ll find marketing summaries for technologies available for licensing from the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). The summaries provide descriptions of the technologies including their benefits, applications and industries, and development stage.

104 Technology Marketing Summaries
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Catalytic Coal Gasification Process for the Production of Methane-Rich Syngas

Research is active on the patented technology, titled "Production of Methane-Rich Syngas from Fuels Using Multi-functional Catalyst/Capture Agent." This technology is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

 
11/14/2017
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Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy Probe for Simplified Light Collection and Laser Operation

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has developed a laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) probe featuring simplified construction that minimizes the need for optical elements from the probes data collection path, reducing potential interference with the transmission of high quality spectra. By reducing the complexity and cost of the laser head, the invention maximizes the amount and quality of light returned for analysis and increases the... read more

11/07/2017
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Stable Immobilized Amine Sorbents for the De-Coloration of Waste Waters

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has developed a system and method for combining polyamines, which immobilizes the dye-absorbing amine sites within low cost, porous silica particles. The innovation has the potential to remove organic-based colorants and pollutants from different water sources. This invention is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from NETL.

11/02/2017
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Application of Immobilized Amine Sorbents for Recovery of Rare Earth Elements from Aqueous Systems

Research is active on the development and application of basic immobilized amine sorbents (BIAS) for use in the recovery of rare earth elements (REEs) from aqueous systems. This invention is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

10/24/2017
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Portable Luminescence-based Sensor for Rare Earth Element Detection

Research is active on the development of sensors for use in the detection and quantification of rare earth elements in coal waste by-product streams. This invention is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

10/18/2017
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Poly (Hydroxyl Urethane) Adhesives and Binders from CO2-Based Intermediates

This patent-pending technology titled "Poly (Hydroxyl Urethane) Compositions and Methods of Making and Using the Same" is available for licensing from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

The adhesive is a "green," environmentally friendly epoxy that utilizes inexpensive CO2 as a starting material, consists of composites that can be cured either thermally or with light, and has a scalable, high yield manufacturing... read more

10/16/2017
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Tunable Nanocomposite Alloys for Magnetic Field Sensing

Research is currently active on the patent pending technology titled, "Tunable Anisotropy of Co-Based Nanocomposites for Magnetic Field Sensing and Inductor Applications.” This technology is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

 

 

10/06/2017
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Separation of CO2 From Multi-Component Gas Streams

Research is active on the patented technology, titled "Apparatus and Process for the Separation of Gases Using Supersonic Expansion and Oblique Shock Wave Compression.” This technology is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

10/06/2017
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Hydrophobic Solvent for CO2 Capture Simplifies Gasification Process

Research is active on the patent pending technology titled, "High Performance Hydrophobic Solvent for CO2 Capture." This technology is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

09/20/2017
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Conversion of Methane to Hydrogen and Synthesis Gas Using Bimetallic Oxygen Carriers

Research is active on the development of regenerable bimetallic oxygen carriers for use in methane conversion to hydrogen combined with chemical looping combustion systems. This invention is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

08/08/2017
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Method for Exhaust Cleanup from Combustion Processes Using Mixed-Metal Oxide Based Catalysts

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has developed a method for removing pollutants from the exhaust stream of an internal combustion engine (ICE) using a multi-component mixed-metal oxide (MMO) catalyst system. This invention is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

07/26/2017
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Novel Bimetallic Oxygen Carriers for Use in Chemical Looping Combustion

Research is currently active on the patent pending technology titled, "Metal Ferrite Oxygen Carriers for Chemical Looping Combustion of Solid Fuels." This technology is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

07/13/2017
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Thin Ionic Liquid Film Deposition Within Porous Substrates

NETL researchers are currently developing ionic liquid technologies for application to carbon capture or other separation processes. Ionic liquids can function as a platform for an amazingly diverse set of applications, including batteries, processing of polymers and cellulose, waste water treatment, and gas separation. These patent pending technologies are available for licensing and/or collaborative research opportunities between interested parties and the U.S. Department of Energy’s... read more

07/13/2017
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Real-time Combustion Control and Diagnostics Sensor-Pressure Oscillation Monitor

The Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is seeking licensing partners interested in implementing its patented "Real-Time Combustion Control and Diagnostics Sensor-Pressure Oscillation Monitor" technology.

