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Foamed Drywall Waste Panels (FDWP): A fire-protective insulation technology
­Unmet Need: Environmentally friendly fire-protective insulation material Flammable plastic foam insulation (aka Styrofoam) has been under scrutiny in recent building fires. Noncombustible alternatives are costly & produced with carbon-emitting fuels. Concurrently, there is pressure to end landfilling of gypsum drywall waste from building construction...
Published: 4/28/2023   |   Inventor(s): David Drake, Taiji Miyasaka
Keywords(s): Building Materials, Clean Tech
A Durable Ni-Sn Aerogel Catalyst for Electrochemical Hydrogen Evolution Reaction (HER) in Water Splitting
Unmet Need: Abundant and low cost catalysts for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction Accommodating the surplus energy from off-peak hours and intermittent electricity from non-dispatchable renewable energy requires efficient energy storage and conversion devices. One of the most promising solutions is to directly convert electricity into hydrogen fuel via water...
Published: 4/28/2023   |   Inventor(s): Yuehe Lin, Dan Du, Hangyu Tian
Keywords(s): Catalysis for Energy, Clean Tech, Water Splitting
Masonry Blocks using Recycled Gypsum Wallboard
​Unmet Need: New use for construction & demolition gypsum drywall Construction of an average 2000 square foot home produces more than a ton of gypsum wallboard waste. Gypsum wallboard waste is a low-value material, typically disposed of in landfills. Landfill disposal presents a significant problem due to anaerobic soil bacteria consuming gypsum...
Published: 6/9/2023   |   Inventor(s): Taiji Miyasaka, David Drake
Keywords(s): Building Materials, Clean Tech, Waste Management
Biobased Epoxy Resins and Curing Agents using Rosin Acids as Building Blocks
Abstract WSU inventors have developed epoxy resin systems and carboxylic terminated polyesters using rosin acids as building blocks. This provides a method to make epoxy resin systems that do not contain Bisphenol A (BPA). Current powder coating polyester resins are built largely on tere-or isophthalic acid and trimellitic anhydride as rigid monomers...
Published: 4/28/2023   |   Inventor(s): Jinwen Zhang, Ming Xian, Xiaoqing Liu
Keywords(s): Advanced Materials, Chemistry, Clean Tech