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Recovery of Valuable Bioactive Compounds from Potato Peels
Unmet Need: High-yielding extraction of bioactive compounds without the use of toxic solvents The growing consumption of fresh potatoes in food processing industries has led to a fast-increasing generation of potato peels. More than 1.01 million metric tons of fresh peels were produced in the northwest of the United States in 2011. The lack of efficient...
Published: 6/9/2023   |   Inventor(s): Xiangyu Gu, Jose Martinez Fernandez, Shulin Chen
Keywords(s): Bioactive Compounds, Biomass and materials utilization, Liquefaction, Potato Peels, Sustainability
Graphene oxide nano-engineering for interfacial transition zone in cement composites
Unmet Need: Mitigating weakness in the interfacial transition zone in cementitious composites. Cement composites are a type of affordable and versatile artificial building material that have been extensively used in modern civil engineering. However, their inherently quasi-brittle behavior has limited their structural applications, due to the associated...
Published: 4/28/2023   |   Inventor(s): Xianming Shi, Jing Zhong
Keywords(s): 2D Nanomaterials, Building Materials, Nanotechnology, Sustainability
Pneumatic spray delivery reservoir
Challenge: Pressure drop in fixed sprayers for high density trellised orchards Farmers are pursuing increased crop density in orchards using trellised trees. Existing irrigation and agrochemical applicators are not optimized for such orchards. Challenges with mobile pesticide sprayers include operators’ proximity to concentrated chemicals,...
Published: 5/25/2023   |   Inventor(s): Lav Khot, Rajeev Sinha, Rakesh Ranjan, Gwen-Alyn Hoheisel, Matthew Grieshop, Ramesh Sahni
Keywords(s): Agriculture, Application technology, Engineering, Fixed spray systems, Sustainability