Disclosed is NETL’s sensor system and process for monitoring and controlling the amplitude and/or frequencies of dynamic pressure oscillations in combustion systems during active combustion processes. The combustion control and... read more

07/13/2017
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A Unique Split Laser System for Environmental Monitoring

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) have developed a novel split laser system for in situ environmental monitoring via Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) or Raman analysis.  The design features fiber-coupled, optically-pumped, passively Q-switched lasers that are small, portable, low cost and robust enough for even downhole applications.  The technology can be used in a wide array of applications, including, but... read more

07/13/2017
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Pyrochlore-based Catalysts for Syngas-Derived Alcohol Synthesis

This technology provides an advantageous means to convert syngas into a class of chemicals known as higher oxygenates as well as other long-chain hydrocarbons. Research is currently active on this patent-pending technology "Synthesis, Characterization, and Catalytic Activity of Rh-based Lanthanum Zirconate Pyrochlores for Higher Alcohol Synthesis." This technology is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy's National... read more

07/13/2017
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Embedded Gas and Temperature Sensors for Extreme Environments

Research is active on optical sensors integrated with advanced sensing materials for high temperature embedded gas sensing applications. A portfolio of patented and patent pending technologies are available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). Organizations or individuals with capabilities in optical sensor packaging for harsh environment and high temperature applications are encouraged to... read more

07/06/2017
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Polymeric Sorbent for Use In CO2 Capture and Separation

Research is active on the design, synthesis, and use of polymeric sorbents for gas separation applications. This invention is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

07/06/2017
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Oxygen Separation Using Magnetic Membranes

Research is active on the patent pending technology titled, “Mechanical Membrane for the Separation of a Paramagnetic Constituent from a Fluid.” This invention is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

06/30/2017
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Improved Martensitic Steel for High Temperature Applications

NETL has developed a stainless steel composition and heat treatment process for a high-temperature, titanium alloyed 9 Cr-1 molybdenum alloy exhibiting improved creep strength and oxidation resistance at temperatures up to 650 °C. The novel combination of composition and heat treatment produces a heat-treated material containing both large primary titanium carbides and small secondary titanium carbides. The primary titanium carbides contribute to creep strength while the secondary... read more

06/23/2017
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Application of Oxide Dispersion Strengthening Coatings for Improved Transpiration Cooling

Research is active on the development and incorporation of oxide dispersion strengthening (ODS) coatings for use in gas turbine component cooling applications. This invention is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

06/23/2017
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Chromia Refractory Brick with Carbon Treatment for Resistance to Slag Penetration in Gasifier Envrionments

Research is active on the development of a chromia refractory brick composed principally of Cr2O3, Al2O3, and carbon deposits for operation in the slagging environment of a gasifier operating at temperatures between 1250o C and 1575o C, pressures between 300 and 1000 psi, and oxygen partial pressures between 10-4 and 10-10. This invention is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory... read more

06/15/2017
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Conversion of Carbon Dioxide to Carbon Monoxide or Synthesis Gas by Reforming or Gasification Using Oxygen Carriers/Catalysts

Research is active on the development of metal ferrite oxygen carriers/catalysts for use in processes that convert carbon dioxide (CO2) to carbon monoxide (CO) or synthesis gas by reforming or gasification. This invention is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

06/15/2017
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Regenerable Sorbents for CO2 Capture from Moderate and High Temperature Gas Streams

The Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory is seeking licensing partners interested in implementing United States Patent Number 7,314,847 titled "Regenerable Sorbents for CO2 Capture from Moderate and High Temperature Gas Streams."

Disclosed in this patent is NETL’s process for making a granular sorbent to capture carbon dioxide from gas streams. The sorbent is made by homogeneously mixing a reactive substrate containing an... read more

05/18/2017
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Method of Applying a Cerium Diffusion Coating to a Metallic Alloy

The Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is seeking licensing partners interested in implementing United States Patent Number 7,553,517 titled "Method of Applying a Cerium Diffusion Coating to a Metallic Alloy." This invention is applicable to advanced, next-generation power plant components; solid oxide fuels cells; heaters and heat exchangers; or any other application where oxidation-resistant metals are needed.

