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Integration of 1-D MnO2 Nanowire and 2-D Graphene to 3-D Composites and their Applications in High-Energy, High-Power and Low-Cost Aqueous Supercapacitors
Wayne State University researchers have developed a novel method for the preparation of unique 3-D composites of conductive graphene and high capacitance MnO2 as electrode materials, to fabricate asymmetric aqueous supercapacitors for energy-storage applications. Currently MnO2 is commonly coated onto current collectors to form very thin f...
Published: 7/18/2012   |   Inventor(s): Lixin Wang, Da Deng, Ka Yuen Simon Ng
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Category(s): Materials, Nanomaterials, Physical Sciences, Energy & Environment, Energy Storage/Battery
Solid Zn-base Catalysts for Simultaneous Transesterification and Esterification
Description: WSU researchers have developed a series of novel heterogeneous catalysts for simultaneous transesterifrication and esterifrication of fats and oils that can be used in the production of biodiesel. These catalysts are solids, a mixture of zinc oxide and other metal oxides species which provide the potential to convert all kinds of oil f...
Published: 11/23/2011   |   Inventor(s): Shuli Yan, Ka Yuen Simon Ng, Steven Salley
Keywords(s): Biodiesel
Category(s): Chemicals, Catalysts, Energy & Environment, Physical Sciences, Renewable Fuels
Dispersion-optimized Silicon nanoparticle (SiNP)/Graphene composite anode for high performance Lithium ion battery (LIB)
WSU researchers have invented a novel method to produce dispersion-optimized SiNP within a conducting Graphene matrix forming a standalone composite anode material. The method creates small clusters to lone particle distributions maximizing the nanomaterial properties of SiNP yielding anodes with improved capacity retention and rate performance. It...
Published: 11/7/2011   |   Inventor(s): Rhet C De Guzman, Ka Yuen Simon Ng, Steven Salley
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Category(s): Chemicals, Materials, Energy & Environment, Energy Storage/Battery, Nanomaterials, Physical Sciences
Compositions, Process, and Method for Producing Hybrid Green Cements and Their Concrete Products
A Wayne State University researcher has developed a novel method to make sustainable Hybrid Green Cements (HGC) from low cost minerals and waste minerals such as coal, ash, bio-mass ash, or mine tailings. Key issues that the researcher has identified include optimal ranges of hybrid mix compositions, processing, and curing conditions. HGC ...
Published: 11/7/2011   |   Inventor(s): Hwai-Chung Wu
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Category(s): Materials, Energy & Environment, Physical Sciences, Building & Construction, Other, Industrial & Manufacturing
Combined Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalytic Transesterification Process for Biodiesel Production
WSU researchers developed a combined heterogeneous and homogeneous catalyst that reduces overall production costs, expands feedstock options, and enables large volume production in a continuous process as compared to traditional homogeneous biodiesel catalysts. This unique catalytic transesterification process works better with ethanol compared to...
Published: 8/17/2010   |   Inventor(s): Manhoe Kim, Steven Salley, Ka Yuen Simon Ng
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Category(s): Catalysts, Chemicals, Physical Sciences, Renewable Fuels, Energy & Environment
Effect of Natural and Synthetic Antioxidants on the Oxidative Stability of Biodiesel
Researchers at WSU’s National Biofuels Energy Laboratory have identified antioxidant additives for biodiesel fuel made from a variety of feedstock that provide advantages to current technologies. A significant problem associated with the commercial acceptance of biodiesel fuel is poor oxidative stability. The presence of high levels of unsaturated ...
Published: 5/7/2010   |   Inventor(s): Ka Yuen Simon Ng, Steven Salley, Haiying Tang
Keywords(s): Biodiesel
Category(s): Renewable Fuels, Physical Sciences, Energy & Environment, Chemicals, Specialty compounds