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Unmet Need: Longer enhanced service life of discrete sacrificial anode Discrete sacrificial anode (DSA) is a tool used for corrosion mitigation of steel reinforcement in chloride contaminated concrete. Recent studies reveal that the commercial DSA products have shorter service life than expected, as the zinc corrosion products accumulate at the interface...
Published: 12/15/2022   |   Inventor(s): Xianming Shi
Keywords(s): Corrosion Protection, discrete sacrificial anode, foamed paste
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: 6/27/2022   |   Inventor(s): Xianming Shi, Jing Zhong
Keywords(s): 2D Nanomaterials, Building Materials, Nanotechnology, Sustainability
Nano-Modified Waterproof Sealers and Methods for Concrete Preservation
Unmet Need: Prevents aging of and damage to concrete in harsh environments Commercial surface treatments have demonstrated limited ability to protect concrete from salt scaling and thus extend the service life of concrete pavements, bridge decks, etc. Based on their functions, surface treatments are often divided into the following categories: barrier...
Published: 6/27/2022   |   Inventor(s): Xianming Shi, Zhipeng Li
Keywords(s): Building Materials, Concrete sealer, Nanotechnology, UV resistant, waterproof, Waterproofing, wear resistant
Long-lasting discrete sacrificial anodes for corrosion mitigation in chloride contaminated concrete
Unmet Need: Long-lasting commercial discrete sacrificial anode (DSA) products Corrosion of reinforcement materials induced by chloride contamination in concrete is a leading cause of structural damage and premature degradation in reinforced concrete (RC) structures, with significant implications for safety, reliability, economics, and environmental...
Published: 10/27/2021   |   Inventor(s): Xianming Shi
Keywords(s): Advanced Materials
Environmentally-Friendly Cement Binder
Unmet Need: Green Fly-Ash Cement Materials Currently the Cement Manufacturing US Market is roughly a $10B annual revenue market with a recent growth of 5.7% annually. What is currently lacking in this market is the use of cost-effective and environmentally friendly materials that can help reduce existing waste. In addition, there is an environmental...
Published: 2/15/2023   |   Inventor(s): Xianming Shi, Gang Xu
Sulfur dioxide releasing agents
Abstract Sulfur dioxide has long been considered a toxic environmental pollutant and byproduct of industrial processing. But, more recently it has become evident that sulfur dioxide may also have a regulatory role in mammalian pulmonary systems. Researchers at WSU have discovered novel pharmaceutically relevant compounds that take advantage of this...
Published: 10/27/2021   |   Inventor(s): Zhenhua Yang, Jacob Day, Chuan Dong, Ming Xian
Fluorescent probes for the detection of hydrogen polysulfides
AbstractEndogenous hydrogen polysulfides have recently been recognized as important regulators in sulfur-related redox biology. H2Sn can activate tumor suppressors, ion channels, and transcription factors with higher potency than H2Sn. But, a major hurdle in this field is the lack of reliable and convenient methods of H2Sn detection. Researchers at...
Published: 6/27/2022   |   Inventor(s): Ming Xian, Wei Chen
Hydrogen Sulfide Detection
Abstract Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) has been known as a toxic pollutant for years. However, H2S, has been recently recognized as an important signaling molecule of the cardiovascular system, the inflammatory system and the nervous system. H2S is now known as the third endogenous gaseotransmitter, alongside nitric oxide (NO) and carbon monoxide. There is...
Published: 6/27/2022   |   Inventor(s): Ming Xian, Chunrong Liu
Keywords(s): Chemistry
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: 10/27/2021   |   Inventor(s): Jinwen Zhang, Ming Xian, Xiaoqing Liu
Keywords(s): Advanced Materials, Chemistry, Clean Tech
pH-Controlled Hydrogen Sulfide Donors
Unmet Need: Current Market Lack controllable H2S donorRecent studies suggest that the production of endogenous H2S and the exogenous administration of H2S can exert protective effects in many pathologies. For example, H2S has been shown to relax vascular smooth muscle, induce vasodilation of isolated blood vessels, and reduce blood pressure. H2S can...
Published: 6/27/2022   |   Inventor(s): Ming Xian, Jianming Kang, David Lefer