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05/18/2017
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Piezoelectric Axial Flow Microvalve

The Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is seeking licensing partners interested in implementing United States Patent Number 7,159,841 entitled "Piezoelectric Axial Flow Microvalve."

Disclosed in this patent are the design and functionality of NETL’s piezo-electrically operated microvalves and their use in fuel cell systems, which consist of an assembly of individual fuel cells into a stack. The microvalve improves flow... read more

05/18/2017
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Mercury Sorbent Delivery System for Flue Gas

The Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is seeking licensing partners interested in implementing United States Patent Number 7,494,632 titled "Mercury Sorbent Delivery System for Flue Gas."

Disclosed in this patent is NETL’s system for the removal of elemental mercury (Hg) (and other contaminants) from flue gas streams, which involves utilizing a layer of sorbent particles contained within the filter fabric of a filter bag... read more

05/18/2017
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Ionization Based Multi-directional Flow Sensor

The Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is seeking licensing partners interested in implementing United States Patent Number 7,523,673 titled "Ionization Based Multi-directional Flow Sensor."

Disclosed in this patent is NETL’s sensor system and process for multidirectional, real-time monitoring of the flow direction and velocity of a gas stream, with minimal pressure drop, such as air flow in a hybrid power generation... read more

05/18/2017
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Catalysts for Oxidation of Mercury in Flue Gas

The Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory is seeking licensing partners interested in implementing United States Patent Number 7,776,780 titled "Catalysts for Oxidation of Mercury in Flue Gas." Disclosed in this patent are catalysts for the oxidation of elemental mercury in flue gas. These novel catalysts include iridium (Ir), platinum/iridium (Pt/Ir), and Thief carbons. The catalyst materials will adsorb the oxidizing agents HCl, Cl2,... read more

05/18/2017
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Regenerable Hydrogen Chloride and Hydrogen Sulfide Removal Sorbents for High Temperature Gas Streams

The Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory is seeking licensing partners interested in implementing United States Patent Number 7,767,000 entitled "Regenerable Hydrogen Chloride Removal Sorbent and Regenerable Multifunctional Hydrogen Sulfide and Hydrogen Chloride Removal Sorbent for High Temperature Gas Streams."

Disclosed in this patent is the invention of a unique regenerable sorbent process that can remove contaminants from gas produced... read more

05/18/2017
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Capacitance Probe for Detection of Anomalies in Nonmetallic Plastic Pipe

The Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is seeking collaborative research and licensing partners interested in implementing United States Patent Number 7,839,282 titled "Capacitance Probe for Detection of Anomalies in Nonmetallic Plastic Pipe."

Disclosed in this patent is an analysis of materials using a capacitive sensor to detect anomalies in nonmetallic plastic pipe through comparison of measured capacitances. The capacitive... read more

05/18/2017
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Method for Producing Components with Internal Architectures, such as Micro-Channel Reactors, via Diffusion Bonding Sheets

The Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is seeking collaborative research and licensing partners interested in implementing United States Patent Number 7,900,811 titled "Method for Producing Components with Internal Architectures, Such as Micro-Channel Reactors, via Diffusion Bonding Sheets." Disclosed in this patent is a method for producing microchannels using graduated diffusion bonding of a stack of precision machined foils or... read more

05/18/2017
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Thermal Barrier Coating System

Research is active on the development and application of thermal barrier bond coatings for enhanced substrate oxidative resistance. Several patented and patent pending technologies are available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

05/18/2017
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Method of Detecting Leakage from Geologic Formations Used to Sequester CO2

The Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is seeking licensing partners interested in implementing United States Patent Number 7,704,746 titled "Method of Detecting Leakage from Geologic Formations Used to Sequester CO2."

Disclosed in this patent is a method to measure carbon dioxide leakage from sequestration reservoirs and, specifically, an enhanced method for the detection and quantification of carbon dioxide leaks from geologic... read more

05/18/2017
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CO2 Separation from Low-Temperature Flue Gases

The Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is seeking collaborative research and licensing partners interested in implementing United States Patent Number 7,842,126, titled "Co2 Separation from Low-Temperature Flue Gases."

Disclosed in this patent are novel methods for processing carbon dioxide (CO2) from combustion gas streams. Researchers at NETL are focused on the development of novel sorbent systems that can effectively remove CO2 and... read more

05/18/2017
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Method for Sequestering Carbon Dioxide and Sulfur Dioxide Utilizing a Plurality of Waste Streams

The Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory is seeking licensing partners interested in implementing United States Patent Number 7,922,792 titled "Method for Sequestering Carbon Dioxide and Sulfur Dioxide Utilizing a Plurality of Waste Streams."

Disclosed in this patent is the invention of a neutralization/sequestration method that concomitantly treats bauxite residues from aluminum production processes, as well as brine wastewater from oil... read more

05/18/2017
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High Capacity Immobilized Amine Sorbents

The Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory is seeking licensing partners interested in implementing United States Patent Number 7,288,136 titled "High Capacity Immobilized Amine Sorbents."

Disclosed in this patent is the invention of a method that facilitates the production of low-cost carbon dioxide (CO2) sorbents for use in large-scale gas-solid processes. This method treats an amine to increase the number of secondary amine groups... read more

05/18/2017
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Multi-component Removal in Flue gas by Aqua Ammonia

The Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory is seeking licensing partners interested in implementing United States Patent Number 7,255,842, titled "Multi-component Removal in Flue Gas by Aqua Ammonia."

This patent discloses a method for the removal of potential environmental-impacting compounds from flue gas streams. The method oxidizes some or all of the acid precursors such as sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitric oxides (NOx) into sulfur trioxide... read more

05/18/2017
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Optimum Catalyst Size Selection for Slurry Bubble Column Reactors

The Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is seeking licensing partners interested in implementing United States Patent Number 7,619,011 titled "Design of Slurry Bubble Column Reactors: Novel Technique for Optimum Catalyst Size Selection."

Disclosed in this patent is a method to determine the optimum catalyst particle size for application in a fluidized bed reactor, such as a slurry bubble column reactor (SBCR), to convert synthesis... read more

05/18/2017
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Device and Method for Separating Minerals, Carbon and Cement Additives from Fly Ash

Research is currently active on the patented technology "Device and Method for Separating Minerals, Carbon, and Cement Additives from Fly Ash." The technology is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the United States Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

05/18/2017
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Lean Blowoff Detection Sensor

Research is currently inactive on the patented technology "Lean blowoff detection sensor," but the technology is available for licensing from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).

05/18/2017
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Method of Regeneration of Immobilized Amine Sorbents for Use in CO2 Capture (the BIAS process)

This technology allows for optimal CO2 removal capacity for a given absorption and regeneration reactor size. Management of water loading in this manner allows optimal operation of the regeneration reactor with a significant reduction in energy losses incurred by the desorption of adsorbed water.

05/18/2017
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Thief Carbon Catalysts for Oxidation of Mercury in Effluent Stream
Disclosed in this patent are catalysts for the oxidation of elemental mercury in flue gas. These novel catalysts include iridium
(Ir), platinum/iridium (Pt/Ir), and Thief carbons. The catalyst materials will adsorb the oxidizing agents HCl, Cl2 and other halogen species in the flue gas stream that are produced when fuel is combusted. These adsorbed oxidizing agents can then react with elemental mercury in the stream, which is difficult to capture, and oxidize it to form Hg (II) species,... read more
05/18/2017
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Methods of Reforming Hydrocarbon Fuels Using Hexaaluminate Catalysts

Research is currently active on the technology "Methods of Reforming Hydrocarbon Fuels Using Hexaaluminate Catalysts." The technology is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory.

05/18/2017
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Superalloy Surface Treatment for Improved Metal Performance

Research is active on the patent pending technology, titled "Method to Improve Superalloy Resistance by Surface Treatment." This technology is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).

 
05/18/2017
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Visible Light Photoreduction of CO2 Using Heterostructured Catalysts

Research is currently active on the patented technology "Visible Light Photoreduction of CO2 Using Heterostructured Catalysts." The technology is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

05/18/2017
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Radial Flow Pulse Jet Mixer

Research is currently active on the patented technology "A Process for the Mixing of Heavy Solid Particulate Matter in a Lighter Liquid Carrier Fluid Using an Inverted Pulsed Jet Mixing Apparatus." The technology is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory.

05/18/2017
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Fuel Cell-Fuel Cell Hybrid System

Research on the patented technology "Fuel Cell-Fuel Cell Hybrid System" is currently inactive but ready for scale-up. The technology is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

05/18/2017
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Chemical Looping Air Separation Unit and Methods of Use

Research is currently active on the patent-pending technology "Chemical Looping Air Separation Unit and Methods of Use" that combines the best attributes of chemical looping and oxy-fuel combustion technologies. Following patent approval, the technology will be available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

05/18/2017
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Chemical Looping Air Separation Unit and Methods of Use

Research is currently active on the patent-pending technology "Chemical Looping Air Separation Unit and Methods of Use" that combines the best attributes of chemical looping and oxy-fuel combustion technologies. Following patent approval, the technology will be available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

05/18/2017
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Distributed Optical Sensor for CO2 Leak Detection

Research is active on the patented technology "Distributed Optical Sensor for COLeak Detection". This technology is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).

05/18/2017
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Transpiration Purging Access Probe for Particulate Laden or Hazardous Environments

Addressing the need for sensors that tolerate dirty environments, research is currently active on the patent-pending technology "Transpiration Purging Access Probe for Particulate Laden or Hazardous Environments." This technology is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research with the U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory.

 
05/18/2017
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Cu-Pd Hydrogen Separation Membranes with Reduced Palladium Content and Improved Performance

This patented technology, "Cu-Pd Hydrogen Separation Membranes with Reduced Palladium Content and Improved Performance," consists of copper-palladium alloy compositions for hydrogen separation membranes that use less palladium and have a potential increase in hydrogen permeability and resistance to sulfur degradation compared to currently available copper-palladium membranes. This technology is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research with the U.S. Department... read more

05/18/2017
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Nano-Structured Nobel Metal Catalysts for Hydrocarbon Reforming

Research is active on the patent pending technology, titled "Nano-Structured Nobel Metal Catalysts Based on Hexametallate Architecture for the Reforming of Hydrocarbon Fuels." This technology is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

 
05/18/2017
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Metal Oxide Promoters for Improving the Reactivity and Capacity of Oxygen Carriers for the Chemical Looping Combustion Process

This technology, titled "Metal Oxide Promoters for Improving the Reactivity and Capacity of Oxygen Carriers for the Chemical Looping Combustion Process,” provides a mixed metal oxide carrier to improve the oxygen transfer capacity and reactivity of existing carriers. Following patent approval, the technology will be available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

05/18/2017
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Constant Pressure High Throughput Membrane Permeation Testing System

A simple and rapid method for the screening of the permeability and selectivity of membranes for gas separation has been developed. A high throughput membrane testing system permits simultaneous evaluation of multiple membranes under conditions of moderate pressure and temperature for both pure gases and gas mixtures. The modular design, on-line sample analysis, and automation-competence of the technology provides a cost-effective approach to identify the optimal membrane for a given gas... read more

05/18/2017
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A Computational Approach to Homogenizing Nick-Based Single Crystal Alloys

An innovative approach has been developed to improve the thermal processing of advanced Nickel (Ni) single crystal alloys. The method employs thermodynamic and kinetic modeling to efficiently predict and optimize superalloy homogenization resulting in materials with superior properties. Significantly, the subject approach allows the homogenization process to be tailored for the desired end-use of the superalloy, while minimizing effort and cost. This technology is available for licensing... read more

05/18/2017
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Novel Reactor Design for Solid Fuel Chemical Looping Combustion

Research is active on the patent pending technology, titled Apparatus and Method for Solid Fuel Chemical Looping Combustion. This technology is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

05/18/2017
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Control of Slag Chemistry for the Reduction of Viscosity and Refractory Corrosion

Research is active on the patent pending technology, titled "Basic Refractory and Slag Management for Petcoke Carbon Feedstock in Gasifiers." This technology is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

05/18/2017
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Spheroid-Encapsulated Ionic Liquids for Gas Separation

An innovative approach has been developed allowing the use of high viscosity for gas separations. The method involves the encapsulation of ionic liquids (ILs) into polymer spheroids, taking advantage of the gas-absorbing properties and cost-effectiveness of ILs, while circumventing known IL viscosity issues. Significantly, the process permits optimization or ‘tuning’ of the IL-containing spheroids for specific gas separation applications. This technology is available for... read more

05/18/2017
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Hybrid Process for Post-Combustion CO2 Capture

Research is active on the patent pending technology titled, "Method for the Separation of a Gaseous Component Using a Solvent-Membrane Capture Process.” This technology is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

05/18/2017
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Plasmonic Heating for Catalytic CO2 Conversion and Utilization

Research is active on the patent pending technology titled, "Method of Conducting a Thermally Driven Reaction Using Plasmonic Heating." This technology is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

05/18/2017
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Mixed Matrix Membranes with Improved Gas Separation Properties

Research is active on the patent pending technology titled, "Surface Functionalization of Metal Organic Frameworks for Mixed Matrix Membranes." This technology is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

05/18/2017
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High Efficiency Electrocatalytic Conversion of CO2 to CO

Research is in progress on the development of ligand-protected gold (Au25) cluster nanocatalysts for the electrocatalytic conversion of carbon dioxide (CO2) to carbon monoxide (CO). A few patent pending technologies are available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

05/18/2017
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Use of Mixed Waste Slags for the Conversion of CO2/H20 to CO/H2

Research is active on the patent pending technology titled, "CO/H2 Production from CO2/H2O Gas Using Exothermic Reactions." This technology is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

 
05/18/2017
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Oxide-Dispersion Strengthened Coatings for Improved Alloy Performance

Research is active on the patented technology titled, "Method of Producing an Oxide Dispersion Strengthened Coating and Micro-Channels." This technology is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

05/18/2017
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Moisture Removal from Flue Gas for Enhanced CO2 Separation

Research is active on the patented technology titled, "Method of CO2Removal from a Gaseous Stream at Reduced Temperature." This technology is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).

 

 

05/18/2017
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Method for Determining Solids Circulation Rate

Research is currently active on the patented technology "Method for Determining Solids Circulation Rate." The technology is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

05/18/2017
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Process for CO2 Capture Using Zeolites from High Pressure and Moderate Temperature Gas Streams

Research is currently active on the patented technology "Process for CO2Capture Using Zeolites from High Pressure and Moderate Temperature Gas Streams." The technology is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

05/18/2017
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Heat Recirculating Cooler for Use in Fuel Gas Sulfur Removal

Research is currently inactive on the patented technology titled, "Heat Recirculating Cooler for Fluid Stream Pollutant Removal.” This technology is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

05/18/2017
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Novel High-Entropy alloys for High Temperature Applications

Research is currently active on the patent pending technology titled, "High Performance Light-Weight High-Entropy Alloys.” This technology is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

05/17/2017
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Real-Time Wellbore Monitoring for Kick Detection

Research is currently active on the patent pending technology titled, "Kick Detection at the Bit Using Wellbore Geophysics." This technology is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

05/17/2017
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Hydrophobic Solvent for CO2 Capture Simplifies Gasification Process

Research is active on the patent pending technology titled, "High Performance Hydrophobic Solvent for CO2 Capture." This technology is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

 
05/17/2017
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Field Depolyable Method for Sensing Wet Gases

Research is currently active on the patented technology “Field Deployable Method for Sensing Wet Gases.” The technology is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

05/17/2017
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Method to Generate Oxygen-Rich Gas from Air Using Water

Research is active on the patent pending technology titled, "A Method of Generating O2-rich Gas from Air Using Water." This technology is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

05/17/2017
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Selective Charge-State Dependent Catalytic Activity

Research is active on the patent pending technology titled, "Controlling Au25 Charge State for Improved Catalytic Activity." This technology is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

05/17/2017
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Fiber Optic-based PH Sensing in Aqueous Subsurface Environments

Research is active on the patent pending technology titled, “Plasmonic-Based pH Sensors in Aqueous Environments.” This invention is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

 
05/17/2017
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Selective Hydrogen Monitoring Using Nanoparticle-based Functional Sensors

Research is currently active on the patent pending technology titled, “Noble and Precious Metal Nanoparticle-Based Sensor Layers for Selective H2 Sensing.” This invention is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

05/17/2017
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Electroless Deposition Method for Producing Metallic Films and Their Alloys

Research is active on the patent-pending technology titled, “Electroless Deposition of Bi, Sb, Si, Sn, and Co and Their Alloys.” This technology is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

05/17/2017
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Allyl-Containing Ionic Liquid Solvents for CO2 Capture

Research is active on the patent pending technology titled,“Sulfur Tolerant Ionic Liquid Solvent for Pre-combustion Carbon Capture.” This invention is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

05/17/2017
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Computational and Simulation-based Tools for Drilling Optimization

Research is active on the patent pending technology titled, “MSE-Based Drilling Optimization Using Neural Network Simulation.” This technology is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

05/17/2017
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Sensors for Corrosion Monitoring in Harsh Environments

Research is active on the development of sensors for use in early detection and quantification of corrosion degradation. This invention is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

05/17/2017
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Pelletized Basic Amine Sorbents Using Fly Ash and Polymer Binders

Research is active on the development of basic immobilized amine sorbents for use in CO2 captures processes. These inventions are available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

05/17/2017
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Gas Sensing System Employing Raman Scattering

The Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is seeking collaborative research partners and/or licensees interested in implementing a patented gas sensing system technology. The patent is jointly owned by NETL and the University of Pittsburgh, with the University handling the licensing.  NETL would work with a potential licensee and the University to license the technology.

Described in this patent is a gas analyzing sensor that characterizes gaseous... read more

05/17/2017
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Simplified, Cost Effective Process for Extracting Lithium from Natural Brines

Research is active on the development and refinement of a process for the extraction of lithium from natural brines. This invention is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

05/17/2017
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Recovery of Metals from Petroleum Waste Byproducts

Research is active on the development of techniques for the economic recovery of valuable metals from petroleum gasification waste products. This invention is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

05/17/2017
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Integration of Thermal Energy Storage into Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Systems

Research is active on the design and development of solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) systems featuring thicker interconnects for increased thermal energy storage. A large amount of heat can then be extracted from the interconnects and used to quickly increase the electric load in a hybrid power system. This invention is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).

05/17/2017
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Single Step Electrode Infiltration Process

Research is active on the patent pending technology titled, “Method of Forming Catalyst Layer by Single Step Infiltration.” This invention is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

02/25/2016
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Membrane Permeation Testing System

A simple and rapid method for the screening of the permeability and selectivity of membranes for gas separation has been developed. A high throughput membrane testing system permits simultaneous evaluation of multiple membranes under conditions of moderate pressure and temperature for both pure gases and gas mixtures. The modular design, on-line sample analysis, and automation-competence of the technology provides a cost-effective approach to identify the optimal membrane for a given gas... read more

02/24/2016
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Organoclay Sorbent for Removal of Carbon Dioxide from Gas Streams at Low Temperatures
By incorporating amines inside clay containing quaternary ammonium salts (organoclay) minerals, this invention has created a way to prepare sorbents that capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from low temperature and low pressure gas streams. In this process, the clay minerals are modified with organic materials to retain the amines.
02/23/2016
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Method for the Production of Mineral Wool and Iron from Serpentine Ore

This invention discloses a method to fabricate a product that has the potential to replace asbestos, which harbors health and environmental risks, with magnesium silicate-based mineral wools. The mineral wool product yields advantages similar to asbestos while eliminating its inherent detriments.

02/23/2016
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Copper Palladium Hydrogen Separation Membranes
This patent-pending technology, “Cu-Pd Hydrogen Separation Membranes with Reduced Palladium Content and Improved Performance,” consists of copper-palladium alloy compositions for hydrogen separation membranes that use less palladium and have a potential increase in hydrogen permeability and resistance to sulfur degradation compared to currently available copper-palladium membranes. This technology is available for licensing and/or further collaborative research with the U.S.... read more
02/23/2016
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Oxygen Carriers for Solid Fuel Chemical Looping Combustion Process
This patent-pending technology, “Regenerable Mixed Copper-Iron-Inert Support Oxygen Carriers for Solid Fuel Chemical
Looping Combustion Process,” provides a metal-oxide oxygen carrier for application in fuel combustion processes that use oxygen.
02/23/2016
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Computationally Optimized Homogenization Heat Treatment of Metal Alloys

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A computational approach has been developed to improve the homogenization heat treatment of solid substitutional alloys. The method utilizes computational thermodynamics to determine a stepped approach to achieve optimal homogenization of the metal alloy, resulting in improved materials and processing costs. In addition, the approach allows the homogenization process to be ‘tuned’ for the intended use of the alloy. This technology is available for licensing and/or further... read more

02/23/2016
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Producing microchannels using graduated diffusion bonding of a stack of precision machined foils or sheets (laminates) to make a micro-channel reactor

This patented invention is a method for producing microchannels using graduated diffusion bonding of a stack of precision machined foils or sheets (laminates) to make a micro-channel reactor. The method is a novel multi-step process for the diffusion bonding of laminates, which is independent of the channel width-to-fin lamina thickness (fin aspect ratio) and allows for laminae to uniformly and effectively bond. Unlike conventional hot-pressing methods, the NETL invention increases... read more
02/23/2016
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Method to enhance the concentration of valuable minerals in froth flotation process used in mining
Disclosed in this patent is a method of particle separation from a feed stream comprised of particles of varying hydrophobicity by injecting the feed stream directly into the froth zone of a vertical flotation column in the presence of a counter-current reflux stream. The current invention allows the height of the feed stream injection and the reflux ratio to be varied to optimize the concentrate or tailing stream recoveries desired based on existing operating conditions or other... read more
02/23/2016
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High Speed Particle Image Velocimetry

This patent application discloses a novel method to simultaneously track the motion of high numbers of object images under extreme, high concen-tration conditions. Although the software is designed to simultaneously track large numbers of particle images in flow fields, it can track any type of object whose locations are available at consecutive time increments (e.g., consecutive video frames).

02/23/2016
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High Temperature Optical Gas Sensing

This series of inventions addresses harsh environment sensing at temperatures above approximately 400-500oC using novel sensing materials that are compatible with optical sensing platforms as well as more conventional resistive platforms. The sensors will use thin films of specialized materials that can be integrated with optical platforms for measurements of chemical composition or other process properties in extreme conditions. An emphasis is currently being placed on development of... read more

02/23/2016
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Rapid Gas Hydrate Formation Process

The Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is seeking collaborative research and licensing partners interested in implementing United States Non-provisional Patent Application entitled “Rapid Gas Hydrate Formation Process.” Disclosed in this application is a method and device for producing gas hydrates from a two-phase mixture of water and a hydrate forming gas such as methane (CH4) or carbon dioxide (CO2). The two-phase mixture is created in a... read more

02/23/2016
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Spheroid-Encapsulated Ionic Liquids for Gas Separation

 

An innovative approach has been developed allowing the use of high viscosity for gas separations. The method involves the encapsulation of ionic liquids (ILs) into polymer spheroids, taking advantage of the gas-absorbing properties and cost-effectiveness of ILs, while circumventing known IL viscosity issues. Significantly, the process permits optimization or ‘tuning’ of the IL-containing spheroids for specific gas separation applications. This technology is available... read more

02/23/2016
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Control of Slag Chemistry for the Reduction of Viscosity and Refractory Corrosion

 

The current invention describes methods to control slag chemistry for both the reduction of slag viscosity and refractory wear in gasification systems. Application of this methodology to control slag chemistry will minimize refractory corrosion caused by carbon feedstocks containing petcoke and allow for the use of non-high chrome oxide refractory materials.

02/23/2016
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Method to Improve Steel Creep Strength by Alloy Design and Heat Treatment

 

The current invention describes a steel formulation and manufacturing approach that produces USC creep capable, high Cr martensitic steel for advanced fossil power generation, including advanced high-temperature steam components including rotors, airfoils, casing, valves, and other ancillary components.

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02/23/2016
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Laser Spark Distribution and Ignition System
Disclosed in this patent is NETL’s laser spark distribution and ignition system, which reduces the high-power optical requirements
normally needed for such a system by using optical fibers to deliver low-peak-energy pumping pulses to a laser amplifier or laser
oscillator. Laser spark generators then produce a high-peak-power laser spark from a single low power pulse. The system has applications in natural gas fueled reciprocating engines, turbine combustors, explosives, and... read more
02/23/2016
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Improved Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) Elemental Composition Detection System

This device can measure subsurface gases, liquids, and solids at subsurface conditions. Atomic identification and concentration measurements can be made on solids, liquids, and gases at down hole pressure and temperature conditions.

02/23/2016